Christy Beam: Miracles from Heaven
Annabel Beam was done fighting. Four years was enough. She was constantly in pain and had to be fed through a feeding tube. There is no cure for the two conditions with which Annabel suffered: pseudo-obstruction motility disorder and antral hypomotility disorder, which caused life-threatening blockages in Annabelís intestines, her stomach to bloat, and abdominal pain to worsen. As she lay in her hospital bed at Boston Childrenís Hospital, the 9-year-old girl told her mother, Christy, that she had had enough. She was depressed and defeated... Read More



What Steals Your Peace?
Is it your job, family, neighbors, co-workers or could it just be your perception of yourself? This publisher letter, again inspired in the middle of the night, was yet another paradigm shift for me. Do you ever struggle through...
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Never, Ever, Stop Praying
When the apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were suffering under Roman domination, he told them, ďPray without ceasingĒ (1 Thess. 5:17). Paul was not saying that we should continually mumble prayers...
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The Times and the People
I donít know if somebody wrote it, if it was a line out of a play, an offhand remark or the words of some Cracker Barrel philosopher, but Iíve heard it said so many times that ďyou can never go home any more.Ē The phrase could have a plethora of meanings; itís certainly...
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Are You in a Coma?
ďIím sorry to tell you this, but your daughter will never be able to read, write, or think clearly again. She has reached a vegetable state. Iím truly sorry,Ē were the words that one of my dearest friendís parents heard as...
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Raising Kids
After having 3 daughters, I figured that since we only have one chance to raise kids, I needed a solid plan and decided to mimic how my parents raised me on the Iowa farm. My Mom used to say, ďIf I do my job right, you will all leave home...
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Crews Control
Terry Crews, an actor and former NFL football player, is widely known for his uncanny ability to entertain on the big screen. However, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star added to his reputation last October by doing something that isnít...
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Kathleen Shaia
The Lord speaks to us in different ways, but always according to His Word. Kathleen Shaia knows this all too well and has a beautiful ring to prove it, as a symbol of His Love. In 2008, her life fell apart. What she believed to be a...
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Live from the Inside Out & Keep Your Joy
I remember years ago when I was young in the ministry, and a woman came to me for counseling. She had recently accepted Christ as her Savior, and while she was talking, it became clear to me that...
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Christians Too Weak on Public Issues?
Why are people who believe in traditional values less involved in public issues than the secular humanists? Do conservative Christians care less about their ideas than the liberals do? I have been troubled...
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More of a Long-Term Spending Thing
Dear Dave, Iíve started my four-year-old on an allowance structure and a chore chart. I also have a mini-envelope system with spending and saving set up, but Iím having trouble helping him...
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The Evolution of Football
Since the publication of my second book, SHERMAN J. HOWARD: Football and Beyond, The Legend and Legacy of an African-American NFL Pioneer, in December, I have become very absorbed in football. Six years ago, I sat down...
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The Ariel Report
God is not dead. Every day He communicates with us - whether it be through direct communication from Him, (which Iíve yet to experience), influence from others, or simply through situations or obstacles in our daily living. The...
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Traumatic Injuries Are Not Simple Events
Traumatic injuries can be from car accidents, falls, or sport injuries. Many people feel that when they are hit in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) or a fall, they are injured in the places where...
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