WASHINGTON — While giving a keynote address at the 11th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, Texas Governor Greg Abbott asserted that "now, more than ever," is the time for Americans to start praying for the protection of religious liberties in the United States.
As religious liberties have come under fire from secularists and LGBT advocates trying to use the judicial system to promote their political agenda and infringe on First Amendment rights, the 57-year-old Abbott, a conservative Roman Catholic who became a paraplegic after a tree fell on his back in 1984, stated that he is one of many proofs that God really does answer prayers.
"Let me just start by making a very simple point. My very being here today is proof that prayers do work," Abbott told those in attendance at the Marriott Marquis hotel. more >>
There are many times in life when it feels like the world is crashing around you. Life gets extremely busy and you have so much to do. Debt may increase, and some may even lose their jobs. Just remember, you are not alone. We have all felt like this before, but we must do our best to compromise and figure out how to relieve the stress. The Bible is full of inspirational scripture that will lift us up when we are down.
Amazingly, God already knew what was going to happen before we did. He has provided many Bible verses for us about handling issues in life. God using these struggles to test us and make us better people. Remember that he gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers. Don't look at the struggle as the end of the world. But rather, a lesson learned for the future. There is beauty in the struggle that we never realize. God is shaping us into better people, so that we don't make any foolish mistakes again.
Below are 7 Bible verses to help us in difficult times: more >>
Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson has officially entered the 2016 presidential race for the Republican Party. Carson is well-known for his medical accomplishments such as separating conjoined twins, but he is also as well-known for his religious beliefs. The Seventh-day Adventist has relied upon his faith from a young age and continues to do so today. Here is a look at six key elements and issues related to Carson's faith.
1. Carson is a twice-baptized Seventh-day Adventist.
While he was baptized at a young age, Carson asked to be baptized by a different pastor when he was 12, stating that he didn't fully understand the importance of his infant baptism, he wrote in Gifted Hands. more >>
A regional body of the United Methodist Church based in Georgia has been accused of bullying a pastor and her church over their support for traditional marriage.
Carole Hulslander, pastor at Still Waters UMC of Atlanta, has accused the UMC North Georgian Conference of removing her from her congregation over her decision to sign a statement calling for the denomination to maintain its views on homosexuality.
According to "The Erick Erickson Show" radio program, since expressing her support for the UMC to maintain a traditional definition of marriage, Hulslander found herself harassed by NGUMC leadership. more >>
Two men will be quoting the Bible from memory to raise money for charity to benefit the earthquake recovery in the Asian nation of Nepal.
Tom Meyer and Jason Nightingale of Wordsowers International will begin their marathon memorized recitation of the Bible at noon Wednesday and conclude at the same time the following day.
The event will be held at Shasta Bible College in Redding, California, which will be livestreamed by the academic institution. more >>
At a very young age, Michael began using drugs and alcohol. Problems in his household forced him to earn respect the hard way, no matter what the consequences were. He lived life in the fast lane, and eventually had a falling out. Until God spoke with him and changed his life forever!
His upbringing made him feel as if though the only way he could be in control and have power was being cruel to others. Eventually bringing him to be a part of a biker gang, as an enforcer. This basically meant if demands weren't met he would inflict damage.
Drug dealing and taking drugs was a part of his lifestyle at this point as well. After having children, he swore to always be around for them. But, his life got really out of control and the drugs created a person he never thought he would become. more >>