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Billy Graham: One Lesson Christians Can Learn From Olympians

Someone once asked Billy Graham: How can I be more consistent in my life as a Christian? Almost every day, I start out with good intentions, but then something comes up and I end up acting the same way everyone else does. Billy Graham answered: A few weeks ago, I watched part of the Olympic …

Billy Graham Trivia: What Food Did Billy Graham Try to Make on a Camping Trip?

Q: What food did Billy Graham attempt to make on a camping trip with his son, Franklin? A: Eggs. Once, after a bitter cold night on Clingman’s Peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Billy Graham decided to make a hot country breakfast for him and his son. Franklin Graham writes about it in his autobiography, Rebel With a …

Ruth Bell Graham: The Battle Is the Lord’s

Look up, O you of little faith; let your doubting cease. The battle is the Lord’s; He works in a mysterious way. ’Tis not by might, nor power, but see His Spirit move today. Unprofitable servants we; our duty done, we must watch for His victory, so, fearful one, be still, and trust.   Taken …

The Cove’s Mexican Street Tacos

“Taste and see that the Lord is good!” —Psalm 34:8, ESV These street tacos from the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove are a tasty alternative to the popular Tex-Mex ones. Pair them with rice, black or refried beans, or salad. The Cove’s Mexican Street Tacos 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice 2 …

Evidence of God Moving Ahead of Mountain State Celebration

Will Graham will share the Gospel with West Virginians Friday through Sunday (July 23-25) during the Mountain State Celebration. A hand shot up from the crowd as Roy Graham spoke at an event for the upcoming Mountain State Celebration with Will Graham in West Virginia. At the urging of a local pastor, Roy Graham—Will Graham’s brother—paused to …

Summer Soul Refresher: God Will Fight for You

What battle are you facing today? Find encouragement in these historical accounts from the Bible as we continue a series of articles on God’s promises.  Read more from our annual Summer Soul Refresher: part 1 (God loves you), part 2 (God will provide) and part 3 (God will never leave you). “The Lord will fight for you, and you …

Summer Soul Refresher: God Will Never Leave You

Getting away on vacation gives your body a chance to relax, but what about your soul? Find renewed strength in five of God’s promises during a series of articles called the Summer Soul Refresher. Catch up on part 1 (God loves you) and part 2 (God will provide) before reading part 3 below. “Behold, I am with you always, …

Will Graham: Living a Good Life Will Not Bring People to Christ

proclaim: (verb) – to declare publicly; announce Will Graham recently spoke to staff at the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association about proclamation evangelism. That is, literally telling people about Jesus. Read part of his message below. You can also get Will Graham’s devotions delivered to your inbox each Wednesday. When we talk about the power of proclamation evangelism, not …

The Tree Stump Prayer: When Billy Graham Overcame Doubt

Billy Graham preached at Forest Home in the early days of his ministry. On a daily basis I’m blessed with memories and stories of the many ways God chose to use my grandfather to reach people around the world over the course of many decades. Nearly everywhere I go people stop to tell me about …

Cissie Graham Lynch: Devotionals or God’s Word?

As a mum in her mid-30s, Cissie Graham Lynch has found that many women primarily scan through quick devotionals—instead of opening their Bibles. “Devotionals have become more popular than God’s Word,” Lynch said on Instagram. “We do not know God’s Word and what it says because we have become too dependent on other people’s words and …

5 Ways to Start a New Season in Life

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” —Isaiah 43:19 Are you tired of the same old thing, day in and day out? Maybe you find yourself in a rut these days, struggling to find …

Summer Soul Refresher: God Will Provide

With all the distractions of summer, it’s easy to lose focus on our daily spiritual walk. That’s why Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has created the Summer Soul Refresher, a 5-part series designed to encourage your faith. This year, we’re reflecting on five promises from God, and part 2 focuses on God’s provision. Read part 1 here. “And my God …