Award-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin shared with his fans on social media that he has made peace with his terminally ill biological father who along with his biological mother gave him up for adoption at a young age.
Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle says Curtis Carroll. As an incarcerated individual who has already done 20 years from crimes he committed at the age of 17, Caroll is the definition of true reform. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade in stocks hence the nickname "Wall Street."
Dr. Tony Evans and his family share their thoughts about the sudden passing of their close family member, Wynter Pitts. In this candid conversation, they address questions bordering on faith and loss we have during very difficult moments when things don’t make sense.
This month of August 2018,I thank God my Father for His faithfulness and goodness towards me and members of my family. I thank God for the privilege of seeing another month in 2018 with hope and expectancy for what He has in store for me and my household.
He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."
Looking back, was that the epitome of idleness, or what? My act of digging up the past from the grave of yesterday never failed to fatten me with grasps of bitterness. By the time I was through with this sheepish ritual that I find hard to believe I used to partake in, there were always two consequences.
Adversity is bound to come calling at one point or another in our Christian walk. It is an inevitable fire that tests us in ways we never imagined. Our attitude during this reign of turbulence is most times the yard stick that measures its altitude
So many of us give up easily out of fear of the two-lettered word NO. Opportunities, promotions, increase, respect, and more have slipped away from us because of the surge of discouragement within us when the word “no” slips into our ears. For those who are conscious of their authority to trample the word “no” under their confident feet, even the sky is not their limit.
Scriptures: Psalm 31:2; Psalm 143:7; Isaiah 58:8; Luke 18:8; Psalm 102:2; Jeremiah 1:12; Jeremiah 29:11; Acts 7v7-8.
1. Dear Lord, I come before thee just as I am; if there be any sin in my life that is hindering my miracle from coming forth, please forgive me, in Jesus' name.
Did Esohe Oyairo [my maiden name] taste the Forbidden Fruit? Check for full details on Monday morning.” I was frozen in shock. What? How? Who? Why? Is this a bad dream? What is going on? “Forbidden Fruit?” These questions kept echoing in my mind. I was dizzy with confusion.
For Debra Peek-Haynes, First Lady and wife of Dr. Frederick D. Haynes III, senior pastor of Dallas megachurch Friendship West Baptist, ministry is a journey that started in her mother’s womb. She was born into a pastor’s home in New Jersey. While her father led the church, her mother was both first lady and a social worker. “I grew up in a home that was about ministry and aspiring to do the things you felt led to do,” she explains.
Rev. Billy Graham died at 7:46 a.m. Wednesday, and was found by his longtime assistant, David Bruce, who then called Graham's son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, who was in Dallas. There were no family members present. "It was described by his nurse and doctor as a very peaceful passing," said Mark DeMoss ...
Mary Nkirote, a domestic violence survivor from Kenya, recently shared her story of marital bliss gone sour and deadly. Her husband did the unthinkable but to God be the glory, she is able to share and encourage others with her experience.
If you want a better life than the one you currently live, one of the greatest things you could ever learn is this: NOTHING will change unless YOU CHANGE. Things will never get better until YOU decide to get better. Until YOU decide to learn more, to work harder, to work smarter, to change your daily habits, to eliminate negative influences.
The twin babies who have been named Olivia Mei Vujicic and Ellie Laurel Vujicic, were delivered on Thursday, December 20. Both the mother and babies are reportedly in good health.
An amazing must-watch of dying to one's self to birth a new and better you. Lisa Nichols shares her empowering story that will bring tears to your eyes. Click below to watch and be inspired.
I will line up all areas of my life with the word of God
The Lord will remember those passing through one trial or the other
I will love my neighbor as myself with my heart and not my mouth
The Blood of Jesus will purge out anything that will sabotage my walk with Christ
Celebrity chef, Richard Chamberlain, loves to serve great fish and go on fishing trips with his chef friends. It makes sense, because he’s also the owner of award winning Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House and Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill both in Addison, TX. Chamberlain was born in Dallas to a professional struggling father and a working mom. He grew up poor.
This month of October 2017, I declare by faith: My God is able to do beyond what I will think, ask or imagine. He will enlarge my coast this October, in Jesus' name.
My Lord will help me to meditate on the Bible day and night so that I can prosper in all things.
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 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 ...
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.
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.
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.”
“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.
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.
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.
When I pass through the waters, the Lord will be with me; when I pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over me. When I walk through the fire, I will not be burned; the flames will not set me ablaze ...