A Christian mother from Texas who was shot dead by police after she gunned down her two adult daughters in the street as her husband watched in horror last Friday allegedly had a history of mental illness, according to local law enforcement officials.
Caitilin Espinosa, spokesperson with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, told PEOPLE that prior to the heartbreaking scene which unfolded on Friday, police had been to the home of the deceased mom, 42-year-old Christy Sheats, "for previous altercations" involving her "mental crisis."
When they responded again on Friday, the crisis was fatal. more >>
Four of the six men arrested last year for heckling a worship service led by Pastor Joel Osteen at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, were found not guilty.
Last June six men from a fundamentalist Christian group called the Church of Wells interrupted a worship service headed by Joel Osteen, calling him a "liar."
Four of the six men arrested, Kevin Fessler, Matthew Martinez, Randall Valdez, and Mark DeRouville, were cleared of all charges Wednesday at a trial held at Harris County Courthouse. more >>
There is more than a World Series championship at stake for Texas Rangers pitcher Matt Bush who has had to battle his demons and cling to God just to step onto the mound each day.
Bush, 30, is an alcoholic who was sentenced to four years in prison after a 2012 hit and run accident that occurred while he was under the influence and nearly killed a senior citizen. After serving 39 months of that prison sentence, the pitcher was given a shot on the Rangers team last month.
Now, he is vowing to keep his focus on staying sober by regularly attending his 12-step meetings and leaning on God. more >>
The mayor and citizens of Hondo, Texas are involved in a row with the Freedom From Religion Foundation group after the latter requested the city to remove religious road signs.
The sign in particular said, "Welcome. This is God's country; please don't drive through it like hell - Hondo, Texas." The non-religious group said that it is inappropriate for a city to show preference to any religion.
Hondo Mayor Against Removal of Religious Road Signs more >>
Wouldn't it have been amazing to have witnessed a miracle like Moses parting the Red Sea, to have stood among the crowd of thousands fed by Christ using only two fish and five loaves of bread, or to have experienced some similar miracle? Where are today's jaw-dropping spectacles? Are epic wonders only a thing of the past?
In his recent book Unanswered, a volume that was six years in the making and intends to shed light on topics that have gone largely unaddressed within today's Church, apologist and New Testament scholar Jeremiah Johnston assures that, even in modern times, God is still very much on the move when it comes to working miracles.
In fact, Johnston says Jesus is making miraculous appearances to Muslims around the world. more >>
The greatest predictor of success is having a good attitude, says Victoria Osteen, co-pastor of the 40,000-strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, alongside her husband, Joel Osteen.
Citing a Stanford University study, Victoria says that even above intelligence, "attitude is a better predictor of success."
"You can have aptitude," she adds, "but if you don't have attitude, you won't get as far in life." more >>