Finding God in the Life of Zig Ziglar

By Lane P. Jordan:

Zig Ziglar, on having a balanced life: “For over 30 years I’ve read an average of  three hours a day: read my Bible every day, read the newspaper every day–that way I’d know what both sides were up to.” 


I remember when I moved to Dallas I heard the name Zig Ziglar and knew I had heard that name before.  But it wasn’t until I met him personally did I come to the realization that we can find God in the men He creates.

Hilary Hinton “Zig” Ziglar, one of 12 children, was a motivational speaker who inspired world leaders and business owners.  He died last week on November 28 at the age of 86.  By the time I met him, he was a well known author of countless best sellers as well as a famous motivational speaker.

But he was a breed apart from any motivational speaker you might find on a late night infomercial.

When he talked, his eyes smiled!  When you were talking, he would look directly at you and his composure made you feel as if he could talk to you all day.  His positive outlook and enduring comments about life could turn the most pessimistic person into a Pollyanna.  His love for his darling little “red head” wife Jean would make anyone believe in marriage again.

And his love for His Lord could make anyone believe that God truly did exist and that Jesus loved you.

I firmly believe that God places special people on earth to make it a better place and to share His Word. Zig Ziglar was one of these special people. I believe with all my heart that anyone could find God by this man’s life and testimony.  How he will be missed.

But one thing I know for sure!  He is speaking with Jesus right now and all of heaven is smiling!

In loving memory of Zig Ziglar 1926-2012

@Lane P. Jordan.  Lane is a bestselling author, national speaker, singer, certified life coach and contributor to the Finding God Daily blog.  Visit Lane on her web at  

Here’s a video with Zig Ziglar talking about having a balanced life:


Finding God: Linda Evans Shepherd on 100 Huntley Street

By Laurie Winslow Sargent:

Did you see  Linda Evans Shepherd on 100 Huntley Street this past week? If not, you can watch the broadcast, below.


I was excited to see Moira Brown interview Linda Evans Shepherd on 100 Huntley Street this past week!

Linda is the beloved founder and owner of our blog Finding God Daily and the Christian suicide prevention site Thinking About Suicide, both with Right to the Heart Ministries, so I thought I’d surprise her with this article! 

 Moira, the host, mentioned during Linda’s interview, which in this past month reached 3,000 hurting people across the world. Site visitors there are either actively suicidal, depressed, or have lost loved ones to that tragic end. They are directed to crisis lines and other resources, while being encouraged by those who have been there that there is indeed hope.

Both blogs are authored by members of  AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, also founded by Linda) to touch the lives of others.

The main focus of the 100 Huntley interview was on Linda’s new book, When You Need a Miracle: How to Ask God for the Impossible (forward by Don Piper, known for 90 Minutes in Heaven).

Linda shared stories about how to trust God in difficult times. She described how, years ago she and her toddler daughter were in a terrible car accident. She was told her daughter  Laura would forever be in a vegetative state and to give up hope. But Linda did not give up hope, and Laura is blessing to Linda and others.
Hear the full story in the interview. Enjoy seeing the voice and face (and heart!) of Linda, the woman behind our blog, Finding God Daily!
When You Need a Miracle: Linda Evans Shepherd on 100 Huntley Street


 © Laurie Winslow Sargent. Laurie edits Finding God Daily, and is an author/contributor and magazine article writer. She blogs for parents at and for writers at  Join her on Twitter as @LaurieSargent.


Finding God After the 2012 Presidential Election

By Dianne E. Butts:

Did you enjoy this Presidential election? Uh oh. Was that a groan I heard? Not so much? Then I suggest finding God after the 2012 presidential election.

Remember that God appoints our leaders. You may think that campaigning and political ads and debates and even voters appoint our leaders. But in Romans 13:1, 2, the Bible says:

“…there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted.”

God says He places government leaders over us.

Erick Erickson is a prominent political blogger at, and I was quite amazed at his November 2, 2012, blog post, “50,000 Feet Looking Down” because he expressed so well what I believe, and he said it so boldly about Godeven on a political blog site.

“My world view is pretty simple. I think this world is destined to go to hell in a hand basket by design. I think things are supposed to go to pot. So if Barack Obama wins, I won’t be upset. If Mitt Romney wins, I won’t be running through the streets cheering. I think, either way, it is all part of the design. The world is going down hill. Barack Obama re-elected just gets us down the slippery slope faster in my view. For others, it is Mitt Romney who does.

“God is sovereign and He is in charge and He will return. That is my hope and my ever present expectation.”

I’m with Erick Ericksonright there, trusting God, watching for His return. This week, I hope you find God after the 2012 presidential election.

This little girl is from my home state of Colorado. Do you feel like Abby about the 2012 Presidential Election? She and others may be thankful that we can get back to regular programming without seeing one political ad after another!

© Dianne E. Butts. Dianne’s new book, Prophecies Fulfilled in the Birth of Jesus, will release in later November 2012 just in time for the Christmas season. Her latest book is Grandparenting through Obstacles: Overcoming Family Challenges to Reach Your Grandchildren for Christ (Pix-N-Pens, August 2012). Visit her blog at

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