Prayers for students need our high priority, especially as our kids head back to school. Our college, high school, and younger age students all face a multitude of challenges daily, and they depend on our encouragement and prayers more than ever to help them succeed. Friends, faith, and schoolwork consume a large portion of our students’ time and concerns. Whether they are studying at home or in a classroom, they will need our prayers. The situations may change, but the truths will remain.
Even in hard times, you can make a difference in the lives of others by giving away word gifts. And the best thing about them? They are free! Here are three kinds of words that make great gifts any time of the year:
Is there a prodigal in your family? Or maybe you are a prodigal or have been one. In the New Testament, Jesus taught with parables—earthly stories that illustrated deeper, spiritual truths.
How much are you worth in God’s eyes? Long before you were born, God answered that question.
Have you ever experienced a hard place: times of confusion, fear, sorrow, loneliness? Relationships may fail; precious dreams die. Summers are scorching; winters appear bleak. Questions are asked; answers won’t come. Our circumstances vary, but we all go through them. If you find yourself between a rock and a hard place, here are 12 things to remember that can encourage you.