It had started out as an ordinary, day. October 14th 2016, a chilly Friday with the first signs of winter beginning to show. My son Jamel Boyce, then 17, had stayed at his mum’s the night before, but at about 11am he popped by my music cafe in Brixton so we could have breakfast together.
My name is Scott Thorson. I was born in Chicago, Illinois to a loving mother and father; our family grew with the addition of my brother Robert and my adopted sister, Tina. I had a caring family but I often felt misplaced because my dad was closer to my baby brother and never really showed me much affection.
Child molestation in this degenerating world is in on the rise than ever before. Day in, day out, kids are subjected to sexual abuse especially by pedophiles and this destroys them emotionally and socially. Children get to dread a childhood that is meant to be enjoyable and fun filled; a chance to play and laugh with all innocence and naivety is lost...
At 80 years old, Ernestine Shepherd is the Guinness World Records’ oldest female bodybuilder. She won her first bodybuilding competition at 71 years old. In the attached video, she shares her inspiring testimony of how faith, prayer, grief, determination and motivation shaped who and what she is today. Her testimony begins at 2:00. Watch and […]
Which one are you? Judas or a sincere Man of God? By By Edison D Bynoe Matthew 26:14-16, 19-25, 47-50; 27:3-5. Let’s consider some notes in relation to our texts. Judas may have been the only disciple coming from Judea; the rest came from Galilee – 26:14. He was an apostle – 26:14. He initially may have […]
Mia Austin, 29, suffered a stroke at 21 years old that left her unable to speak and only able to communicate through eye movement and a spelling chart.
Seniors know staying physically and mentally active translates to good quality of life. Recent research shows that music should be a part of your daily routine to boost your cognitive abilities. Even seniors who are not musicians benefit from listening to music.
By Tesh Njokanma A heading like this can create different kinds of reactions. Curiosity in the minds of some people. Controversial discussions amongst some people. While some others may be stunned to see a heading like this. The reason being that a lot of people believe sex isn’t something a Holy and Righteous God has any […]
By Cate Russell-Cole Going through David’s life, there are some parts which bother me and one is his dance with the truth. David told three major lies to get out of trouble in his early life: 1. to the Priests at Nob; [Ref. 1 Samuel 21, Nob and point 2.] 2. when he first fled into […]
There are other important issues that take up our time and attention. Where does the family fit into our roles as godly businesswomen? God places tremendous value on the family is which has often been acknowledged as one of the "building blocks" of society. Successful families are vital to the health of any nation. The woman described in Proverbs 31 is able to focus not only on her business, but also on her home.
I thought I would share this remarkable new development of tackling my middle age spread even if it doesn't apply to anyone else but me. It is my prayer, God willing that other women can benefit.
Slavery has sown seeds of hatred, mistrust and discord which may be with us for generations to come. Today we witness so many sad scenarios. We see acts of injustice. There are those who still hold and practice white supremacy views and it is condoned, encouraged and supported by a minority. Then there are those who want revenge for ills perpetrated against black people and it is also condoned and encouraged by some.
By Eva Bell Life is a competition – a daring adventure, and success usually comes to those who are ambitious. Ambition is a deep desire for achievement, and is propelled by an internal drive to fulfill one’s dreams. “Nothing can stop a man with the right mental attitude for achieving his goals; nothing on earth […]
Dessert: sweet, delicious, immoderate, celebratory. Can you imagine a birthday, wedding, church supper, or special occasion without it? Then why not try a dessert that is totally over the top. It is my German grandmother’s Blitz Torte, a sublime confection of meringue, cake, custard filling, and almonds that is as delectable as it is beautiful. Are you sufficiently tempted?
Leo Jonah, a 22 year old albino from London was born with albinism - a genetic condition characterised by the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes.
Many of us, being women of God, strive at being the “Virtuous Woman”. We are the wife, mother, and companion to our immediate families. Not to mention, the homemaker, taxi cab driver, and all of the other extra activities that go along with the job. In contrast, there are many women who back away from this passage of scripture, because they feel that her shoes are too big to walk in.
Last weekend, the final movie in the revolting Fifty Shades of Grey franchise hit screens. The third and last chapter of this sick soap opera is over. And we are left scratching our heads as we ponder why films that glorify sexual abuse and sadistic bondage are still popular.
By Ezekiel Olukolajo And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam […]
I thanked Jesus Christ for having heard my prayers, and my request for a healing of my heart. And I thanked my family and friends who prayed for me.
When it comes to create a productive mindset, a lot of us seem to have the hardest time. Most people get into procrastination mode which is usually an easier choice but is the habit of putting off what you want to start.
But the Queen is hardly ever the object of this kind of criticism. Instead, believers often speak very highly of her. You can often hear people, including Christians, say things like, “In over sixty years on the throne, the queen has hardly put a foot wrong.”
By Steven J. Cole The famous inventor, Thomas Edison, tried again and again to find the right filament for the incandescent electric light bulb. One day he had completed his 10,000th experiment only to discover another way that would not work. When he arrived home that night, he shared this bit of news with his wife. “Aren’t you […]
By Shenita Etwaroo The residual effects of any abuse can be devastating, however, when most people think about abuse – be it spousal, parental, etc. – they tend to focus on physical abuse. Mental and emotional abuse can be just as if not more damaging, especially when the abuser is someone close to the abused. Perhaps […]
I wish cancer weren't a thing, but it is, and I'm off to help my baby sister search out some answers, and we will be brave together.
Pay no mind to those who talk behind your back, it simply means you are two steps ahead of them. – Nannas Green.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” - Dr. Seuss
By Daniel Dela Dunoo “Positive and negative are directions that lead to different outcomes. Which direction do you choose?” –Remez Sasson Positive thinking is obviously not a magic wand bringing closure to all your struggles and troubles. Positive thinking isn`t some kind of miracle cure for all your frailties and inadequacies. But what I can tell […]
Truly remarkable story of when faith overtakes fear. 10-year-old Willie Myrick was kidnapped from his front yard in Atlanta. Wille’s faith and weapon of praise came through for him. Willie began singing the song “Every Praise” by Hezekaih Walker. His kidnapper got fed up after 3 hours and threw him onto the street and drove […]
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.
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.
Sometime during our lifetime we spend more than we planned, saved less than we should have or just made some horrible financial decisions. A few financial misfortunes here and there can add up to a lot of lost cash.