Are you having a bad day? Need something to give you a clear head and make you feel better? Well, you don't have to look further than the Bible. The Bible has great verses and scripture quotes to help Christians brighten up and reflect on their attitudes.
These Bible verses are good to share with someone who is having a bad day as well. The Bible is a great tool to turn a rainy day to sunshine in no time. Below are 7 Bible verses that are perfect for when you are having a bad day:
1 Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. more >>
Award-winning Christian musician Michael Gungor of the musical collective Gungor, who recently rattled the Christian world when he argued that the Bible should not be read literally, took his arguments a little further last month when he said Jesus could have been wrong about the creation story, or might have lied about it to fit in with popular culture.
In episode 2 of The Liturgists podcast posted on Aug. 12 Gungor, Mike McHargue, popularly known as Science Mike, and Lissa Paino discussed the furor that has continued over Gungor's argument that Genesis 1 should not be accepted as a scientific record of history, but a poem.
During the nearly hour-long discussion, co-host McHargue said fundamentalist Christians from a church he used to attend challenged Gungor's position with the argument that even Jesus spoke of Moses' writings as though they were historical fact, and to reject any of Moses' words as allegorical is to reject the divinity of Christ. more >>
The news of three different celebrity weddings dominated Labor Day Weekend this year, but none of the nuptials took place in the church.
First, former "The View" co-host Jenny McCarthy wed Donnie Wahlberg on Saturday, Aug. 30 in St. Charles, Illinois at Hotel Baker. According to reports, friends and family of the couple were spotted in St. Cloud on Saturday, including Wahlberg's brother Paul as well as his former New Kids on the Block band mates Jordan Knight and Danny Wood.
McCarthy was raised in a Catholic household and has even admitted early intentions to become a nun, but it is unknown if she still identifies with Catholicism. After the birth of her son Evan and his Autism diagnosis, McCarthy admitted to praying to a wide variety of Catholic saints. more >>
Billions of locusts clouded the sky over Madagascar's capital Antananarivo starting last week.
It is believed that the largest swarms have covered hundreds of square miles starting on Thursday, Aug. 28, and the locusts have caused alarm as well as damage to local crops. Video footage by Sylvain Lathuy captured the disturbing sight, which resembled a scene described in Exodus 10 in the Bible.
Actress Alexa PenaVega discussed the end times as they are found in the new rapture-inspired film "The Remaining" this week.
In theaters Sept. 5, "The Remaining" is based on Revelation 8-9 and follows a group of friends who are celebrating a wedding when apocalyptic events leave them fighting for their lives. At first, different beliefs divide the group, but the catastrophic events eventually lead them to a church where they must choose between redemption and survival. While the film did not change PenaVega's views on the story found in Revelation, the actress admitted its many complexities, for both believers and non-believers alike.
"I don't want people to be confused, because for a long time people were calling the things coming and attacking us [in the book of Revelation] demons," PenaVega told The Christian Post. "I don't know how to correct people, I don't know what the creatures are called but they certainly aren't demons. In the Bible, they are described as things that essentially God sends down to torture the people who are left - it sounds horrible! But that's the balance I try to find. How do you explain this to people who don't quite understand, and do it in a way that doesn't turn them away, but brings them closer?" more >>
It's been almost 35 years since that fateful day on Dec. 8, 1980 ,when Mark David Chapman fired shots that echoed around the globe as they killed one of the world's most beloved singer-songwriters in ex-Beatle, John Lennon. But in Chapman's eighth parole board hearing this Wednesday, he told the New York state parole board that although he took Lennon's life in search of self-fame and notoriety, his life is no longer controlled by selfish demons and is now solely focused on the Lord Jesus Christ. Despite that claim, Chapman was again denied parole.
Chapman, who read a book on the Beatles when he was a child that had inspired him to become "somebody important or better," was lulled into a stark drunken depression in his life, unfulfilled as a security guard working in Hawaii. Upset because his childhood dreams of fame hadn't panned out, he stumbled across a picture of John Lennon and wondered "what would happen if I kill him?"
What happened was Chapman, now 59 years old, was convicted of murder and sentenced to 20 years to life in a New York prison about 25 miles west of Buffalo and nearly 5,000 miles away from his wife. Having been denied parole eight times now, it is looking like Chapman may be there for life. Although Chapman has been able to sit and think about the heinousness of the premeditated murder he committed, that time has also allowed him to apparently come to Christ. more >>