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  • 3 Kids Bibles that will Engage Your Child

    Get your little ones engaged in God's Word with a Kids Bible they can understand and encourage them to personalize their faith.

    Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – Matthew 19:14 NIV

    God has a heart for children, and His Word makes it clear that He desires to be in an intimate relationship with them. Teaching your kids about their Lord and Savior is one of your greatest responsibilities as a parent – but it’s also one of your greatest blessings. Encourage your little ones to draw near to their Father with a Kids Bible they can easily understand.

    The Beginner's Bible: Timeless Children's Stories

    The Beginner’s Bible has been a favorite of young children and their parents for decades. The easy-to-read text and bright, full-color illustrations on every page make it the perfect way to introduce young children to the stories of the Bible. With new three-dimensional art and compelling text, more than 90 Bible stories come to life. Kids ages 6 and under will enjoy the fun illustrations of Noah helping the elephant onto the ark, Jonah praying inside the fish and more.

    NLT Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible

    Scripture memorization grounds kids in their faith, equips them for the future and solidifies their relationship with Christ. The NLT Hidden in My Heart Scripture Memory Bible was designed to encourage kids to read God’s Word and hide it deep within their hearts. One hundred of the Bible’s core verses have been set to music by renowned children’s author and songwriter Stephen Elkins. The 100 songs include a variety of genres and are available in the New Living Translation, New International Version and King James Version.

    NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers

    Now available with full-color throughout, the bestselling NIrV Adventure Bible for Early Readers includes the complete New International Reader's Version written for a third grade reading level—for children just beginning to explore the Bible on their own. Kids ages 6-10 will be even more captivated with learning about the Bible and growing closer in their relationship with God. Enjoy 30% Off All Adventure Bibles now through November 17.

    Give your child their very own Bible as a gift or choose a Bible together. Challenge them to read a whole chapter of the Bible, memorize their favorite verse or have them read their new Bible to you.

    How do you encourage your kids to spend time in God’s Word?

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  • 4 Encouraging Bible Verses about God’s Will

    The Bible is the most accurate and honest place to seek the Lord and gain perspective on His will for your life.

    As Christians, we hear a lot about pursuing God’s will but are often left wondering how to go about it. While only God himself knows His plan for us, He loved us enough to give us His Word as a guide. The Bible is the most accurate and honest place to seek the Lord and gain perspective.

    We asked some of our staff to share a verse that helps them understand who God has called them to be. We hope these scriptures encourage you to dive into the Word and seek the will of God.

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NLT Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

    “I love these verses because they clearly describe these character attributes as God’s will for me in Christ Jesus. These verses are very clear that no matter what the situation or circumstance, God is certain that He wants me to be a man of joy who seeks Him in prayer and is full of thanksgiving. These are powerful attributes that allow me to rest in Jesus.” – Steve Biondo, Senior Vice President of Human Resources

    Romans 12:2 ESV Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

    “This verse has always spoken to me in an incredibly deep way. We are constantly being tugged at and pulled toward conforming to the ways of this world, but I will never cease to consistently renew my mind in God and push myself to be exactly who He has called me to be.” – Olivia Holman, Visual Merchandiser

    Romans 8:6 NIV The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.

    “Though it’s a daily, moment-to-moment battle, I have found that the rewards of thinking about and satisfying my own wants and desires are so shallow and short-lived. When I pursue God through daily Bible study, prayer, and fellowship it positions me to be led by the Holy Spirit. I am able to serve with joy and I have better perspective on life’s problems, which are inevitable. I experience peace as a result of hope and perspective.” – Dan McAleenan, SVP Store Operations

    Philippians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

    “These verses remind me that I can achieve anything as long as I seek the will of the Lord. Regardless of the task, circumstance or situation, everything will work out because God is in control and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Andreanna Sims, Real Estate Manager

    We hope these Bible verses inspire you to live your life in alignment with God’s will. We encourage you to seek Him through His Word as you strive to be more like Christ.

    What Bible verses encourage you?

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  • 4 Cozy Ways to Decorate Your Home for Fall

    Set your dining room table with festive dishes that remind you just how blessed you truly are.

    As the seasons change from summer to fall, we enter into a time of thanksgiving and reflection; thanking God for all that He has blessed us with this year. We open our homes to family and friends and share in the joys and blessings of the season together. Prepare your home for harvest by creating a warm and welcoming space with these fall decorating ideas.

    Freshen Up Your Front Porch Swap out your summer flowers for more seasonal plants by adding mums to your flowerpots. Consider hanging an autumn wreath on the door or displaying pumpkins, squash and corn stalks on your porch to create a festive look and feel.

    Decorate Your Dining Room Table Craft a centerpiece by placing textured fabrics in a basket and filling it with squash, leaves and acorns. Trade in your every day dishes for festive plates, platters and mugs with inspirational messages that remind you just how blessed you truly are.

    Light Candles Take advantage of the shorter days by lighting candles in the evening. Not only do they look pretty, they make your home smell wonderful. Place them in several rooms throughout the house to create a cozy ambiance.

    Set Aside a Quiet Space Transform an area of your home into a cozy reading corner. Use this space to cuddle up with your devotions and spend some time getting into God’s Word. Lay out a throw blanket and some fluffy pillows to kick up the comfort level.

    Incorporating even one of these ideas will make your home feel warm and cozy for fall so pick your favorite and get started. Need an excuse to decorate? We’re offering 25% Off Harvest Gifts, including wall art and dining products, now through October 13.

    How do you prepare your home for the harvest season? Share your favorite fall decorating tips in the comments below.

  • How to Write a Christian Thank You Card in 5 Simple Steps

    In a world where texts, tweets and emojis dominate our interactions, a handwritten thank you note goes a long way. Maybe a neighbor went out of their way to run an errand for you, maybe you received a thoughtful gift in the mail or maybe you want to express your gratitude to a close friend. Whatever the case may be, rediscover the art of a thank you card in five simple steps.

    Lead With Gratitude Begin by thanking the recipient for their thoughtfulness. Don’t feel pressured to come up with an elaborate greeting. Something as simple as “thank you so much for the gift” or “I appreciate your time” is all it takes.

    Spell Out Specifics Include details about what you are grateful for. If you received a gift, let them know how you’ve used it. If you got a gift card, tell them what you’re planning to buy. If someone blessed you with a comforting shoulder during a difficult time, put into words how it made you feel.

    Include a Bible Verse There are several scriptures about thanks and gratitude. Let the recipient know what a blessing they are by including a meaningful Bible verse in your note. Ephesians 1:16 NIV is a great place to start: I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers.

    Make It Meaningful Mention something going on in their life, either exciting or challenging, and let them know you are thinking about and praying for them. This extra step lets them know you value the relationship and are tuned into their needs and feelings.

    Reaffirm Your Thanks While it may seem repetitive, end by reiterating your thankfulness. Make sure to change up how you phrase it though. Appreciation, gratitude and gratefulness are just a few other ways to say thank you.

    While your words are what truly count, it doesn’t hurt to write them in a beautifully crafted card. Browse Christian cards for every occasion or stop by a store near you and experience our full selection of greeting cards that show your friends and family just how much you care.

    What personal touches do you add to your thank you cards?

  • 5 Biblical Lessons to Teach Your Kids

    Math, science, art and history – your kids learn a lot in the classroom but what about at home? As parents who are raising ambassadors for Christ, it’s important to make sure an understanding of God’s Word is part of the equation. That’s why we’ve outlined five lessons to teach your children that align with God’s will for them.

    Love God There’s a reason this is the first commandment. Jesus instructs us in Mark 12:30 to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, mind and soul. This is a lesson that children can begin to grasp at an early age and will serve as the foundation for all other principles.

    Be Kind The golden rule taught in grade school has more biblical truth to it than you might have thought. In Matthew 7:12 Jesus tells us to do to others what we would want them to do to us. Kindness is rooted in a deep love and respect for all of God’s people.

    Respect Authority Whether it’s a parent or the president, the Bible is very clear that we are to respect authority. Romans 13:1 reminds us that the authorities in place have been established by God. We are to teach our children that we don’t have to fear authority if we ultimately trust our Lord and Savior.

    Tell the Truth Help your child understand the importance of honesty. Ephesians 4:25 commands us to speak truth to our neighbors because we are brothers and sisters in Christ. Similar to kindness, the ability and desire to tell the truth stems from love and respect.

    Give Thanks We serve a good God who delights in blessing us. The enemy is quick to attack our thoughts in an attempt to consume us with negativity and unmet needs, but it is so important to drown them out with praise and thanks to our Father in Heaven. Psalm 100:4 says that we are to enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise His name. Instill a heart of gratitude in your child and be quick to point out all of the good things God is doing in their life.

    While these lessons are important, they’re not all-inclusive. The Bible offers more grace and guidance for parents than we could fit into a blog, so we encourage you to ask for wisdom and spend time in the Word as you seek to raise children of God.

    We believe something great happens when a child applies the Bible to their life and begins to understand who God has called them to be. That’s why we’ve created an exclusive line of superhero-inspired kids’ decor called Small But Mighty. This line is designed to remind your little ones that while they might be small, their faith makes them mighty — especially when they use their powers to serve and love others.

    What biblical lessons would you add to our list?

  • How to Choose a Bible: 4 Questions to Consider

    With so many translations, styles and features – choosing a Bible can be both exciting and overwhelming. We know the importance of understanding and connecting with God’s Word. That’s why we’re committed to being your spiritual partner and helping you find a Bible that speaks to you. Get started with the following questions designed to walk you through the Bible selection process.

    Who is this Bible for? Maybe you’re buying your first Bible, your fifth Bible or looking to bless someone with the gift of God’s Word. If you’re buying a Bible for someone else, consider their age, gender and spiritual needs. Keep this in mind as you consider the following questions.

    Is this Bible for a specific life event or milestone? Whether you’re celebrating a baptism, graduation or simply welcoming a new believer, we’ve got a Bible specific to each occasion. The needs of a pastor and someone celebrating their first communion will be different, and we believe their Bible should be too.

    Are you looking for a specific translation? Some translations, including the KJV and NKJV, are more literal because they were translated word for word and often require a higher reading level. Other translations, like the NIV and NLT, use more contemporary language because they were translated phrase by phrase allowing for a smoother reading experience. Both types of translations are used to study God's Word, so be sure to choose one that resonates with you.

    Are you looking for additional features? Hard cover or leather bound? Large or small print? Maybe you want wide margins for Bible journaling. Maybe you’re doing a majority of your reading on the road and would benefit from a compact version. Consider when and where you’ll be using your Bible most and choose features that align with your needs.

    Still have questions? Take the next step and try out our new Bible Finder. This online tool will walk you through these very questions, present you with an in-depth look at your options and then recommend a variety of Bibles based on your responses.

    What questions do you have about the Bible buying process?

  • 6 Guidelines for Encouraging Your Child’s Spiritual Growth

    Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. - Proverbs 22:6 NIV

    This verse is both a command and a promise – a command to raise children who know Jesus, and a promise that God will be faithful in holding up His end of the deal. He doesn’t ask us to be perfect but He does ask us to be purposeful. Encourage your kids to pursue Jesus with these guidelines for fostering spiritual growth.

    Teach Them To Be Thankful  Use everyday moments as opportunities to teach them gratitude. Go around the dinner table and take turns sharing something positive that happened that day. Use their response as an opportunity to show your children how God has blessed them.

    Get Them Involved In God’s Word Introduce your little one to God's Word with a kid’s Bible. Get them excited about their faith by taking them with you to pick one out. Have their name imprinted on the cover to personalize their Bible and explain how God’s Word speaks directly to them.

    Practice Prayer Teach your children about the power of prayer. Whether it’s first thing in the morning or as you tuck them into bed, make sure you and you set aside a consistent time every day to pray. Encourage them to explore prayer on their own and document their conversations with God in a prayer journal.

    Cultivate Curiosity Kids ask a lot of questions. Do your best to answer them and introduce Christian principles to their everyday curiosities. The more often you initiate conversations, the more comfortable they will feel coming to you when they need direction.

    Create Community Faith flourishes in the presence of community. Encourage Godly friendships by getting them involved in a youth group and other activities with the church outside of Sunday service. Surround your children with kids and adults who model Christ.

    Lead By Example Whether they admit it or not, your children look up to you. They are watching and learning your attitudes and actions. You have a unique opportunity to show them what it means to live out their faith. Go to God in prayer and ask him for guidance and wisdom as you seek to raise children who love the Lord.

    We hope you feel inspired to foster your child’s faith in new and exciting ways. Tell us how you encourage your little ones in their spiritual journey.

  • Use Your Powers for Good: The Story Behind Small But Mighty

    We recently had the opportunity to travel down to Monterrey, Mexico and serve orphans at a children’s home. On that hot day in May, we were tasked with digging a drainage trench for a new set of bathrooms to provide more privacy to the older children on campus. As we began the project our team was joined by a seven year old from the children’s home named Miguel. He came ready to work – fully adorned with gloves, a shovel and his trusty cape!

    Meet Miguel

    This little superhero was fully committed to the task at hand. He worked right along side the adults, doing his share of the digging and then some. He used the very best he had to serve our team and participate in the hot, hard, grueling project. Occasionally he would disappear from the ditch, only to return with sunscreen, water or orange slices to lift our spirits and renew our strength.

    Our Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Steve Biondo, began to call out his efforts and praise him for his hard work. He took Miguel aside and gave him a big hug. He told him that he was doing great good for every member of our team. Miguel hugged him back hard and said, “Tio (which means Uncle) I am using my powers for good aren’t I?”

    Use Your Powers For Good

    As we were leaving, you could see the pain in Miguel’s eyes, but even more so in us. We had all fallen in love with him. Our bus began to roll down the dirt driveway and we stuck our heads out the side widows waving farewell to the children, when out of the dust emerged Miguel. He was sprinting alongside the vehicle, his cape flapping in the wind. Our hearts soared knowing his last act of serving was to let us know that we were special. Steve shouted back to him as we drove away, “Miguel, use your powers for good – always!” He stopped his sprint, and with a glad heart, raised both hands in the air as a victor would.

    Miguel touched our hearts that day and taught us that we all have the power to do good, serve others and bring glory to the name of Jesus Christ. Size matters not, but only the willingness of our hearts to put our power into action.

    Inspired Product Line: Small But Mighty

    Miguel’s story inspired our team to put together a new line of products just for kids called Small But Mighty. The collection includes bedding, wall art, storage cubes and even a superhero cape. This line was designed to remind your little ones that while they might be small, their faith makes them mighty — especially when they use their powers to serve and love others.

  • 4 Ways to Energize Your Prayer Life

    Has prayer become yet another item on your busy to do list? If we’re honest, we’ve probably all felt this way at times. As humans, it can be easy to get swept up in the demands, distractions and disappointments of this world. But as Christians, we know that prayer is a powerful and essential part of our spiritual walk. If prayer feels like a burden instead of a blessing, these tips will help you get excited about spending time in prayer.

    Be Thankful When our prayers are a laundry list of all the things we want to change, we’re not likely to approach the throne of grace with excitement. We certainly need to pray for our needs and the needs of others, but let’s remember to thank God for all the good He is doing in our lives.

    Rework Your Routine Prayer should be a regular part of our life, but that doesn’t mean we have to do it at the same time, in the same way, at the same place. If you normally pray in your living room, try going for a walk. If you normally use a prayer journal, try praying verses in the Bible. Don’t be afraid to change it up!

    Learn To Listen Relationships are a two-way street and our relationship with God is no exception. We often develop a pattern of listing off our needs without pausing to hear from God. It’s important to sit silently in God’s presence and simply listen.

    Pray Without Ceasing Don’t compartmentalize your prayer life. God’s door is always open which means we have the opportunity to present our requests to Him all day long, not just during our designated prayer time. Say short prayers during those busy moments in life, then go back and pray more in depth when the events of the day have settled.

    God never intended prayer to be dull, mundane or boring. We hope these tips inspire you to approach your prayer time with a joyful spirit and a hopeful heart.

    What tips have helped you improve your prayer life?

  • Bible Journaling for Beginners: 4 Easy-to-Follow Steps to Help You Get Started

    If you’ve been on Instagram or Pinterest lately, you’ve probably seen your fair share of Bible journaling photos. In the midst of all those masterpieces, it can be intimidating to try your hand at it. Bible journaling is a great way to document your spiritual journey – and the good news is you don’t need to be a creative genius to do it!

    We’re here to help you get stared with 30% off select journaling Bibles and accessories now through August 25. There’s never been a better time to pick out a Bible, stock up on some supplies and jump in with these easy-to-follow steps!

    Step 1: Prepare Your Heart Before you tackle the pens and paints, set your mind on what really matters. Spend some time in prayer asking God to reveal Himself to you. Pray that your focus would be on pleasing God and not on pursuing perfection.

    Step 2: Get Into The Word As you dig into your Bible, take note of verses and words that stand out to you. Don’t know where to start? Try using a devotional to guide you through God’s Word and provide context around the piece of scripture you’re reading.

    Step 3: Put It On Paper Write down or draw out what spoke to you as you were reading God’s Word. It’s okay to start with a few words or writing out a verse. Don’t feel like you need to decorate the entire page. As you begin to feel more comfortable, you can add in some color and texture by using stamps, stickers, paint and washi tape.

    Step 4: Have Fun Enjoy yourself! It’s easy to fall into the enemy’s trap of comparing your skills, abilities and artwork to others. Know that Bible journaling is between you and God and He is simply rejoicing that you choose to spend time in His presence. So stop chasing perfection and give yourself the freedom to try something new.

    We hope these steps encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and connect with the Father on a deeper level. We’d love to see what you create and hear what’s worked well for you. Tag us on Instagram or post your works of art on our Facebook page.

    What are your favorite Bible journaling tips?

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