Q:I grew up in a religious home, but after I got a job in another city I kind of forgot about God. Most of my friends here are the same way. Maybe we'll get back to God when we get older, but we're happy the way we are, and that's what counts, isn't it?
A third straight Big Ten Conference Tournament title would be a satisfying swan song for Purdue senior Courtney Moses, but she's aware that wins and losses will soon be forgotten. The Sweetser, Ind., native and former Indiana Miss Basketball has perspective: the relationships and impact for Christ she's made with teammates and fellow athletes through the campus FCA are what she'll cherish forever.
Scripture tells us that unless the Lord builds the house, they who build it labor in vain. In other words, our own plans, our own ways apart from God will crumble. But when you do things God's way according to His Word, that's when your building will be secure.
I want God to build my house, don't you? I want Him to be the center of my family
There's a young lady in the scripture by the name of Rachel. She wanted to have a baby so badly. God put this dream in her heart. Year after year went by and she couldn't conceive a child. At the same time, her sister Leah had a baby. Rachel was happy for her, congratulated her, but all the while, she kept praying and believing God for her own baby. But, still it didn't happen.
Q:I know the economy is supposed to be getting better, but it sure hasn't helped me find a job. Part of the problem is that I'm in my 50s now, and no one wants to hire people my age. Why won't God help me? I feel so useless.
Q:Preachers like you always are blaming the world's problems on human weakness, but I think it all boils down to poverty and economic inequality. If everyone had enough, then people wouldn't have any reason to fight, would they?
Q:A couple of people in my church have said things about me that are very hurtful, so I've decided to stop going. I know you'll try to talk me into going back, but why should I? The important thing is to believe in Jesus, isn't it?
You've heard it said that culture starts at the top and works it's way down. I couldn't agree more. And yet, after years of working with and around pastors, listening to their greatest concerns, I know it's easy to get stuck feeling disappointed about culture, without really understanding what you can do to change it.
Can people ever change? My husband has always been a very impatient person, and I've finally decided that he's always going to be that way. Please pray that I'll be able to adjust, because sometimes it's very hard to get along with him.
When was the last time you took note of someone in your church and thought, “I see potential in that person to grow and to lead”?
Jesus moved through crowds of people every day. He not only noticed certain individuals; He called them. For example, He noticed Peter and Andrew casting their net into the lake, and He challenged them to follow Him. However, Jesus did more than call them to Him, He committed Himself to them. He said, “I will turn you into fishers of people” (NET, italics mine); “I
Q:Our church went heavily into debt to build our new building, but now our pastor has left, several families are drifting away, and we're having a hard time making the mortgage payments. Does the Bible say anything about borrowing lots of money to build a church?
Q:My sister claims she's been "saved," but I don't understand what she's talking about. Our family always went to church and tried to do what's right. But now she's acting like we're misguided or something. What's going on?
Q:How can I know whether or not a group is a cult? A woman in my office keeps trying to get me to go with her to her religious assembly, but I don't know anything about it. I didn't come from a religious family, but I know I need God.
Marisa Breathwaite does not settle. Not on the athletic field, where she runs cross country and indoor track and is gearing up for her senior outdoor season. Not in the classroom, tackling multiple AP classes that will lead her to the UNC-Chapel Hill campus this fall.
Q:You'll probably be offended by this, but I don't think I've ever met a Christian I really liked. Most of the ones I've met seem so negative and unfriendly and out of touch with real life. Why would anyone (including me) ever want to be like them?
During the Winter Olympics this past February (2010), a figure skater from South Korea wowed the judges so much that she not only won the gold medal, she also broke the world record for the highest score ever in such a competition. People were awestruck by the beauty and perfection of her skills, but many people also noticed that just before she began her routine she made the sign of the cross and bowed a moment in silent prayer.
I can't get around very easily because of some physical disabilities. They've gotten worse recently, and now I've had to stop going to my church because it isn't handicapped accessible. Will God understand why I don't go anymore?
Congratulations to all the graduates. You know that a Commencement builds dreams. I think back on a time when I was in your seat and also even much further back than that, when I was a youngster sometimes spending hours sitting in the hallways of Detroit's Receiving Hospital or Boston City Hospital.
Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., M.D., had a childhood dream of becoming a physician. Growing up in a single parent home with dire poverty, poor grades, a horrible temper, and low self-esteem appeared to preclude the realization of that dream until his mother, with only a third-grade education, challenged her sons to strive for excellence. Young Ben persevered and today is a full professor of neurosurgery
It is difficult to describe the magnitude of encouragement, inspiration and excitement I have received within my soul while being in Washington DC for the National Prayer Breakfast. Did not shake hands with the President but the contacts, ministry friends and members of Congress that we have met has set my spirit soaring in anticipation and brought a brand new focus and passion in DAILY praying that God
Nancy Swider-Peltz Sr. doesn’t particularly enjoy being labeled a rebel, but she gets it. For the past quarter-century, she’s been doing things quite a bit differently than her peers in the U.S. speedskating community, both in the way she’s competed and coached and how she shares her convictions and faith.
Florida isn't exactly the ideal childhood setting for a future ice hockey career, but that didn't stop Bowling Green junior Ryan Carpenter, who started playing on the sunny streets outside his home in Oviedo. A move north and stops along the club team route landed him in Ohio, where his passions have changed from scoring goals to spreading Christ's message through his sport.
LONDON, UK (ANS) -- In November of 2013, I was invited to be one of the keynote speakers at the annual Christian Education Conference in Leicester, and there I had the privilege of meeting with Len Stolyarchuk from Moscow, Russia.