Author: Karen Scalf Bouchard

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About John the Baptist

Zechariah and Elizabeth thought they were too old to have a child. But when an angel of the Lord appeared and prophesied about a son who would be filled with the Holy Spirit even before his birth, everything changed. Their son, who came to be known as John the Baptist,

7 Fascinating Facts About the Real Easter Story

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

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

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

Relieving Depression with Gratitude

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).

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

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.