One Year Devotional Giveaway!

What better time to begin a daily devotional with your kids than the start of a new year?

OY Devos with Jesus Giveaway

Featuring a range of kid-friendly topics, from practical life lessons that Jesus taught to the essential theological truths of His character and deity, The One Year Devotions with Jesus will encourage young readers and help them to know Christ better.

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Under Our Skin Forum – Book Giveaway


On February 16, 2017, please join some of today’s national leaders on issues of race and faith at The Crossing Church in Tampa, Florida—or via—for Under Our Skin: A Forum on Race and Faith, presented by Tyndale House Publishers. The 3-hour live event, moderated by ESPN’s Sage Steele, will feature Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson, esteemed broadcaster James Brown, Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy, NFL Walter Payton Man-of-the-Year award winner Warrick Dunn, author and speaker Mo Isom, Executive Director of Desire Street Ministries and Heisman Trophy winner Danny Wuerffel, Detroit pastor and author J. Kevin Butcher, and Executive Director of Restoration Academy Ben Sciacca, among others. Music will be performed by Lizzy Cameron. A donation will be made from Tyndale House Publishers to the foundations represented by the forum’s panelists.

After news broke in November 2014 that a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., voted not to indict the police officer responsible for killing Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, Benjamin Watson penned a heartfelt Facebook post that expressed his anger, fear, embarrassment, sadness, confusion, hopelessness, and hopefulness over the situation. One year later, Watson further unpacked his thoughts in his book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race and Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations That Divide Us. Since its release, Watson has become a widely recognized voice on the topics of race and faith in America.

Watson’s primary desire in Under Our Skin is to equip readers with tools to engage in issues of race from another’s perspective. The event’s speakers are committed to participating in a forum that will be thoughtful and respectful in its approach to challenging issues. At the conclusion of the forum, viewers will be provided with several steps to take back to their own communities to move the racial divide from an argument or political position toward a place of reconciliation and healing.

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Under Our Skin Forum – Book Giveaway

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Superhero Status: Living Fearlessly in 2017


One might think if you get the external clutter all fixed in your life, or most of it fixed, then you can live this simplified life and it’s all good.

Actually, what clutters up your internal world can really mess with your life, gang. I bear witness, myself.

One peace buster is fear. Fear can break a cycle of peace very rapidly in your life…. Sometimes you have to work a little bit to understand fear’s origin.

Where did it come from, this fear, that’s making peace so difficult to maintain?

We have to try to get to the origin, the roots of our fears, so we can deal with them.

I love the passage from the apostle Paul, 2 Timothy 1:7. It says, I’ve not appointed you to live life with a spirit of timidity. I don’t want you afraid of your shadow all life long. He said, I’ve given you a spirit of confidence, a sound mind, a disciplined thinking pattern.

When I feel fear going my way, I start going through a series of promises in God’s word. Promises like:

God is for me, and not against me.

If God is for me, who can be against me.

And I kind of work up enough courage from the teachings in the Word of God – and the Holy Spirit reinforcing them in my mind – where I can say, “Ok, I’m going to face that fear head on.”


I’m going to do so, not because I think I can just overpower it on my own strength. But I’m going to do so because I’m a treasured child of the Most High God. I’m someone that God loves and wants to accompany in this difficult situation.

I don’t know a better way to handle fear than to face it head on. You can try to dance around it but sooner or later, you just have to look it straight in the eye and deal with it.

This excerpt is from an interview with pastor Bill Hybels on the secrets for living life with more energy, focus, and peace. Bill is the author of Simplify: Ten Practices to Unclutter Your Soul.

Simply Put: 10 Ways to Declutter in 2017

Replenish Your Energy Reserves

Harness Your Calendar’s Power

Master Your Finances

Refine Your Working World

Make Room for Forgiveness

Conquer Your Fears

Deepen Your Relational Circles

Claim God’s Call on Your Life

Welcome New Seasons in Your Life

The Legacy of a Simplified Life