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1/1 MAKING YOUR LIFE COUNT
How are you making an impact in your world? Join STEVE DOUGLASS to hear examples of how each of us can make a difference.
Singer TIM TIMMONS considers his battle with cancer to be a gift from God, and he’s making his life count, despite his diagnosis. He says that for him, it’s all about perspective.
1/5 PRAYER RESPONSE
As followers of Christ, praying for your community is essential. PHIL MIGLIORATTI of Mission America reminds us that God responds to prayer.
1/6 REAL CONNECTIONS
Musical artist MANWELL REYES (of Group 1 Crew) knows that being “real” with people is a great way to connect. He tells us why.
1/7 CONFINING FREEDOM
JONI TADA knows firsthand what it's like to be confined to a wheelchair, and she knows very well how to share God’s love with people in similar situations. She gives us practical ways to make them feel included.
1/8 KNOW YOUR FLAWS
So, how can you grow in grace and in your relationship with God and others? Well, PAUL TRIPP says acknowledging your flaws can be a great “first step”
1/11 BETTER PLAN
God’s greater plan for your life can sometimes suddenly appear out of nowhere. When CALEB CASTILLE heeded a message from his dad, a process began that changed his life dramatically.
1/12 EXPERIENTIAL HELP
JESSICA BOEDING has been amazed at how God has used experiences in her life to help others around her. She learned that by naturally sharing certain aspects of those experiences, God could use her to make a difference in the lives of friends.
1/13 LIFE-CHANGING PRAYER
Prayer can make a huge difference, can’t it? ADAM STADTMILLER knows about the lifechanging power of prayer.
We could all use some encouragement this New Year. Well, encouraging women is something CHRISTIN DITCHFIELD loves to do.
1/15 PRAYER PRESENCE
God is always there for you through prayer. And that’s something JODI WALLACE loves to share with people. She learned very early on that prayer makes a huge difference.
1/18 FAITH SHARING
When ROB TOWNSEND came to know the Lord, he could not wait to begin sharing his new-found faith with his siblings.
1/19 TRULY CARING
So just how can you show people that you truly care about them? Well, according to JOY DAVIS... by praying for them! She describes what this might look like.
As we grow in our relationship with Christ, we tend to grow closer together in our marital relationship as well. DR GARY CHAPMAN discusses relationships.
1/21 NEIGHBORHOOD LIGHT
How would Jesus be a light in your neighborhood? JOANI SCHULTZ says that living like Jesus is attractive to those around you, and it's one way to really make your life count.
1/22 SPECIAL NEEDS
Singer AARON SHUST knows the challenges that come with having a special needs child. He knows how important giving and receiving encouragement is for families facing these challenges. He shares how looking to God and to others has been reassuring for him.
1/25 PURPOSEFUL PLACE
Have you ever considered the fact you do not live where you do by chance, but that God has placed you there to be a Light to your neighborhood? Sharing life with neighbors is a priority for JOAN PARSONS.
1/26 DANIEL'S TRIALS
When you go through adversities in life, you may think of the Old Testament character Job as an example to follow. But in one difficult period of WAYNE HASTINGS' life, it was the character Daniel, and not Job, that really spoke to Wayne.
Are you transparent with your experiences in life? JOANNE ELLISON knows that being vulnerable can be a great bridge to share Christ!
1/28 CLOSE RELATIONSHIP
Growing closer in relationship with Jesus Christ is something we all want to do, right? For COLIN MILLAR prayer is a great starting point.
It’s easy to overlook the needs people have around us, isn’t it? Pastor and author MAX LUCADO gives us some encouraging ideas.
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1/1 NEW CREATION
We are “made new” in Jesus Christ! What a great thought and cause for thanksgiving this New Year! KAY ARTHUR encourages us with God's Word.
1/4 DIVINE APPOINTMENTS
Divine appointments can happen anytime or anywhere. And as MAJOR THOMAS HUNDLEY explains, caring is a great way to connect with people.
PETER CHIN's wife had been diagnosed with cancer. They were expecting their third child and it was a real possibility that he would lose one or the other, or both. But he gained a new understanding of God’s goodness—despite trying to understand “why.”
1/7 EVANGELISTIC PRAYER
How can we pray more effectively for people to know Christ? Cru’s ANDREA BUCZNSKI offers us three suggestions.
1/8 GOD’S PLAN
God really does work in amazing ways … through prayer. JEFF TODD shares a personal story.
1/11 CREATIVE CREATION
You may not think of yourself as creative, but you've been made in the image of your Creator. So how can that truth impact your prayers? KELLY O'DELL STANLEY describes her upside-down prayer life.
1/12 SHARING THRU FILM
Stories are a great way to connect with people. Film producer CAROL SPANN MATHEWS talks about the importance of sharing your experiences.
1/13 LIFE LESSONS
Sometimes God teaches us things in pretty unexpected ways. RANDY DRAPER gives a few examples.
We've all done things we’re not proud of, but God’s grace is a refreshing reminder that He cares for us... no matter what. DEVI TITUS gives her thoughts.
1/15 CREATIVE CARING
Being available to minister to people… there are so many ways to do that these days. NEED HIM’s DREW DICKENS explains.
1/18 CASUAL ENCOUNTERS
Casual conversations can be life-changing encounters. STEVE DOUGLASS was sitting next to Ynez on a recent flight to Orlando. She felt like serious Christians were negative and against the things she considered normal growing up.
1/19 READY & AVAILABLE
You just never know when or where God might give you an opportunity to share Him with someone.NANCY WILSON tells how God led her to speak with a man at a gas station.
Mother/daughter disagreements... They happen from time to time, don’t they? DARLENE BROCK describes one such instance.
1/21 KIDS AND STORIES
VeggieTales creator MIKE NAWROCKI knows the important role stories can play in communicating truth to kids of all ages.
Investing in people is a great way to shine Christ’s light! BILL MUIR discusses the importance of mentoring.
We all face storms in life sometimes. TRAVIS THRASHER shares how he’s found comfort in the face of adversity.
1/26 GOD’S WORKS
So, what has God done in your life? Perhaps what you're thinking about right now is what God would have you share with the people you meet. MICHAEL MILTON elaborates.
1/27 UNFORGIVENESS IS TOXIC
Choosing to forgive, just as Christ forgives, really does open the door to freedom! But unforgiveness can be toxic. DEBORAH PEGUES (Pea-Gay) describes how unforgiveness can hinder your prayers.
1/28 POWER OF PRAYER
How about a prescription for life change? Pharmacy technician turned pastor, PAUL HAROUTUNIAN tells a unique story.
1/29 NICK OF TIME
For DANA SIMONS, who is Jewish, her faith in Jesus Christ caused some problems with her family. She discusses how God was able to use her to share Christ with her parents... just in the nick of time.