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Pray for Robi D.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“My son has a rare cancer that caused his kidneys to stop working – it makes my heart heavy with pain for him.” –BLG Add your prayers now

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Gospel Reading for Saturday, January 31, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 7:1-23 1 Now when the Pharisees and some of the scribes who had come from Jerusalem gathered around him, 2 they noticed that some of his disciples were eating with defiled hands, that is, without washing them. 3 (For […]

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Mark 7:1-23

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem. [2] And when they saw some of his disciples eat bread with defiled, that is to say, with unwashen, hands, they found fault. […]

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Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 31

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Serve your child tea today in a long-forgotten china tea cup. The formality of the ritual bestows peace and dignity and a connection with the past.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 4

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 4 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Dalai Lama Quote for Saturday, January 31, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

In general, I always state that I have three commitments in life. Thirdly, I am a Tibetan and carry the name of the Dalai Lama. Tibetans place their trust in me. Therefore, my third commitment is to the Tibetan issue. […]

Start With a Prayer

posted by lmarcus

When I was at the end of all hope and possibility; when I had tried every diet, exercise, weight loss pill and product I could get my hands on, with only disappointing short term luck and ultimate failure, I realized […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 31, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Start an eco-friendly vegetable and berry garden in your backyard. Make sure not to use any harmful pesticides or chemicals, and enjoy fresh, organic produce at the lowest cost.

Bill Hybels Day 3: Above My Feelings

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Pray for Teresa

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I have a brain tumor…I’m on oxgyen now 24 hours a day…pray for God to use me for my time left here in this world.” –teresainman Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Friday, January 30, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:47-56 47 When evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48 When he saw that they were straining at the oars against an adverse wind, he came towards them early […]

Mark 6:47-56

posted by Jana Melpolder

[47] And when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the land. [48] And he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them: and about the fourth […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 30

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Sometimes all our good intentions to keep our children busy with “enrichment” squashes their spirits. They need times of quiet and relief from the stressors of the outside world in order to explore their inner lives.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 3

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 3 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Friday: Promises Associated with His Name

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to “Praying the Names of Jesus.” If you missed the explanation for the name of Jesus we’re studying this week, click here or scroll down to Monday’s entry. I was forty-six when I adopted my first child – […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 30, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Eat fruits and vegetables that are in season. They taste better and use fewer resources to produce. To find out what is the freshest this month, contact a local Department of Agriculture spokesperson. Use this map of regional farmers’ markets […]

Bill Hybels Day 2: Above My Needs

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Introduction to ‘Finding Ways to be Fearless’

posted by lmarcus

When I began to write my book “On Becoming Fearless,” I knew it would take courage because many of the lessons I wanted to share about fearlessness came to me through some pretty personal journeys. As I saw it, however, […]

Pray for Marthena D.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Young spirit, old bones – my grandma has an amazing personality and outlook on life but her body is giving up – she is in constant pain.” –RevKeldar Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Thursday, January 29, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:30-46 30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming […]

Mark 6:30-46

posted by Jana Melpolder

[30] And the apostles gathered themselves together unto Jesus, and told him all things, both what they had done, and what they had taught. [31] And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest […]

The Inner Wisdom of Sleep

posted by Jana Melpolder

For two winters I watered and fertilized the plants in my house, expecting them to perform in the winter months as they did in the summer months. I kept wondering why they drooped and turned brown instead of bursting with […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 29

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Allow your children’s creativity to flourish by providing opportunities to engage in unstructured creative play. Encourage mud pies, cooking, fooling around with musical instruments, rather than passive TV watching or computer games.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 2

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 2 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Thursday: Praying the Name

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to “Praying the Names of Jesus.” If you missed the explanation for the name of Jesus we’re studying this week, click here or scroll down to Monday’s entry. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth […]

Bible Q&A for January 29

posted by Jana Melpolder

What happens when a person commits suicide? I lost a brother and a son and they both believed in God and I know one of them had once been saved. But where in the Bible do we look for answers? […]

Forgiving Betrayal

posted by Jana Melpolder

[Jesus] appointed twelve, whom he named apostles, to be with him…. Simon … James… John …[etc.], and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him (Mark 3:19). Being a disciple means loving those who may betray us. This doesn’t mean we have to […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 29, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Use Google to find out if there is a Biodiesel source near you. Biodiesel works the same way that regular diesel does, but it’s cheaper and made from more eco-friendly materials, like recycled vegetable oils from restaurants.

Bill Hybels Day 1: Above My Wants

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Pray for Jun Jun

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Please pray for my son who is a month and a half old. He is being tested for a second time to see if he has sickle cell disease.” –Leesa08 Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:13-29 13 They cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many who were sick and cured them. 14 King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some were saying, “John the baptizer has been raised […]

Mark 6:13-29

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. [14] And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 28

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Little daily rituals can become touchstones in our busy lives. It can be as simple as a good-bye ritual between you and your child as you leave for the day.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16 – Day 1

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 1 of the week-long devotional. DAY 1: AN EXTRA-ORDINARY NIGHT “Suddenly a great company of […]

Wednesday: Praying the Name

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to “Praying the Names of Jesus.” If you missed the explanation for the name of Jesus we’re studying this week, click here or scroll down to Monday’s entry. When they [the Magi] had gone, an angel of the […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 28, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Keep close to the speed limit when you’re driving. Every 5 mph increase above 60 miles per hour costs you an extra ten cents per gallon of gas.

How Has God Taught You?

posted by Jana Melpolder

How has God been reshaping your idea of family through these journaling prompts? Write a prayer to Him, asking for His help, His focus, His ideas, His desires for your family. –Mary E. DeMuth This is part of Mary E. […]

Introduction to Bill Hybels’ “Living with Grander Vision”

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is proud to present “Living with Grander Vision,” a 21-day devotional feed based on Bill Hybels’ book Just Walk Across the Room. For the next three weeks, you’ll receive insights into an approach to personal evangelism that ditches tricks […]

Pray for A. F.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I am living in fear and constant anxiety. I ask for peace within.” –beth12345 Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, January 27, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 6:1-13 1 He left that place and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. 2 On the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astounded. They said, “Where did this […]

Mark 6:1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. [2] And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, […]

Conclusions

posted by lmarcus

I hope that these exercises have shown you the beginnings of a roadmap to fearlessness. One of the benefits of sharing your fears with others is the reminder that fear is universal–we can all relate to moments of fear, just […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 27

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Give your children a true sense of ownership in your home by explaining why their contributions matter and giving them clear opportunities to make them.” –Mimi Doe

Introduction to Seven Days of 3:16

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). Introduction The story of Jesus reads a bit like a scrapbook. Headline clippings. Newspaper photos. Jesus’s favorite stories […]

Tuesday: Praying the Name

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to “Praying the Names of Jesus.” If you missed the explanation for the name of Jesus we’re studying this week, click here or scroll down to Monday’s entry. For to us a child is born, to us a […]

Bill Hybels Day 21: Where You Serve

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

A Story of Love and Food

posted by lmarcus

For some people, foods are symbols of love; the good times spent with family or friends, the happy, peaceful moments or celebrations where food was shared together. Do you remember a time when the food you ate was connected with […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 27, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Chill out in the car. The rapid acceleration, lane-changing, and excessive breaking associated with aggressive driving can lower your gas mileage.

Today’s Eco Tip for January 26, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Ditch that electric snow-blower and reach for a shovel instead! You’ll save on energy costs and reduce pollution. Plus, you’ll get some extra exercise… which can be rewarded with some extra hot cocoa.

Pray for Charlie

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Caring and kind..but lonely ..needs a good wife. This gentleman needs prayer to find his soul mate.” –henrytucker Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Monday, January 26, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 5:21-43 21 When Jesus had crossed again in the boat to the other side, a great crowd gathered around him; and he was by the sea. 22 Then one of the leaders of the synagogue named Jairus came and, […]

Mark 5:21-43

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. [22] And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by […]

The Inner Wisdom of Change

posted by Jana Melpolder

For years I kept on my desk the photograph of a young black girl dressed in 1950’s attire, head up, back straight, shades on her face, walking resolutely through a crowd of angry faces. Why is she is the only […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 26

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Make sure you save the little love notes and favorite pictures your child gives you. Years from now, these precious mementos will make your heart soar.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 7

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 7 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Monday: This Week’s Name: Child

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to “Praying the Names of Jesus,” by Ann Spangler. This week’s name: Child. — In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census […]

Bill Hybels Day 20: Where You Travel

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Bible Q&A for January 26

posted by Jana Melpolder

I have a nephew who is 14. He has been told by other Christians that he has a demon in him. My question is can he have a demon in him as he declares he knows Jesus as his savior? […]

Stirring Up Trouble

posted by Jana Melpolder

The Pharisees went out and immediately conspired with the Herodians against [Jesus], how to destroy him (Mark 3:6). Though Jesus commands us to be peacemakers (Matt. 5:9), it’s also clear that if we pattern our lives after his, we will […]

Pray for a Mourning Widower

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I pray for my Dad who lost my Mom a little over a year ago. He still is lost without her and I pray he finds peace.” –bahamas Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 25, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 5:2-18 2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. 3 In these lay many invalids–blind, lame, and paralyzed. 5 One man was there who had been ill […]

John 5:2-18

posted by Jana Melpolder

[2] Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. [3] In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 25

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Act with integrity in all you do – even if it’s slightly inconvenient. Your children are watching.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 6

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 6 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Bill Hybels Day 19: Where You Worship

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 25, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Bring your own bags to the grocery store. Some stores, including Whole Foods Markets, offer small refunds when you bring your own bags. Those extra nickels really do add up!

Telling the Truth?

posted by Jana Melpolder

I remember a parent telling “little white lies” when I was a child. After a while, I didn’t know what the truth was, and I seldom believed anything this parent said. And I took to hiding the truth myself. When […]

Pray for Jenai C.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“In need of an angel – I just started my second semester of grad school and I’m having such a hard time with the amount of schoolwork. I cannot focus. I just want my degree. I need help.” –froggirl80 Add […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, January 24, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 5:1-20 1 They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. 2 And when he had stepped out of the boat, immediately a man out of the tombs with an unclean spirit met […]

Mark 5:1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. [2] And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 24

posted by Jana Melpolder

“What you send out, you pull back in. So as you give your child love, attention, respect, and nurturing, the universe flows those gifts back to you. Be on the lookout.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 5

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 5 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Bill Hybels Day 18: Where You Pray

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome back to Beliefnet’s exclusive Bill Hybels devotional, “Living with Grander Vision.” This feed will appear in your profile every day for three full weeks. Did you miss any entries? Just stay subscribed, and the feed will begin again at […]

Food and Memory

posted by lmarcus

On my sixth birthday, my parents gave me a birthday party and served German chocolate cake and peppermint ice cream. Yum! They also hired a local farmer to bring a pony to our backyard and we had pony rides for […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 24, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Lose the background noise. If you aren’t paying attention to the television, stereo, or computer, shut them off (or, even better, unplug them). You’ll save up to $300 a year.

“Praying the Names of Jesus” Week One: The Child

posted by Jana Melpolder

Welcome to “Praying the Names of Jesus.” For the next five weeks, Ann Spangler will guide you in learning the significance of the Bible’s many names for Jesus. You’ll learn one name per week, and be invited to prayer and […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, January 23, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:35-41 35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36 And leaving the crowd behind, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. […]

Mark 4:35-41

posted by Jana Melpolder

[35] And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. [36] And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the […]

Living the Fearless Life: Changing the World

posted by lmarcus

I should mention of course that there are some healthy fears; after all, this is how our intuition keeps us intact. And if your life goal involves changing the world, fear is not an unreasonable response at first (especially if […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 23

posted by Jana Melpolder

“When you listen to your children, make it a practice to quiet your mind. Allow the energy to flow between you without the barricade of your constantly swirling thoughts.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 4

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 4 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 23, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Call your electricity company and find out if green electricity is an option in your area. If it isn’t, ask to be notified when it is, and switch!

Gospel Reading for Thursday, January 22, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:21-34 21 He said to them, “Is a lamp brought in to be put under the bushel basket, or under the bed, and not on the lampstand? 22 For there is nothing hidden, except to be disclosed; nor is […]

Mark 4:21-34

posted by Jana Melpolder

[21] And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? [22] For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither […]

The Inner Wisdom of Tears

posted by Jana Melpolder

Ours is a world, as one writer has pointed out, where grief is treason, a failure of nerve, a flaw in leadership. Men grow up believing that real men do not cry. Women are permitted tears and public displays of […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 22

posted by Jana Melpolder

“The public library is an amazing gift. Schedule a trip to your local library this week. Move through the children’s section on a hunt for books that bolster your kids’ spirits.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 3

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 3 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Bible Q&A for January 22

posted by Jana Melpolder

Is it actually said that every believer must have a conversion experience, that is, something that really happened to bring about repentance? In my own case, I don’t have any, other that I grew up hearing and loving the way […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 22, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Unplug your adapters when you aren’t using them! Keeping your cell phone charger, iPod charger, and digital camera charger plugged in while the devices aren’t charging wastes energy and costs you money.

Introduction to “Jesus Mean & Wild: Discovering the Untamable God”

posted by rphillips

Join author Mark Galli for “Jesus Mean & Wild: Discovering the Untamable God,” a 12-week journey in Christian parenting. Twice a week, you’ll receive a new journaling prompt encouraging you to think about the Jesus in the Gospel of Mark […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, January 21, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 4:1-20 Again he began to teach beside the sea. Such a very large crowd gathered around him that he got into a boat on the sea and sat there, while the whole crowd was beside the sea on the […]

Mark 4:1-20

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 21

posted by Jana Melpolder

“How does your family gather for meals? Do you grab something and dash to the TV set? If so, try setting the table and making it a new family rule that you eat together. Being together in conversation is a […]

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 2

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 2 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 21, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Making sure that your water heater is insulated. This keeps it efficient and saves 1,000 pounds of CO2 from entering the air.

Setting the Family Table

posted by Jana Melpolder

Author Marjorie Thompson made this observation: “The Jewish faith has been characterized as a ‘table spirituality’ in which the central feasts and holy days are celebrated around the altar of the family table.” Was this true in your family of […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 3:19b-35 19b Then he went home; 20 and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat. 21 When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, “He has gone […]

Mark 3:19b-35

posted by Jana Melpolder

[19b] and they went into an house. [20] And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. [21] And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: […]

Living the Fearless Life: Having Faith

posted by lmarcus

There’s a saying I keep on my desk: “If you do your 10 percent 100 percent [of the time], God will do the 90 percent and you’ll live in grace.” Whatever you want to call that higher meaning, without faith […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 20

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Our busy lives are nourished by times of quiet and solitude, even for the youngest of us. Make sure you have quiet times built into your family schedule.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16 – Day 1

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 1 of the week-long devotional. DAY 1: AN EXTRA-ORDINARY NIGHT “Suddenly a great company of […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 20, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Plant a tree! It’s a great family activity to teach your kids about caring for the environment. Plus, your tree alone can absorb up to 2,000 lbs – a full ton – of Carbon Dioxide in its lifetime, keeping the […]

Introduction to “The Spirit of Weight Loss”

posted by lmarcus

Having tried many diets and weight loss products over the years, with not many long-lasting results, I began to search for the deeper mystery of why I was overweight. I had a powerful craving to know why I often felt […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 19, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Did you know that the ideal temperature for sleeping is 64 degrees? Set the temp in your bedroom to 64 degrees to stay healthy. Turning your thermometer down by 5 degrees in the winter saves you 11% on overall energy […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, January 19, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 3:7-19a 7 Jesus departed with his disciples to the sea, and a great multitude from Galilee followed him; 8 hearing all that he was doing, they came to him in great numbers from Judea, Jerusalem, Idumea, beyond the Jordan, […]

Mark 3:7-19

posted by Jana Melpolder

[7] But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, [8] And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 19

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Don’t forget the powerful tool of your imagination as a parent. Rather than focusing upon your child’s negative qualities or annoying behavior, try picturing how you would like him or her to behave.” –Mimi Doe

Introduction to Seven Days of 3:16

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). Introduction The story of Jesus reads a bit like a scrapbook. Headline clippings. Newspaper photos. Jesus’s favorite stories […]

Bible Q&A for January 19

posted by Jana Melpolder

I am wanting to become a Christian, but I was wondering if God ever said it was sinful to have a same-sex relationship. There are several passages in the Old and New Testaments that forbid same-sex sexual activities: Leviticus 18:22, […]

A Sarcastic Word

posted by Jana Melpolder

[Jesus said to the scribes of the Pharisees], “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick; I have come to call not the righteous but sinners” (Mark 2:17). Jesus doesn’t really think the […]

Gospel Reading for Sunday, January 18, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 4:27-42 27 Just then his disciples came. They were astonished that he was speaking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you want?” or, “Why are you speaking with her?” 28 Then the woman left her water […]

John 4:27-42

posted by Jana Melpolder

[27] And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her? [28] The woman then left her waterpot, and went her way into […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 18

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Pay attention to the pictures and descriptions you weave about your child. Could these limiting thoughts and words be holding him or her back? If you say “Maggie’s not a very hard worker” enough times, it might become truth.” –Mimi […]

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 7

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 7 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Taking Your Own Advice

posted by Jana Melpolder

When I was younger, there were times when I made little vows about how I would parent differently — things like “I will allow my children to choose sugar cereals,” or “I will listen when my children are explaining something.” […]

Gospel Reading for Saturday, January 17, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:23 – 3:6 23 One sabbath he was going through the grainfields; and as they made their way his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 The Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is […]

Mark 2:23 – 3:6

posted by Jana Melpolder

[23] And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. [24] And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 17

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Help your kids take responsibility for their lives. Have you ever been around someone who always makes excuses: ‘The teacher was no good,’ ‘It wasn’t fair because I was last in line’?” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 6

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 6 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Gospel Reading for Friday, January 16, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:13-22 13 Jesus went out again beside the sea; the whole crowd gathered around him, and he taught them. 14 As he was walking along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said […]

Mark 2:13-22

posted by Jana Melpolder

[13] And he went forth again by the sea side; and all the multitude resorted unto him, and he taught them. [14] And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, […]

Living the Fearless Life: The Golden Rule in Action

posted by lmarcus

My mother was a big believer in abundance, which for her had more to do with her state of mind than it did with money. In practical terms, this meant offering everyone, from her friends to the UPS man, a […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 16

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Every statement you make about yourself becomes the truth in some way. Be mindful of your words such as, “I’m a loser.” It does nothing for you but bring down your energy. “I am constantly improving and growing” is a […]

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 5

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 5 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Gospel Reading for Thursday, January 15, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 2:1-12 1 When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. 2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and […]

Mark 2:1-12

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house. [2] And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 15

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Hold a specific image of your child succeeding at something he or she is working on. So if she is about to play in a piano recital, hold the image of her happy, centered, calm, and enjoying the performance.” –Mimi […]

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 4

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 4 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Bible Q&A for January 15

posted by Jana Melpolder

In your interpretation of Bible, who or what is Satan? Is he an entity, or is it a state of mind? Satan, or the devil, is depicted in various places in the Bible as a personal being (see, for example, […]

A Harsh Word

posted by Jana Melpolder

After sternly warning [the healed leper], he sent him away at once (Mark 1:43). Jesus often spoke sternly to people–see Mark 5:40, 43; 8:32-33; and 9:19 for three other examples. Even though we have these instances of Jesus speaking sternly, […]

Introduction to Love Notes

posted by rphillips

Throughout the month of February, enjoy a daily “love note” from Beyond Blue blogger Therese Borchard. Therese will share her favorite quotes about love and relationships to inspire and encourage you and your relationships.

Introduction to Black History Month Feed

posted by rphillips

Celebrate Black History Month with a new inspiring quote every day from a beloved black spiritual leader.

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, January 14, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:29-45 29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they entered the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told him about her at once. […]

Mark 1:29-45

posted by Jana Melpolder

[29] And forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. [30] But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and anon they tell him of […]

Pray for Lola E.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“A little girl who has fallen very ill to viral encephilits.” –mrsfale Add your prayers now

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 14

posted by Jana Melpolder

“If you hear people speaking negatively, resist the urge to join in – especially when your children are listening. Rather, switch the subject to something more positive.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 3

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 3 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 14, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Thinking of buying a new car? Choose a hybrid! There are 21 Hybrid cars on the market today from brands like Toyota, Chevrolet, Honda, Nissan, and Lexus. Hybrid cars produce less pollution and can save you $4,000 on gasoline. Plus, […]

What’s Your Saddest Childhood Memory?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Call to mind a difficult childhood memory — one where you were maligned, or when you felt uncared for. Write five paragraphs about the event as if you are in the midst of the memory, starting with these words: a. […]

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, January 13, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:14-28 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” […]

Mark 1:14-28

posted by Jana Melpolder

[14] Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, [15] And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe […]

Pray for Jason

posted by Jana Melpolder

“My Son died on Christmas Eve. (Dec 24, 2008). He was 14 years old.” –DeanZ Add your prayers now

Fearless at Work: Finding the Silver Lining

posted by lmarcus

In 2003, I ran for governor of California. During the televised debate, Arnold Schwarzenegger responded to one of my rebuttals by telling me to drink more decaf, a remark I cannot imagine him making that comment to a male candidate. […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 13

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Give to your children what you want to receive: more love, acknowledgement, respect, trust, patience.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 2

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 2 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 13, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Minimize your trash. When choosing between products, opt for the one that has less excess packaging.

Today’s Eco Tip for January 12, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Got a ski rack on your car? Make sure to remove it when you’re not on your way to the slopes – roof racks create wind resistance, which makes your car less efficient, and causes you to spend more money […]

Pray for Improved Health for a Couple

posted by Jana Melpolder

“My husband and I both have diabetes and with finances are in a crunch. I would like prayers to have the means to improve our health.” –msmith1006 Add your prayers now

Mark 1:1-13

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; [2] As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. [3] The voice of […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, January 12, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Mark 1:1-13 1 The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. 2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah, “See, I am sending my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way; 3 […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 12

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Pay attention to the people in your life who give you energy and those that drain you. Make an effort to be around those people who lift your spirit. Your children will be the recipients of more of you when […]

Seven Days of 3:16 – Day 1

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 1 of the week-long devotional. DAY 1: AN EXTRA-ORDINARY NIGHT “Suddenly a great company of […]

Bible Q&A for January 12

posted by Jana Melpolder

Ever since I read in St. James that women should not braid their hair, I’ve haven’t done it. Is it OK or not? And why? There is actually nothing in the epistle of James about hair at all, but when […]

Neglect Thy Neighbor?

posted by Jana Melpolder

[The companions of Jesus] said to him, “Everyone is searching for you.” He answered, “Let us go on to the neighboring towns….” (Mark 1:37-38). In this juncture of his ministry, Jesus shifts from giving himself to his immediate neighborhood–his family […]

Pray for Gena’s Family

posted by Jana Melpolder

Husband is laid off from work – can’t find work; only 1 income; threat of losing only home –genac68 Add your prayers now

John 1:1-7, 19-20, 29-34

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. [2] The same was in the beginning with God. [3] All things were made by him; and without him was not any […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 11

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Help each of your children bring more order to their room. Notice the sense of calm they experience when everything has its place.” –Mimi Doe

Introduction to Seven Days of 3:16

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). Introduction The story of Jesus reads a bit like a scrapbook. Headline clippings. Newspaper photos. Jesus’s favorite stories […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 11, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Spring Break is coming up! If you have teenage kids, consider skipping the expensive resort and doing something that will bring your family closer together and make a real difference in our world. Click here to find out how to […]

What’s Your Happiest Childhood Memory?

posted by Jana Melpolder

Recall an event in your childhood when you were happy and carefree. Write about it as if you were telling a friend the story, answering questions like: What were your parents doing? How were you feeling? Where were you? Why […]

Pray for G. B.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“G.B., who is a recovering alcoholic/addict, has struggled with recovery. Also, please pray for me as I am in a relationship with G.B.” –selene Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Saturday, January 10, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 6:1-14 1 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the […]

John 6:1-14

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] After these things Jesus went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. [2] And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. [3] And Jesus […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 10

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Become more mindful today of each activity you take part in. Clean when you clean, and eat when you eat. Be fully present to the moment, and experience the joy in that focus.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 7

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 7 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the first day, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 10, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Low-flow showerheads use two gallons less water than regular showerheads every minute. Plus, they pay for themselves – they’re available for as little as eight dollars, but will save you about $150 on your water bill!

Gospel Reading for Friday, January 9, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 5:1-15 1 After this there was a festival of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. 3 In […]

Pray for Valerie and Her Family

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I have been struggling with big family problems since October and trying to deal with my college education too.” –v.villanueva Add your prayers now

John 5:1-15

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. [2] Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. [3] […]

Fearless at Work: Fear of the Shrinking Wallet

posted by lmarcus

Fear of rejection also creeps into our professional life. When I set out to write my second book, this time on political leadership, I worked tirelessly, and to this day I can’t think of a project I’ve been more proud […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 9

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Bring more nature into your home – flowers, rocks, fruit, wood – and notice if the energy shifts into a more grounded, healing place.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 6

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 6 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 9, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Your showers account for two thirds of your entire water bill. Try to keep them short and sweet!

Gospel Reading for Thursday, January 8, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 4:46-54 46 Then he came again to Cana in Galilee where he had changed the water into wine. Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from […]

Pray for David

posted by Jana Melpolder

“My 5 year-old son has Children’s Nephrotic Syndrome.” –Emma/David Add your prayers now

John 4:46-54

posted by Jana Melpolder

[46] So Jesus came again into Cana of Galilee, where he made the water wine. And there was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum. [47] When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 8

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Pay attention to how you respond to the routine annoyances that show up each day. Do you get annoyed when you have to replace a light bulb? Your responses to life are a template for your children on how to […]

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 5

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 5 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Bible Q&A for January 8

posted by Jana Melpolder

Since so much of the Bible takes place in Egypt, why is there no mention of the pyramids? To this day we don’t know for sure how they were constructed, so why no mention of them? Some of the pyramids […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 8, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Make sure that your air conditioner filters and heating vents are clean and gunk-free. Your AC will work more efficiently, saving you up to $150 yearly in energy costs.

The Jesus Assault

posted by Jana Melpolder

Jesus rebuked [the unclean spirit within a man], saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” (Mark 1:25) In the Gospel of Mark, Jesus is portrayed as if he is making a military assault on the forces of evil, casting […]

Gospel Reading for Wednesday, January 7, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 2:1-11 1 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine gave out, […]

Pray for Barbara and Ray

posted by Jana Melpolder

“My fiance, Barbara Grammer and her brother Ray were driving – have not been heard from in 2 days – we were to be married shortly after her arrival.” –rjtatlarge Add your prayers now

John 2:1-11

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of Jesus was there: [2] And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. [3] And when they wanted wine, the mother […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 7

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Our older children are exploring who they are and why they are here. This is their spiritual quest, although often misunderstood. You can help them move into their highest self by being a patient and nonjudgmental listener.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 4

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 4 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 7, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Always keep the thermostat on your home water heater below 120 degrees Fahrenheit. You won’t need your water to be any hotter than that!

Holding onto Worry

posted by Jana Melpolder

Parents worry. It’s part of our job description. Consider the words of Jesus: “Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met” (Matthew 6:33, MSG). Make a […]

Pray for a Peaceful End to Conflict in the Middle East

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Peaceful means to a cease fire is more than just provential guidelines.” –Theresa Elizabeth Schmitt Add your prayers now

Gospel Reading for Tuesday, January 6, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Matthew 12:14-21 14 But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him. 15 When Jesus became aware of this, he departed. Many crowds followed him, and he cured all of them, 16 and he ordered them […]

Matthew 12:14-21

posted by Jana Melpolder

[14] Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. [15] But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; [16] And […]

Fearless at Work: Make Fearlessness Work For You

posted by lmarcus

I learned an important lesson in 1996 when I agreed to join Al Franken for a segment called “Strange Bedfellows” during Comedy Central’s coverage of the elections. Al and I held our political debates from a bed in the middle […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 6

posted by Jana Melpolder

“We have the choice each day to focus on negativity or rise above it and connect with all that is positive. Pause now and make the choice.” –Mimi Doe

Seven Days of 3:16–Day 3

posted by Jana Melpolder

Beliefnet is pleased to present the first 7 days of devotionals from Max Lucado’s “3:16: The Numbers of Hope” (Thomas Nelson, 2007). This is Day 3 of the week-long devotional. If you missed the previous days, stay subscribed to this […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 6, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Only run your dishwasher when you have a full load. If you wash your dishes by hand, fill the sink with soapy water and then turn off the tap, instead of leaving the tap running as you scrub, then rinse […]

Today’s Eco Tip for January 5, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

Save about $500 a year by winterizing with double-pane glass windows instead of single-pane. They’ll keep the cold out and the heat in.

Pray for Colby W.

posted by Jana Melpolder

“I’m thankful that he…has the opportunity to get clean and away from the terrible situation he was in. Please pray that God will work in his life and give him the desire to change his life and make better choices.” […]

Gospel Reading for Monday, January 5, 2009

posted by Jana Melpolder

John 15:1-6 1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinegrower. 2 He removes every branch in me that bears no fruit. Every branch that bears fruit he prunes to make it bear more fruit. 3 You […]

John 15:1-6

posted by Jana Melpolder

[1] I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. [2] Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. […]

Spiritual Parenting Thought for January 5

posted by Jana Melpolder

“Your child is a being of light and love who wants to share that abundant spirit. What is getting in your child’s way of expressing who he or she truly is?” –Mimi Doe

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