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Nothing can separate us from the love of God

On this edition of Words to Live By you’ll hear stories from two women who desperately needed the assurance of God’s love in the midst of their pain. The childhood abuse that caused brain trauma thrust LaKisha into a lifelong battle with clinical depression. And Amy’s family cared for her mother, who struggled with
schizophrenia. Discover how they learned that nothing…

From shattered to secure

As a wife, Carol experienced her worst fear, her husband’s infidelity. And while it caused deep emotional pain for her and her three sons, she would discover that there is life after adultery. And not just life; but abundant life. One that’s filled with God’s redemptive purposes. Discover hope after heartbreak. And how nothing can separate you from God’s love.

Our fight is not against flesh and blood . . .

Ephesians 6:12 tells us: “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the
spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” Steeped in the occult and a life of crime,
Carlos wasn’t even sure God existed. Kathy’s mother mixed Christianity with the occult
leaving Kathy fearful…

You’re never too far from God’s mercy

Is there anyone beyond God’s reach? Both Chuck and Ruben grew up in homes where
drugs and alcohol were abused. Their usage and poor choices eventually resulted in
their arrests. Yet God found a way to meet each of them at their greatest point of need.
Discover how God’s grace is able to penetrate even the hardest of hearts.

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.

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.

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.

"I need a Jesus like that!" – John and Anna's Story

John had heard about various religions throughout his life and believed they were “all good” as long
as they let him live life his way. John and his wife, Anna, describe how the truth of God’s Word pierced their hearts and transformed their lives and marriage.

Finding peace from the rage within

An abusive childhood left John with deep emotional wounds, which festered into a simmering rage that followed him into adulthood and marriage. Tony grew up feeling unwanted and unloved. Even after marrying and starting a family of his own, his anger led to verbal and physical abuse. But God can restore even the hardest of hearts as well as marriages and families.