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Secret Messages Inside New Folsom Prison

Secret Messages Inside New Folsom Prison

  Editor’s note: Casey Diaz was a violent gangbanger whose crimes had caught up to him landing not only in jail but in solitary confinement. Then he experienced a miraculous encounter with Jesus and chose to follow Him. As he grew in his faith, he began to look for ways to share the Gospel among

Psalm 42:5

Discovering Hope

Come to Me for rest and refreshment. The journey has been too much for you, and you are bone-weary. Do not be ashamed of your exhaustion. Instead, see it as an opportunity for Me to take charge of your life. Remember that I can fit everything into a pattern for good, including the things you

Corinthians 2:14 NASB

The Monster in Your Mind: Take Your Thoughts Captive

When my kids were small, they always asked me to turn on a night-light before I left their rooms and close all the doors so the monsters wouldn’t come in. When I turned the light on, they weren’t as afraid. They could see there weren’t any monsters. The light enabled them to know their fears

Being Honest with God

“I am angry!” she said to me. It was a strange way to start a conversation, but her emotions seemed to overwhelm her. I had just finished teaching, and I was signing a book for someone when this woman stepped between us. Asking her to wait just a second, I finished signing the book and

Sharing the Bible Through Masterful Storytelling

  Are you looking for a creative way to captivate your family’s interest whenever you gather with them to discuss God’s Word? Do you long for the day when your teenagers will eagerly open their Bibles and spend quiet time with God because they recognize the relevance of Scripture in their lives? As parents, we

How to Silence the Negative Voices In Our Daughters’ Heads

  Last year, during one of those miraculously divine appointments that only our great God can arrange, a beautiful, bright-eyed college student walked into my life. As I’ve gotten to know this young lady, I’ve discovered that God has blessed her with a multitude of gifts. She’s smart, sensitive and compassionate. She possesses a heart

Overcoming Hopelessness

Overcoming Hopelessness  The Bible emphasizes faith, hope, and love as our three essentials. Each is necessary for a vibrant faith, they are different from each other but are related. They are like three sisters. Hope says “I know things will work out, I just don’t know how or when!” Her sister Faith says, “Things have

Helping Friends Consider the Case for Christ

My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. — Acts 20:24 Getting Started Welcome to session one of Making Your Case for Christ. This study is about how we can better understand, explain,

In the Middle of the Mess: Brokenness Is the Beginning

Grace and Radical Acceptance You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. — John 8:32 ESV Session Overview It’s there to greet you first thing in the morning, through an unkind word from your spouse or child. It’s there again as you merge onto the highway, via the other guy’s blaring

Partnering with the Truth in the Middle of Your Battles

I woke up last night feeling extremely anxious. I’m not sure if it was the sudden noise outside which jolted me awake, but there I lay, in the middle of the night, eyes wide open, my thoughts racing. It’s in moments like this I find it hard to hold my peace. Halfway between sleep and

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