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Tuesday, 06 August 2013 04:00

Consider the Consequences

When people think about “sowing and reaping,” they often think about money. But this biblical concept applies to every area of our lives. For instance, if we sow unforgiveness and selfishness into our relationships, we’ll reap those things back. And if we consume harmful foods and forfeit exercise, we’ll acquire unhealthy bodies. In essence, there are consequences to everything that we do (and don’t do). Nothing in our lives happens by chance. 

Monday, 06 August 2012 03:48

Total Obedience

MOST CHRISTIANS recognize the importance of obeying God. But, often times, we struggle with obeying God in all areas of our lives. If we’re honest –– which I think we can be –– it’s like practicing piecemeal Christianity. We give God “a piece” of obedience over here (when it feels good), and withhold “a piece” of obedience over there (when it doesn’t feel good). The fact is: Partial obedience is disobedience. And, both obedience and disobedience come with life-changing consequences.

This issue of CALLED Magazine strengthens our ability to obey God –– in every area of our lives. Lord knows, I have my weaker days ... but there comes a point when we should be strong enough, mature enough, and faithful enough to obey God, despite our weaknesses.

In her cover interview, Gloria Copeland (page 30) admits that submitting to God’s Word requires a great deal of discipline. However, she encourages, “In the end, obeying God doesn’t cost. It pays.” Consequently, even when we don’t feel like it, we must offer Forgiveness (page 36), redirect our Negative Thoughts (page 14), and accept God’s Redemption (page 52) –– because that’s what God desires!

It’s time to embrace that Successful Women Think Differently (page 40). They obey God in their marital relationships (page 26), financial decisions (page 22), and even when they’re deciding who to marry (page 60). Most importantly, successful women recognize that obeying God requires that we trust Him.

In the words of biblical scholar Paul Enns, Everything Happens for a Reason (page 48) –– including this thought-provoking, spiritually-tugging issue of CALLED Magazine. So, lets exchange “piecemeal” obedience for total obedience.


Marsha DuCille
Publisher/Editorial Director

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Monday, 06 August 2012 03:03

Cover: Gloria Copeland

On Our Cover

Gloria Copeland — a renowned Bible teacher, bestselling author, co-founder of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, and co-host of Believers’ Voice of Victory broadcast. Her Healing School has facilitated emotional and physical wholeness for people worldwide.



Financing Your Ministry  read article
If you're ready to face the “not-so-pretty truth” and charge forward with your calling, these tips will help you fund your ministry.

Roommates or Soul Mates?
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You can revive a flat (or flatlined) marriage by taking the initiative. Don’t wait for "that lovin’ feeling" to return, or for your husband to act first.

Gloria Copeland  read article
When it comes to obeying God, fear will try to dominate your faith. But, Gloria Copeland’s interview delivers an insightful message that will give you strength and inspiration.

Forgiveness  read article
Are you struggling to forgive someone who deeply hurt you? If so, it’s time to strip away the weight of unforgiveness. Here are seven things you must do.

Successful Women Think Differently
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Consider these five traits that are characteristics of resilient women. You, too, can apply them –– and change your life by changing the way you deal with adversity.



Negative Thoughts  read article
Discover how replacing negative thoughts with positive ones can lower your susceptibility to depression, distress, the common cold, and cardiovascular disease.

Light & Tasty Salads
For the woman “on the go,” these recipes are simple to make ... and easy to take!

Confessions of a Control Freak  read article
None of us should individually run the show –– not even an overzealous control freak! When we accept that, we gain the ability to live a peaceful (rather than exhausting) life.

Healing from Domestic Violence  read article
If you, or someone you know, have experienced domestic abuse, there is hope.

Everything Happens for a Reason  read article
We don’t understand everything that happens, especially to God’s people. However, the answers to these common, understandable, and complex questions offer some clarity.

Redemption  read article
Kasey Van Norman is a compelling Bible teacher who bounced back from rape, a suicide attempt, and infidelity. Her story of redemption will compel you to help others by sharing your past, instead of remaining a prisoner to it.

Christians in Hollywood
For award-winning actress Naima Lett and producer Danita Patterson, Hollywood is a mission field. They are bringing spiritual light to a place known for its darkness, and helping other Christians in Hollywood do the same.

Single Women  read article
Before you get married, consider these nuggets of wisdom from bestselling author Sheri Rose Shepherd. They’ll help you know when (and when not!) to say “I do.”

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Wednesday, 20 November 2013 05:00

Our Darkest Hour

It’s easy to trust God when everything is going well. After all, who wouldn’t have confidence in someone who gives them exactly what they want –– when they want it? But, the fact is, God doesn’t work that way! Instead, He gives us exactly what we need –– when He decides we’re ready for it.

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 00:00

Winning vs. Losing

One of the hardest things in life is allowing someone to "win" a disagreement — especially when we’re convinced that we're right. The Word of God teaches, however, that "losing" in the eyes of the world can mean "winning" in the eyes of God.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 04:19

Making Changes That Stick

Whether you're trying to get out of debt, lose 20 pounds, or rekindle the flame in your marriage, these three steps to long-term change work.

Friday, 01 June 2012 04:11

Mentorship - What to Look For

With the guidance of a mentor, the call on your life should begin to make sense. That person helps you see possibilities, and puts you in a position to make things happen. Here’s what to look for when choosing your mentor ... and how to find it!

Thursday, 03 May 2012 01:29

Things We Overlook

Without a doubt, some of us are facing challenging times. But, we can remain uplifted by meditating on "the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly" (Philippians 4:8, Message Bible).

Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:06

CeCe Winans

In a world where compromise is commonplace, CeCe Winans encourages Christians to never shortchange the Gospel — or bargain the call on their lives. This interview will propel you to stand tall, and never lose sight of why you are here.

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