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5 Billy Graham Answers on Anxiety

The number of people suffering from anxiety and depression continues to rise in the United Kingdom. There are six million people experiencing either depression or anxiety just in the UK, according to the most recent data from Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. “Historians will probably call this present era in the Western World that we are living …

When Mother’s Day Is Difficult

Your mother’s wonderful example motivated you to have children of your own, which you did, and now everything is grand. Your children are a blessing and love you well. You have perfect family photos taken in a sunny field, complete with a letter board spelling out your family name. Or maybe not. Maybe your brush …

7 Life Lessons Billy Graham Learned from His Mother

“The influence of a mother upon the lives of her children cannot be measured. They know and absorb her example and attitudes when it comes to questions of honesty, temperance, kindness and industry.” —Billy Graham As we celebrate Mother’s Day this year, Billy Graham is no longer missing his beloved mother, Morrow, who passed away in …

Confronting Fear in the Face of Coronavirus

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. —Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) “As our nation prepares for the worst, our prayers are with those who are suffering as a result of the coronavirus,” Franklin Graham posted on Facebook Thursday. “There are those who are sick, those who have lost family …

Help Others Find Peace: 10 Bible Verses to Share

Are fear and anxiety about the coronavirus paralysing your friends and family? Are you wondering how this global pandemic will end?  The people who lived in Bible times were no strangers to trials. But many were also well-acquainted with the character of God—a loving, protecting Father quick to console His people. He comforted them then and comforts us …

Life on Hold: How to Grow Spiritually During This Global Pause

Whatever you were planning this weekend has likely been cancelled, postponed or at least altered. With life on hold in the foreseeable future, how can you use this extra time to your spiritual benefit? Here are some ways to deepen your relationship with God while doing what you’re already doing. Spend Time on Your Phone …

Franklin Graham’s Message for Such a Time as This

For millions around the world, the coronavirus is bringing day-to-day routines to a halt. As we face an unpredictable future, what’s something tangible you can do in response? Franklin Graham shared the following thoughts Monday on Facebook.  Many years ago, the great writer and theologian A.W. Tozer made this profound statement, “A scared world needs a …

3 Billy Graham Quotes to Help Fight Coronavirus Fears

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” —Lamentations 3:22-23 Sometimes the world seems hopeless. With the frightening onslaught of the coronavirus affecting multiple facets of people’s lives, one can easily fall into a tailspin of anxious thoughts. Where’s all the good news? “My hope does …

‘Politics Today’ TV Show Addresses Threat to Religious Freedom in UK

Simon Barrett (left) of Britain’s Politics Today led a discussion on the upcoming Graham Tour UK.  Franklin Graham has crossed the globe countless times, telling people about Jesus. His plan to do the same in the United Kingdom has made its way into heated headlines, many pointing to the controversy it’s become. While some groups say Graham …

Chinese People Worldwide Seek God as Coronavirus Spreads

Two months after the first coronavirus death was reported in Wuhan, China, more than 80 countries have confirmed cases of the disease. So far, over 100,000 people have been infected; 3,400 have died and just over half have recovered. Fears of the disease have steadily risen in the past several weeks, affecting travel, education, manufacturing …

Where Is God in the Midst of Disaster & Disease?

Unexpected events—whether they’re personal catastrophes, regional storms like the deadly tornadoes in Nashville or the rapid, global spread of the coronavirus—can prompt us to pause and wonder what God is doing. Is He trying to tell us something? Billy Graham encountered questions like these during his six-plus decades of ministry, and his Bible-based answers still ring true today. …