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.
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.
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.
The “celebrity syndrome” is still alive, in spite of the economy, and the only way we are going to stop big-headed charlatans from corrupting churches is to boycott them.
By Eunice Chege Chicken Coconut Curry This dish is indigenous on Kenyan Indian Ocean coastline, areas like Lamu, Malindi, and Mombasa. Also known as “Kuku Paka” in Swahili. It consists of chicken in spicy coconut sauce. Best served with coconut rice or chapatis. Recipe for the coconut rice available too. Let’s make our mouth-watering dish! Ingredients […]
I am the first lady and my husband is the pastor of the church we attend. We have been married for 15 years. Recently, my mind pushed me to do something that I normally would not do. Because of the reckless spending habits of my husband over the years, I secretly opened a savings account in my name that he is unaware of. We still operate the joint account together, but I am scared of waking up one morning with nothing to fall back on. Is my action wise or foolish?
One benefit of prayer in the morning is your mind is clear, your spirit is alert, you are still at peace and you are not troubled by the issues of the day. You give God your first fruit, the best of your morning and the best of your day when you come before Him in the morning.
These taunts laid the foundation for many pity parties. “Why me?” was the question I used to put before God, and whenever my mother came home from work and saw I’d been crying, she would try her best to convince me I was beautiful. Her words had a way of gently draining away the malicious words I had suffered.
Shortly thereafter, reconciliation came between her and her birth father. I've met him--and his wife--the day I officiated my daughter’s wedding, at her graduation, at her kids' birthday parties (my grandchildren). I've prayed for both the father and his wife and have forgiven him.
It was only after someone came up with the idea of providing Gidado with a handcrafted wooden wagon (measuring around four feet) to get around in that Gidado started to rise above his pain and misery. With the help of his family and friends who took Gidado where he needed to go, he made the most of a very delicate situation and lived a “normal life.”
Comfort food. There’s a reason why it’s called that. We think of our favorite dishes from childhood, celebrations, holidays, feasts. Our mouths and noses water at the smell of apples and pastry stiffening in the oven, bean soup simmering on the stove, juicy chicken frying in a pan.
Many times, it is therapeutic to delve into the archives of your life and excavate one or more torturous experiences for the purpose of re-examination and permanent closure.
“What, capital murder? Me? I have never harmed anyone. Me? Are you sure?” Graves’ pleas fell on deaf ears, despite the lack of any physical evidence linking him to the crime. Thus, he was accused of killing a family he had never even met.
When you fall in love with your college sweetheart, marry him, and have three children together, then travel abroad to fulfill what you believe is your God-given calling, you never imagine that your fairy-tale life will come to an end on a summer’s day with your husband shot dead next to you in a steamy jungle. But that’s exactly how Gracia Burnham’s fairy tale ended.
Jackson was just 11-months-old when his father, who was working as a blood tester at the time, tried to kill his only son.
He had been fighting over child support payments with Jackson's mother, who had left him earlier that year after he became physically and emotionally abusive.
For spinsters and bachelors who feel that obtaining the right partner is getting rather late. The best way to arrest delay in marriage is to engage in constant wrestling bouts with the enemy and to call back all the benefits you would have gained if you had gotten married earlier. God is waiting for you to fight it out with your enemy.
When a mother has this protective love for her son she becomes fiercely protective of his life, crippling his emotional growth and tying him to her apron strings as 'Momma's Boy.' This tendency has been documented even from Biblical times in the story of Rebekah, who encouraged her favorite son Jacob to steal his brother's blessing through impersonation.
We never know when the moment of death will come. Don't leave your family, friends and loved ones wondering about your last wishes. Have you been putting off writing your last will and testament? Making those unthinkable end-of life plans?
We're still dads even after our kids become moms or dads themselves. No, they don't want us to try to run their lives (and neither does God, by the way). But they do still need our maturing love.
The beat of my infant grandson's heart resonated against my chest with life, with hope, and ...at least on my side, with heartache. It was our last bit of time together (for now) and he lay on my chest, fast asleep and unaware of the busy activity of sorting, shipping and packing going on around him. His big brother, Cyrus, my best little buddy, had a heavy heart all day; being old enough to know that the time to say goodbye was at hand.
Today we learnt that a dear friend of ours has been diagnosed with cancer in her ovaries. The consultants original thoughts were that the large tumor detected from the CT scan was probably a benign ovarian cyst similar to one our friend underwent surgery for 18 only months previously.
“As I drove her to the hospital, she said ‘I want you to be prepared to accept this because I will be staying there, I won’t be coming home,’” Padilha said, recalling their last conversation. Doctors diagnosed the woman with severe bleeding and were shocked, after rigorous medical procedures, to see that the two embryos were still thriving.
When his mother fell ill Hammond said he took on a new role, that of a family care giver. That's when this industry trendsetter was forced to decrease his busy work schedule so he could care for the one person who helped to support his career goals along the way!
I didn’t realize how bad things had gone until I found myself scouting for coins in the pockets of jackets and jeans around the house to get enough to buy water for the house. How did we get so low? Where did we go wrong? Bills had piled up, debtors were constantly calling and there was no doubt we needed help.
Rather than stay in the presence of the God that kept her from day one, Angela began spending a lot of time in the presence of Derrick till she agreed to marry him based on trust and the fact that he was now the assistant pastor of a church. During the course of their marriage, Angela began seeing an unattractive side of Derrick that disturbed her.
Christian leaders seem to center their emphasis on one message a week, followed by unsupervised "free time" where their "sheep" are free to pursue whatever agendas they want.
I was devastated that my chances of childbearing were suddenly not looking so good.
My fiancé Dennis, however, dismissed this news, replying that the doctors were not God. His reaction gave me hope and courage, so I sought a second opinion with a highly respected gynecologist who had helped countless women. However, he declared my chances of having children “very low.”
Beauty isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind, a pretty heart, and a pretty soul. She has grown out of negativity into such a tremendous force of positivity. Lizzie Velasquez chooses to love herself the way God created her instead of being hindered by her appearance.
The easy availability of over-the-counter drugs and convincing advertisements of anything from cough syrups to pain killers, anti-cold medicines to anti-depressants, protein supplements to energy boosters, is rapidly turning us into a generation of pill- poppers.