Vision helps Life FM set up in Rarotonga

We travelled to Rarotonga – the Cook Islands  – to conduct test broadcasts for a new Christian station in the island nation’s capital. The airport is right on the beach with majestic rugged razor back mountains in the background, but it is a beautiful island. On our second day we went to Church where I …Read More

The Truckie Chaplain

Theo Catsoulis started driving trucks in 1967. In nearly 50 years on the road, he has learned a lot about the beauty and the hardship of the truckie life. Now semi-retired, he has taken on the mission of helping truck drivers overcome the isolation and depression they often suffer, and showing them that even on …Read More

From Ice to Christ

‘If you’d told me three or four years ago that I’d be on a radio station talking about Jesus, as a member of a bikie gang, I would probably have done very bad things to you.’ So said Mathew Kratiuk, former ice addict and notorious stand-over man in a bikie gang, while being interviewed by …Read More

Vision180 Launch

Green slime. Green balloons. Green streamers. Green jellybeans. Thank you to all our supporters! The Vision180 launch (with all its green fun on November 19) and the encouragement of our listeners has meant so much as we seek to set a God-honouring direction for Australia’s first national 100% Christian youth station. Please pray for this …Read More

Vision helps Youth station relaunch in Samoa

God is moving in the islands with the relaunch of a youth station in Samoa. It’s been a big day here in Apia, Samoa visiting the leadership and team at the YFC christian youth station Radio Laufou (new life) 91.5 FM They have a studio and office on the water front and a big tower ( …Read More

Today's Word For Today reading

You Can Begin Your Life Over Again

‘As he thinks within himself, so he is.’ Proverbs 23:7 NASB

It was a long hard road that took the Chandler family out of the cotton fields and out of poverty in Mississippi. All nine children have memories of the sharecroppers’ cabin and having nothing to wear or to eat. But today, all nine are college graduates! Here’s their inspiring story. Their parents borrowed two dollars to buy a bus ticket for their son Cleveland, who worked his way through school, and became Chairman of the Economics Department at Howard University. Luther went to the University of Omaha, and became the public service employee manager for Kansas City. He helped his brother James get to Omaha, and then to Yale for graduate work. James, in turn, helped Herman, who is now a technical manager in Dallas. Donald works in Minneapolis. The children also helped themselves—picking cotton, pulling corn, digging potatoes. Fortson went to Morehouse College in Atlanta, and became a Baptist minister in Colorado. Princess earned an M.A. from Indiana University, and became a schoolteacher. Gloria is also a school teacher. Bessie has an M.A. and is a dietician at a veterans’ hospital. In 1984, all the children got together and bought a home for their parents. The Bible says, ‘As he thinks within himself, so he is.’

If you convince yourself that you can’t, or allow others to convince you of that, then you won’t. But if you believe that by God’s grace you can, then you will! If the Chandlers can do it, you can do it too. Forget what has happened in the past! Every day God gives you the choice to begin your life over again.

SoulFood: Gen 5:22–24, Heb 11:5, 2 Kings 2:1–12, Acts 1:9–11

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2021

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