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Using Philippians to Find Joy—Every Day

This post is adapted from my newest women’s Bible study, Joy: A Study of Philippians.

If you’ve mailed me a letter, I probably still have it. I treasure handwritten words because the writer has something special to say. Maybe the letter is filled with news and updates. Or perhaps it contains humbling words of thanks. Often, it includes encouraging words and tender reminders. Sometimes it contains carefully crafted remarks that challenge or hold me accountable. One of my favorite parts of personal letters is the valediction, the complimentary close, such as “Blessings, my friend,” “With a grateful heart,” or “Yours in Christ.”

Meaning of 6 Popular Verses in Matthew

There are a lot of verses in the Bible that get taken out of context. Or, maybe more accurately, verses that aren’t properly or fully understood because we pull them out as standalone memory verses or wall art illustrations.

Five Tips for Using My Proverbs 31 Bible Study . . . From My Mom

Proverbs 31:10–31 touches on many themes as it describes the faithful woman and her ways. One of these themes is female mentorship in the faith. The woman of Proverbs 31 “opens her mouth with wisdom” and teaches the gracious ways of Yahweh to her household (Proverbs 31:26).

First Look at But Now I See!: Finding God’s Plan for Your Life

We hear it all the time:

4 Facts You Might Not Know about the Song of Songs

Many Christians shy away from the Song of Songs. It can certainly be a little intimidating to tackle on your own, and there are a lot of elements in the Song that only add to the complex themes present there.

Beginner's Guide on How to Lead a Bible Study

So, you’re going to lead a Bible study.

Fearless Women

I have found myself using the term fearless lately to describe the women in my life. Most days I am privileged to hear women’s stories. Men have great stories too, but today I would like to celebrate the fearlessness of women in particular. I hear wide and varied stories: