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When the Storms Come

By Maria Sarver, Ghana Team, Ghana, South Africa I sure do like a rain shower, don’t you? I love the cool breeze that comes after a rain—especially here in Ghana, West Africa. But storms—now, that’s a different story. Storms can do lots of damage. A few years back, our church auditorium was a tent. One Monday night [...]

By | 2017-03-28T23:03:20+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Faith, Hurts, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

I Just Can’t Do Everything!

By Chrissy Hon, Pastor's Wife, Providence Baptist Church, Lowell, Indiana TRUST IS a vital ingredient to our faith. We trust the Bible to be the Word of God, teaching us about God and all we know of Him. So many struggles in my Christian life are trust problems. If I do not trust my God as [...]

By | 2017-03-28T22:08:48+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Faith, Motherhood, Relationships|1 Comment

Dancing in the Rain

Staying Encouraged During Times of Discouragement by Sarah Inman, Team Member of Team Thailand FIVE MONTHS AND STILL NO RAIN. Drought had come for the third year in a row. Villages brought water in by truck. The wells and water tanks were drying up rapidly. Temperatures rose to 113°, and humidity made it seem even hotter. When drought [...]

By | 2017-03-28T14:24:50+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|2 Comments

My Hard Times

by Rachel Wolfe, Crown Point, Indiana “God’s been good…in my life.  I feel blessed beyond my wildest dreams when I go to sleep each night.  And though I’ve had my share of hard times…” What’s the next phrase in this song? “…I wouldn’t change them if I could.” As I was listening to this [...]

By | 2017-03-07T21:42:57+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Faith, Hurts, Joy, Trials, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Resolved to Do Less This Year Part III

Nothing hurts worse than being criticized. Okay, there's one thing that hurts worse--being criticized behind your back and then being told what someone said about you to someone else. Yup. That's the worst. I remember it still like yesterday. Bless her heart, she thought "I should know" what was said about me, so a [...]

By | 2017-01-31T15:42:09+00:00 January 31st, 2017|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Resolved to Do Less This Year (In My Own Power)

  Ephesians 6:10, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.” Who are you known to be? What would others say about you when they describe you? What strengths are usually attributed to you? Are you: The sweet spirit The hard worker The compassionate one The faithful [...]

By | 2017-01-24T16:28:06+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment

Resolved to Do Less This Year

Resolved to Do LESS This Year I knew as the days and hours and minutes ticked by, the end of the year was quickly approaching, and, to be honest, something in the back of my mind dreaded it. Dreaded what? The New Year. Why? I wasn’t exactly sure why at first; but I realized [...]

By | 2017-01-19T14:46:07+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Faith, Victorious Christian Living|1 Comment