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A Labour Day Personal/Family Update – Tim Challies

It has been some time since my last personal/family update, and it seemed like Labour Day might be the time to remedy that. I suppose most people sleep in on a holiday, but I’ve never been good at sleeping inor sleeping at all, really. So instead I’m up early with an itch to do some... Read more

A Prayer for a New Purpose for a New Day

Purpose is something we shouldnt live one day without. Since the beginning of our livesin fact before we were bornGod had a purpose for us. The Psalmist testifies, For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mothers wombYour eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written... Read more

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon

Pope Francis Calls for a Day of Fasting and Prayer for Lebanon VATICAN CITY (RNS) Standing beside a waving Lebanese flag, Pope Francis paid homage to the troubled population of Beirut on Wednesday (Sept. 2) and implored its residents to take courage as they begin the reconstruction of their city.I encourage all Lebanese to continue... Read more

Sight & Sound’s Queen Esther, Broadcasting Live Labor Day Weekend, Is ‘Timely’ for Today, Spokeswoman Says

Sight & Sound's Queen Esther, Broadcasting Live Labor Day Weekend, Is 'Timely' for Today, Spokeswoman Says For the first time, Sight & Sound Theatres this weekend is broadcasting one of its shows live to a worldwide audience, and the story couldnt be more timely.Sight & Sound will stream its new musical Queen Esther on its... Read more

2 Simple Ways to Start Your Day When Life Is Overwhelming

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3:22-23)The alarm rings in a new set of circumstances each day. When life is overwhelming, fear and anxiety threaten to move in and camp out in the corners of our... Read more

Will Some Christians Smell Like Smoke on Judgment Day?

Many Christians get nervous whenever the subject of rewards is raised. To speak of praise for specific deeds performed or a life well-livedor conversely the loss of rewardsstrikes them as inconsistent with salvation by grace alone. But no amount of anxiety can justify ignoring the clear teaching of Scripture. And numerous biblical texts speak of... Read more

Jerry Falwell Jr. Resigned Then Un-Resigned and Then Re-Resigned in One Day | RELEVANT Magazine

On Monday, Reuters published explosive allegations from a former business partner of Jerry Falwell Jr. detailing a years-long sexual affair involving Falwell and his wife Becki Falwell. The president of Liberty University was on indefinite leave at the time for a separate scandal involving a bizarre Instagram post and denied the report, telling the Washington... Read more

New Guideline: Men Should Limit Alcohol to One Drink Per Day | RELEVANT Magazine

Amid concerns that stress and boredom of the COVID-19 pandemic is increasing the alcohol consumption among Americans, the federal government is now lowering its recommended daily intake limit for men to one alcoholic drink per day. It’s a drop from previous recommended guidelines, which encouraged men to keep alcoholic drinks to two a day. The... Read more

5 Reasons I Pray for My Husband Every Day

Do you pray for your husband? Even if you arent married yet, you can and should cover his life in prayer. If you havent yet begun to pray, take these 5 prayer points and begin to lift your husband or future husband to the Lord. You will see answers, whether now or in the future,... Read more

President Trump Receives Backlash for Suggesting Election Day Be Pushed Back

President Trump Receives Backlash for Suggesting Election Day Be Pushed Back President Donald Trump is standing behind a tweet where he said Election Day should be delayed because of the possibility of rigged mail-in balloting.With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election... Read more

Daughters of the Day – Encouragement for Today – July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020Daughters of the DayBRENDA BRADFORD OTTINGER Lee en espaolFor you are all children of the light and of the day; we dont belong to darkness and night. 1 Thessalonians 5:5 (NLT)Once upon a Saturday morning, the household chores held a conference and elected me as their leader.While rushing through chores, I noticed a... Read more

The Day I Was J.I. Packer’s Mailman – Tim Challies

You no doubt heard that J.I. Packer died on Friday, and since then many people have shared their memories and tributes. (See Saturday’s A La Carte for a few of them.) Sadly I never met Packer and never even heard him speak, though I was certainly blessed by a number of his books. But my... Read more

30 Day Prayer Challenge for Stress and Anxiety

This past year has been one of the most rapidly changing, chaotic periods many of us have ever experienced. When lifes uncertainties threaten to steal our inner calm, may we draw close to the Prince of Peace, and may His peace, which surpasses understanding, sink deep into our souls, expelling our inner angst.This 30-day anti-anxiety... Read more

Day of prayer to shut down P0rnhub

(Photo: Unsplash)Christians around the world are being invited to join in a day of prayer on Tuesday to shut down P0rnhub. The invitation comes from Exodus Cry, a campaign group working to end sexual exploitation and trafficking, and is being supported by the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham.  Exodus Cry is leading the fight to... Read more

Day of prayer to shut down Pornhub

(Photo: Unsplash)Christians around the world are being invited to join in a day of prayer on Tuesday to shut down Pornhub. The invitation comes from Exodus Cry, a campaign group working to end sexual exploitation and trafficking, and is being supported by the World Prayer Centre in Birmingham.  Exodus Cry is leading the fight to... Read more

Katy Perry says thanking God every day got her through suicidal thoughts

American Idol judge Katy Perry with her fellow American Idol judges. The pop star was raised in a Christian household.(Photo: ABC)Katy Perry has revealed she thought about taking her own life when she "crashed" following the release of her last album and a temporary break-up with her now fianc Orlando Bloom.  But discovering gratitude helped her... Read more

Republican Senators Debate Replacing Columbus Day with Juneteenth as a Federal Holiday | RELEVANT Magazine

On June 19, a bipartisan coalition of 40 senators led by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bill to make Juneteenth, a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States, a federal holiday. That effort is now being held up by a Senate budget squabble. Sen.... Read more

You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes | Real Faith

18 Jun You Can Be Healthy in a Sick World!:1 Peter 1:23-2:12 (Fathers Day) Sermon Notes Nutrition & my experience Pastor Jimmy show me your diet Ill predict illness Scripture Makes You Healthy 1 Peter 1:23-2:3 you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of... Read more

Here Are 8 Freedoms to Thank God for This Independence Day

The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, and announced the separation of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. With this, a new nation was formedthe United States of America. History verifies Thomas Jefferson as the composer of the original draft. Once completed, Jefferson submitted his draft to... Read more

‘Heartbreaking’ day for Hong Kong as Beijing imposes national security law

Hong Kongers are fearful of their future after the imposition of a new national security law by Beijing(Photo: Unsplash/Han Min T)Christian human rights campaigner Benedict Rogers has spoken of his heartache for the future of Hong Kong after Beijing passed the contentious national security law.  Rogers, East Asia Team Leader at Christian Solidarity Worldwide, said... Read more

Day of the Christian Martyr remembers thousands killed for their faith

Release International is marking Day of the Christian Martyr today, 29 June, to remember those killed for their faith.  The charity, which supports persecuted Christians in dozens of countries, estimates that some 4,000 Christians die each year for their faith - 11 every day.  "Each year, churches around the world remember the deaths of the... Read more

Lessons on racism must be learnt from history, says bishop on Windrush Day

The Empire Windrush carried hundreds of immigrants from the Caribbean to Britain.WikipediaA senior Catholic leader has called for prayer and reflection over Britain's treatment of migrant and ethnic minority communities.Bishop Paul McAleenan, the Catholic Church in England and Wales' Lead Bishop for Migrants and Refugees, said it was important that BAME communities are valued. The call... Read more

Fathers Day After My Fathers Death

This will be my eighth Fathers Day as a dad. This year, Ill still get something from the kids (fingers crossed!) and hopefully sneak in a round of golf. Until two years ago, this special day meant the usualcall Dad, send a gift, receive a gift, and generally do what I want. Unfortunately, this year,... Read more

Hope for Bad Sons on Fathers Day

Every year, when Fathers Day comes around, I think about my dad.Calling to wish him Happy Fathers Day! as an adult has never been easy, because he and I didnt have a good relationship. Even if I wanted to this year, though, I cant. Last August, my father passed away from an aggressive form of... Read more

8 Questions to Ask Yourself at the End of the Day

Noelle Kirchner iBelieve Contributing Writer Youve probably heard some version of the quote, Its not how you start that mattersits how you finish. Indeed, the Bible confirms that we are all a work in progress; we are clay on the Potters wheel (Isaiah 64:8). As God continues to form us, each day is an important... Read more

30 Day Anti-Racism Prayer Challenge

When I consider all the hatred in our world and the far-reaching pain and destruction racism has caused, I can easily become overwhelmed. What can I, a middle-aged woman from the Midwest, do to stand against such evil? In truth, a lot. Through prayer, I can enlist help from the Creator and Sustainer of all... Read more

10 Things Dad Would Especially Love This Father’s Day

Todays culture puts extreme pressure on our men to perform. Theyre constantly bombarded with messages telling them to be more successful, wealthier, more sensitive yet also strong, hard workers who also spend time with their families, to purchase that bigger home or better car, yet also remain debt free.Then theres the pressure many men place... Read more

Dr John Sentamu lays down his crozier on last day as Archbishop of York

(Photo: Church of England)Dr John Sentamu laid down his crozier on the high altar of York Minster on Sunday to mark his last day as Archbishop of York.He was the first black Archbishop in the Church of England and went on to serve in the post for 15 years, having been enthroned in 2005. In his... Read more

Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven | Pastor Mark Driscoll

04 Jun Four Ways A Day Off is Practice for Heaven Posted at 03:00h in Daily Devotions by Mark Driscoll Hebrews 4:9-11 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered Gods rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive... Read more