Has God Forgotten Me? What To Do When You Feel Alone
Have you ever felt forgotten by God? If God can see you, He can hear you. He hears your prayers, and even if you can't get a word out, He understand your tears and sighs. If it's in the middle of the night and no one is around to care for you, God is there with you. He's not slumbering or sleeping even if the rest of the world is (see Psalm 121:4). What good news—we are not alone. We are not forgotten. We are known and loved by the Lord! Here are some ways to get a fresh glimpse of this aspect of God taken from Fresh Encounters with Jesus by Cheri Fuller.
Become a Serving Family This Thanksgiving
For many of us, this Thanksgiving will be full of love, laughter, and spending time with those who mean the most to us. But for those less fortunate, it can be a sad, lonely day void of the blessings that we are accustomed to during the holidays. This year, let's all make time to roll up our sleeves and become a serving household by taking the advice of author Tiffany Ross from her book A Servant's Heart. You may find that serving others this Thanksgiving will leave you feeling much more satisfied than that turkey and pumpkin pie ever could. Learn more about serving beyond the walls of your church with this free download.
Discover God-Sized Confidence
"Embracing Hope When Life Hurts" is Denise's powerful story of how her confidence in God was restored during the darkest moment of her life. This is just one of the forty stories you'll find in Susie Shellenberger's 40 Days to Complete God Confidence. Regardless of the struggle—from health scares to relationship woes—this book illustrates the liberating assurance of 1 John 5:13-15: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. . .”
5 Tips for Growing in Patience
We have become used to microwaved meals, instant downloads, same-day shipping, and immediate Google answers. In fact, many of us are willing to pay more for instant gratification. Yet what's good for Amazon doesn't build better relationships with family and friends. Here are five tips for growing in patience from the book
Better Relationships, Better Life by Pam Ovwigho.
How to Connect with Your Family During Meals
How often have you committed to “Family Devo Time,” but after a day or two, they begin to fizzle out? The kids get bored, your spouse looks at you quizzically, and the whole experiment is quickly forgotten. It doesn’t have to be that way. The book, 101 Family Meal-Time Devotions & Prayers by Greg Johnson, was specially designed to provide quick (and fun) readings that will spark meaningful family discussion and help your children develop important Christian values. Try out these devotions for a week at dinner and let us know how you like it.
The Narrow Road to Heaven
Looking for a devotional to help others—or yourself—develop a deeper relationship with God? Growing in Christ by Arnie Cole and Michael Ross was designed to do just that. Here is one of the 40 story-driven devotions included in the book. We hope its message will be a blessing to your day.
Why You Should Give Unsolicited Praise
We see God the Father offer unsolicited praise to God the Son in Matthew 3:17 before Jesus had even begun His ministry season. He offered it loud and clear so that others might hear as well, saying, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." God did not wait until Jesus did something spectacular to praise him in public. God also did not seem concerned that some unsolicited praise might swell Jesus' head. He praised Him and gave us a model we can follow. The book, Words that Heal by Michael Ross and Brian Doyle, explains how offering unsolicited praise can be a powerful resource.
Tips for Managing Bad Smartphone Habits
What do you do if you've developed some bad smartphone habits? Are you doomed to continue responding to every notification, stressed out and missing out on real life? Definitely not! Here are some tips for having a healthier relationship with your phone from Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits by Arnie Cole & Pam Ovwigho. This book will help parents set healthy boundaries by offering eye-opening research and biblical guidance for every family's high-tech habits from phones, video games, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Small Group Discussion Guide - Replacing Worry for Wonder
Replacing Worry for Wonder helps women to break the "Worry Cycle" and "Stop Suffering." In tackling our everyday worries, we all need someone to share and talk through our fears. Small groups are a perfect place for support and to know you are not alone. Introduce Replacing Worry for Wonder to your group along with the FREE Small Group Discussion Guide.
Three Ways to Boost a Tween's Confidence
Tweens need positive messages in order to build resilience and maintain an accurate portrait of who they are. In this stage they're between periods of being entirely a child and entirely a teen. They're starting to want a sense of their own identity. Here are some steps a parent would be wise to take from
101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection by Michael & Tiffany Ross. Plus, a few activities that you can do with them!
How to Set the Facts Straight About Abortion
Let's assume you're convinced that abortion is (a) illogical or (b) scripturally wrong. What in the world can you do about it? How can you lead your friends in the right direction, and exactly what do you say? Use these facts about abortion from
10 Reasons to Stay Christian in High School as your guide for making a case about this hot-button issue.
Preview Words That Heal
Take a look inside Words That Heal! Curious about this new book from goTandem? Words can be cruel and once spoken they can never be recalled. Inspired by James 3:1-12 this book encourages believers to speak kindness, sharing words that heal and express God's love at home, at work...everywhere! Take a look!
Preview Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits
Take a look inside Managing Your Family's High-Tech Habits! Curious about this new book from goTandem? Technology is quickly changing the way we live and communicate. Now parents have a resource to help sort through the promise and the pitfalls of virtual living, showing them how to navigate social media choices and set healthy boundaries. Take a look!
Preview 101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection
Take a look inside 101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection! Curious about this new book from goTandem? This fast, fun resource is jam-packed with 101 creative ways parents can connect...and nurture their preschool through "tween" children. It's like three books in one: devotional, activity guide, and communication primer. Take a look!
Preview 10 Reason to Stay Christian in Highschool
Take a look inside 10 Reasons to Stay Christian in Highschool! Curious about this new book from goTandem? The book is geared toward Christian teens 14-17 years-old who are trying to "stay Christian in a tough world." Now they'll have advice and tips that work.
What To Do When You Feel Abandonded By God
How do you know God is Still there when you can't "feel" Him? Find out in this excerpt from Overcoming the Hurt. This 60-day devotional will lead you through the book of Job, one of the most beautifully written pieces of biblical literature. Verse after verse reveals a sovereign God who stands with us in our trials. Take this healing journey and be reminded that it's okay to be real with our pain, to wrestle with doubt--and in short, to be completely human.
How to Overcome Worries About Your Children - 4 Tips for Stressed Out Moms
As mothers, we have a desire to protect and care for our children that seems to come with the job description. But sometimes that caring can turn to clinging. A crisis occurs. Your child is hosptalized. The television news flashes a picture of a child kidnapped in your state. You become preoccupied with what might happen. You check every hour during the night to see if your baby is still breathing. When these kinds of issues plague you, here are some ways to alleviate your worry from the book Replacing Worry for Wonder.
Getting Ready for the Dating-Relating Thing from Dating, Waiting, and Relating
Committing to purity doesn't happen by accident; it requires hard work and obedience to God. But goTandem has tools to help teens and young adults stay strong in their commitment to remaining pure. Here are some Christ-centered strategies from the book Dating, Relating, Waiting.
12 Ways to Spend Less on Air Travel from Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family
Vacation time is approaching fast! We all know it can be difficult to spend smart when it comes to booking air travel and hotel reservations...especially when you have a family. But luckily, there are several things you can do to tip the scales more in your favor. Here are some practical tips from Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family that can help you out. Download this excerpt to read up on how you can save.
Preview Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family
Take a look inside Everyday Finances for the Everyday Family. Are you curious about this new title from goTandem? Now you can preview it by downloading the free PDF. Biblical principles that help families budget, spend, and save money wisely are all included in this easy-to-read resource guide.
Preview Dating, Relating, and Waiting
Take a look inside Dating, Relating, and Waiting. Are you curious about this new title from goTandem? Download this PDF for a free preview. With sex on everybody's mind, is it even remotely possible for a Christian teen to stay pure? The answer is a resounding yes!
Preview Replacing Worry for Wonder
Take a look inside Replacing Worry for Wonder. Are you curious about this new title from goTandem? Download this PDF to find out more and learn how to break the cycle of unnecessary suffering, release anxiety, surrender the illusion that we're in control, and find peace in a thriving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Preview Growing in Christ
Take a look inside Growing in Christ! Curious about this new book from goTandem? You'll want to brace yourself for an action-packed, forty-day journey through the ministry and miracles of the world’s most amazing man--Jesus Christ!
Preview Overcoming the Hurt
Take a look at Overcoming the Hurt , goTandem's brand-new 60-day devotional that leads you through the book of Job, one of the most beautifully written pieces of biblical literature. Overcoming the Hurt gives you the courage to face your pain. . .and take that first step toward healing.