Best Phone Apps for Christians :: 10 We’re Digging Right Now

What are the best phone apps for Christians? So you downloaded the YouVersion Bible and maybe you have a few apps you like, but you’re always on the lookout for others. Or maybe you’re like us and you just like to hear what’s working for other people.

Best Christian Apps

We don’t claim to know the best phone apps for Christians in their entirety, but there are 10 apps that have caught our attention lately. Not all of them are explicitly Christian, but even if they’re not, we’re sharing how we’re using them for spiritual purposes.

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Community Is Worth Fighting For

I’ve been here before.
In fact, I’m well-acquainted with this place.
But just because I know it well doesn’t mean I love it.
Or that I want to stay here.

When it comes to community, I’ve been struggling on all fronts for a while.

Community Is Worth Fighting For

The ebb and flow of friendships is both a beautiful and difficult mystery. Sometimes you are surrounded by so many loving, life-giving people it doesn’t seem like you could ever have enough hours to soak up their insight, their encouragement, their exhortation.

And then sometimes it feels like “community” is too plural of a word for who you see when you look around you.

It’s as if you lowered your head for a second and everything changed. At some point in the past six months, I lowered my head. Just for a moment. I don’t even remember doing it, but when I looked back up, my personal community had dwindled into a remnant. [Read more…]

Not the Answer I Had in Mind

Whenever a friend or family member gets engaged, I immediately begin praying, “LORD, please let me have a date to this wedding – someone I really like, maybe even someone I will eventually marry myself.”

More times than not, I have still ended up attending those weddings alone.

Not the Answer I Had in Mind

My cousin is getting married next month and, as usual, upon hearing of her engagement, I began praying for a date. This time God answered; however, not in the way I requested or expected.

But as often is the case, He answered it perfectly and in a way that He had been working out long before my cousin began planning her wedding. [Read more…]

As a Single Adult, What Should I Look for in a Church?

The (dreaded) Church Search. Whether we’re currently enduring it or we had to go through it once after college (lucky, you!), we shudder at the thought of shopping searching for a church home. As a Single Adult, What Should I Look for in a Church?
There are so many things to consider when looking for a church, but many of us feel our singleness adds another layer to the frustration. Some of us don’t love singles ministries, but we feel that without them we won’t find friends. We worry the married folks will make us feel like fifth wheels, or that people won’t notice when we’re not there. And the list goes on…

Ultimately, though, what should we be looking for in a church home when we’re single? Should our search be any different from anyone else’s church search? [Read more…]

Is It Important to Have a Mentor?

There’s a lot of talk these days about getting a mentors. And there are a lot of people who think it’s just that…a bunch of talk. If one falls into your lap, then it’s probably worth having. But actively seeking out a mentor—who’s got the time or energy for that?
Is It Important to Have a Mentor?So is there something to it? Is it really worth it to find an older, wiser person to mentor you? And if so, what kind of mentor do you need—career, marriage, spiritual? And then there’s the question of how to go about finding someone and actually asking them to mentor you…
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