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    Community And Life-Giving Friendships

    Since the Garden of Eden, we’ve known that it’s not good to be alone. And the value of a deep relationship—whether it’s with a spouse or a longtime friend—is truly immeasurable. And next time on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion talk about how community contributes to living a faithful life. […]

    Staying Faithful In The Daily Routine Of Life

    In sports, we all love watching the highlights of the slam dunks and the long touchdown passes. You don’t see many highlights of stretching and lay-up lines. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Jeff Manion challenge us to stay focused and faithful in the mundane routine of life. It’s important! […]

    Serving God In The Ordinary

    When you look at stories like Daniel in the lions’ den or David and Goliath, it’s easy to feel like your life is dull in comparison. But today on Discover the Word, the team and special guest Jeff Manion remind us that we can still serve God faithfully, even when life feels ordinary. In fact, […]

    Learning The Power Of Gratitude

    Do you tend to see life from a glass-half-full perspective? Or a glass-half-empty? Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion challenge us to be grateful for the little things in life, and in the process hand our anxieties over to God. Take your seat at the table today on Discover […]

    Even The Most Repetitive Tasks Can Make A Big Impact

    Ever feel like life is so repetitive? The days turn to weeks, the weeks to months, the months to years. Well, today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion discuss the idea of “holy redundancy” and suggest that even the most repetitive tasks can make a lasting impact. Don’t miss the […]

    Impacting Your Community With Day-To-Day Routines

    We all long to make a difference with our life. But often, we view our daily responsibilities as insignificant. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion look at one woman in the Bible who made a big impact in her community by doing seemingly insignificant tasks. Discover how greatness is often […]

    “Dream Big, Think Small”

    When you follow the same routine day in and day out, it’s not long before life starts to feel boring and not very significant. But today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion argue that we can lead extraordinary lives by faithfully doing ordinary things over and over and over. Learn […]

    Discover The Steady Faithfulness of “Ant Power”

    We all want our lives to count, but it’s easy to get impatient with the normal, day-to-day routine of life. Today on Discover the Word, the team, and special guest Jeff Manion explore how a life marked by steady faithfulness can have tremendous results. Learn about something called “Ant Power” in a new series called, […]

    Getting a Grip on Gratitude

    The years of weariness caused by chronic pain and frustrations with my limited mobility had finally caught up with me. In my discontent, I became demanding and ungrateful. I began complaining about my husband’s caregiving skills. I griped about the way he cleaned the house. Even though he’s the best cook I know, I fussed about the lack of variety in our meals. When he finally shared that my grumbling hurt his feelings, I was resentful. He had no idea what I was going through. Eventually, God helped me see my wrongs, and I asked my husband and the Lord…

    Mighty to Save

    During WWII, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill hailed the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of Allied troops from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk as a “miracle of deliverance”. The event was so widely celebrated that Churchill had to remind people that “wars are not won by evacuations”.

    Saying Grace

    For many years, I’ve enjoyed the writings of British author G. K. Chesterton.  His humor and insight often cause me to chuckle and then pause for more serious contemplation. For example, he wrote, “You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the play and the opera, and grace before the concert and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing; and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

    It’s good for us to thank the Lord before every meal, but it shouldn’t stop there. …

    Thank You

    When my grandmother was in her twenties, she became very ill. Nothing she or the doctors tried healed her. She believed there was a God but didn’t have a personal relationship with Jesus. One day a co-worker told her to visit a house church nearby and ask the people to pray for her. In her desperation, my grandmother decided to go. And after the prayer time, she was healed! This miracle changed her life. Since then, she’s been thanking Jesus daily for healing her body and her soul.

    Praising God’s Goodness

    Someone in our Bible-study group suggested, “Let’s write our own psalms!” Initially, some protested that they didn’t have the flair for writing, but after some encouragement everyone wrote a moving poetic song narrating how God had been working in their lives. Out of trials, protection, provision, and even pain and tears came enduring messages that gave our psalms fascinating themes. Like Psalm 136, each psalm revealed the truth that God’s love endures forever. 

    We all have a story to tell about God’s love—whether we write or sing or tell it. For some, our experiences may be dramatic or intense—like the writer…

    Praising God’s Goodness

    Someone in our Bible-study group suggested, “Let’s write our own psalms!” Initially, some protested that they didn’t have the flair for writing, but after some encouragement everyone wrote a moving poetic song narrating how God had been working in their lives. Out of trials, protection, provision, and even pain and tears came enduring messages that gave our psalms fascinating themes. Like Psalm 136, each psalm revealed the truth that God’s love endures forever. 

    We all have a story to tell about God’s love—whether we write or sing or tell it. For some, our experiences may be dramatic or intense—like the writer…

    Silence Isn’t Always Golden

    Samaria, the capital of Israel, was being besieged by the Aramean army. Food was soon depleted, and many died of hunger while some resorted to cannibalism (2 Kings 6:24-31). The prophet Elisha told the unbelieving king that God would rescue them and provide food for them (2 Kings 7:1). Soon, the divine army that Elisha’s servant had seen earlier scattered the enemy (2 Kings 6:14-17, 2 Kings 7:6-7).

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