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 […]
But the Bible goes further than simply telling us marriage itself is honorable; it says there must be honor within marriage as well. Each spouse is under a mandate to honor the other: "Husbands, likewise, dwell with them with understanding, giving honor to the wife" (1 Pet.3:7);
The leaven bread of Malice is a destroyer of destiny. A little of it in your life defiles you completely and aborts God’s perfect plan for your life. It is the road to destruction and must be earnestly avoided.
Teaching children responsibility can be time consuming and difficult at times. Chores are part of learning how to be responsible and to take pride in the living quarters that we have. We as parents need help and want to teach our children to be independent and helpful. Thus, chores are instituted.
Tragedy struck one afternoon in August of 2017. Tiffani was recovering from her surgery and decided to take a nap. Her children 6, 13, and 17 were in school and Aunt Paula who was hooked up to her C-Pap breathing apparatus was also napping down the hall.
The Word of God, as it is rightly so, issues from the creator of life, God. As such, no human being holds ownership to the good gems enshrined in the Holy writings. The copyright owner is exclusively the Almighty God.
For flipping houses, there's recently been a great deal of news of late, since houses flipped throughout the first half of 2016 produced a median gross revenue of around sixty thousand, the greatest median gross flipping revenue since 2005, the highest it has been in 10 years.
While there are many possible reasons why any man would cheat, I submit to you that there is one primary reason that may surprise you ...
David Joyner always knew he wanted to be an entertainer. Little did he know he would end up performing and doing live tours for 10 years from inside the suit of a very popular 70-pound giant purple dinosaur called Barney.
Many of us have dreams and desires, few of us write them as goals. We start out all fired up. Then something happens; we slip, we fall, we get caught up in the same old routine... In no time, the fire that fueled our goal is a tumbleweed in the desert wind.
There were nights when I laid in bed listening to the sound of arguments and wondering what the family's landscape would look like when I got out of bed in the morning. I was the step daughter and nothing I did was good enough in my stepmother's eyes.
God created families to love, nurture, protect and support each other. Healthy families are essential for belonging and acceptance. However, not all families are healthy and some families would be considered dysfunctional.
A couple accused of being serial cannibals have confessed to killing and eating at least 30 people over 18 years. Dmitry Baksheev, 35, and Natalia Baksheeva, 42, were arrested after seven bags of body parts were allegedly found in their fridge and freezer.
Stacey Kozel 41, of Medina, Ohio was diagnosed with Lupus when she was 19. In March 2014, she had her worst flare-up to date and spent weeks in the hospital after the disease attacked her spinal cord.
By Cate Russell-Cole We tend to think of Solomon’s descent into abandoning God as a simple process. He had too many foreign wives who influenced him, and that finished him off. However, the more I have studied ancient history and gained an understanding of what was happening in the world surrounding Isra’el, the more I […]
A Christian conspiracy theorist, David Meade, claims a verse in the Bible proves that the world will end on September 23. Is another "Doomsday" coming?
Most people have an insecurity about saying, "No" to people and their requests. We do not want to let people down, or we do not want people think badly of us; which is another way to say we are people pleasers.
God tells us in Proverbs 4:23 to guard our hearts above everything else, because it determines the course of our lives. He makes it very plain that when....
Once a guy woman, Hill-Perry had an encounter with Christ and made a three sixty degree turnaround. “If He [God] can make a moon, stars, and a galaxy that we have yet to fully comprehend, how can He not simply change my desires?”
Authenticity is the opposite of shame. It reveals our humanity and allows us to connect with others. Shame creates most all codependency symptoms including hiding who we are, sacrificing our needs, and saying yes when we rather not - all to be accepted by someone else.
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.
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
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.