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.
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.
I was devastated that my chances of childbearing were suddenly not looking so good.
My fiancé Dennis, however, dismissed this news, replying that the doctors were not God. His reaction gave me hope and courage, so I sought a second opinion with a highly respected gynecologist who had helped countless women. However, he declared my chances of having children “very low.”
The opposite of faith is our dependence on the arms of flesh, ours or of others instead of total dependence on God and laboring with His gifts and grace. We aren't supposed to attain God's will and obtain His promises any other way aside through dependence on Him.
If the ‘new revelations’ being taught on faith now is what would finally make the audience’s faith work, why did the preachers’ faith work prior to now without the new revelation?
“We are going to destroy the mouth that said no to Islam.” A Muslim man had already thrown acid on Julie Aftab’s face and body, and with these words, his accomplice poured it down her throat.
Faith is the currency of God’s kingdom. It brought the power of God to work our salvation at the new birth (Ephesians 2:8). Without our faith, God would not have saved us ...
Seeds - both spiritual and natural - are living food! They contain life within them that will be released under the right conditions.
Hope is defined as expectation of something happening.
When her phone calls went unreturned, the aunt drove to the house and got scared when she found both cars in the driveway. After getting no answer at the front door, she walked around to the back, peering through a window...
Can we have trust in a person, event or object without faith? These two concepts are most commonly used in the religious context when we are speaking, thinking and writing about them; almost always we do so with a great attention to the 'mystery' of trust or the 'blindness' of faith.
The Lord will keep me from all harm - He will watch over my going and coming both now and forevermore, in Jesus' name.
No evil shall befall me and my household, neither shall any plague come near our dwelling, in Jesus' name.
I have found to achieve success in your financial life it takes vision, discipline, and faith. The 12 steps below will help you achieve the financial stability and outcomes you desire.
There is always a test before a testimony and a fight before any victory. Victory is sure for every Christian believer who will have faith in God. So, the issue is how to maintain your faith till you have your testimony. Many people have given up at the verge of their turnaround. But you can stand strong till you get your answered prayer.
“Stop believing the lie that someone stopped you,” Thelma Wells says. “Stop blaming folks for you being here. People have to earn your respect and you theirs before you can preach to them. You have to have love and show it to win people and respect.”
When their church decided to send teams to various mission fields for 10-day trips, the Camiolas volunteered without concern for their destination. They wound up in Jos, Nigeria, in October 2005, working with a missionary who lived in a boarding school ...
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.
Growing up we all heard our mother say, “What are you up to in there?” Clearly the sounds she was hearing were cause for concern. And, like all kids, we gave the classic reply: “Nothing.” Oh, we were so far from the truth, but with good reason. We were having the time of our lives and didn’t want to stop.
My name is Mercedes Ramirez Johnson. It was my 21st birthday and my parents and I were so excited to be embarking on our trip from Kansas City, Missouri to Cali, Colombia. It would be the first time in over 30 years that my parents would be spending the Christmas holiday with their family in Colombia since coming to the US in the 1960's. My parents, Benjamin and Mercedes Ramirez, were both hardworking parents that came to this country for us to have a better shot at life.