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Common Blessings, Familiar Miracles

November 27, 2014
It's a familiar saying that "you can't see the forest for the trees." Gary Thomas, author and founder of the Center for Evangelical Spirituality, explains how we often miss God's current blessings while waiting for future miracles.

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Is your faith as big as a mustard seed? Then you have enough to do big things for God! Owen Strachan, President of the CBMW, (Counsel on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood) encourages believers to step out in faith and achieve great things in Christ's name.
November 26, 2014
In what ways are you stepping out in faith? Professor Owen Strachan opens the Bible to the Parable of the Talents explaining that the meaning of the parable isn't financial stewardship, but going all out for the glory of God. This means giving your all for the sake of the Gospel and being a bold witness in a skeptical world.
November 25, 2014
Are you a risk taker? Owen Strachan, a professor of Christian Theology and Church History, challenges listeners to disregard their fear and follow Christ with abandon. With faith, Owen explains, it's possible to live a God-glorifying, risk-driven life, and today he tells you how.
November 24, 2014
Say "Christian" in our culture and many people think hypocrite, or worse. Why? Pastor Bobby Conway says that, unfortunately, Christians have earned a lot of the negative feedback because of the way we live. Conway reminds us that Christians' lives are to reflect the heart of Christ, which means we need to live in unity, humility and love for and with each other.
November 21, 2014
How are you living the gospel? Bobby Conway, lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC, reminds listeners that, while there are four gospels in the Bible, the 5th gospel -- the one we actually live out – is the gospel most people are ever likely to read. Bobby explains how we can walk as followers of Christ before an unbelieving and needy world.
November 20, 2014
Is your family broken? MOPS founder Elisa Morgan wants you to know that you're not alone. Elisa recalls the fear she had going to the board of MOPS to tell them about her teen daughter's pregnancy, knowing that the information would shatter her ideal family image. But grace won out, and Elisa watched amazed as God took the broken pieces of her family and redeemed it into a thing a beauty, as He will yours, if you let Him.
November 19, 2014
Motherhood can be overwhelming. MOPS founder Elisa Morgan shares how Christ changed her life at age 16 and led her to attend seminary. It was there that Elisa met her husband, Evan, and seven months later, they married. Their family would expand years later when they adopted two children. Raising children, Elisa explains, came with plenty of challenges, including her unwed daughter's two pregnancies and her son's addictions.
November 18, 2014
Life isn't perfect, and neither are families. Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS  International, (Mothers Of Preschoolers) talks honestly about her parents' sudden divorce when she was five, her mother's alcoholism, and her father's absence. Armed with a heart of faith, Elisa determined to create the perfect intact family once she married and had children of her own. While her efforts still didn't give her the perfect family, learning to forgive the family God gave her was transformative.
November 17, 2014
Perhaps you’ve heard some successful man or woman identify the source of their success by admitting that they simply “stand on the shoulders of giants.”  For pastor and speaker Crawford Loritts, those shoulders belonged to his great-grandfather, Peter Loritts.
November 14, 2014
It's easy to spot today’s problems--disintegration of the family, divorce, crime, and loss of core values like integrity and trust.  What’s more difficult is to find solutions to these issues.  Pastor and author Crawford Loritts’ two-pronged solution is both simple and novel.  First, live out integrity.  Second, pass it on to the next generation.
November 13, 2014
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FamilyLife Today® is a weekday podcast featuring fun, engaging conversations that help families grow together with Jesus while pursuing the relationships that matter most.

About Dave and Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are co-hosts of FamilyLife Today©, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program.

Dave and Ann have been married for more than 40 years and have spent the last 35 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® since 1993, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.

Dave and Ann helped plant Kensington Community Church in Detroit, Michigan where they served together in ministry for more than three decades, wrapping up their time at Kensington in 2020.

The Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released books Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019) and No Perfect Parents (Zondervan, 2021).

Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as Chaplain for thirty-three years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active with Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small group leader, and mentor to countless women.

The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

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