If someone had told me 12 years ago that I was going to end up marrying a homeless alcoholic, I would have presumed they were mad. But that’s what happened. I was 30 years old, happily single, with a successful career as a writer, when I fell in love with a man who lived in a bush.
Many ministries can often be blindly headed up by highly narcissistic leaders. They are in the churches, in denominational positions, in the mission field, and in mission/para-church organizations. In order to understand how bad this narcissism could be we need to first understand narcissism.
Decisions to be made: Traditions, sacraments, ceremonies, rituals, and habits: which to keep, which to toss?
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 […]
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
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.
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.
Cleaving is unity. Unity assures standing. Cleaving is oneness. It changes a spouse’s words from ‘I, my, me, mine.’ to ‘we, our, us, ours’.
Bishop Curry, a 5th grader has a knack for inventing things. He has created a home-made catapult and ping pong ball cannon, to thinking of ways to melt ice and snow on roads without using salt. It comes as no surprise he went to work on his idea immediately ...
The Word of God speaks of treacherous times when we will need the Holy Spirit to protect and guide us. Comparing evil men and women to snakes with viperous venom dripping from their lips in the form of slander, gossip, and witchcraft.
Becoming a man is a process - A process by which you discover the meaning of manhood for yourself. A process you are actually well into at this point in your life whether you recognize it or not.
there are many believers who even tithe but are poor. What can be the cause? The answer lies in the spiritual law of giving and receiving.
The “celebrity syndrome” is still alive, in spite of the economy, and the only way we are going to stop big-headed charlatans from corrupting churches is to boycott them.
“On Tuesday morning, May 16, at 6:10 am my sister Nermeen got out from our house to go to St. Mary Coptic Orthodox church in Beni Suef to attend the morning mass and then to head to the university to do her exam. It was 4:30 pm and Nermeen hadn’t returned to the house.
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.
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.
The best way to deal with a broken marriage is to pre-empt it because once a marriage is broken it is very difficult to restore. Since prevention is better than cure, it's important that you recognize symptoms of possible marriage breakdown.
Are we doing too much? Are there some aspects of our life that are placing us under pressure unnecessarily? Are there some things that we can quit or that can be put off until next year? Frantic, stressful lifestyles can cause insomnia or make it worse.
Nabeel Qureshi (April 13, 1983 – September 16, 2017) was a devout Ex-Muslim turned Christian apologist. He earned an M.D. from Eastern Virginia Medical School, an M.A. in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, an M.A. in Religion from Duke University and M. Phil in Judaism and Christianity from the University of Oxford.
Two friends recently posted on social media the significance of the number seventeen. Both stated that in the Bible the number symbolizes “overcoming the enemy” and “complete victory.” This immediately brought to mind the great Old Testament book of Joshua, which tells us the history of Joshua and the children of Israel attaining victory after […]
n the Spirit reminded me of how much our Christmas "muddy feet" experience exemplified what our own spiritual lives are like.
That adversity comes to all, is a fact of life. Human existence is replete with challenges; from the cradle to the grave.
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.
Hope is defined as expectation of something happening.
Your answer to the door question hinges (har har) on whether you believe that identity is a function of being or a function of doing.
There's power in the blood of Jesus. The Holy Communion is a remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus, and His victory over the devil.