Topic: heart

When abortion practitioners use warm and fuzzy terms to describe their work, they leave out one important detail about what exactly their job entails. In cleverly crafted language, Phoenix, Arizona ab ... discuss

Modesty standards are another part of cultural differences I find fascinating. Women here, good women, nice girls, can wear shorter shorts, shorter skirts, or skin tight slacks. But I almost never s ... discuss

January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of Peter ("Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" Matthew 16:16). January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of Paul (Acts 9). Many Christians observe ... discuss

The cadet honor code, the bedrock of Academy life, states, “We will not lie, steal, or cheat, nor tolerate among us anyone who does.” My violation of the honor code weighed heavily on my conscienc ... discuss

  Guest blog post by Rebekah Buell In 2012, at the age of 17, I found out I was pregnant. It was the summer before my senior year of high school, so, needless to say, I was both shocked and scare ... discuss

Wilbur RossWill Use His Decades Of Experience To Put American Jobs In The Best Position Possible To Flourish’COMMERCE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JOHN THUNE (R-SD): “Mr. Ross spent his career revitalizi ... discuss

Contact: Richaél Smith, Public Relations/Media Manager, Catholic Answers, 619-387-7200, richaelsmith@catholic.com EL CAJON, Calif., Jan. 18, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ Catholic Answers, one of the ... discuss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are developing a robotic sleeve that can encase a flabby diseased heart and gently squeeze to keep it pumping. ... discuss

Jesus Christ came to this earth with a message of compassion, love and mercy.  Many say that the Gospel of Love does away with the law, but that is not what Our Lord said,  He told us he cam ... discuss

Fr. Frank PavoneThe Bible clearly teaches that abortion is wrong. This teaching comes across in many ways and for many reasons. Some people point out that the word "abortion" is not in the Bible, and ... discuss

Ask yourself this: "What happens when a victim of sex trafficking gets an STD?"Laura J. Lederer, a leader in the fight against human trafficking, looked into that question, and other related questions ... discuss

I love these resumes from the Life Application Bible. They really have a way of focusing us on important information we might otherwise have missed in the bigger story. Meeting of Abraham and Melchiz ... discuss

President Obama’s farewell address in Chicago on January 10—although overshadowed in the news cycle by President-elect Trump’s press conference in New York less than a day later&mdas ... discuss

January 18 is the Feast of the Confession of Peter ("Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God" Matthew 16:16). January 25 is the Feast of the Conversion of Paul (Acts 9). Many Christians observe ... discuss

With years of study and experience at his disposal, Qureshi argues that while Islam and Christianity share some major similarities as Abrahamic monotheistic faiths, their differences set them fundamen ... discuss

‘DeVos Has A Real Compassion For Children And A Proven Record Of Championing Reforms To Improve Literacy And Learning In Our Nation’20 GOVERNORS: ‘Betsy DeVos Will Fight To Streamline The Fe ... discuss

Dear Friends, When we accept Jesus as Lord, our lives must change. As Bishop Robert Barron points out, this is truly good news for some, but for others, it is a threat to their way of life. Why? &ldqu ... discuss

My mom and I were recently having a conversation about Lily and plans for her upcoming birthday.She said that each January, she gets the same feelings that she got in 2010, the year Lily was born. The ... discuss

We are fortunate to live in a country in which we get to re-choose our major leaders on a rotating cycle. The up-side of this is that we get to regularly examine how we come to our political positions ... discuss

Before the conversion of the Emperor Constantine in 312 AD, back in the days when Christianity was still a persecuted religion, the act of becoming a Christian involved turning one's back on the pursu ... discuss

After just a few minutes on the website of the “Passion Conference,” as I looked at the biography of the teachers, I realized that this was an ecumenical affiliation of some of the worst heretics ... discuss

“From my experience, depression is rarely discussed in the Church – not for lack of empathy, but rather a lack of knowledge on how to address the epidemic.  Yes, I said epidemic. This widespr ... discuss

Most who hold such offices, positions, titles, or platforms for service know the truth about themselves. They may be filled called “Sons of God.” They may be filled with the Spirit of God. They m ... discuss

“How should we pray when we hear of persistent immorality like abortion, murder, sexual assault, or terrorism? How do we process through faithfully the plight of our unbelieving friends’ hardn ... discuss

Growth of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Beats the Odds in Global Religious Decline Contact: Lois Paula Riturban, 650-581-5463 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ - ... discuss

Martin Luther King Day celebrating the birthday of Dr. King, is also Robert E. Lee’s birthday holiday… In this ultimate irony, Martin Luther King Day and Robert E. Lee Day, holidays celebrating bo ... discuss

St. Anthony, the "Father of Monks", sought perfect solitude in the desert at the age of 18. Laying the foundations of monastic life, he instructed his disciples to live lives of severe mortification a ... discuss

Growth of the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) Beats the Odds in Global Religious Decline Contact: Lois Paula Riturban, 650-581-5463 MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 16, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ - ... discuss

Mother Releases Photos of Daughter Miscarried at 17 Weeks to Help Stop Abortions It’s one of the most devastating phrases an expecting mom could ever hear: “Your baby doesn’t have ... discuss

I got this beautiful wall hanging a couple years ago and forgot to share it. It's a lovely heart of butterflies (2 things that remind me of my girl). I also got one for my friend Heather, whose baby d ... discuss

SermonJohn 1:29-42aJanuary 15, 2017“Behold the Lamb of God...”You probably have that one friend of family member, who at Christmas, loves to give gifts – but doesn't just wrap them and move on ... discuss

There are 562 federally recognized Indian nations within the United States—about half of which are represented in my home state of Alaska. It wasn’t until this July that the Lord made the First Na ... discuss

Previously X. Another, and that a very frequent fault, in passing a judgment upon books, is this, that persons spread the same praises or the same reproaches over a whole treatise, and all the chapter ... discuss

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)When Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been arrested, he withdrew to Galilee. He left His hometown of Nazareth an ... discuss

Saint Ita, “the Foster Mother of the Irish Saints,” was born in the fifth century. She, like many of the Irish saints, was of the nobility. Her parents were devout Christians who lived in County W ... discuss

lived during the reign of Decius and Vallerian in 255. He came from Thebes in Egypt. Because he knew that his brother-in-law was going to turn him over to Decius and Valerian as a Christian, he fled a ... discuss

Modern man, afflicted with a variety of itches, sees no use in poetry and the rest of the liberal arts, unless they can teach him marketable skills such as writing a half-sensible memorandum. Hence ... discuss

Stress. We hear that word a lot in our society today. It’s a word used to describe how we feel when we have a lot on our plates, along with many expectations. Tests, deadlines, tension, jobs, and o ... discuss

“One of the primary texts about the importance of remembering God is Deuteronomy 8, which belongs to the larger context of the exodus event. In the face of Israelite slavery in the early chapter ... discuss

“Live close to God’s people, inviting those around you to intrude on your private world and to function as God’s tools of comfort, encouragement, confrontation, growth and change. Re ... discuss

Betsy DeVos has the courage to do the right thing for parents and their children.Extract from article by former first lady Barbra Bush:Betsy DeVosby Barbara Bush, The Press Herald: I am enthusiast ... discuss

I keep a copy of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas à Kempis, beside my Bible on my night table. I read the Bible to begin my days and excerpts of The Imitation of Christ to conclude many of my days. ... discuss

I watched an old woman die of hunger and thirst. She had Alzheimer’s, this old woman, was child-like, trusting, vulnerable, with a child’s delight at treats of chocolate and ice cream, an ... discuss

Discrimination against people with disabilities has become acceptable in today’s society as long as that person is still in the womb. A Canadian woman recently defended aborting her unborn son a ... discuss

The prophet is not a mouthpiece, but a person; not an instrument, but a partner, an associate of God. Emotional detachment would be understandable only if there were a command which required the suppr ... discuss

\"A Journey to Healing through Divine Mercy\" was written for you! Hello Theresa, Thank you for your magnificent book. I have already read it once and I know I will continue to read and reread the man ... discuss

A group of elderly women wearing yellow T-shirts with the word “GRR!” splashed across the front gained public attention recently at the Maine state Capitol as they advocated for abortion, the Free ... discuss

I am not saying we should never have urgent care and concern, or even alarm, in situations that warrant it. If your awareness of a clear and present danger springs you into action, that is not anxie ... discuss

Spirituality becomes self-determined, self-administered, and self-verified. I identify my felt needs, and as a consumer in the religious marketplace, I look for someone or something to satisfy those n ... discuss

Email has made it possible for just about anyone to access us at any time of the day (or night) with a request or a question that may take 15-30 minutes to answer. There have been times in my life whe ... discuss

Each time I'm able to visit my sweet girl's spot myself, where I can decorate just so, pray, cry, or just sit, it's something I am incredibly grateful for. She is buried 4 hours from where I live, so ... discuss

40 Days for Life, the inspirational brainchild co-founded by Shawn Carney, now president of the organization, commenced as a small peaceful prayer vigil outside an abortion facility in his college to ... discuss

By: Lloyd Marcus Folks, I gotta tell ya’. My heart leaped with joy hearing Jeff Sessions give his opening statement at his confirmation hearing for Attorney General. http://bit.ly/2jAHctn I thou ... discuss

Press conferences are usually pretty staid affairs, with long policy questions and longer policy answers. You might also hear some ridiculous fluff questions, such as the NY Times’ Jeff Zeleny’s ... discuss

Meant to post this a couple of days ago but it got lost in the shuffle.       I have no idea if Trump was making fun of the disabled NYT Journalist. If he was, it was certainly very ... discuss

A self-governing people, in short, had to be a virtuous people who were controlled from within by an internal moral compass, which would replace external control by an authoritarian ruler’s whip and ... discuss

And let’s talk about the powerful using their position to bully others. We see that often. So much of sexual abuse is about power and abuse rather than lust. Which is why when powerful men use their ... discuss

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, the 17th century French foundress of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, (present-day Canada), dedicated her life to educating the young, ... discuss

Nightmares and dreams about children plagued Stojan Adasevic for years while he worked as an abortionist for communist Serbia. In 26 years, Stojan aborted approximately 48,000 unborn children, includi ... discuss

December 12th, dioceses in Canada celebrate the memorial of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), the 17th century consecrated religious, accomplished educator and foundress who established the Cong ... discuss

In a huge victory for the pro-life advocate responsible for uncovering the grisly business of selling body parts of aborted babies, StemExpress has dropped its lawsuit against David Daleiden. Daleiden ... discuss

Time is a tricky beast of a thing. It’s always in motion, moving me forward through life, even as I drag my spiritual feet. And it’s always holding me back when my heart would rather leap forwar ... discuss

As they so often do, abortion activists seem to be taking over the Women’s March on Washington, D.C. this January for their agenda. Officially, the march organizers have not mentioned the event ... discuss

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As millions of South African students return to school after the holidays, 10-year-old Tumi Tlebjane is making the journey for the first time. On Wednesday, he started studies at ... discuss

One of the great expositors of recent church history is Martyn Lloyd-Jones, known as “The Doctor.” In this sermon, he preached on the doctrine of election, and you will find it helpful an ... discuss

Anxiety has a way of enveloping children in an endless loop of worry they can’t escape, Goff explains. For some, it’s the fear of throwing up at school or of being separated from their parents. Fo ... discuss

Just yesterday, a mother whose baby daughter was also stillborn, a couple years ago, remarked on how 7 years since Lily Katherine was born must feel like both a lifetime and no time at all.And that's ... discuss

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More than a year has passed since Emma and Drew Lee lost their newborn daughter to a fatal brain condition, but their baby girl’s legacy lives on. When Hope died, the Lees decided to donate her ... discuss

A Tennessee woman accused of trying to abort her late-term unborn son with a coat hanger is out of jail this week after she pleaded guilty to a reduced assault charge, the Daily News Journal reports. ... discuss

I was dithering today.A snapshot of me, talking to me:Take the Christmas stuff down.I don't wanna. No one else is going to do it. Buddy the Elf isn't here. Why do you put up so many decorati ... discuss

St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body discusses three states of man. Man before the first sin (Original Man), man after the Fall (Historical Man), our current state, and our life with God in heave ... discuss

As I watch my children grow up in the life of the church, I often find myself having conversations with them in order to prepare them for “real life” (as if they’re not already expe ... discuss

Pope John Paul II once said that the answer to the ‘Why’ of suffering depends on the ability to comprehend the sublimity of divine love. Unfortunately for most of us, it is beyond our ability to c ... discuss

“If your heart veers toward reputation over reality, toward applause over substance, D.A. Carson’s Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor could be the most important book you read in 2017. It’s the s ... discuss

First Rule. The first Rule: In the persons who go from mortal sin to mortal sin, the enemy is commonly used to propose to them apparent pleasures, making them imagine sensual delights and pleasures in ... discuss

Having a baby changes everything—physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. Even though having a baby is challenging, it has its rewards too. After you’ve had a rough day at work, for exam ... discuss

(LiveActionNews.org) — Julie McConnel was a mother to three children from a previous relationship when she married her husband Dan. Together, they had a baby boy and decided to try for a girl. ... discuss

Volume XXVIII January 1920 Number 1 Hang Up Your Thermometer Ida E. Roger Grade Supervisor, Mt, Vernon, N. Y. Part I was here Part II is here Part III is here Question III What opportunities are we of ... discuss

(LiveActionNews.org) Summer was a recent high school graduate with a passion for rodeo road competition when she met her now-husband Jason. Her parents had hopes of her going to college, and Jason pla ... discuss

Yesterday, we continued our study through Ephesians on Sunday morning.  I had the privilege of preaching Ephesians 3:14-21 which is a prayer that the apostle Paul prayed for the church.  Paul appro ... discuss

Of all that Job lost, the deaths of his children had to be the most painful. Some may argue that in Satan coming a second time before God and asking to harm Job himself that his own health was most de ... discuss

The question put to Ware & Grudem is whether they do or do not subscribe to Nicene orthodoxy. If yes, then recant the teaching that the Son is eternally submissive. If no, then say so, and come clean. ... discuss

The Shepherds had an AngelChristina RossettiThe Shepherds had an Angel,The Wise Men had a star,But what have I, a little child,To guide me home from far,Where glad stars sing togetherAnd singing angel ... discuss

Ecce Homo painting via Wikimedia CommonsI prayed a short prayer one day, as I began my first semester at Liberty University. I knew I loved Jesus, but I didn’t really understand how it fit into eve ... discuss

Guest Post by David Martin A longing for God means a longing for the Ancient of Days who knows no change. True Catholics are content with God and seek no change, and consider it a great honor to ... discuss

The Collect.O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have g ... discuss

It is not introspective navel gazing that will draw us close to Christ–it is through looking outward to the One who is the object and grounds of our faith. When I fall into sin, the remedy is not ... discuss

Remember me. Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” He replied to him, “Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” When a person works an eight-h ... discuss

Coming home. Be strong, fear not! Here is your God, he comes with vindication; with divine recompense he comes to save you. Those whom the LORD has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing, crowne ... discuss

This book is part memoir and part why-to or how-to. It's targeted to today's girls. A New York Times bestseller, the author dedicated this book to her daughters. The book uses an attractive, custom ... discuss

True Christianity is not one New Year’s Resolution away- it’s not based on your decision. Instead, the Christian life begins with God’s choice. The evangelist John writes, “Children of God ar ... discuss

Lucian lived in Rome, and his pagan name was Lucius. He was converted to Christ by the Apostle Peter, and was baptized. After Saint Peter’s death, Saint Lucian preached the Gospel in Italy. Saint Di ... discuss

“Most wives keep this burden a secret, assuming it’s only their husband who is struggling. No one else is in the same boat. Yet thoughts like these only compound the shame and the sufferin ... discuss

“Pastors, elders, and deacons – we who have been called to leadership but have lost our consuming passion for Christ – what will we do today? We need not retire. Instead, we need to repent ... discuss

Congress approved legislation to defund the Planned Parenthood abortion business last year only to see pro-abortion President Barack Obama veto it. Today, a leading pro-life me member f the House of r ... discuss

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Every time Republicans talk about trying to defund government funding for the largest abortion provider in the country the media freaks out about the GOP’s “war on women.” Thursday night on CNN ... discuss

This article was published by National Review online on January 4, 2017.Wesley SmithBy Wesley SmithStopping life support so natural death can come is a normal part of health care. We all have the righ ... discuss

My mind was made up.  I was going to have an abortion. I had just learned not only was I pregnant, but I had been drugged and raped.  I had spent the last few hours with nurses and counselors.  I w ... discuss

Another one of Donald Trump’s choices for his administration is rattling abortion activists this week. This time, they are upset by the choice of Katy Talento as a health policy advisor to the W ... discuss

When people ask me to name preachers that I enjoy listening to and learning from, the name of Alistair Begg always comes up in the conversation.  This clip from a Ligonier conference will demonstra ... discuss

Since I am busy working on my third book, this will be a quick post. Here are my seven favorite non-fiction books from 2016: 33 Days to Merciful Love by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC How to Be Holy by Pet ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Can you imagine how you would feel if you saw Islamic extremists dancing in the streets of half of Jerusalem? What about watching scenes of Jewish refug ... discuss

‘The First Day Of The New Congress Set In Motion The Republican Majority's Promise To Repeal … Obamacare’“Republican U.S. Senator Mike Enzi introduced on Tuesday a resolution allowing for th ... discuss

by Newt Gingrich: In Washington when people say they want to put an idea "on the table" it’s important to ask on whose table will it be. All too often Republicans win elections only to lose their ne ... discuss

January 5th is the feast of St. John Neumann (1811-1860), a native of Bohemia (a region encompassing the western Czech Republic) who immigrated to the United States. He became a Redemptorist priest a ... discuss

In our culture of “anything goes,” we don’t like to think that there can be a right and wrong approach to something that feels so personal. However, when we let our own preferences dictate our p ... discuss

A congressional investigation into the Planned Parenthood abortion business over its sales of body parts of aborted babies has concluded. Lawmakers are suggesting that Congress defund the abortion com ... discuss

The journey has not been easy for Nicole Vote or her son Xander since doctors informed her four months into her pregnancy that he had congenital heart defects. Vote said doctors told her to abort her ... discuss

As we begin the year 2017, let us pause to reflect on how monumental a year this will be.  As I mentioned in my recent post on the New Year (An Appeal for the Heart that Conquered Death: Reflecti ... discuss

In only 15 days, the 2017 G3 Conference will be held in Atlanta.  If you would like to join us, seats are still available (registration).  Take time to listen to Paul Washer as he encourages younge ... discuss

January 4th is the feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a single woman, a wife, a mother, a widow, a lay woman and a religious Sister. She was the foundress of the first American Catholic parish school, ... discuss

The Christmas day seven years ago will forever live in the mind of Mike Hermanstorfer: It was the day when he almost lost his wife and newborn son. . . . Colorado Springs, Colorado family said they ex ... discuss

Francesco CangiamilaTranslated into French by Abbé Joseph Dinouart, 1766. Second French Edition.Originally published in Sicilian in 1745 and in Latin in 1758.In this day and age, the most salient iss ... discuss

Was a Christian Roman soldier conscripted in Phrygia during the reign of Emperor Licinius.When ordered to make sacrifice to pagan idols Theagenes refused, he was staked to the ground and beaten which ... discuss

Christ must be the center: We sang the hymn Be Thou My Vision at our wedding ceremony twenty years ago. When we chose the hymn, how little did I know how important having Christ as our vision would b ... discuss

Life can be wearying. New years with all their talk of fresh starts can be wearying – the same desires for improvement, the same desires to see the church grow, to see lost loved ones come to Christ ... discuss

Someone asked me what the best thing about Christmas was for me this year. Before this year, I might have thought about all the people I spent Christmas with, the gifts, the music, the tinsel, the &# ... discuss

In the latest move in an on-going North Carolina battle, a Raleigh abortion clinic filed an appeal asking the city to reverse its decision to allow a pro-life pregnancy center to become its neighbor. ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  recently observed how the 2016 race reflects American conditions in the late 1970s — also stagnant — and how the political elites are echoing President ... discuss

Sometimes it only takes a picture to tell the story — and today I have two powerful photos that remind us of what God can do in your community. But first, if you’re ready to bring 40 Days ... discuss

Happy New Year! Each year, I like to write a post reflecting on the past year and anticipating the year to come. 🎉🎆🎊🍾❤️"Another year is dawning, dear Father, let it beIn working o ... discuss

The Christmas day seven years ago will forever live in the mind of Mike Hermanstorfer: It was the day when he almost lost his wife and newborn son. KKTV News 11 reports the Colorado Springs, Colorado ... discuss

My top picks from the movies we watched last year. As always, the movies may be old, but my viewing was brand new in 2016.Cloud Atlas (2012)A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th c ... discuss

Circumcision and Name of JesusJanuary 2nd, 2017Messiah Lutheran Church, Keller, TXLuke 2:21“He Was Called Jesus”It's not every year that the 8thday of Christmas falls on a Sunday. But in observan ... discuss

Recently in our elders’ meeting, we discussed the need to rethink and restructure our order of worship early in 2017.  What’s the reason for such a move by the pastors within our church? ... discuss

It’s hard to see God’s plan from the deepest shadows of the valley of death, Frazer said. The road has been “hard and frustrating,” but not without “glimpses of beauty around us from time to ... discuss

“Places where I’ve heard of this happening: known family members and friends are far and away the most common. Perpetrators ages ranging from young teens to adults. It is almost always a male ... discuss

“God’s decretive will refers to the secret, all-encompassing divine purpose according to which he foreordains whatsoever comes to pass. His preceptive will refers to the commands and prohi ... discuss

Contact: Marcus Pittman, 757-633-7080, marcus@apologiaradio.com TEMPE, Az., Jan. 2, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- A local Christian church operating in the heart of Tempe, AZ, is working hard to end ... discuss

After reading the following post be sure to follow follow. . .  A Bundle of Baudinets Blog by Margaret Bolton Baudinet:Hello hello!Merry Christmas! This week has been yet another whirlwind. St. ... discuss

I have been home from work for 12 days. Every moment a blessing with a dark cloud hanging over me … the clicking clock telling me how long before I have to go back to work. To be brutally hones ... discuss

One woman tells her story: “My story is different since I am the grandmother in this situation, and my daughter chose to have an abortion. I personally did not agreed [sic] with her decision, yet I ... discuss

Optional Memorial of the Most Holy Name of JesusJanuary 3rdVeneration of the Most Holy Name of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, dates back to the apostolic period. The name "Jesus" means "Yahweh saves" Saint P ... discuss

A group in northern Idaho is taking the calling to protect unborn babies from abortion to another level. Abolish Abortion Idaho is a grassroots group pursuing an adequate number of signatures for a ba ... discuss

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” -Psalm 27:14 Advent. It is the waiting, the anticipation of what is coming. The first advent was the expectation that ... discuss

“The king shall joy in thy strength, O Jehovah; And in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Thou hast given him his heart’s desire, And hast not withholden the request of his lips. Sela ... discuss

(Russian: Серафим Саровский) born Prokhor Moshnin (Прохор Мошнин), is one of the most renowned Russian monks and mystics in the Orthodox Church. He is generally considered ... discuss

Jesus’ strength as a warrior was displayed in taking all the blows we could not. He went to the cross and won our salvation. And further, Jesus didn’t fully complete his mission either. Jesus came ... discuss

Spiritual depression is a part of the Christian life. Lloyd-Jones puts it this way: “You cannot isolate the spiritual from the physical for we are body, mind and spirit. The greatest and the bes ... discuss

As we anticipate the challenges and opportunities of 2017, I want to repost an open letter that focuses on the most important realities in the world. And the addressee of my open letter is you. No mat ... discuss

Happy New Year to all and a blessed Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God! Today we also observe the 50th annual World Day of Peace and are invited to pray for peace in the world. On this first day of the ... discuss

As the world dives further into a century of “progress” and uncharted horizons, mankind continues its dissent from God, which is eerily reminiscent of the words of Jesus Christ: “What profit is ... discuss

The Feast of the Circumcision of Our Lord is a Christian celebration of the circumcision of Jesus.Eight days (according to the Semitic and southern European calculation of intervals of days) after his ... discuss

Today, Tenth has again been called to take on a serious challenge to the faith we hold dear. It is our privilege to take up ‘arms’ for our King in a battle far more foundational than those two hu ... discuss

The experience you gain in serving in your own culture will benefit your ministry on the mission field. Indeed, sinners, cultures and situations are different throughout the globe. However, the joys a ... discuss

In considering how to glorify God in all that we do in our particular circumstances and callings, we would be wise to resolve to make particular resolutions to assist us in our sanctification. This we ... discuss

Oh, 2016... what a roller coaster year it was. I had so many lows but the highs were what made this year and what I went through worthwhile. Who knew that the lessons I learned during Lent -- on contr ... discuss

Meanwhile, statistics bear out the fact that inserting spirituality into patient care has wide public support. Drawing upon several independent studies, Dr. Bryan Thatcher said 90 percent of patients ... discuss

From my quote journal.Fail not to call to mind, in the course of the twenty-fifth of this month, that the Divinest Heart that ever walked the earth was born on that day; and then smile and enjoy yours ... discuss

“Even though he died at such a young age the impact of his ministry continue to be felt for many decades, and indeed the ripples continue today. By 1855 the congregation had grown to such an ext ... discuss

“I was super excited when I found this in my husband’s stack of books. I like it because I am in a busy season as a mother of six, who homeschools, and have the joy of my sister and her family ... discuss

by Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: Many people like to turn a new page at the beginning of a new year. We all like to forget about unfortunate events in the past. We want to jettison our problems a ... discuss

We were night urchins in those days.  Pariahs of the night.  It was the suburban kid culture.  We weren't kids anymore though.  And we didn't know how to be adults, nor did we care ... discuss

Two Congressional panels have forwarded to federal prosecutors alleged criminal charges against Planned Parenthood affiliates and medical laboratories doing business with Planned Parenthood.  The ref ... discuss

The pro-abortion legal activist organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice (LSRJ) recently changed its name and expanded its mission, but even though the goals of the organization are in direc ... discuss

Abortion is justified, many of its defenders argue, because women have a right to control their own bodies. “My body, my choice,” signs and bumper stickers proclaim. The bodily autonomy argument t ... discuss

Bringing God into the heart of the situation is absolutely necessary because this is a spiritual issue too. Her gender distress has another element of struggle, beyond what she or others think about t ... discuss

I know my mothering days are not over because, as long as I draw breath, the call to fill the earth with image bearers will be incumbent on me. Just as my biological children needed me to train them i ... discuss

God has looked down the corridor of time and has seen your sinful attitudes, thoughts, words, and deeds. Additionally, with his omniscient eye he has foreseen your incorrigible free will. Left to you ... discuss

As I wrote two weeks ago, for the first time since this blog's inception, you lovely readers won't be voting on this blog's patron saint for the upcoming year. Instead, I opted to make the Holy Family ... discuss

Update: Great News — Next week the Republican-controlled House of Representatives will vote on the REINS Act! It is extremely encouraging that House Republicans have made this a top priority as they ... discuss

This book, a devotional, is by, for, and about young people. They seek to reach those who fall into the age range of 18-25. This devotional provides material for one full year. Louie Giglio writes t ... discuss

Johanna Morton was 12 weeks pregnant when she went in for an ultrasound anticipating good news, only to find out her baby’s heart was malfunctioning, Catholic Online reports. “I was 12 weeks gesta ... discuss

I made a concerted effort to read more books this year with no constraints on what I read. Simply read what I want. I didn’t make it to a book a week, but I did make it through 45 books, which I ... discuss

I love year-end lists. I love to see what other people loved. 2016 was a fairly quiet year for me when it came to music. There was a lot of great music but there didn’t seem to be a single albu ... discuss

Doctors gave Claire Holliday three options when they told her that her unborn son had a potentially fatal heart condition. One was abortion. Her son Vinnie’s chances were not good. Doctors diagn ... discuss

“Technology is so immersive, it’s like oxygen.” So says Tony Reinke, a senior staff writer and researcher for desiringGod, who has studied culture and technology for years. “It’s s ... discuss

29 December, Old Testament David, son of Jesse, went from tending his father's flocks to being the greatest of Israel's kings. He ruled from about 1010 to 970 B.C. He was chosen by the Lord and anoin ... discuss

For Bart Gingerich, a fellow with the Institute on Religion and Democracy and a student at Reformed Episcopal Seminary, becoming Anglican was an intellectual journey steeped in the thought of ancient ... discuss

We have seen how napping positively effects the brain in various ways. Not only does it boost brain power but it also stimulates the right side of the brain which is thought to “clean up” our brai ... discuss

I put my probe down, find the head, then slide down to the bum. Fortunately, the baby is in a good position. “It’s definitely a boy!” I tell the mom and dad, as they peer ove ... discuss

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A little something seasonal from my quote journal.It is, indeed, the season of regenerated feeling--the season for kindling, not merely the fire of hospitality in the hall, but the genial flame of cha ... discuss

\"Human nature, wounded by original sin, is oriented not toward God, but toward the affirmation of one's own I.\"  (Open Wide the Door to Christ, pg. 91)     Matthew 2:13-18 Wh ... discuss

My favorite book from 2016 wasn’t published this year. In fact, it wasn’t originally published this century. However, it felt extremely relevant in a year that seemed to display (and celebrate ... discuss

“If $1,500 per teenager has to be raised so that a youth group can go on a short-term mission trip we need to make sure that it was worth the investment! A sure way of doing this is to make sure ... discuss

Christina Marie Bennett with the twins. . . The staff and volunteers at the ABC Women’s Center walked with Sara through her pregnancy. We gave her a brand new crib and connected her with individuals ... discuss

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahulights a Hanukkia at the Western Wall inJerusalem’s Old City on Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016.With him is rabbi of the Western Wall, ShmuelRabino ... discuss

. . . Report: he’s cooking up another oneby P. David Hornik: UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which was passed on Friday and focuses on Israeli settlement activity, is even worse than its critic ... discuss

(LiveActionNews.org) — As a Client Services Manager at the ABC Women’s Center, I often take calls from women making pregnancy decisions. Some will call because they are in need of a free pre ... discuss

Ralph Benkoby Ralph Benko, Contributing Author:  The 2016 presidential campaign confirms what Marx wrote: “all the events and personalities of great importance in world history occur, as it w ... discuss

Editor's note: Each Tuesday we will feature posts discussing Saint John Paul the Great's Theology of the Body; his reflection on our nature and life as persons made in the image and likeness of God, c ... discuss

When I look back over a year that had run its course, especially what I read for that year, I sometimes experience disappointment because I didn't read as much as I had wanted to. This year is one of ... discuss

“Paul does not mince his words. He condemns them as ‘men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain’ (1TI 6.5). The life of ... discuss

“Somewhere along her Christian path, some teacher or mentor had told this woman that God is good because He does what seems right to us. She had been taught that we are to name what we want and ... discuss

As we have said, our union to Christ and to one another is His gift, not our achievement. But the manifestation of our union is both a calling and an achievement. As Calvin taught us, what is true of ... discuss

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A Doctor's Second Dead Patient, 1932In late December of 1932, 20-year-old schoolteacher Myrtle Gardner of Four Oaks, North Carolina checked into a Raleigh motel room with her brother-in-law, George ... discuss

December 27th is the feast of Saint John the Apostle, Evangelist and “beloved disciple”. He wrote the Gospel bearing his name, three Epistles and the book of Revelation. A fisherman by trade, he w ... discuss

Her family and friends—and I am privileged to say I am one— quickly grasped that Jean Garton’s symptoms likely meant this pro-life tower of strength would not live long. Early yesterday morning, ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - Writing and Singing about the Rhyme and Reason for Your Life What if it was very late, and you were very tired, and there was no room at the inn for you? What would you do if you had ... discuss

At the age of thirty, I find myself saying things that I really hated my own father saying to me when I was a kid. I’ve experienced firsthand the hilarious truth of Mark Twain’s reflection on his ... discuss

If we are to “remember Jesus Christ” (2 Tim. 2:8) and daily experience the grace and power that come from the Holy Spirit from doing so, it is vital to seize upon the opportunity to saturate our l ... discuss

“Yes, I say, thank God for the Christmas season; thank God for the softening it brings to stony hearts; thank God for the recognition that it brings for the little children whom Jesus took into His ... discuss

Concerning how we understand repentance, Bible-believing Christians should be wary of at least three major errors. First, the Roman Catholic Church has turned repentance into a sacrament, where in the ... discuss

Our problem is that, like astronomers before Hubble, we are so earth-bound with this world’s concerns that the atmosphere around us distorts our view of God’s love. Our lusts for rusting treasures ... discuss

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The Jews knew that Stephen was exceedingly well-informed in the laws of Moses; but as he preached, with great freedom, the Gospel of Christ, they ventured to dispute with him, to convict him of error ... discuss

I am very pleased to again be a facilitator for the Patron Saint of the Year Devotion.  I have been part of this annual tradition since 2006 and have helped coordinate devotions for hundreds o ... discuss




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