A friend is dying of cancer and is not expected to live much longer. Yesterday, she asked me to help plan her funeral service. I didn't have the nerve to tell her no, but doesn't she need encouragement right now, instead of thinking about her death?
A song of ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore. (Psalm 131:1-3)
Is impatience a sin? If so I'm in deep trouble, because I'm not a patient person. It's probably one reason why my first marriage went down the drain. I know I need to change, but I'm not sure I can. I guess it's just the way I'm made.
We recently received an update on behalf of one of our partners on the ground responding to the crisis in Iraq: He visited an area where most of the Christians who fled from Qarakosh and Mousel are taking refuge. It was heart breaking seeing thousands upon thousands of displaced Iraqis.
I've always been a strong person, able to do anything I wanted to and was almost never sick. Then, a few months ago, I had a heart attack followed by bypass surgery. Now, I'm weak, depressed and angry at God. Why did He let this happen?
You're always telling people that God loves them, but if that's true, then why is my life such a mess? No matter what I do, it never works out. Maybe God loves some people, but I don't think He loves me.
Today, the American Center for Law & Justice filed a "friend of the court" brief with the United States Supreme Court in a First Amendment case of great importance:Reed v. Town of Gilbert. As explained below, the decision in this case will have enormous implications for the exercise of fundamental liberties in our country, specifically, the free speech rights of churches to share the Gospel publicly and to speak on equal terms with others.
I feel so useless. I used to be very active in my church, but I'm old now and confined to an assisted living facility, and I can't do anything. Sometimes I can't see any reason for living, but I guess God doesn't see it that way or He'd take me to heaven.
World VisionExternal Link will partner with Sojourners, the Micah Challenge and the National Latino Evangelical Coalition to host a prayer vigil with U.S. church leaders as the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) begins.
As a pastor for more than three decades, I've heard more than a few stories of heartache and hurt. Health scares, financial woes, relationship valleys: everyone I know is going through a hard time to some extent, and probably everyone you know is as well.
You know that “your ministry is perfectly designed to produce the results you are currently experiencing (Andy Stanley).” You know the well-worn path never arrives at a new destination. You even know Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: “Doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results.”
Thanks for praying for Dr. Kent Brantly as he testified before the United States Senate yesterday about Ebola. Kent and his wife Amber also met with the president. Today, in front of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Kent said, "As a survivor of Ebola, it is not only my privilege, but my duty to be a voice for those in West Africa who continue to face the mounting devastation of Ebola."
I escaped with only minor injuries from a bad car wreck a few months ago. Did God have something to do with this, like one of my friends says, or was I just lucky? I've never thought about questions like this before.
Our paper featured a report a few days ago about some people who claim they worship the devil. I thought that went out hundreds of years ago. Are they serious, do you think, or just trying to get attention?
Director Darla Rae and Film It Productions returns to Temecula with their new award winning film Spirit of Love, the Mike Glenn story, starring NBA Legend mike "Stinger" Glenn. Temecula is the very film festival which helped launch Film It Productions career in the film industry.
God is a God of second chances and fresh starts. And if you’re alive and breathing and reading this post, God obviously isn’t finished with you yet. Don’t quit, and don’t give up, even when you’ve experienced failure. Instead, allow God to use failure to move you forward.
A robust standing ovation greeted Dr. Kent Brantly, his wife Amber, their children, and many members of their extended family as they arrived today to address staff at Samaritan’s Purse international headquarters in Boone, North Carolina.
CA in northern Georgia is narrowing its ministry focus on female athletes under the direction of Mandy Ledford, the new Women in Sports area representative.
North Georgia FCA Director Dave Grusnick and board member Jana Cansler
I'm a single mom with a couple of small children. I know I've messed up my life big time, but I don't know what to do about it. Is there hope for me? I know you'll say I need God, and I probably do, but I'd feel out of place going to church.