• Discovering God’s Purpose as Victim to Victor
    by Karl Sutton on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    “I had 911 on the phone, and fully expected to find a-a dead body there in the parking lot. Her body was broken and bruised and-and just not laying in a normal way, I thought there is no way that anyone would ever be able to get up and walk from something like this ever again. It was just the most traumatic thing I've ever seen in my life.”  On September 13, 2011, Eddie Wilson was returning to work after a walk on his lunch break, as he approached the building something caught his attention...

  • How Essential Oils Can Help Heal Your Body
    by Christy Biswell on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    HEALING POWER OF ESSENTIAL OILS Essential oils have been used since ancient times as natural remedies to enhance health and well-being. These oils are extracted directly from the bark, flowers, leaves, resins, and roots of plants. They are highly concentrated plant-based chemical compounds with healing abilities and a viable health care alternative to conventional medicine. “Just one drop of essential oil contains up to three hundred powerfully life-changing chemicals found naturally in plants...

  • 7 Signs You’re More Than Just Tired … You’re Burned Out
    by Carey Nieuwhof on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Ever wonder if you're burning out?  You’re not alone.  70% of adults in their twenties and thirties say they’ve experienced some symptoms of burnout. A recent Deloitte study revealed that 82% of senior executives finish work every day feeling emotionally and physically exhausted.  Maybe you're right on the edge of the cliff right now. Or maybe you're in free fall. So how do you know if you're more than just tired? How do you know if you're burning out? Fifteen years ago, I entered into the...

  • Ancient Diet Restores Man’s Health
    by Karl Sutton on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    “The results came back from my doctor and he said, 'Your kidneys are functioning at seven percent.' He told me if I didn't get a transplant I would probably die,” remembers Jerry Graver. He had been active and healthy for most of his life, but in late 2013 Jerry started having some concerning health issues, including a swollen abdomen. His wife Cheryl remembers their onset. “He kept getting worse. He was getting tired. Then he was getting nauseated quite a bit. And then he started vomiting and...

  • Dr. Ian Smith on “Fast Burn” 
    by Dr. Ian Smith on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Why Intermittent Fasting? Dr. Ian, as he likes to be called, has written 17 books about health, with an emphasis on healthy weight loss. In Fast Burn, his 20th book, his focus is on losing fat quickly and safely through intermittent fasting (IF). With IF being such a hot trend in weight loss management, Dr. Ian went “back to school,” so to speak, to study the effects of IF on the body, and how it’s best implemented. “The underlying weight loss principle of IF is to get our insulin levels low...

  • Stop Providing for Failure When You Want Success
    by Beth Livingston on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    If you wanted to rid your home of mice, you might set up a few traps, call an exterminator, and go through your cabinets and pantry to make sure there were no bags or boxes of food inviting the mice to stay. You might put all mouse-enticing morsels in a plastic container with a sealed cover or stick them in your refrigerator. You would do everything you could think of to make your home mouse-free if you really wanted to get rid of the mice. So why is it when people want to quit smoking, they...

  • The Quest for Winning Didn’t Satisfy Race Car Driver
    on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    “Only thing I wanted to do was race and I wanted to win,” says Brad McKenzie. “And that was who we was. We was racers and we wanted to win.” Growing up in Swainsboro, Georgia, Brad McKenzie couldn’t wait to race on the dirt track. It was in his blood. “It was just a family of racers. We grew up in the back of a truck out here at the racetrack, me and my brother,” says Brad. “That’s all we knew. And, you know, it’s kind of an expectation, almost like, you know, you’re gonna race. You know? And...

  • Three Keys to Prevent Relapse
    by Beth Livingston on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Do you want to be free from a habit or addiction without relapse? Then you must take action to prevent it from happening. Urges WILL come! You must plan to protect yourself.  A Lapse Is Not a Relapse Recovery from addictions is difficult and there may be moments when a person will revisit a behavior. A one-time lapse does not equal relapse. Relapse is when the addiction or unwanted behavior has taken place multiple times and is returning to its previous pattern in a person’s life. Too often...

  • Why Can't I Quit — for Good?
    by Beth Livingston on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Paul said it best, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.” Romans 7:15 NIV When we tell ourselves, “This is my last drink (or cigarette, bag of chips, time looking at porn, etc.),” we mean it. We intend to leave that out of our lives from that moment on. It's a firm decision. Then we go for a short time without it, and life gets too sad, dull, lonely, stressful, etc., and we go ahead and use or do whatever it is we said we were quitting. We...

  • Thankful for More Than Provision—For a Future and so much Hope
    on October 25, 2021 at 10:17 am

    Riverview, FL Joelle Allen has a job she loves with Lighthouse Gospel Mission, a ministry that partners with Operation Blessing. “Being able to work at a ministry like this where lives are being changed every day, I cannot tell you what a gift it is.” But things haven't always been easy. When Joelle first came to the ministry, she was a single mom seeking healing from a life of drug addiction and abuse. “Everything that I was trying to do fell apart.” As she turned her life around, she met her...