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After you say “I do…”

The idea of “cutting your losses and moving on” may work in the business world but it’s
an unhealthy mindset in a marriage. Shane and Tricia were on the brink of divorce when
they changed their minds, deciding to give their marriage another try. Then, after their
second child was born, an even bigger decision would change Shane’s life forever and
soon after, Tricia’s life as well. Discover the power of God to transform lives and a marriage.

People don’t understand—I was trapped

For most of us it’s impossible to imagine being fifteen years old and lured into a world of human trafficking. This was Leslie’s life for more than twenty years until she prayed a desperate prayer—one that Jesus answered in a powerful and profound way. Be inspired by Leslie’s courageous story as God uses her to reach out to others ensnared in prostitution.

Love can overcome our guilt and shame

When Christina became pregnant outside of marriage, she was surprised by her parents’ support. Still, shame consumed her until she experienced God’s forgiveness. When Sally embarked on a journey of self-discovery and got pregnant, she found herself alone and frightened until she found her true identity in Christ. Learn how God can turn the toughest situations around for good.

They didn’t tell me the truth

All of us have made decisions we regret and suffered the consequences. Though Bob’s decision had caused great harm, he finally found peace when he accepted God’s forgiveness. Luann’s decision to have an abortion left a deep wound in her heart. After suffering ten years of panic attacks, she finally brought what she had done into the light, finding the healing power of God’s love. Discover how to find freedom from the pain of your own regret.

Can I know for certain I’ll go to heaven?

For Lavonne and Joe, the sudden death of their daughter caused them to reexamine what they had been taught about heaven. Do believers need to keep getting saved or is it a once-and-for-all proposition? For Jack and Leann, being heaven-bound was tied to being a faithful churchgoer. But was that enough to satisfy God? How to have the assurance of salvation and the hope of heaven.

“I don’t want to waste my life”

After she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age ten, Paige’s childhood came to a screeching halt. Despite her grim prognosis, a friend told her something that would change the course of her life, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” From that point on, Paige refused to limit God and His ability to use her circumstances for her good and His glory.

Imprisoned by choice

After her daughter was killed, God led Edith to help other mothers of murdered children. But years later, she was called to do the unimaginable: minister to those in prison who committed murder. Leonard was raised in a Christian home but made poor choices, the last one landed him behind bars . . . for life. But he soon discovered that no place is too dark for the light of God’s love to shine through. Discover the power of forgiveness.

For God so loved . . .

“For God so loved the world . . .” begins one of the most familiar and rightfully treasured verses in the Bible. Hear personal stories from "Our Daily Bread" devotional authors from around the world as they share how the gift of God’s Son, Jesus, has drawn each of them into a personal relationship with the Lord. Gain a deeper understanding of the depth of God’s love for you through these inspirational stories of faith.

A fool says in his heart, "There is no God" - Ghislaine's Story & Dawna's Story

Ghislaine considered believing in God akin to believing in leprechauns until her husband rededicated his life to Christ and her perspective began to change. Raised in a Jewish family, Dawna considered the claims of Christianity absurd until a friend showed her in the Scriptures how Yeshua—Jesus—was the promised Messiah. Find hope for your own unbelieving loved ones as you hear the amazing ways God breaks down barriers to reach hearts.

A spark of light in the darkest hour - Sharry's Story

A violent, abusive marriage and unrelenting drug addiction left Sharry homeless and estranged from her family. Discover how God brought healing to Sharry and her entire family through the support of a church and local mission.

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Basics Of Faith > Bible Scripture

The transforming power of Christ–Shawn’s Story

Where you’ve come from or what you’ve done doesn’t have to determine who you are or who you’ll become. Even though Shawn was raised by a single father in the ghettos of Chicago, the disadvantages he faced didn’t prevent him from discovering his true value in Jesus Christ.

We would like to thank Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference for partnering…

8000 miles: Stepping out in faith – Albert’s Story

Albert’s desire to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ led him to leave his homeland of Zimbabwe to study at a Christian college in the U.S. Even though he had little funding and no clear plan of how his dream would be fulfilled, he stepped out in faith to see God provide in an amazing way.

We would…

The transforming power of Christ–Shawn’s Story

Where you’ve come from or what you’ve done doesn’t have to determine who you are or who you’ll become. Even though Shawn was raised by a single father in the ghettos of . . .

Basics Of Faith > Christian Faith

They didn’t tell me the truth

All of us have made decisions we regret and suffered the consequences. Though Bob’s decision had caused great harm, he finally found peace when he accepted God’s forgiveness. Luann’s decision to have an abortion left a deep wound in her heart. After suffering ten years of panic attacks, she finally brought what she had done into the light, finding the healing power of God’s love. Discover how to find freedom from the pain of your own regret.

Can I know for certain I’ll go to heaven?

For Lavonne and Joe, the sudden death of their daughter caused them to reexamine what they had been taught about heaven. Do believers need to keep getting saved or is it a once-and-for-all proposition? For Jack and Leann, being heaven-bound was tied to being a faithful churchgoer. But was that enough to satisfy God? How to have the assurance of salvation and the hope of heaven.

“I don’t want to waste my life”

After she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age ten, Paige’s childhood came to a screeching halt. Despite her grim prognosis, a friend told her something that would change the course of her life, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” From that point on, Paige refused to limit God and His ability to use her circumstances for her good and His glory.

Basics Of Faith > Church

Finding hope in one of life’s toughest struggles–Larry & Lisa’s Story

As parents, we all want to have strong, healthy children. But in our fallen world, that’s not always the case. Hear about God’s miraculous provision for Lisa and Larry following the birth of their third child.

Find out more of what the Bible says about "Out of the Ashes: God's Presence in Job's Pain."

Finding hope in one of life’s toughest struggles–Larry and Lisa’s Story

As parents, we want nothing more than to have strong, healthy children. But in a fallen world, that’s not always the case. Find out how God provided in extraordinary ways as Larry and Lisa cared for their family.

We would like to thank KTIS Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota, for partnering with us on this week's story.

Christmas, Worship

A special presentation about the first Christmas through Scripture and song.

Basics Of Faith > Future Prophecy

Heaven, God's Provision–Melissa's Story

When an unexpected illness claimed her husband, Melissa learned to trust God’s plan for the future of her young family . . .

Salvation, Assurance, Heaven–LaVonne and Joe, Jack and Leann's Story

Is Heaven your destination?  If you’re not certain, this edition of “Words To Live By” can help you know for sure . . . 

Basics Of Faith > God

People don’t understand—I was trapped

For most of us it’s impossible to imagine being fifteen years old and lured into a world of human trafficking. This was Leslie’s life for more than twenty years until she prayed a desperate prayer—one that Jesus answered in a powerful and profound way. Be inspired by Leslie’s courageous story as God uses her to reach out to others ensnared in prostitution.

“I don’t want to waste my life”

After she was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age ten, Paige’s childhood came to a screeching halt. Despite her grim prognosis, a friend told her something that would change the course of her life, “Never place a period where God has placed a comma.” From that point on, Paige refused to limit God and His ability to use her circumstances for her good and His glory.

Finally, the freedom to talk about this–Lance & Shirley’s Story

There are decisions we make in life that have a much different outcome than what we were expecting. Lance and Shirley made a choice many years ago that left them longing to break through the quiet agony of abortion. Learn how one couple found hope and healing through God’s mercy and grace.

Find out more of what the Bible says…

Basics Of Faith > Jesus Christ

Finding marital reconciliation at the cross of Christ–Gerrie and Clyde’s Story

When Gerrie eloped with Clyde, it seemed nothing in the world could break them apart. But when the demands of life pressed in, they began to drift away from their commitment. Learn how this struggling couple found peace and reconciliation for their marriage at the cross of Christ.

Embracing the Voice of Truth–Luke’s Story

How do you know if what you’re hearing in church is the truth? When Luke’s mother began to compare what she was being taught in church to what she was reading in the Bible, she found there were vast differences. Discover how Luke and his family found freedom from a misleading religion, and were transformed by the one true Savior,…

Escaping the darkness–Kathy’s Story

God’s Word tells us that our fight is not against things we can see, but rather against the unseen spiritual agents of darkness. Kathy describes her descent into the occult and God’s miraculous rescue from the grasp of evil.

Find out more of what the Bible says about “Know the Enemy.”

We would like to thank WFCJ in Dayton, Ohio, for…

Basics Of Faith > Salvation

Imprisoned by choice

After her daughter was killed, God led Edith to help other mothers of murdered children. But years later, she was called to do the unimaginable: minister to those in prison who committed murder. Leonard was raised in a Christian home but made poor choices, the last one landed him behind bars . . . for life. But he soon discovered that no place is too dark for the light of God’s love to shine through. Discover the power of forgiveness.

For God so loved . . .

“For God so loved the world . . .” begins one of the most familiar and rightfully treasured verses in the Bible. Hear personal stories from "Our Daily Bread" devotional authors from around the world as they share how the gift of God’s Son, Jesus, has drawn each of them into a personal relationship with the Lord. Gain a deeper understanding of the depth of God’s love for you through these inspirational stories of faith.

A spark of light in the darkest hour - Sharry's Story

A violent, abusive marriage and unrelenting drug addiction left Sharry homeless and estranged from her family. Discover how God brought healing to Sharry and her entire family through the support of a church and local mission.

Basics Of Faith > Sin

After you say “I do…”

The idea of “cutting your losses and moving on” may work in the business world but it’s
an unhealthy mindset in a marriage. Shane and Tricia were on the brink of divorce when
they changed their minds, deciding to give their marriage another try. Then, after their
second child was born, an even bigger decision would change Shane’s life forever and
soon after, Tricia’s life as well. Discover the power of God to transform lives and a marriage.

“Lord, help me. Change his heart, I can’t do this.”–Carol & Doug’s Story

A new marriage often means months of matrimonial bliss for young couples. But for Doug and Carol, a surprise pregnancy drove a wedge between them and threatened everything they had hoped for. Discover the transformation God brought to their lives through the gift of a healthy baby girl.

We would like to thank Roger Kemp and Company for partnering with…

Finally, the freedom to talk about this–Lance & Shirley’s Story

There are decisions we make in life that have a much different outcome than what we were expecting. Lance and Shirley made a choice many years ago that left them longing to break through the quiet agony of abortion. Learn how one couple found hope and healing through God’s mercy and grace.

Find out more of what the Bible says…

Basics Of Faith > Spirit World

Spiritual Warfare, Addiction–LaVanna's Story

Few things are more painful than losing a loved one. When LaVanna lost her husband to cancer, the loneliness was overwhelming . . . 

Basics Of Faith > World Religions

Finding marital reconciliation at the cross of Christ–Gerrie and Clyde’s Story

When Gerrie eloped with Clyde, it seemed nothing in the world could break them apart. But when the demands of life pressed in, they began to drift away from their commitment. Learn how this struggling couple found peace and reconciliation for their marriage at the cross of Christ.

A lifeline for eternity–Shoa’s Story

Following an arranged marriage at 18, it wouldn’t take Shoa long to learn that her new husband had some violent tendencies. Learn how this former Muslim recounts her escape out of religious oppression and hatred and into the loving embrace of Jesus Christ.

Find out more of what the Bible says about "Religion or Christ? What’s the Difference?"

 

A life filled with confusion becomes a life filled with purpose–Carlos’ Story

Sometimes, it can be difficult to leave our old life behind. Carlos was brought up in Puerto Rico in a home that practiced witchcraft. As a teen he turned to drugs and . . .

Basics Of Faith > Worship

A Words To Live By Christmas featuring favorite holiday stories from the Our Daily Bread devotional

Enjoy a special edition of “Words To Live By” featuring heartwarming stories from the devotional “Our Daily Bread” . . .

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Join us for a special Christmas edition of “Words To Live By” as we bring to life the holiday music of the season . . .

Christmas Worship

A special presentation about the first Christmas through Scripture and song.