Life After Work: The First Step

The new year is here! From everyone at Rose Publishing/Aspire Press, we hope you had a joyful, wonderful Christmas. We’re kicking the new year off with a guest post from two of our Aspire authors. Keep reading to hear more about how they’re helping individuals find a fulfilling life Afterwork. Written by authors of Afterwork, Continue Reading

10 Quotes about Christmas from Charles Spurgeon

Since the days he shook the pulpits of Victorian London with Christ-centered passion, each succeeding generation seems to discover Charles Spurgeon anew. Featuring stirring sermons on the birth of Jesus, this collection of sermons offers homiletic gems from the “Prince of Preachers.” In sermons as timeless as their topics, Spurgeon combines keen intellect, scriptural truth, Continue Reading

The Political-Cultural Divide: 9 Ways to Reconcile Over the Holidays

How do you handle family and holiday gatherings that have been affected by the great political divide? Perhaps you have friends that have distanced themselves because of political posts on social media. Maybe it’s uncles and aunts that only stop arguing between “Dear Heavenly Father” and “Amen.” Or the cousin that simply refuses to show Continue Reading

What Does the Bible Say About Guardian Angels?

Whether you think of the angels that met the shepherd’s to announce Jesus’ birth… or perhaps you think of beings with halos and harps… most people have questions about whether or not angels exist. What does the Bible say? Does Matthew 18:10 support the idea that all children have guardian angels? By Mike Nappa This Continue Reading

FREE Devotion: Loved by God (Fresh Hope for Today)

Loved By Grace Fox God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. ROMANS 5:8 NLT Pause Denyse had experienced a lot of pain in her life. Poor personal choices heaped heartache on her, and others’ choices added more. Her siblings labeled her a drama Continue Reading

Life After Work: The Retirement Lie

Have you heard of the retirement lie?  Joel Malick and Alex Lippert are the newest authors to join Rose Publishing/Aspire Press. They’re here to help us avoid buying into the lie and refocus on what truly matters. Our society has distracted us, placing too much emphasis on money and “happiness,” with very little focus on Continue Reading

Free “Preparing for Advent” eChart

Did you know that the word “advent” comes from the Latin word advenio meaning “coming” or “arrival”? With this week’s free eChart, refresh your understanding of Advent and the Christmas story as you prepare for this important season! Deepen your understanding of the Advent season with this free download packed with solid overviews and fascinating Continue Reading

What Does the “Fear of the Lord” Really Mean?

The fear of the Lord includes a spectrum of attitudes… In one sense, it does indeed mean a terror of God; for we are unclean people who will one day appear before the Almighty, who is holy and morally pure. Such fear shrinks back from God. But for people whose eyes have been opened to Continue Reading

Hope for a Messiah (With Discussion Questions)

Life for the Jewish people under Roman rule can be characterized by extremes. On one hand, they were free to work, live, and worship; but on the other hand, they were constantly reminded that they were not truly free. Roman soldiers occupied their land continually. The burden of high taxes paid to Rome drove many Continue Reading

Worry About Worrying: Why Anxiety Makes Us Feel Guilty

This is a guest post by author of Perfectly Suited, J.D. Peabody It’s been 75 years since the poet W.H. Auden described the times we’re living in as the age of anxiety. If there were any doubts about his assessment then, the last few years have erased them. Fear and worry have spread as quickly as Continue Reading

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