I have nothing but compassion for those trapped in sexual sin. My hope is that readers will read the entire article before drawing conclusions. Those who strongly believe in the Bible and God's will regarding sexual behavior also strongly believe in unconditional love and forgiveness. To say that authentic Christians hate or fear those trapped in the homosexual lifestyle demonstrates a gross misunderstanding of the Christian faith.
To "confront in love" simply comes from a desire to honor God and to truly love and care for others. The ability to relate to people on their level, show genuine concern, and love them regardless of their lifestyle is the mark of true Christianity.
In case you don't continue reading, let me offer some encouragement: If you're hopeless, depressed, and confused, look to the One who created you. He has the answers. No matter what you have done, you have the ability to turn to Christ and start anew. "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved" (Romans 10:9). "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come" (2 Corinthians 5:17). more >>
This amazing and inspiring gymnast, Jennifer Bricker, was born without legs and abandoned as a baby. Two amazing people, Sharon and Gerald Bricker, adopted her and took her to her new home in Oblong, Illinois. There they taught her very valuable life lessons that she would never forget.
While she was growing up her parents always taught her to never say "I Can't." Although she was handicapped they wanted her to feel like she can do anything she puts her heart into. Without exaggeration, that is exactly what she did. Jennifer played every sport they allowed her to and was very good at it. None better than a gymnast, but she loved doing all she could.
Jennifer went on to become the tumbling champion and later discovered that she had a very famous gymnast in her blood. It's something she never knew as a young girl and found out later in her life. Wait until you see who it is! more >>
Anicee Lamoreaux was an orphan not too long ago. She just recently found a family, and has been blessed with the God-given talent of painting. Anicee uses her talent to create beautiful paintings that sell at an outstanding price.
When she makes the money for her painting, she donates it to the hospital that has helped her. I am sure the family she has been a part of appreciates all the money she is being given, but what she does with it has touched the hearts of all. Anicee has a bone disorder that caused her to break more than 100 bones in her body. Painting has helped her overcome this disorder and she is using her life to help others. This story is HEARTWARMING!
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Thanks to the modern gift of technology, this National Guard Sergeant recently shared a precious moment with his family. Then his commander gave him the surprise of a lifetime. He was able to surprise them in person!
While deployed in the Middle East, Sgt. John Vorrath watched the birth of his second child, Charlotte on his iPad. He was in the delivery room via Facetime with his wife Janae brought her into the world. While he was watching, his commander slipped him a secret note granting him leave. His wife had no idea that she was in for the surprise of a lifetime.
Vorrath's wife had no idea and 22 hours later after a long flight back, he surprised his wife and family in Ames, Iowa. This emotional video was posted online. What was even better, was the fact that his 2-year-old son was also able to see his dad after several months. more >>
A friend has been learning a lot about the Achilles tendon lately. At 47-years-old, locals nicknamed him "Old School" because he is still able to teach the young guns a few basketball lessons. However, the wear-and-tear from years on the court has started to wear-out the oh-so-critical tendon. So now Old School just feels old and (gulp) has to admit he has a weakness...
And that's what's most important. He has to admit he has a weakness. Now, he can do something about it, and perhaps get Old School back in session someday.
I think the greatest weakness men can have is being unaware that they have them. That's why we call them "blind spots," because we all have them, but often can't see them. An unexposed blind spot can cost a man everything. You are thinking everything is great but those around you have had enough and slowly start withdrawing. On the other hand, openly addressing a blind spot can be one of the hardest, but best things a man can do. The big idea is this: a man's greatest weakness is not the blind spot itself, but being unwilling to recognize or admit to it. more >>
This country superstar will have you screaming "Amen!" throughout this whole song. Carrie Underwood sings a beautiful song called "Something In The Water" that will cleanse your soul!
From start to finish this song will completely wash you away and have you feeling amazing. It's perfect for the start of your weekend. It is always beautiful to hear an artist's sing a beautiful and heartwarming song about baptism. It is definitely one to SHARE with all and perfect for someone who is feeling down. God will lift their spirits high.
Watch Carrie Underwood's music video below: more >>