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John Stonestreet, president of the Colson Center and host of "BreakPoint," tells how advancements are changing our society for the good and bad. Stonestreet reminds listeners we aren't the first generation to face a broken culture. Believers have to decide how to interact within society, and how to live out their convictions despite the world's brokenness.
Author Sally Lloyd-Jones tells about her calling as a children's author and stresses the importance of reading and connecting with children. In her latest book, "Baby Wren and the Great Gift," a tiny wren is in awe of the incredible creatures that surround her, all the while wishing she had a special gift to share. As she marvels at the beauty around her, she discovers a unique talent that's been inside her all along.
Popular children's author Sally Lloyd-Jones gets us in the spirit of the holidays by recalling the Christmases of her youth in Africa and England. Her book, "Song of the Stars," recounts the birth of Christ.
Ann Voskamp, author of "The Broken Way," shares her heart for the suffering Christian refugees in Iraq. Voskamp talks about the thrill of "giving it forward." Whether it's through a smile, a financial blessing, or a cup of cold water to someone who's thirsty, we can always find ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Ann Voskamp, a wife and mother of seven, talks about the meaninglessness of creating a bucket list with exotic places to visit when God calls believers to empty their bucket on others by showering them with love and good deeds. Voskamp elaborates on the beauty of a life poured out on behalf of our ultimate treasure-Jesus Christ.
Best-selling author Ann Voskamp talks about the blessing of thanking God in the hard times. She recalls her earliest memory of seeing her sister killed in a farm accident. The pain and fear of that experience caused her to cut herself in her teen years. Voskamp reminds us that God loves us in and through our brokenness, and it is from that place of brokenness that we can give thanks most powerfully.
Lou Priolo, biblical counselor and author of "Resolving Conflict," reminds us that when facing conflict, nothing is more important than patience. Priolo defines patience as the ability to accept a difficult situation from the Lord, to suffer long, and to endure. We need to be as patient with others as God is with us, realizing that our spouse-or our circumstances-won't likely change overnight.
A proud person always sees the speck in another's eye while never seeing his own sin, but that dynamic only intensifies conflict. Biblical counselor Lou Priolo opens the Scriptures to Ephesians 4 to understand the benefits of humility and gentleness when resolving conflict. A humble person doesn't seek revenge, and he looks at himself first and asks for forgiveness for how he has failed to live up to God's standard.
Sometimes the way to peace is through conflict. Christian counselor Lou Priolo encourages listeners not to shy away from conflict, but to face it head on, knowing that's the only way we can finally gain resolution and peace. Lou gives examples from his own marriage on how his wife sometimes gently confronts him. The key is communicating with love, not anger or sarcasm.
Give the gift that can't be bought and wrapped. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that Christmas is the perfect time to tell others about Jesus, especially your children. For the past six years, Ever Thine Home® has created unique Christmas ornaments that reveal who Christ is. Lane shares how hiding this year's new star ornaments for her girls to find is a fun way to teach them about Jesus, the Bright and Morning Star.
There's more to the holidays than just baking cookies and shopping. Barbara Rainey, founder of Ever Thine Home®, and co-worker Tracy Lane share new resources that point to the real meaning of Christmas. Lane, a mother of two, tells how her kids love decorating the tree, and how the new Ever Thine Home ornaments give her children a hands-on way of understanding who Jesus really is.
It's Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Thanksgiving celebration is about to begin. Pilgrims adorned in black hats and buckles are sitting down to a bountiful feast with their new friends, the Wampanoag Indians. Before them is a table decked with turkeys, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie... This is the Thanksgiving we all imagine, but is this what really happened? Barbara Rainey and history professor Tracy McKenzie take us on a fascinating journey through history to shed light on the real first Thanksgiving and the intriguing people we call the Pilgrims.
Pilgrims. Who were they, really? Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, and Barbara Rainey take us back to the 1600s to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. It was here, they tell us, that the Pilgrims first planned their exodus from England to Holland, and eventually, Massachusetts. Find out more about these people and their incredible journey.
For Dennis Rainey, life messages are not clever marketing decisions. They are bedrock beliefs founded on Scripture that he has lived out in ever increasing measure over more than four decades of ministry. Today we'll explore key themes from Dennis' life, including five key steps to manhood, the meaning of courage, and the power of the fifth commandment.
Barbara Rainey has exerted a quiet influence over the life of her husband for more than four decades. Take a peek into key moments where Barbara's influence translated into very real and life changing choices for the ministry of FamilyLife, from championing the unique role of women in marriage to living out adoption as a personal value.
Raising children in a world where the limelight is ever-present can be unwelcome and unhelpful. Fortunately for Dennis and Barbara Rainey, the remedy was simple and effective. Live humbly and openly, and don't pressure your kids to be anything other than who they are. Join us for a look back at parenting, Rainey style.
For almost a decade, the Green family has been quietly pursuing a dream. Their dream? To build a museum in the heart of our nation's capitol that exalts and explains the profound influence of the Bible both on our national consciousness and on the history of world civilization. That dream has been realized as the doors open at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, shares the story behind the Museum of the Bible live on location at the grand opening.
Are your chilldren growing up, or are they just getting older? Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska says there's a vital difference, and in many cases that difference can be measured by the thickness of the calluses on your children's hands. Senator Sasse explores the vital role that challenging work plays in the formation of healthy adults in a special live broadcast from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.
When it comes to raising our children to become, healthy functional adults, a "DNA of adulthood" is necessary. Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska, explains how that DNA is rapidly disappearing from our culture, and that the skills required for adulthood that we once assumed would transfer automatically must now be deliberately re-taught to an entire generation.
Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep Christ at the center of your family celebrations. From hanging ornaments that beautifully reflect the names of Christ to beginning new Christmas traditions, Rainey and Dries tell what they do to keep the holidays meaningful.