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Do you have a dream? Don’t stop dreaming! Confident hope in a good future is essential to living the life God intended for you to live. Be confident in what Jesus Christ will not only do in the future but now, too, and let it also inform our actions now. We don’t have to be afraid. God’s promises are for us!

Don’t Stop Dreaming

Don’t Stop Dreaming

  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” * Your hope and future dictate how you live in the now. I was in an important room for an important meeting with very important

What Do You Want?

What Do You Want?

Trade what is simply available for what will truly last. When I was in junior high school, I went with my parents to Hawaii. I was immediately smitten. Blue skies, crystal-clear water, white sand beaches, chocolate-covered macadamia nuts, and shaved ice with rainbow-colored syrup. My ambition at thirteen years old was to someday get a

The Giving Keys: Hope, Love, Dream, Fight, Believe

My whole life, I’ve prayed, God, I want to feel what You feel for people. Break my heart so I feel for people exactly what You feel for them. Little did I know where that would lead me. A few years later, I was touring around the country for my music album. One week, I

A Calling That Never Ends

Here’s the misguided idea we need to reconsider about dreams. Many of us talk about God’s calling or the dream He has for us as if it’s some distant, yet-to-be-attained thing. It is perpetually in the future, not the present. It is ever before us, just beyond reach. It will be realized only on some

Brings Your Dreams to Your Father’s Throne

There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the LORD’s counsel— that will stand. — Proverbs 19:21 NKJV Have you ever zoned out in thought? What were you thinking about? What were you dreaming of? What dreams were you planning to make a reality? Do you remember as a child wanting something so much

The Advent Conspiracy: Worship Fully

OPENING QUESTIONS Most of us have very specific memories about the Christmas season, both positive and negative. What are some of those positive memories? How would you describe the best Christmas you ever had as a child? What made it special for you? Do you still look forward to the Christmas season? If so, what

Praying When the Unexpected Disillusions and Hope Wanes

Hope Is an Act of Defiance I don’t know where your hope is struggling. Maybe your beleaguered hope is for… A loved one to be saved A child to come home A marriage to be restored Your body to be healed Your finances to be restored Your career to be revived A home of your

All Groan Up: Fight for Inspiration

Editor’s note: Graduation season is almost upon us. Many, many college seniors the world over have a major case of spring fever mixed with the daunting unknown ahead. They are sick to death of dorm living, dining commons food, 2:00 am pizza parties cramming for tests, and they’re growing more excited by the day to don their

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Encouraging Your Child’s God-Given Gifts

Everybody can be something to somebody It’s been said that education is wasted on youth. When we’re young, all we want to do is get out of school. Yet once we’re grown and entered into the workforce, many of us wish we could go back to school. And I won’t even start on the similar

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