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Praying for Revival

A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

What is “bare false witness”?

To bear false witness against others is to lie about them, especially for personal gain. The Hebrew word translated “neighbor” in this commandment can mean an associate, a brother, companion, fellow, friend, husband, lover, or neighbor. In other words, the Israelites were commanded to be truthful in all things, but especially when speaking about another person. The people were not to lie publicly, as in a court of law by laying at another’s feet any false charge that could injure him, nor were they to lie privately by whispering, talebearing, backbiting, slandering, or destroying his character by innuendos, sly insinuations, and evil suggestions. You should not bear false witness against a co-worker, classmate, family member, friend, political opponent – or ANYONE.

The Need for Revival

  1. Think about through the election. Did you potentially say something false about a candidate you didn’t like?
  2. Think about your family, friends, co-workers, supervisors, classmates, pastor. Have you said something untrue about them?
  3. Confess any incidents the Holy Spirit brings to mind where you have broken this commandment.

Praying for Revival

Father, there is life and death in the power of the tongue. Bearing false witness against others stirs up strife and destroys relationships. Father, before words leave our mouth, would you cause us to think about what we say and to speak only truth about others.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.



The Valentine’s Collection

Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.


Need some music to get you through the day? Check out one of our Playlists on YouTube

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Praying for Revival

A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

Are you guilty of stealing?

You might not have an arrest warrant for theft, but are you guilty of stealing? Have you taken something from the company that you shouldn’t have? Have you borrowed something but not return it? These are stealing just as much as breaking into a home or business and stealing from them.

The Need for Revival

  1. Ask God to convict you are anything you have stole. To the best of your ability, make restitution.
  2. Ask God to forgive you.

Praying for Revival

Father, most of us a guilty of stealing on some level. Reveal the sin of stealing where it is infecting us. Lord, help us to live with integrity and honesty before you and before those around us. Part of revival is coming clean of the sins that are hidden away and allowing you to cleanse us and make us white as snow. Forgive, Lord, and make us new.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.



The Valentine’s Collection

Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

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 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.


Need some music to get you through the day? Check out one of our Playlists on YouTube

Click here for the Contemporary Christian Playlist
Click here for the Southern Gospel Playlist
Or Click here for the Hymns Playlist

You can also watch our animated devotionals on the YouTube Channel


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A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

What constitutes as “murder”?

Obviously, killing another human being is murder. But so is abortion. In Israel, as part of their idolatry, they were guilty of sacrificing their children and causing them to “pass through the fire.” God called it an abomination. Today, people who are “for” abortion would argue that then unborn fetus is not yet a human. Yet in only four weeks after conception, the developing baby is already developing a spinal system, heart, and brain. From the moment of conception, life has taken place as cells begin to divide at a very rapid rate. So abortion at any stage, is nothing short of murder.

But there is also another way we can be guilty of breaking the 6th commandment. 1 John 3:15 says, “Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer.” And in Matthew 5:21-22, Jesus said, ““You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.” So consider for a moment who you are angry with. Is there someone you hate? If so, you are guilty of murder.

Revival and the 6th Commandment

As long as you harbor anger, hatred, unforgiveness, or bitterness in your heart, you will not experience a revival. Jesus went on to say in Matthew 5:23-24, “So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” If you want to experience revival, you’ll need to settle things with those whom you have conflict. You’ll need to forgive them and then you can seek God to revive your heart.

The Need for Revival

  1. Is there anger, hatred, division within your home, work, or church?
  2. Do you struggle with racism?
  3. Do you have conflict or hatred for someone who votes differently than you?
  4. What are your thoughts and emotions towards those in government office?

Praying for Revival

Father, Satan would keep us in conflict and divided. He stirs up anger and hatred wherever he goes. But at the center of such emotions is pride and an unwillingness to forgive. Help us to let anger and hatred go and exchange it for loving our neighbor as Christ loves them.

Father, convict us and forgive us for the countless murders of innocent children through the horrendous act of abortion. God, may we advocate for life. May we see the unborn life as a uniquely and wonderfully made creation, knitted together by your hand and given life by you.

Lord, we often think that because we’ve not killed another person, that we are not guilty of this commandment. Open our spiritual eyes and hearts to see this commandment through your eyes.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.



The Valentine’s Collection

Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

Westbow logo
Christian book logo
amazon logo
Barnes and Nobel logo
walmart logo


 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.


Need some music to get you through the day? Check out one of our Playlists on YouTube

Click here for the Contemporary Christian Playlist
Click here for the Southern Gospel Playlist
Or Click here for the Hymns Playlist

You can also watch our animated devotionals on the YouTube Channel


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A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

What does it mean to honor your father and mother?

From GotQuestions.org, honoring your father and mother is being respectful in both word and action. It is having an inward attitude of esteem for their position. The Greek word for honor means “to revere, prize, and value.” Honor is giving respect not only for merit but also for rank. For example, some Americans may disagree with the President’s decisions, but they should still respect his position as leader of their country. Similarly, children of all ages should honor their parents, regardless of whether or not their parents “deserve” honor.  

We cannot outgrow God’s command to honor our parents

Although we may no longer be directly under their authority, we cannot outgrow God’s command to honor our parents. Even Jesus, God the Son, submitted Himself to both His earthly parents (Luke 2:51) and His heavenly Father (Matthew 26:39). Following Christ’s example, we should treat our parents the way we would reverentially approach our heavenly Father (Hebrews 12:9Malachi 1:6).

If we honored our parents in the same way we are to honor God, would we see a revival?

We should seek to honor our parents in much the same way that we strive to bring glory to God—in our thoughts, words, and actions. We need to recognize that God gifted us to our parents. He placed us within our family units for a reason and a purpose. Perhaps your purpose was to win them to Christ. Regardless of the reason, do you think if we honored our parents as the 5th commandment says would we experience a revival within our hearts and homes? Would that then spread to a revival within our nation and our world?

For a young child, obeying parents goes hand in hand with honoring them. That includes listening, heeding, and submitting to their authority. You cannot honor them if you talking back to them, being rebellious, talking bad about them to your friends, or throwing temper tantrums because you didn’t get your way. After children mature, the obedience that they learned as children will serve them well in honoring other authorities such as government, police, and employers.

While we are required to honor parents, that doesn’t include imitating ungodly ones (Ezekiel 20:18-19). If a parent ever instructs a child to do something that clearly contradicts God’s commands, that child must obey God rather than his/her parents (Acts 5:29).

The Need for Revival

  1. In what ways do you honor your parents?
  2. In what ways do you not honor your parents?
  3. Clearly, there are some parents who do horrible things, even to their own children, and it can be difficult to honor them. You do not have to agree with or follow their example to honor them. But you do have to respect their position of authority over you.
  4. In what ways would our world be different if each of us honored our parents?

Praying for Revival

Father, honoring our parents is one way we can honor you, our heavenly Father, because you have commanded us to honor them. Help us to honor them, not just for long life, but to glorify you. For those of us who are parents, help us to teach our children to honor and respect us as parents and help us to parent in a way that brings you honor. Lord, as we surrender our hearts to you in obedience to the commandment to honor or parents, we ask that you send a revival within our hearts and homes that spreads to our nation and our world.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.



The Valentine’s Collection

Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

Westbow logo
Christian book logo
amazon logo
Barnes and Nobel logo
walmart logo


 Join the community of couples on Facebook who are committed to intentionally growing their marriage and learning how to have a marriage that honors God. Here you can post photos of the different activities as you do them, ask questions of other couples, share how God is using this book to strengthen your marriage, and grow with other Christian couples. We’ll see you in the community.


Need some music to get you through the day? Check out one of our Playlists on YouTube

Click here for the Contemporary Christian Playlist
Click here for the Southern Gospel Playlist
Or Click here for the Hymns Playlist

You can also watch our animated devotionals on the YouTube Channel


Bible Studies, Bibles, Books & More

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Everything Christian for less!

Looking for a Bible Study, Bible, book or Christian gift? We are an affiliate with Christianbook Distributors and receive an 8% commission on any item purchased through one of our links. However, the commission never increases your cost of any item. View some of our favorite items by clicking on the logo and thank you for supporting our ministry.

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A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.

Do we need a revival?

What is the Sabbath?

The word Sabbath comes from a Hebrew word meaning “day of rest.” In the Old Testament, the Sabbath was the seventh day of the week. Keeping of the Sabbath was a sign of the covenant between Israel and the Lord: “You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come” (Exodus 31:13). As Israel kept the Sabbath set apart, they were reminded that they were also being set apart: “So you may know that I am the LORD, who makes you holy” (verse 13). Believers today, being under the New Covenant that took place when Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, are not bound to keep the sign of the Old Covenant. Since the resurrection of Christ was on a Sunday, we typically “remember the Sabbath” on Sunday.  

God set the example for the Sabbath

God understood that we need rest as much as we need to work, exercise, eat, and breathe. In fact, He even modeled this pattern for us in the creation. For six days, God created the universe, but on the 7th day, He rested. Not because He was tired, but because he had finished his work and now He was setting the example that He would set forth as the 4th of the 10 Commandments.

“To keep it holy”

But rest isn’t the only reason for us to remember the Sabbath. It is also a day we are supposed to keep holy. This four-word phrase, “to keep it holy” in English is only one word in Hebrew. It means “consecrate,” “set apart,” or “sanctify.” The Israelites, then, were to make a distinction between the seventh day and the rest of the week. The Sabbath was different. It was to be dedicated to the Lord. The priests were to double the daily sacrifices on the Sabbath (Numbers 28:9–10), marking the day with increased sacred activity. The rest of the Israelites were to mark the day with decreased activity—no work at all—in honor of the Lord. The penalty for desecrating the Sabbath with work was death (Exodus 31:14; Numbers 15:32–36).

Today, we keep the Sabbath holy as we “forget not the assembling of our selves together.” We keep the Sabbath holy when we attend church with an attitude of worshipping our holy God

The Need for Revival

  1. Do you remember to keep the Sabbath holy?
  2. It is easy, with us attending church virtually, to miss church. Are you still worshipping as a family, even if you attend virtually?
  3. Men, if you are a husband and/or father, God has placed you as the spiritual lead in your home. Are you seeing that your family is in church and attending with them?
  4. Identify ways that you sat aside a Sabbath day and spend it worshiping God and keeping it holy.

Praying for Revival

Father, forgive us for not keeping a day set aside and holy to you. Give us spiritual eyes and understanding to know why this is important. Give us a burning desire to be with our family of believers, worshipping you, learning about you, and growing in our faith. Make our hearts yearn for you, O God.

Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.



The Valentine’s Collection

Beloved Collection: This Valentine’s Day, let your spouse know how much you love them. Based on the Bible Verse, Song of Solomon 3:4, the bottom line reads, “I have found the one whom my soul loves.”

I have found the one whom my soul loves: Based on Song of Solomon 3:4 

God’s Plan: God’s design for marriage is one woman, one man Woven into oneness with Christ – this is God’s plan

Greatest Valentine’s: On Valentine’s Day, we celebrate love and there’s no greater love than Christ who laid down His life so that we can have eternal life. Includes John 3:16.

Here are some of our favorite designs you can find in the shop:

  • Revive Us Again, Lord

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars

by Julia M. Bruce

What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?

This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:

  • Scripture to memorize and meditate on
  • Conversation Starters
    • Concepts from the Bible on Godly marriages
    • Romance Builders
    • Relationship Builders
    • Personal reflections
    • Date ideas
    • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples

Available in hardback, paperback and ebook from Westbow Press Bookstore, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and Barnes & Nobel. Click the icons below to purchase from your preferred bookstore. Now also available at WalMart online.

Westbow logo
Christian book logo
amazon logo
Barnes and Nobel logo