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7 Observations About Moses That Raise More Questions Than They Answer

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard4 Comments

The Bible tells us a lot about the life of Moses. In fact, the Bible contains stories from throughout the life of this remarkable man, beginning with his birth all the way through his death on Mt. Sinai—and even beyond! Nevertheless, many of the things we know about Moses raise unanswered questions. Here are seven intriguing questions prompted by the life of Moses: 1. Was Moses raised in the household of King Tut’s grandfather? The Bible doesn’t tell us the …

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7 Interesting Things You May Not Have Considered About the Garden of Eden

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard13 Comments

The Garden of Eden has fascinated people since the very beginning, and when we say “beginning,” we mean that literally. The Garden is mentioned for the first time in the beginning of Genesis, the very first book of the Bible, and became the home of the very first couple, Adam and Eve. Here are 7 interesting things about the first garden that you may not have considered before. 1. The Garden of Eden was God’s Garden, planted by God Himself. …

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7 Fascinating Facts About the Real Easter Story

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard4 Comments

The popularization of Christian celebrations (like Easter and Christmas) has its pros and cons. That fact that so many people have heard of Easter is great. The fact that most folks associate it with chocolate bunnies. . . not so great. Here’s a wonderful opportunity to focus on what Easter is all about with these seven fascinating facts about the Easter story: 1. Christianity Stands or Falls on the Resurrection of Christ. There are many theological points on which Christians …

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7 Incredible Things You Might Not Know About Noah’s Ark

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard6 Comments

A Google search of “Noah’s Ark Bible Story” yields around 4 million results. A search using the words “Noah’s Ark Kid’s Room Décor” yields more than twice that many results (8.7 million!). The point is, the story of Noah is well known in our culture (and well-commercialized). But we bet there are some things about this intriguing story documented in the Bible that you haven’t heard before. Here are seven little-known facts about Noah’s Ark: 1. Noah is a 10th …

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Relieving Depression with Gratitude

In Find Answers by Karen Scalf Bouchard1 Comment

The Bible makes such a big deal about gratitude. God’s Word instructs us to give praise and thanksgiving to God for everything (Eph. 5:20), in all circumstances (1 Thess. 5:18), with all of our hearts (Psalm 9:1), with our words, (Psalm 9:1), with singing and with joy (Psalm 95:1-3).

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7 Well-Known Bible Story Pictures That Aren’t Actually in the Bible

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard5 Comments

The following biblical images will probably be familiar to you, either as word pictures or actual drawings and artwork. You’ve heard them described in sermons. You’ve seen them depicted in picture books, greeting cards, and artwork. You may even think you know exactly where to find them in the Bible.

There’s one problem. They’re not actually in the Bible. At all.

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Do Other People’s Testimonies Make You Wonder, “But What About My Prayers?”

In Discover Truth by Karen Scalf Bouchard4 Comments

We love hearing testimonies of how God intervened in an amazing way in someone’s life. A child healed. A financial need solved. A marriage restored. A longing fulfilled.

Yet even as we celebrate with the person telling us the glorious story, there may be a part of us that (if we’re being totally honest here) can be a little distracted; a part of us that, instead of celebrating, might be quietly asking, “But what about my prayers?”