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An Inexhaustible Well of Hope

An Inexhaustible Well of Hope

I met Cindy when she was the producer’s assistant on one of my early records (yes, records… it was a while ago!). The minute I met her, I knew we’d be friends for life. She made me laugh like few others ever have. I loved her goofy sense of humor. As our friendship deepened over

You Get To

Learning to Treasure What You Didn’t Want Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. And yet I will show you the most excellent way. — 1 Corinthians 12:31 A deep breath and a huge, slow eye roll. That was my immediate reaction. A family member had just said to me, “You get to.” This was her

Reignited Fire in the Spirit

The first time I had ever been to my cousin’s house was also the first time we ever prayed together as a family. Unlike our usual family festivities, this get-together was a hard one to attend. We were here to pray for healing over my aunt who was just diagnosed with cancer. Everyone gathered together,

Finding Hope in the Valley of the Shadow of Death

A well-known writer once wrote, “The essential thing ‘in Heaven and in earth’ is… that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living.” Ask any marathon runner — it’s that seemingly endless run, that tiring stretch in the

Continue the Work of God

The annual National Religious Broadcasters conference came around again in the spring of 2020, right before the virus shut everything down. NRB held a bittersweet place in my life. It was a reminder that thirty minutes after my father had been inducted into their hall of fame, he was telling us that Mommy’s cancer had

Fixing My Thoughts on God

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock. — Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT After my second dose of chemotherapy, I noticed my brain getting fuzzy. I’d always been able to think through things

Imperfect Faith

What Joy Davidman’s Spiritual Journey Teaches Us Today “If we should ever grow brave, what on earth would become of us?” This question asked by Joy Davidman does more than beg for an answer, it might also set us off on a spiritual journey that irrevocably alters our lives, which is exactly what happened to

Romans 5:8 says that God demonstrates His love for us in the Cross. Jesus is the display of His love! You can still trust Him!

A Message Precisely for You

  When was the last time you heard God speak to you in your spirit? I believe God desires to communicate with each of us on a daily basis — in fact, as often as we need to hear from Him, which may be several times in a day. He always has a message for

So Long Normal: What’s So Bad about Normal?

INTRODUCTION Leader, read this section aloud to the group: Have you ever tried to grab your breath on a cold morning? It may seem like an odd question, but it’s undoubtedly something we’ve all tried to do at some point in our lives. Catching our breath is like trying to maintain a sense of “normal.”

On the Edge of Eternity

On the Edge of Eternity

Facing Death with an Eye on Heaven At death we put the signature on our life’s portrait. The paint dries. The portrait’s done. Ready or not. ~ Randy Alcorn, The Law of Rewards Interview: Luis Palau The numbers and facts about Luis Palau are well known. Palau was only a youngster when his father died,

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