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Relieving Depression with Gratitude

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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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Are You Secretly Hoping to Hit the Jackpot When You Tithe?

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The Bible itself supports the idea that we can’t out-give God. For example, there’s the verse in Luke that says, “Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” (Luke 6:38).

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YouVersion’s New App Lets You Literally Picture Your Life Through the Lens of God’s Word

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We love capturing images of our lives. Now a new app called Bible Lens is making it possible to see those images from a different perspective, transforming snapshots into artistic, shareable images that celebrate God’s Word. Bible Lens is the latest innovation of YouVersion, a ministry that helps people engage with Scripture online and on their phones. Celebrating their tenth anniversary of impact, YouVersion (by Life.Church) is a ministry partner of Biblica, making the NIV and other Biblica translations available …

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Is it Possible to Read Your Bible for the Wrong Reasons?

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If you do the right thing for the wrong reasons, it’s still good, right? Like eating broccoli. If I started eating broccoli every day simply to annoy a controlling neighbor who told me I must never eat broccoli again, wouldn’t my body still benefit? Wouldn’t the folate and vitamins K and C do their jobs, even if my reasons for eating the cruciferous veggie happened to be spite rather than health? In other words, isn’t doing a good thing for …