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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…

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Can You Help Me to Understand 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…

How were the books in the Bible determined? Who decided the books and why? That's what today's post is all about. Join us for a clear and practical explanation about how the books of the Bible were chosen. We are calling this series, "Delight in Doctrine." Why not stop by for a little deeper thinking?

How Did the Books in the Bible Get Chosen?

In the elementary years, my daughter and I had an evening ritual. After her little brother went to bed, we’d snuggle together under warm blankets and I’d read aloud to…

Do you ever find yourself feeling insecure, uncertain, or uncomfortable with all of the things that are going on around you and near you? Life is kind of crazy right now. But, in the middle of the chaos, we can find hope from scripture. The Bible is filled with promises and words of inspiration during seasons when things feel crazy. Why not stop by for a little encouragement today?

Five Verses to Encourage You When You Feel INSECURE

Things are a little CRAZY in our world right now. In our countries. Cities. Neighborhoods. In our churches, our schools, and our government. And, in even in our homes. But,…

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Why Do I Need to Pray if God Already Knows Everything?

From the time they were very small, we taught our children to pray. We prayed at meals, at bedtime, and when a fire truck or an ambulance would go by.…

Sometimes life is hard, challenging, and difficult! We can't change that! However, we can find inspiration, truth, good advice, and much hope in the pages of the Bible! Scripture is filled with life-giving thoughts, ideas, and words for us to remember on our most difficult days. Why not stop by for a little dose of encouragement today?

Nine Awesome Affirmations for Difficult Days

Sometimes life is difficult! It just is. It’s messy. Confusing. Strange. Painful. Perplexing. Unpredictable. Hard. For all of us! And, during a week when I heard from so many of…

What are miracles? Do they still happen today? Should we expect to see and experience miracles like the people did in Bible days? That's what we are talking about on the blog today. Why not stop by for scripture, reason, wisdom, and clarity?

Do Miracles Still Happen Today?

“A miracle is a less common kind of God’s activity in which he arouses people’s awe and wonder and bears witness to himself.” – Wayne Grudem, Systematic Theology According to…

Being wounded, offended, mistreated, and even betrayed are all a part of life. Even in the lives of believers, there is so much forgiving we must do. Why should we forgive? What does the Bible say about forgiveness? How can we truly do it? Join us for this practical article that offers scriptures, wisdom, ideas, honest life examples, and even activities for how we can forgive those who have hurt us. If you are nursing a grudge or having a hard time letting go, this post is for you!

Why do Christians Need to FORGIVE Others?

Have you ever been in the middle of a conversation and found yourself growing a little frustrated? Your heart starts to race, your voice gets a little louder, and your…