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  1. Ruth van den Broek shares her thoughts on Catching Contentment by Liz Carter

    Ruth van den Broek shares her thoughts on Catching Contentment by Liz Carter

    Entering a brand New Year, many of us will be making aims, goals and resolutions for the months ahead. For many, January will mean fresh starts and new opportunities, but for some the pain and confusion of last year lingers on. Whether excited or daunted by what lies ahead, Liz Carter’s Catching Contentment brings hope. It certainly did for writer and blogger, Ruth van den Broek.

    Like Liz Carter herself, Ruth lives with a chronic condition and finds strength, purpose, and hope in her relationship with Christ. This month, she shares with us her thoughts on Catching Contentment. We hope Liz’s message will inspire many others to enter 2019 with gratitude and hope . . .

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  2. Recognise confirmation bias and then focus on positive thinking

    Recognise confirmation bias and then focus on positive thinking

    We recently ran a poll on Twitter asking you what you’d like to see on our blog in the New Year. We asked you to pick either content about daily devotionals or overcoming adversity. The majority of participants chose overcoming adversity, which is a great way to reframe our thinking for the New Year.

    Daily devotionals is also a worthy topic, so watch the blog for content on that as well! 

    We chatted with Emma Scrivener, author of A New Name and A New Day, about rethinking our negative feelings and focusing instead on both positive affirmations and the healing power we find in Christ.

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  3. Light up your year with a devotional

    Light up your year with a devotional

    It’s 2019 and a brand new year. With all of the expectation that we place on getting off to a good start with resolutions, hopes and aspirations, where does that same enthusiasm go as the days carry on? It can feel like fireworks. We shoot our hopes to the heavens and watch them illuminate in our hearts. Yet somehow the firework disperses and disappears before us and then what? What happens to that same celebratory and hopeful spirit on January 1st as the year progresses?

    We need a light that is brighter than a firework and that lasts throughout the year, not just a quick, exuberant display before it dissipates into the night. That light is found in Jesus who came as a light into the world so that everyone who believes in him would not remain in darkness (John 12:46). In Psalm 119:105 it says ‘your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path’ and this is the truth that we need to hold onto every day of the year. Daily readings that point to Christ are a great resource to celebrate and walk in that light.

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  4. 5 ways to keep Christ the centre of Christmas

    5 ways to keep Christ the centre of Christmas

    Ruth Clemence is back on our blog with useful ways we can keep Christ at the centre of our Christmas celebrations. 

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  5. Classic books make perfect Christmas gifts

    Classic books make perfect Christmas gifts

    If you’re stuck for a few last-minute gifts, our E-Commerce Executive Vita recommends IVP classics.

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