Finding Comfort In Christ

Can those who mourn really be comforted? Find out what the Bible says about finding comfort in Christ during hardship. Click through to read.

We are working our way through the Beatitudes here at Joy Pursued, and today I am excited to have Julie from The Hallway Initiative here to introduce the second Beatitude. If you new around here, you can find the introduction to the series here, and see all the posts on the first Beatitude here. Have […]

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6 Ways to be a Humble Wife

Keep your marriage safe from destructive pride by practicing humility with these six ways to be a humble wife. Click through to read.

One relationship my pride shows up in more than any other is in my marriage. Since marriage brings our sinful nature to the surface, we should not be surprised to find pride here. Yet, if left unchecked, pride can destroy your marriage. Pride creates dissonance between couples. When we pretend we are perfect, our spouse […]

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A Christian Writer’s Prayer

Before you sit down to write a word, surrender your work to God and invite Jesus into the process by praying The Christian Writer’s prayer.

The weight of responsibility settles on me every time I sit down to write. My goal is to share about a life lived for Christ; a life I strive for, but continually fall short of obtaining. My imperfection makes me feel like a hypocrite because I need my own words more than anyone else. “Who […]

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The Christian’s Simple Guide to Lent

Prepare your heart to experience the joy of Easter by observing Lent. Learn how by checking out The Christian's Simple Guide to Lent.

Growing up, the term Lent was a term thrown around at church but never explained. From what I gleaned, Lent involved giving something up for 40 days, which often turned into a diet; “I am giving up sugar for Lent, hopefully I will lose a few pounds.” From my limited knowledge, Lent made no sense […]

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12 Reasons We Need God

Humble yourself before God by acknowledging how desperately you need him. Start by meditating on these 12 reasons we need God.

I know I need God, but too often, I act the opposite. I strive to achieve out of my own strength and knowledge instead of relying on God. I pretend to know all the answers and act like everything is under my control instead of acknowledging God as sovereign over all. What I see as […]

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Humility and the Necessity of Being Emptied

Humility is our foundation―our starting place as a kingdom citizen. Humility requires being emptied of ourselves and exalting God as sovereign over all. Click through to read more.

“It sounds like God has really squeezed your heart,” my friend remarked; “but it is amazing how He used it to bring you closer to Him.” I nodded in agreement, but found “squeezed my heart” an inadequate description. “Completely stripped,” I thought. Stripped of everything I found fulfillment in. Stripped of comfort, happiness, and stability. […]

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5 Bible Study Tips to Take You Deeper

Looking to get more out of your Bible study? Try these 5 tips to increase your learning and grow your love of God's word.

Confession: I am a recovering Bible skimmer. You know how Bible skimming works right? Reach a long list of names in the Bible—quickly skim the list and move on. Come across a familiar story—skim over. Hard to understand prophecies? Yep, skim those too. (Sorry Zechariah, I’m just not sure what you are talking about). My […]

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The Beatitudes: Our Guide to Joy

Join the journey to more joy by exploring the Beatitudes, our guide to living right side up in an upside down world. Click through to read.

“A fairly accurate description of the human race might be furnished to one unacquainted with it by taking the Beatitudes, turning them wrong side out and saying, ‘Here is your human race!’ For the exact opposite of the virtues in the Beatitudes are the very qualities which distinguish human life and conduct.” -A.W. Tozer, The […]

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