All of us have unique interactions with God, stories of God showing up in our lives. In these 52 Stories, people connected to Schweitzer share how God is present and transforming in their lives. In watching, may you be inspired in Hope, encouraged in Faith, and active in sharing your story of God’s presence in your life.
“There’s more to life than just caring about yourself.”
“If you have God by your side, you’ve already won the battle.”
“We think we have our story figured out and then something hits us.”
“If it wasn’t for the people that God put in my life, I would have never made it out of my depression.”
“Ultimately I was at the end of my rope and interestingly, that’s usually where you find God.”
“God is willing to help you with your doubt if you let him.”
"God always moves. God always loves. And I hope to share that with a least one person."
“It’s really cool to be able to talk to God like He’s your best friend.”
“God is always faithful, but He’s too creative to do the same thing twice.”
“For me, joining a group has made such a big difference in my day-to-day walk with God.”
“No matter what obstacle lies ahead of me, God will get me through it.”
“In the quiet moments of the night, God is the one I can confide in.”
“If God can love me, God can definitely love you.”
“Sometimes all you have to lean on is the love of God.”
“I continued praying: work through me, how can I help.”
“There is something greater than myself. There is something that is more important than myself.”
“No matter what happens, I refuse to let fear win.”
“You can’t look for consistency in human relationships or your own work. It’s God who is consistent in everything.”
"The favor of God always goes before me in everything that I do."
"God's in that moment and He has led me to that moment..."
"We need to treat addiction as an illness that we can conquer through a better relationship with our Lord."
"No matter how bad you feel, no matter how sad you are... when you feel disappointed and defeated, because that's how I felt, open up. Pray to God."
"I realized that baseball was just a platform for doing ministry."
Emily Estes Bailey
"In the long run, it has really shown me the power of prayer and how God has a plan for us and how God can give you peace through even the most difficult situations."
"Quit praying 'my will be done and my kingdom come' and start praying 'Thy will be done and Thy kingdom come' and then He can carry you places you could never go on your own."
"If He has taken care of me up to this point, I don't need to be afraid of the future because He is going to be there for me."
"I tell them that God created them uniquely. Individually. And then I tell them how much Jesus loves them."
"You got two choices: life or death. Choose life. You got faith and fear. Choose faith. Faith moves you ahead; fear holds you back."
"My outlet to growing through it was helping other people. And the church has the best opportunities for that. ... It's not just for addicts. It's for people that are broken."
"As long as you depend on God and know that your church family is there to help you, everything will work out. Maybe not like you want it to, but it will work out."
"Looking back at all the areas I was trying to change instead of relying on God, really brought to light my need for a relationship with Him."
"We knew that our God had us in His hands, but His hands were being physically extended by each person that shared our journey."
Keith & Karen Breithaupt
"I always had the calm assurance that Jesus was with us at all times."
"Every week God gave me exactly what I needed in order to do what He asked me to do."
"It was kind of healing for me in an act of worship to still serve God through my art even when I didn't want to do it."
"Even though I didn't know it at the time, God was working in my life, and He is working in my life now."
Colene Smyer Hank
"No matter who you are, there is a spot right here reserved with your name on it."
"It has changed the way I look at just about every aspect of my life."
"God's still working. He's not finished with me yet."
“After going through the Life Change Plan, I can share better with others, and I have been a mentor myself several times.”
"There is something beautiful about looking in the eyes of someone broken who sees how loved and valuable they are."
"Even though my divorce was very hard, I am so thankful He redeemed that time and used it to shape me...and teach me this treasure."