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01.19.2015

Top 10 verses of last year

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

After compiling all of the bookmarks, highlights and shares from the online YouVersion community, the ten verses below stood out as the most popular verses for last year.  Which one do you think was the most popular? Read on below, and I encourage you to check out their entire report when you get a chance.… Read More »

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01.12.2015

5 ways to use ANY Bible reading plan

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I talked to my best friend the other day who started using my Guilt-Free Bible Reading Plan (GFBRP) a few months ago. I asked how it was going and she said, “It’s going really well, but I have a confession. I haven’t followed it exactly as it’s laid out.” So now, she’s my ex-best-friend. Just… Read More »

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12.30.2014

10 things I got RIGHT in 2014

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

The new year is just days away, so if you’re like me, you’re wondering how you can make 2015 better than 2014. But when I set goals for myself, I’m always very careful to let the Lord guide me. After all, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose… Read More »

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11.24.2014

How to turn envy into thanksgiving

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 NIV The Bible is clear that jealousy is a serious no-no. In fact, it’s so serious that it’s in the same list as other headline-making sins like witchcraft and immorality (Gal. 5:19-21)! Yikes! So what do we do with… Read More »

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11.19.2014

Remember Egypt

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. Exodus 20:2 NIV You probably know the story about how Moses parted the Red Sea and led the Israelites out of Egypt and out of slavery. It’s a story of adventure, suspense, deceit, supernatural events and supernatural… Read More »

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10.29.2014

This is what I’ve been talking about! [Video]

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

A few weeks ago when I asked, “What is the ONE thing you need in a Bible reading plan to make it work for you?”, hundreds of you answered! Here are some of the most-common requests: Flexibility!!! Realistic time-frame Wiggle room Something I can check off as I progress Shorter reading assignments Realistic expectations Catch-up… Read More »

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10.27.2014

[Video] What makes a great Bible reading plan

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

If you’ve ever attempted the daunting task of reading the entire Bible, you know how easy it is to fall off track. You may think that it would be easier if you just had more time! However, the issue is not that you need more time; the issue is that you need a great reading… Read More »

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10.24.2014

[Video] Two reasons to consider reading the entire Bible

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ve probably considered reading the entire Bible, beginning to end. It’s a goal that many people start, but few complete.  In this video, I’ll give you two benefits to reading the whole Bible that you may not have considered before. 1. Hidden nuggets of truth… Read More »

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10.17.2014

How to go to church when you serve on Sundays

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

You may work in the church nursery on Sunday mornings. You may direct traffic. Perhaps you spend the morning with your hand stuck up the back side of a puppet trying to teach 1st graders about the Good Samaritan. But whether you’re in charge of attendance in your Sunday school class, counting the offering, filling… Read More »

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10.10.2014

Teachers, we know your job is tough

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts, News

If you’re a private school/home school teacher (or an administrator), this is specifically for you! You make a difference every day, and for that, we’re grateful. And for us, the best way we can express our appreciation  is to create the one product that you have wanted for years. You voiced your opinions. You wrote… Read More »

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09.29.2014

Dear Perfect, I’m breaking up with you

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

Dear Perfect, I know we’ve been together for awhile, but the truth is, I’ve been cheating on you for quite some time. It’s not that I didn’t want things to work out between us; I really did! At the beginning of our relationship, I truly thought we’d be together forever. I assumed our connection would… Read More »

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09.23.2014

When you first hear God speak

Author: Emily E. Ryan
Categories: Emily's Posts

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was sitting in the middle of my white, wrought iron daybed with the mauve comforter thrown haphazardly over the sheets. And I was crying my eyes out. I’ve heard Oprah call it “the ugly cry,” and that’s what it was. Eyes swollen. Nose red as Rudolph’s. My… Read More »

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