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    Out of the dust

    Before Chris and Stephanie ever recorded an album, they were just two college students in love. But soon life and marriage became complicated, filled with uncertainties that were pulling them apart. Hear an amazing story about God’s redemptive power that restored their marriage.

    Redemption and Restoration

    Nate’s drug and alcohol addiction had overtaken his life. In order to support his habit, he committed a crime that earned him a 12-year prison sentence. Thinking her husband a lost cause, his wife, Rose, moved on with her life without him. You’ll be inspired by this story of redemption and restoration as both Nate and Rose surrendered […]

    God is there in your brokenness

    Many of you have heard her voice singing praises as a former member of the band Selah. Listen in as we hear Nicol Sponberg share her life story. Despite heartbreak and hardship, Nicole has found her security and hope in Jesus Christ.

    Trusting God through the unexpected

    When unexpected circumstances knock you down, you’re usually able to pick yourself up and keep moving forward. But when those events blindside you so severely you can’t get back up on your own, where do you turn for help? Randy never imagined his 31-year marriage and his lifelong career would end in the same month. […]

    The songs of Christmas come to life

    Christmas carols can bring back powerful memories of holidays gone by. But many of these songs have their own intriguing history. Join us for a special Christmas edition of Words to Live By as we bring to life the music of the season with the stories and Scriptures that inspired it. Discover how you can […]

    Committing his heart’s and drum’s beat

    Internationally-renowned drummer Zoro was one of seven children raised by his single, immigrant mother in the ghettos of Los Angeles. While he’d been abandoned by his earthly father before he’d even been born, Zoro knew his heavenly Father would never desert him. Follow his inspiring journey from the streets to the stage to the heart of […]

    Learning to trust

    Robyn drifted throughout life searching for love, fulfillment and purpose. She finally found it when she committed her life to Jesus. But when it felt as though every time she was happy those dear to her were ripped away, Robyn would have to decide if God was trustworthy in spite of her circumstances. Discover how […]

    Mending our broken hearts

    Scripture acknowledges that our lives can be changed. God does mend those who are broken, restores what’s been lost, and comes into our lives in such a powerful way there’s no denying the love He has for us. These are truths that would change both Les and John’s lives—and could change yours as well. Discover how you […]

    Trusting God to lead

    Psalm 143:8 tells us, “Let the morning bring me word of Your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in You. Show me the way I should go, for to You I entrust my life.”  That verse resonates with both Jill and Sabine—and perhaps with you, too—when we consider the challenge it can be […]

    A church behind the walls

    Arguably perhaps one of the greatest reasons for needing to share the Scriptures comes from the New Testament’s book of Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” And because of that truth we know that all of us need Jesus. Best of all, as Jerry and David’s stories […]

    Healing homelessness with community

    When Alan Graham’s life was transformed by his relationship with Jesus, he knew he wanted to help others experience the same love and forgiveness that he’d received. But when this successful entrepreneur had the desire to go out and change the world, he discovered that in the process he was also being changed. Discover how […]

    Reconciled marriages and transformed lives

    Each couples’ marriage started out with such promise, but unfortunately it didn’t take long before poor choices and devastating circumstances shattered the futures they’d envisioned. While they had given up hope, God hadn’t. Be encouraged that no marriage—and no one—is without hope of transformation or for reconciliation with Jesus in the center of their lives. […]

    God calls us His masterpieces

    Troy was drawn into the world of gang violence; endlessly searching for acceptance, love, and a sense of belonging. From a violent past to a hope-filled future, his is a radical journey of how the love of Jesus transformed this gang leader into a church leader. For over 50 years, the Our Daily Bread devotional […]

    Jesus’s love shining through you

    Sharing with others who Jesus is and why they need Him in their lives isn’t just the work of an organized ministry or mission. It’s the work—the privilege, really—of all of us who follow Him, no matter who we are, where we’ve been, or what we’ve done. All that does matter is a sincere desire to […]

    A song for an Audience of One

    Both Corinne and Stanton needed to express their love for and gratitude to God—often through music—regardless of the hardships or confusion they were facing. Through each of their journeys, they would be reassured time and time again that God was trustworthy. Discover how you can strengthen your faith and trust God even in the midst of […]