In this time of physical distancing, when church buildings are closed and people are prevented from gathering, Bible Gateway’s devotional, Worship & Word, will help lift your soul in adoration of God and out of the “miry clay” of current events. Sign up for the free email devotional Worship & Word from Bible Gateway Scripture is replete with music. The book of Psalms is considered by many to be the Bible’s hymnal. With song, Moses and Miriam praised God for their dramatic exit from Egypt. And with his harp, young David soothed the temper of King Saul. Today music and…

Sacrifice is a joy when it is framed by eternity. Ed: What prompted you to write this devotional? Nik: The center for worship and witness in our world is in homes. This book was written to assist families and singles as they center worship in their homes. The number one request that Ruth and I receive is to develop resources to help parents center worship in family settings. We wrote this book, praying that families will share truths from the Bible and Christ’s stories around the table as they share meals with family, friends, and their neighbors. Ed: What has…

What are the devotional lessons about loyalty; hard work; faith; family; and love of God, neighbor, and country that can be drawn from the popular TV series Little House on the Prairie? Bible Gateway interviewed Wendi Lou Lee (@wendiloulee), the child actor who played Baby Grace on Little House on the Prairie, about her book, A Prairie Devotional: Inspired by the Beloved TV Series (Thomas Nelson, 2019). For those who aren’t aware, please describe the popularity of Little House on the Prairie, both the book and TV program. Why do you think it has such a broad following? Wendi Lou…

By Bear Grylls Life is so inherently full of risk that if we never train to deal with it we become woefully ill-prepared to deal with life. There is risk in relationships, business, hobbies, and in all our aspirations and hopes. There is risk in living a life of faith. We might face ridicule, persecution, and worse. But risk always has a converse positive side: it is called reward. And the game of life is to balance the two and seek the rewards. But first will always come the risk. Risk is like a muscle. The more we use it,…

By Bear Grylls Fear can totally break people, but it doesn’t have to be the final answer. Courage steels people, but we have to find it from somewhere. Courage isn’t the absence of fear. On the contrary, without fear we cannot truly be courageous. To be brave we must first be afraid. SHAKEN AND SHAPED The pages of your Bible are full of stories of great women and men who faced battles and learned the hard way (is there any other?) that God was on their side. I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been terrified or brought…

Parents, are you looking for a devotional you can read with your children? Whether you have their attention at the dinner table or just before bed, the free weekly email Streams in the Desert for Kids is a classic devotional (and a Bible Gateway favorite) that you’ll want to sit them down for each weekend. Brimming with inspiring stories, sports info, scientific facts, and timeless wisdom, this year-long devotional shares all the amazing scriptural insights from the original Streams in the Desert book in ways that 9- to 12-year-olds can easily relate to—teaching them how to approach life’s most difficult…

Here are three Christ-like messages Mom has ingrained in me, whether by her words or simply her actions.

Spelled forwards or backwards, there’s no mistaking the word “mom.” We all know what it stands for. Turned upside down, it also reads “wow.”

Is your life “boring” right now as you work through the inane details of day to day living? Rejoice in knowing that God’s hand is at work even in these little things.

God is calling families like yours to be counter-cultural—not in a weird, obnoxious way, but with a lifestyle that communicates, “This family is different. They represent Jesus.”

As we mature in our walk with the Lord we realize that an essential element of growth is a strong devotional and prayer life. This is the special time that we spend each day, when we put away the… [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

What would I ever do if someone I knew came back from the dead? Seriously, what would I do?

Jesus wasn’t the victim at Calvary; he was the victor.

Her miracle is really our miracle if we know Jesus.