Prodigals: Damaged Goods?

Karilee Hayden • Therefore if any [person] is in Christ [he/she] is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become NEW. 2 Corinthians 5:17 We pray for our wayward kids—talk earnestly with them, cry for them, plead with them. Two years pass,...

Standing Together in Hope

Karilee Hayden •   “Merry” Christmas Christmas season is upon us once again—and for the majority of families, it’s a time of joy and celebration: family gatherings; nostalgic traditions; the sharing, in love, of carefully chosen gifts. Happy music fills radio air...

Prayer Changes Things…

Karilee Hayden • Prayer changes things… especially our hearts! A teen is caught in the web of drugs, alcohol, or rampant sexual activity An adult son continues to live on the streets in rejection of Jesus Christ A daughter lives-in with an unsaved man twice her age A...

When Trials Come My Way

Karilee Hayden • When trials or heartaches come my way, Do I complain? . . . Or do I pray? Do I choose to trust the Lord, Seek solace in His Word? His name is Faithful and True . . . What He promises, He will DO! How human we are! Too many times our first reaction...

Finding Rest For Your Soul

Karilee Hayden • My soul is . . . very vexed; but thou, O LORD, how long? (Psalm 6:3) When our daughter Wendi became pregnant at age 16, Dan and I found ourselves thrown into a life-situation we were totally unprepared for. A death-grip of the world, the flesh, and...

Hope in Dark Places

Karilee Hayden • Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him (Psalm 42:11-ESV). A concerned mother of a wayward child recently wrote to our ministry. “Your book gave me hope,” she began as she...