I appeal to you, brothers... that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you (1 Cor. 1:10). I think we can safely say Black Friday is usually not marked by a spirit of Christian unity, even though it’s supposed to kick off the Christmas season.
Commentators have noted that John is neither as eloquent a wordsmith as Luke, nor as polished a debater as Paul. He speaks slowly and uses small words—with a thick accent. Yet John is a genre-buster.
"The Hymn Lady" reflects upon Sweet Hour of Prayer and how it teaches us to relieve our burdens through prayer... even if we think we don't know how to pray.
"Sitting around the table at a feast is not a gluttonous act," Bringle said. "Sitting in front of the television gobbling potato chips is."
She first saw the elderly gentleman at a cemetery on Thanksgiving morning. She watched him cry at a grave, holding a bouquet of flowers. After observing him for a bit, Hortencia Pérez left the friend she was accompanying and made her way over to the man. Although she wasn’t entirely comfortable speaking in English, she chose compassion over fear.
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other...You cannot serve both God and money."
Christians should be fashionable -- as long as they go about it in a balanced way. Here are 9 practical ideas for frugal fashion.
What does it look like to be truly full? One family lets us in on their fullness at Thanksgiving dinner. Includes 4 endings for your church to choose from!
God has given you the ability to fight evil and overcome it with good through the most powerful weapon possible: prayer.
Hans Christian Andersen's "The Snow Queen" comes to life in a retelling that will have families laughing and singing, and hearts melting.
Who dares to ask well-known leaders hard questions anymore? Janet Mefferd did in her recent interview with Mark Driscoll.
I was moved. Black Nativity will bring people to tears, many to forgiveness, maybe even repentance, and inspire reconciliation.
Mary Hunt talks ways to make your Holiday season special without breaking the bank or going overboard on Black Friday.
Should you go spend time with people you can't stand, just because they're family? Dr. Roger has three suggestions for how to deal with family conflict and the holidays.
The Duck Dynasty "I am Second" video is one of the most powerful testimonies I've ever watched.
A violent game targeting random people is sweeping across the country. The practitioners, mostly teenagers, approach a stranger and see if they are capable of knocking him/her to the ground with a single punch.
To better understand why the Pilgrims left England, it may be helpful to briefly review the religious landscape of the time.
For any who see the film before reading the exceptional novel it's based on, a helpful tip is not to judge the book by the movie.
My son had tomatoes on his plate. This was not an oversight by his parents nor was it a punishment. He gave thanks. As should I.
- November 25, 2013 |