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Staying Power

By Carol Kent

Today is “release day” for Staying Power:  Building a Stronger Marriage When Life Sends Its Worst—the first book Gene and I have written together, along with Dave & Cindy Lambert.  With COVID-19 keeping us from speaking engagements, we need your help with getting the word out about this book.  You can order here. The book…

Words of Hope

By Carol Kent

By Carol Kent, March 24, 2020 In the past couple of weeks our lives have been turned upside-down due to the unanticipated invasion of COVID-19. I’ve seen empty shelves, anxious parents, fear of the future, loss of retirement funds, “social distancing,” temporary job loss (especially for my speaker/musician friends who’ve had their next three months…

A Christmas Message from Gene, Carol, and Jason Kent

By Carol Kent

Dear Friends, Start glorifying God—with words, with song, with celebration, with exploding joy. Thank Him for the precious gift of Jesus. Then in hushed silence, listen for His voice. He is pleased and you are favored when you listen to Him and act in obedience. No matter what your circumstances are, experience the power of…

Happy Thanksgiving from Gene, Carol, and Jason Kent

By Carol Kent

We’re learning that our lives always change for the better when we develop the moment-by-moment habit of praising God. When good things are happening, it’s easy for us to voice our thanks. But when we’re hurting, we tend to pull back, almost as if we feel punished. After 19 years of Jason’s incarceration, we’re learning…

He Holds My Hand

By Carol Kent

Have you ever been desperate to hear God’s voice? Has daily life ever felt so demanding you weren’t sure what to do next? Has your phone rung in the middle of the night with unexpected news about a loved one? Has the diagnosis from the doctor brought a sense of fear or unrest? Have you…

Visiting My Son in Prison

By Carol Kent

I was sitting in the visitation room, picking at the broken tabletop as I talked to my son. At that time, we were approaching sixteen years of visiting Jason, both in jail and in multiple prisons. I asked him, “What is the single most important thing—besides Jesus— that helps you keep your sanity in this…