Resilient Faith, Session 6: A Parent’s Dilemma

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by Joyce Ash The phone rings. You listen with anguish to the pain in your daughter’s voice as she tells of a heartbreaking event in her life. It’s all you can do not to rush to her side and do something, anything to ease her pain.  As parents, the desire to rescue our offspring never […]

Resilient Faith, Session 6: Lady in Waiting

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A fresh start is never far away. BY TOBIN PERRY At nearly 6 feet 2 inches tall, Iris Urrey always felt out of place and ugly. Deep down she wanted to be special in someone’s eyes. She longed to be seen as a lady. But in the world where she grew up, ladies — the […]

Resilient Faith Session 6: Grow Through Adversity

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by Larry Dry Dr. John Dunlop, author of Finishing Well to the Glory of God, sees patients even the day after running a marathon. One of his elderly patients greeted him, saying, “I understand you ran the marathon yesterday. That’s 26 miles, isn’t it?” Dr. Dunlop responded jokingly, “No sir, it’s 26.2 miles. Don’t forget […]

Resilient Faith, Session 6: The Calm in the Storm

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Peace is the presence of Jesus. BY JENNIFER J. HOLT  BEEP-BEEP-BEEP-BEEP. Every morning begins the same way with a rousing alarm and a long list of things to do. I try to be a planner, packing my family’s lunches the night before and getting out what we’re going to wear before bed, yet somehow getting […]

Resilient Faith, Session 6: Free Student Devotion, “Our Refuge and Strength”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 6: Victorious Faith. Pause Watch a few minutes of the news and take notice of the disasters—natural or otherwise—detailed. Pause and remember who God is. Thank Him that He can provide strength and refuge in any situation. What’s the most frightening natural disaster you’ve ever seen […]

Resilient Faith, Session 5: Free Student Devotion, “You Lead Me”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 5: Joyful Faith. Pause Find a bench or a quiet spot in nature to get away and reflect on what God has taught you about Himself this week. Meditate on the Scriptures you have read and thank God for being your Guide. Think about the most […]

Resilient Faith, Session 4: Free Student Devotion, “Share in Suffering”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 4: Ready Faith. Pause Go on a walk today. Take a look around you, at your community, the people the Lord has placed in your midst. Ask God to make your heart tender to those who need to know the hope of the gospel. Think about […]

Resilient Faith, Session 3: Free Student Devotion, “A New Attitude”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 3: Enduring Faith. Pause Go outside to a place where you know you will not be disturbed. Sit quietly and say nothing. Simply focus your thoughts on God. Study Psalm 16:5-9 in your Bible. I keep the Lord in mind always. Because He is at […]

Resilient Faith, Session 2: Free Student Devotion, “The Hole In Our Faith”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 2: Active Faith. Pause Sit for a moment and consider what it means to be a Christian, to be a follower of Jesus. Then reflect on these words from Hebrews: “Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness—without it no one will see the Lord.” —Hebrews 12:14 Ask […]

Resilient Faith, Session 1: Free Student Devotion, “Everlasting Light”

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This is the free student devotional for Resilient Faith, Session 1: Focused Faith. Pause Take a walk, paying careful attention to the sunlight and shadows. Thank God that there are no shadows in Him. Think about situations and circumstances in this world where you see darkness (evil, poverty, abuse, etc.). Jot down a few of the […]