A California police officer who responded to an emergency call of a homeless pregnant woman has adopted her newborn daughter. It is not everyday you see an officer opening up his heart and hope to someone on the street.
I was born to young and violent parents, both with drug and alcohol addictions. I remember thinking my mother must have loved drugs more than me. My mother was sent to prison when I was four.
Selling the Christian faith has come to be one of the core competencies of evangelicals. This has its roots in extending Jesus' Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) within the circles of our influence. But, there are parts of the faith-life that don't always sit well. These are some of the realities that Christians can struggle with
I am the surviving father of a son who committed suicide ten years ago today. Still so shocked I had no idea he was thinking of suicide. I remember April 19th, 2006, as if it were yesterday. The sun was shining, the birds were out. We had made it through winter and spring was here.
Repentance begins by carrying the cross, but not many will realize this. We cannot repent if we had no contrition nor remorse, for our misdeeds and offences. Contrition is not mere words of saying "I am sorry."
I received an email from somebody who wanted to give me a lot of money. It seems this woman was recently widowed and her husband was very wealthy and she wanted to give money to some charity. Would I be interested in receiving money?
The question I am asked most often is, "How do I deal with the loneliness?" The reality is there isn't anything quite like the gnawing empty feeling you experience after losing someone you love.
Some people die from a physical heart attack. Others recover but know they have to be very careful not to have another. Two disciples of Jesus had their spiritual hearts attacked by Satan. One died from it - physically and spiritually. He will experience what the Bible calls "the second death." The other recovered because he was repentant and was forgiven.
Premarital sex is universally known as two people having sex before marriage. In the past, premarital sex is considered as forbidden and doing so will lead to a heavy retribution.
there are violent predators in this world, the rapist being one of the most active. This is an article I would rather not post. I publish this article with the hope that the information listed may help you and/or your loved ones protect yourselves.
I now realize that my weakness - my total helplessness in that hour prompted God to reveal His Strength in my life as I had never seen it before.
When you experience God's purpose for you, the greater your rewards will be upon entering heaven. It's Christ in you, the Hope of Glory!
Depression is the “D” bomb among Christians. Breathe a word of it, and you are doomed … to be stigmatized, chastised, pitied, whispered about. Instead of facing the medical fact that depression is an illness that affects the brain, we prefer to paint it with stripes and hope no one notices the disguise. We look away, or assign the person to the category of “spiritually lacking” or “unsaved.”
The week after my Mom passed away in March, my brothers and their families and I found ourselves in the difficult, but perhaps familiar, position of having to go through all her things. We did this so soon partly because we were all together in one city anyway, so we may as well get it done
Weakness, fear and a profound lack of faith drive us back to the grave for the familiar things that require little or no real commitment or accountability or cost to us. We remain like grasshoppers in the sight of the giants in the land.
Think about the reason you are trying to be in control. Because there is so much going on in your life. How silly of us is it to want to, and try to, be more in control during these craziest of times? As if we don't have enough to do by simply trying to keep our heads on straight and get from one day to the next.
A breakup is unarguably always really hurtful but how it's handled is very important. A lot of people tend to make a lot of mistakes after a breakup and that is why this article is a must read. It will guide us on things to do after a break up.
By Michael Bradley Should Christians Rejoice Over the Death of Their Enemies? As you have all heard, Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the attack of 9/11, was found and killed by one of our US Navy Seal teams in Pakistan. When the news first broke, many people across our nation started to celebrate and […]
In this morning prayer, Pastor Sean believes God to give you a ridiculous breakthrough. God gave David a ridiculous breakthrough over the Philistine giant, Goliath. From the natural viewpoint, David seemed small and incapable of defeating the well-trained giant of war.
I think it is absolutely imperative that we have faith in ourselves and our ability to achieve what it is we really want to achieve. Because if we don't have that, then all the divine help and spiritual guidance in the world can't help us
Please don't be rude to God. Don't just go to church. Go and hear the word of the Lord. Don't talk, text, sleep or take calls when He is speaking. Listen as if your life depended on it.
An individual with biblical integrity is a principled person who becomes salt and light by living according to God's word and walking in the Holy Spirit. The result is uprightness, sincerity, honesty and trustworthiness.
Jesus gave us the blueprint for discipleship. This discipleship program is for all forms of leadership including parenting.
I highly encourage dads, to make more of an effort in helping their daughter make the right decisions and choices for her life. A father’s influence is so very important in helping his daughter to feel worthy of who she is as a woman. Get involved with the disciplining of your daughter and get involved with her life. She needs this from you.
Love does not insist on having its own way and winning all the time. If you are at fault never hesitate to say you're sorry. Avoid finger pointing. Marriage may provide you with a convenient scapegoat.
Before we seek an answer to the question about Jesus’ financial status, let us ask another question: Why is the question – Was Jesus poor or rich – even relevant? In other words, is this a subject worthy of our time and effort?
Some Christian men adopt the wrong approach at making their intentions known to the women of their hearts. What should they do in order to succeed in a marriage proposal?
The two-faced person wants to obtain something from you, but is either too jealous or lazy to get it for themselves. The thing they want from you may vary, but the motivation won't -- they have chosen deception in order to get it. They behave in a manner that is not Godly, but that is petty, deceitful, and self-serving.
My name is Rachel Handler and my life changed forever on March 3, 2012. Some may consider me disabled now, but I don’t think the prosthetic limb I wear is a sign of loss. It is a symbol of empowerment and a reminder to overcome fear and embrace life.