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Our guest on our Focus on the Family Broadcast “How a Dysfunctional Street Kid Became a Disciple of Jesus” is Greg Stier, an evangelist, author, and the founder of Dare2Share, a youth evangelism and leadership training ministry.Greg's life story is an amazing tale of how the Lord worked through his toxic upbringing to draw him to Christ.Greg grew up in a community in northern Denver that was a tinderbox of racial tension, and where fights, gunshots, and knifings were common.The post How a Dysfunctional Street Kid Became a Disciple of Jesus appeared first on Jim Daly.
Marriages everywhere are at risk because of one of the most powerful drugs known to man – called infatuation.Maybe you don't think of infatuation as a drug. But Dave Carder, who has spent the past 30 years studying the causes of infidelity, says infatuation is as powerful as any substance out there.If you think that's overstated, consider this: when someone walks away from their family for an affair, you probably ask yourself: “What were they thinking?”According to Dave, they weren't thinking.The post Friendship or Flirtation appeared first on Jim Daly.
Do you have a “barely enough” marriage?If so, would you like to have one that is “filled to the brim”?Those metaphors come to life in John 2:1-11, which tells the story of Jesus' miracle at the wedding at Cana. A man who was hosting a marriage celebration ran out of wine. At the urging of his mother, Jesus instructed the servants to fill six stone jars with water, each holding 20 to 30 gallons.The post Filling Your Marriage with God’s Best appeared first on Jim Daly.
Saturday night's horrific shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs exposes the evil and wickedness inside the human heart.We must condemn in the strongest terms possible the taking of innocent life. Our hearts break for those families who have lost loved ones and who are suffering this unimaginable tragedy. We pray for them. And now the work turns to law enforcement who are tasked with investigating and determining the motive behind this senseless violence.? We pray for peace and for the welfare of our city.The post Jim Daly Statement on Colorado Springs Shooting appeared first on Jim Daly.
This holiday season, give yourself a special gift: take a deep breath, relax, and laugh at yourself.When I think of seeing the funny side of life, I think of Bill who wanted to cook his family the greatest Thanksgiving meal ever. Instead of a traditional dinner from the kitchen oven, he decided to cook the turkey on his new grill outside, a fancy built-in connected to the house's gas line. He spent weeks planning the menu, and when the big day arrived, he executed it flawlessly.The post History’s Most Expensive Turkey appeared first on Jim Daly.
You want people to like you. We all do. Disapproval from others is not comfortable, so most of us put our best foot forward in ways that we believe others will approve. The Bible also instructs us to guard against selfishness, to sacrifice our own desires on behalf of others.But when do we cross the line between serving others and becoming a “people pleaser”? Discerning between what's healthy and unhealthy is murky for many people, which is why we've invited our good friend Dr.The post Making Helpful Changes in Your Communication appeared first on Jim Daly.
I'm an extrovert. I love to talk. But some people run into brick walls at the end of the day. They drag themselves into the house each night, and dread what's coming: their spouse asking, “How was your day?” Their mind goes blank, or they groan at the thought of having to explain everything that happened at work.Most couples need more than a simple reminder to talk more, they need a plan. So, here are a couple of practical ideas you and your spouse can put into practice tonight.The post When the Talking Gets Tough appeared first on Jim Daly.
As you read this today, you may have a prodigal child who is in trouble, or in danger. They're seemingly lost in bad friends, bad choices, and bad consequences. Your other children feel left behind in the wake of their sibling's chaos. And you're questioning where you went wrong.Few things are as painful as children who turn away from their family and the values they were taught. The deeper the pain, the harder hope is to find.The post Removing Barriers Between You and Your Prodigal Child appeared first on Jim Daly.
With the economy still troubled and unemployment figures struggling to right themselves, thankfulness may be in short supply for many Americans this year. The early Pilgrims encountered extreme hardship as well. But their response is instructive.The Pilgrims' effort to colonize America was fraught with challenge from the moment they stepped foot on the Mayflower. The journey across the Atlantic Ocean took 65 days in cold, damp, and miserable conditions. A number of the passengers became ill, and one person died before they reached the shore of their new home.The post A Day of Thanks appeared first on Jim Daly.
Happy Thanksgiving!The Bible has a lot to say about giving thanks. We're encouraged to “give thanks to the Lord” (1 Chronicles 16:34), to pray “with thanksgiving” (Philippians 4:6), and to receive God's provision “with thanksgiving” (1 Timothy 4:4). We're also told that our generosity in Christ stirs up responses of thanksgiving in others (2 Corinthians 9:11), spreading gratitude for God outward.Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the blessings the Lord has given us and to express our gratitude for His bountiful grace and mercy.The post Reflecting on Our Blessings at Thanksgiving appeared first on Jim Daly.
Fudgeamentals of Melville, New York has voluntarily recalled one lot of Chocolate Fudge Bites packaged in 8 oz. plastic containers. The Chocolate Fudge Bites products may contain Chocolate Walnut Fudge Bites products instead, resulting in the presence of undeclared tree nut (walnut) ingredient. The
My daughter loves crafts, but I struggle to come up with them, but in this Ivy Kids review, we’ll see how this struggle solved!Seriously, our art room is filled with construction paper, paints, brushes, scissors, glue, chalk pastels, and everything else needed for craft time. I usually give her free reign over what she wants […]The post Ivy Kids Review and Giveaway- STEM & Literature Subscription Boxes appeared first on Hip Homeschool Moms.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Artri Ajo King, a product promoted and sold for joint pain and arthritis on various websites, including amazon.com, and possibly in some retail stores.
The Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Sangter Natural Male Energy Supplement, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various websites and possibly in some retail stores.
Library Celebrates Successful Literacy Practices with 2022 Literacy Award WinnersIn celebration of the 2022 Literacy Awards winners and honorees, the Library of Congress will present a five-part webinar series to begin next month. A video and Story Map that are now available explore the impact of this year’s winners and honorees on individuals around the world through their successful literacy programs. Click here for more information.? You are subscribed to Latest News from the Library of Congress.
The new Emmett Till film tells a story of racial apathy that still haunts the church today.
If you have a teenager who's not working a job, the question is, “Why?” Working a job will bring out qualities in your teenager that you won't always see from them at home.When teenagers work – whether it's scooping ice cream, working the drive-thru at a fast-food place, or cashiering at a grocery store – they're developing valuable life skills. They'll learn to submit to authority and to handle responsibly when they're in charge. They'll learn how to serve others and to be accountable for their choices.The post Get a Job appeared first on Jim Daly.
Relationships are the most rewarding experiences this side of heaven. But any relationship can present challenges. And when they do, the best approach for restoring peace and harmony is boundaries.God himself demonstrated why and how to create boundaries. He gave Adam and Eve just one: Don't eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17). It communicated four important ideas about relationships:Boundaries define and protect freedom. God's boundary protected Adam and Eve for their own good.The post Setting Boundaries in Your Most Difficult Relationships appeared first on Jim Daly.
“Every Election represents a referendum on the past and present as well as a projection of the hopes and dreams for the future. While results are still coming in and many questions remain as of this Wednesday morning, it’s clear to me that our charge as Christian citizens remains strong.? ? “We are people of love and hope, and we have a responsibility to share Christ’s Good News with our family, neighbors and co-workers. We must demonstrate these Gospel principles by our actions and our speech.The post Jim Daly Statement on Midterm Election Results? appeared first on Jim Daly.
Most self-help advice focuses on the future – on what will be. Set goals. Plan ahead. Dream of where you wish you were instead of where you are.Those are great ideas but let me share just one word of caution: don't focus so intently on your future that you forget to be engaged right here, right now. This moment may never come again.The importance of appreciating the moment is illustrated in the life of Wally Pipp, a man you probably won't recognize unless you're a major league baseball historian.The post Appreciate the Moment appeared first on Jim Daly.
What's your ideal image of the perfect parent?Is it a mom pulling fresh-baked cookies out of the oven right as her children come home from school?Is it a dad in the yard with a couple of baseball mitts and a ball, inviting his son to come out and play?Or maybe you imagine someone who's never too busy, who never raises their voice, and who never gets annoyed or distracted.Authors Brandon and Analyn Miller remember a season of their parenting when nothing seemed to get them closer to their ideal vision of parenting despite access to an abundance of advice and parenting resources.The post Identifying Your Strengths as a Parent appeared first on Jim Daly.
On this Veterans Day, I would like to pay tribute to a dear friend, a former longtime Focus on the Family board member, and a remarkable man who embodies the motto of the Marine Corps, Semper Fidelis – “Always faithful.”Tony Wauterlek, now 85, served for five years as a captain in the United States Marine Corps. A pilot with the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, he flew jet fighters between 1960 and 1965.? It might surprise you to learn that until Tony signed up to serve following his graduation from the University of Illinois, he had never flown in an airplane.The post Veterans Day 2022: Honoring My Friend & Marine Corps Captain Tony Wauterlek? appeared first on Jim Daly.
Today, on a special Veteran's Day edition of our Focus on the Family Broadcast titled “Honoring America's Veterans,” we're raising the flag in honor of those military families who paid the ultimate sacrifice so that you and I might celebrate freedom.Every American, regardless of your political or social views, owes a debt of gratitude to the generations of military personnel who have helped secure our freedom and keep it for nearly 250 years.The post Honoring America’s Veterans appeared first on Jim Daly.
Join the Library of Congress for an online research sprint with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) for their History Unfolded project on November 14, 2022, 6:00-8:00 PM EST (US and Canada). Search the Library’s historic American newspaper collection, Chronicling America, to find out what people knew and how they reacted to the events leading up to and during the Holocaust.Staff from the Library of Congress will present the Library’s historic newspaper archive, Chronicling America, and demonstrate how to use the advanced search functions. Staff from USHMM will introduce the History Unfolded project, which investigates U.S. press coverage of several Holocaust-related events. They will instruct participants on how to submit relevant newspaper articles to the History Unfolded database. Following the presentations there will be time to conduct your own research and upload findings to History Unfolded.Request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected] here for more information and to register for the webinar.