Be Strong And Courageous, Session 6 (Call Others to Step Forward): Passing the Baton

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Can you imagine being Moses? You are in charge of 7 million people. God has commissioned you to be the leader, map reader, navigator, and encourager. All of the people are depending on you to chart their course and lead them in the right direction. Now, imagine you are finishing the course of leadership that […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 5 (Work Through Conflict): Becoming a Grace-Full Grand

Become a Grace-ful Grand

Becoming a Grace-ful Grand by DEB DEARMOND “IT’S IN THE WEE HOURS when my defenses are down that my heart breaks all over again,” Sandy says, explaining how the absence of her grandson, Charlie, affects her. “Being without him is tough.” When Sandy’s son and his wife ended their marriage, she and her husband, Mark, were concerned […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 4 (Move Beyond Failure): The Fear of Failure

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If there is something God wants you to do, let your actions put your fear to flight. by David Jeremiah Deuteronomy 31:8 “The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” As I write this, […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 3 (Stick to God’s Plan): Bucket List


Bucket List by Mike Glenn Put things on your bucket list that will have eternal impact. To-do-lists, day planners, and calen­daring help us set goals and check our progress. A lot of us have made a list of things we want to do before we “kick the bucket.” Most of the time, it’s filled with […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 2 (Be Confident in God’s Power): The Fear of Rejection


The Fear of Rejection By David Jeremiah If our love for the Father drives us to seek only His approval, we will not need to fear rejection from others.   HUMANS are the only beings on planet Earth that have a built-in longing for approval. It originates deep in the human psyche, where we have […]

Be Strong And Courageous, Session 1 (Accept Your Leadership Role): Taking up the Mantle


  Taking Up The Mantle Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to pass our faith from generation to generation. by DIANA CHANDLER ANNE GRAHAM LOTZ didn’t realize she had missed anything growing up as the child of Billy Graham until she married and saw her husband, Danny Lotz, interact with their three children. As a dentist, […]

Like Glue, Session 2 (Stick With Encouragement): New Way Mother’s Day


Make this Mother’s Day A NEW BEGINNING with your daughter-in-law by DEB DEARMOND Did you know more phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year? These holiday chats with Mom often cause phone traffic to spike by as much as 37 percent. But in some homes, the phone is […]

Like Glue, Session 1 (Stick With Love): Healing Love

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by STEPHANIE SUMMERS Let me tell you about my beautiful, wonderful grandson. Joseph Gage (we call him Gage) came into our world on a mild January day. There he was, my Floridian grandson, joining ranks with my two older grandchildren who lived in Illinois. My first week with the little guy was spent helping out […]

Like No Other, Session 8 (Exalted Like No Other): More than a Feeling


 BY MICHAEL KELLEY Set up faith as the engine of your life instead of your emotions. It’s confession time: I didn’t go to the gym this morning. It wasn’t because I suddenly decided that working out was no longer beneficial, nor was it because I had something else pressing that I had to do. I […]

Like No Other, Session 7 (Ascended Like No Other): Damascus Road


A Fromer Muslim’s Dramatic Conversion Story by KARIM SHAMSI-BASHA April 8, 1992, started out as a beautiful day. The purple sky was clear and crisp; a slight chill was in the air. I had just met my wife at the day care of our 3-month-old son, Zade. SUDDENLY, I HEARD A FIRE CALL on the […]