Tis’ The Season!
Friends of MARKINC, thank you for your faithful support! Your fingerprints are all over the good work we were able to accomplish this year, including:
24 new Help & Hope audio resources of powerful personal testimonies - listened to over 100,000 times
52 Ask Dr. Betters videos answering the tough questions - watched over 80,000 times
365 Daily Treasure devotionals delivered directly to hundreds of inboxes
This Christmas, give a gift of the help and hope found in Christ as we celebrate the birth of our savior Jesus by supporting MARKINC with an end of year donation. Your gift will make a difference in someone else's life by allowing MARKINC to continue to offer help and hope to God's people around the world so that they are better equipped to faithfully persevere regardless of the life challenges they may be experiencing.
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Merry Christmas and may God richly bless you,
The MARKINC Team,
Chuck, Sharon, Melissa, Barbie, Kasie, Bill, Stephen, and Luke
HELP & HoPE
In this poignant interview, Chuck and Sharon Betters speak candidly about how they approached their first Christmas without their youngest child. If you are struggling with grief in this season that is considered the happiest of all, listen and be encouraged that there are treasures in the darkness designed to help turn your heart toward Jesus.
In this moving and sometimes emotional conversation, Sharon Betters talks to Susanna Musser and her friend and counselor, Heidi Scott, about the sudden, accidental death of Susanna’s adopted son, Tommy. This conversation will not only encourage others in similar places, but will give listeners a renewed understanding of the burdens some parents bear and how to help them.
In this painful and transparent conversation Rene’ Stewart takes responsibility for instigating adulterous relationships. She shares how her behavior shattered families and imposed long term pain on her children. Why would Rene’ shine the light on such a dark place and on such a public platform? Rene’ wants to help others avoid the damage she caused and in this brutally honest conversation pleads with those who are tempted to unfaithfulness and those in adulterous relationships to recognize no good will come from their behavior.
Melanoma, the word strikes fear into the hearer, especially when it is a diagnosis for a loved one. Al Groves and his wife, Libbie, heard these words and knew life would never be the same. In this conversation with Sharon Betters, Libbie shares the journey that her family experienced in the year after her husband Al’s diagnosis of terminal cancer. She offers her family’s story as a means of coming alongside of others who are struggling with cancer, God and grief.
Ask Dr. Betters
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "In heaven, we will be aware of all the bad and evil things happening on earth? Will we be aware of the sufferings of our loved ones?"
In this episode, Dr. Betters answers the question, "I am animal lover! My pets are truly part of my family. My precious dog Buster is 14 years old and his health is beginning decline pretty rapidly. It just breaks my heart to think he will soon no longer be here with me. Do you believe pets have souls? Do animals go to heaven?"
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "I have been a horrible person the majority of my life. I am now in my 60’s and am struggling with the mountain of quilt I am carrying. No one ever told me or taught me about Jesus, that is until 2 years ago…
In this episode Dr. Betters answers the question, "Technology and social media seem to be taking over the world, taking over our time and having a serious impact on our personal relationships. Clearly the Bible does not address “technology” as we know it today so how do we apply biblical principles to how we use it?"
Boaz, the Kinsman Redeemer, symbolizes our own Kinsman Redeemer Jesus. Ruth, the Gentile, symbolizes those who need a redeemer – each of us. Ruth’s declaration of her total trust in the God of the Israelites opened wide the door to God’s family…
Treasures of Encouragement
The desperation of the email deserved a quick response. A terrified grandfather needed help. His daughter was losing her battle against drugs so he petitioned the court for custody of her three young children. Instead of being viewed as a knight in shining armor, his grandchildren blamed him for taking…
Over the past few weeks the blog posts have focused on giving you a behind the scenes glimpse of how MARKINC Ministries functions. With that information in hand, I’ve asked you to prayerfully consider helping us reach a $10,000 Matching Gift goal. Last week I promised…
"Our son was murdered by a jealous man about two years ago. He was our only son. We are still waiting for a trial. I am a leader in the Christian community and people expect my wife and me to stand strong in our faith but we can barely make it through a day without questioning why God would do this…
A picture is worth a thousand words and I hope this picture will make the impact of my words even deeper. Below is a picture of Lee and her daughter Samantha. A few weeks ago I received a FB friend request from Lee. I typically check out anyone who wants to be a FB friend, and try to determine the connection…
What is #MARKINC?
Scripture is clear that we will all go through some sort of hardship or suffering during the course of our lives, (Hebrews 12:7-11, 1 Peter 4:12). Our mission at MARKINC is to encourage a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to help strengthen faith in His promises, and to proclaim that God is sovereign and can be trusted, even in the broken places of life. MARKINC produces resources that teach about the sovereignty, trustworthiness, and faithfulness of God through the sharing of redemptive stories, lessons, books, articles, videos, blog posts, and more. Learn more about MARKINC.
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