A Good Day with Helga

A woman whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy last year celebrates its repair with friends and volunteers.

Q&A: Does God ever Give Up on Us? Billy Graham's Answer

Does God ever give up on us? I wouldn't be surprised if He's given up on me because I can't count how many times I've told Him I'll live a better life, and then I forget all about it. He must be very disappointed in me. — R.E.

"You are addicted" -Begins My Journey Towards Purity

"You are addicted." These were the most shocking and eye-opening words I had ever heard since walking into counseling for help dealing with pornography. Questions raced through my mind: "Addicted? How can I be addicted?" It's just a little porn. Never mind the fact that "just a little porn" had controlled my life for 12 years.

WEA Global Ambassador Brian C. Stiller: Blood Revenge In Many heathenish Countries

Tucked into southeast Europe, just across the Adriatic from Italy lies Albania, strung out along a mountainous coastline, unknown and unremarkable to most except for its post WWII declaration that it would be Atheistic: no religion allowed. Brutal. Harsh. Demanding. It was more than Communist in economic and social policy. Dictator Enver Hoxha prided himself on following Stalin. But he went further, declaring that anything religious would be outlawed. Churches, Mosques, Synagogues were demolish

A Gay Son’s Journey to God: I was a Prisoner of My Own Sin

I recently had the privilege of hearing Christopher Yuan tell his story at Victory Church in Lancaster, PA. While attending dental school, Christopher began living promiscuously as a gay man and experimenting with illicit drugs. Within a few years, he was expelled from dental school, imprisoned for drug dealing, and discovered that he was HIV positive.

Greg Laurie: Why God allows Suffering, Part 2.

This is not an exhaustive treatment of a very weighty subject, but merely some thoughts for your consideration. Suffering helps us grow spiritually and makes us stronger in the faith. It takes our faith from the realm of theory to reality, so we can start living out our faith in the real world.

John Piper: A Whole World Hangs on a Word

Sometimes a whole world - a whole theology - hangs on a word. Consider the word "this" in Ephesians 2:8. Does it refer to "faith" or "grace" or both? Is faith a gift of God?

Three Reasons Why God Allows Suffering

For instance, we may be rebelling against Him, and He wants it to stop. This was the case with the reluctant prophet Jonah. Psalm 119:67 says, "Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey Your word." So the Lord may allow a hard situation to wake us up to our real need-even something as tragic as the death of a child.

Dr. Ronnie Floyd: 3 Reasons to Believe In Pastors

I believe in Pastors. To the skeptic, give Pastors a break. To the critic, Pastors are but men. To the cynic, Pastors are not what you think. I have never met a perfect Pastor. I have never met a Pastor who claims to be perfect. Yes, Pastors are but men,

Sobriety Is Recognizing That I and My Body Have Value

In order to write a blog about sobriety, I had to come to terms with what I was addicted to. I don’t fit any classic patterns and I’m not a sex addict or pornography addict, though at different times in my life, I have shared some of those traits. I never got into drugs because I knew I had an addictive personality and would’ve been a goner. So what is my “drug” of choice?

Rissi: What Do I Do When I'm Insecure?

I am an artist and by nature we all live with a bit of insecurity. It has taken much growth and becoming comfortable in my skin to get to the point where I could accept the truth, no matter how ugly. My talent, looks, and weight have been sources of much uncertainty and self-doubt. I am my harshest critic, always have been. No one can tear me down like me. Oddly enough, the only thing that insecurity never stopped was my ambition.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes President Les Steckel: Come Back to Christ

Much of my 67 years of life experiences have been in the sports world, and in that time I've witnessed and been a part of some great comebacks. As a coach for the Tennessee Titans in the 2000 NFL Playoffs, I was fortunate enough to be involved in one of the league's most iconic comeback plays-the Music City Miracle. In a game we'd been winning throughout, the Buffalo Bills rallied to take a one point lead with 16 seconds left.

Worship Leader Richard Andrew Ministers in and out of the Pit

Worship and prayer. Prayer and worship. Twin foundations for men who risk death each time they pull onto the track-and Andrew would know. The singer/songwriter who was named the 2010 CMA (Christian Music Awards) Independent Artist of the Year spends a lot of time in and out of the pit stop with NASCAR drivers. In fact, Andrew teamed up with Koch, Bayne, Stenhouse, Wise and McDowell-and RRT chaplains Ginger and Dennis Sanders-during the Texas tornado outreach.

Jeff Fisher: Did God Give Us Our Sexuality

I’m not sure you have to have it all figured out. The “why’s” are questions that we sometimes won’t find complete answers for. We can, however, find insights by digging deeper into our heart’s condition, our past, and into God’s design.

Max Lucado: Getting Through When Life Shuts Down

Sometimes life feels like it's shutting down all around us. The government shuts down. Communication with our teen cuts off. Our marriage is on the fritz. Our health goes on hiatus. Everywhere we turn, life is shutting down. How do we get through? We can't logic our way past the problems. Or yell our way out. And we certainly can't drink our way to an exit ramp.

Felloship of Christian Athlete's Daily Impact: Do-Over

I don't know about other neighborhoods, but when I was younger we had the "do-over." If our feet went out from under us or we miskicked the ball in a kickball game, what were the first words out of our mouths? "Do-over!"