The Power of Small Talk

Sometimes, pastors look at the “big talks” in the Bible—those blockbuster moments where hundreds turn to worship God—and the thought, If only . . .skulks into our minds. In those blockbuster moments, God intervenes in big, on-the-spot ways, regardless of our “job performance.” God’s man can do everything right, or everything wrong, and the Lord […]

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For Just Such a Time as This

Terry and Rosie Boyle’s Amazing Vision 195 Journey When we started this, we said “two years.” This weekend, it’ll be 11 . . . and the adventure is just beginning! —Rosie Boyle Christmas 2006, Terry and Rosie Boyle and their children, Emily, Hannah, and Terence, held a two-week “family conference” at their home in Kaufman County, […]

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Following God with No Regrets

A Vision 195 Story in Brazil Imagine: After years of saving, you and your sweetheart buy a house. It’s an unfinished “skeleton”—no doors, cabinets, or fixtures, not even plaster or paint. Just concrete walls and floors. But you two are dreamers. You’ve got big plans. Then God steps in. What happens next? If your names are […]

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Above All Earthly Powers

Vision 195 Spotlight on Russia Imagine not being able to invite someone to church at the grocery store . . . or pray at a restaurant . . . or even lead a Bible study in your own home. This has been reality for protestant Christians in Russia since July 2016, when the government began enforcing […]

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Reframing Life: Beauty from Ashes

My world was rocked for the first time when I was four years old. We had recently moved to Southern California. Early morning sunlight had just begun to peek through the window in the room my sister and I shared upstairs when our beds began to shake. The matching white pom-pom trim on our bedcovers […]

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The Lord Guides Us along the Right Paths

Vision 195 Spotlight on Visión Para Vivir in Venezuela “Everyone who has given up houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or property, for my sake, will receive a hundred times as much in return and will inherit eternal life.” (Matthew 19:29) Vanessa couldn’t rest. Amidst the familiar sounds of her house asleep, […]

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Turning Famine into Fertile Fields

People are people, no matter where in the world you travel. And Brazilians are no different. They worry about the economy, paying bills, putting food on the table, sending kids to school, and caring about their marriages and families. Brazilians long for practical application of spiritual truths that will shore up their lives and relationships. […]

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