Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen
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One time at church, I was talking to a college student. She was about to take a very important final exam. She asked, “Joel, would you pray that God will help me make a C on this test?” I kind […]

We all have times when things come against us. Times when we feel cheated, mistreated, wronged or taken advantage of. Maybe you’re facing a difficulty today and you’re not exactly sure how to handle it. If we look to the […]

If you’re like me, when you wake up in the morning, you start thinking about your day—where you’ll be going, who you’ll be seeing, and what the weather will be like. Then you go to your closet and choose something […]

Have you ever been in a crowded, noisy room trying to have a conversation with someone? If you can’t hear what they are saying, what do you do? Most likely, you lean in just a little bit closer so you […]

God wants us to be constantly growing, rising to new levels, and reaching higher heights in this life. He wants us to flourish and excel at whatever we set our hand to. But so many people stay right where they […]

When Jesus walked on earth, He was on a mission from Almighty God. His mission was to pave the way for us to live in eternity with Him. Not only did He show us the way to everlasting life, He […]

The most rewarding relationships are built and proven over time. They take effort, investment and self-sacrifice. But sadly, when it comes to facing challenges in relationships, our culture today makes it easy to focus on the short term, seeking self-gratification […]

In one of our services at Lakewood, Danny Gokey, who previously sang on American Idol, told us about how his wife was born with a heart condition. They did everything they knew in the natural. They prayed that she would […]

This month in America, we celebrated Independence Day on July 4th, which marks the birth of our freedom as a nation. The question today is, how often do you celebrate your true freedom—your spiritual freedom? Scripture tells us that it is […]

A few years ago, I saw a report on the news about a teenage girl who had driven her car into some high water on a flooded street. She ended up stranded in her car. The water was rising unusually […]

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