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  • September 28, 2021By JB Shreve

    In the last post in this series on the heart, we touched briefly on this verse that describes how God’s Word recognizes the centrality of the human heart in the human experience. Because the heart is central, the Word calls us to “guard your heart.” Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do

  • September 27, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is mentioned over 770 times in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. The human heart is of critical importance in the design and speaking of God. The heart is the seat of man’s conscious being. It is at the center of who we are and who we will ever be.

  • September 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    Scripture describes people who understand everything about the times they live in except the reality of what God is doing as people with dull hearts. One day we will each stand before God and give account for our lives (Romans 14:12). The Creator of heaven and earth, Lord of hosts, will examine our time on

  • September 3, 2021By JB Shreve

    JB and Casie Shreve sit down to discuss the legitimate dangers of listening to the wrong sources, frequencies, and values in this day and age. In a time when social media and the world around us encourages us to argue, be outraged, and push our own perspectives more assertively than the perspective of our neighbors,

  • September 2, 2021By JB Shreve

    At the foundation of any worldview is the connection of personal trust to the source upon which we build our lives. The direction and source to which we posture our heart’s trust determines the nature of our lives because a worldview flows from that, and a worldview shapes our lives. There are many different sources

  • August 31, 2021By JB Shreve

    We face a plague of bad news and reports that could easily crush the spirit. This morning I woke to images of the last US soldier to leave Afghanistan and considered what that meant for the people left under Taliban control. The pandemic is raging, and there are reports of the discovery of yet another

  • August 10, 2021By JB Shreve

    The word heart is found 30 times in the book of Exodus. Nineteen of these uses (63%) relate specifically to the heart of Pharaoh. In fact, in the English Standard Version of the Bible, nearly every use of the word heart from Exodus 1 to Exodus 15 refers specifically to Pharaoh’s heart. Those references to

  • August 9, 2021By JB Shreve

    For a year and a half, the world has been struggling against the coronavirus. Lockdowns. Vaccines. Facemasks. These words and issues are now pieces of our lexicon that we consider and debate in the new era. In the US, there have been more coronavirus-related deaths than American military deaths in World War I, World War

  • August 8, 2021By JB Shreve

    What is spiritual strength? Over the course of the last few podcast devotionals, JB and Casie Shreve have discussed the idea of building spiritual strength. What exactly is spiritual strength though? That is the question we discuss in today’s podcast devotional. Strength is not about freedom from hardship, bad times, or even failure. Strength is

  • July 30, 2021By JB Shreve

    The past 18 months of global crisis have taught us many things, but chief among these is a startling revelation regarding the weakness of our response systems. Whether we are looking at the global pandemic, food systems, climate change, or any other point of crisis encountered during this season of extreme pressure, the crisis response