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Find It in His Grace to Forgive

Find It in His Grace to Forgive

When asking for forgiveness, the world has an expression they frequently use. They say, “Can you find it in your heart to forgive me?” But to paraphrase an old saying, they are asking others to look for forgiveness in all the wrong places! “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jer. 17:9). Any forgiveness that someone finds there is likely to come with conditions and many strings attached. If you are finding it difficult…

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Lysa TerKeurst ‘Clings’ to God Through Recent Breast Cancer Diagnosis

UPDATE: TerKeurst’s ministry team has reported via her Facebook page that she had surgery on Nov. 10.  They posted, “She is doing well and Lysa wants to make sure you know she deeply appreciates your prayers. The Lord carried her today and she is so thankful. We treasure your continued prayers as she recovers and hopefully heads home soon!” New York Times Bestselling Christian author and speaker Lysa TerKeurst says she has breast cancer. TerKeurst, president of Proverbs 31…

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

How the Virtue of Self-Denial Can Lead to Gratitude

We do our kids a great service when we help them practice the virtue of self-restraint. God gives us so many good things to enjoy: fudge sundaes, trendy outfits, shiny bicycles and more. But they are life’s desserts, not the main course. They are worth waiting for and working for. It’s not a bad thing to let our kids go without something they want. These are necessary growth moments for developing grounded, grateful kids. Learning to say…

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Harry Connick, Jr. Professes His Foundation and Faith: ‘I Want to Do God’s Will’

Singer, actor, and talk show host Harry Connick, Jr., says God is the foundation for everything he does. “If I had three wishes I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will, I want to do God’s will,” he told Matthew Faraci during an interview on the Dove Channel. While some may view doing God’s will as boring or unexciting, Connick believes it gives him more creativity and energy. “I just want to do…

‘Terrorism Did This, Not God’: Kathie Lee Gifford

‘Terrorism Did This, Not God’: Kathie Lee Gifford

Talk show host and recording artist Kathie Lee Gifford joins the chorus of voices speaking out against the terror in New York City and reminding us that “Jesus is always the answer” even in the darkest of times. “God is sovereign in all things,” Gifford said in an exclusive interview with Studio 5’s Efrem Graham. She continued, “His ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. We have to trust that He has it in control, even when it seems…

How God Rescued Erik from a Life of Addiction

How God Rescued Erik from a Life of Addiction

We all know that God truly does work in mysterious ways — and for some people, the journey to seek Him comes with hardships many of us could never imagine. Erik never knew he needed God in his life until he was at the height of his addiction. Little did he know, the saving grace Erik needed — our Lord — had been with him all along. A troubled youth Erik’s journey to sobriety was long and…

Natalie Grant Says Cancerous Tumors Are Completely Gone

Natalie Grant Says Cancerous Tumors Are Completely Gone

Singer Natalie Grant says the cancerous tumors growing on the side of her thyroid are completely gone. The world-renowned worship leader underwent surgery last week to remove the tumors. “The pathology results have revealed that it was in fact papillary thyroid cancer,” she said in a Facebook video addressing her fans. “Now, I had two cancerous nodules inside that right lobe, but pathology has also revealed that the cancer was completely contained within those nodules. So, in…

How Jesus Took Ex-Destiny’s Child Superstar Michelle Williams on ‘Journey to Freedom’ from Depression

How Jesus Took Ex-Destiny’s Child Superstar Michelle Williams on ‘Journey to Freedom’ from Depression

A former singer with one of the best-selling female bands in history shares how her faith in Jesus Christ helped her through a period of depression. Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny’s Child, topped the charts with songs like “Say My Name” and “Survivor” but today the multi-platinum album songstress is singing a different tune.  Williams, who once sung at the White House for President Obama, shared her testimony of God’s love as she lead a worship service…

Radio Host Delilah and Katy Perry Talk God, Love, and The Dangers of Social Media

Radio Host Delilah and Katy Perry Talk God, Love, and The Dangers of Social Media

Delilah Rene, the country’s most popular female radio host, is going off-air temporarily to grieve the sudden death of her son after he took his own life. Rene has spent the last 20 years encouraging thousands of people including those who suffer with mental illness or depression. From the every day people to celebrities like popstar Katy Perry, Rene used her radio platform to help people. Perry, who recently opened up about her own struggle with suicidal…

Doctor Who Went to Heaven Says God’s ‘Exploding’ Love Changed Her for Eternity [Watch]

Doctor Who Went to Heaven Says God’s ‘Exploding’ Love Changed Her for Eternity [Watch]

Dr. Mary Neal is an orthopedic surgeon who shares her medical practice and her love for outdoor adventure with her husband Bill. In 1999 they planned an adventure that took Mary on a spiritual journey few have taken and returned to talk about. “My husband and I really enjoy kayaking. We enjoy traveling. We speak Spanish. We’ve traveled internationally a number of times. So for my husband’s birthday I said, ‘OK this is the year we are…