Did you start the morning with a long list of things to do, but found yourself waylaid by demanding children, pressing e-mails and all the other things that sometimes get in the way of our "to do" lists?
I've taken more "Know-Your-Spiritual-Gift" tests than I can remember. Most of them were just "tell us what you'd like to do at our church" surveys. One of them felt like a baptized DISC assessment, another like a job application, and still another like the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory!
I was born in Anniston, Alabama, in the 50s and had to fight for my equality most of my life. You see, there were many who thought I should be treated like a second class citizen, drink from a different water fountain, sit in the back of the bus, be counted as three-quarters of a person, go to a different school, eat and sit in the black section of restaurants, use a different bathroom; you know, be separate but equal. Then came Dr. Martin Luther King and all that started to change and praise Go
Someone shared with me her observation about two bosses. One is loved but not feared by his subordinates. Because they love their boss but don't respect his authority, they don't follow his guidelines. The other boss is both feared and loved by those who serve under him, and their good behavior shows it.
Aren't Christians supposed to love each other? We joined a church after moving to a new city, and all the people seem to do is bicker (often about the smallest things). I'm a newcomer to the Christian faith, but I'm getting discouraged. — C.P.
Many in the Church do not believe that God heals today. You may be one of them. I most assure you He does. I would like to encourage you to not hestitate in asking God to heal someone you know that is sick even though you may not have the faith to believe. I did. At times God answered my prayers and He healed them. Sometimes He did not. But through my experiences I have come to believe that God can do anything.
My cousin (who isn't married) says she doesn't believe in saving anything to take care of herself when she gets old, because the Lord will take care of her and provide for her needs. Is this what the Bible teaches? — M.D. J.
With the upcoming 4th of July holiday, I thought that a reminder concerning our Christian heritage would be appropriate. So I compiled a list of presidential quotes on the Bible from many of the Presidents of the United States.
In this second #heroeshangout, Jeremy Lin chatted with military heroes from across the nation via Google+ Hangout. In February 2012, it was hard to turn on the TV without hearing about Jeremy Lin, who rose from NBA anonymity to the cover of Sports Illustrated in just two short years. "Linsanity," as the cultural phenomenon surrounding Lin was nothing short of magic to fans, coaches and players alike.
The Salvation Army is responding to overnight flooding in the Mohawk Valley area of New York State. “The Salvation Army in Herkimer at 431 N. Prospect Street with be open with a hot dinner at 6 pm. The Empire Division’s incident command team has been mobilized and be opening in Utica at the Utica Worship and Community Center later Friday night. Our mobile feeding van from Albany has been assigned to the Herkimer County 911 Center to provide food, refreshments and comfort to rescue workers and e
"Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called."
--1 Corinthians 7:20
Some persons have the foolish notion that the only way in which they can live for God is by becoming ministers, missionaries, or Bible women. Alas! how many would be shut out from any opportunity of magnifying the Most High if this were the case. Beloved, it is not office, it is earnestness; it is not position, it is grace which will enable us to glorify God.
Do you ever feel that God is ignoring you?
I often receive letters and emails from women asking me why God isn't listening to them or why He refuses to answer their prayers.
I, too, have wondered about that question at times. Certainly it's discouraging to pour out our hearts and feel that we are getting no response. But, I have
Have you ever felt as though you couldn't hear the Lord's voice if He were next to you shouting your name? Have you been, or are you now in, a period of spiritual dryness? If you have had a spiritually dry time and are now past it, then praise God. If, however, you are in the midst of one, then maybe this can help you.
Billy's ministry expanded, and in January 1945 he left his pastorate to become the first full-time evangelist of Youth for Christ, a ministry to youth and military service people. It was just the beginning of the couple's difficult partings. During those early years, before the children were born, Ruth traveled with Billy when their budget would allow.
From time to time we all struggle with situations around us. After a long week; after a bad day; after an illness; through financial turmoil; after the loss of a loved one – the circumstances are entirely different but words of encouragement help us through each hardship to see and feel the love of Christ in our lives.
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Note: Today and tomorrow on the BioLogos Forum, we feature excerpts from biologist Sean Carroll’s book, Endless Forms Most Beautiful: The New Science of Evo Devo, a well-wrought account of how the field of evolutionary development biology, or Evo Devo, has shaped our understanding of how animal
Only three months after Emibal’s birth, Reynaldo Laura and Adela Ampuero noticed that something was wrong with their son. When he nursed, he would begin coughing. His lips would turn blue, he would get extremely tired, and he couldn’t sit up.
When there's something I'm not sure how to say, I start by taking a deep breath. I hold it as long as I can, and then I let it out in one big shove. I can't do that slowly-let-it-out thing, even after years of Pilates training.
Here's the thing I'm not sure how to say, today, but it keeps spinning in my head so I'll try, in one burst:
I'm much better with failure than I am with success.
But he hasn’t got anything on!” This is the cry of the child at the end of Hans Christian Anderson’s little tale The Emperor’s New Clothes. The vain emperor believed he was wearing the finest garments ever created, garments woven of the finest silk and the purest gold thread. He believed he was wearing clothing so beautiful that only the best and brightest in the land could see it. These garments could distinguish the great and mighty from the ignorant and troublesome, for only worst of the hoi