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    Blindsided, but not without hope

    No parent is ever prepared for a prodigal child. So when their kids went astray, James and Cari were caught completely off guard. Hear their story of tragedy and hope, as one family waits for God to bring their children home. Be encouraged to trust God with what’s most precious to you.

    Disconnected, Part II

    This program will be available to view Friday, August 30, 2014.

     

    Today’s generation of teens still want to know that adults believe in them, so they can believe in themselves. In this thought-provoking and engaging presentation three prominent youth leaders and a psychiatrist offer insights to help you build strong, …

    Every family needs the healing touch of Jesus

    Whether it’s a troubled marriage, rebellious children, or generational sin, we may think our brokenness is unusual for a Christian family. But today on Discover the Word, we’ll discover that family fractures are typical in every home! Join the team as they look at why every family needs the healing touch of the Savior. A […]

    A powerful way for parents to share their faith with their children

    Mom and Dad, do you realize God’s given you a personal mission field? It’s those people living under your roof! Our series on evangelism continues.

    Learning to hear the heart of God–Marion Stroud’s Story

    Marion cherished her free time, what little she had of it. As a wife, mother, and writer, it seemed she was always so busy! That’s why when the Lord laid it on her heart to give even more of herself by taking in two abandoned children, she hesitated. Marion shares how she learned that what […]

    Learning together in Christ–Kevin’s Story

    Following Kevin’s search for truth, he made the decision to follow Christ wholeheartedly; a choice that changed his life forever! Be encouraged by how much impact a transformed life like Kevin’s—and yours—can have on those around you. We would like to thank Maranatha Bible & Missionary Bible Conference in Muskegon, Michigan, for partnering with us […]

    “God, I cannot do this journey” – Carol Kent’s Story

    Carol’s son Jason had big dreams: a U.S. Naval Academy graduation, a fairy-tale wedding, and a
    new life with his wife and her two young daughters. But one fateful decision would end it all. Learn
    how even a life behind bars could not stop God’s redemptive plan for both Carol Kent and her son.

    The Most Ideal Job: Stay-At-Home Mom

    I remember a chat I had with a friend back in high school about what we wanted to be when we grew up. I don’t recall what I had said at the time, but it was probably a human rights lawyer or missionary.

    Unwavering Love

    Yesterday I spoke with a couple whose son became severely ill when he was just five years old. With raw emotions, the husband and wife described how their child collapsed—and their subsequent mad dash to the hospital.

    Not my child!– James & Cari’s Story

    No parent is ever prepared for a prodigal child. So when their kids went astray, James and Cari were caught completely off guard. Hear a story of tragedy and hope, as one family waits for God to bring their children home. Be encouraged to trust God with what’s most precious to you.

    Setting the Pace

    Our oldest child has recently started driving. Though my husband and I understood that this day would come, I keep asking myself, Have we prepared her well?

    Disconnected, Part I

    Drawing from research and sharing wisdom from the Word, foremost youth leaders and a psychiatrist offer insights into building authentic connections with virtually connected teens.

    Mom, why don’t you love me?

    Throughout my childhood and teenage years, I felt unloved by my mother—the person I was supposed to be the closest to. Instead of showing me love, she often scolded me and used words that hurt me deeply.

    Lessons for Little Ones

    When my daughter described a problem she was having in the school lunchroom, I immediately wondered how I could fix the issue for her. But then another thought occurred. Maybe God had allowed the problem so she could see Him at work and get to know Him better. Instead of running to the rescue, I decided to pray with her. The trouble cleared up without any help from me!

    This situation showed my little one that God cares for her, that He listens when she prays, and that He answers prayers. The Bible says there’s something significant about learning these lessons…

    Welcome Home!

    When we were going through a particularly challenging time with our son, a friend pulled me aside after a church meeting. “I want you to know that I pray for you and your son every day,” he said. Then he added: “I feel so guilty.”

    “Why?” I asked. “Because I’ve never had to deal with prodigal children,” he said. “My kids pretty much played by the rules. But it wasn’t because of anything I did or didn’t do. Kids,” he shrugged, “make their own choices.”

    I wanted to hug him. His compassion was a reminder, a gift from God, communicating to me…