BACC Inspire

How to Read the Bible: A Guide for Beginners

The Bible is a book that will never cease to inspire and keep you engaged, but it can be intimidating to take on if you don't really know where to start.

Using Your Talents and Gifts

Growing up, I always loved sports. As a high-energy kid, I was always on the move. I didn’t really enjoy reading or watching TV because I had so much energy. I tried a bunch of different sports for a season or two – baseball, basketball...

Are You an Approval Addict?

When we think of addictions, we often think of struggles with substance abuse, gambling, or maybe eating disorders. However, I think one very common addiction we often don’t see is the secret addiction to the approval of people. For women, I...

Category - Devotionals

Letting God Use You To Change the World

Though everyone lives life, I think some live it more fully. Those who really live life to the full have a specific goal they are aiming for and a deeper reason for why they do what they do. They have purpose. They believe in some way they can...

No Pressure, No Diamonds

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle When we were little, most of us had dreams of how we wanted our lives to go. Maybe you hoped your life would be like a fairy tale – complete with a storybook ending, a prince who comes to the...

Learning to Trust God to Take Care of You

Have you ever heard people say, “God will work it out”? What does it make you feel when you hear that? Does it bring you peace or does it bring out your cynical and doubtful side? As a child and up through my teenage years, it definitely brought out...

5 Ways God Moves Through the Unexpected

“I’ve said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” John 16:33 CEB This Scripture says that in this world we will have distress. Distress can be caused by...

Choosing Spirituality Over Worldliness

Don’t love the world’s ways. Don’t love the world’s goods. Love of the world squeezes out love for the Father. Practically everything that goes on in the world—wanting your own way, wanting everything for yourself, wanting to appear important—has...

Overcoming Bitterness

Relationships are something that I believe we all want and need. We are usually taught and influenced at an early age how to behave in socially appropriate ways. Whether it’s values passed down to us by our families, or norms that we are...

Never Alone: Defeating Distance in Marriage

Intimacy is the absence of distance. It begins in our relationship with God, then overflows into our marriage and relationships. We are not meant to just manage our lives, or simply function in our families. We are meant to build deep, meaningful...

How to Make Your Pain Count

Through Hannah’s struggle with infertility, she learned how to rely on God to deal with her emotions, her limitations and her suffering. By doing so, she fulfilled God’s plan for her life and lived an amazing destiny as the mother of Samuel...

Free To Be Me: Choosing Faith Over Legalism

“I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.” Psalm 119:32 NIV84 Faith inspires, but rules burden. I grew up believing more in reputation and keeping up appearances than in being genuine. Living a compliant, rule-driven life...

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