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Shame, Guilt, and Fear: What Americans Avoid Most
Current Happenings

Many Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience.

They worry less about guilt and fear and more about avoiding shame, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

Shame has become particularly powerful in American culture in the internet age, said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. A single mistake or embarrassing moment posted on social media can ruin a person’s life.

“What’s our biggest cultural fear? Shame,” he...

Behind the Song: Hard Love by NEEDTOBREATHE
Current Happenings

 South Carolina's Grammy Nominated band NEEDTOBREATHE hooked me eleven years ago with their major label debut Daylight, which featured the single "Shine On." Since then, the band has somehow managed to improve with each album. They earned an opening slot for Taylor Swift, played on late night television and collaborated with Gavin DeGraw on one of their biggest hits to date, "Brother."

Something I take immense joy in discovering with each new NEEDTOBREATHE release is the...

What We Collect in Our Hearts
Discipleship Moment

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


As surely as we can choose what to collect and value in our homes, you and I can choose what we collect and value in our hearts. God’s Word repeatedly instructs us to remember God, His name, His words, and His acts.

One definition of the word remember is “a recollection.” It means to collect again by remembering. That’s exactly my point about choosing our treasure. The things we hear about God can be like a forced collection of knickknacks from family and friends. They won’t...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Prayer for the Day

Lord, grant me grace to cry out to you when I face troubles. Thank you that when we cry out to you, you hear and answer our prayers in your timing and for your purpose. Amen. 

7 Books That Will Positively Challenge Your Faith
Current Happenings

In my day job as the editor of The Englewood Review of Books, I’ve staked my life and work on the hope that reading carefully and well will undoubtedly transform us, reforming the ways that we think, talk about and live within this wondrous web of life that is God’s creation. To be a disciple is to be a learner, always growing and allowing God to gently mold our minds in the direction of Christ-likeness.

Here are seven books that have stretched my faith and helped me to grow deeper into...


Inspirational Quote

Waiting is just a gift of time in disguise — a time to pray wrapped up in a ribbon of patience — because is the Lord ever late? 

– Ann Voskamp

Esterlyn Singer Poised to be HGTV Star
Current Happenings

Although Luke Caldwell has had the excitement and nerves that comes with five album releases as the frontman of both Grand Prize and Esterlyn, he's never experienced something a release quite like this. 

The bespectacled frontman from Idaho finds the remodeling company he casually started with Clint Robertson the subject of a new reality television show on cable channel HGTV, titled Boise Boys, which premieres Sunday, May 21. 

"I love how God directs our lives," Caldwell wrote in a post on...


Prayer for the Day

Father, teach me how to keep my eyes peeled so that I see you at work. 


Prayer for the Day

Let your Word be my nourishment. Feed me from its delicacies. 


Prayer for the Day

Open my eyes to the great gift of joining Jesus Christ as he intercedes for all believers. Forgive me for taking for granted access I have to the throne of grace. Grant me a fresh vision of the Savior, that I might more often and more earnestly enter into this gift of prayer. 


Inspirational Quote

“Stand still” – keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further orders, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you, as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel, “Go forward.” 

–Charles Sprugeon

Author Chat: Dante Bowe
Author/Musician Interview

The words of worship artist Dante Bowe's surprising breakout hit single, "Potter and Friend," echo not only the truth expressed in Isaiah 61:8--"But now, O LORD, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand"--but the truth of restoration and hope brought about in his life. 

"Oh you take broken things and make them beautiful, oh you take broken things and make them whole again," resounds Bowe in the song's bridge. It's a statement...


Inspirational Quote

"Life's trials are not easy. But in God's will, each has a purpose. Often He uses them to enlarge you."

- Warren Wiersbe

Ten Questions with Dream Collage
Author/Musician Interview

Salt Lake City's nickname is "Crossroads of the West," and quickly emerging rock band Dream Collage hope the heritage sticks with their own aspirations. Bringing high-energy rock to Christian music from their Utah home, the band--Isaac David, Daniel Magana, Matthew Keller and Andrew Porter--is looking to surprise the industry by bringing unexpected sounds out of an unexpected place.

On the verge of releasing their debut project, Ripple Effect, frontman Isaac David answered 10 of my questions...


Prayer for the Day

Lord, lead me into the great depository of your promises. Your Word is my most valued possession. I treasure it. I rejoice in it. I hide it in my heart. 

Caramel Coffee Brownies
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1 and 3/4 stick of butter

16 ounces dark brown sugar

half a can of pumpkin pie filling

2 eggs

2 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 cups chopped pecans

Dash of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon coffee extract

We’ll begin by mixing one and 3/4 sticks of softened butter and 16 ounces of brown sugar in our food processor. Once our sugar and butter are combined, we’ll add two eggs, half a can of pumpkin pie filling, 2 cups of all purpose flour, and 2 teaspoons of baking powder....



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

In me there is bitterness, but with You there is patience;

I do not understand Your ways,

But You know the way for me.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tips for Growing Great Kids #175
Parents Place

by Cheri Fuller


Buy your child a scrapbook and have her keep award ribbons from camp, school field days, Scouting, photos of friends, favorite family events, and trips, writing below each page what is special.




Cheri Fuller is a gifted speaker and award-winning author of over 45 books—including her newest, Dangerous Prayer: Discovering Your Amazing Story in the Eternal Story of God (Barbour Books). Having been awarded the Gold Medallion for her coauthored book and twice the Silver Medallion, Cheri’s works have sold well over one million copies and impacted people both in the U.S. and around the world. Order Dangerous Prayer from www.amazon.com.


"Great Are You Lord" from All Sons and Daughters
Video of the Day

All Sons and Daughters perform "Great Are You Lord" live. Enjoy!


Prayer for the Day

Father God, when we think our voices are so small and don't count, help us to remember that we are not alone. Use our prayers, rising from all over the world, and join them together to fulfill your purposes. Thank you for letting our prayers be a part of your big plans. 

7 Shellie’s Chicken Salad Pot Pie
Dinner Table Worthy Recipe

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


1 (9″) pie shell

1 and 1/2 cups mayonnaise

1 tsp black pepper

1/4 tsp salt

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups diced cooked chicken

1 and 1/2 cups celery (finely chopped)

1 bunch green onions (diced)

1/2 cup grated sharp cheese

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 cup crushed potato chips for topping


I’ve already baked a refrigerated pie crust per package instructions. Feel free to make your own pastry, if the mood strikes you, but it is just too easy.

Now, while the pie crust cools, I’m going to take a bowl and...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Inspirational Quote

God's delays are not God's denials.

- Robert H. Schuller

Dr. Seuss Prayers
Discipleship Moment

by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson


I had long followed the Dr. Seuss method in search of the elusive certainty that I belonged to God. Every altar call aggravated the inward struggle, so…

I prayed the sinner’s prayer in a car. I prayed it near and I prayed it far.

I prayed it in a tree. I prayed it on bent knee.

I prayed it once for all, and I prayed it each time I heard an altar call.

The wonderful news is that when my focus changed from trying to know if I was saved to knowing the God who saved me, He began to...



Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a Jesus loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Shellie believes "The whole world stops for a story." She lives in Louisiana and stacks her stories up at All Things Southern.com



Prayer for the Day

Father, thank you for the waiting periods in my life. Thank you for letting me see your promises at work. Pedal to the metal. Full speed ahead. 

Creativity Isn't Optional for the Church
Current Happenings

We love to divide people into groups, with labels that make us easy to understand. While this plays out in the Church, in politics and probably innumerable other spaces in our culture, a label millennials love to throw around is “creative.”

You’ve heard people refer to others as “creatives,” to themselves as “a creative” and various other versions. The opposite is true, too: If you’re not the type to consider yourself creative, you think of yourself as, well, not creative....


Inspirational Quote

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew."

- Francis de Sales


Inspirational Quote

 If the Lord Jehovah makes us wait, let us do so with our whole hearts; for blessed are all they that wait for Him. He is worth waiting for. The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. The Lord’s people have always been a waiting people

- Charles Spurgeon

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