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Becky de Oliveira
Yesterday I read The Velveteen Rabbit to my 5-year-old son. "This is the greatest children’s book ever written," I sobbed as I choked through the book’s explanation of what it means to be "real." "By the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out, and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand."
"That is the greatest children’s book ever," my son said nervously.
"Wanna hear it again?"
Like the Velveteen Rabbit, many young Christians worry about being real. They want to be "in touch," "clued in," and "relevant" in the eyes of the world. But is that actually necessary?
In Keeping It Real in the Real World, Becky de Oliveira challenges this tendency with brutal honesty and quirky humor. Her perspective on life will inspire you to approach the Christian life fearlessly and embrace your individuality on your journey in the real world.
Get the ebook here.
Reading for Dec. 5: chapter 69 — "David Crowned King at Last"
Every week, a section of this book, Beginning of the End, helps you to understand the lesson better.
Read or listen to the ebook of Beginning of the End or download it for free here.
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Is something wrong in your life?The most important thing to do when something goes wrong: talk to someone you trust. This is extremely important for the best outcome in your life. You may think you cannot bring yourself to speak to someone, but you must try.
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Bud Caldwell was happily married for nearly 56 years when his beloved wife died. After her death, he bought, donated, and dedicated a bench in his wife’s memory. That bench was placed in a park at their hometown of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Every day—rain or shine—Mr. Caldwell visits that bench. There, he talks with his wife, Betty,1 about what’s been going on in his life and leaves a penny and a daisy on the bench. Those two mementos are left as a tribute and memory of their two favorite songs: “Pennies From Heaven” and “Daisy a Day.”
Recently, when a heavy snowstorm hit the area this past winter, Mr. Caldwell made the drive to . . . read more
Insight Blog – Omar Miranda
As the first of December rolled around, a little boy in a very poor family wanted to give his father something meaningful, but he didn’t have much. So, he thought and thought about what he could do for the man who had done so much for him and his two older brothers.
After their mother had unexpectedly died two Christmases ago of an unexplained fever, things had been really tough. It had changed their father. He wasn’t the happy, joyful person he used to be anymore. The boy hoped that this Christmas, things would be different.
For three weeks the boy thought and prayed and . . . read more