How to give all your worries to God

In 2005, a fellow pastor and I flew to India and Nepal to encourage missionaries and to teach God’s Word to those they were serving. As our plane started to land in India, high winds caused the pilot to abort the landing at the last minute. He calmly explained our situation over the intercom and said we would circle around and then land. Well, that didn’t work either, and we had to abort the landing again….

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How to Find Strength in Your Grief

In 1990, my mom died of colon cancer at the age of 62. I remember one poignant moment during a visit only days before she went to heaven: I was encouraging my two-year-old daughter, Lisa, to come and talk with her grandmother. But Lisa got distracted and ran out of the room…

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Find new life in Christ!

Consider Saul: He was one of the most feared persecutors of the church until his encounter with Christ (Acts 9:1–5). Our first personal encounter with Jesus may not be as dramatic as Saul’s, but our transformation will become evident to us and eventually to those around us…

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Forgiving in Ernest

The first time I remember being so angry and not willing to forgive was when I was a young boy. A girl who lived in my neighborhood, someone I liked very much, made me some chocolate cookies! Wow! And did they look good…

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2020 Vision: Where Senior Living Ministries is headed in the new year

How our leadership is rejoicing in all the Lord has been doing in Senior Living Ministries this past year! Here’s a glimpse of how He is working through the faithful support of friends like you to encourage and inspire more seniors…

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How to make the most of your days

Prayer is one of the toughest disciplines to practice as you follow Jesus.

It is so contrary to how many of us grew up. In my family you might hear, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get going!”… because life depended on you. There was no thought of prayer. In fact, there was no thought of God!

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Learn how to enrich your prayer life… by walking!

Prayer is one of the toughest disciplines to practice as you follow Jesus.

It is so contrary to how many of us grew up. In my family you might hear, “Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and get going!”… because life depended on you. There was no thought of prayer. In fact, there was no thought of God!

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How to live out your purpose by relying on the perfect strength of God

I remember thinking in high school, “If Christianity is true, then I’m all in. But if it is not true, then I’m leaving it completely, because I don’t want to be a fool.”…

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There is great hope in God’s goodness and power!

In 2013, my wife Joanie and I got some unsettling news. Our daughter Amy, expecting her first child, was going into labor – and it was seven weeks before her due date. Our first reaction was to panic. Then we realized we needed to stay calm and trust the Lord. We prayed…

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A legacy of faith

During the American Revolutionary War, there were outstanding heroic women who helped bring about the emancipation of the United States from Britain…

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