When feeling down and out, here are five Bible verses for maintaining hope in your life.
1) Psalm 3:2-6 "Many are saying of me, 'God will not deliver him.' But you, LORD, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the LORD, and he answers me from his holy mountain. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side."
2) Joshua 10:25 "Joshua said to them, 'Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Be strong and courageous. This is what the Lord will do to all the enemies you are going to fight.'" more >>
Crowds across Britain have gathered on Thursday to celebrate the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II, the oldest monarch in the world, who has often spoken out about her strong Christian faith and how central following Jesus Christ is in her life.
Prime Minister David Cameron called her "a rock of strength for our nation," Reuters reports. And close to 1,000 beacons will be lit later in the day to celebrate the occasion.
"All of us are here to respect the queen and to show her our affection and how much we appreciate all her years of service and to wish her a happy birthday," said Donna Werner who traveled to the queen's Windsor Castle home, west of London, all the way from Connecticut to pay her respects. more >>
I'm a little drunk and I need you now.
That's one of the lines from the Lady Antebellum song "I Need You Now." The complete line says, "It's a quarter after one, I'm a little drunk and I need you now."
The song is quite haunting and most folks can identify with the idea of having lost love, being alone and that aching feeling of desperately wanting to get it back (not necessarily because you're drunk and it's late at night.) more >>
Boris Vujicic, the father of famous evangelist Nick Vujicic who was born without arms and legs, has admitted in an interview with his son that he never thought he would get married one day and have children.
Nick Vujicic, who leads inspirational speeches and talks about the importance of trusting in God throughout the difficulties of life, interviewed his father in a video ahead of the release of Raising the Perfectly Imperfect Child: Facing the Challenges with Strength, Courage, and Hope.
Boris, who wrote the book, explained that he hopes it can encourage people who might be struggling with different things in life, and shares with them that the pain they are going through is only temporary. more >>
When feeling oppressed and downtrodden, here are five Bible verses to look to for inspiration and hope.
1) Psalm 9:9
"The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." more >>
I had parenting all figured out before I had kids. I watched the videos, read the books and even preached a few sermons on it. Then my wife and I had children and all but a handful of key principles blew away like dust (from the top of a teen boy's desk) in the wind.
Parenting teenagers is tough, but can be a manageable mess if we keep our eyes on Christ throughout the process.2. Teenagers today are faced with relentless temptations.
Unlike when I was a teenager, today's young people are under a constant barrage of temptation ... much of it electronic. more >>