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Young Christians and Old Books

A priority to us at growingword.com is encourage people to read the works of great Christians who have come before us. Jaquelle Crowe, a writer and founder of The Young Writers Workshop, recently posted an article to that same point. She begins,   At times, the church can be guilty of thinking young Christians need […]


It isn’t difficult for Christian believers to confess that Jesus is the Good Shepherd. We gladly claim Psalm 23 and rest our lives and future hopes on what it says. What is really difficult to confess is that we are sheep and desperately need a shepherd! – Warren Wiersbe (from Jesus In the Present Tense)


Don’t Just Read Your Bible

Reading God’s word is vital to the life of a Christian. Jonathon R. Bailey has an interesting take on what else we should do. Check out his post at The Gospel Coalition and see why he says “listening” is also key.   Don’t Just Read Your Bible


We are not meant to embrace moments, but to embrace God. Moments are not always good; God is never anything else but good. Moments are simply the place where we meet him. – John Ortberg from “God Is Closer Than You Think”


Story of Same Kind of Different as Me

To be released as a major motion picture in October 2017, the stories of Ron Hall (an international art dealer) and Denver Moore (a former sharecropper) converged at the Union Gospel Mission in Fort Worth, TX. Ron befriends the homeless Denver in hopes of saving his struggling marriage to Debbie. An extraordinary friendship forms between the men, changing them both forever. A remarkable true story of friendship and unconditional love. Learn more about their story…

 


“God with all His omnipotence at His disposal never wastes anything. He never sends a flood if a shower will do; never sends a fortune if a shilling will do; never sends an army if a man will do. And He never thunders if a whisper will do.” ― F.W. Boreham

 


What Pain Can Do

Pain is inevitable on earth. It touches all of us in so many different ways. We hate what pain does to us, but have we thought about what pain can do for us? Best-selling author Lysa TerKeurst wrote an excellent post titled Pressing Through The Pain in which she prompts us to look beyond how pain […]