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Always Remember. Never Forget.

by Leslie Ann Jones April 01, 2019

Preach the gospel to yourself day in and day out. This is the heart of everything that we do here at Muscadine Press. We know how easy it is to forget, so we create tools and resources designed specifically to help you remember. Today, we’re releasing four brand new Dwell Journals and two Gospel Truth Card sets out into the world, and it’s our hope and prayer that these simple things will remind you to look up and look to Jesus, even in the middle of busy days.

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The Love of God is Better than Life Itself

A Love That's Better than Life

by Leslie Ann Jones February 01, 2019

Believing that God's love is better than life is the kind of thing that's easy when life goes sideways, because there really are situations when life on earth is so bad that to die and be with Jesus would be a mercy. But what about when the opposite is true? When everything is going great? When life is just as you imagined and all your wildest dreams are coming true? Is God's love better even still?

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Belong to God's Body through the Fellowship of the Local Church

Linger Longer: Belong to God's Body through the Fellowship of the Local Church

by Leslie Ann Jones January 29, 2019

The Christian life isn't a solitary life. No matter how hard you try, you can’t do it on your own...you need the community of faith. If you want to grow in godliness, you have to find a local church and go all in. Not just so you have a place to go on Sunday mornings, but so you can be a part of the body of Christ, a partnership of people who are committed to serving, worshiping, and doing life together for the sake of the gospel.

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Prayer is the gift of having God's ear. Enjoy that gift today.

Linger Longer: Have God's Ear through Prayer

by Leslie Ann Jones January 22, 2019

It's kind of hard to believe that God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth, would deign to communicate with us. Yet, he has. And in prayer, he bends down low and listens close to hear what you have to say in return. Yes, he's the high king of heaven, but he's also a loving father who has adopted you and called you by name. He knows you, loves you, and cares about the details of your life. He wants to hear from you.

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Linger Linger: Hearing God's Word by Muscadine Press

Linger Longer: Hear God's Voice through His Word

by Leslie Ann Jones January 15, 2019

God has chosen, throughout time and history, to speak to us through his Word. If you want to abide in Jesus and become the person he intends for you to be, you must first listen to his words. So how do we do that? Through reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture day in and day out. Here are some tips to get started.

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Establish a Quiet Time Routine that Works for You

Linger Longer: One Day at a Time

by Leslie Ann Jones January 08, 2019

One of the best ways you can practice abiding in Jesus day in and day out is by setting aside a specific time every day as a “Quiet Time” to read scripture, pray, reflect, and worship. There are many, many different ways to do this. Mine has changed over time, and yours will too. Here are a few tips to help you establish a quiet time routine that works for you.

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Spiritual Disciplines for Modern Life

Linger a Little Longer

by Leslie Ann Jones January 01, 2019

I'm not one to make big resolutions or set lots of goals at the beginning of each year. I'm slowing down a bit and spending the first few weeks of this new year reacquainting myself with the age old practices of spiritual disciplines. Reading the word. Spending time in prayer. Participating in worship. Lingering a little longer on the things that matter most. Slowly and steadily getting back into the rhythms of faithfulness. Will you join me?

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Prepare Him Room

Prepare Him Room

by Leslie Ann Jones December 01, 2018

We've been getting the house ready for Christmas the past week or so, but before we could hang our stockings on the mantel and set the tree in its rightful place, we first had to make room. Honestly, it was work that I didn't really want to do. But it was necessary, and it made me wonder. What if I spent as much time preparing my heart for Christmas as I do my home? 

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Gratitude Over Grumbling

Gratitude Over Grumbling

by Leslie Ann Jones November 01, 2018

Every year at this time, my social media feed explodes with friends and family members counting their blessings, one day at a time, and honestly, I enjoy those posts a lot more than the political ones that generally clog things up. If there's nothing else we can learn from social media, let's remember this: Gratitude is better than grumbling.

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A Heart Devoted

A Heart Devoted

by Leslie Ann Jones October 01, 2018

Hannah's story is beautiful and compelling and convicting all at the same time. I want to be like her when I grow up. I long for that kind of intimacy. That kind of faithfulness. That kind of trust. Don't you? May the same fervent devotion take root in our hearts and spill out in our prayers today and tomorrow and the day after that too.

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Beauty for Ashes

Beauty for Ashes

by Leslie Ann Jones September 01, 2018

When life gets hairy, we usually know what we need to do to make things better, but sometimes, especially if it's a hard thing, we shy away from doing it and just keep trucking along. For some crazy reason, we prefer the ashes of this life to the beauty that God has set aside for us...or maybe that's just me.

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Free Indeed

Free Indeed

by Leslie Ann Jones July 01, 2018

We've made so many sweet memories celebrating freedom with our people over the years, but it's not only our freedom as Americans that's cause for celebration. If you are in Christ, you are truly free, and nothing in this world can change that. Amen and amen.

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