Danger of Giving into Pain – If you’ve ever suffered with chronic pain, you know how debilitating it can be. How many people have developed opiate addictions in their effort to get free from physical pain? Emotional pain can likewise spark overreactions, leading to tragic consequences. Constant pain can be so overwhelming, people can despair…

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Gossip  Many of us are familiar with the scripture, “A good name is more to be desired than great riches.” (Proverbs 22:1) But what may be less familiar is the verse that says, “…if you want to lose your reputation, all you have to do is gossip.” (Proverbs 25:9-10) Gossip is defined in a variety…

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Two Greatest Fools Who Ever Lived  This may be the most unusual post I’ve ever shared, but its insight challenges me every day. The greatest fool who ever lived would have to be Judas. He spends 3 1/2 years with Jesus, God come to Earth. He’s given numerous opportunities to acknowledge the deception in his…

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Francis and his good friend, Michael Miller, share about the wounds of their fathers. Francis, who was abandoned and rejected by his father, tells how Dr. Martin Luther King became a father-figure to him in his childhood. While Michael shares about his father’s wounds, and a surprising conversation he had with his Dad about them.

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Do you know the spiritual season you are in? It will help if you do. Looking for the fruit of Summer in the middle of Winter, will leave you disappointed. Trying to hold on to parts of your life in Fall, when emotional leaves fall away, will make you frustrated. We all need to be…

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Men love darkness; yet the God who is light, still loves men. Perhaps the greatest miracle that can take place in a person’s heart, is going from loving darkness to loving light. If there’s a greater miracle than that, I’ve never seen it. The Bible says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light…

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Every day, God is trying to communicate with us—deep down in our spirit. The question I ask myself is, “Am I listening?” An unbelieving planet resists loudly, while the Kingdom of faith persists quietly. Romanian pastor, Richard Wurmbrand, spent 14 years in a communist prison for his faith. He once wrote, “The one thing you Americans…

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Are you frustrated about something? How you’d you like to get the most out of your frustrations? I’m not joking. Frustrations are actually doorways to our destiny. Until we see our lives from God’s point of view, we’ll never understand the good that’s possible because of these frustrations. If we obsess over the pain and…

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All of us want to hear the voice of God. The inner voice that leads and guides our life. I’ve never heard God’s audible voice, but His inner voice and witness has been alive in my heart for 48 years, since I let Jesus be the Lord of my life. Jesus said, “My sheep hear My…

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Wouldn’t you like to never be disappointed? We all would! But, it will require you coming to terms with what God wants for your life? What’s His motive; His heart; His ultimate intention? It’s important that you and I know this! No parent wants their children to fail in life. We all want them to…

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All of us think we know what’s best, but we rarely do. We pray, “God, if you would just do this or that, then my life will be blessed!” We bring a wish list to God, looking for Him to sign off on our requests, As if we actually know better than He does. Frankly, I don’t…

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The “I Don’t Know-ness of God”  All of us, at times, struggle to admit when we are wrong. But, admit it or not, being wrong is a universal human condition. There is, however, one area we can admit to. Either we’ll realize that our assumption was wrong, or, frankly, that we just don’t know the…

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Are you experiencing an unthinkable situation? Life is filled with them! We don’t mind the “good unthinkables”: we get an inheritance, we’re healed, we fall in love, or we even accept God’s forgiveness. But it’s the seemingly “bad unthinkables”: the left hooks: the sudden death of a loved one, divorce, bankruptcy, chronic pain, or a…

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Do you think God answering your prayers will make your day? It won’t! You’ll just ask Him for something else. And the merry-go-round will continue! It’s actually the road to perpetual un-fulfillment. The satisfaction you and I looking for doesn’t come from God answering our prayers, it comes from learning to love and trust Him…

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Are you trying to measure up to God? Ha! You must be exhausted! Because you and I will never do it! Remember, He’s perfect, and as I’m sure you’ve noticed, we’re not. But, as we grow more attached to His perfection, we’ll be less stumbled by our own imperfection. The goal in life is not…

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Are you begging God to help you? Don’t. It’s a waste of time. He doesn’t answer prayers of unbelief. Are you asking God to reveal Himself to you? Now, that’s awesome! It’s a great prayer! But we shouldn’t be surprised if God doesn’t give us new revelations of Himself until we are obedient to the…

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You and I have never seen anything eternal with our natural eyes. This world is the matrix. The real world is invisible and can Only be seen with eyes of faith. So, in order to change the visible realm, we must learn to see into the invisible. Why? Because, this world is not our final…

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Are you convinced God wants you to be successful? He absolutely does! But only He knows what success looks like. We have no idea. We’d chase after rainbows, looking for pots of gold, only to realize we were chasing the wind and worthless illusions. God is a good Father, Sure He wants us to experience…

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Are you facing mountains of pain and discouragement? Does a mass of misery threaten to bankrupt your entire investment in God? Don’t let it! It’s been powerfully said, “Stop telling God how big your mountains are, and start telling your mountains how big your God is.” Life always comes down to a show down. A…

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After pastoring The Rock of Roseville church for 21 years, Francis retires a few months shy of his 70th birthday. He invites a packed house of 500 of his friends and family to celebrate. As the evening closes, he surprises everyone, puts the pulpit on its side, and crowd surfs out.

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Do you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you? It happens to all of us. When God’s at work in our lives, He prunes away what is dead and dying! When it’s a vast, eternal work, sometimes He uses bulldozers. At times, the experience can be so overwhelming we think we’ll…

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Are you embracing the season you are in? If not, you’re missing God’s best for you. I’ve squandered too many wonderful days, in magnificent places, with fascinating people, because I was unable to get my heart around what was happening, and instead longed for what was not. I’ll never get those days back, but I’m…

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Please don’t dismiss what I’m about to say, without hearing me out. Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? It’s a complete waste of time! I’m waiting on God . . . not what He can do for me! God’s not my sugar daddy. The purpose of prayer is not to get answers,…

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How would you like everything in your life to work for your good? It can happen! As a matter of fact, it’s actually God’s will for every one of us! God promises that all things will work together for our good, if two things are taking place: if we love Him more than anyone or…

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Are you and I blaming God for the challenges in our lives? It’s really a dead end! If we’re blaming God, it means we’re not trusting Him, but are being overwhelmed by the circumstances that challenge us every day. It means I’ve believed some lie about who God really is, and His heart for me.…

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If pleasure’s the goal in life, then everyone wins something…a measure of pleasure! The devil’s happy to give us the pleasures of Connecticut and Vermont Avenues, as long as he gets to keep Boardwalk and Park Place. But, if you’ve ever played Monopoly, you know that Connecticut and Vermont Avenues are basically worthless, while Boardwalk…

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A pastor friend of mine asked his congregation what fruit of God’s Spirit they believed was most actively working in their lives. Out of the hundreds of responses, one fruit was glaringly absent: self-control. You may never train a lion, but there’s one thing you need to train: and that’s your soul! Each day I…

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Are you optimistic about your life, or pessimistic? That’s an important question. How you answer it will reveal not just how your day plays out, but how your life plays out. Long ago, I settled in my heart to try and live as an optimist. Why? Because God is the greatest Optimist of all. I…

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I once heard some jolting news that could have been received as completely overwhelming. But God in His mercy quickly reminded me of my only responsibility. As I was marinating with concern about the seemingly insoluble issue I was facing, He spoke clearly to my heart, “You are in charge of the Respond Well Department,…

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Francis and Ricky share about their journeys with Father Wounds and how rampant they are in our society. They offer helpful insights on how to get healed from the wounds caused by fathers.

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For the first 30 years of Francis’ Christian life he didn’t think God liked him. Now, if God was an imperfect human, that would make sense. But He’s not! Each of us make decisions to like or dislike people based upon their past or present actions. But imagine being completely aware of everything a person…

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A collection of KLOVE Radio Spots by Francis Anfuso declaring that Jesus Christ heals spirits, souls and bodies.

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A collection of KLOVE Radio Spots by Francis Anfuso affirming the eternal hope we have in Jesus.

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A collection of KLOVE Radio Spots by Francis Anfuso reflecting on the peace that only comes through knowing Jesus.

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The Bible says, “Let patience have it’s perfect work, that you may be perfect, complete and lack nothing.” Many of us would like to lack nothing in the external world. That’s okay, but the external world is temporary . . . here for a few moments. What we truly want in life is to lack nothing in…

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Smaller Seeds Bring Bigger Harvests  We all long for more. More love, more joy and more peace. All the good stuff! But, it will take more faith to plant a smaller seed. And, from God’s perspective, the smaller the seed, the bigger the harvest. The Shunammite woman thought she had too little. God knew she…

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Do you appreciate all you have? I once read about an elderly American woman who died of starvation, alone in her apartment, because she didn’t have any money. Yet when the police examined her belongings, they found over $100,000 in cash buried inside the mattress she died on. How sad! She had forgotten what she…

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Most people’s desires are not God’s desires. We’ll do anything to change the way we look—to change the shell—when God wants to transform the pearl within us. Though I totally believe in doing all we can to be physically healthy, outward transformation will never make us whole. And since the Kingdom of God can only…

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Everyone wants to be successful! But, I’ve found out that God’s definition of success is way different than mine. Success, to God, is doing His will. Because His will for us is the best, out of all possible options. Most of us miss one of the great paradoxes of life. We mistakenly believe the doorway…

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Are you facing major trials? Feel like giving up? Please don’t! Trials are meant to bring out the best in us, not the worst. They throw the pass beyond our reach, but not beyond God’s intent and grace. It isn’t an accident when we feel completely inadequate to meet our own needs. God’s the only…

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Are your circumstances out of control? Many times, I’ve found my circumstances are. I’m more of an observer than the controller of the challenges that come my way. Even though what happens to us may seem completely out of our control, how we view our lives is always our choice. I can choose to see…

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Are you riding an emotional roller coaster? One moment you’re overcoming, and the next you’re being overcome. Frankly, I fight this every day. So, it’s a real issue for me. The most successful way I’ve found to steady my emotions is with the Word of God. The psalmist wrote, “I am overcome with joy because of…

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What we do in life, echoes in eternity. We each leave a legacy on Earth and into eternity. We have each received an inheritance from our Creator. The Father has given us a unique part of who He is. We came from Him, onto Him we shall return. We were created to be fruitful and reproduce what God has given us. To…

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If we truly love God, we will live to do His will. And so, the possibility of missing God, of believing we have heard from Him, and yet time proves we have not, is a crushing mistake. So potentially devastating, it can cause us to lose confidence to ever believe we’ve heard from Him again.…

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Do you love your life? Not based upon circumstances, but based on perspective? When Francis meets people he knows, and says, “How are you doing?” And they say, “Great! Oh, I am just doing so good!” He will often say, “We’ll tell me. Are you doing good because of your circumstances, or your perspective? Because if it’s…

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Can a man who lost his way make it back . . . in one piece? He lost his church, his home, his reputation, but kept his wife and life, because His God kept him. Now, after years of rising out of deep despair, David Loveless and his wife, Caron, have emerged as Oswald Chambers…

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Are you overwhelmed? A lot of us are! What if I told you God wanted to give you pleasure in your pain. Would you think I was crazy? Actually, it would mean you were believing the Word of God, more than what you were seeing or feeling. That’s what Paul the Apostle did! He endorsed…

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Want to add more joy to your life? Sprinkle in a little faith! Faith is the miraculous, eternal ingredient that activates supernatural joy in each of our lives. Whereas happiness waits to see what’s going to happen, joy blissfully opens its arms to every moment and says, “God, I can’t wait to see how this…

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Do you feel like your life has been shattered? If so, there’s only one cure. It’s a three-letter word: Joy! You could describe joy as “a deep sense of inner satisfaction that comes from seeing our lives from God’s perspective, and responding properly to the challenges and suffering of life.” The Bible says our lives…

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Are you struggling receiving an emotional healing for some part of your past? There were years growing up that were so dark and hopeless, if I focused on them, they’d smother any possibility of being at peace today. That’s why, when we spend our lives dwelling on yesterday, we shouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow seems…

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Are you in the middle of a storm? Do you feel overwhelmed? It’s important that we understand the value of the storms of life, and how to unpack why God allows them. Meteorologists say that, on the ground, every storm feels the same coming in—whether it brings two inches of snow or two feet. So,…

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Jesus said, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” So, when does our suffering produce a positive change in us? We only grow through the challenges of life when…

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One of the most knowledgeable men I know, Mountain Mike Shreve, once told me, “Heavy winters bring more bountiful summers.” Hmm? So, the harder the winter . . . the more fruitful the summer! WOW! That’s quite a revelation. We all love Spring flowers and Summer fruit, but it’s the dying of Fall and the…

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I don’t know what’s best for me—never have and never will. I don’t even know enough to have a strong personal preference. So, spending my life wishing things would work out is an enormous waste of my time. The smartest thingI can do… is to remain neutral: no bias, fully flexible, and yielding only to…

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Are you at peace with your life? It’s an elusive goal that all of us are in pursuit of. True peace only comes from one Person: God Himself…the Prince of Peace. Scripture says, “While people are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction will come upon them…” In fact, peace, without the holiness…

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Ok! This may be a hard pill for you to swallow. But, once you wash it down, it will make your life infinitely better. Would it surprise you if I said: the part of each of us that wishes things would get better is not our friend. Actually, it could be our enemy! I have…

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