I STILL BELIEVE

 

I STILL BELIEVE

Train up a child in the way he should go,

And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6

New Movie Gives Hope to Parents

In I STILL BELIEVE, the new movie from the creators of I Can Only Imagine, we meet Jeremy Camp (played by KJ Apa)—long before he becomes a chart-topping singer. In fact, when we first meet Jeremy, he’s getting ready to head across country to start college in California.

Jeremy’s parents, Tom and Terri (played by Gary Sinise and Shania Twain), are hard-working people of faith living in small-town mid-America.

Like parents everywhere, seeing their son off to college is emotionally challenging for Tom and Terri. But as they bid their son farewell at the bus depot, they don’t focus on their loss; instead, they bless him with a gift that will help launch his journey: a brand-new guitar.

In the movie, we see the Camps have two other sons, including the youngest who has physical challenges. Their journey is...

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Transform Me

TRANSFORM ME

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest." - Matthew 11:28

ARE YOU READY FOR GOD TO TRANSFORM YOU?

Everyone loves a good transformation story and we all love the idea of transformation. We believe the reason we all love these types of stories is that, deep down, there are things about us that we dream about being different some day. We want our own transformation story. God desires to give you hope as you face life challenges, problems, difficult trials and to transform you.

The good news for us is that God specializes in redemption and transformation. He takes that which was lost and restores it. He takes that which was dead and gives it life. He takes that which had no hope and rewrites its story. This is our God! As you pray today, ask God boldly to transform the thing inside you that you choose to see changed forever!   Our Women of Faith Keys for Living resources are designed to...

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Overcoming the Past - Be an Overcomer

Overcoming the Past - Be an Overcomer

True love for God means obeying his commands, and his commands don’t weigh us down as heavy burdens. You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world.

1 John 5:3-4

The rear view mirror of our life holds many things. Looking into the rear view mirror of life can be motivating and awakening if there have been intentional steps taken on our journey! Sometimes the rear view mirror can be anxiety producing and cause us to put up protective barriers to keep ourselves mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually safe. These barriers seem to keep us safe from the traumatic experiences that have been neatly tucked away with no intention of uncovering. This can be a trap that keeps us from growth and the abundance that God wants for us.

Maybe you have experienced an event in your life that created scars that sometimes seem to be impossible to overcome. They also can leave us...

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A Covenant To Have and to Hold

A Covenant To Have and to Hold

Time, effort, and meticulous planning go into the wedding and what about the marriage? Maybe you’re cynical about marriage because of the failed marriages you see around you. Maybe your own marriage has deflated and your hope of ever having a fulfilling marriage relationship has disappeared.

The Keys for Living will help you come to appreciate marriage as the purposeful covenant relationship God intends for it to be. Learn how to find your identity in Christ—not in your mate, discuss tangible ways to improve your marriage, and discover how male and female differences bring balance to the marriage relationship.

What Is God’s Pattern for Marriage?

“A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.”  Genesis 2:24-25

What Are God’s Purposes for Marriage?

God has a unique purpose for the...

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The Vows We Make Before The Marriage Vows

A Vow Is A promise or oath.  These vows may seem very similar to the vows that you exchanged on your wedding day. “I, take thee, to be my wedded husband/wife, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, according to God’s holy ordinance; and thereto I pledge thee my faith [or] pledge myself to you.”

There is a lot of rich content in the typical Christian Marriage Vows including implied sacrifices that may stretch the average human to the brink of questioning what they have gotten themselves into. It can seem that we commit to these vows without really acknowledging how they actually play out during the course of marriage. This is very reminiscent of the vows that we made during our growing up years.

To learn more on building a thriving marriage or simply considering marriage, here are several resources available:

CONSIDERING MARRIAGE

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Confronting the Heart of a Critic

Confronting the Heart of a Critic

Is someone in your life overly critical of you or unusually harsh with you? Maybe it’s someone close—a spouse, a boss, a friend, a parent. If you’ve been at the receiving end of caustic words and attitudes, or if you recognize having the heart of a critic yourself, God’s Word offers practical solutions to such critical clamor.

The phrase, “Sticks and stones may break my bones and words can never hurt me!” couldn’t be further from the truth. Words can be catastrophic, tearing through your heart like a tornado roaring down a residential street. While there may not be any visible destruction, the damage to your spirit can be just as devastating as a row of demolished homes.

Although the initial sting of harsh words is evident, you may be unaware of the lingering effects. Overly critical words leave you with hurt feelings and a poor self-image. Being wounded by someone with a critical...

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JONAH: More Than a Whale of a Tale

Who doesn’t know Jonah?  While at first glance we think of it as the tale of a whale, it’s really a story of God’s heart toward the nations.  God uses this timeless story to challenge us to His most important commitment – reaching the nations with the news of His love and forgiveness.  Even if they are our archenemies, He wants us to go there and tell them of the wonderful grace of Jesus…greater than all our sin.

Jesus Himself summed up the story of Jonah as He left this earth.  It’s recorded in the last two verses of Matthew 28: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations.”  He had a plan for Jonah, and that same plan is for us.

From Women of Faith Devotional Bible.  Copyright © 2003 (Thomas Nelson, Inc.)  Used by permission.

 

 

 

Women of Faith is a global ministry, specializing in the use of all forms of media & technology, as a conduit to connect people to...

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LOOKING THROUGH THE LENS OF ANGER

Looking through the Lens of Anger

"In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold.”

(Ephesians 4:26–27)

Anger is a God-given emotion, yet many believe anger is always negative, always a sin. We stuff it, hide it, avoid it, and deny it. Hidden anger only fuels the fire inside. These Keys for Living will help you identify the four sources of anger and learn how to apply the quick answer to anger. You will also find biblical solutions for resolving past anger and practical tools to identify triggers, handle angry people, and act rather than react in volatile situations.

  • Anger is appropriate at certain times.
  • Anger must be resolved, or it becomes sinful.
  • Anger can be curtailed.
  • Anger, if not stopped, can be used by Satan.
  • Anger, if prolonged, gives ground to Satan.

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to...

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ARE YOU READY TO BE EQUIPPED TO FULLY TELL YOUR STORY...

ARE YOU READY TO BE EQUIPPED TO FULLY TELL YOUR STORY...

WITH IMPACT?

ALL FOR GOD'S GLORY!

Did you know your personal faith story is able to be used powerfully by God?

Your story is the most powerful story you will ever tell.

Let's Tell Your Story...

We thank you for your interest in either sharing your story or in participating in the Story Workshop.  Many of you have shared how you desire to share your story and you have no idea where to begin.  Then there are those of you who have a story and are afraid to share it because of past hurts. 

With our available resources and the Story Workshop, we are able to walk with you step by step, in crafting your story and in overcoming any fear or shame with your story or in sharing it with others.  We are a community and we are able to walk arm in arm, each step of the way, so in the end you are encouraged and equipped and are able to share your story with confidence and to achieve impact. All for God’s...

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I STILL BELIEVE - The Heart of the Story

 

I STILL BELIEVE

One love can change your life. One life can change the world. From the creators of I Can Only Imagine comes an inspiring love story for the ages. Rediscover the wonder of love in I STILL BELIEVE, based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp.

Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise, I STILL BELIEVE is directed by Jon and Andrew Erwin, produced by Kevin Downes, with the screenplay by Jon Erwin and Jon Gunn.

I STILL BELIEVE is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life’s storms, true hope can be found. Get tickets today and see I STILL BELIEVE in theaters everywhere beginning March 13.

Tickets Available Now!

 

 

 

Women of Faith is a global ministry, providing digital media, resources and events to encourage and equip women to experience a deeper relationship with Jesus.  Initiatives and programs allow women to be reached with the Word of God. Various media and events are utilized in...

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