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Michael's updated book Heart Touchers "Life-Changing Stories of Faith, Love, and Laughter,"
is finally here! ($13.95) Visit the link below to preview the book! Personalized autographed copies
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It's Going to Be Okay

by Max Lucado

Bill Tucker was sixteen years old when his dad suffered a health crisis and
consequently had to leave his business. Even after Mr. Tucker regained his
health, the Tucker family struggled financially, barely getting by.

Mr. Tucker, an entrepreneurial sort, came up with an idea. He won the bid to
 reupholster the chairs at the local movie theater. This stunned his family. He
had never stitched a seat. He didn't even own a sewing apparatus. Still, he
found someone to teach him the skill and located an industrial-strength
machine. The family scraped together every cent they had to buy it. They
drained savings accounts and dug coins out of the sofa. Finally, they had enough.

It was a fine day when Bill road with his dad to pick up the equipment. Bill
remembers a jovial, hour-long trip discussing the bright horizons this new
opportunity afforded them. They loaded the machine in the back of their truck
and secured it right behind the cab. Mr. Tucker then invited his son to drive
home. I'll let Bill tell you what happened next:

"As we were driving along, we were excited, and I, like any sixteen-year-old
driver, was probably not paying enough attention to my speed. Just as we were
turning on the cloverleaf to get on the expressway, I will never ever, ever forget
watching that sewing machine, which was already top-heavy, begin to tip.
I slammed on the brakes, but it was too late. I saw it go over the side. I jumped
out and ran around the back of the truck. As I rounded the corner, I saw our
 hope and our dream lying on its side in pieces. And then I saw my dad just
looking. All of his risk and all of his endeavor and all of his struggling and all
of his dream, all of his hope to take care of his family was lying there, shattered.

"You know what comes next don't you? ‘Stupid, punk kid driving too fast, not
paying attention, ruined the family by taking away our livelihood.' But that's not
what he said. He looked right at me. ‘Oh, Bill, I am so sorry.' And he walked
over, put his arms around me, and said, ‘Son, this is going to be okay.'

God is whispering the same to you. Those are his arms you feel. Trust him.
That is his voice you hear. Believe him. Allow the only decision maker in the
universe to comfort you. Life at times appears to fall to pieces, seem irreparable.
But it's going to be okay. How can you know? Because God so loved the world.
If God can make a billion galaxies, can't he make good out of our bad and sense
out of our faltering lives? Of course he can. He is God.

Max Lucado

(Used by Permission)

With more than 50 million books in print, Max Lucado has touched millions with his
signature storytelling writing style. Awards and accolades follow Max with each book
he writes. Max is the first author to win the Gold Medallion Christian Book of the Year
three times -- 1999 for Just Like Jesus, 1997 for In the Grip of Grace and 1995 for When
God Whispers Your Name.

In the Fall of 2006, he released Facing Your Giants, followed by Every Day Deserves
a Chance in April of the 2007.

Max serves as the pulpit minister of the Oak Hills Church of Christ in San Antonio,
Texas. But he says his greatest accomplishment is finding a one-in-a-million wife
in Denalyn and having three unbelievable daughters: Jenna, Andrea, and Sara.

You can visit his web site at:


Creation Q & A

Q: Was Noah's Ark Big Enough?

A:  One of the most frequently asked questions posed by Christians and skeptics
alike concerns how Noah could fit all the animals on the Ark. Secular evolutionists
mock those of us who take the account of the Ark and a global Flood as literal history.
They claim Noah couldn't have fit the supposed millions of animals needed on board.

But a little research shows clearly that Noah didn't need millions of animals. Only
representatives of each kind of land-dwelling and air-breathing animal were needed.
Creationists have shown that there can be many different species within each
kind--for example, dingoes, wolves, coyotes, and domestic dogs all of these
belong to the same kind.

Based on the dimensions given in Scripture (Genesis 6:14-17), the Ark was
huge. Only a third of the Ark's space was needed for the animals. Even though
there was plenty of room, only Noah's family believed and were saved.

Noah's Ark is also a picture of salvation that God offers through His Son,
Jesus Christ. Have you believed and been saved?

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Creation News

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This new addition to our web site will give you an article on the leading news in the
Creation/Evolution controversy each day.

This section also includes a rotating Question and Answer feature and a weekly Creation Comic
strip from the people at

Be sure to come back and visit each day for an informative article that will help you keep up to
date on the latest news in this controversial area!


Thought For The Day

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused
by standing in one's own sunshine." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Verse for the Day

"A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall
uphold the humble in spirit." --Proverbs 29:23

Kid's Thought For The Day

"If it is Mommy, it must be hugged."

Parent's Thought For The Day

"Mother's arms are made of kindness, and sweet
sleep blesses the child who lies therein." -- Victor Hugo

Coach's Thought For The Day

"The best and fastest way to learn a sport is to watch
and imitate a champion."--Jean-Claude Killy

Writer's Thought For The Day

"To write books is easy. It requires only pen and ink and the ever-
patient paper. To print books is a little more difficult, because
genius so often rejoices in illegible handwriting. To read books is
more difficult still, because of the tendency to go to sleep. But the
most difficult task of all that a mortal man can embark on is to sell
a book." --Felix Dahn, paraphrased by Sir Stanley Unwin

Deep Thought For The Day

"The Bible has a word to describe 'safe' sex: It's
called marriage."


Inspired Audio -- Inspirational Audio Message of the Week!

Inspired Audio is a brand new offshoot of Every week we will offer
a different audio message that you can listen to right on your comput as you are surfing
the net or just getting things done around the house. Be sure to come back and visit each week!

This Week: "All My Children" by Jeff Williams


Over 125,000 people have listened to popular Chicken Soup Author Michael T. Powers' free
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Video Imagery --Michael's Video Production Business

Dear Michael,

"I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for the beautiful video you made for me! It was so
special to see both of my parents in tears as they watched their children grow up in pictures
before their eyes! I loved the way you made Estania's part set aside from the rest--that was the
part that really got them! The music was beautiful. My mom kept blubbering, "What song is that?"
I don't know how you did such a beautiful job with the video in such a short time. I really appreciate
your doing it so quickly. You have a wonderful gift, and I thank God that you are using it to create
such sentimental memories. I hope that I can find my niche like that in an area that I love. Your
video gave us one of our most lasting Christmas memories! I hope yours was filled with moments
to be treasured forever!"

Silverhill, AL

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