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    Looking at your “bucket list” in a whole new way

    Today on Discover the Word, we welcome special guest and bestselling author Ann Voskamp to the table for a second week of a series of conversations based on Ann’s new book, called “The Broken Way.” Discover a new way of looking at your “bucket list” today on Discover the Word!

    Jesus broken on the cross can make us whole again

    Sometimes things can become so familiar that we don’t even notice them anymore. And if we’re not careful that can happen with the symbol of the cross. Today on Discover the Word, special guest Ann Voskamp joins the team at the table to consider how Jesus being broken on the cross can make us whole […]

    Being the hands and feet of Jesus

    The Bible says we are “the hands and feet of Jesus.” But what does being His hands and feet actually look like? Today on Discover the Word, special guest Ann Voskamp joins us as we continue the discussion of how “The Broken Way” is the way of Jesus. Be part of the group,  right here […]

    Appreciating the great debt Jesus paid for you

    Are you struggling in your Christian life? Could it be you’ve developed a “pinch of spiritual entitlement”? Today on Discover the Word, the group and guest Darrell Bock remind us how appreciating the great debt Jesus paid for us can cure us of that entitled feeling and get us back on the right track spiritually. […]

    A needed perspective

    Imagine you’ve gone back in time and you’re watching Moses part the Red Sea, after observing all the plagues that convinced Pharaoh to let the Israelites go. Many believers wish they could have witnessed those dramatic miracles. But today on Discover the Word, the group, and our guest Darrell Bock give us a needed perspective on […]

    What is the litmus test for true love?

    Just like the word “awesome,” the word “love” is overused and misapplied. We love our dogs, we love our iPhone, we love this film or that TV show. And we love our spouse . . . until we don’t. Today on Discover the Word,  the group, and author Adele Calhoun discuss the litmus test of […]

    Complaining is more than just a bad habit

    What, manna again? Complaining about their food and everything else they didn’t like, kept the Israelites wandering in the desert for forty years, delaying their destiny. Today on Discover the Word, we discuss with our guest, Jeff Manion, why complaining and grumbling is more than just a bad habit, it’s an enemy of our trust in […]

    Reasons to rejoice when life is hard

    A happy family. A fulfilling career. A clean bill of health. It’s easy to be grateful for things that go well. But being thankful for events that turn our life upside down? Join us today on Discover the Word as we explore reasons to rejoice even when life is falling apart. “The Beauty of Broken” […]

    Is your life characterized by gratitude?

    No one likes a whiner, we’d much rather hang around someone who is grateful! Today on Discover the Word,  the group meets us where we all live, asking the question that convicts us all: “Is your life characterized more by gratitude or complaining?” Be listening on  Discover the Word!

    Understanding our need for the Lord and others

    Has anyone ever told you, “Hey, if you need anything, just let me know”? And have you ever taken them up on their offer to help or were you able to handle things on your own? Today on “Discover the Word,” we will talk about what it often takes for us to understand how much we need the Lord and others. Another aspect of “The Miraculous Life of Elisha” today on “Discover the Word”!

    “God’s mercy in disguise”

    When the weight of life crushes down on us and the pain is more than we can bear, our appeal to God is “Why?” But today on “Discover the Word,” we, along with our guest, Robert Gelinas reveal how our personal pain may be the perfect answer to the prayer, “Lord have mercy!” Gain a profound perspective on “God’s mercy in disguise” . . . today on “Discover the Word”!

    How to be thankful for things that go wrong

    When blessing come our way, we’re grateful to God. But what about when things go wrong in life? On “Discover the Word” today, our hosts explain why we should thank God for adversity. Because it is often a precursor to God’s greater plan!

    The Ease of Ingratitude

    Thwip, thwap. Thwip, thwap.

    The windshield wipers slamming back and forth trying to keep up with the pelting rain only added to my irritation as I adjusted to driving the used car I had just purchased—an old station wagon with 80,000+ miles and no side-impact airbag protection for the kids.

    To get this station wagon, and some badly needed cash for groceries, I had sold the last “treasure” we owned: a 1992 Volvo station wagon with side-impact airbag protection for the kids. By then, everything else was gone. Our house and our savings had all disappeared under the weight of uncovered medical…

    A Fragile Gift

    When we give a fragile gift, we make sure it is marked on the box that contains it. The word fragile is written with big letters because we don’t want anyone to damage what is inside.

    God’s gift to us came in the most fragile package: a baby. Sometimes we imagine Christmas day as a beautiful scene on a postcard, but any mother can tell you it wasn’t so. Mary was tired, probably insecure. It was her first child, and He was born in the most unsanitary conditions. She “wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because…