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Have you ever wondered how God responds to our prayers? Does He hear and how does He answer? That's what today's post is all about. Join us as we uncover (4) four distinct ways that God may respond to our prayers. This is Part Two in a two-part series, and it's filled with practical information, Bible verses, stories, illustrations, and quotes to fortify your prayer life and increase your faith.

How Does God Answer My Prayers? (Part Two)

Special Note: This is the second part of a two-part article on prayer. You can read the first part of the article by clicking on this link: “How Does God…

We have hope today because our Savior didn't stay in the grave! He defeated death and came back to life. Maybe today, you are facing death... The death of a vision. The death of a dream. A huge loss. A tragedy. A harsh reality. Or, even the loss of someone you dearly loved. Why not stop by today, on this Easter, to discover words, verses, promises, and songs all shared to give you hope?

Why Easter Brings Hope to Our Lives

It’s Easter, and a great time to praise the Lord! Why? Because we have hope! When Jesus rose on the 3rd day, He began making appearances to many of His…

Have you ever wondered how God responds to our prayers? Does He hear and how does He answer? That's what today's post is all about. Join us as we uncover (4) four distinct ways that God may respond to our prayers. This is Part One in a two-part series, and it's filled with practical information, Bible verses, stories, illustrations, and quotes to fortify your prayer life and increase your faith.

How Does God ANSWER My Prayers? (Part One)

When my college senior was only 14 years old, we had the most amazing conversation about prayer. Honestly, Emily has always been a very curious girl, and her questions about…

We’ve commercialized and monetized this holiday celebration just like it was any other holiday celebration. However, this is not an ordinary celebration. As believers, Easter is our very best opportunity all year to point those around us to Jesus. This article offers 16 fabulous (and easy) ways that you and your family can make much of Jesus this year for Easter.

Fabulous Ways to Make Easter about JESUS

Walk into any store right now, and you’ll be bombarded with Easter baskets. Easter candy. Outfits for Easter. Easter toys. Easter cards.   We’ve commercialized and monetized this holiday celebration…

Are There Any Errors in the Bible?

Are There Any Errors in the Bible?

   “Telephone” is childhood game that you’re probably familiar with.  I remember sitting in a circle with other kids as we each took turns listening to a neighbor on one…

Sometimes we make the assumption that everyone knows how to pray. But, we would be remiss if we didn't look around sometimes and realize there are a lot of folks who'd like to learn to pray or to improve their prayer life. This article gives simple, clear, and helpful instruction for beginners, for new believers, for children, for families, and for anyone else who would like to learn to pray. There's even a helpful printable for you.

Help! I Really Don’t Know HOW to Pray!

 It is one of the most honest statements anyone has made to me in a long time. This beautiful young mom shared her heart recently when she told me: “I’m…

With so many voices, and faiths, and religions, and Bibles out there, how do we know that the Christian Bible is God's Word? Why do we trust the Bible over the Quran, the Book of Mormon, or some other religious book? That's what this post is all about. Join us for hope-filled words of truth, instruction, Bible explanations, and practical teaching about the absolute truth of God's Word as a part of the Delight in Doctrine Series. (www.melanieredd.com and www.dawnklinge.com.)

How Do We Know that the Bible is God’s Word?

It was a strange site to see… really. Two women walking in the neighborhood who seemed so very different from each other. I would walk in shorts, a t-shirt, and…

People all around us are stressed, worried, and anxious. We are stressed, worried, and anxious. And, the Bible addresses these issues and teaches us how to have a gentle, quiet, calm, and peaceful spirit. Would you like to learn how you can have a quiet and a calm heart? Would you like to read words of life and hope from scripture that will encourage you and bring peace to your soul? Then, stop by the blog today. We would love for you to visit!

How Do I Calm and Quiet My Heart?

Because of the kindness of some generous friends, my husband and I have been able to enjoy some peaceful getaways to the Ozark Mountains each year. Typically, these trips involve…

Sometimes we get in difficult situations in our marriages, at work, at church, and in life where we need a way to express our concerns. We need to know how to make a powerful appeal to the person in authority over us. We need to know how to wisely express our concerns and plead our case. That's what this post is all about. Why not drop by today to learn how to make a powerful appeal to someone in your life??

How to Make a POWERFUL Appeal

  I’ve had the chance over the past few weeks to talk to many of you who are stuck in some really difficult situations. In the past few days, I’ve…

There are a lot of really sweet words in the Bible. Jesus. Life. Light. Hope. Salvation. Grace. But, this one is, to me, one of the sweetest of all. What is it? Why not drop by the blog today to find out what one of the sweetest words in all of scripture is? www.melanieredd.com.

It’s One of the SWEETEST Words in the Whole Bible

There are a lot of really sweet words in the Bible. Jesus. Life.  Light. Hope. Salvation. Grace. But, this one, to me, is one of the sweetest of them all. What…

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