“Who would you like me to encourage today?” The prayer may seem small, but God can have big answers in store. Amelia Rhodes, author ofPray A to Z,joins us today to share about a seemingly small prayer she said in an elevator and how she saw God answer. Plus, make sure to enter Amelia’s Guide to Prayer prize pack. Click here to learn more and enter.
I smashed the down arrow for the elevator. My right foot tapped out the nervous energy coursing through my body.
“It’s only breakfast,” I kept telling myself.
I was attending a retreat for writers–a retreat where I had shown up not knowing anyone, and many of the other attendees were old friends.
I had enjoyed the first couple days, meeting some wonderful women. My two roommates and I became fast friends.
But on this particular morning, many of the attendees, my roommates included, had… read more »
“Spiritual failure is the result of a process. Spiritual restoration needs to be one, too.” Bob Fife joins us today to share ways you can encourage, instead of condemn, a friend struggling in the midst of a spiritual battle. Also, be sure to check out Bob’s new release, Out, to learn about his experience leaving the gay community. Click here to learn more.
People who fall back into the old patterns of their life before Christ often don’t need to be told what they are doing. It is counterproductive to attempt to wring a confession from them, especially if they know that we know what has happened. When the Spirit is active in a sensitive heart, human pressuring can come across as gloating, which is counteractive to successful restoration.
Most of us have experienced a defensiveness and hardening of our hearts when someone else leans on us… read more »
It’s one thing to know truth and another thing to let it take hold and transform you. Rankin Wilbourne, pastor and author of Union With Christ, joins us today to look at the meaning behind Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3.
Paul’s prayer in chapter 3 of his letter to the Ephesians is well loved, so much so that it can be easy to miss what is so unusual about it. Paul prays, “that Christ may dwell in your hearts” (3:16). And yet, the letter to the Ephesians is addressed to those who already know Christ (Eph. 1:1). So why would he ask for Christ to dwell in their hearts? Why does Paul pray for what must already be the case?
Ephesians 3 is a prayer for what Martyn Lloyd-Jones once called “experiential knowledge.” Because it’s one thing to know the truth, but it’s another thing altogether for this truth to capture your… read more »
Do you ever feel your sins are too great for God’s forgiveness? That you are too lost to be saved? No one is out of God’s reach and He will carry you through even the bleakest of situations. Sheryl Giesbrecht joins us today to take a look at God as our deliverer. Be sure to check out Sheryl’s new release, Experiencing God Through His Names, to discover more about God’s character and know Him more intimately!
“Love covers a multitude of sins.”
The words rang in my ears, and I couldn’t get the six-word phrase off my mind. At seventeen, already an alcoholic and an addict, I was working at a summer camp in Lake Tahoe. Although I was raised in church, I had never been around Christians like these. They didn’t tell me to change anything about my appearance, my attitudes, or my addictions. “Love covers a multitude of… read more »
Do you ever feel like the damsel in distress, waiting for God to save you from your situation?Lori Stanley Roeleveld, author of Jesus and the Beanstalk, joins us today to share a reminder that Jesus is no ordinary hero and he doesn’t always save us in the way we expect.
To learn more about Lori’s latest release and purchase a copy, stop by loriroeleveld.com.
Heroes rescue people, right?
Well, ordinary heroes do.
Remember Raidersof the Lost Ark? I love the scene where Indiana Jones discovers Marion held captive and instead of rescuing her, he leaves her there! It’s a spectacular moment because we all know the hero is supposed to rescue the damsel in distress but Indiana Jones is no ordinary hero.
Indiana knows it will serve their ultimate goal if he leaves Marion in her predicament for just a little longer. Of course, Marion doesn’t agree. Eventually, Indy… read more »
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God…. but what comes before that new song? Cynthia Ruchti, author of Song of Silence,joins us today to take a look at Psalm 40 and the encouraging promise it offers. Also, be sure to join Cynthia in celebrating her new release and enter her musical-themed prize pack and $150 giveaway. Click here to learn more and enter.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise for our God.”
Psalm 40:3 Common English Bible
When I needed realism for a critical series of scenes in Song of Silence—a story about a woman whose voice is silenced first when her career as a music educator ends too soon, then when a bizarre accident removes her ability to sing—my research led me to call on a friend of mine half a continent away.