See You At the Pole – Never Stop Praying

american-flag-in-the-wind_w490_h346Today Christian students across the country gathered to pray for See You at the Pole™, part of the Global Week of Student Prayer. Since its start in 1990, See You at the Pole has been all about uniting students to pray for their generation. This year’s theme is “Never Stop Praying,” with students interceding for their school, family, friends, and communities.

Even if we aren’t students, we can still participate in and learn from this event. We can pray for the students—that by and through their united prayer, they would witness to non-Christians. We can pray in thanksgiving for the freedom to still participate in this prayer at schools. We can pray for our government, especially with all of the decisions they are currently having to make regarding ISIS and the Ebola outbreak. We can pray for the missionaries and our persecuted brothers and sisters, who are currently suffering for their faith and testimony.

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Guest Post – Did You Know that Selfie Is in the Bible?

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Pictures and portraits of people have been around throughout history. In time, famous artists started focusing on themselves, painting self-portraits. Rembrant, Van Gogh, de Goya, Renoir and Rockwell – all created selfies long before “selfie” was a trendy word.

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Guest Post – Activity or Accomplishment?

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When the Crystal Palace Exhibition opened in 1851, people flocked to London’s Hyde Park to see all the marvels current technology provided. One of the greatest marvels then was steam. There were steam plows displayed, along with steam locomotives, steam looms, steam organs, and even a steam cannon. Of all the great exhibits that year, the first prize winner was a steam invention with 7,000 parts. When it was turned on, its pulleys, whistles, bells, and gears made a lot of noise, but ironically, the contraption didn’t do a thing! 7,000 moving parts making a lot of commotion…but having no real practical use.

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5 Stories of Encouragement, Plus Free Friday

Encouragement is a powerful force because it is a form of hope, one of the three things we know will always remain (1 Cor. 13:13). Every man, woman, and child stands in constant need of encouragement. Offering encouragement to others is easy to do, costs us nothing, and delivers kindness, love, and energy to the weary and downcast.

Today is The National Day of Encouragement, “a day dedicated to uplifting those around us and making a positive impact, no matter the magnitude.” To encourage you, we want to share a few personal stories of encouragement. We hope this inspires you in your walk with others. And don’t worry, we didn’t forget about Free Friday! You can download today’s free book at the end of this post.

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Guest Post – Reluctant Obedience

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My dad worked the evening or night shift so that he could work our family farm during the day. He got us started on our chores and then left around lunch time for work, leaving my mom in charge. My dad expected us to obey immediately when we were told to do something. He didn’t have the time to go behind us and double check our work. He expected us to obey his second-in-command (my mom) as if we were obeying him.

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Guest Post – Suspicious Kindness

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In the summer of 1983, between semesters of my seminary days, I was standing behind the counter of my father’s fast food restaurant when a small boy reached his arm up and released a fist full of coins onto the counter.

The smile on his face could melt any Dairy Queen blizzard. Raising his eyes to mine, he simply stated “A vanilla cone please.” Looking at the coins still rolling on the counter, I knew he didn’t have enough. Taking my index finger, I began to count the silver and copper. When there was none left to be counted, the boy’s face grew very solemn. He too knew it wasn’t enough. I reached into my pocket and pulled out a couple more coins and placed them alongside his own.

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