Inspirational

Russ’ Story: Surgery Forces Major League Pitcher to Reevaluate His Priorities thumbnail image

Russ’ Story: Surgery Forces Major League Pitcher to Reevaluate His Priorities

Russ’ Story: Surgery Forces Major League Pitcher to Reevaluate His Priorities

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Russ Ortiz developed a relationship with Christ after hearing about Him at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings in college. He was drafted as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants and went on to an accomplished major league career with several teams. Surgery on his elbow was a wake-up call reminding him of his first love—God. Now he focuses on others and runs a business whose proceeds…

Matt’s Story: Baseball Player’s Shameful Secret is Exposed and His Life Restored thumbnail image

Matt’s Story: Baseball Player’s Shameful Secret is Exposed and His Life Restored

Matt’s Story: Baseball Player’s Shameful Secret is Exposed and His Life Restored

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Matt’s life was all about himself and his baseball career. Even as a Christian, he didn’t allow God into every aspect of his life. He took the advancement of his career into his own hands, and his heart hardened until a blanket of darkness was all he knew. Once his secret was discovered, the blanket lifted and he felt the full mercy of God. Now he lives…

Eric’s Story: Help Was Only a Call Away for a Life that Needed Rescuing thumbnail image

Eric’s Story: Help Was Only a Call Away for a Life that Needed Rescuing

Eric’s Story: Help Was Only a Call Away for a Life that Needed Rescuing

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Life was not easy for Eric Christopherson growing up, but he found respite playing sports. And he was good at it. So good that he was a former first-round pick for the San Francisco Giants. But life got messy with selfish living, drinking, and gambling—and he knew something was missing. He called out to Jesus to fill in the empty spaces, and he encourages others to do…

Brian’s Story: Dad Struggles with His Child’s Cancer Diagnosis thumbnail image

Brian’s Story: Dad Struggles with His Child’s Cancer Diagnosis

Brian’s Story: Dad Struggles with His Child’s Cancer Diagnosis

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It’s the news no parent wants to hear—your child has cancer. Brian wrestled with God until a supernatural peace came over him. He knew then that—no matter what happened—God was in control. “My hope for Ellie is not a high quality of life. My hope for Ellie is that her faith will be rich and deep,” Brian says, “because if her faith is strong, she can endure…

Jon and Stacy’s Story: Heartbreak of Losing 3-Day Old Baby is Not the End of the Story thumbnail image

Jon and Stacy’s Story: Heartbreak of Losing 3-Day Old Baby is Not the End of the Story

Jon and Stacy’s Story: Heartbreak of Losing 3-Day Old Baby is Not the End of the Story

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Seven months into her pregnancy, Stacey and Jon were told their son, Drake, had cardiomyopathy and had less than a 1 percent chance of survival. Drake was born, survived for 3 days, and, as Stacy says, “looked absolutely perfect to us despite his imperfect heart.” Even in their grief, the couple recognize the hand of God at work and are thankful for the blessings—even the ones they…

Derek’s Story: Finding Forgiveness After Four Abortions thumbnail image

Derek’s Story: Finding Forgiveness After Four Abortions

Derek’s Story: Finding Forgiveness After Four Abortions

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As young adults, Derek and his girlfriend chose to abort four pregnancies. Then they both came to know Jesus as their Savior. “And that’s what literally changed the course of both of our lives when we started to walk in this forgiveness that the Lord offered,” Derek says. “God gave us new eyes to see how important life is.” They still live with the pain of past…

John’s Story: Heart Transplant Recipient Thankful for New Life thumbnail image

John’s Story: Heart Transplant Recipient Thankful for New Life

John’s Story: Heart Transplant Recipient Thankful for New Life

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Whether it’s physical or spiritual, a new heart brings new life. John was a healthy, active person until shortness of breath led to a diagnosis of an extremely rare heart disease that required a transplant. The spiritual insight of Jesus giving all who believe a “new heart” became very real to John as he awaited his physical transplant.

Jay’s Story: Desperate Life of Darkness Transformed Into a Light for Jesus thumbnail image

Jay’s Story: Desperate Life of Darkness Transformed Into a Light for Jesus

Jay’s Story: Desperate Life of Darkness Transformed Into a Light for Jesus

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Jay Beene is a man with a passion for serving others. He knows what it’s like to be in the dark concerning spiritual matters. But he met Jesus, and now he’s walking in the light, and teaching others to do the same. Jay mentors teens in a variety of life skills, most importantly, how to be godly men.

Erin’s Story: Little Victories thumbnail image

Erin’s Story: Little Victories

Erin’s Story: Little Victories

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Erin felt lingering pain and emptiness after her parents’ divorce, which led to an eating disorder and tendency to cut herself. She eventually learned that God’s love was the only thing that could fill the void in her life and take those broken pieces to create something beautiful. God gave Erin a heart for Haiti, where she is serving as an elementary education teacher.

Zeke’s Story: Gifted Artist Uses Talents to Create Beauty for God’s Glory thumbnail image

Zeke’s Story: Gifted Artist Uses Talents to Create Beauty for God’s Glory

Zeke’s Story: Gifted Artist Uses Talents to Create Beauty for God’s Glory

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Zeke always loved to create beautiful things with his hands. But frequently in today’s society, as he says, “some people don’t believe that the purpose of art is beauty anymore.” He knows that what God created is beautiful, and although the world is broken, he wants to honor God with re-creating something beautiful from the broken.

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