Holy Spirit, may your grace enable us to walk in the reality that you are our promised cup of blessing and true inheritance. May we leave a rich inheritance of faith, hope and love to those who come after us. Grant us deeper understanding of the riches of the glory and inheritance that you have in us, your saints. In Christ's name, Amen.
Less than half of the country—just two out of every five Americans—believe clergy are honest and have high ethical standards, a recent Gallup poll found.
That level of trust has dropped steadily since 2009, down from a high of 67 percent in 1985, the pollster reported.
Pastors are now seen as less trustworthy than judges (43%), day care providers (46%), police officers (56%), pharmacists (62%), medical doctors (65%), grade school teachers (66%), military officers (71%), and nurses...
Find out how to bring order into your kids' lives -- help them get organized!
Developing good organizational skills is a key ingredient for success in school and in life. Although some people are by nature more organized than others, anyone can put routines and systems in place to help a child "get it together." The Coordinated Campaign for Learning Disabilities has compiled a list of strategies that you can use to help your child get and keep her life under control.
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Father, thank you for providing for my every need. Thank you that I don't have to spend my days consumed with worry; I can be consumed with you. No need enters my life for which you have note already planned and provided. I choose to keep anxiety from cluttering my heart, and instead let it be filled with you.
The scientific revolution hit Western Christendom hard.
Nicolaus Copernicus hypothesized that Earth was not at the center of the universe and, with the emergence of his 1543 publication De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, a bitter struggle ensued between Christianity and science to shape the reigning worldview. Science came to dominate from the Enlightenment forward.
Or so we’ve been told.
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In our special WE LOVE CHRISTIAN MUSIC AWARDS editorial series, members of the NRT staff have a back-and-forth discussion about this year's nominees.
In Part 1 of our series, we kick things off with a dialogue between NRT Executive Editor Marcus Hathcock and Contributor Dwayne Lacy about the newly created category for Gospel Album of the Year, The Soul Vibe Award.
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Oh God, fill us with the expectation and assurance that the best is yet to come, that no matter what happens on this earth, you have eternal joy awaiting us when we see you face-to-face and worship you in perfect harmony with all the angels and saints. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!
What a matchless promise that you, Jesus, the King of kings and Lord of lords, would daily help us carry our burdens. In your infinite care you carried the burden of our sin on yourself on the cross. I thank you and praise you for your great compassion. May my lips sing your praises forever!
Good morning, egg lovers!
Guess what though. I’m not actually an egg lover! HA-HA. Joke’s on me. And that’s why I love this creamy anytime egg and avocado toast combo instead. Let me just explain.
Lately I’ve been trying to eat less refined sugar, and my typical breakfast favorites are basically invitations to load up on shugary shug in all its different forms. Oatmeal. Pancakes. Waffles. Yogurt and Fruit. Smoothies. Eeek. I love them but we’re all just going on a group break from...
“Cheesy Lasagna with Baby Spinach”
1 package of lasagna noodles (twelve count)
1 pound bulk sausage
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon crushed garlic
1 (24 ounce) can of Hunts Garlic and Herb Pasta Sauce
2 cans (6.5) tomato sauce
2-3 tablespoons tomato paste
16 ounces ricotta cheese (you can also use cottage cheese)
½ cup milk
1 pound fresh mozzarella, shredded
Title of your most recent book:
The Day the Angels Fell
Who is the book primarily for?
Young Adults ages 10 - 17
What do you love to write and what inspired you to start?
I love to write about normal people caught up in extraordinary events. I was inspired to start this book by a series of questions that attacked me while I was co-writing a book with a man dying of cancer: How do I feel about death? If I could keep those I love from dying, would I? Should I?
How and where do you...
Time to kick those New Year’s resolutions into full gear.
For goals that involve healthy eating, we turned to Senia Mae Tuominen, founder, owner and holistic health, digestive and nutrition expert at Healing InSight in St. Paul, MN.
Eat Cooked foods and Use Bone Broth in Winter.
Instead of cold foods and drinks such as salads and ice water, make soup, toast your sandwiches, brew tea and roast your veggies. Your digestive fire won’t have to work so hard to warm up your food and you’ll feel...
Cairo attack kills eight Christians and one Muslim, after Islamic authority declares a national duty to protect Copts from terrorism.
In the latest terrorism to strike Egypt, nine people died Friday morning, December 29, 2017 in the attacks around Mina Church in the southern Cairo suburb of Helwan.
Two Coptic Christians were shot and killed in their nearby storefront. Six others died as they exited morning worship.
The remaining victim was a Muslim police officer guarding the church.
The hope that God has provided for you is not merely a wish. Neither is it dependent on other people, possessions, or circumstances for its validity. Instead, biblical hope is an application of your faith that supplies a confident expectation in God’s fulfillment of His promises. Coupled with faith and love, hope is part of the abiding characteristics in a believer’s life.
John C. Broger
“Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.” - Oswald Chambers
Faithful Father, the more I know you, the more faith comes naturally to me. Trust is no longer a generic idea but is becoming instead a deliberate act as I learn to trust in you. Show yourself to me in the comings and goings of my life, teaching me that who you are ensures what you will do.
“The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon.” -Joni Eareckson Tada
The Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station sits upon two miles of glacial ice at the bottom of the world. It is one of the remotest places on the planet, more than 800 miles from the nearest human beings.
A small group of people gathers here to support scientific research done by the United States Antarctic Program. America has had a presence at the South Pole since 1956, and today scientists take advantage of its unique environment and geography to study things like astronomy, neutrinos,...
One of the most poisonous of all Satan’s whispers is simply, “Things will never change.” That lie kills expectation, trapping our heart forever in the present. To keep desire alive and flourishing, we must renew our vision for what lies ahead. Things will not always be like this. Jesus has promised to “make all things new.”
½ pound smoked sausage sliced in bite size pieces
1 package cubed ham
2 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped into bitesize pieces
1 pound fresh shrimp, peeled and deveined (or frozen)
½ bag of frozen vegetable blend (onions, peppers, celery)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 small carton fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced (optional)
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
14 ounces of chicken broth
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
½ cup water
In the sixteenth century, the world was divided about Martin Luther. One Catholic thought Martin Luther was a "demon in the appearance of a man." Another who first questioned Luther's theology later declared, "He alone is right!"
In our day, nearly 500 years hence, the verdict is nearly unanimous to the good. Both Catholics and Protestants affirm he was not only right about a great deal, but he changed the course of Western history for the better.
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