My family and I recently went to see an inspiring movie that received rave reviews. "The Help" is a unique story of an American author who, during the civil rights movement of the 1960s, writes a book from African-American maids' points of view. It's about the white families the maids work for and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. The movie was wonderful and brought back a lot of memories from my childhood in the South. It was an eye-opener for my sheltered teenage children.
Browsing a gift shop the other day, I happened on a decorative plaque on which was inscribed a quote attributed to the late "power of positive thinking" guru Norman Vincent Peale: "Change your thinking, and you change your world."
Being physically and spiritually fit can be beneficial.
Last week I concluded my column by alluding to how frustrated we have become as a society. I suggested that our frustrations are related to our disrespect and dishonor for God and anything that is honorable, holy, pure and right.
I was recently speaking with a good friend and fellow minister who is laboring in a spiritually barren part of the country about how things were going in ministry.
Lessons regarding wealth and prosperity are popular today, and they teach it is God's will for every Christian to be materially wealthy and that they will never have to experience any type of sickness.
Many years ago, the church I served as pastor had a number of members who were involved in "Lay Renewal."
Grandparents, stand up and receive your roses. Today is your day, and you deserve everything your children and grandchildren bestow upon you.
I thought long and hard about what I could write for this column that would be relevant and impactful at this time. For several reasons, I decided to write about the value of honor - primarily because there is such a lack of honor being displayed across our nation, and because I need to do a better job at practicing what I preach.
Sunday marks 10 years since the horrific attacks on our nation, an event we simply call 9/11.
We live in a world of desire and are in a constant state of desire.
Sept. 11 will never be the same in our country again. It always will stand out as the day our country was attacked by terrorists – the day thousands lost their lives and a day that causes many to realize that life is uncertain, even in the United States.
How do I live my life to the fullest? I live it by opening my life, the very center of my existence, to Jesus Christ by receiving the gift of salvation that he gave to me.
Lately, everything seems to be increasing except for church attendance. Unemployment is on the rise. Gas prices are skyrocketing. A trip to the grocery store can end in sticker shock. But despite the tough financial times, people just don't seem to be turning to God.
I have long wished that in heaven I might get to see the entire history of Christ's earthly life, from his birth to his ascension – viewing each and every act of obedience.
When Christians return to their homes located in territories conquered by ISIS, they find the Arabic letter “Nun” painted on their door, which stands for "Nazarene" or "Christian," according to the Religion News Service.
The Vatican bank, subject of scandal in recent years, has found that cleaning up its business is good for the bottom line. The bank, formally known as the Institute for the Works of Religion reported a $76 million profit for the past year, more than 23 times its 2013 earnings of $3.15 million.
"But one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her." - Luke 10:42