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27 Beautiful Bible Verses For Every Woman In Need Of Love, Reassurance And Strength

27 Beautiful Bible Verses For Every Woman In Need Of Love, Reassurance And Strength

1. “God is within her, she will not fall.” — Psalm 46:5 2. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” — Proverbs 31:25 3. “The Lord is my strength and my shield.” — Psalm 28:76 4. “I loved you at your darkest.” — Romans 5:8 5. “Be […]

Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

An ongoing spate of recent studies – looking at various countries around the world – all show the same thing: religion is in decline. From Scandinavia to South America, and from Vancouver to Seoul, the world is experiencing an unprecedented wave of secularization. Indeed, as a recent National Geographic report confirms, the world’s newest religion […]

Can Women Really Have it All?

Can Women Really Have it All?

It is difficult to believe roughly one hundred years ago women were denied a vote. No say. No rights. Nothing. Now, she can have it all. As women of the west we know the phrase, “You can have it all.” We’ve heard it all our lives. Movies, media, and our parents told us we could […]

The Christian Bucket List: 50 Things to Do Before Heaven

The Christian Bucket List: 50 Things to Do Before Heaven

This has become a popular parlor game and a best-selling theme for all kinds of books — places to go, things to do, foods to eat, scenes to see, before you leave this world, or “kick the bucket.” That’s what gave it the name “bucket list.” Hollywood made a movie about this a few years […]

Worship is More than Singing

Worship is More than Singing

I often struggle with the music at modern churches. It’s so loud, I’ve been known to covertly stick my fingers in my ears so I can hear myself sing, because if I don’t I can’t even tell if I’m singing in the right key or not. I can’t hear anyone around me singing either. Last […]

Oprah Winfrey Calls New Mega-Church TV Drama ‘A Dream Come True’

Oprah Winfrey Calls New Mega-Church TV Drama ‘A Dream Come True’

Oprah Winfrey is returning to scripted television more than two decades after her last regular small screen acting gig in a show that is close to her heart – a family drama centered around a black mega-church in Memphis. Winfrey, 62, plays a manipulative blues club owner in the 13-episode series “Greenleaf” for her OWN […]

What Does It Mean to Agree in Prayer?

What Does It Mean to Agree in Prayer?

When I was in college, I joined the synchronized swimming team. I loved to swim and thought the sport might be a fun, new experience. Over the months of practice, I learned to keep myself afloat with just my hands, to dive without a ripple from the surface of the water, and to turn in […]

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word — a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psychology, the more it appears that much of human social and economic life, not to mention individual health, fundamentally relies on it. Which makes the rise of inequality — something that threatens empathy — all the more […]

The Fragrance of Humility in Prayer

The Fragrance of Humility in Prayer

“There are two ways to attain high esteem. One is the world’s method: Take every opportunity to promote yourself before others, seize occasions for recognition and manipulate your way into the center of attention. The other way is God’s way: Humble yourself. Rather than striving for recognition and influential positions, seek to put others first. […]

52 Verses on Facing Fear

52 Verses on Facing Fear

1. “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 NIV 2. “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV 3. “Do not […]