When we are dealing with troubling times we allow it to influence our minds. Influencing us with fears, doubts and anxieties even though we know that God is the one in control.
The key is to make the intentional effort of focusing our minds on the truths of God's word. By doing this, we allow our minds to relax at the most critical times. Having peace and confidence even in the middle of great difficulty. We must TRUST in the Lord and know that his intentions are nothing short of the best for us. It's a lifetime practice that we will never grow out of especially if we choose to be people of great faith.
Below are 7 Bible verses to help ease our minds at all times: more >>
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Saddleback Church Los Angeles worship leader John Coggins came to Hollywood via Tulsa, Oklahoma, just four months ago to simply grow his songwriting career and music production business, however, it appears God has more in store for him as doors are blowing wide open toward a career performing on stage as well, he said.
Earlier this month, Coggins played a solo acoustic set before more than 5,000 people at the first major ChristmasLand event, a Hillsong concert at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles (SEE VIDEO BELOW).
As a virtual unknown artist at the Hillsong concert, Coggins impressed many, including some of the more well-known worship artists at the event. Born in San Diego and raised in Oklahoma, Coggins, 25, said he likes to say, "I've been waking up two hours late my entire life." more >>
South Carolina megachurch NewSpring gave away over $215,000 worth of shoes and gift cards to students and teachers in underprivileged schools earlier this month. NewSpring Public Relations Director Suzanne Swift said the donations are a no-strings-attached way to show the community they care.
"Our church believes you can't do life alone and as families are buying gifts for Christmas and other necessities, this is just a small way we can come alongside them, be generous and help these families in our community," Swift told The Christian Post.
More than 350 volunteers from Pastor Perry Noble's multi-site church traveled to 12 elementary schools, giving away 7,265 pairs of colorful New Balance shoes fresh out of the boxes to every single student. Teachers and staff also received $25 restaurant gift cards as well. more >>
As we all know the holidays can be stressful. Especially when it comes to being in a relationship. When we are young and single we tend to find it a little less stressful. Find out why below:
1. You have freedom during the holiday to make your own choices and do whatever you want. Even if it is completely crazy.
2. Not having to split time between families. You can spend it with your own. more >>
"The Sing Off" competition show produced by Mark Burnett premieres Wednesday night on NBC and will feature groups of acapella singers competing for a chance to win $50,000. Melissa Green, a worship pastor and former member of the Christian contemporary group Avalon, will be competing on the show with the prison outreach group Timothy's Gift.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Green said she went to a casting interview for the show after a friend encouraged her to try out.
"'The Sing-Off' was casting and a friend of mine who knew that I did this said I should audition," Green told CP. "I said I'd do that, but I want to come and represent the prison outreach that I'm a part of. And they loved the idea of it, so I took five other girls that traveled with me to prison, we went and auditioned and NBC loved it." more >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year for everyone … well just about everyone. We all know that the Grinch doesn't always enjoy this time of the year when it begins.
He even tries to relieve a little Christmas stress he is feeling with some calming stretches at yoga class. During this time of the year, between Christmas shopping and feeling busy it can definitely become stressful for many of us. In this video you see the Grinch trying to relieve some stress, but then about 5 seconds in he can't take it anymore. What comes out will have you laughing out loud and wanting to SHARE this with a friend immediately.
Watch this hilarious video of the Grinch below: more >>