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The Power of Prayer and Surrender

God is always at work in our lives.  Do we see it…in good times and bad? Do we take time to thank our Creator for the blessings of each and every day?  Do we praise Him in all circumstances?  Do we surrender everything to Him?  A couple from Kernersville, NC knows a thing or two about surrender …

A Christmas Wish Granted…

By Trevor Freeze It’s the beginning of December and the wracking of brains begins. What do we get mom and dad for Christmas? Another tie? Sweater? Movie passes? Weed eater? For the Stevens family, the decision of what to get the folks for Christmas has become a whole lot easier. “They know we love to …

Jesus Through The Centuries

By Stuart McAllister Walking along the road with his followers one day, Jesus asked the question, “Who do people say I am?” The disciples offered a summary of the prevailing and popular views. There seemed to be a range of perspectives and a diversity of opinions amongst the people. Jesus then asked those closest to …

GUEST POST: God’s Example…

By Neil Anderson In the vast ocean of eternity there was a tidal wave of time that began with the incarnation of Christ and ended with His crucifixion. God stepped out of eternity into time in order that we might step out of time into eternity. His example set the bar so high that human …

An Easter Message from Franklin Graham

On the Saturday after Jesus was crucified, His followers must have felt utterly defeated. Meanwhile, the Pharisees felt they had silenced a critic, the Romans felt they had quashed a rebellion, and the governor had washed his hands of the whole affair. Then Sunday morning dawned, the gravestone was rolled away, and history was turned …

A Message from Will Graham

I recently accepted the position of executive director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. This transition in responsibility is extremely personal to me, specifically because of the way that my grandparents, Billy and Ruth Graham, are completely ingrained in the fabric of this wonderful place. Decades ago, God gave …

GUEST POST: What a Church Needs in Times of Change

By Reggie McNeal Things were on fire—well, not literally, but in terms of church conflict, things were heating up.  FAST!  I had been called in to present a leadership workshop about the future, but when I got to the church, it was too obvious that talking about the future would be a waste of energy, …

GUEST POST: Reflections of a Quickly Beating Heart

By Mike Blackaby I’ve always hated hospitals. Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad they exist, and we would be in trouble without them. But there is just not much I enjoy about the whole hospital experience. In particular, I have always been terrified of needles. Several years ago, I was rushed to the emergency room …

Behind the scenes at The Cove…A Faithful Servant

By Corinne Holmquist   Push past the double red doors of the Billy Graham Training Center into the lobby with the living-room feel, and you might catch a glimpse of petite five-foot-two-inch lead hostess Garlene Johnson. People have told her she resembles Norma Zimmer of the Lawrence Welk Show. “Not because I sing, but because …

GUEST POST: Embracing God This Valentine’s Day

By Anne Graham Lotz Today, the world will celebrate the day of love—Valentine’s Day. For some, it is a time of special celebration … for others, it is a time of special challenge as there is no special person with whom to share this day. If the latter is your experience and you are feeling …