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  • Investigating a Fall From Grace

    Rachel Chimits
    October 29, 2019

    A church leader in India is helping one family find purpose and unity after their son was snared by despair and addiction.

    Very little can be harder for a loving parent than seeing their child choose a self-destructive lifestyle.

    For one mother and father in India, they watched in despair as their oldest son seemed to swerve deliberately away from the model they had set in their own household onto the path to indolence and addiction.

  • Church Kids Need Action and Faith

    Rachel Chimits
    October 28, 2019

    Many Christian youth groups see poor retention rates, so how do we help the kids who seem to float in and out of church?

    I watched a lot of teenagers that I’d grown up beside in our church’s youth ministry walk away from Christianity. A lot of them—almost all of them, actually—were “good kids” too.

  • When Church Leaders Stand Alone

    Rachel Chimits
    October 22, 2019

    October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and we want to encourage believers to take this opportunity to show their support for their church leaders.

    In one of his sermons, the pastor of my church talked about an unusual flight he’d had that year. He was talking with the two people in his row; inevitably, one asked what he did for a living, and he explained that he was a pastor.

    They were polite but obviously a little uneasy, and the conversation petered off.

  • Praying for America and the West

    World Challenge Staff
    October 21, 2019

    World Challenge is launching several, new domestic ministries to bless people here in the United States.

    Life’s hardships, heartaches and trauma often lead to deeper heart problems such as addictions, marriage and family crises, depression, isolation, anger or even dread of living.

  • When We Catch on Fire

    Rachel Chimits
    October 18, 2019

    No one likes to feel fear or the crushing pressure of life, but these experiences can help move us closer to God like nothing else will.

    If you like conspiracy theories, be ye warned that Amazon keeps track of everything down to the lines you highlight in your Kindle books.

  • Autistic Children, Abandonment and Appointments With God

    Rachel Chimits
    October 17, 2019

    Two mothers struggling to raise their children with autism ended up finding strength in God and church community.

    “Nothing about autism is easy,” one contributor to Huffpost commented. “You can embrace it; you can find coping mechanisms and you can find small ways to make daily life a little easier. But that doesn't make autism easy.”

  • Living for a Taste of Heaven

    Rachel Chimits
    October 16, 2019

    The weakest of all weak things is virtue that has not been tested in the fire.” —Mark Twain

    Justo Thomas came from a coffee and coconut farm in rural Dominican Republic. Now he works at Le Bernardin, a three Michelin star restaurant in New York.

    “Good morning, chef,” every sous chef, line cook, pâtissier and stagiere says to him, almost reverently, as they come in for the day.