Leading evangelist Franklin Graham has joined the growing chorus of voices calling for Southern states to put the Confederate flag to rest and leave it in the history books.
After a white gunman killed nine African-Americans during a Bible study at the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, on June 17, numerous activists and leading voices from both sides of the political spectrum have called on states that raise or present the Confederate flag on government property to stop honoring a symbol of "hate."
Graham, a North Carolina native and president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, took to Facebook this week to explain that even though some of his own ancestors were injured fighting for the South in the Civil War, the Confederate flag stands in the way of racial unity in America. more >>
Outspoken Christian Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson said he's going to let God decide where he'll be playing the next stage of his NFL career, as his contract with the Seattle Seahawks is set to expire at the end of the 2015-2016 season.
While discussing the possibility of a contract extension in an interview with "The Adam and Joe Show" on Raleigh, North Carolina's 99.9 The Fan sports talk radio Monday, Wilson stressed that while he would love to stay in Seattle, it's God who will choose which city he'll call home come the start of the 2016-2017 season.
"At the end of the day I trust the process," Wilson said. "I know God's going to take me and put me where he wants to have me. I hope that's Seattle. I love it there, it's a great place." more >>
Cheryl grew up around a household of alcoholics. This led to a life surrounded by alcoholism, loneliness, abuse, addiction and adultery. In her first marriage the abuse was so bad she had to leave. After finding the man she truly loved and going through many struggles, God had spoke to Cheryl and turned her world around. Through all the dark times, Cheryl was guided by the light.
When you come from a household that had such a negative impact on your life, you can end up repeating some of these acts. It hurts to be involved, but a lot of the times, it may not fully be that person's fault. We all make mistakes and we must learn to forgive ourselves. In this case, Cheryl had been through a failed marriage, and was on the verge of another one.
Finally she cried out to God. more >>
A Christian mother of 11 was poisoned to death last week by her Muslim sister-in-law in an eastern Ugandan village, neighborhood sources told a leading Christian persecution watchdog organization.
Namumbeiza Swabura, a Muslim convert to Christianity, succombed to food poisoning last Wednesday after enduring months of constant threats from local Muslims after she and her husband — a former Islamic school teacher [sheikh] — accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in August 2014, sources informed Morning Star News.
Swabura is survived by her husband, Mugoya Muhammad, and her 11 children, the youngest being a 5-month-old infant. more >>
Are we all naturally greedy? Most of us have all heard the saying "finders keepers" before, but does that always hold true? In this experiment, children are put in a situation where a wallet falls in front of them and they have to make a choice. What do you think they do?
Some of the personality traits we have are genetic. Others are learned, or just not so clear cut. Many people believe that greed may just be a part of life. Red Cross of Japan certainly doesn't think that is true, and they set out to prove it with this simple experiment. They use children to prove a point that we can all give back to those who have lost something. We all learn a very valuable lesson by watching this video.
If you have been in this situation before, feel free to SHARE your experience in the comments below. more >>
Throughout life many of us go through several relationships, which often leads to heartbreak. Sadness and disappointment can consume thoughts and feelings and can sometimes leave you feeling hopeless. We look to the Bible to soothe and mend our broken hearts.
Jesus reminds us that no matter what happens, He is always right by our side. Christ reassures us that He will heal the heartbreak that we can't seem to get beyond. He has the power to mend broken hearts if we seek Him and give our heartbreak to Him. Getting over it may be a process, but as long as we have faith, we will be OK. Jesus longs to comfort us.
Below are Bible verses to remind us that Jesus can heal the broken hearted: more >>