Monica Hawkins is the author of A Shattered Heart: A Journey of Hope, Trust, and Healing, which details her experience after losing her son to gun violence. Hawkins spoke with The Christian Post about the role faith played in her healing and how she hopes to help others dealing with a similar loss.
"My faith is the core of my healing and without my relationship with God, the grief would have caused me to be angry, hopeless and depressed. But God came to heal my broken heart," Hawkins explained. "Even when I questioned, 'Where are you God?' He was right there and He continues to comfort me and heal my heart."
Hawkins' son Donte was murdered in May 2012 and attended Clarion University, working towards a degree in criminal justice. After his murder, Hawkins was left devastated and confused about what had happened and why it had happened to his family. She now has a ministry in speaking to other families about overcoming tragedy. more >>
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has warned that the Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle," is capable of destroying the universe if it happens to become unstable and thereby cause a "catastrophic vacuum decay" leading to the collapse of time and space.
In his preface to a new book, Starmus, which is scheduled to be released next month, Hawking, however, underlines that the possibility of the God Particle wiping out the universe is highly unlikely, according to U.K.'s The Sunday Times.
The Higgs boson is the particle, scientists say, that is responsible for mass in the standard model of physics. more >>
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood will return for at least one more season of the hit reality series and spoke with The Christian Post about her decision to do so as well as her relationships with the other "Teen Moms."
"It's no secret – I was reluctant in the beginning – but MTV has been in my life for six years. They were there for me when I was in prison, with pictures and letters and most people don't know, but I have personal relationships with people behind the scenes. It made me comfortable to say 'yes,' to them again," Portwood told CP. "You have to think about life before and wonder 'Am I strong enough to do this again?' and I did some soul searching and realized that I am."
Portwood first appeared on "16 & Pregnant" and was later selected, along with Catelynn Lowell, Farrah Abraham, and Maci Bookout to be part of "Teen Mom." The show ran for four seasons before ending, but fans still wanted more. MTV began negotiations with each mom and finally announced this year that three of the four would be returning. Abraham would be left out of the series per requests from the girls who did not want to be associated with her other business ventures. more >>
Hope for the Caregiver author Peter Rosenberger wants caregivers to know that Jesus alone can help them fly through the F.O.G. – fear, obligation, and guilt – of caring for chronically sick, impaired or disabled family members.
Rosenberger, a radio show host and AARP columnist, has cared for his wife of 30 years Gracie through 78 surgeries and the amputation of both of her legs. While he has become a source of hope for many through his ministries Caregivers with Hope and Standing with Hope, Rosenberger told The Christian Post his biggest challenge has been maintaining his faith.
"What I've struggled with and what I think the vast majority of caregivers struggle with … is what I like to call the F.O.G., the fear and the obligation and the guilt that comes with living with someone who suffers because you get so many different dynamics and your faith becomes just hammered," described Rosenberger. more >>
The patriarch of the "Duck Dynasty" clan, Phil Robertson, says he does not hate homosexuals or anyone for that matter, despite his comments regarding homosexuality that got him temporarily suspended from the A&E Network last year.
Robertson recently began promoting his new book, unPHILtered: The Way I See It, in which he addresses the comments made to GQ Magazine regarding the Bible condemning the gay lifestyle as a sin. While speaking about his book, he also noted that his opinion about gay individuals is similar to that of Jesus' view.
"Teen Mom" star Amber Portwood has been through it all: teen pregnancy, drug addiction, domestic violence, and all while being on TV for all to see. The reality star, and mother of 4-year-old Leah, recently spoke with The Christian Post about her new book Never Too Late and her life off-screen.
The Christian Post: How did you come to be on MTV in the first place?
Amber Portwood: My brother was going to do a show back in the day called "Engaged & Underage," but they ended up not doing it and a scouting person was looking for pregnant teenage girls and my brother's friend told them about it. They ended up calling me, but I didn't believe it was them. I told them, 'If this is really you, call me tomorrow,' and they did. They ended up sending out a tape and a paper of questions, and I answered the questions on tape, sent it in, and didn't really expect to hear anything back from it nor did I really believe it was real. They ended up picking me for the pilot and it just went from there. more >>