Like No Other, Session 2 (A Birth Like No Other): Motherhood: The Great Surrender

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by VICTORIA YORK Two important lessons learned from Mary, the mother of Jesus Debbie Bales remembers the day the Lord spoke to her heart that He was about to restore her relationship with her oldest child. Years before, when her son was 18 and still living at home, Debbie had discovered he had been lying, […]

Ready, Session 6 (Ready When Pornography Controls): I’d Love You All Over Again

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God can redeem a marriage … even one that’s ended in divorce. by Traylor Lovvorn I was completely caught off guard. Thinking that we were going to have lunch with friends, I didn’t question my wife, Melody, when she jumped into the driver’s seat. It was our fifth anniversary, and I probably should’ve been aware that […]

Ready, Session 4 (Ready When Sex Destroys): Excerpt from “The Resolution for Men,” Part 1

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The following is Appendix 5 in The Resolution for Men, published by Broadman and Holman,  pages 235 to 238. Click here to order the book.    Resolution Groups: Accountability for Men All men need accountability. When we know that others are supporting, encouraging, and praying for us, it helps us walk faithfully before God. No […]

Ready, Session 3 (Ready When Sickness Comes to Stay): The Fear of Disease

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by David Jeremiah  We all fear disease, yet one or more will eventually catch up with each of us. I have just completed my semiannual CT scan. For nearly 20 years, I’ve been making this journey to the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, Calif. It all began in 1994 when I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Christ in a Coffee Shop

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It’s not the bagels that draw a busy pastor to stop for coffee each morning. IT’S THE INVESTMENT. by Lee Eclov I called him Two-Phone Joe. The first time I met him, I was sitting at an outdoor table at my favorite coffee spot when he came out, cell phone pressed between shoulder and ear, […]

Ready, Session 2 (Ready to Help the Poor): Blessed to be a Blessing

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God blesses you so you can share your bounty with others. by Aaron Householder Blessings and nations and peoples, oh, my! Blessings and nations and peoples! “May God be gracious to us and bless us; look on us with favor so that Your way may be known on earth, Your salvation among all nations (Psalm […]

Ready, Session 1 (Ready When Injustice Prevails): Freedom Fighter

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Award-winning vocalist Natalie Grant is a wife, mother, touring artist, actress, and activist who speaks on behalf of those with no voice — the millions of young girls worldwide sold into slavery. by Lindsay Williams This past spring, Natalie Grant found herself at the White House. In what she describes as a “once-in-a-lifetime experience,” Grant […]

Storm Shelter, Session 6 (The Shelter of God’s Protection): Traveling Light

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In the midst of the darkest circumstances, God is able. by Priscilla Shirer The airplane cabin was almost completely quiet, except for the occasional clicking of a flight attendant’s heels, responding to a passenger’s call for hot tea or a pillow. Night had fallen across the vast expanse of sky somewhere between London and Johannesburg — […]

Storm Shelter, Session 5 (The Shelter of God’s Peace): Tulips for Traci

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Life’s bouquet can have a lot of thorns. by Traci Few I’m 42 years old and am recovering from bilateral mastectomies, a hysterectomy, and radiation treatments for breast cancer. Over my lifetime, I’ve watched my grandparents, cousins, uncles and most recently, my father pass away from one excruciating form of cancer or another — bone, […]

Storm Shelter, Session 4 (The Shelter of God’s Encouragement): What to Do When Emotionally Under Siege

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by Rich Mussler “I call to You from the ends of the earth WHEN MY HEART IS WITHOUT STRENGTH. Lead me to a rock that is high above me” (Ps. 61:2).  In recent years, Americans have experienced quite a bit of tragedy as a nation, and such events can leave us feeling emotionally drained. This […]