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Total Confidence in God eliminates this lady’s fear of cancer

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Total Confidence in God eliminates this lady’s fear of cancer

The fear, the breathless anxiety I was so used to was totally absent. I saw the solid substance of peace in her eyes as she smiled at me.


I sat at the nurse’s station reviewing my first patient of the day. I flipped through her chart as the techs prepared her for the procedure. Nothing special. She was a 56 year old lady from Bradenton, Florida, who had a coin-sized mass seen in one of her lungs on a routine chest x-ray. Using computed tomography I had been requested by her referring physician to get a piece of tissue from the nodule to be examined under a microscope, by the pathologist to determine histologically if the growth was benign or malignant. Having reviewed her history and her routine chest films, I walked into the procedure room to introduce myself, explain the procedure and answer any questions she might have.

I found...

Chalkboard holds perfect response before question asked

How Jesus Speaks to Us

Chalkboard holds perfect response before question asked

It felt like a direct answer to my question. I felt a feeling of caring towards me from a being greater than me, a being who was capable of knowing my thoughts, and lining up events to help me understand that this was an intentional event.


When I was in my early 20's I went every Friday to a folk dancing event in the Old Main building on the campus of Wayne State University. I was not a committed...

God told Greg Boyd: "This is the last night my children will spend in a shelter!"

Sound of God's Voice

God told Greg Boyd: "This is the last night my children will spend in a shelter!"

And then, as I got into my car, I felt the strongest word from God I'd ever felt. It was just short of audible, and just shy of ominous. "This is the last night my children will spend in a shelter! Find them a home by tomorrow evening!" This was not a suggestion! I knew I had no choice."


In January of 2003, Greg Boyd of St. Paul Minnesota was at a church service when a distraught Nigerian...

How God provided an alternative to suicide in a most unusual circumstance

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How God provided an alternative to suicide in a most unusual circumstance

One morning, a number of years back, I made plans for my suicide. That very afternoon I met Jesus Christ in a way that changed my whole life forever.


I grew up in an environment that taught me to compete, to strive, to overachieve. As an adult this same attitude marked my life. Even after I was married and had children, my self-worth came from my job. I watched others succeed, and saw that their success lead to more...

Unusual coincidence inspires young lady to produce a play by the former Pope

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Unusual coincidence inspires young lady to produce a play by the former Pope

A few months ago, Danielle Center, 25, an administrative assistant in the Detroit Archdiocesan Office of Digital Media, was considering doing a production of the play "The Jeweler's Shop", a play written in 1960 by Karol Wojtyla, the Polish priest who would later become Pope John Paul II. She was still undecided when she went to a Lenten retreat in Chicago, which includes the opportunity to go to Confession.

"When I left for the retreat I wondered if I should pray...

Eight years of hurt, anger and depression cured in one Easter weekend

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Eight years of hurt, anger and depression cured in one Easter weekend

"l looked back at our married life, and all the hurt and anger and hatred I felt, all the loneliness and rejection of the past eight years came out. lt just overwhelmed me. I couldn't handle it."


After Sam and I were married for a few years, I began to suffer depressions. These weren't simply bad moods; they were like being in a pit. I would be so depressed that sometimes I couldn't talk for a day-and-a-half. All I...

What God’s Voice Sounds Like – (reported experience #7)

Sound of God's Voice

What God’s Voice Sounds Like – (reported experience #7)

"God spoke to me one day. Loud and clear… "You are going to move somewhere far away."


My job was a nightmare. Actually, my boss was a nightmare. He seemed to want me fired, and to be trying very hard to set me up for it. Things were a mess.

I'd actually had a string of bosses who'd been difficult to work for, but this one took the cake. It didn't start out that way, in fact it started out...

Heard the Spirit say to her:  “Why do you speak as though you don’t know me?”

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Heard the Spirit say to her: “Why do you speak as though you don’t know me?”

I was at a friend's house one evening in Fall 2008. I'll call him Thomas. When I met this friend he said he was a Christian. But through the years he has become really more agnostic.

I was feeling really down in my soul; really feeling heavy and whiny. We're sitting on the couch and I'm just proceeding to wallow in my own self-pity. Talking as if there was no hope for certain situations and talking like I have no way...

Man of the House - changed by Jesus to someone who can listen

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Man of the House - changed by Jesus to someone who can listen

"I didn't want anything to do with prayer meetings. My reluctance, I think, stemmed in large part from an unwillingness to listen to someone else, especially when that 'someone else' was my wife and my children."


I came from a family with a very domineering father. He knew how to play wih us when we were children, but he never instilled in us a belief that we really amounted to much. I remember that the neighboring farmer was the...

Helen Bradley thanks God for making her less analytical, more people-oriented

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Helen Bradley thanks God for making her less analytical, more people-oriented

My story is not a dramatic one. I wasn't down in the depths, and God didn't come to me in a single, explosive event. I never openly rebelled against God; I just hit a point in life where he wasn't especially close. It was as if I didn't want to be bothered. I always related to life primarily through my head rather than my heart, so God seemed more like a concept than a person to me. When I would...

"Ask Daniel to Pray for the Fire"

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"Ask Daniel to Pray for the Fire"

About 4-5 years ago, my son Daniel and I were planning on spending a weekend together at home . . . the girls were going out of town. Our plans were modest; one of the most anticipated events was cooking up some hobo pies (sandwiches made in cast-iron skillets) over a backyard campfire, and watching late night movies under 'blanket tents' in the family room. So, all week we were looking forward to hanging out, and I saw the anticipation...

Jesus worked better than Methadone to break David's heroin addiction.

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Jesus worked better than Methadone to break David's heroin addiction.

"The [drug rehab] clinic even called to ask why [my brother] didn't come in for his next methadone appointment, and he told them that Jesus saved him. They didn't believe him, but it was true. That was seven years ago, and he's never had to go back to drugs."


When Jim and I were first married I prayed often, and God would answer me. Those were happy days. For the first time in my life, I began to find...

Love your enemies? - How about a would-be thief?

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Love your enemies? - How about a would-be thief?

Love your enemies?  Yes!  I more fully understood "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding" in this potentially dangerous situation.


Every chilly January in downtown Detroit, the North American International Auto Show lights up Cobo Hall. My friend Dennis, an employee of a Detroit-based Christian radio station, and I decided to attend one evening and see what new cars the industry had this year. When we had our fill of glitz and engines, we decided to walk into...

Paul Weber explains his personal relationship with Jesus

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Paul Weber explains his personal relationship with Jesus

My relationship with Jesus Christ, before this renewal took place, was sort of like my relationship with the President. I knew a great deal about him. But I didn't really know him. Just as I had never personally met the President, so I had never personally met Jesus Christ.


I'm an old dog, seventy-two years old, and I've been a devout and active Catholic all my life. I always felt that I had a real devotion to God, and...

Prayer turned Lowell’s deep grief to deep peace

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Prayer turned Lowell’s deep grief to deep peace

"With tears coming down my face I cried out to God and asked that He bring the Holy Spirit upon me and give me peace. Within one hour, I had the most incredible peace come over me!"


My dad had a heart attack back in 1999 and passed away about one month later. The day before his heart attack was his birthday, November 17. I had a VERY restless spirit that day, and I HAD TO SEE MY DAD...

A simple life serving Jesus - is better than a miracle

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A simple life serving Jesus - is better than a miracle

On Nov. 8, 2011,  I went to the funeral visitation of Kathleen G. (Kay) Houston, a woman who lived by all accounts with one primary objective: To serve Jesus as best she could on her limited means. The result was that she brought the love of Jesus to dozens of people, and now these people have a stronger faith of their own.

How? At the visitation, the hundred or so people in the seats were asked to come to the microphone...

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