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.
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.
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.”
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.
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 ...
When I didn't show up to the church, my parents were panicking. People were sent out to search for me. Rumors flew. Some wondered: "Did she change her mind?" Others said: "No, it's so unlike her, what happened?" After a few hours, they had to take down the decorations to make room for the next ceremony. Harry had been put in the vestry to wait.
Deepak Mahtani had everything he ever dreamed of in life: money, a flourishing company, class, and business degrees from Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan, and American College, Switzerland. He followed his family’s tradition of serving the Eastern gods and rested assured that he was living life to the fullest.
Scriptures: Psalm 50:15, Zechariah 4:7, Isaiah 9:6-7, Philippians 2:6-7,1 John 4: 4-6, Genesis 26:12, Romans 4: 20-25.
Thank You Almighty God for seeing us through 2013 and granting us the privilege of seeing the year 2014
Thank You for life the greatest gift of all - Good health both of mind and body, your grace that is more than sufficient for us and your peace that surpasses all understanding
Christmas came early for me this year. I got the last gift I expected on a supernatural platter of signs and wonders.
Susie Jennings has a favorite saying: “God did not call the equipped, but He will equip the call.” And her life as one of the most unlikely homeless advocates demonstrates it through and through.
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.
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.