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One Good Word a Day: 365 Invitations to Encourage, Deepen, and Refine Your Faith is arriving October 5, 2021! Preorders now available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Tyndale, Christian Book Distributors and more!

If you were to pick one word for the year, what would it be?



Invite . . . Abide . . . Balance . . . Simplify . . . ?

Every January, many of us proclaim our word for the year, choosing something inspiring that will help us set our intention for the coming months. But what would happen if rather than choosing one word for an entire year (because let's face it, some of us forget by March), we focused on one good word each day—one thought-provoking, spiritually relevant, and encouraging word that reveals the many lovely and delightful truths of who Jesus is in our lives?

One Good Word a Day offers simple, but deeply spiritual meditations that will help readers linger on one word each day so they can identify and reflect on how Jesus as the Word influences their daily lives.

Jesus is more than one word. He offers us abundance, hope, peace, kindness, courage, mercy, and so much more. One Good Word a Day reminds readers that in Christ, we find all we need to live encouraged and uplifted every day.

 
Now Available!

100 Daily Acts of Friendship for Girls is now available at Tyndale Publishing HouseChristian Book DistributorsBarnes and Noble,  Amazon and anywhere else books are sold!


Strong, healthy friendships offer a safe place to be truly known and share your deepest feelings. 

But how do you build lasting friendships?

One of the key ingredients to having good friends is learning to be a good friend. 

God designed us to be in relationship with others. When handled well, friendship among girls can be one of the most valuable and rewarding parts of their lives, laying the foundation for healthy friendships as adults. These early interactions shape the way girls view themselves and others and will continue to influence them throughout their lives, positively or negatively. The devotions in 100 Daily Acts of Friendship for Girls will allow girls to explore the rewards and challenges of building quality friendships both now and in the future.


Also included are 50 sidebars with activities that provide practical ideas for creating and sustaining strong friendships.


Available at Tyndale Publishing HouseChristian Book DistributorsBarnes and Noble,  Amazon and anywhere else books are sold!


The 100 Daily Acts of Friendship for Girls Leader Guide is HERE!


You asked, and we listened! We've got 60 thought-provoking, conversation-starting questions for you to use with the tween girls in your life.

You can use 100 Daily Acts of Friendship and this Guide to lead a book club, as curriculum, or as a tool for you and your girl to work through the devotional together.

Meant to inspire and encourage conversations around friendship, our Guide is organized into 15 weeks. Each week features four questions that directly refer to and support specific devotions you'll encounter that week. Download your FREE copy today!



This year, let God draw you into deeper friendship with Himself and the people He has placed in your life.


In our busy, fast-paced world, so many of us are longing for simple moments of connection with friends who make us feel loved and understood. God created each of us with an undeniable need for authentic community, yet we often struggle to find and nurture true and lasting friendships.

The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship explores what genuine friendship looks like and helps you recognize how God amplifies healthy relationships in ways that are gloriously surprising and deeply satisfying. Each day this year, discover easy-to-do ideas for building and maintaining your friendships in small ways that carry long-lasting, relationship-rich impact.

 


Discover the power of kindness to change your heart, inspire your family, and draw you closer to God.


Have you found yourself stagnant in your faith, wondering if there’s more to life than just the daily routine? Are you frustrated with your kids’ selfish attitudes (or even your own), yet are not sure how to make a lasting change?

Discover how practicing intentional kindness can change your family, your community, and your faith with 100 Days to Kindness. Over the next 100 days, receive encouragement and practical insight as you develop a habit of kindness that will help you find and give away the love of Jesus.

(Adapted from The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional)

Available at Christian Book Distributors, Tyndale House, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or wherever books are sold!






What would happen if you and your family committed to doing one act of kindness each day for a year?

This year, embark on a journey to make kindness a part of your life, home and soul. In The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional, you'll find Scripture passages and inspirational personal stories about why God calls us to show kindness, what it means to live a life of generosity, and how you can incorporate kindness into your everyday routine (and teach it to your kids) with tons of simple, easy-to-do ideas.

Show your world the kind of love that is possible with daily acts of kindness that will change your heart, inspire your family, and draw you closer to God.

You can find The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional at Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Christian Book Distributors, Tyndale House--or wherever books are sold! 





Upon first glance, the Beatitudes appear to contradict conventional wisdom. Most people don’t consider it a blessing to be poor in spirit, meek, or in mourning, and yet the words Jesus spoke to a crowd of people on a mountainside in Galilee reveal exactly that.
As the four of us began to discuss the Beatitudes, we studied different versions of the Bible and consulted secondary theological sources for a more comprehensive understanding of what these seemingly upside-down words of Jesus mean, and we realized the vast difference between what most people consider a blessing and what God’s favor might actually look like. 

While writing Grace for the Misfits, a 31-day devotional, we came across an old Jewish truth passed down through the generations:

The old Rabbi said, "In olden days there were men who saw the face of God."

"Why don't they any more?" a young student asked.

"Because, nowadays no one stoops so low," he replied. (source unknown)

But what does it mean—what does it look like—to stoop low?

This is the question we sought to answer through the challenging verses laid out before us in the Beatitudes. What does it mean to be poor in spirit? Meek? Persecuted? We wrestled through the passages, pouring prayers and tears and honest conversations over these words of Jesus. What we wrote is an outpouring of the work God is undertaking in each of our hearts. Have we arrived? No, not even close. But we’ve begun a journey toward understanding God in a deeper way. It’s our first attempt to stoop low. And we hope you’ll join us. Now available on Amazon in hard copy and as an e-book


Need a little encouragement in your motherhood? Check out Grace for the Imperfect Mom:

As moms, we constantly juggle many things—schedules, appointments, meetings, activities, chores—along with the emotional, mental, and spiritual care of our children. On days when dinner burns, the kids are pulling each other’s hair out and stepping on your last nerve, you may wonder if you’re patient enough, kind enough, or just plain good enough to be a mom. It’s enough to make you bend under the pressure if you think too much about it!

Join four women on a 31-day devotional journey as they share encouragement and insights on faith, joy, self-control, and more while weaving in lessons learned through bedtime battles, homework hangups, grocery store meltdowns, and the beautiful moments waiting to be found among it all.

Find encouragement and a reminder of the goals we strive for as mothers, a remembrance on our not-so-good days that there is something greater being produced in us and our children, as we learn to lean on God for all that we need. Grace for what happens today, grace over our past, our future, and the families whose lives we influence each day. Grace for all us imperfect mamas out there. Get your copy here!

Curious about our first book, The Ruth Experience?

Have you wondered if your life has a story worth telling? Can you relate to the stories of women in the Bible, or do you seem to have little in common? The Ruth Experience takes a closer look at the story of Ruth and Naomi and the key truths we can apply to our own lives today.

Ruth and Naomi watched their dreams die, felt anger toward God, trusted God in the midst of trials, had faith to move before seeing God move, and experienced redemption—all lessons that remain relevant and critical to women today. The Ruth Experience includes modern-day testimonies from women who have experienced God during the trials and triumphs of life. Pertinent questions will help you uncover your own story of what God has done, empowering and encouraging you to share the story of God's power in your life. Discover the power of recognizing and sharing your story of faith with those around you. 
 Purchase your copy of The Ruth Experience today!

Additionally, The Ruth Experience is a wonderful women's Bible study that can be done individually or in a small group setting. Each chapter ends with questions to further conversation and start discussion of how our story relates to those in the Bible.