Can you teach mercy without using the term? Kate Taliaferro breaks down M.E.R.C.Y. to help you lay a solid foundation for a culture of mercy in your home, as part of our “Ordinary Time, Extraordinary Mercy” series.

For Your Family

Why I Hate Competition

Jeannie Ewing observes that part of growing in humility is allowing oneself to be vulnerable in the way God asks of us, which may include a violent stripping of the ego. The brutal failures that embarrass us may very well be necessary for us to continually surrender our work to the Lord, so that the results are due to His movements in and through us.

Culture and Fun

5 Dates You Should Know from World History in 2016

Did you know that in this year, 2016, we celebrate a handful of remarkable historical anniversaries? A little knowledge about the world is always timely, so Rebecca Willen brings your dose of history for the day, distilled into five convenient bullet points.



What are your deepest desires? Lori Hadorn-Disselkamp invites readers to reflect on those God-given gifts they MUST use.

Book Notes

Book Notes: Find a Real Friend in Jesus

Gary Zimak’s new book, Find a Real Friend in Jesus, is full of friendly, personal advice from someone who is so invested in his faith that he can’t help but share it with others. Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS shares her review.

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