The Lord used the Word of God to help me immensely, but He also used—and continues to use—Joyce Meyer Ministries (  The Lord uses her to teach and remind me how to live my life in Christ with joy.  You can listen to her teaching on her website, and on television.  She is hilarious, and down to earth.  I pray you will tune her in.     

     How to find peace and deliverance in the midst of your trials and tribulations:  I have personally experienced God working through Enough Tribulations Peace & Deliverance Ministries to help me with some personal problems, and one severe trial in particular.  Please check out Minister Gertrude Ferguson’s website to receive deeply encouraging inspirational email posts, and to request prayer and spiritual deliverance (  Prayer moves the Hand of God so pray, and ask Enough Tribulations Peace & Deliverance Ministries to pray for you as well as other people and ministries God puts in your path!    

      Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is an excellent resource for help, encouragement, and information.  If you need prayer, there is a special prayer link on their website: 

     I have been immensely comforted by Sarah Young’s book Jesus Calling, which has revolutionized my day-to-day life.  It is not a typical devotional book, but is written as if Jesus is speaking directly to the reader—Jesus Calling is powerfully personal.  To prove this is not a typical devotional, Jesus Calling—at this writing—holds a 5-star rating with 31,377 reviews on  I am grateful to God every day I read it as it ALWAYS brings me closer to Him.  I strongly encourage you to pick up a copy, and give it a try!

    Teen Challenge (TC) is for adults, teens, and families:  TC helps youth, adults, and families, become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.  TC offers life training based on God’s Word, the Bible, which gives the broken individual a chance to truly start over again.  TC applies the principles in God’s Word through classes, individual study, personal mentoring, work ethics training, and involvement in the Christian community.  This God-based training restores, or begins, a relationship with God, through Jesus Christ, and transforms the lost and hurting into vibrant, free, sober, and joy-filled individuals.  To find a Teen Challenge center near you, check out their website:

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