Faithful … Go and Speak of His Faithfulness

Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the LORD is good
and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.
Psalm 100:4-5

If you had a choice to celebrate 11 women of the Bible, who would you choose? Who would be considered for your first chapter? Would it be Rahab?

“A person’s work and identity aren’t the same thing, are they?” asked Amanda Bible Williams about Rahab.

Would you choose unfamiliar women like Jehosheba? Do you even know who she was? What about the bent woman?

In Faithful, authors, poets, songwriters, musicians, and artists celebrate the lives of women in the Bible. Women God used in His eternal story of lovingkindness. We are familiar with most of the women, and we learn about a few who we might not have known about.

The Faithful Project is more than women gathering to write a book. They also created an album with beautiful songs of hope, celebrating the stories of the women in the book.

Filled with eye-catching photos of the women as they collaborated in three creative workshops, the book assures women that God is still faithful to work through them as He did in biblical times. The songs add to that assurance.

“I’ve discovered that being transformed into the image of Christ is infinitely more valuable than the personal achievements,” writes Kelly Minter as she considers Ruth’s life.

And Kelly Needham writes about Jehosheba, “We long to soar above the minutiae and make an impact that lasts.”

These are the same thoughts that we wrestle with today.

Yes, “God chose to write His redemption story through the most unlikely women,” Ruth Chou Simons wrote about Leah.

Unlikely. Isn’t that what most of us feel? That gives me hope.

After the last chapter, I was delighted to find four weeks of writing prompts, encouraging the reader to grab a journal and write what she has heard, has seen, has felt, and will speak.

Thank you to all who made this beautiful book and album a reality.

Abba, Father, we praise Your name and all that You have done through the unlikely women of the Bible. We see you working in our lives, and we rejoice. We have heard of Your goodness and have seen how You work through us. Awestruck, we bow before You. Empower us to proclaim Your goodness to the world. In Jesus’ name, amen. 

What have you heard? What have you seen? What have you felt?
Go and speak it to the world!
Speak it in the comments!

When You Don’t Like Your Story … A Review

I have chapters and pages in my story that I don’t like. I wish that I could tear them out, shred them, and set fire to them.

How about you?

Have you considered that God can use the ugly and broken shards of your life to piece together beautiful and valuable artwork?

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Power-filled Prayers: The Light of His Presence

Worship. Confession. Thanksgiving. Intercession.

Anne Graham Lotz has gifted her readers with a power-filled glimpse into her prayer life. In The Light of His Presence: Prayers to Draw You Near to the Heart of God, she shares 40 intimate prayers that focus on today’s struggles, salvation, restoration, mission, and much more.

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Are You Prevailing?

I truly believe that God orchestrated the timing of the release of Prevail for the challenges that we face today. Susie Larson has gifted the world with a year’s worth of devotions that encourage the reader to stand strong in the Lord.

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