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Kelly O'Dell Stanley
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10 Powerful Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live
Have you ever looked at a familiar verse in an unfamiliar Bible translation? Most of us have a preferred version, but reading it in a different translation often sheds new light on its meaning. It...
Monday, May 29, 2023
11 Cautions to Those Who Write Comments Online
I log out of social media, certain that I have a large gray cloud of crackling lightning-bolt-anger hovering over my head. I take deep, cleansing breaths and shake my head. Then I consider...
Friday, May 19, 2023
10 Things Christians Get Wrong about Loving Their Neighbor
“Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus said (Mark 12:31).Who among us wouldn’t agree with that statement?When I’m sitting in a pew on Sunday and my pastor teaches that concept, I nod my head in...
Monday, April 10, 2023
7 Powerful Prayers the United States of America Needs Right Now
The one thing Christians can agree upon during this volatile season is that our country needs prayer. Where do we even begin?
Friday, January 8, 2021
Can Prayer Change God’s Will?
God aligns our will with His through time spent with Him in prayer, and that — all other consequences being equal, he might allow us one thing instead of another because he gives good gifts to his...
Monday, May 4, 2020
How to Pray without Ceasing
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, ESV).Impossible, right? Maybe in the...
Monday, April 23, 2018
Should You Feel Shame for Missing Church?
This article is for you, whether you attend regularly but feel guilty when you need to miss a week, or whether you do not go to church at all.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Is Greeting Your Neighbor Time Really Necessary?
“Okay, now let’s take a minute to greet your neighbors.” Some people react to that statement with grim terror, while others dutifully shake hands with those around them.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
10 Reasons a Prayer Request Might be Left Unspoken
I confess that I’ve found myself rolling my eyes—maybe you have, too—when the leader of a church service or Bible study asks for prayer requests. I’m not so heartless that I act this way in...
Monday, July 31, 2017
A Prayer of Remembering on Mother’s Day
How can I possibly celebrate Mother’s Day, when it’s a day that reminds me of all that I have lost?
Friday, May 12, 2017
11 Bad Ways to Study Your Bible
I struggled with this piece, because really, I could write it in one sentence: The only bad way to study your Bible is to NOT DO IT. See? Easy and simple. Done. But nothing in life is ever...
Friday, April 28, 2017
What You Need to Know about Making New Friends
Thursday, February 23, 2017
5 Problems That are Rooted in Pinterest
Ask yourself if you’ve let any of these five aspects get out of hand. And then ask God to help you restore balance in your life.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5 Things Your Pastor’s Wife Needs (But Doesn’t Know How to Ask For)
Imagine what it would be like to have everyone watching you—seeking your advice but also witnessing your failures.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
6 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues
We spend so much time and effort anticipating Christmas. Once all of that is over, it’s only natural that we would feel a lull.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
A Prayer for When Christmas Has Lost its Sparkle
You know that Christmas should be spiritually significant, but your emotions are crowded out by material excess and a to-do list a mile long.
Monday, December 19, 2016
11 Cautions to People Who Write Comments Online
Social media interactions can get ugly—especially during this volatile election season.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7 Things Christians Should Remember about Politics
When political differences devolve into name-calling and harsh accusations. My hope is in You, Lord.
Monday, October 17, 2016
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