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Hope Heals: Life When There Should Have Been Death

Hope Heals: Life When There Should Have Been Death

Editor’s Note: Katherine and Jay were a young couple living the dream in Southern California, but all was nearly lost when Katherine suffered a shocking near-fatal brainstem stroke and struggled to find hope in a life that looked nothing like the one they had before. * * * As fall came and the California permaclimate

Sometimes God calls us to help those we don’t want to help so He can provide healing for the wrong and broken parts of us.

I Thought God Picked the Wrong Person

  Our tastes of Heaven sometimes require a trip to hell — preferably roundtrip. As a food and fitness speaker and author, I’ve spoken to a wide variety of audiences and have always felt like I was doing God’s work. But when I was asked to present to a group of a few hundred recovering

Count Sheep: Routines for Deep Sleep

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. — Ralph Waldo

Learn to Let It Go

I’ve learned that when you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. ~ Anonymous I like to think I have it all under control. I mean, you already know without even knowing me that I don’t. Girlfriend, I’m just gonna let you in on a little secret right now: no one has everything under control,

He Paid the Bill

If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with a medical condition, chances are, you are also being confronted with mounting medical bills. And health care is expensive. Globally, health care cost is projected to continue skyrocketing. In 2016 researchers found that America spent almost twice as much on health care compared to other

When God Doesn’t Answer Our Prayers the Way We Want Him To

Editor’s Note: Laura Story’s life upended when her husband Martin was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The struggle that followed was very real and very hard, but it was in the broken fairy-tale life that Laura and Martin learned how to live with broken dreams and find the real Jesus and deep intimacy with Him.

Take Long Walks

In the high-speed, go-go-go nature of our everyday lives, taking care of ourselves can often fall to the wayside. It gets smothered under other needs — and suddenly we’re left feeling worn-out and sick. Our shoulders tense from stress, we’ve been eating way too much fast food, and we’re having constant aches and pains. Does

A Healthier Lifestyle: A Better Way Home

So, as the Holy Spirit says: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” — Hebrews 3:7-8a Thought for the Day: I can’t keep driving through the dangerous intersection of reality and think it won’t ever affect me. My pastor made a statement recently we’ve all heard: Over 50 percent of marriages are ending in

The Mother and Child Project: Can Men Change?

Editors Note: This excerpt from The Mother and Child Project is by Dan Haseltine, lead singer of the band Jars of Clay and a co-founder of Blood:Water Mission, which aims to provide clean drinking water and HIV/AIDS treatments to people in underdeveloped parts of the world. From the Shade of an Acacia Tree There are

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