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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…

Hello, Beauty Full

By Carol Kent

It’s always a privilege to recommend outstanding books to my readers.  My friend, Elisa Morgan, is currently the host of the syndicated radio program, “Discover the Word” and she is the much-loved former CEO of MOPS International.  Her latest book is titled Hello, Beauty Full and I highly recommend it.  Here, in Elisa’s own words,…

Lazarus Awakening

By Carol Kent

What an honor it is to tell you about the newest book, study guide, and DVD series by my friend, Joanna Weaver!  In Lazarus Awakening she reveals the profound love Jesus had for Lazarus and the shocking life-after-death-on-earth He lavished on His friend.  She skillfully points the reader to a vibrant choice—abundant life!  If you…

Fight Back With Joy

By Carol Kent

A new friend to me is Margaret Feinberg, speaker and author of the just-released Fight Back With Joy: Celebrate More. Regret Less. Stare Down Your Greatest Fears. As a young thirty-something woman she faced a great fear—being diagnosed with cancer!  This diagnosis plunged her into a search for the best weapon to propel her to…

What I Wish I’d Known Earlier in My Speaking and Writing Ministry

By Carol Kent

by Carol Kent At the age of twenty-three I attended my first women’s conference—Winning Women in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  I had graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in speech education the year before and I assumed I would be a speech, drama, and English teacher.  However, that weekend changed everything about my future plans. I was…

Grow a Wildfire Faith

By Carol Kent

Guest Blog, by Diana Pintar Dear Friends, Diana Pintar and I have been friends for over two decades and we have both experienced unthinkable personal firestorms.  The new book, Unquenchable, was recently released and Diana wrote a blog about it.  She so captured the essence of what I want people to get out of this…

In Everything Give Thanks

By Carol Kent

December 3, 2013 This would be a different Thanksgiving Day.  I carefully selected the clothes I would wear that would meet all regulations for a prison visit—nothing with Spandex in it, no sleeveless blouses, no fabrics that were thin enough to reveal the shirt worn underneath.  The forecast was for cold weather, so I placed…

The Turn-Around Trip

By Carol Kent

It had been an intense season of ministry and I knew I was behind with getting back in touch with meeting planners, e-mail, social media responses, with three endorsements for author friends, and with a writing deadline of my own.  Why had I accepted the invitation to fly across the country from Tampa to Los…

New Book Release: Miracle on Hope Hill

By Carol Kent

Do you believe that God still works miracles? Miracle on Hope Hill is a book of true stories I wrote in partnership with my sister, Jennie Afman Dimkoff about amazing ways that God has worked in the lives of ordinary people.  Life is full of “God Moments,” yet amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life we…

Jason Kent Featured in New “Grace Place” DVD Series

By Carol Kent

Some of the questions I hear most often are: “Has Jason Kent written a book?”  When is your son going to share his heart in written form? Are there videos where he speaks up about what happened?  How can I learn more about what went on in his mind before he was arrested? I am…