VIDEO: How to Stay On Track with Your Daily Devotionals

VIDEO: How to Stay On Track with Your Daily Devotionals

When it comes to daily devotionals, we each approach them differently.

Whether you begin each day by studying a passage from the Old Testament and one from the New Testament, working through a devotional book, or reading a different book each month, you’re probably looking for an easy way to stay on track.

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How to Kickstart Your Next Season of Deep Spiritual Growth

How to Kickstart Your Next Season of Deep Spiritual Growth

Look back at the times in your life when you’ve learned the most. What do they all have in common?

Maybe you had more time to learn. Maybe you had better access to teachers, resources, or tools. Maybe you started something new, like a job, a class, or a reading group.

For example, if you attended college, several hours of your day were probably devoted to applying new concepts and stretching your thinking. But when you don’t have hours everyday to devote to your education, how do you keep growing?

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3 Surprising Promises That God Never Made (but You Probably Wish He Did)

3 Surprising Promises That God Never Made (but You Probably Wish He Did)

In Scripture, God makes a lot of promises. He promised to bless Abraham in the Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 12:2-3). He promised protection over his children as the vigilant watchman over all Israel (Psalm 121), and promised salvation to all who believe in his Son (Romans 1:16-17).

God has a plan and always keeps his promises (Numbers 23:19). He has promised to complete the transformative work that he’s begun in you and me (Philippians 1:6), a promise that implies that it might take some time.

God keeps all his promises, but there are a few things he never promised that might surprise you.

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6 Meaningful Ways to Bless Your Pastor This Month

6 6 Meaningful Ways to Bless Your Pastor This Month

The following article was curated from the Faithlife blog.

October is Pastor Appreciation Month—the month each year where we put a little extra focus on serving our pastors.

Your pastors do so much for you, your church, and your community. In fact, a pastor recently mentioned, “I work with so many young men and women, and it’s all so consumer-driven . . . I think they forget that they can bless me, too.” With the amount of time and energy they give, how can you show them that you appreciate their ministry?

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VIDEO: 3 Timely Encouragements for the Proverbs 31 Woman

VIDEO: 3 Timely Encouragements for the Proverbs 31 Woman

What are you struggling with today? Don’t be shy, it’s okay—we all have something we’re wrestling with.

Maybe you feel like Ann Voskamp in her blog post Light-hearted, where she says, “I wake heavy, a heart swollen with responsibilities, hurts, failures. The weight pushes me down into the mattress, smothering. I seriously consider it: surrendering. What if, just for today, I pull the covers over my head, a larger-than-life white flag of defeat. I just don’t think I can unpack another day; not today.”

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Your New Logos Cloud Features Are Here: September 2015

Your New Logos Cloud Features Are Here: September 2015

If you’re a member of Logos Cloud, thank you! We’re excited to be launching new features that are available to you now.

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How to Grow When You’re In a Spiritual Slump

How to Grow When You're In a Spiritual Slump

Every morning before work, I go to the gym. I challenge myself physically because I want to be stronger and healthier. When I know what I can handle in the gym, I’m more confident that I can handle other physical challenges. The time and effort is worth the results.

But sometimes when I go to the gym regularly, I still don’t see improvement. I keep trying to grow, but I can’t, because I’ve hit a plateau.

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How to Effectively Mend Any Damaged Relationship

How to Effectively Mend Any Damaged Relationship

Parts of this article originally appeared on the Faithlife blog.

While the world tells us vengeance can repay, Christians believe only forgiveness can heal deep relational wounds. Scripture tells us to confess our faults to one another (James 5:16), seek reconciliation (Matthew 5:23-24), and forgive (Ephesians 4:32).

But mending damaged relationships is hard. Asking for forgiveness is tough, and nobody actually likes to apologize.

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How to Take Better Notes When You Read the Bible

How to Take Better Notes When You Read the Bible

One of the exciting parts of high quality Bible study is seeing the ways God’s Word connects. The Bible is constantly linking verses together and building on previous ideas, themes, and accounts. A good study Bible adds layers of study notes to help you see those connections more clearly, but if you’re the kind of person who takes notes, you know how valuable it is to trace your own thoughts throughout your Bible.

Logos Cloud brings your note-taking to a whole new level. Check it out:

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7 Practical Ways to Start Praying as a Family

7 Practical Ways to Start Praying as a Family

This article was curated from the Vyrso blog, a site dedicated to providing the best and latest content from today’s Christian authors.

If you don’t plan prayer time with your family, it probably isn’t going to happen. Work, friends, school, sports, and other good things constantly distract you from life’s most important things like prayer and family bonding. Instead of falling into your regular routines this week, look for practical opportunities to introduce family prayer into each day.

Not sure where to start? Here are seven practical ways to start praying as a family.

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