This is one of three interviews in the series about how to be content while being single. In this one, Stephen walks us through what it took for him to find his wonderful wife. I don't remember ever hearing a more sincere and honest expose of the inner struggles a young person goes through in trying to balance the desire to get married and the desire to do things right. The nuggets of wisdom that he shares as he reflects on his single life are priceless.
Contentment: A Journey with Singleness
This is one of three interviews in the series about how to be content while being single. In this one, Vicki discusses two seasons of singleness. First, after high school, when all her friends were getting married, she had to wrestle against the urge to get married too quickly to the wrong person. Then, after being married for 32 years, she lost her husband in a sudden and tragic motorcycle accident. This time, she wrestled with grief to the point that she only wanted to die and join her husband. In both cases, her walk with God brought her to a place of peace and contentment.
Contentment: While Serving God
This is one of three interviews in the series about how to be content while being single. In this one, we hear from two people who were so joyfully involved in Christian ministry that they weren't expecting to find a life partner and get married when they met. They make finding the right spouse seem easy, although we know it's not. Perhaps their story of following hard after God should be the rule rather than the exception.
This is an amazing true story of how a friend of mine was able to help rescue her brother out of a desperate situation. He was in prison far away for having murdered a police officer, and had no one who cared about him. Five years ago, his sister led a campaign to raise money to get him transferred to Oklahoma and many loving people helped make this possible. The police officer's family forgave him and helped appeal for the transfer. Here, he found love, support, and new life in Christ.
In this video story, Bud and Linda talk about problems that could have ended their marriage. It was little stuff, but typical of what often happens. They considered divorce. No one person was there to come to their rescue. Independently, they each figured out how to do the right thing.
From Near Disaster to Everlasting Love
how Bud and Linda faced struggles early in their marriage
Mike and Marilyn have a lifetime of service to God. Marilyn shares her personal experience of how she began the Christian life. Mike shares how they are continuing to be actively engaged in ministry after retirement.
Karen is a Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker, as well as a writer for Encouragement For Today, their online devotions that reach over one million women daily. She has authored eight books including the popular LET. IT. GO: How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith and her new release KEEP IT SHUT: What to Say, How to Say It and When to Say Nothing at All, both which include a companion DVD Bible study series. Karen has been a guest on national media outlets including The 700 Club, At Home Live, FamilyLife, Engaging Women, The Harvest Show, Moody Midday Connection, and Focus on the Family.
I remember how, over forty years ago, God blessed this church in Colon, Michigan, where my husband and I were serving. This year, some former members got together with me around a dining room table to reminisce about that exciting time and how it changed our lives. One lady, who had lived with us for a while, and a few others who were still in the area agreed to get together. This is how discipleship works. All these ladies are still growing and being used to serve God in unique ways!
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Reminiscing about a Dynamic Church in Lansing
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Over thirty years ago, God blessed this church in Lansing, Michigan, where I, Pat, and my husband were serving. This summer, I contacted some former members Trent and Patsy, who graciously opened their church for an informal reunion. Trent is the pastor of River's Edge Community Church in Lansing and Director of Lansing Youth For Christ. We met with other former members to reminisce about the exciting times and how God changed all our lives. I was so disappointed that not everyone knew we were in town, because I really wanted to see all of the active former members one more time.
Listening to this, my present husband commented that the experiences reminded him of the church in Acts, where people came alive in Christ, and then dispersed to different churches where they continue to serve Him today.
Well done, good and faithful followers of our Risen Savior, who continues to work in all those who love Him, preparing us for spending an eternity with Him!