By Cindy Burrell Journal entry: March 11, 2003 I now look at life differently. My children are more precious to me than ever. I love to hear them laugh and to daily tell them I love them and kiss them good-night. Colors seem more vivid. The breeze on my skin is fresh and invigorating. I […]
An unexpected phone call from my brother Osa woke me from deep slumber. He had bad news! His close friend in Nigeria had just called informing him that our mother suffered a stroke that left the right side of her body paralyzed.
We all have Y-junctions to meet in life. However, how prepared and knowledgeable you are ahead of time determines the way you will turn off to when you get to the Y-junction. Y-junctions in one's life are those points of decision making where you don't have much time to consider
Evil spirits will attack Christians with lies and temptations, and the ability to recognize such attacks and overcome them should be part of the normal Christian life.
This is an interesting question, and those who know me know that I love to teach and write about the family. Not too long ago, I read an article about undoing parenting mistakes, and the writer, Mark Gregston, said that he did a survey and many parents participated, offering some of the following comments:
God wants Christians to be in the habit of testing a wide variety of things, trying to find out if He approves of them
Entertainment shapes our culture as well. This was clearly the case even before ubiquitous media has burrowed into our 21st century psyche.
We thank You so much for our children - a heritage You generously gave us. We pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over them as they go back to school this year ...
After everything Jezebel did, God actually held Ahab responsible. Jezebel is mentioned only as a secondary figure and gets no mention at all in the books of the Chronicles.
I have to caution that there is absolutely no scriptural justification for the belief that spirits of the dead can or do return and manifest themselves to the living. It is my belief that all encounters with what are believed to be "ghosts" are actually demonic manifestations designed to deceive
White supremacy is part of the antichrist spirit mentioned in the New Testament. It is in complete opposition to Christ's gospel, for the following reasons:
Dorothy Moore was born on July 25, 1935, in Sycamore, Illinois, with more than a silver spoon in her mouth. She was the fourth and last child of a hard-working company president and a mother whose family came from a classy, well-to-do background. Her parents owned a mansion in Irvington, New York, and a summer home in Sycamore, Illinois. They were members of their city’s elite society, traveled extensively, and raised their children on a foundation of privilege.
Regardless of how betrayed my fellow colleagues in the trenches might feel by me spilling the beans…I can’t hold it in any longer. I’m coming clean.
Just as there is a special bond between mothers and sons, the relationship between fathers and daughters is unique. Fathers therefore cannot afford to remain remote characters in the lives of their daughters. Parenting is a joint venture, with fathers just as active participants as mothers.
Cleaving is unity. Unity assures standing. Cleaving is oneness. It changes a spouse’s words from ‘I, my, me, mine.’ to ‘we, our, us, ours’.
Bishop Curry, a 5th grader has a knack for inventing things. He has created a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt. It comes as no surprise he went to work on his idea immediately ...
The Word of God speaks of treacherous times when we will need the Holy Spirit to protect and guide us. Comparing evil men and women to snakes with viperous venom dripping from their lips in the form of slander, gossip, and witchcraft.
I've always been one to stand out in a crowd. Not because I'm beautiful or tall or loud or all that interesting, but because I'm fat. At times, I've been the widest person in the room.
If we approach the subject of women in ministry holistically from the point of view of what God has said and demonstrated in His word through the Holy Spirit, rather than ‘what the apostle Paul or apostle Peter said’ in these texts, maybe, just maybe the author of God’s word (the Holy Spirit) would be able to enlighten us on the very mind of God concerning this issue.
Society has a general tendency to consider different kinds of substance abuse as addiction, while ignoring certain behavior patterns that are equally addictive. Food, shopping, gambling, work, or sex can turn to behavior addictions and create problems that are just as destructive as substance abuse.
There are plenty of examples all over the web of rage. People who seem to have lost their minds, their common sense, their rational thinking and all logic. It’s like watching a child throw an outrageous temper-tantrum but sadly these are supposed to be adults!
Becoming a man is a process - A process by which you discover the meaning of manhood for yourself. A process you are actually well into at this point in your life whether you recognize it or not.
Being unmotivated and uninspired is, unfortunately, a very easy pattern to fall into and can also be a harmful way of living. You begin to lie to yourself, make plans but never follow through. You make resolutions but then repeat the same habits.
Parenting is something that requires incredible skill and knowledge yet we are totally unprepared for it. If you've been finding parenting a little stressful at times, you are one of many all around the world! However, God has given us this wonderful responsibility and His Word makes it plain that He considers children a high priority.
Luke 18:16 'But Jesus called them (the parents) to Him, saying, Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such (as these) belongs the kingdom of God.' The Amplified Bible.
A person's mind is a powerful tool. In one sense, it is the same situation as having a loaded gun. Both are very useful and have their purpose, however, there are times an individual may not really realize or understand exactly how powerful each of these possessions can be. The mind or a gun can each be used either for the right or the wrong. It just all depends who is using them.
So in this world of greed and illegal business practices how can you as a Christian stand up and do business and make decent money? The bible is not against business but against sinful business practices. The bible says that unethical, illegal and deceptive business practices are frowned upon by God. But he blesses a righteous business man.
Mrs. Happy noticed something while raising a son: He experienced the world by touch. He had to set his little paw on everything, causing the occasional mini-disaster in the home and supermarket. (Ah, yes, the giant shattered pickle bottle at Tom Thumb grocery.) And when Mrs. Happy was attempting to discipline her son, she discovered that, for him to “hear” her, she often had to grab his shirt, his shoulders, or the tip of an ear to aid this supposed involuntary function.
there are many believers who even tithe but are poor. What can be the cause? The answer lies in the spiritual law of giving and receiving.
What is a person to do when they are in the midst of the greatest crisis they’ve ever known? How do they make sense out of Scripture that states ‘God hates divorce’ and yet their marriage seems completely finished? When is the right time to admit that a marriage is over?
Hear me now, dear, weak forgiver." -Lucifer
His face gave him away. When people smile a lot, they develop smile wrinkles...he had frown wrinkles. What little hair he had left was straggly and dirty. His outfit was probably the only one he owned; after all, it was the same one he had on the day before. He walked up to the register and greeted me with silence.