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  • Fighting Off a Gambling Addiction

    Rachel Chimits
    October 31, 2019

    One woman felt that lottery tickets offered hope that life had denied her until members of the church helped her find peace in better sources.

    As soon as someone mentions “addiction,” most people automatically think of drugs or alcohol. Those two substances, however, only represent a fraction of potential addictions that can entangle people.

  • Investigating a Fall From Grace

    Rachel Chimits
    October 29, 2019

    A church leader in India is helping one family find purpose and unity after their son was snared by despair and addiction.

    Very little can be harder for a loving parent than seeing their child choose a self-destructive lifestyle.

    For one mother and father in India, they watched in despair as their oldest son seemed to swerve deliberately away from the model they had set in their own household onto the path to indolence and addiction.

  • Church Kids Need Action and Faith

    Rachel Chimits
    October 28, 2019

    Many Christian youth groups see poor retention rates, so how do we help the kids who seem to float in and out of church?

    I watched a lot of teenagers that I’d grown up beside in our church’s youth ministry walk away from Christianity. A lot of them—almost all of them, actually—were “good kids” too.

  • When Church Leaders Stand Alone

    Rachel Chimits
    October 22, 2019

    October is Clergy Appreciation Month, and we want to encourage believers to take this opportunity to show their support for their church leaders.

    In one of his sermons, the pastor of my church talked about an unusual flight he’d had that year. He was talking with the two people in his row; inevitably, one asked what he did for a living, and he explained that he was a pastor.

    They were polite but obviously a little uneasy, and the conversation petered off.

  • Praying for America and the West

    World Challenge Staff
    October 21, 2019

    World Challenge is launching several, new domestic ministries to bless people here in the United States.

    Life’s hardships, heartaches and trauma often lead to deeper heart problems such as addictions, marriage and family crises, depression, isolation, anger or even dread of living.

  • When We Catch on Fire

    Rachel Chimits
    October 18, 2019

    No one likes to feel fear or the crushing pressure of life, but these experiences can help move us closer to God like nothing else will.

    If you like conspiracy theories, be ye warned that Amazon keeps track of everything down to the lines you highlight in your Kindle books.