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    Mercy, hope, and a future through Jesus

    Many of us would admit we still struggle with regret and shame that come from our past mistakes, even when we’ve been forgiven.  Sometimes, it’s just hard to let it go— especially if they deeply hurt you and the ones you love. Discover how both Marsha and Tony found freedom in the forgiveness of God right […]

    Facing Life’s Temptations

    Bill battled drug and alcohol addiction for years before gaining victory. From his experience, he’s identified four warning signs of impending relapse: isolation, internal feelings of discontent, frustration and anger, and delusional thinking.

    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.

    God has not forgotten you

    Because of sin, the Bible says that we are alienated from God. But as Amanda and Kathryn discovered, God’s love is reaching out to those who are farthest from Him, even those behind prison bars.

    Living a “double-life” is no life at all

    When Adam and Eve sinned, their first instinct was to run and hide! That was their natural response and it was Chad’s natural response, too. Chad shares how despite his life of secrecy and deception, God never gave up on him.

    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 […]

    Living life at 96 miles per hour

    When Major League Baseball Pitcher Dan Naulty’s team won the World Series, he wasn’t thinking of celebrating with his teammates—he was thinking of jumping off a bridge. That’s how empty he felt inside. Find out how Dan’s fluctuating morality led him to a crisis point and how God met him in the midst of his […]

    The right to become children of God

    What determines your life has value? Some might say it’s how much money you have, your job title, or perhaps your heritage. Jennifer and Joshua each learned it’s something completely different. Both thought it was up to them to make their mark in the world in order to prove their worth, but everything they tried left them feeling […]

    My Struggle With Alcohol: The Spirit That Never Satisfies

    I used to drink a lot. Once, I had one too many that I stumbled about the streets and passed out outside a shopping mall in the wee hours. Some kind strangers woke me up and asked if I needed to be sent to the hospital.

    Are you there, God? Do you hear me?

    Have you ever asked the question, “What did I ever do to deserve this?” Karen did, over and over.  Her life was filled with trauma and drama including domestic abuse, her mother’s suicide, addiction, and severed relationships. Anger and guilt consumed her until she surrendered all to Christ. Listen to Karen’s story and discover how […]

    Comfort only our Father can give

    Unfortunately, broken homes are all too common today. But in the midst of the pain that comes from a family torn apart, God can intervene to heal broken hearts. When Stephen’s father left home, those left behind learned to rely on God to be their provider, husband, and father. Hear Stephen’s courageous story and find […]

    How did Paul break free from the cycle of sin

    Addiction puts people behind bars, both literally and figuratively. And we can become enslaved to a variety of things like drugs, gossip, TV, shopping, or a critical spirit! Today on “Discover the Word,” we discuss with our guest Karen Swanson the apostle Paul’s dilemma—one he expressed so honestly—“for what I want to do, I don’t do . . . but what I hate, I do!” How did Paul break free from that cycle of sin? And how can we? Tune in today to “Discover the Word”!

    Finding freedom from the trap of pornography

    Pornography is an addiction that is easily fueled in our sex-saturated culture. Lives
    unraveled by a lure so strong it has the power to destroy families and ruin lives. Jerry’s
    and Mickey’s addictions had cost each of them dearly. But there is a power that is so
    much greater and offers hope to those struggling with this destructive habit. Learn how
    God’s grace, and the accountability of others, helped both men to find the freedom they
    desperately sought.

    You’re never too far from God’s mercy

    Is there anyone beyond God’s reach? Both Chuck and Ruben grew up in homes where
    drugs and alcohol were abused. Their usage and poor choices eventually resulted in
    their arrests. Yet God found a way to meet each of them at their greatest point of need.
    Discover how God’s grace is able to penetrate even the hardest of hearts.

    A spark of light in the darkest hour – Sharry Spencer’s Story

    A violent, abusive marriage and unrelenting drug addiction left Sharry homeless and estranged from her family. Discover how God brought healing to Sharry and her entire family through the support of a church and local mission.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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