Bassist Jason Weaver of the award-winning band Big Daddy Weave had both of his feet amputated after suffering from a life threatening infection last month, and now his brother and lead singer of the band, Mike Weaver, is sharing the band's reaction to the news and how they are keeping the faith as they gear up for the future.
"To say that we're not sort of shell-shocked, I think would be wrong," Weaver told The Christian Post in an exclusive interview. "But we also know where our hope is and our hope is not in a set of circumstances, our hope is in a person — it's Jesus Christ, He's our hope. The Spirit of God, we look to Him for leadership. How do we deal with this? Our peace and our rest comes from Him, but it's definitely been ... tumultuous is a word that comes to mind."
Although this has proven to be a very difficult time for the Weaver family. Mike tells CP that Jason has not lost his hope in Jesus. more >>
When we attended the 10-year anniversary celebration of Mercy Multiplied in the St. Louis, Missouri area, one of the young ladies who graduated from the program shared an eye-opening testimony. She said that her father committed suicide when she was a teenager and the pain of that situation led her to start drinking and taking drugs. When she realized her life was falling apart, she went to Mercy Multiplied for help.
The thing that really struck me was when she shared that as she went through the program, she came to realize that her problem started at the time her father committed suicide because it made her angry that he took his life and left their family. She couldn't get well and overcome her addiction to drugs and alcohol until she got over being angry with him.
Many times we have issues in our lives because we're angry about something but we don't know it. I believe that for many people, the root of their problem is due to the fact that they are angry at God because their lives haven't turned out right, or they are angry with someone who has hurt them. They may even be angry at themselves for some reason. more >>
This Fourth of July holiday, actress and TV personality Candace Cameron Bure is celebrating the freedoms she enjoys as an American — including the "ability to love God."
"I am so proud to be an American," Bure told FOX411. "I got lucky. My parents were born here, and I was born here and that's really the luck of the draw, right? We can't say where we are going to be born."
Bure explained that her husband of 20 years, former NHL player Valeri Bure, immigrated to the U.S. from Russia and "came here and became an American because it is such a wonderful country." more >>
Despite enduring a violent birthday last Friday when he watched his wife snap and fatally gun down their two daughters at their Texas home, then watch police kill his wife to end her murderous rampage, Jason Sheats, 45, says he is drawing strength from Jesus and his family.
On Wednesday afternoon after telling local police that he would not be speaking publicly about the death of his wife, Christy Sheats, 42, and his two daughters, Taylor, 22, and Madison, 17, Jason posted Philippians 4:13 to his Facebook page.
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," the Scripture says. more >>
Jennifer Mayers, a blogger who claims to be a Christian mother from Louisiana, has drawn the ire of the Internet for claiming that Christy Sheats, 42, the Texas mother who gunned down her two daughters at home last Friday, shot them dead because she found out they were sleeping with "black boys."
"A devout Republican and gun rights advocate, she (Christy) no doubt discovered that both of her daughters had been promiscuous and were sleeping with black boys and she took it upon herself to put an end to that cycle. She was brave enough to stand up and say ENOUGH! Not in MY house! And she should be lauded," wrote Mayers in a blog post Monday, which has since gone viral attracting nearly 2,000 responses mostly denouncing her as a Christian.
"Race mixing is not only an ungodly thing, it causes such confusion and humiliation. Not only for the children born of this sin, but for the grandparents who would have to carry this burden. Mrs. Sheats was the picture of elegance and I know she would not want to have to explain to her friends why she was carrying around a yellow mixed baby that her promiscuous daughters had created," Mayers continued. more >>
A new documentary following ten students to Egypt to decode the ancient world using clues from the Bible will be released this summer.
Thinking Man Films Production is making the new youth-oriented DVD series, "Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers," following the success of the award-winning adventure documentary "Patterns of Evidence: Exodus."
"Patterns of Evidence: Young Explorers" follows 10 students as they journey on an exploration into the world of ancient Egypt and the Bible, looking for ancient clues in the biblical text which prepares them for face-to-face encounters with Egyptologists and archaeologists. The series targets youth from 8-15 year olds. more >>