It’s In The Valleys I Grow

"The Guardian", Valley Of Fire State Park, NV

Sometimes life seems hard to bear, Full of sorrow, trouble and woe. It’s then I have to remember That it’s in the valleys I grow. If I always stayed on the mountain top And never experienced pain, I would never appreciate God’s love And would be living in vain. I have so much to learn And my growth is very slow. Sometimes I need

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A Letter From Your Father

gold envelope isolated on white background

Know deep in your spirit, I will always love you and will never forsake you. You are “my child.” I will always love you, protect you, and give you strength. I am always with you. Feel my touch as I wipe your tears. Feel my arms holding you and carrying you. Come to me with all your fears, anger, questions. I am always here

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Moving Beyond the Moment

Female Hipster Taking Photo With Retro Camera

“Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 3:13-14 Sometimes, the things that hinder us from moving forward in our journey aren’t always bad things.

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The Purpose of Life

What is your life purpose question  on a vintage blackboard isol

(This is an excerpt from an interview several years ago by Paul Bradshaw with Rick Warren, author of “The Purpose Driven Life” and Pastor of Saddleback Church in California. During the interview, Rick said:) People ask me, what is the purpose of life? And I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity. We were not made to last forever, and God wants

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Letters From Our Listeners—January 2015

listener-letters

We receive emails from our listeners around the world every month and they are so encouraging and humbling to us. We’d like to share some of those with you: Location: Pakistan Comments: I want to personally thank you for your ministry. Presently I am volunteering in a remote village area of Pakistan, with school children. I have no local Christian support and no income

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Hidden Treasures

Treasure chest

A man was exploring caves by the seashore. In one of the caves, he found a canvas bag with a bunch of hardened clay balls. It was like someone had rolled clay balls and left them out in the sun to bake. They didn’t look like much, but they intrigued the man, so he took the bag out of the cave with him. As

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A Prayer for Today

Sunset Man Of Prayer

Dear Lord, I thank you for this day. I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I’m blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to you.

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A Life Of Success

Finishing Line

“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ’s sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 How does a person achieve extraordinary success? Ken Kragen, a major Hollywood agent, took talented performers like Kenny Rogers, Travis Tritt

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Power of the Tongue

Abusive words hurt

“The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21 Words have the power to motivate or destroy, energize or deflate, inspire or create despair. Many successful executives can remember the time their father failed to give affirmation to them as a child. The result was either overachievement to prove their worth, or underachievement

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