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    How do we survive heart-rending grief?

    When we go through a dark night of the soul, it can feel like God has abandoned us, like He’s hiding from our troubles. Join us today with our special guest, Jean Syswerda, as we learn how to pray the psalms during times of pain.

    How to stay encouraged when going through dark valleys

    Following God means we’re never standing still for long. The walk of faith is a constant journey. When walking through dark valleys, remember, hope is just ahead!

    Discover how to work through desperate times by remembering happy memories

    How do you work through desperate times in your life? Join us as we discuss how remembering the good times of yesterday can give us hope in our tomorrows.

    How to escape from persistent troubles

    Have there been times in your life when it feels like for every step you take forward, you’re forced to take two steps back? After a while, life can feel like a relentless chore! Here is an encouraging look at a place where we can escape that helplessness.

    When Fear Seems Overwhelming: Finding Courage & Hope

    In a world filled with danger and uncertainty, one thing is sure—you cannot escape fear. However, understanding where fear comes from can help you push your way through to the other side of challenges. Join counselor Tim Jackson as he takes you on a journey beyond your fear to discover courage and hope in God. Gain a better understanding of the source of fear, its affects on your life, and how you can overcome it.

    Life’s Darkest Moments

    Charles Whittlesey was a hero’s hero. Leader of the so-called “Lost Battalion” in World War I, he was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery when his unit was trapped behind enemy lines. When the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was dedicated, Charles was chosen to serve as pallbearer for the first soldier laid to rest there. Two weeks later, it is presumed that he ended his own life by stepping off a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean.

    Why Is Life So Unfair?

    Overwhelming stresses in life can sometimes lead you to the point of walking away from your faith, especially when it appears that those who don’t trust God are prospering. In this study, author Bill Crowder shares insights from Psalm 73 to help those whoa are struggling with the unfairness of life. Discover how you can restore your confidence in God when you focus on His goodness rather than your circumstances.

    When Disappointment Deceives

    No one is immune to disappointment—not even God! In this booklet, counselor Jeff Olson challenges you to take an in-depth look at what is really going on when your heart is wounded. Discover how you can see beyond the deceptive, misleading, and destructive lies of Satan and find the truth that leads to healing and freedom.

    When Hope Is Lost: Dealing With Depression

    Giving up on life or feeling that life has given up on you is a battle millions of people face in struggling with depression. In this booklet, counselor Jeff Olson takes a closer look at the nature and various components of depression. Discover how you can avoid being overwhelmed by the darkness of depression and experience the light of God’s hope for your future.

    The War Within: Finding Hope for Post-Traumatic Stress (DVD)

    Thousands of courageous men and women risk their lives in combat. But few of us understand the private inner battle they bring home. For many, it is an ongoing personal struggle that continues long after the war is over. In this Day of Discovery documentary, The War Within: Finding Hope for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, you’ll find encouragement for veterans and their loved ones whose lives have been drastically changed by war.

    Come along as Vietnam War veterans Mike Wilkins and Phil Downer return to Vietnam for the first time since their tour of duty. Learn about their experiences on the front lines of battle, as well as the personal battles they fought when they came home. You’ll be inspired by the stories of each veteran and his wife as they share practical insights of how they are meeting the challenges of PTSD. Join them on their emotional and spiritual journey of discovering a sense of peace and resolution to The War Within.

    Bonus features included on this DVD are in-depth interviews with Phil Downer, Michael Wilkins, and representatives from Point Man Ministries.

    When The Going Gets Tough

    How can you survive the ride through the ups and downs of life? In this excerpt of his book The Upside Of Down, author Joe Stowell shares wisdom from James 1:2 to help you gain understanding and healing in the midst of trials. Find out how you can build your faith with a new perspective on the hope and joy God gives to bring you through when the going gets tough.

    Bless The Boundaries

    In all the years I’ve worked with people, I’ve yet to meet someone whose life was all messed up because he or she kept God’s commands. Yet, in a day when personal freedom is celebrated as an inalienable right, talk of conforming our lifestyle to God’s ways is often viewed as an infringement. And anyone who speaks out in favor of God’s boundaries is ruled out of bounds. But in this frenzy to be free, it should not go unnoticed that our society is increasingly marked with a haunting sense of meaninglessness and despair.

    Finding true freedom in Christ–Kathy’s Story

    Kathy grew up in Hungary, a country brutalized under Communist rule. After fleeing to the United States in 1956, she found freedom from oppression. But it wasn’t long before Kathy fell victim to another form of captivity—addiction. It would be Kathy’s renewed relationship with God, however, that provided her with true freedom.

    Giving Up?

    Have you ever felt like giving up? Elijah did. The Lord had just used him to show the nation of Israel that the Lord is God (1 Kings 18). Yet, the threats of Queen Jezebel so alarmed him that he ran to Beersheba, 100 miles south (19:3). Then he walked another 150 miles south to Horeb, the mountain of God.

    Finding rescue and restoration–Gary’s Story

    You don’t start out in life planning to live on the streets. After a painful childhood and three failed marriages, Gary found himself with no home to go to. Find hope for whatever you may be facing as you learn how God turned Gary’s life around.


    September 2019: Christian Living

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