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Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

Words of Hope and Inspiration with Joel and Victoria Osteen

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Power For A Reason

posted by joel

Scripture tells us that our words contain the power of life and death. You have the power to speak life into your home and into the people around you, and you were given that power for a reason. The people […]

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Do You Have Pin-sized Vision?

posted by joel

Years ago, Victoria and I found two acres of property that we really wanted to buy so we could build a house on it. It was a beautiful, desirable piece of property close to the city. God has blessed us […]

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Let Your Love Show

posted by victoriaosteen

I heard about a woman who said to her husband one day, “Honey, do you really love me?” He looked at her strangely and said, “Why would you ask me that? I told you that I loved you the day […]

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Abundant-life Mentality

posted by jgordon1

My father grew up during the Great Depression. His family was very poor, and he developed a poverty mindset. In seminary, he was even taught that you had to be poor in order to show that you were really holy. […]

Letters From Dad

posted by joel

My friend, Mark Shriver, has a new book coming out on Tuesday called, A Good Man. The book is about his father, Sargent Shriver, who was an American statesman and activist. Among his many accomplishments, he was the driving force […]

In The Midst Of Life’s Challenges

posted by joel

All through the scripture, there are examples of people who were in great need, but then the favor of God turned it around. For example, in Genesis 6, Noah was facing the greatest challenge of his life. The Earth was […]

He Orders Your Steps

posted by victoriaosteen

Have you ever found yourself thinking, “God, I’m doing everything right. I’m following your voice, obeying your commands, and showing kindness to people, yet, why am I the one missing out?” That’s when you have to remember that oftentimes, the […]

Coming Your Way

posted by joel

There’s a young man I know with a beautiful family. He was working at his job, being his best each day and always keeping a good attitude, but there wasn’t any room for growth at that company and no opportunity […]

Are You Really Alive?

posted by joel

A couple of years ago, I was watching the news when Captain Sullenberger successfully landed a jet airplane in the Hudson River. All 155 passengers survived. It’s known as “The Miracle on the Hudson.” A reporter asked one of the […]

He’ll Show You The Way

posted by victoriaosteen

When I look back over my life, I can see where I’ve missed out on some God-given opportunities. Maybe you could say the same thing. If so, I want to encourage you: Don’t live in regret. Don’t let lost opportunities […]

Jump Right In

posted by victoriaosteen

When you woke up this morning, God gave you a gift called “today” wrapped in a twenty-four-hour period of time. We must always remember how precious this gift is because we can never get back time that has gone by. […]

Always On His Mind

posted by victoriaosteen

Have you ever wondered what God thinks about or what is on His mind? It says in the Psalms that God is mindful of us. That means He is constantly thinking about you and me. Think about that for a […]

This One Thing I Do

posted by victoriaosteen

I love what Paul said in Philippians 3:13. He’s talking about moving forward with God. In this verse he basically says, “You know, I’m not perfect. I haven’t attained it all. But one thing I do—I press on.” He is […]

The Faith You Have

posted by victoriaosteen

God loves faith! In fact, Hebrews tells us that without faith, it is impossible to please Him. The good news is that each person has been given a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3) There’s a seed of faith deposited into […]

Stop Right There!

posted by victoriaosteen

So many people today are living far below what God has for them. They are missing out on the peace, joy, wholeness and freedom that is found in knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. As a believer in […]

Get Uncomfortable

posted by victoriaosteen

When was the last time you really went outside of your comfort zone to try something new? Was it something you’ve wanted to do for a long time, or perhaps a new opportunity that presented itself out of the blue? […]

Look For a Sign

posted by victoriaosteen

One day I was having a conversation with a friend who was encouraging me to step out and do this particular thing. Before I even thought twice about it, I blurted out, “Oh, I can’t do that!” It wasn’t because […]

Never Forget!

posted by victoriaosteen

When was the last time you just sat down and thought about the goodness and faithfulness of God? So often, we intend to start our days in the right direction, but then the cares of this world creep into our […]

Cast Your Cares…Because You Do Care!

posted by victoriaosteen

Have you ever waited so long for something that you developed an I-don’t-care attitude? Maybe the words “I don’t care” even came out of your mouth, but what is the truth deep down inside your heart? I’ve found that most […]

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It's Time For Some "First Times"
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 of laughed and said, "Why wouldn't we want to pray that God would help you make an A?" She said, "Oh, all I

posted 8:57:13am Aug. 20, 2012 | read full post »

Standing In The Place of Power
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 Word, we see that Jesus set a powerful example for us to follow. Here He was

posted 8:51:40am Aug. 17, 2012 | read full post »

What To Wear Today
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 to wear that will work for all those different scenarios. But there's one thing that

posted 8:48:46am Aug. 15, 2012 | read full post »

Stay On Winning Side
Right before Jesus was arrested and taken to the cross, He had a conversation with one of his disciples, Peter. He said, "Peter, you are going to deny me three times tonight." But Peter loved Jesus and refused to believe it, "No way! I would never deny You. I'll stand by You 'til the end!" Sure enou

posted 8:46:54am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

Thank God For Generational Blessings
We can all look back through our family lines and see how our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and others in our family history have affected our lives. Sometimes people see negative things that have been passed down, but the blessing of God is passed down as well. In fact, Exodus 20:6 says

posted 8:37:39am Aug. 13, 2012 | read full post »

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