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Fifteen Minutes Can Make a Difference

by Rebecca Robinson, Heritage Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia In 2013, My husband and I were celebrating our fifteenth anniversary at Heritage Baptist Church in Albany, Georgia. My husband decided to celebrate the whole year. He challenged the church to pray 15 extra minutes each day. We made lists containing different things to pray for concerning each [...]

By | 2017-05-05T13:54:46+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Faith, Joy, Prayer|0 Comments

When I Wasn’t There for You, He Was

by Glorianne Gibbs As we are growing up, we all learn by example, whether it is by a good one or poor one. My sweet mother was not saved until late in her life, and what I learned from her were many things that I didn’t want to teach my children. From an early age, I [...]

By | 2017-05-01T16:34:48+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Hurts, Motherhood, Relationships, Trials|4 Comments

Contented or Conflicted?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” –Robert Frost As a peace-loving individual, I would just love it if all conflicts, misunderstandings, hurts, and offenses could be avoided altogether. However, I have been unable to find a “Paradise Bubble” where I [...]

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

How to Gain the Respect of Your Child

By Tammy Goddard, Pastor's Wife, Faith Baptist Church, Wildomar, California In the Bible, God gives a great promise to those who have learned to show respect and honor for their parents. Ephesians 6:2, 3, “Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) 3That it may be well with thee, and thou [...]

By | 2017-03-28T22:34:12+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Home, Motherhood|4 Comments

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|6 Comments

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

Keeping Your Marriage Strong in Difficult Times

by Vicky Lutz, Belleville, Michigan My husband and I have been married for 36 years. We have seen our share of ups and downs, as does every surviving marriage. Life happens to us all. I have often wondered why some marriages survive difficult times and others don’t. Recently, I was asked what kept my marriage strong during one [...]

By | 2017-03-20T23:23:13+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Marriage, Relationships|3 Comments