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Suffering: Producing a Glory That Will Last Forever

February 11, 2017
In February 2017, Randy Alcorn spoke at the Linger Conference held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He spoke on how Satan lies to us about what Heaven will be like, the reality of Heaven being a physical place, why we don't need a bucket list if we have a Biblical view of Heaven, and more. He was interviewed by Todd Wagner, the pastor of Watermark Church in Dallas, Texas. In this clip, Randy talks about what suffering produces. For more information on this topic, check out Randy's book Heaven

God Is Still Sovereign, Even When the Diagnosis Is a Birth Defect

December 9, 2016
In an earlier blog, Stephanie Anderson, on our Eternal Perspective Ministries staff, told the story of her disabled son Isaiah who died before his birth. Here Steph speaks of her beloved sister Tricia, who had a different disability. When she speaks of God’s sovereignty in birth defects, she speaks with an extraordinary amount of experience and insight.

The Secret to Finding Joy When Things Don’t Turn Out Like You Hope

October 19, 2016
Today’s guest post is from author and counselor Pam Vredevelt, related to her new book Empty Arms Journal: A 21-Day Guide for Healing After Pregnancy Loss. Many of you have been personally touched by a pregnancy loss or know someone who has been. Nanci and I have known Pam for many years and deeply respect her. I think you’ll find her perspectives helpful and God-honoring.

Helping the Poor

October 11, 2016
Mother Teresa devoted her life to helping the poorest of the poor. After observing her arduous work among the filth, disease, and suffering of Calcutta, a television commentator told her, “I wouldn’t do what you’re doing for all the money in the world.” She replied, “Neither would I.” What we wouldn’t do for all the money in the world, we are called to do out of obedience to Christ, compassion for others, and anticipation of eternal reward.