In this individualistic society we live, there is a tendency to proclaim ourselves to be the masters of our domain. We pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and we make it happen. We create our own destiny! Right? "If it wasn't for me... it would have all fallen apart!"
When I was in my teen years I used to be very shy to meet new people, was an introvert and always would draw a line for myself and would not like others to cross it and disturb my privacy. If some one would say and do something that had crossed that invisible line of self-privacy, then I would be angry and would not speak to them. Immediately I would start to build a wall around me for this person so that he would not dare to cross that wall the next time. This would be my lifestyle and as a result I would develop a lot of grudges towards many people in my heart without showing it on the outside.
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.
Vikram Agnihotri 45, was an active child prior to losing his arms in a ghastly high voltage wire accident. He was just 7 years old. His predicament did not put a hold on his life. Agnihotri uses his feet to shave and drive. His nose to operate his phone and his shoulders to swim, gym and play tennis.
As Ikomi and her family approached a construction site, they were rammed from behind at 86 mph., sending their car airborne. Ikomi, age 32 at the time, did not know what happened—her ears echoing with the impact. She says two men approached her and must have urged her to get out of the car...
To lose one parent is almost unbelievable. To have lost both parents is unimaginable What I miss the most is before he was anything else, he was dad. He was dad in my life. People wouldn’t fathom this intellectual icon who they see on stage.
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.
The devil has masterfully sought to rebrand Halloween as harmless, so that he can encourage people into the blatant pursuit of evil. He did the same thing when he got Adam and Eve to sin (Genesis 3:1-6). October 31st is a day where darkness is openly and blatantly pursued. But many “Christians” drown themselves on that day in an ocean of candy and dress-up costumes.
Juan had prayed for over a year for God’s direction. Now, at a missions conference in Waco, Texas, he got his answer. Juan would train to become a Bible translator for the Ugbe people in Nigeria. Juan’s journey didn’t start with the Ugbe miracle. Juan has always had a love for languages, and he majored in translation in his undergraduate degree in Spain.
Whether we choose to believe it or not, God Almighty is every child’s real parent. Scriptures note that the earth is the LORD’s and its fullness thereof, the world and they that dwell therein. Jehovah controls everything and has a kingdom agenda for the world that would be fulfilled through men. In God’s army are the young and old, male and female. This list is includes children ...
I was raped at 8 years old by my uncle, but it was too late because they already had me in church. Though the rape caused homosexual desires and activities as my years went on, it was too late because the seed of righteousness was inside and they had trained up a child in the way that he should go.
Though Halloween is over, Satan remains active year-round, quietly deceiving the unaware in many ways. In the following story, one lady who thought she was a Christian even wound up in witchcraft. Clearly, we must remain alert, because the devil never stops “looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet. 5:8, NIV)
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.”
Psalm 127. In these last days the devil is waging a war against children knowing fully well that they are the leaders of the future. Therefore you are advised to make sure you seek constant deliverance of your children from evil bondage that is rife among the youth today.
Hurry your way out of failure by raising others up. Become an encourager, a helper, an advocate. Let others stand on your shoulders and by so doing you will enrich your own life and improve your little corner of the world.
As much as the child struggles to deny, minimize, bargain with and co-exist with the abuse, the impact of chronic trauma seeps into the deep recesses of the psyche and in the body.
Depression can be a devastating illness. For very severe depression, studies show that antidepressants appear to be rather helpful in alleviating symptoms.
The problem with flirting is that what often times starts out as something fun to do can lead you down a slithering road toward an affair and possibly a break-up. It has happened to people in the past and will happen to folks in the future.
Every independent human possesses an inalienable right to their personal life presentation. However that right, when from rationality, begins realizing a possible maturing inter-dependency in their exchange with other individuals.
“We are going to destroy the mouth that said no to Islam.” A Muslim man had already thrown acid on Julie Aftab’s face and body, and with these words, his accomplice poured it down her throat.
Top student and former beauty pageant contestant Natalie Nichols lost her health and her mind, but ..
At first, Nichols seemed to be on track for a storybook life—talented, beautiful, and always achieving her goals. She finished high school in two years and began college at 16, eventually transferring to Baylor University at age 18 in 1989 as a music education major. In the upper five percent of her class, Nichols also had scholarships for master’s and doctoral degrees. Plus, she was already a sought-after motivational speaker, so she felt God had abundantly blessed her.
Do many people see what is happening globally in these days? Are many aware of what is going on around our troubled world?
Faith is the currency of God’s kingdom. It brought the power of God to work our salvation at the new birth (Ephesians 2:8). Without our faith, God would not have saved us ...
Isaiah 53:5 He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
By Daisy Daniels Science can now explain why low calorie diets are more healthy and intermittent fasting (eating every 16hrs) can lead to longevity. A simple way to do this is to not eat 4 hrs after waking up, but rehydrate with lots of water as soon as you get up, and not eat 4hrs […]
It's not an exciting road, it's a hard path, but I stand here telling you today, that it is the most joyous path. No longer am I a slave to my flesh. No longer a slave to my loans.
You would think I visited an onion factory after I watched this video. With all the hate going on in today’s world, it was truly refreshing watching a gentle giant expressing his love for his mother. The video filmed by his wife Shannon has been watched more than 400,000 times. In her own words: “Jeffrey was born here […]
The feeling of unworthiness is expressed in various forms ranging from distorted body image, resentment toward husbands and children, perfectionism and comparisons with different women.
why it is imperative we must always do to others what we want others to do unto us.
The world may be full of wickedness, but there are many people who are different for Christ. They may not outnumber the wicked, but they are there and are increasing ...
The bible encourages us thus, to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding (Pr 3:5) and that we should acknowledge Him in all our ways so He can direct our paths (Pr 3:6).