• Baus on joy

    Think for a minute about what brings you the most joy or gladness.

  • Managing anger so it doesn’t manage you

    When we attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of Mercy Multiplied in the St. Louis, Missouri area, one of the young ladies who graduated from the program shared an eye-opening testimony. She said that her father committed suicide when she was a teenager and the pain of that situation led her to start drinking and taking drugs. When she realized her life was falling apart, she went to Mercy Multiplied for help.

  • The ultimate way to beat stress

    If you’ve been alive in this world very long, you know there are different kinds of stress that can affect our lives. There’s nutritional stress, relationship stress, financial stress, and the list goes on and on.

  • Reader writes

    Dear Judy, I need help to understand how well-meaning Christians can mix the Bible up with so many different beliefs? I read the Bible and I believe the Bible, but some of my friends read other kinds of books and they are confused. Like the New Age stuff, and views on gender and sexual orientation…I get confused too when I try to read the stuff they’re reading! Help!

  • Stress Management 101

    It seems that stress is the disease of the century. Products and programs to manage stress are a multi billion-dollar business, whether the “cure” is medicine, counseling, books, seminars or classes. But I’ve discovered that God’s way of managing stress is the most effective way to live.

  • Which gates are you opening?

    Life is a journey and every day I understand more clearly that on our Journey we have a choice as to which path we are going to take to complete it. The Bible clearly shows us the two paths set before every person. We need to be shown what the path of life is. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).

  • Melanie Stoll blog: July 19 — My biggest fear

    Ten months ago I was sitting in an airport in New York not having any idea what kind of crazy journey I was about to embark on. I didn’t have pre-travel jitters, or really any kind of nervous feelings.

  • Make God’s plans your reality

    As believers in Jesus Christ, we are joint heirs with Him.

  • Baus discusses facing battles

    We want to pray for our military soldiers who are in physical combat with the enemy each day. We too face battles every day, but most likely, our battles are not related to physical combat, but to spiritual warfare.

  • Get radical results by changing your mind

    For many years I went to church faithfully, week after week, but I wasn’t living a victorious Christian life. I read my Bible every day, served on the evangelism board and went door-to-door telling people about Jesus because I really wanted to serve God. But even though I was doing those things, I was still miserable most of the time. While I learned a good foundation about salvation through God’s grace at my church, I wasn’t learning how to change and be transformed into the image of Christ by renewing my mind, according to God’s Word.

  • Crises are opportunities for believers to witness

    Whether or not you are a believer in Jesus, you will face crises in this life. An unbeliever has nothing to lean on for help, but with Jesus as Lord of your life, each crisis becomes an opportunity for witness. When believers stand strong on the promises of God, with faith and hope, unbelievers will sit up and take notice. Sometimes they will ask what makes us so steadfast. We will respond, “In Christ alone!”

  • Melanie Stoll: Panama among top 3

    I’ve got to say that last month in Panama is in my top three months of the race, if not my very favorite. I’ve made many friends and met so many new people from around the world this year. Saying goodbye is always hard but for the first time this year, I felt my heart crack right down the middle when I left the people at the YWAM base in Panama. This was one of the few times on the Race where I got teary eyed as I hugged my friends and told them goodbye.

  • Take back your mind and win the war

    If you have received Christ as your Savior, then you have an enemy. Did you know that? I know some people feel uncomfortable talking about the devil, but he is real and it’s important for us to face the truth about him so we can have a victorious life in Christ.

  • Find a true friend in self-control

    Most of the time when people hear the words “discipline” and “self-control,” they groan. It makes us think of depriving ourselves or being denied the things we desire and enjoy. But I’ve discovered that self-control is actually my friend, because it’s the key to having the things I truly want in life.

  • Five major struggles we all face

    As I have been preaching and ministering, I have noticed that so many people struggle with five different issues in life. It doesn’t matter if we’re married or single, young or old, rich or poor, or if you we’re a Christian or not! We all go through these struggles sometime in our life. One difference between Christians and non-Christians is that non-Christians only have the world’s principles and people to help them.

  • Catholic leaders offer prayers after shooting

    BALTIMORE, Md. — The Archdiocese of Baltimore offered their prayers for the victims and first responders of a shooting at an Annapolis newspaper on Thursday afternoon.

  • Christ in us must shine from us

    Do we really understand that if we are followers of Christ we are no longer at the mercy of the hostile environment of sin, that we are made alive to the power and life of the Lord Himself?! The Lord provides instructions in His Word and we live under His grace.

  • Refuse to live in fear

    It’s amazing how many things people can be afraid of. There’s the fear of sickness, job loss, failure, commitment, and public speaking. Some people are afraid of things like taking tests, swimming, animals, insects, heights or even what the future holds—and the list goes on!

  • Have peace in the midst of life’s storms

    In Acts 27 (AMP), there’s a great story about the apostle Paul. He was travelling by ship with some people when “a violent wind…[a northeaster, a tempestuous windstorm like a typhoon], came rushing down from the island” (v. 14).

  • Reader anxious

    Dear Judy, I am single and I have no children. I am not young but not old either. I like my life but I often get caught up in what will happen to me when I cannot take care of myself.

  • Breaking up with worry

    Worrying is a natural response in many situations, and I’ve wasted many days getting caught up in it. I thought that was a normal way to live. But through the years, God has helped me end my relationship with worry. And He did it with the help of my husband, Dave.

  • Pope: Peace document still relevant

    By Hannah Brockhaus Catholic News Agency VATICAN CITY — Speaking about St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical on establishing universal peace, Pacem in terris, Pope Francis said that even 55 years after its publication, the document still stands as “a permanent commitment” to peace.

  • Keys to a healthy self-image

    What is your attitude toward yourself? Do you like yourself?

  • Tribulation comes to all

    Everyone I talk with these days has some kind of issue going on in his or her life.

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