Do you struggle in your prayer life? I struggle with the inclusion of prayer in my everyday life. Honestly, everyone does. And everyone could be stronger and more diligent in their prayer lives. I certainly know that I could have a better prayer life.
The first step toward a daily prayer life is simply doing it! Set your calendar, your phone or your watch to remind yourself to take a few seconds throughout the day to talk with God. Developing a good habit can be difficult, but once it's in place it takes root and begins to grow.
Every time you get an email or text that upsets you, commit yourself to take 30 minutes before answering. During that break, seek out how God would want you to respond. What does scripture say? I know for sure it says "a soft answer turns away wrath." more >>
People often want to change themselves, but what they need to do first is change the way they think, says Saddleback Church Senior Pastor Rick Warren.
In a devotional published Thursday, Warren addressed the issue of repentance and how it requires not only a change in action, but also thinking.
Specifically, Warren quoted from Paul's Epistle to the Ephesians, chapter 4, verse 23: "Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes." more >>
Many Americans do not want to vote for either Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton or Republican presidential hopeful Donald J. Trump.
According to a CBS News/New York Times poll from March, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have the highest unfavorability ratings of any major party nominee since 1984.
However, there are other individuals running for president this year. These third party candidates are hoping that the high rates of disapproval for Clinton and Trump will benefit their campaigns greatly. more >>
California State Senator Ricardo Lara announced that he will be dropping a provision from a bill that critics warned would have curbed the religious exemption rights of private schools.
Senator Lara recently introduced Senate Bill 1146, which among other things would have made it easier for LGBT students of religious colleges to sue the schools for upholding traditional Christian teachings on gender and sexuality.
In a statement published in the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, Lara explained that while he supports protecting LGBT students of religious schools, he is aware that certain "unintended consequences" may come from his bill. more >>
"Duck Dynasty" star Sadie Robertson has confirmed that she's dating Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight, and like the reality TV star, the athlete has a strong Christian faith that he unashamedly talks about.
Rumors of a romance between the quarterback and Robertson first started circulating when they were spotted out together at a Justin Bieber concert five months ago.
"We've been dating for three weeks, so it's super chill," the "Duck Dynasty" star told ET on Monday. Robertson said after the Bieber concert they didn't talk for a month. But when Knight finally called to find out why they hadn't spoken, they hit it off and decided to make it official. more >>
Two-time Grammy Award-winning band for KING & COUNTRY are gearing up to release their upcoming dramatic thriller, "Priceless," which delves into the dark world of human trafficking.
Inspired by real life events, "Priceless" is a powerful story about James Stevens (Joel Smallbone) who at one time was a good man with a great life, but has since drastically changed. Following the tragic death of his wife and losing custody of his daughter, James finds himself at the darkest crossroad of his life. Angry, desperate, and unable to hold down a steady job, he agrees to drive a box truck on a one-time trip cross country for cash — no questions asked. But when he discovers what he's delivering, he's faced with a life-changing decision.
This unlikely hero must risk it all, confront the forces that oppose him, and ultimately discover the life he was meant to live. more >>