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Are you looking for answers to life's questions? Do you want to know what the Bible says about a certain subject or issue?

Here are some resources that will help in your life journey.

Devotionals
The Bible Says 

Learn what the Bible Says about the past, present and future. Discover how to apply Scripture to life's pressing questions and needs.
La Biblia Dice
La Bible Dit

Picture It
Discover what happens when photographs and Bible texts unite on the same page to proclaim God’s Word. Enjoy the rich imagery and spiritual impact of these unique devotionals.


City Lights
Do you live in the city or have an interest in urban issues? Come here to enjoy fresh articles on community, commuting, culture, faith, healthcare, homelessness, neighbors, loneliness, pollution, shopping, traffic, urban living, volunteerism, waste and more.

ScriptShot
This page features graphic images and scripture texts that convey messages of hope. Entries include objects, people and places that speak spiritual truths! 

Family Devotionals
Family First

Enrich your family experience with these helpful tips, articles and resources. Learn how to turn negatives into positives and build more meaningful relationships. 
  • Laundry Days

    I know what you are thinking. How could laundry ever be enjoyable? Yes, I have been there too. In fact, I used to dread doing the laundry. It was like a giant monster that grew larger every day.Read more...

  • Family Worship Times

    Whether it’s morning or evening (or both, if possible) having a family time of worship to God is a blessing for everyone involved.Read more...

  • Budget Vacations

    Want to get away and relax together but can’t afford a fancy vacation? By planning ahead and focusing on what’s most important to you about a vacation, families can enjoy quality experiences...Read more...

  • Show Them Your Love

    Ever feel like your love life, family life, and community life are in the doldrums? Here are some easy tips that will lift your spirits and show others you care:Read more...


  • Hope Generation

    If you're 13-18 years old, Hope Generation is for you--with challenging views on alcohol, careers, depression, drugs, environment, faith, freedom, friends, media, music, parents, peers, school, sex, sports, suicide and more.

    God's MVP

    The National Football League stars that grab headlines today are quarterbacks, running backs, and...Read more...

    Dying to Lose Weight

    Want to lose weight? You bet. Want to lose weight with ephedra? You bet your life. Ephedra is...Read more...

    Smoke Rings

    Two new types of cigarettes – kreteks and bidis – are getting teens, especially those in 7th...Read more...


    Keys for Kids

    Keys for Kids is a bi-monthly devotional written especially for children. Each devotion contains a Scripture passage, a story, a personal application, and a verse to memorize. Keys for Kids have been a daily part of children's lives for fourteen years and now more kids than ever are being helped through these insights.
    A Matter of Timing

    Bible Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:20-21; 6:1-2; James 4:13-14

    For the first time in his life, Braden really listened to the sermon at church. "Now is the time to come to Jesus," said Pastor Derks. "Don't have bad timing on this issue, friends. Later may be too late." Braden felt like he should confess his sin and ask Jesus to forgive him, but he just didn't want to give in right then. The other kids might laugh, he thought, and besides, I'm still young--there should be plenty of time later.

    In gym class the next day, the kids played soccer. Braden loved the game--in fact, he was the best player in his class. "This will be a piece of cake," he told his friend Colton after teams were assigned.

    Colton nodded. "We'll beat those guys for sure."

    But to Braden's surprise, the other team got ahead and stayed ahead. Braden didn't seem to be able to make any good plays. The score was two to nothing with just over a minute left to play when Colton came from nowhere and skillfully stole the ball and made a goal. The score was now two to one.

    Mr. Berg, the gym teacher, was looking at his stopwatch and holding his whistle in his mouth, ready to signal the end of the game, when Colton again made a terrific steal. This time, he passed the ball to Braden, who was standing right in front of the goal. "Kick it in!" Colton shouted.

    "Come on, Braden! Tie the score!" another teammate yelled. Braden swung his leg and kicked, but he moved a little too late. An opponent had just enough time to move in front of him and block his shot right as Mr. Berg blew his whistle to end the game.

    "I noticed your timing was off today, Braden," said Mr. Berg as they headed to the locker room.

    "Yeah," said Braden. He knew that with good timing, he could have tied the score. Then Braden thought of something else. What if I have bad timing--like Pastor Derks said yesterday--and wait too long to trust in Jesus?

    The other boys left the locker room, but Braden stayed behind and bowed his head to quietly tell Jesus he wanted Him to be his Savior. Alan A. Sawyer

    How About You?
    Have you made the decision to trust Jesus as your Savior? Or do you think there's no hurry? Today's Scripture reading is a reminder that life passes quickly--it's like a vapor that is soon gone. Maybe you'll live until you're old; but maybe not. Now is the time to trust in Jesus. Don't wait! (See :The ABCs of Salvation" on the right column of this page..)

    Today's Key Verse:
    Now is the right time! See! Now is the day to be saved. (NLV) (2 Corinthians 6:2 )

    Today's Key Thought:
    Now is the time to be saved