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We Don’t Have To Be Afraid | Debbie Hannah Skinner

If anyone was a giant in the eyes of the Hebrew people it was Moses, their leader through the Exodus from Egypt and forty years of wilderness wanderings. Advertisements

What Motivates You? | Poppy Smith

I spoke recently to a friend who is super-efficient, incredibly capable, and the rock on which her boss relies. But as we talked, she confessed to being motivated by guilt. I should do this. I must do that. If I don’t, then who will—and then what? If I’m serving the Lord then I have to say […]

Be Kind | CJ Rapp

I love this quote; “Be Kind Always. For everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” Just spending a few minutes looking over your Facebook feed! Among the check in’s, puppy pic’s, and new baby announcements you’ll find divorce, death, financial trouble, friendships falling apart, etc., etc. That is why it is […]

The Great Power of Simple Words | Sandra Aldrich

Do you ever have days when you wonder if your life matters? I’ve been there a time or two. But I want to assure both of us that we are making a difference. And often in ways we may not realize. Let me tell a story to show what I mean.  

Raising a Diamond Child | Davy Liu

My parents pretty much tried everything they could to get me to excel in academics and piano: tutoring, spanking, and bribing. Even after eight years of playing the piano, I was only interested in Michelangelo and his amazing paintings I encountered in art books. 

10 Don’ts For Helping Those Who Are Grieving | James H. Pence

In 1987, my wife and I lost our daughter Michelle when she was only one week old. This post, based on our experiences and those of others, reflects on the less-than-helpful things people do to comfort the grieving. Don’t say, “I know how you must feel.” You don’t know—even if you have gone through a similar […]

An Invitation to the Hurting | Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith

Jesus told the Samaritan woman that God must be worshipped in spirit and in truth (see John 4:24). He concluded that we must worship Him in our heart. During my time of deepest despair, I participated in a lot of faith-based activities, but I failed to internalize my worship. Outwardly, I knew all of the […]

Choose My Husband Before God? | Dawna Hetzler

My mouth hung open as I listened to what he said to me. “Choose your husband before God.” The famous Lee Strobel, who has written some of my favorite books, was on The Good News radio show. Recently, his classic book, The Case For Christ, became a movie. During our interview, Lee discussed that he […]

10 Tips to Help Your Speaker Do Her Job | Kathy Howard

Your speaker longs to be effective. She desires for God to use her in the lives of your women. You can help her help them. Use these tips to help your speaker minister as effectively as possible to your women.

Suicidal Thoughts | Jody Burkeen

Answer me quickly, O Lord, my spirit fails; Do not hide Your face from me, Or I will become like those who go down to the pit. Let me hear Your loving kindness in the morning; For I trust in You; Teach me the way in which I should walk; For to You I lift […]

Be Amazed — God is in Control | Ginny Brandt

Look among the nations and watch – be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you. Habakkuk 1:5  NKJV After the Communist Walls fell in Romania, my father, Harry Dent, was among the first to offer help. He immediately bonded with the underground church […]

A Dance and A Prayer | Janet Lynn Mitchell

“You look fantastic!” I said to Jason, my seventeen-year-old son. Looking into his baby-blue eyes, I wanted to never forget this moment. “Mom, I’ve got to get going.” With a smile, I placed my arms around him and kissed him on the cheek. I then smoothed out his tuxedo jacket and straightened his tie. “Have […]

Sometimes the Best Lessons are Learned at Panera | Donna Jones

I feel my mood shift. Just a few moments ago all was well with my soul. But now…somehow life seems heavier. More negative. Nothing earth shattering has taken place in the last half hour. In fact, I’m sitting at Panera trying to grab a quick bite while I work. But it’s hard.

Are you suffering from “secondhand worry?” | Barb Roose

My friend, Leah was overwhelmed, except the worries weren’t her own. She was overwhelmed with worries about her adult children. One was experiencing a second, unplanned pregnancy and another had neglected some serious legal issues and was looking at jail time.

The One Thing that Changed My Relationship with Others | Becky Baker

Sharron had been out for a week. She had frequently been absent, but usually for no more than a day at a time. Homework was rarely done, and even though she had a sweet spirit, the drive to achieve or complete assignments was missing. Sharron just quietly came to class and quietly left.