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Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?

Do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins?

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Tweet It is often said that character is what you do when nobody is watching. This means that who you really are is demonstrated in how you do things when you think that no one knows what you are doing. It also reveals a secret part of us that we usually keep hidden from the world, which may or may not be in keeping with what God wants us to be. This secret part of us includes our sinful attitudes, desires, behaviors, and practices. The question we have as Christians is do we have to tell anyone about our secret sins? Who are we? There is no shortage of philosophies, books, belief systems, and opinions on who we are. Yet, nearly all of us agree that we have a public persona, private persona, and a secret persona. Our public per...
Jays’ Biagini Experienced Wholesome Change in his Perspective

Jays’ Biagini Experienced Wholesome Change in his Perspective

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Tweet Joe Biagini, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays, apologized for being late for his interview because of his much-needed work out. With tongue-in-cheek Joe smiled and emphasized, “God would want me to give my best effort into my game.” Biagini, a 2011 26th round draft pick for the San Francisco Giants, struggled the first couple of years in professional baseball. He spent time in the off-season with his dad, a former minor-league player, trying to figure out what was missing. He kept thinking about pitching mechanics and mental and physical stuff, but he could never trust it. Joe shares, “I remember the off-season after my second year going into high “A” ball with the San Jose Giants. I was thinking,” I don’t want to play an
Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Respond to Barcelona, Spain, Following Terror Attack

Billy Graham Rapid Response Team Chaplains Respond to Barcelona, Spain, Following Terror Attack

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Crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are responding to Barcelona, Spain, following the terror attack that killed 14 and injured 100 more according to reports.   The Billy Graham Rapid Response Team immediately began to monitor and coordinate a plan for a response following news of the van attack in the busy Las Ramblas area. Crisis-trained chaplains from the United States arrived in Spain on Friday morning to assess how best to provide support and assistance to those directly affected and the church community. Additional chaplains from the U.S. and U.K. will arrive in the next 24 hours to offer for additional support.   "Once again we see terror bringing death and suffering in Europe," said Jack Munday. "In addition to the
5 Things Your Wife Wishes You Knew (But Might Never Tell You)

5 Things Your Wife Wishes You Knew (But Might Never Tell You)

Family, Relationship
This is a guest post by Courtney Reissig, author of Glory in the Ordinary: Why Your Work in the Home Matters to God. It first appeared on Crossway.org; used with permission.  How Much Do You Know about Your Wife's Work as a Stay-at-Home Mom? You may be the recipient of her home-cooked meals, wear the clean clothes she washed and folded yesterday, and eat off the dishes she unloaded from the dishwasher. You may share a bed with her, raise children with her, and even participate in keeping the home in order. You love her and value her, and maybe you even tell her that regularly. But even if you do all of that, here are five things your wife wishes you knew about the work of the home. 1. It’s actual work. Sure, she might not get out of her pajamas unt
Why Boring Days are the Most Important to Your Marriage

Why Boring Days are the Most Important to Your Marriage

Family, Relationship
Married life is made up of a lot of big moments. Getting engaged was the first one (though you weren’t actually married yet, it set the stage for a permanent future together). From there, you celebrate your wedding with friends and family, and you move into your first home together. Later on, your family of two might become a family of three (or four, five, six, or more). You cheer (and cry) when your babies go to kindergarten, and graduate high school. They leave the nest, and you embrace a new normal of life. These are just some of the highlights you might enjoy with your spouse, but life offers so many more big moments, from enjoying memorable vacations to celebrating holidays.  It’s easy to only see the big moments in life.  Unfortunately (or maybe fortunat
Marie Stopes International: carrying out unsafe abortions in the UK and across the globe, using taxpayer millions

Marie Stopes International: carrying out unsafe abortions in the UK and across the globe, using taxpayer millions

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For the past five years, the charity Marie Stopes International (MSI) has been given £163 million in UK taxpayer money to spend on abortions in developing countries. This money also went on helping to liberalise laws on abortion. No other country gives as much money to MSI than our own Department for International Development (DFID). MSI is one of the main providers of abortion in England, but most of their business is to provide contraceptives and abortions in developing countries in order, they claim, to reduce the number of ‘unsafe abortions’ in developing countries and to reduce maternal mortality rates.  In 2016, they said they have ‘averted 7.6 million unintended pregnancies’. (ie carried out 7.6 million abortions). Not only is this flawed reasoning for increased abortion provision,
Biblical Signs Of The Declining Morality Of America And The World

Biblical Signs Of The Declining Morality Of America And The World

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Tweet What are some biblical signs of the nation and the world’s declining morality? Micah 7:1-7 The Fall and Decline of Morality National moral decline happens when God is neglected. Micah lists five different kinds of relationships that are affected by a nation’s refusal to follow God and they are shockingly close to what we see in society today. It’s almost as if Micah the Prophet is a contemporary of ours and he sits with us to watch the nightly news and watches social media. It’s as if he’s seen the latest movies churned out at an increasingly immoral Hollywood. Each generation is exposed to more and more of the raw brutality, illicit sex, and escalating violence (in movies, video games, sports). We are desensitizing our mi
The Hitman’s Bodyguard Has a Lot of Brash Buddy Banter and Bad Words

The Hitman’s Bodyguard Has a Lot of Brash Buddy Banter and Bad Words

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The Hitman's Bodyguard brings back the Lethal Weapon-style fun buddy movie. Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have great chemistry, making this a wildly entertaining—if wildly profane—night at the movies. 4 out of 5.   Synopsis A "Triple A rated" bodyguard (Reynolds) going through hard times gets a shot at redemption. His mission: deliver a witness to the International Court of Justice. His problem: the witness is a hit man (Jackson), and virtually everyone wants to kill him—including his bodyguard. If they can set aside their differences and work together, they might just get to The Hague in time to put away a genocidal madman.   What Works? Security specialist Michael Bryce is the kind of character at which Reynolds excels: a pedan
Seeing the Person behind the disability

Seeing the Person behind the disability

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Late in June, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) abolished the role of Disability Commissioner. This happened 36 hours before Lord Shinkwin, newly appointed to the role, was due to hold his first board meeting. Shinkwin explains that EHRC’s chair, David Isaac, had declared the role to be ‘redundant’. The rights of disabled people are often overlooked. Countries rightly cheer the great feats of athleticism, persistence and courage displayed at the Paralympics or at this year’s World Para Athletics Championships held in London. However, inequality continues to exist. According to a 2014 Scope report, 85% of the British public believe that disabled people face discrimination. Internationally, while estimates vary, between 650 million to 1 billion people suffer from a disability
5 Common Answers to Kids’ Questions about God That Can Do More Harm Than Good

5 Common Answers to Kids’ Questions about God That Can Do More Harm Than Good

Family, Parenting, Women
A couple of years ago, my husband and I were invited to a dinner party with a few other new parents from our kids’ Christian elementary school. After we worked our way through appetizers and the requisite small talk, the conversation turned to our respective faith backgrounds. One of the moms confessed that, as much as she loved the Lord, she struggled with how to share her faith with her son—so she had enrolled him at a Christian school where others might be able to do a “better job.” Another mom replied, “Well, I don’t worry too much about it. I just tell my daughter that believing in God is like believing in Santa Claus. Some people believe, and some don’t. It’s a matter of faith.” I glanced over at the mom who said that, ready to laugh with her at the idea of placing God and Santa in t
Why the rush to change blood donation deferral policies for commercial sex workers & men who have sex with men?

Why the rush to change blood donation deferral policies for commercial sex workers & men who have sex with men?

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Commercial sex workers and men who have sex with men (MSM) in Britain and Scotland are to be allowed to donate blood three months after they last had sex (see also here, hereand here). The rule changes will come into force at blood donation centres in Scotland in November and in England in early 2018. The Government accepted the recommendations of the advisory committee on the safety of blood, tissues and organs (SaBTO) and are introducing the changes under ‘equalities reforms’. The rule change will allow more people to donate blood without compromising blood supply safety, experts say. Gay rights advocacy groups have praised the move as a triumph for science over prejudice and stigmatisation. Education Secretary Justine Greening (who is herself ‘gay’) has said the changes ‘would build on
7 Bible Verses For Overcoming Fear

7 Bible Verses For Overcoming Fear

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Tweet Here are seven Bible verses with commentary about overcoming fear. Second Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” What is the “spirit” that the Apostle Paul is speaking about which is called a “spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control?” The next sentence tells you: “So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God” (2nd Tim 1:8). Could it have been that Timothy was afraid or ashamed of proclaiming the Lord Jesus Christ? That was why Paul was in chains, so Paul is telling Timothy that he should join him “in suffering for the gospel,” so maybe Timothy thought he’
Does Eye Candy Really Matter if I Stay Faithful to My Spouse?

Does Eye Candy Really Matter if I Stay Faithful to My Spouse?

Family, Relationship
I don’t know where you live in the world, but in the state of North Carolina, we’re experiencing an epidemic. Parents are hysterical. Small children’s eyes widen at the pure horror, pointing fingers and rousing parents from their naps, nestled beneath beach umbrellas. Teens up and down the coast are nervous too, constantly tugging at the edges of their clothing.  Would you believe it, bikini bottoms are shrinking! For every head turned and eyebrow raised, there’s a spouse ready to smack their partner on the arm for tracking “eye candy” down the shoreline. We love to blame men for noticing, but women can’t help but to double-take at shirtless beachgoers, or to notice muscles beneath form-fitting tees and skinny jeans. No man or woman is completely immune to reacting to
Psalm 46: Praise God for He is Our Shelter

Psalm 46: Praise God for He is Our Shelter

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Tweet Have you meditated on Psalm 46? It is a lovely song that was directed to the “chief Musician for the sons of Korah”.  Here are some of the things that came to mind when I took some time to think about this lovely piece of Scripture that reminds me that we should always praise God for He is our Shelter. Psalm 46 – To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. This is one of 11 Psalms in the Bible that were written for the sons of Korah. I found it interesting to learn that Korah was a grandson of Kohath, who was one of the Levites responsible for carrying the items (upon his shoulders) that were needed for the tabernacle that moved from place to place. Like his father before him Korah was essentially res
Why You Can’t Ignore the Truth in Marriage

Why You Can’t Ignore the Truth in Marriage

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I’ve been accused of being naïve and I’m sure it’s true. I like to believe I think the best about people and generally believe things will work out. Problems will resolve, issues will be settled, and life will return to normalcy. I dream above the current limitations of today.  This all sounds wonderful, right? It sounds like I’m an optimist and my belief system works for me and others, right? Not so fast.  Even as we speak, I have several warning lights on the dash of my car. Why are they on and what am I doing about them? You guessed it. Nothing. Why? Magical thinking---the belief that nothing too bad is going to happen, that all things will magically work out. I can relax when using magical thinking, imagining the situation corrected. I’ll get around to getting thos
How Do We Know When God Is Disciplining Us?

How Do We Know When God Is Disciplining Us?

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Tweet When things go wrong, how can we tell if it is God disciplining us or it’s just time and chance that God uses to teach us something? Time and Chance The Bible says that time and chance happen to us all (Eccl 9:11), so even though God is sovereign, we can’t assume that everything that goes wrong in our lives is because God is disciplining us. That’s what Job’s friends thought. They believed that Job had some sin which was causing his suffering, but that was not the case at all, and God later rebuked Job’s friends at the end of the Book of Job. Although Job was questioning God and displaying some self-righteousness, Job’s suffering was due to Satan testing him because Satan had told God that Job was a righteous man only beca
How to Talk to Your Kids about North Korea

How to Talk to Your Kids about North Korea

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Phillip Bethancourt | Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission Your kids can’t have the TV on for very long without coming across alarming new developments with North Korea. Now that North Korea has missiles that can reach the continental United States and the ability to miniaturize a nuclear warhead to fit in those missiles, the threat to America is more serious than ever before. As your kids head to school, other children may comment on the escalating situation or even make callous jokes about nuclear war. So, how should you talk to your kids about the situation in North Korea? There are five factors to consider when shaping how you talk with your children about a controversial subject like this conflict.Photo courtesy: ©Thinkstock/natanaelginting 1. Consi
10 Ways a Wife Makes Her Husband Feel Like a Failure

10 Ways a Wife Makes Her Husband Feel Like a Failure

Family, Relationship
When I asked the married men in my life, “In what way does your wife make you feel like a failure?” I was met with a slew of responses. Some guys pushed-up their sleeves, like they couldn’t wait to tackle the issue. Others introspectively rubbed their scruffy chins and cleared their throats, pausing a good long while before raising a finger—“I got one.” Feeling like a failure is complex. Sure there are times a man feels disrespected by his wife or, at the very least, a little sad when she uses the last of the A1 sauce. But when she makes her husband feel like a failure—intentionally or not—well, that’s different. Unlike failing, where a man is able to pick himself up by the bootstraps and try again, being a failure has a lastingness to it—and can become a label, a tag, an ide
6 Strategies to Help You Thrive after Divorce

6 Strategies to Help You Thrive after Divorce

Family, Relationship
Few people walk down the aisle at their wedding, thinking about divorce. But it happens. The reality is that 5 in 10 marriages will end in divorce, and 3.8 in 10 evangelical Christian marriages will not survive, according to statistics. Divorce is one of the most significant stressors anyone will ever experience in life bringing with it not only the death of a marriage, but also the death of the hopes and dreams we have for our life and our future. What’s worse many say, is that after divorce, their spouse is still living and building another life without them. In addition, when there are children involved, they are forced in most situations to interact with their ex at some level.  Individuals walking through divorce can never get away from the pain, it seems. Every t
Why Your Family Should Create Your Own History Book

Why Your Family Should Create Your Own History Book

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Tweet Why go to all the trouble to create your families own history book? Family History Years ago, my late mother wrote a short history about our family, tracing our roots back to the Cherokee Indians. She wrote about our family as far as possible on my grandfather’s side, which went all the way back to when the Cherokees where living in what is now northern Georgia, but because I was adopted, I don’t know my real father and have never even seen a picture of him, but that won’t stop me from creating a personal ancestral tree and accompanying details for my family. Why should this matter? If we don’t know where we came from, we might not realize where we are today and why? In other words, the more we know about our family’s hist
Matt Carpenter’s Tattoo Took on Deeper Meaning

Matt Carpenter’s Tattoo Took on Deeper Meaning

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Tweet Matt Carpenter, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, has a tattoo on the inside of his right arm that says, “Matthew 19:26,” his ultimate favorite Scripture verse. The verse reads, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Carpenter shares, “There is a story behind this verse. When I first had the verse put on my arm and before I really understood the verse, I was relating it to baseball. I just had Tommy John surgery and ‘with God’ I was going to do the impossible which was hopefully make it to the major leagues.” Later, as Carpenter studied Scripture, he found the deeper meaning of that verse and learned the biblical teaching behind it. Matt continues, “The lesson here actually began in v
Should I Keep Praying for My Ex?

Should I Keep Praying for My Ex?

Family, Relationship
You likely prayed for your marriage. Prayed for your spouse. Prayed for God to heal the problems between you. Maybe you kept a journal where you cataloged every prayer without ceasing, or maybe you started praying when your marriage began to falter. Either way, when a marriage ends after much prayer and you are no longer together, should you continue in prayer for your ex? If you have one of those amazing relationships with your ex where you’ve come through a divorce with a wonderful friendship and incredible respect for each other, you probably have no issues with praying for them. But many who’ve tried to have the above but are unable to create a healthy relationship despite their best efforts struggle to pray for someone they feel is continuing to hurt them. For them, the
What Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?

What Essential Doctrines Must All Christians Believe?

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Tweet Is it okay to have differences in our biblical understanding? What essential truths should every Christian believe in? Non-Essential Doctrines Some things are not worth dying on the hill for; such things as the rapture, the millennium, the Great Tribulation, the gift of tongues, and a host of other various beliefs that are enveloped within the category of non-essentials. A person can go to heaven and not believe in the rapture. Others can believe in speaking in tongues while others don’t, and they’re both going to heaven. It’s not that Christians should divide over things in the Bible, but we all come with baggage about what we believe and why we believe it. The non-essentials should never be grounds for debate or argument
Why is a Thriving Church So Important? 10 Christian Leaders Explain

Why is a Thriving Church So Important? 10 Christian Leaders Explain

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Veronica Neffinger | Editor, ChristianHeadlines.com The church has been a central part of the Christian faith since New Testament times. We are even said to be living in the "Church Age." Today, there is such a wide spectrum of church types, denominations, and ways of conducting a worship service and leading a congregation. The health of the global Church is more important now than ever, and while innovative approaches to church outreach may be helpful, it's of utmost importance to have God's Word, prayer, and clear preaching of the Gospel as central to a church's mission. These 10 Christian leaders, from past and present, offer insight into marks of a healthy church and warning signs that a church is going down the wrong path. Is your church being faithful to the Great...
The Glass Castle Has a Few Cracks but a Sturdy Foundation

The Glass Castle Has a Few Cracks but a Sturdy Foundation

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Feels familiar at times in prompting a heroine to confront her parents' failings, but The Glass Castle also acknowledges an uncomfortable, unshakeable truth: even the most troubled parents "have their moments," and reconciliation brings closure and healing. 4 out of 5.   Synopsis How does a child escape the dysfunction of her parents, find success and come to terms with the legacy left by those who raised her? The Glass Castle, based on the best-selling memoir by Jeannette Walls, tells the tale of a gossip columnist with a successful career in New York. One day, Jeannette sees her mother and father rummaging through city garbage and reflects on a difficult upbringing characterized by periods of homelessness and perpetual poverty, fueled by her father's al
The Nut Job 2 Will Drive You Nuts

The Nut Job 2 Will Drive You Nuts

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Painfully predictable and disappointingly violent, The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature has little to offer any audience. It's not just a skip; it's a definite skip. 0.5 out of 5.   Synopsis After the accidental destruction of their nut shop home, the gang of park animals are forced to return to the park. Unfortunately, the evil mayor is planning to build a profitable amusement park on the property. The animals decide to take a stand against the mayor and his construction worker minions and supposed "hilarity" ensues... although the film-long fight for the property seems more mean-spirited and cruel than funny.   What Works? Nut Job 2 is mildly reminiscent of old school Saturday morning cartoons with slapstick humor throughout. Honestly that
Grief: Hope Even When it Still Hurts

Grief: Hope Even When it Still Hurts

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Tweet Grief can last a long, long time. And grief comes in all shapes and sizes. It may be caused from the death of a loved one, the loss of a job, the breakup of a trusted relationship or it may even be a change in the season of your life, such as when your last child leaves home. But the good news is that though we still might miss someone or something in our life, the pain does lessen over time. I pray that you can find comfort and peace after your grief and believe that God gives us hope, even when it still hurts. Here are just 5 truths from the Bible that you need to know when you are seeking healing from grief. 1) The Timetable for Grief Should Not be Rushed Galatians 4:4–5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God se