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Lia Martin

authorLia Martin loves to inspire others to lean into the Lord daily. She's a writer, editor, marketer, former Faith Editor, and author of Wisdom at Wit's End: Abandoning Supermom Myths in Search of Supernatural Peace. When she's not cultivating words, she loves walking in nature, reading, exploring the latest health trends, and laughing with her two wonderful kids. She blogs at

Prayers for Lent for Renewal in the 2022 Lenten Season

Every spring, we’re offered a beautiful opportunity to “…throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles” (Hebrews 12:1). So whether you are considering giving up something for the first time this Lent, or if you always celebrate, these 5 prayers will help you align your heart.

A Comforting Reminder: Jesus Is the Way, the Truth and the Life

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’” (John 14:6).

In John 13 and 14, we pull up close to intimate conversations between God and his children, revealed by the exchanges between Jesus and his disciples.

Leaning in to their leader and friend, the disciples long to understand more fully who Jesus is, where he is going, and what that means for them. It’s a yearning many of us feel as we await his promised return. What does this all mean? What are we to do? What do I believe?

And with sovereign clarity, in John 14:6, Jesus delivers.

It’s likely one of the many reasons the Book of John is often one of the best places for new believers to get started on their journey with Jesus.

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Why Do We Kneel in Prayer?

I come to this topic with the belief that God doesn’t even require knees to be in relationship with us. That said, kneeling is still a beautiful choice, as it can stir us toward his presence.

What Does the Bible Say About Hope? 

The Psalms are replete with hope in God for deliverance. Isaiah 40:31 assures us those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. Even Job, in his inconceivable situation, proclaims “Though he slay me, I will hope in him.” This hope clearly isn’t deterred by doubt about God’s power and goodness—it’s certain, no matter what.

Conquer Today – and Every Day – with These 7 Short Daily Prayers

I want to encourage you that prayer has the power to drastically change your life for the better. So, don’t hold back. There’s no perfect prayer, just a perfect God, who wants you to invite him to be your provision, strength, and hope.

3 Important Reminders from the Story of Balaam and His Talking Donkey

In the book of Numbers, we find the story of Balaam. And while we know that all Scripture is God-breathed and true, this story can be a little hard to wrap your mind around. So who exactly was Balaam? What did he do wrong and, most importantly, did his donkey really talk to him?

3 Uplifting Ways to Choose Joy Today, and Every Day

Choosing joy means believing what Jesus promises in John 16 – that his work to reconcile us to God will make our joy “complete.” Joy is continually filling up on faith, not just feeling happy in good times.

5 Powerful Ways Jesus Still Heals Today

Anyone familiar with Jesus’ ministry in the New Testament knows that he didn’t withhold his power to heal. In fact, the many miracles he publicly performed were proof of his promise to overcome.

On his own excruciating journey to resurrection, he suffered all forms of affliction—similar to those he healed for others. He was outcast, made lame, bleeding, and was even taken (for a time) by death.

But because we know Jesus is God made flesh, we can hear him speaking to us from the very beginning, as far back as Exodus 15 where he is referred to as Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals.

Jesus desires that we believe, even today, that bringing him our struggles, wounds, or sins can generate healing and hope. His healing may not look the way we want it to, or actualize within our agenda or timeframe, but his power to heal is both true and miraculous, even today.

Let’s consider five ways Jesus still heals today:

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