The other day I came out of my office after hearing a profound testimony concerning being fat. There were several ladies working in our backpack ministry outside my office and I wanted to share this new found truth with someone so I decided to do so.
Imagine a new couple out on a Valentine's Day date. The young man and woman are both nervous, but the candlelit restaurant has created a calm, romantic mood. Orders placed with the waiter, they each take a deep breath, ready to dive into a new line of conversation.
The Apostle Paul wrote, "For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God" (Romans 10:2-3).
Hurricane Matthew hit back in October. Recently I spoke to a friend whose home just began to leak. There is no doubt that the cause is damage done by the wind of that storm. A shingle here and there, as well as the trim work around the roof were pulled away during the storm. But it took a while before water actually began to get into the house.
This past week, I visited the famed Anne Frank house in Amsterdam, the secret annex where 13-year-old Anne and her family hid for more than two years during the Nazi takeover of World War II.
So far, President Donald Trump's speech at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning has received a heavy amount of criticism, specifically the moment where he brought up Arnold Schwarzenegger, who took over Trump’s position on “The Celebrity Apprentice” this season.
In the book of Mark, chapter 16, verse 15, we are told to "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation."
In his letter to the church in Philippi, Paul wrote these words about Jesus. "God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
As a child, many played the game "follow the leader."
While recently on a missions trip to Cuba, I just happened to look at one of my old shirts that I used for painting. It had stains on it from work done on previous trips.
I like to read the newspaper. I receive a paper daily, and generally read it from cover to cover.
Despite what some may believe and even try to teach, God is a loving God. God created all that is.
What does the New Year mean to you?
Donald Trump was sworn in Friday as the 45th president of the United States during a day of ceremony and services where faith played prominently.
It’s widely recognized that Hollywood is typically unsympathetic to religion. That may not always have been true — think, among many examples, of such films as “The Song of Bernadette” (1943), “Going My Way” (1944), “Joan of Arc” (1948) and “Ben-Hur” (1959) — but, in recent films and television shows, religious believers are commonly portrayed as hypocrites, lunatics, joyless fanatics and/or oppressive tyrants.
God has always cared for his creation and has never left man to his own devices. God in the beginning spoke directly to man in ...
On its surface, the latest religious freedom case before the Supreme Court is about state-funded tire shreds. A religiously affiliated preschool, Trinity Lutheran Church Learning ...
The most high-profile religious liberty case before the Supreme Court in 2017 doesn't have to do with birth control access, same-sex marriage or some ...
There have been times in my life, and most likely in yours, when my heart felt so shattered I was genuinely surprised it kept beating.
Scandal in the personal lives of politicians is always big news — even when the scandal is that a leader has gone to great lengths to ...
One man’s feelings about Cub Scout pack meeting were revealed after coming off medication following knee surgery.
Editor's note: “The Spoken Word” is shared by Lloyd Newell each Sunday during the weekly Mormon Tabernacle Choir broadcast.
Maintaining inner peace is a challenge. Every day we strive to balance family, work and our well-being, all while trying to keep a positive and ...
For most premodern peoples, the entire cosmos was sacred, because it was both created by God and filled with divine power and presence. God (or ...
Easter is the most important holy day on the Christian calendar because it marks the greatest event in Christian history; the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Five hundred years ago, a man named Martin Luther and his fellow reformers forever changed Christianity and the Western world. Their mounting opposition to Roman ...
This Sunday we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. In reality we do that every time we gather for worship on Sunday.
Love is something that is talked about a lot. People love foods, cars, jobs, other people, etc. Yet, most people have no idea of what ...
Warning: The article linked to in this post includes strong language.
"Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed ...