Peace is so important. Life isn’t worth living if you don’t have peace. I know what it’s like to live with no peace at all. I grew up in a house that was full of turmoil, and I learned to respond to my frustrations with anger and bitterness and a lot of yelling and screaming. […]

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Your love, support and encouragement can mean more than you’ll ever know. Often, the people you are striving to help are in the midst of what appears to be a “no win” situation. Ann was struggling with this kind of problem. From a psychological standpoint, Ann was very fragile. Not only had she been rejected […]

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One of the greatest revelations of my life is: I can choose my thoughts and think things on purpose. In other words, I don’t have to just think about whatever falls into my mind. This was a life-changing revelation for me because as Proverbs 23:7 (AMP) says, “As [a man] thinks in his heart, so […]

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When we attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of Mercy Multiplied in the St. Louis, Missouri area, one of the young ladies who graduated from the program shared an eye-opening testimony. She said that her father committed suicide when she was a teenager and the pain of that situation led her to start drinking and taking […]

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Every person on earth needs to know they matter … that they mean something to someone and that they are valuable. The problem is when people don’t get a good start in life, they often waste their lives searching for self-worth in all the wrong places. In the world, people base their value and importance […]

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If you’ve heard my testimony, you know I experienced abuse from my father throughout my childhood — mental, emotional and sexual abuse. Then, for years after I left that situation, I continued to live with a constant sense of guilt and condemnation that caused me to be a miserable person who was usually angry about […]

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Justification — being declared righteous before God — is possible only by grace through faith. You can heap all your good deeds upon one another and climb them to heaven, but if you aren’t clothed in Christ’s righteousness, God will toss your self-righteous self right out of his presence. Our sinfulness runs too deep for […]

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Jesus confronted the money-changers and challenged believers to give to the needy. But, would he support socialism? Increasingly, Americans think he would. In fact, a recent Barna poll found that more Americans think Jesus would prefer socialism (24%) than those who believe he would prefer capitalism (14%). The other 62% responded neither or not sure, […]

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Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of Heaven and Earth, today we grieve for a nation divided. The wages of sin is death, and we are a culture of sin and death. Lord, we mourn and pray for the families of innocent men in Dallas, slaughtered for the whiteness of their skin and the shield upon their […]

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There is no way a professional athlete could be successful if she was convinced that her team was destined to lose. There is no way a soldier in the army could be successful if he was convinced the enemy was going to triumph. Yet many Christians labor under a similar mindset, convinced that the world […]

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