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Pope Francis Proclaims Teresa Of Calcutta A Saint

Pope Francis Proclaims Teresa Of Calcutta A Saint

Pope Francis proclaimed Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday, 19 years after her death.               Thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square applauded as the tiny nun known as the “saint of the gutters” in her lifetime was officially elevated to join […]

20 Psalms To Read When Life Is Miserable

20 Psalms To Read When Life Is Miserable

1. Psalm 5—When You are Persecuted “Lead me, O Lord, in your righteousness because of my enemies—make straight your way before me.” (Psalm 5:8) 2. Psalm 6—When You are Depressed “Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am faint; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are in agony.” (Psalm 6:1) 3. Psalm 16—When You […]

The Honest, And Funny, Prayer Of A Child

The Honest, And Funny, Prayer Of A Child

Dear God, are You still awake? Have You got a minute or two? You’re pretty good at understanding, And I really need to talk to You.   You see, Mommy came to tuck me in, Like she does every night. I was trying to play a trick on her, Since she can’t see without the […]

6 Ways To Allow God To Heal Your Marriage

6 Ways To Allow God To Heal Your Marriage

Misunderstanding and poor communication in a marriage can create rifts in a couple’s stability and faith in one another. Although each couple will inevitably face trying times, there are simple things they can do everyday that will allow God to step in and heal the wounds in their marriage. The following six actions can make […]

When Someone You Love Won’t Change, Remember These 4 Things

When Someone You Love Won’t Change, Remember These 4 Things

One of the hardest things to watch is when someone you love makes a mistake. I am not talking about one small mistake, but enough to change who they are. You want desperately to fix the mistakes for them, but know they need to conquer it for themselves in order to learn and grow. What […]

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis Says It Is ‘Not Right’ To Identify Islam With Violence

Pope Francis has said it was wrong to identify Islam with violence and that social injustice and idolatry of money were among the prime causes of terrorism. “I think it is not right to identity Islam with violence,” he told reporters aboard the plane taking him back to Rome after a five-day trip to Poland. […]

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

Courtney B. Vance Relies On Faith, Family In Caring For Mother

“Do you need anything, Mom?” I asked. My mother lay in the hospital bed we’d set up when she moved into our guest house in Los Angeles three years before. She was motionless except for her eyes. She blinked to tell me no. Blinking her eyes and wiggling her foot to hit a bell have […]

How The Habit Of Prayer Becomes A Blessing

How The Habit Of Prayer Becomes A Blessing

        The great Christian author and apologist C. S. Lewis famously said, “I pray because I can’t help myself. I pray because I’m helpless. I pray because the need flows out of me all the time, waking and sleeping. It doesn’t change God. It changes me.” I can say “Amen!” to that. […]

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

5 Reasons God Reminds Us Not to Fear

Fear. One the enemy’s most popular weapons used against us. So much crazy going on in the world today. Conflicts, persecution, violence, crime, illness, terrorism, disasters, loss, uncertainty over the future. The list goes on…long. Leaves us feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tense, with thoughts spinning out of control, all different directions. Probably a great reason why Satan chooses this […]

5 Ways to Pray When You’re Too Stressed to Know How

5 Ways to Pray When You’re Too Stressed to Know How

I didn’t know that I was hiding. I’ve always been good at praying. Or so I thought. My daddy left when I was seven. I’ve always looked to God as my Father, my provider. I didn’t realize that God wanted to be more than just my provider. God longed to be my soul’s confidante — deep where I feel […]