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  • 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.

  • Escaping from the Battlefields of Iraq

    Rachel Chimits
    October 15, 2019

    One woman’s struggle to protect her children in the Middle East has taken them hundreds of miles from home.

    ISIS’s reign over Iraq was brutal in the rifts it caused between cultural subgroups and devastation it wrecked on innocents. Civilians were used as human shields; chemical attacks ravaged entire towns; Iraqi soldiers caught in the battles against religious extremists were tortured and executed.

  • Why Is Meditation in the Bible?

    Rachel Chimits
    October 14, 2019

    Anything that strays too close to New Age practices alarms most believers, and rightfully so, but some disciplines were ours before they were perverted by false spiritualism.

    Contemplative spirituality more or less teaches that true holiness and spiritual growth occur by contemplation of God through emptying your mind. The practice typically does not embrace the Bible; if any scripture is included, it’s out of context or very loosely paraphrased.

  • Freedom on Wheels

    Rachel Chimits
    October 10, 2019

    Without a wheelchair, life can be very hard for those with limited mobility, but some are reaching out to them with a gift that will open new doors and opportunities.

    Imagine having to crawl to get anywhere in your home.

    Imagine most business owners taking one look at you and shaking their heads, no matter how qualified you were. “No. We don’t have any work for you.”

  • Listening to the Right Voice

    Rachel Chimits
    October 9, 2019

    Church leaders talk a lot about discernment, but why is it so important and how do we know if we have it or not?

    In the early 70s, a New York housewife had several visions of “Jesus.” He was apparently accompanied by two Hindu spirits who gave her instructions.