Christian Living

Lent: Preparing for Spiritual Growth

As one of the oldest observations in Christendom, Lenten tradition has changed over the years, but it’s purpose has always been the same: self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by self-denial, in preparation for Easter. Lent, which comes from an Anglo-Saxon word for “spring”, can be viewed as a spiritual spring cleaning: a time for taking spiritual …

Anne Graham Lotz: Loving Him … With His Tears on My Face

Years ago, a radiant young bride-to-be came over to our house to tell my family some of the exciting details of her upcoming wedding. Her eyes were flashing; her smile sparkling; her dark, glossy hair bouncing as her excitement spilled over every word and gesture. As she spoke, my 8-year-old daughter burst into tears and …

LISTEN: Singer Laura Story on Seeing Trials as Blessings

  Singer and songwriter Laura Story was a newlywed when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Laura hoped it was a short detour on the road they had mapped out for themselves—but that wasn’t the case. Listen to what Laura has learned through this difficult, ongoing experience and how it inspired her …

VIDEO: Franklin Graham on How to Get Through These ‘Trying Times’

“When we look at these trying times, it’s important that we stay focused on God and His Word,” Franklin Graham said. While circumstances constantly change, it’s important to cling to life’s one constant—God’s Word. If you’re having trouble staying faithful or obedient to God, consider the following resources: Have Doubts About the Bible? Top Questions …

Tips for Reading and Understanding the Bible

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.” —Joshua 1:8 The Bible …

Can Online Fellowship Work? Insight and Answers for the Pandemic

When COVID-19 first made headlines, no one knew the vast effect the virus would have on day-to-day life. Largely confined to our homes, the World Wide Web became our classroom, our sanctuary, our community centre, our youth group, our library, our grocery store. Now almost a year later, social distancing is still a thing and …

Anne Graham Lotz: Changing the World

Our world seems to be changing at warp speed! Technologically, economically, medically, educationally, racially, socially … every area of life seems to be in upheaval. And it’s changing at the very time that I’m older and want things to be comfortable and familiar. I find myself choosing the same restaurants to frequent, the same clothing …

This Young Chess Champion Knows the King of Kings

Tani Adewumi, now 10 years old, came to the U.S. with his family in 2017. They were seeking religious asylum after being threatened by Boko Haram in Nigeria. Tani learned to play chess at his school in New York City, and what happened next was more than he could have ever imagined. Tani Adewumi was …

15 Bible Verses to Give You Hope for the Future

Though the pulse of the nation—and much of the world—is one of weariness, we are still called to keep our eyes on Jesus despite the hardships we may face. Meditate on what God says in these promises from Scripture and find lasting hope in a world that can feel hopeless.  “For I know the plans …

Updated Billy Graham Book Speaks to Present Hardships

For many, this year has dealt a fair share of unexpected blows. And with all that’s happening, it can seem like the world is out of control with no hope in sight. Yet, the problem of pain and suffering is not a new one. And as Billy Graham once wrote, it’s a problem that can …

Billy Graham: Real Change in the New Year

“Christ comes to live within you and gives you a new power to live a life that you never dreamed you could live.” Do you want real, lasting change in 2021? Billy Graham once shared how Jesus changes lives in this one-minute message. Want to read Billy’s daily devotions every day? Download the BGEA Mobile …

Billy Graham’s Prayer for a New Year

This prayer from Billy Graham, written for The Saturday Evening Post in 2008, is just as relevant more than a decade later. Our Father and our God, as we stand at the beginning of this new year we confess our need of Your presence and Your guidance as we face the future. We each have our hopes and …