Following Jesus requires embracing that uncomfortable, un-American thing called self-denial. Some people view Christianity as being able to have all the worldly cake you want as long as you wash it down with a tall glass of Jesus. But the Bible describes no such life.
Striving to turn away from sin is not an optional aspect of faith; it is inseparable from saving faith. Denying the flesh is an inescapable reality of every true Christian's life.
But sometimes, I am really terrible at it. more >>
Although actress and talk show host Candace Cameron Bure once struggled with bulimia, the eating disorder wasn't brought on by body insecurity from the pressures of Hollywood. Rather, loneliness was the culprit.
During the Eating Recovery Day panel event at the Eating Recovery Center in New York City on Wednesday, in which Bure was a panelist, the "Fuller House" star explained that her eating disorder didn't develop until after she'd temporarily left Hollywood. Bure's move to Montreal, Canada, to support her husband, Valeri Bure, created the conditions that caused her eating challenges, according to People.
"The change of having worked since I was 5 years old to now becoming a wife and soon-to-be mom, and living in a city where I didn't have family and friends around me, I kind of lost the sense of who I was," Bure said. more >>
Our National Day of Prayer is the first Thursday of May: May 5 in this year AD 2016. There is so much in our national life that needs prayer — where do we begin?
May I propose a prayer especially for education in our country? We have major crises in all the main pillars of education — including especially the homes, the churches, and the schools, as I have written here and here. After all, education touches the future — for ourselves, our families, our children, our churches, our communities, and our country. What could matter more?
When we pray earnestly and fervently, let us also "put feet on our prayers" with effectual, strategic, collaborative, redemptive, constructive action. But let us start with prayer. If you are in a group, one person could lead the prayer and the whole group could then say what is offered in the brackets "[…]": more >>
It's every parent's wish once their children begin to grow up that time would just stand still so they have a little more time with their sweet, innocent babies. Well worship artist Nichole Nordeman shares that sentiment and her new song "Slow Down" is a timely Mother's Day plea to children everywhere.
Since posting the video "Slow Down" on her Facebook page, Nordeman received more than 4.3 million views within just 72 hours. That number has since doubled and is certainly not living up to its title.
The music video features home footage of Nichole's family as well as from some of her close friends and their families. Singer Laura Story and her three children also make cameos throughout the video. more >>
NEW YORK – The haunting new Christian thriller "Wildflower" tackles topics not often talked about in churches – how to deal with traumas, including sexual abuse. But actress Shari Rigby says God certainly wants His people talking about dark times they go through.
"Wildflower," from Faith Street Films, is a psychological thriller about the power of the mind and of the human spirit. It releases on DVD and Blu-Ray April 5th, and will be featured on the Lifetime movie network in June.
From writer and director Nicholas DiBella (King's Faith), "Wildflower" explores the mind of a young art student as she pieces together clues in the mystery of a missing girl. In the search for truth, her mind begins to unlock memories of her own painful past, which have been blocked for many years. more >>
Every Christian encounters some form of temptation, and the Bible offers helpful messages to guide us away from sin. Here are five Bible verses meant for those tempted to cheat (all verses are taken from the New International Version):
1) Proverbs 12:22 "The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy."
2) Proverbs 10:9 "Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out." more >>