On July 28, 1727, Jonathan Edwards, the most significant American churchman of the 18th century, married 17-year-old Sarah Pierrepont.
On this Hugs From Heaven podcast, let's take a look at how we encourage the next generation to bounce back, become resilient, and fail forward.
Lina Sandell was a Swedish poet and author of some of the most beloved gospel hymns, but her lifetime of ministry and inspiring words came from tribulation.
Each name, in order of appearance, connects to the next in an unexpected Hug From Heaven that is sure to inspire you today.
For many, the charm of the King James Bible is the linguistic virtuosity and vitality, but what is the story behind it?
Can you recall a time when your words didn't convey exactly what you intended? You don't have anything on Rev. William Archibald Spooner!
A successful and healthy businessman in his early forties, Mark Moore always believed he was in control of his life. But, sometimes, God has other plans.
John the Baptist was content only to be a voice if it caused people to think of Christ. Perhaps these Hugs From Heaven will inspire you to inspire others.
Stats say that young people today will have an average of 5 careers in their lives. My guess is that they will not choose to make all those changes.
A Washington, D.C. school principal offered $16,000 of her own money to the students that accepted her summer break challenge.
If you answered yes, you're part of the majority of people battling unforgiveness. This is your next step to finding peace and letting go of bitterness.
Recently, we spoke about how trials build trust in God but, in order for that to work, you need to have genuine faith for that light to shine through.
A recent report found that almost 70% of people surveyed believed, "God is satisfied if a person lives the best life [they] can."
If you know and love Jesus today, someone probably had faith to believe that you would serve the Lord in a life of faith and obedience.
Creating a fascination in God begins at an early age and, if we don't teach our children to follow Jesus, the world will teach them not to.
With a little help from author Jean Fleming, this podcast will help you recognize when your zeal has waned and restore new truth in your spiritual life.
This life lesson from the garden is sure to help you build a better foundation for the relationships in your life.
There are days when clouds of doubt and darkness, as well as storms of difficulty and distress, sap our joy and stretch our faith.
The hymn is often sung on the fourth of July to help celebrate Independence Day, but what inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write is the wonders God gives us.
In Psalm 33:12, David said, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord." How Grateful I am to live in this beautiful country.
Explore the history of Elizabeth Prentiss, a colorful novelist in the 1800s with a deep Christian faith that withstood the tests of personal pressures and tragedies.
Enjoying your time and taking in the experience is important, especially when you're young, but there is one thing you need to remember.
Raising children today is an increasingly complex task, especially in these summer months. Perhaps these Hugs From Heaven will help.
Have you had to grapple with life-changing DETOUR in the road you were traveling? Try Cam Taylor's roadmap for when life gets rerouted.
Where is God when nothing makes sense and it all hurts? It's a tough question songwriter Daniel Doss and his wife Emily understand all too well.
Dogs are considered by many to be "man's best friend," but Grace Goheen considers her Golden Retriever, Skylar, her hero.
Are feeling crushed by life's demands or losses? Hope and encouragement can be found all around us.
The daily journey to work can be stressful, exhausting, or plain boring, so how can we make better use of our time?
Protect yourself from the life-threatening consequences of being caught up in our frenetic, crazy-busy, attention-deficit culture.
You may be anxious about letting go, but just as nature abhors a vacuum, God is the perfect Gardener when it comes to growing you and me.