Stones from the Jordan

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart Ministries.

As Joshua led the Children of Israel into the Promised Land, God did many amazing things to show them that He was with them, that He would bless them in the new land.  When the people arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, it was harvest time – when the river was at its fullest.  But as the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant stepped into the water at the river’s edge, the flow of water miraculously ceased – it was cut off upstream, and all the people crossed the riverbed on dry land.…

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Helping Hands

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield and this is Take It To Heart!

Not long after the Children of Israel left Egypt, as they were making their way to the Promised Land, they were attacked by the Amalekites. Young Joshua led the people into battle, while Moses looked down from the mountain and held up his hands in prayer.

The Scripture says, “As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning.…

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Talking Through Tragedy

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!

A woman said to me, “My young grandchildren have seen a lot of news coverage of hurricanes, floods, fires – tragedies and disasters. They’ve asked me why God allows these horrible things to happen. How do I answer?

Wow. That’s a tough question when it’s asked by an adult! It’s even tougher to explain to children — the sovereignty of God, the difference between His perfect will (what He desires) and His permissive will (what He allows).…

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The Heavenly Home Crowd

 

Hi I’m Christin Ditchfield with Take It To Heart!

Most athletes love to play for their home crowd. There’s something special about competing in front of an audience full of fans who are cheering just for you. The emotional support of the crowd can rally the team or boost a player’s confidence. Sometimes it can really make a difference in the outcome of the competition. That’s why it’s called the “home crowd advantage.”

In the game of life, we all want the support of our home crowd – our friends and family.…

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