Phil Ayres

4 Simple Suggestions To Help You Find Time to Read Your Bible

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Last week I wrote a post called 3 Simple Suggestions to Help You Start Reading Your Bible and my goal was to encourage people who feel the Bible is intimidating. I received great feedback on that post, but several people told me they had trouble finding time to read their Bible. I certainly understand that …

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Antidote To Anxiety: 3 Ways The Bible Can Help You Deal with Stress

In 2013 I had a full nervous breakdown. I guess they don’t call it that anymore, but that’s what it was. It was a Saturday and my wife and I were driving around frantically trying to find some items to use at during our church service the next day. I’m a pastor of a small …

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New Focus Makes For A Great Thanksgiving

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On the fourth Thursday of November, millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving by gathering with family, carving a turkey, and enjoying pumpkin pie. Some will even watch football! But for many, the upcoming season is full of additional pressure. Family squabbles, extra financial expectations, and the busyness of the holidays make for so much stress …

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4 Things I Learned Self-Publishing My First Book

In two days, my first book will be officially released. It’s called, “Flannel-Graph Jesus: More Than a One-Dimensional Savior,” and to say I’ve learned a few things during the self-publishing process is an understatement. Here are four of my takeaways. It’s About Dedication, Not Inspiration When I first dreamed of becoming an author, I would …

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Kickstarter Project: Flannelgraph Jesus

Another book about Jesus? Yes! But I think you’ll like it. Here’s why: First, it’s not for theologians or super Christians—it’s for everybody. You won’t need an exegetical dictionary to read it. You’ll only need to be interested in seeing Jesus in a refreshingly new light. Second, it might change your life. Scratch that, Jesus …

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