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God Knows Your Need Before You Do

Before Whom I walk

Picture in your mind, for a moment, what it would be like to walk before God. Because God is omniscient, he knows everything. You can walk before Him, behind Him, or beside Him, and He is still going to know every single thing that you do, say, or think. But the concept of “walking before God” means that we live our lives in complete transparency and openness before Him. Walking before God means we hibitually live in obedience to all his commands and trust in his promises.

When Issac needed a wife, Abraham sent his servant back home to his family with the task of securing a bride. Naturally, the servant was concerned about the possibility of not finding a bride or that if he did find one, she would be unwilling to leave her family and move to where Abraham was. Remember that God had told Abraham to pack up and move – without even knowing where he was God. God knew, but Abraham had to trust that God would get him there. Now, Abraham’s life is coming to an end and he wants to know that Isaac has a wife and starts a family. So he sent his servant promising him that “The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel with thee and prosper thy way.”

Will send His angel

God’s angels have the primary function of serving and worshiping God. They also are ministering spirits, sent out, not only for the protection, but also to guide the heirs of salvation. Hebrews 1:14 says, “Are they [angels (see vs 13)] not all ministering spirits sent out to serve for the sake of those who are to inherit salvation?” It can be comforting to know that God sends out angels to protect and guide us as we go through life. However, they are sent out by God’s will and under His direction.

Before the prayer ended

As the servant comes to the location where Abraham family lives, he stops at the well and begins to pray. He said, “O Lord, God of my master Abraham, please grant me success today and show steadfast love to my master Abraham. Behold, I am standing by the spring of water, and the daughters of the men of the city are coming out to draw water. Let the young woman to whom I shall say, ‘Please let down your jar that I may drink,’ and who shall say, ‘Drink, and I will water your camels’ — let her be the one whom you have appointed for your servant Isaac.” (verses12-13)

Before he even finishes his prayer, Rebekah approaches the well and the servant hurries over to greet her. There is significance in the fact that the Bible tells us that before he finished praying his prayer was being answered. God already knew everything going on and he knew what Abraham’s servant needed: a bride for Isaac. The encounter unfolds just as the servant had prayed. But not only does Rebekah empty her jar into the trough, she returns to the well to draw more water until all the camels had enough to drink.

God knows our needs

Just as God already knew the needs of Abraham’s servant, God knows our needs. Whether they are financial needs, relationship needs, health needs, career needs, or any other needs, God knows. In fact, in Matthew 6:7-8, Jesus says, “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” However, this doesn’t mean that we don’t take our needs to God at all. James 4:2 says, “You do not have, because you do not ask.”

The finger of God

Now, as the servant tells Rebekah’s brother why he is there, he explains his mission, his prayer, and what had happened at the well, plainly showing the finger of God in the event. It wasn’t by chance that just as the servant arrived and prayed that Rebekah showed up. God knew before the servant arrived when he would be there and that he would pray for God to show him the right girl to be Isaac’s bride. So God had already orchestrated the timing of the servant’s arrival at the well, the location of the meeting, and the moment that Rebekah left to go to the well so that everything happened just as God planned.

We need to remember that things don’t happen by coincidence. The events which to us seem like the outcome of choice, contrivance, or chance, are actually moments appointed out of God’s divine will. Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” God’s finger is all over our lives – in both the good and the bad.

Will prosper your way

As we read Genesis 24, we find that Rebekah does indeed leave her family and return with Abraham’s servant to become Isaac’s wife. It was a meeting that was planned in heaven, but took place on earth. However, we don’t always get things exactly as we pray for them. That could be because we are asking for the wrong thing or for something that is outside of God’s will for us.

It could be that what we think we so desperately need or want, is the exact thing that could cause us harm, so God is protecting us by not granting our prayer. It could be that God is working to grow our faith and dependence on Him. Or it could be that it just isn’t yet the right time and we need to trust Him as we wait on Him. Regardless of the reason we don’t immediately get exactly what we prayed for, God, in his divine omniscience, is prospering our way.

Abraham’s servant had his spiritual eyes open looking for the girl God had for Isaac. He also had his spiritual ears in tune, listening for God’s guidance in the task. Then he asked for divine help so there would be no doubt in the person God had chosen for Isaac. With our spiritual eyes and ears ready and a prayer of divine help, we can trust that God will prosper our way – even if we don’t currently understand what’s happening or feel like we can’t see God at work in our circumstances. What we can know with all certainty is that God knows what we need before we do and He is right now orchestrating everything around us so that all things work together for our good.


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God, Love and Marshmallow Wars is a book that 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:

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  • Personal reflections.
  • Date ideas.
  • Group date ideas for you and other Christian couples.

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Micah 7:7

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My God will hear me.

 
 
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This week’s featured items are some of the products you will find on the subject of hope. We’ve also included some of the graduation gifts and teacher gifts that are available.

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 30825: Hope. LifeGuide Topical Bible StudiesHope. LifeGuide Topical Bible Studies
By Jack Kuhatschek / InterVarsity Press
Sometimes hope becomes so real that it’s almost tangible. But other times–especially when tragedy or hardship crashes down on us–we wonder whether our hopes will break down apart and leave us exposed, vulnerable and overwhelmed. These studies explore both sides of hope–confronting doubts and fears, but reminding us of the great joy that awaits us in Jesus Christ. 8 studies for individuals or groups with notes for leaders.

 532200: Finding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide SeriesFinding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide Series
By Patsy Clairmont / Thomas Nelson
Adapted from Patsy’s book All Cracked Up!, Finding God in the Broken Places helps women see that even in the midst of pain, a fractured life can be a happy life. Using her characteristic humor, she shares how we can move from broken to bedazzled by embracing our fragments and resting in the assurance that we have a Savior who knows how to piece them back together again. Includes 12 weeks of study, discussion/reflection questions, and a facilitator’s guide.

 656629: Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and TrustWaiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust
By Sharla Fritz / Concordia Publishing House

 694620: Everyday Hope: Holding Fast to His PromiseEveryday Hope: Holding Fast to His Promise
By Katie Orr / New Hope Publishers
Are you desperate to experience the hope of Christ in the everyday? Everyday Hope – an easy-to-use, four-week study – will help you discover how to hold fast to God’s promises amidst feelings of hopelessness. Exploring God’s Word in as few as 15 minutes a day, you’ll learn more about His promises as they apply to you now and in the everyday moments to come.

93331EB: Unafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope - eBookUnafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope – eBook
By Adam Hamilton / Abingdon Press

93352EB: The Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness - eBookThe Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness – eBook
By Rob Renfroe / Abingdon Press

 937185: When The Going Gets Tough - Study GuideWhen The Going Gets Tough – Study Guide
By Discovery House
When your journey through life comes to a series of ups and downs, holding on and sustaining the ride can be tough. This study, excerpted from Joe Stowell’s book The Upside of Down, offers you hope and encouragement. You’ll explore the seven different types of trials and gain a better understanding of why God allows them. Discover how you can stay the course and respond to challenges through the confidence of God’s Word. Six Studies for Groups or Individuals.

 918256: Finding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and ZephaniahFinding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah
By Kay Arthur / Harvest House Publishers
In this booklet you’ll study five of the prophets who ministered to both the northern and southern kingdoms before the exile of the southern kingdom to Babylon. Though God commissioned His prophets to preach unique messages to different audiences, He gave them a common theme—hope when life seems dark. As you study these, you too will find hope. Group or individual study includes a daily guide to help you discover truth for yourself, questions for discussion, a thought for the week, and a memory challenge.

937863: How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

By Michelle McKinney Hammond / Harvest House Publishers

In How to Get Past Disappointment Michelle McKinney Hammond explores the biblical story of the woman at the well. Hope awaits those who are willing to open their hearts to Jesus during disappointments in life. Jesus is merciful and his blessings are attainable. This book has study questions pertinent to the 6-session DVD study that encourages women to assess where they are in their relationship with Christ.

 5300889: 2020 Graduation Keyring2020 Graduation Keyring
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Class of 2020 diploma keyring in graduation cap gift box;inspiring, practical, affordable.Diploma shaped keyring; Class of 2019 with Scripture quote”Show me your ways, O Lord, Teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 (NIV)Lead free pewter keyring; 2″ x 1.5″.Packaged in mortarboard graduation cap gift box with tassel.For guys or girls.Bestselling grad gift

 712542: Jeremiah 29:11 Graduation FrameJeremiah 29:11 Graduation Frame
By Heartfelt
A unique gift to honor the Christian graduate, and a handsome diploma frame; space for photograph, tassel and your diploma in classic dark frame 25″ wide x 14.75″ high.Double matting with gold; space for 4″ x 6″ photo; Scripture verse quote “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Suitable for high school, college graduation, or graduate degree; a lifetime milestone keepsake.Classic dark frame with glass; ready to hang on the wall.

 300898: 2020 The Places You2020 The Places You’ll Go Graduation Bracelet, Silver
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Graduation bangle bracelet, trending style with charms for the class of 2020.Adjustable silver-tone bracelet with charms: 2020 medallion, Pray tag, crystal bead, and hammered charm engraved – Oh, the places you’ll go!. Gift boxed in mortarboard graduation cap with tassel.Quote from Dr. Seuss; bestselling grad bracelet.Bestselling grad gift.

 651810: CSB NurseCSB Nurse’s Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
By Holman Bible Publishers
The CSB Nurse’s Bible features 7-point type in a convenient, easy-to-carry compact size, in addition to an extended devotional section containing 60 pages of information and inspiration for those medical professionals who form the frontline of healthcare around the world. The extended devotional section includes articles, prayers, and spiritual guidance provided by the Nurses Christian Fellowship/USA and edited by Judith Allen Shelly, R.N. B.S.N., M.A., D.Min, who has won numerous awards from the Evangelical Press Association. The CSB Nurse’s Bible is a special gift for nurses that they will be sure to treasure for years to come.Other features include:Presentation pageWords of Christ in redTwo-piece gift boxThe CSB Nurse’s Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.

 464337: Praying GodPraying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, Paperback Edition
By Beth Moore / B&H Books
Beth Moore’s #1 perennial best-selling book Praying God’s Word is now available in paperback. In this book, Beth encourages everyone to overcome the spiritual strongholds in their lives by incorporating Scripture into their daily prayer. No matter how overwhelmed you may feel today, Moore boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God’s Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives. Paperback.

 20200L: 2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)
By Red Letter 9 Inc
Class of 2020 Graduation t-shirt, with bold collegiate design and Scripture quote from Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Heather gray shirt with gold details; Trust in God banner design; machine washable; cotton/polyester blend.Order early for senior photos, trips, and celebrations!

 5120025: 2020 Graduation Throw2020 Graduation Throw
By Simply Home
Graduation throw blanket, Class of 2020, with ivy design, cap and diploma, and Scripture verse. “For I know plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Tapestry weave throw with fringed border; for guys or girls. Made in the USA. 50″ x 60″.A keepsake 2020 graduation gift.Use as a blanket, a throw on chair or couch, a cozy wrap

 070609: God Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, GrayGod Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, Gray
By Brownlow Gifts
Journal with satin ribbon marker240 pages featuring Scripture
Pocket size; 4.75″ x 7″God has great plans for you. Jeremiah 29:11

 13194X: 101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher
By Christian Art Gifts
Box of 50 Scripture cards and encouraging quotes, a box of blessings for teachers. Inspirational gift of 50 double-sided cards attractively packaged in a box to keep in a pocket, purse, or desk. Box is 2.5″ x 3.75″ x 1″; each card is 2.25″ x 3.25″.

 144040: Teach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with StrawTeach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with Straw
By Christian Art Gifts
Gift idea to inspire and thank that very special teacher: trending artisan design and words of encouragement and appreciation in fresh new design elements.Plastic tumbler with straw holds 16 ounces; double-walled; tested for lead/BPA free. Not for mw/dw.
Teach, Inspire, Dream

 970329: The Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed ArtThe Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed Art
By P Graham Dunn Inc.
Light as a Feather Collection
Simple wood frame, Handcrafted in the heart of Amish country USA. Teacher gift. Artisan lettering, Subtle and small, easy to display on wall, desk, counter or nightstand
7.5″ wide x 5″ high
The influence of a teacher can never be erased

 0100806: Best Teacher Ever Glass Water BottleBest Teacher Ever Glass Water Bottle
By Christian Art Gifts
Water bottle designed with a great teacher in mind. Teachers who love to teach inspire children who love to learn.
Teacher Gifts Collection
Generous 20 ounce capacity
Leak-proof twist on cap
Flip top lid; wide-mouth bottle
Dishwasher safe but handwash recommended
Not for freezer or microwave
Not for hot beverages
9.25″ tall
Eco-friendly; boxed

 6564L: In God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, LargeIn God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, Large
By Kerusso
We are so blessed to live in America, and enjoy the privilege of sharing our faith out loud. We can worship God, meet together at church, pray anywhere, and any way we want to. Share your heart for the Lord and our great nation in this “In God We Trust” witness tee from Kerusso®
Details: Unisex Christian t-shirt in navy blue
Distressed American Flag on front
Scripture from Psalm 56:4
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz
Standard fit
Taped shoulders and neck
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Front: In God We Trust
In God whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. – Psalm 56:4

 6509XL: Stand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-LargeStand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-Large
By Kerusso
A cool, inspirational T-shirt is an easy way to open the door to casual conversations about faith. Introduce everyone you meet to His Word when you wear this “Stand Soldiers” shirt from Kerusso®!
This awesome tee will remind you, and those around you, that fighting the good fight is a lifelong gig, and God puts us in certain places, at certain times, to lend love, strength, and courage to those around us who also seek God’s face.
Details:
Black with silhouetted soldiers and Scripture from Thessalonians 5:11
Distressed graphic design
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz.Standard fit
Taped neck and shoulders
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Christian shirt in adult sizes; unisex design
Message:
Stand Strong
Therefore Encourage One Another & Build Each Other Up, Just As In Fact You Are Doing. Thessalonians 5:11

 6537L: Be the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, LargeBe the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, Large
By Kerusso Hold Fast
When you give your life to Jesus, you need not walk in the shadow of fear, or worry about defeat. Not one of us has to do battle alone. Because of faith, we can claim victory in the name of Jesus. Lend courage to others and share this Good News by wearing this Christian “Warrior” t-shirt.
Front: Be The Warrior God Called You To Be 1 JN. 5:4
Left sleeve: Hold Fast
Details:
Men’s Christian t-shirt in Classic black
Faded graphic on front
Small American flag printed on left sleeve
100% preshrunk cotton
Short sleeve; standard fit
Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Celebrating American heritage, patriotism, and faith in God, Kerusso’s Hold Fast™ Christian apparel line is designed for individuals who follow has faith in God, his country, and in his family, and isn’t afraid to show it! All items in this fearless line are pro-military, pro-veteran, pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom!

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage
By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a 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


We’re booking for church and ministry events. (Due to COVID-19, we are only tentatively booking for events after September 2020 based on the recommendations as issued by the CDC and our government officials.)

Julia Bruce is an engaging speaker, CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, and author of God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars. Julia’s book is for Christian couples who seek a closer relationship with each other and with God. The book contains 365 activities for couples to work through together for a year of intentionally growing their relationship. The activities include scripture memory, conversation starters, personal reflections, guided Bible studies, romance builders, relationship builders and date night ideas. The book started out as daily posts on Wellspring’s website to encourage couples to develop Godly marriages and they quickly became the most viewed pages of the site. Julia feels God led her to organize the collection of posts into a book format that couples would be able to work through year after year. She enjoys going to churches and ministry events to talk about how the activities in the book will develop stronger marriages that are centered in Christ, which will then create stronger families.

Currently, Julia is finishing her second book, entitled: Help! No one said ministry was about spiritual battles and difficult people! In this book Julia uses her studies in psychology and professional counseling to take a Biblical approach to self-care to help people serving in the ministry not burn-out, give-up, and walk away from the call God placed on their lives. Whether your ministry position is volunteer or the senior pastor, this book will help you recognize the areas in your life that are depleted and need a little TLC so you can keep doing what God has called you to. You’re assignment in the Kingdom of God is vitally important! Keep an eye out for this book when it is released and see how Biblical self-care can keep you serving God. Julia can bring these concepts to your next ministry staff retreat to help your ministry team refill, recharge, and renew their heart for their area of ministry.

After years of envisioning the idea and concept of Wellspring Christian Ministries, Julia decided to take a leap of faith and merge her vocational, collegiate, and life experiences and make the dream God put on her heart a reality.  Today we reach people world-wide through blog posts, speaking events, and devotionals. With a strong burden for our nation, Julia has a passion to see a revival sweep across our land and many of her writings and speaking events have a theme of calling God’s people to humble themselves and pray, and seek God’s face as they repent of sin and tune their hearts to following God’s will and His commandments.

Her message will engage individuals, inspire teams and transform the heart that is prayerfully seeking to live a God-first life. As the Holy Spirit speaks through her messages, He will work in every willing heart to create a life that is wholly sold out to God.

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Don’t forget to learn this week’s memory verse:

Micah 7:7

But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait on the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.

 
 
A short animated video on how we can have hope in hopeless moments.



Here’s what’s new this week in the Teespring and Spreadshop Stores

Upper design is available in Men’s tees, mugs, and other items in both the Teespring and Spreadshop stores. Lower design is available in Women’s tees, mugs and other items in both the Teespring and Spreadshop stores. Click on the links to view them in the stores.

Check out all the available products in both the Spreadshirt shop and in the Teespring shop.

All proceeds go to the advancement of Wellspring Christian Ministries. Thank you for helping us grow!

#Micah7:7 #hope #waitingonGod #teespring #spreadshop


This week’s featured items are some of the products you will find on the subject of hope. We’ve also included some of the graduation gifts and teacher gifts that are available.

At Christian Book Distributors you will find Bible Studies, books, gifts, and more to help you grow your faith and often at discounted prices from other places.

Our organization receives an 8% commission on any item you purchase through these links. However, the product price is the same for you. There is no increase in your cost for us to receive the commission. All commissions received support the work and ministry of Wellspring Christian Ministries. Enter the site through any of the links below and browse the online store. Any item you purchase through ones of our links will qualify for us to receive the commission.

 30825: Hope. LifeGuide Topical Bible StudiesHope. LifeGuide Topical Bible Studies
By Jack Kuhatschek / InterVarsity Press
Sometimes hope becomes so real that it’s almost tangible. But other times–especially when tragedy or hardship crashes down on us–we wonder whether our hopes will break down apart and leave us exposed, vulnerable and overwhelmed. These studies explore both sides of hope–confronting doubts and fears, but reminding us of the great joy that awaits us in Jesus Christ. 8 studies for individuals or groups with notes for leaders.

 532200: Finding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide SeriesFinding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide Series
By Patsy Clairmont / Thomas Nelson
Adapted from Patsy’s book All Cracked Up!, Finding God in the Broken Places helps women see that even in the midst of pain, a fractured life can be a happy life. Using her characteristic humor, she shares how we can move from broken to bedazzled by embracing our fragments and resting in the assurance that we have a Savior who knows how to piece them back together again. Includes 12 weeks of study, discussion/reflection questions, and a facilitator’s guide.

 656629: Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and TrustWaiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust
By Sharla Fritz / Concordia Publishing House

 694620: Everyday Hope: Holding Fast to His PromiseEveryday Hope: Holding Fast to His Promise
By Katie Orr / New Hope Publishers
Are you desperate to experience the hope of Christ in the everyday? Everyday Hope – an easy-to-use, four-week study – will help you discover how to hold fast to God’s promises amidst feelings of hopelessness. Exploring God’s Word in as few as 15 minutes a day, you’ll learn more about His promises as they apply to you now and in the everyday moments to come.

93331EB: Unafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope - eBookUnafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope – eBook
By Adam Hamilton / Abingdon Press

93352EB: The Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness - eBookThe Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness – eBook
By Rob Renfroe / Abingdon Press

 937185: When The Going Gets Tough - Study GuideWhen The Going Gets Tough – Study Guide
By Discovery House
When your journey through life comes to a series of ups and downs, holding on and sustaining the ride can be tough. This study, excerpted from Joe Stowell’s book The Upside of Down, offers you hope and encouragement. You’ll explore the seven different types of trials and gain a better understanding of why God allows them. Discover how you can stay the course and respond to challenges through the confidence of God’s Word. Six Studies for Groups or Individuals.

 918256: Finding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and ZephaniahFinding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah
By Kay Arthur / Harvest House Publishers
In this booklet you’ll study five of the prophets who ministered to both the northern and southern kingdoms before the exile of the southern kingdom to Babylon. Though God commissioned His prophets to preach unique messages to different audiences, He gave them a common theme—hope when life seems dark. As you study these, you too will find hope. Group or individual study includes a daily guide to help you discover truth for yourself, questions for discussion, a thought for the week, and a memory challenge.

937863: How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

By Michelle McKinney Hammond / Harvest House Publishers

In How to Get Past Disappointment Michelle McKinney Hammond explores the biblical story of the woman at the well. Hope awaits those who are willing to open their hearts to Jesus during disappointments in life. Jesus is merciful and his blessings are attainable. This book has study questions pertinent to the 6-session DVD study that encourages women to assess where they are in their relationship with Christ.

 5300889: 2020 Graduation Keyring2020 Graduation Keyring
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Class of 2020 diploma keyring in graduation cap gift box;inspiring, practical, affordable.Diploma shaped keyring; Class of 2019 with Scripture quote”Show me your ways, O Lord, Teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 (NIV)Lead free pewter keyring; 2″ x 1.5″.Packaged in mortarboard graduation cap gift box with tassel.For guys or girls.Bestselling grad gift

 712542: Jeremiah 29:11 Graduation FrameJeremiah 29:11 Graduation Frame
By Heartfelt
A unique gift to honor the Christian graduate, and a handsome diploma frame; space for photograph, tassel and your diploma in classic dark frame 25″ wide x 14.75″ high.Double matting with gold; space for 4″ x 6″ photo; Scripture verse quote “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Suitable for high school, college graduation, or graduate degree; a lifetime milestone keepsake.Classic dark frame with glass; ready to hang on the wall.

 300898: 2020 The Places You2020 The Places You’ll Go Graduation Bracelet, Silver
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Graduation bangle bracelet, trending style with charms for the class of 2020.Adjustable silver-tone bracelet with charms: 2020 medallion, Pray tag, crystal bead, and hammered charm engraved – Oh, the places you’ll go!. Gift boxed in mortarboard graduation cap with tassel.Quote from Dr. Seuss; bestselling grad bracelet.Bestselling grad gift.

 651810: CSB NurseCSB Nurse’s Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
By Holman Bible Publishers
The CSB Nurse’s Bible features 7-point type in a convenient, easy-to-carry compact size, in addition to an extended devotional section containing 60 pages of information and inspiration for those medical professionals who form the frontline of healthcare around the world. The extended devotional section includes articles, prayers, and spiritual guidance provided by the Nurses Christian Fellowship/USA and edited by Judith Allen Shelly, R.N. B.S.N., M.A., D.Min, who has won numerous awards from the Evangelical Press Association. The CSB Nurse’s Bible is a special gift for nurses that they will be sure to treasure for years to come.Other features include:Presentation pageWords of Christ in redTwo-piece gift boxThe CSB Nurse’s Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.

 464337: Praying GodPraying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, Paperback Edition
By Beth Moore / B&H Books
Beth Moore’s #1 perennial best-selling book Praying God’s Word is now available in paperback. In this book, Beth encourages everyone to overcome the spiritual strongholds in their lives by incorporating Scripture into their daily prayer. No matter how overwhelmed you may feel today, Moore boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God’s Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives. Paperback.

 20200L: 2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)
By Red Letter 9 Inc
Class of 2020 Graduation t-shirt, with bold collegiate design and Scripture quote from Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Heather gray shirt with gold details; Trust in God banner design; machine washable; cotton/polyester blend.Order early for senior photos, trips, and celebrations!

 5120025: 2020 Graduation Throw2020 Graduation Throw
By Simply Home
Graduation throw blanket, Class of 2020, with ivy design, cap and diploma, and Scripture verse. “For I know plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Tapestry weave throw with fringed border; for guys or girls. Made in the USA. 50″ x 60″.A keepsake 2020 graduation gift.Use as a blanket, a throw on chair or couch, a cozy wrap

 070609: God Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, GrayGod Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, Gray
By Brownlow Gifts
Journal with satin ribbon marker240 pages featuring Scripture
Pocket size; 4.75″ x 7″God has great plans for you. Jeremiah 29:11

 13194X: 101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher
By Christian Art Gifts
Box of 50 Scripture cards and encouraging quotes, a box of blessings for teachers. Inspirational gift of 50 double-sided cards attractively packaged in a box to keep in a pocket, purse, or desk. Box is 2.5″ x 3.75″ x 1″; each card is 2.25″ x 3.25″.

 144040: Teach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with StrawTeach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with Straw
By Christian Art Gifts
Gift idea to inspire and thank that very special teacher: trending artisan design and words of encouragement and appreciation in fresh new design elements.Plastic tumbler with straw holds 16 ounces; double-walled; tested for lead/BPA free. Not for mw/dw.
Teach, Inspire, Dream

 970329: The Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed ArtThe Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed Art
By P Graham Dunn Inc.
Light as a Feather Collection
Simple wood frame, Handcrafted in the heart of Amish country USA. Teacher gift. Artisan lettering, Subtle and small, easy to display on wall, desk, counter or nightstand
7.5″ wide x 5″ high
The influence of a teacher can never be erased

 0100806: Best Teacher Ever Glass Water BottleBest Teacher Ever Glass Water Bottle
By Christian Art Gifts
Water bottle designed with a great teacher in mind. Teachers who love to teach inspire children who love to learn.
Teacher Gifts Collection
Generous 20 ounce capacity
Leak-proof twist on cap
Flip top lid; wide-mouth bottle
Dishwasher safe but handwash recommended
Not for freezer or microwave
Not for hot beverages
9.25″ tall
Eco-friendly; boxed

 6564L: In God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, LargeIn God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, Large
By Kerusso
We are so blessed to live in America, and enjoy the privilege of sharing our faith out loud. We can worship God, meet together at church, pray anywhere, and any way we want to. Share your heart for the Lord and our great nation in this “In God We Trust” witness tee from Kerusso®
Details: Unisex Christian t-shirt in navy blue
Distressed American Flag on front
Scripture from Psalm 56:4
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz
Standard fit
Taped shoulders and neck
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Front: In God We Trust
In God whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. – Psalm 56:4

 6509XL: Stand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-LargeStand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-Large
By Kerusso
A cool, inspirational T-shirt is an easy way to open the door to casual conversations about faith. Introduce everyone you meet to His Word when you wear this “Stand Soldiers” shirt from Kerusso®!
This awesome tee will remind you, and those around you, that fighting the good fight is a lifelong gig, and God puts us in certain places, at certain times, to lend love, strength, and courage to those around us who also seek God’s face.
Details:
Black with silhouetted soldiers and Scripture from Thessalonians 5:11
Distressed graphic design
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz.Standard fit
Taped neck and shoulders
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Christian shirt in adult sizes; unisex design
Message:
Stand Strong
Therefore Encourage One Another & Build Each Other Up, Just As In Fact You Are Doing. Thessalonians 5:11

 6537L: Be the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, LargeBe the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, Large
By Kerusso Hold Fast
When you give your life to Jesus, you need not walk in the shadow of fear, or worry about defeat. Not one of us has to do battle alone. Because of faith, we can claim victory in the name of Jesus. Lend courage to others and share this Good News by wearing this Christian “Warrior” t-shirt.
Front: Be The Warrior God Called You To Be 1 JN. 5:4
Left sleeve: Hold Fast
Details:
Men’s Christian t-shirt in Classic black
Faded graphic on front
Small American flag printed on left sleeve
100% preshrunk cotton
Short sleeve; standard fit
Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Celebrating American heritage, patriotism, and faith in God, Kerusso’s Hold Fast™ Christian apparel line is designed for individuals who follow has faith in God, his country, and in his family, and isn’t afraid to show it! All items in this fearless line are pro-military, pro-veteran, pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom!

And of course we’ve included our CEO’s book:

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage
By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a 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


We’re booking for church and ministry events. (Due to COVID-19, we are only tentatively booking for events after September 2020 based on the recommendations as issued by the CDC and our government officials.)

Julia Bruce is an engaging speaker, CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, and author of God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars. Julia’s book is for Christian couples who seek a closer relationship with each other and with God. The book contains 365 activities for couples to work through together for a year of intentionally growing their relationship. The activities include scripture memory, conversation starters, personal reflections, guided Bible studies, romance builders, relationship builders and date night ideas. The book started out as daily posts on Wellspring’s website to encourage couples to develop Godly marriages and they quickly became the most viewed pages of the site. Julia feels God led her to organize the collection of posts into a book format that couples would be able to work through year after year. She enjoys going to churches and ministry events to talk about how the activities in the book will develop stronger marriages that are centered in Christ, which will then create stronger families.

Currently, Julia is finishing her second book, entitled: Help! No one said ministry was about spiritual battles and difficult people! In this book Julia uses her studies in psychology and professional counseling to take a Biblical approach to self-care to help people serving in the ministry not burn-out, give-up, and walk away from the call God placed on their lives. Whether your ministry position is volunteer or the senior pastor, this book will help you recognize the areas in your life that are depleted and need a little TLC so you can keep doing what God has called you to. You’re assignment in the Kingdom of God is vitally important! Keep an eye out for this book when it is released and see how Biblical self-care can keep you serving God. Julia can bring these concepts to your next ministry staff retreat to help your ministry team refill, recharge, and renew their heart for their area of ministry.

After years of envisioning the idea and concept of Wellspring Christian Ministries, Julia decided to take a leap of faith and merge her vocational, collegiate, and life experiences and make the dream God put on her heart a reality.  Today we reach people world-wide through blog posts, speaking events, and devotionals. With a strong burden for our nation, Julia has a passion to see a revival sweep across our land and many of her writings and speaking events have a theme of calling God’s people to humble themselves and pray, and seek God’s face as they repent of sin and tune their hearts to following God’s will and His commandments.

Her message will engage individuals, inspire teams and transform the heart that is prayerfully seeking to live a God-first life. As the Holy Spirit speaks through her messages, He will work in every willing heart to create a life that is wholly sold out to God.

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Don’t forget to learn this week’s memory verse:

Micah 7:7

But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait on the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me.

 
 
A short animated video on how we can have hope in hopeless moments.



Here’s what’s new this week in the Teespring and Spreadshop Stores

Upper design is available in Men’s tees, mugs, and other items in both the Teespring and Spreadshop stores. Lower design is available in Women’s tees, mugs and other items in both the Teespring and Spreadshop stores. Click on the links to view them in the stores.

Check out all the available products in both the Spreadshirt shop and in the Teespring shop.

All proceeds go to the advancement of Wellspring Christian Ministries. Thank you for helping us grow!

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This week’s featured items are some of the products you will find on the subject of hope. We’ve also included some of the graduation gifts and teacher gifts that are available.

At Christian Book Distributors you will find Bible Studies, books, gifts, and more to help you grow your faith and often at discounted prices from other places.

Our organization receives an 8% commission on any item you purchase through these links. However, the product price is the same for you. There is no increase in your cost for us to receive the commission. All commissions received support the work and ministry of Wellspring Christian Ministries. Enter the site through any of the links below and browse the online store. Any item you purchase through ones of our links will qualify for us to receive the commission.

 30825: Hope. LifeGuide Topical Bible StudiesHope. LifeGuide Topical Bible Studies
By Jack Kuhatschek / InterVarsity Press
Sometimes hope becomes so real that it’s almost tangible. But other times–especially when tragedy or hardship crashes down on us–we wonder whether our hopes will break down apart and leave us exposed, vulnerable and overwhelmed. These studies explore both sides of hope–confronting doubts and fears, but reminding us of the great joy that awaits us in Jesus Christ. 8 studies for individuals or groups with notes for leaders.

 532200: Finding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide SeriesFinding God in the Broken Places, Women of Faith Study Guide Series
By Patsy Clairmont / Thomas Nelson
Adapted from Patsy’s book All Cracked Up!, Finding God in the Broken Places helps women see that even in the midst of pain, a fractured life can be a happy life. Using her characteristic humor, she shares how we can move from broken to bedazzled by embracing our fragments and resting in the assurance that we have a Savior who knows how to piece them back together again. Includes 12 weeks of study, discussion/reflection questions, and a facilitator’s guide.

 656629: Waiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and TrustWaiting: A Bible Study on Patience, Hope, and Trust
By Sharla Fritz / Concordia Publishing House

 694620: Everyday Hope: Holding Fast to His PromiseEveryday Hope: Holding Fast to His Promise
By Katie Orr / New Hope Publishers
Are you desperate to experience the hope of Christ in the everyday? Everyday Hope – an easy-to-use, four-week study – will help you discover how to hold fast to God’s promises amidst feelings of hopelessness. Exploring God’s Word in as few as 15 minutes a day, you’ll learn more about His promises as they apply to you now and in the everyday moments to come.

93331EB: Unafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope - eBookUnafraid Leader Guide: Living with Courage and Hope – eBook
By Adam Hamilton / Abingdon Press

93352EB: The Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness - eBookThe Joy Stealers Leader Guide: 5 Obstacles to Hope and Happiness – eBook
By Rob Renfroe / Abingdon Press

 937185: When The Going Gets Tough - Study GuideWhen The Going Gets Tough – Study Guide
By Discovery House
When your journey through life comes to a series of ups and downs, holding on and sustaining the ride can be tough. This study, excerpted from Joe Stowell’s book The Upside of Down, offers you hope and encouragement. You’ll explore the seven different types of trials and gain a better understanding of why God allows them. Discover how you can stay the course and respond to challenges through the confidence of God’s Word. Six Studies for Groups or Individuals.

 918256: Finding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and ZephaniahFinding Hope When Life Seems Dark: Hosea, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah
By Kay Arthur / Harvest House Publishers
In this booklet you’ll study five of the prophets who ministered to both the northern and southern kingdoms before the exile of the southern kingdom to Babylon. Though God commissioned His prophets to preach unique messages to different audiences, He gave them a common theme—hope when life seems dark. As you study these, you too will find hope. Group or individual study includes a daily guide to help you discover truth for yourself, questions for discussion, a thought for the week, and a memory challenge.

937863: How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

How to Get Past Disappointment: Finding Hope

By Michelle McKinney Hammond / Harvest House Publishers

In How to Get Past Disappointment Michelle McKinney Hammond explores the biblical story of the woman at the well. Hope awaits those who are willing to open their hearts to Jesus during disappointments in life. Jesus is merciful and his blessings are attainable. This book has study questions pertinent to the 6-session DVD study that encourages women to assess where they are in their relationship with Christ.

 5300889: 2020 Graduation Keyring2020 Graduation Keyring
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Class of 2020 diploma keyring in graduation cap gift box;inspiring, practical, affordable.Diploma shaped keyring; Class of 2019 with Scripture quote”Show me your ways, O Lord, Teach me your paths.” Psalm 25:4 (NIV)Lead free pewter keyring; 2″ x 1.5″.Packaged in mortarboard graduation cap gift box with tassel.For guys or girls.Bestselling grad gift

 712542: Jeremiah 29:11 Graduation FrameJeremiah 29:11 Graduation Frame
By Heartfelt
A unique gift to honor the Christian graduate, and a handsome diploma frame; space for photograph, tassel and your diploma in classic dark frame 25″ wide x 14.75″ high.Double matting with gold; space for 4″ x 6″ photo; Scripture verse quote “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Suitable for high school, college graduation, or graduate degree; a lifetime milestone keepsake.Classic dark frame with glass; ready to hang on the wall.

 300898: 2020 The Places You2020 The Places You’ll Go Graduation Bracelet, Silver
By Cathedral Art Metal Co
Graduation bangle bracelet, trending style with charms for the class of 2020.Adjustable silver-tone bracelet with charms: 2020 medallion, Pray tag, crystal bead, and hammered charm engraved – Oh, the places you’ll go!. Gift boxed in mortarboard graduation cap with tassel.Quote from Dr. Seuss; bestselling grad bracelet.Bestselling grad gift.

 651810: CSB NurseCSB Nurse’s Bible, Navy LeatherTouch
By Holman Bible Publishers
The CSB Nurse’s Bible features 7-point type in a convenient, easy-to-carry compact size, in addition to an extended devotional section containing 60 pages of information and inspiration for those medical professionals who form the frontline of healthcare around the world. The extended devotional section includes articles, prayers, and spiritual guidance provided by the Nurses Christian Fellowship/USA and edited by Judith Allen Shelly, R.N. B.S.N., M.A., D.Min, who has won numerous awards from the Evangelical Press Association. The CSB Nurse’s Bible is a special gift for nurses that they will be sure to treasure for years to come.Other features include:Presentation pageWords of Christ in redTwo-piece gift boxThe CSB Nurse’s Bible features the highly reliable, highly readable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), which stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity. The CSB’s optimal blend of accuracy and readability makes Scripture more moving, more memorable, and more motivating to read and share with others.

 464337: Praying GodPraying God’s Word: Breaking Free from Spiritual Strongholds, Paperback Edition
By Beth Moore / B&H Books
Beth Moore’s #1 perennial best-selling book Praying God’s Word is now available in paperback. In this book, Beth encourages everyone to overcome the spiritual strongholds in their lives by incorporating Scripture into their daily prayer. No matter how overwhelmed you may feel today, Moore boldly reminds us that nothing is bigger or more powerful than the Lord. With this landmark book we learn to wield the sword of the Spirit, praying God’s Word to break free from anything that has a hold on us until the joy and authority of Christ rules in our lives. Paperback.

 20200L: 2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)2020 Graduate Tee Shirt, Large (42-44)
By Red Letter 9 Inc
Class of 2020 Graduation t-shirt, with bold collegiate design and Scripture quote from Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Heather gray shirt with gold details; Trust in God banner design; machine washable; cotton/polyester blend.Order early for senior photos, trips, and celebrations!

 5120025: 2020 Graduation Throw2020 Graduation Throw
By Simply Home
Graduation throw blanket, Class of 2020, with ivy design, cap and diploma, and Scripture verse. “For I know plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11.Tapestry weave throw with fringed border; for guys or girls. Made in the USA. 50″ x 60″.A keepsake 2020 graduation gift.Use as a blanket, a throw on chair or couch, a cozy wrap

 070609: God Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, GrayGod Has Great Plans For You Journal, Faux Leather, Gray
By Brownlow Gifts
Journal with satin ribbon marker240 pages featuring Scripture
Pocket size; 4.75″ x 7″God has great plans for you. Jeremiah 29:11

 13194X: 101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher101 Blessings for a #1 Teacher
By Christian Art Gifts
Box of 50 Scripture cards and encouraging quotes, a box of blessings for teachers. Inspirational gift of 50 double-sided cards attractively packaged in a box to keep in a pocket, purse, or desk. Box is 2.5″ x 3.75″ x 1″; each card is 2.25″ x 3.25″.

 144040: Teach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with StrawTeach Inspire Motivate Tumbler with Straw
By Christian Art Gifts
Gift idea to inspire and thank that very special teacher: trending artisan design and words of encouragement and appreciation in fresh new design elements.Plastic tumbler with straw holds 16 ounces; double-walled; tested for lead/BPA free. Not for mw/dw.
Teach, Inspire, Dream

 970329: The Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed ArtThe Influence of a Teacher Can Never Be Erased Framed Art
By P Graham Dunn Inc.
Light as a Feather Collection
Simple wood frame, Handcrafted in the heart of Amish country USA. Teacher gift. Artisan lettering, Subtle and small, easy to display on wall, desk, counter or nightstand
7.5″ wide x 5″ high
The influence of a teacher can never be erased

 0100806: Best Teacher Ever Glass Water BottleBest Teacher Ever Glass Water Bottle
By Christian Art Gifts
Water bottle designed with a great teacher in mind. Teachers who love to teach inspire children who love to learn.
Teacher Gifts Collection
Generous 20 ounce capacity
Leak-proof twist on cap
Flip top lid; wide-mouth bottle
Dishwasher safe but handwash recommended
Not for freezer or microwave
Not for hot beverages
9.25″ tall
Eco-friendly; boxed

 6564L: In God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, LargeIn God We Trust, Flag, Shirt, Navy Blue, Large
By Kerusso
We are so blessed to live in America, and enjoy the privilege of sharing our faith out loud. We can worship God, meet together at church, pray anywhere, and any way we want to. Share your heart for the Lord and our great nation in this “In God We Trust” witness tee from Kerusso®
Details: Unisex Christian t-shirt in navy blue
Distressed American Flag on front
Scripture from Psalm 56:4
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz
Standard fit
Taped shoulders and neck
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Front: In God We Trust
In God whose word I praise in God I trust and am not afraid. – Psalm 56:4

 6509XL: Stand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-LargeStand Strong, Soldiers, Shirt, Black, X-Large
By Kerusso
A cool, inspirational T-shirt is an easy way to open the door to casual conversations about faith. Introduce everyone you meet to His Word when you wear this “Stand Soldiers” shirt from Kerusso®!
This awesome tee will remind you, and those around you, that fighting the good fight is a lifelong gig, and God puts us in certain places, at certain times, to lend love, strength, and courage to those around us who also seek God’s face.
Details:
Black with silhouetted soldiers and Scripture from Thessalonians 5:11
Distressed graphic design
100% preshrunk cotton, 5.3 oz.Standard fit
Taped neck and shoulders
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Christian shirt in adult sizes; unisex design
Message:
Stand Strong
Therefore Encourage One Another & Build Each Other Up, Just As In Fact You Are Doing. Thessalonians 5:11

 6537L: Be the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, LargeBe the Warrior God Called You to Be Shirt, Black, Large
By Kerusso Hold Fast
When you give your life to Jesus, you need not walk in the shadow of fear, or worry about defeat. Not one of us has to do battle alone. Because of faith, we can claim victory in the name of Jesus. Lend courage to others and share this Good News by wearing this Christian “Warrior” t-shirt.
Front: Be The Warrior God Called You To Be 1 JN. 5:4
Left sleeve: Hold Fast
Details:
Men’s Christian t-shirt in Classic black
Faded graphic on front
Small American flag printed on left sleeve
100% preshrunk cotton
Short sleeve; standard fit
Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
Double-needle stitched hems
Machine washable
Adult size
Celebrating American heritage, patriotism, and faith in God, Kerusso’s Hold Fast™ Christian apparel line is designed for individuals who follow has faith in God, his country, and in his family, and isn’t afraid to show it! All items in this fearless line are pro-military, pro-veteran, pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-freedom!

And of course we’ve included our CEO’s book:

God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage
By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a 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


We’re booking for church and ministry events. (Due to COVID-19, we are only tentatively booking for events after September 2020 based on the recommendations as issued by the CDC and our government officials.)

Julia Bruce is an engaging speaker, CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, and author of God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars. Julia’s book is for Christian couples who seek a closer relationship with each other and with God. The book contains 365 activities for couples to work through together for a year of intentionally growing their relationship. The activities include scripture memory, conversation starters, personal reflections, guided Bible studies, romance builders, relationship builders and date night ideas. The book started out as daily posts on Wellspring’s website to encourage couples to develop Godly marriages and they quickly became the most viewed pages of the site. Julia feels God led her to organize the collection of posts into a book format that couples would be able to work through year after year. She enjoys going to churches and ministry events to talk about how the activities in the book will develop stronger marriages that are centered in Christ, which will then create stronger families.

Currently, Julia is finishing her second book, entitled: Help! No one said ministry was about spiritual battles and difficult people! In this book Julia uses her studies in psychology and professional counseling to take a Biblical approach to self-care to help people serving in the ministry not burn-out, give-up, and walk away from the call God placed on their lives. Whether your ministry position is volunteer or the senior pastor, this book will help you recognize the areas in your life that are depleted and need a little TLC so you can keep doing what God has called you to. You’re assignment in the Kingdom of God is vitally important! Keep an eye out for this book when it is released and see how Biblical self-care can keep you serving God. Julia can bring these concepts to your next ministry staff retreat to help your ministry team refill, recharge, and renew their heart for their area of ministry.

After years of envisioning the idea and concept of Wellspring Christian Ministries, Julia decided to take a leap of faith and merge her vocational, collegiate, and life experiences and make the dream God put on her heart a reality.  Today we reach people world-wide through blog posts, speaking events, and devotionals. With a strong burden for our nation, Julia has a passion to see a revival sweep across our land and many of her writings and speaking events have a theme of calling God’s people to humble themselves and pray, and seek God’s face as they repent of sin and tune their hearts to following God’s will and His commandments.

Her message will engage individuals, inspire teams and transform the heart that is prayerfully seeking to live a God-first life. As the Holy Spirit speaks through her messages, He will work in every willing heart to create a life that is wholly sold out to God.

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Don’t forget to learn this week’s memory verse:

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Memorize and hide in your heart one memory verse each week in 2020. If you didn’t start the challenge at the beginning of the year, just jump in now and be sure to sign up to get our weekly Memory verse in your email so you don’t miss a week.

 

This week’s memory verse:

Hosea 14:1-2

Israel, return to Yahweh your God,
for you have stumbled in your sin.
 Take words of repentance with you
and return to the Lord.
Say to Him: “Forgive all our sin
and accept what is good,
so that we may repay You
with praise from our lips.

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Remember those who sacrificed all so that we could live with the freedoms we so richly enjoy. This week’s design features a patriotic them for Memorial Day.

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Available in tees for women and girls, mugs, bags, and other products. Here’s a sample of a few of the products you can choose with this design. Check out all the available products in the Spreadshirt shop. Also available in the Teespring shop

 

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At Christian Book Distributors you will find Bible Studies, books, gifts, and more to help you grow your faith and often at discounted prices from other places.
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385361: God Bless the USA Heart Plaque God Bless the USA Heart Plaque

By Barbara Lloyd / Blossom Bucket Inc

Red, white and blue Americana Patriotic heart wall sign

  • Names of all the states on the stripes
  • Designed by Barbara Lloyd
  • Bold star embellishment
  • 12″ x 11.75″
  • For home, office, cottage; Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Patriotic event
  • God Bless the USA
46467X: One Nation Under God, Land of the Free, Canvas Framed Art One Nation Under God, Land of the Free, Canvas Framed Art

By Carpentree, Inc

464691: God Bless America, Canvas Framed Art God Bless America, Canvas Framed Art

By Carpentree, Inc

Vintage Patriotic Collection of fine wall art, with frayed natural canvas above a striped art backdrop.13″ x 19″ clean and contemporary dark frameVintage style in trend, patriotic look. Textured appeal. Star-printed shape of the United States of America; God bless AmericaPowerful patriotic wall accent.

254977: Soldier"s Prayer Figure Soldier’s Prayer Figure

By Dicksons

Beautifully detailed figurine, kneeling soldier in prayer on realistic wood-look base, features a plaque with engraved prayer by Alda Maria. Resin figure; 4.5″ x 5.75″; packaged in colored gift box. Hear Our Prayer Collection.A Soldier’s Prayer
When I put on my uniform Lord, please help me be a soldier who’s commited to life and liberty. As I pray for this great nation, and for every soul’s salvation, please equip me, Lord, I pray to fight the good fight every day. Give our leaders wisdom, Lord, if war becomes a must, may they only choose to fight for a cause that’s just. When the day is over, Lord, most of all I pray, that You will keep in perfect peace Your servants in harm’s way. Amen.

035431: John 8:36, Liberty Cross with American Flag John 8:36, Liberty Cross with American Flag

By Carpentree, Inc

Printers’ Block Collection of fine inspirational gifts; wall decor with the raised, dimensional detail of lettering in artisan styles, combined creatively for display in your home.

  • Wall cross with patriotic American flag
  • John 8:36 Liberty
  • 10″ tall
461418: God Bless America, Small Flag God Bless America, Small Flag

By Tina Wenke / Carson Home Accents

  • Art flag God Bless America
  • Tina Wenke
  • Garden Flag; 13″ x 18″
  • Durasoft fabric is extremely durable; Indoor or outdoor use
  • Readable from both sidesPlease note: We have displayed this flag on a stand so our customers can see how it will look. Please order a flag stand separately since it is not included with the flag.
553412: God Bless America, Small Applique Flag God Bless America, Small Applique Flag

By Carson Home Accents

  • God bless America
  • Carson
  • Small Applique Flag; 13″ x 18″
  • Durasoft fabric is extremely durable; Indoor or outdoor use
  • Readable from both sides
  • American pride colorsPlease note: We have displayed this flag on a pole so our customers can see how it will look. Please order a flag pole separately since it is not included with the flag.
089104: God Bless America Tie God Bless America Tie

By Eagles Wings

Proudly show-off your love for God and country with this beautiful patriotic tie! Features God Bless America on a stars and stripes background; 100% silk; dry clean only.

9115250: God Bless America, Photo Frame God Bless America, Photo Frame

By Carson Home Accents

Photo frame in patriotic stars and stripes design

  • Wood composite with glass
  • Velvet easel back for desktop display; sawtooth hanger for wall display
  • 8″ x 8″
  • For 4″ x 6″ horizontal photo
  • God Bless America
243171: God Bless America Pie Plate God Bless America Pie Plate

By Divinity Boutique

Serve up Americana at your summer table. Glossy blue 10″ fluted ceramic pie plate with red, white and blue inspirational design. God Bless America…”Bless is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm 33:12. Microwave, dishwasher, and oven safe.American as apple pie, or whatever your favorite is; rustic farmhouse charm for the kitchen.

Patriotic pie plate

243233: America, God Shed His Grace On Thee Hanging Jar America, God Shed His Grace On Thee Hanging Jar

By Divinity Boutique

Decorative mason jar with vintage wire hanger handle, trimmed in rustic red white and blue with stars; patriotic quote God Bless America. Glass jar is 6″ x 3″; may be used as a tealight holder, snacks, or home decorNot for microwave or dishwasher, but a country accent for your counter, shelf, or desktop

043680: God Bless America Wall Cross God Bless America Wall Cross

By Carpentree, Inc

491422: Bless Our Nation (Constitution) Small Flag Bless Our Nation (Constitution) Small Flag

By Russ Cannizzaro / Carson Home Accents

Garden-size flag design, readable from both sides

  • Patriotic motif with checkered border
  • Primitive American flag with quote from the preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America
  • Bless Our Nation
  • By Russ Cannizzaro
  • 12.5″ x 18″ garden size art flag
  • Flag stand shown is for display purposes only.

And of course we’ve included our CEO’s book:

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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars: 365 Daily Challenges to Grow Your Marriage
By Julia M. Bruce / WestBow Press
There’s no doubt that marriage is hard work. Yet it can also be one of the most fulfilling relationships you can experience, outside of your relationship with God. However, many marriages leave God outside of the relationship. Godly marriages do not happen without cultivating it, investing in it, and putting God first in your individual lives and in your marriage.
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a 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

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Julia Bruce is an engaging speaker, CEO of Wellspring Christian Ministries, and author of God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars. Julia’s book is for Christian couples who seek a closer relationship with each other and with God. The book contains 365 activities for couples to work through together for a year of intentionally growing their relationship. The activities include scripture memory, conversation starters, personal reflections, guided Bible studies, romance builders, relationship builders and date night ideas. The book started out as daily posts on Wellspring’s website to encourage couples to develop Godly marriages and they quickly became the most viewed pages of the site. Julia feels God led her to organize the collection of posts into a book format that couples would be able to work through year after year. She enjoys going to churches and ministry events to talk about how the activities in the book will develop stronger marriages that are centered in Christ, which will then create stronger families.

Currently, Julia is finishing her second book, entitled: Help! No one said ministry was about spiritual battles and difficult people! In this book Julia uses her studies in psychology and professional counseling to take a Biblical approach to self-care to help people serving in the ministry not burn-out, give-up, and walk away from the call God placed on their lives. Whether your ministry position is volunteer or the senior pastor, this book will help you recognize the areas in your life that are depleted and need a little TLC so you can keep doing what God has called you to. You’re assignment in the Kingdom of God is vitally important! Keep an eye out for this book when it is released and see how Biblical self-care can keep you serving God. Julia can bring these concepts to your next ministry staff retreat to help your ministry team refill, recharge, and renew their heart for their area of ministry.

After years of envisioning the idea and concept of Wellspring Christian Ministries, Julia decided to take a leap of faith and merge her vocational, collegiate, and life experiences and make the dream God put on her heart a reality.  Today we reach people world-wide through blog posts, speaking events, and devotionals. With a strong burden for our nation, Julia has a passion to see a revival sweep across our land and many of her writings and speaking events have a theme of calling God’s people to humble themselves and pray, and seek God’s face as they repent of sin and tune their hearts to following God’s will and His commandments.

Her message will engage individuals, inspire teams and transform the heart that is prayerfully seeking to live a God-first life. As the Holy Spirit speaks through her messages, He will work in every willing heart to create a life that is wholly sold out to God.

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