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Inspirational Quote

“Simply by our proximity to Jesus, we can bring hope and life to people and places trapped in discouragement and despair.” - Louie Giglio

Prayer for the Day

Holy Spirit, may your grace enable us to walk in the reality that you are our promised cup of blessing and true inheritance. May we leave a rich inheritance of faith, hope and love to those who come after us. Grant us deeper understanding of the riches of the glory and inheritance that you have in us, your saints. In Christ's name, Amen. 

Inspirational Quote

 “Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.” - Andy...

8 Ways to Upgrade Your Health in 2018
Health and Nutrition Tip

A recent study found that, although nearly half of Americans commit to a New Year’s resolution, only 8 percent of them actually see it through. But those who set explicit goals are 10 times more likely to claim victory at the conclusion of the yea—the more specific, the better.

So while pledging to “be healthier” in 2018 is a laudable goal, it’s not likely to get you very far. But if you instead focus instead on smaller, more manageable—and, in my opinion, more fun—targets,...

Prayer for the Day

Lord Jesus, thank you for your assurance that you didn't intend for us to live in fear and worry, that you provided a way out by sending us eternal promises from your Word. Help me to trust in your gracious, loving care each day of my life.

Inspirational Quote

 “Our world today so desperately hungers for hope, yet uncounted people have almost given up. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.” - Billy Graham

Inspirational Quote

"Jesus gives us hope because He keeps us company, has a vision and knows the way we should go." - Max Lucado

Inspirational Quote

"What gives me the most hope every day is God’s grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God." -Rick Warren

Prayer for the Day

Jesus, I surrender my shame. I let go of my false sense of worthlessness. Hear my cry: "You can make me whole!" Touch my life.

The 8 People Americans Trust More than their Pastor
Current Happenings

Less than half of the country—just two out of every five Americans—believe clergy are honest and have high ethical standards, a recent Gallup poll found.

That level of trust has dropped steadily since 2009, down from a high of 67 percent in 1985, the pollster reported.

Pastors are now seen as less trustworthy than judges (43%), day care providers (46%), police officers (56%), pharmacists (62%), medical doctors (65%), grade school teachers (66%), military officers (71%), and nurses...

Ten Ways to Help Your Child Get Organized
Kids Korner

Find out how to bring order into your kids' lives -- help them get organized!

Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that you can use to help your child get and keep her life under control.

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Inspirational Quote

“True faith means holding nothing back. It means putting every hope in God’s fidelity to His Promises.”

― Francis Chan

Prayer for the Day

Father, thank you for providing for my every need. Thank you that I don't have to spend my days consumed with worry; I can be consumed with you. No need enters my life for which you have note already planned and provided. I choose to keep anxiety from cluttering my heart, and instead let it be filled with you.

Prayer for the Day

Thank you for speaking peace into my life. I choose to live in untroubled peace by listening to your voice in my heart.

The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It
Current Happenings

The scientific revolution hit Western Christendom hard.

Nicolaus Copernicus hypothesized that Earth was not at the center of the universe and, with the emergence of his 1543 publication De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, a bitter struggle ensued between Christianity and science to shape the reigning worldview. Science came to dominate from the Enlightenment forward.

Or so we’ve been told.

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What We Love About 2017
Author/Musician Interview

In our special WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS editorial series, members of the NRT staff have a back-and-forth discussion about this year's nominees.

In Part 1 of our series, we kick things off with a dialogue between NRT Executive Editor Marcus Hathcock and Contributor Dwayne Lacy about the newly created category for Gospel Album of the Year, The Soul Vibe Award.

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Prayer for the Day

Oh God, fill us with the expectation and assurance that the best is yet to come, that no matter what happens on this earth, you have eternal joy awaiting us when we see you face-to-face and worship you in perfect harmony with all the angels and saints. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

Inspirational Quote

 “You can look forward with hope, because one day there will be no more separation, no more scars, and no more suffering in My Father’s House. It's the home of your dreams!” - Anne Graham Lotz

Prayer for the Day

What a matchless promise that you, Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, would daily help us carry our burdens. In your infinite care you carried the burden of our sin on yourself on the cross. I thank you and praise you for your great compassion. May my lips sing your praises forever!

Healthy Transformations
Health and Nutrition Tip

Good morning, egg lovers!

Guess what though. I’m not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke’s on me. And that’s why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain.

Lately I’ve been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my typical breakfast favorites are basically invitations to load up on shugary shug in all its different forms. Oatmeal. Pancakes. Waffles. Yogurt and Fruit. Smoothies. Eeek. I love them but we’re all just going on a group break from...

Cheesy Lasagna with Baby Spinach
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

“Cheesy Lasagna with Baby Spinach”

1 package of lasagna noodles (twelve count)
1 pound bulk sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 (24 ounce) can of Hunts Garlic and Herb Pasta Sauce
2 cans (6.5) tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
16 ounces ricotta cheese (you can also use cottage cheese)
½ cup milk
1 egg
1 pound fresh mozzarella, shredded
1 cup...

Author Spotlight: Shawn Smucker
Author/Musician Interview

Shawn Smucker

Title of your most recent book: 

The Day the Angels Fell

Who is the book primarily for? 

Young Adults ages 10 - 17

What do you love to write and what inspired you to start? 

I love to write about normal people caught up in extraordinary events. I was inspired to start this book by a series of questions that attacked me while I was co-writing a book with a man dying of cancer: How do I feel about death? If I could keep those I love from dying, would I? Should I?

How and where do you...

Top 50 Countries Where It's the Most Dangerous to Follow Jesus
Current Happenings

If trends continue, North Korea will no longer be the world’s worst persecutor of Christians.

For decades, North Korea has clearly been the world's worst persecutor of Christians. But now, another nation nearly matches it.

Open Doors released today its 2018 World Watch List (WWL), an annual ranking of the 50 countries where it is most dangerous to follow Jesus. Approximately 215 million Christians now experience high, very high, or extreme levels of persecution; that means 1 in 12 Christians...

Prayer for the Day

Whenever I'm tired, discouraged, afraid, hopeless...I know these are the symptoms that highlight the places in my life where I'm depending on my won wisdom. Right now, I choose to lean on you. In this moment, I lean my weakness on your strength.

Inspirational Quote

“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.” - Thomas Aquinas

Prayer for the Day

Lord, I give myself to you in total trust. I believe that you are stronger than my storm.

Eating Healthy in 2018?
Health and Nutrition Tip

Time to kick those New Year’s resolutions into full gear.

For goals that involve healthy eating, we turned to Senia Mae Tuominen, founder, owner and holistic health, digestive and nutrition expert at Healing InSight in St. Paul, MN.

Eat Cooked foods and Use Bone Broth in Winter.

Instead of cold foods and drinks such as salads and ice water, make soup, toast your sandwiches, brew tea and roast your veggies. Your digestive fire won’t have to work so hard to warm up your food and you’ll feel...

Egypt Says Muslims Who Die Defending Churches are Martyrs. One Just Did.
Nourish My Day

Cairo attack kills eight Christians and one Muslim, after Islamic authority declares a national duty to protect Copts from terrorism.

In the latest terrorism to strike Egypt, nine people died Friday morning, December 29, 2017 in the attacks around Mina Church in the southern Cairo suburb of Helwan.

Two Coptic Christians were shot and killed in their nearby storefront. Six others died as they exited morning worship.

The remaining victim was a Muslim police officer guarding the church.


Inspirational Quote

Our righteousness is in Him, and our hope depends, not upon the exercise of grace in us, but upon the fullness of grace and love in Him, and upon His obedience unto death.

John Newton

Inspirational Quote

The hope that God has provided for you is not merely a wish. Neither is it dependent on other people, possessions, or circumstances for its validity. Instead, biblical hope is an application of your faith that supplies a confident expectation in God’s fulfillment of His promises. Coupled with faith and love, hope is part of the abiding characteristics in a believer’s life.

John C. Broger

Inspirational Quote

5 Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

Corrie Ten Boom

Prayer for the Day

Lord Jesus, I glorify your name, for it is a strong tower, a shelter, and the hope of all the earth. Help me to focus on the wonder of your name and who you are, not on how big my struggles and trials are.

Inspirational Quote

 “Only when our greatest love is God, a love that we cannot lose even in death, can we face all things with peace. Grief was not to be eliminated but seasoned and buoyed up with love and hope.” - John...

Inspirational Quote

 “Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.” - Oswald Chambers

Prayer for the Day

Faithful Father, the more I know you, the more faith comes naturally to me. Trust is no longer a generic idea but is becoming instead a deliberate act as I learn to trust in you. Show yourself to me in the comings and goings of my life, teaching me that who you are ensures what you will do.

Prayer for the Day

Heal me from the inside out. Examine my heart and heal its ills. Pour yourself out in my innermost being.

Prayer for the Day

Father, I offer you the first fruits of my life. Everything I have is yours. It comes from you and is for your use. Surrendering my first fruits is surrendering all that I am and all that I have to you.

Inspirational Quote

“The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon.” -Joni Eareckson Tada

The Lord of the Night
Current Happenings

The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits upon two miles of glacial ice at the bottom of the world. It is one of the remotest places on the planet, more than 800 miles from the nearest human beings.

A small group of people gathers here to support scientific research done by the United States Antarctic Program. America has had a presence at the South Pole since 1956, and today scientists take advantage of its unique environment and geography to study things like astronomy, neutrinos,...

Inspirational Quote

One of the most poisonous of all Satan’s whispers is simply, “Things will never change.” That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to “make all things new.”

--John Eldredge

Prayer for the Day

Lord, I crave your presence, and all my longings find their fulfillment in you. You are my reward and my one desire. Draw my heart to the secret place of your presence.

Christianity Today's Top 20 News Stories of 2017
Current Happenings

Here are the top religion news stories CT covered this past year, ranked in reverse order of which ones readers read most...

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Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

“Skillet Jambalaya”

½ pound smoked sausage sliced in bite size pieces

1 package cubed ham

2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into bitesize pieces

1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (or frozen)

½ bag of frozen vegetable blend (onions, peppers, celery)

1 bunch green onions, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 small carton fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced (optional)

1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

14 ounces of chicken broth

1 cup uncooked long grain rice

½ cup water

2 tablespoons...

Martin Luther
Current Happenings

In the sixteenth century, the world was divided about Martin Luther. One Catholic thought Martin Luther was a "demon in the appearance of a man." Another who first questioned Luther's theology later declared, "He alone is right!"

In our day, nearly 500 years hence, the verdict is nearly unanimous to the good. Both Catholics and Protestants affirm he was not only right about a great deal, but he changed the course of Western history for the better.

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Prayer for the Day

Lord, I freely admit that, apart from you, I am empty and weak. Let my emptiness be the condition that gives you room to fill me with yourself.

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