10 Songs to Listen to When Life Is Changing

by Tauren WellsIn this beautiful song of praise, the vocalist recognizes both the highs and lows of life and understands that Gods grace and love surpasses any broken dreams. The Lords presence and faithfulness remains the same at all time. The song is an expression of 2 Corinthians 12:9 and serves as a reminder that we... Read more

‘Boldly Defending Life: Trump Admin. Expands Ban on Int’l Funding of Abortion

'Boldly Defending Life: Trump Admin. Expands Ban on Int'l Funding of Abortion The Trump administration on Monday announced plans to expand a pro-life policy that prohibits U.S. government money from going to international organizations that perform or promote abortion.Under the so-called Mexico City Policy, implemented by President Trump in 2017, government money is prohibited from... Read more

2020 Watch: Researchers Have Found Signs of ‘Possible’ Life on Venus | RELEVANT

2020 can and will get weirder before it’s all over and, for all we know, the end may come from above. Yes,Nature Astronomyhas published a report from a team of researchers led by Jane Greaves from Cardiff University. They found huge quantities phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus quantities of gas that can not, as... Read more

How to Discern God’s Voice in Your Life

There was a peace about how He spoke to me that day. There was a confidence that the words were for me. The peace and confidence embraced me as the Holy Spirit convicted, rebuked, and called me to repent. I bowed my head one last time and asked Jesus what He would give me in... Read more

Pence Says He and Trump Stand without Apology for the Right to Life

Pence Says He and Trump Stand without Apology for the Right to Life Vice President Mike Pence, on Wednesday, referenced a recent narrow pro-life loss at the Supreme Court in arguing that the high court needs more conservatives and that President Trump needs to be reelected.Pence made the comments in Murrysville, Pa., as part of... Read more

Public life needs a return to ‘humility’

(Photo: Pexels/Markus Spiske)Philosopher Michael Sandel called for a restoration of humility to civil discourse at the Theos annual lecture on Tuesday night. Sandel, the author of The Tyranny of Merit: What's Become of the Common Good, delivered the lecture online via Zoom, with hundreds in attendance. He said political discourse had become "polarised" and "rancorous",... Read more

My Prayer Life: From Stale to Inspired – Encouragement for Today – September 9, 2020

September 9, 2020My Prayer Life: From Stale to InspiredAMBER BOLTON of the Inspire Bible Tour Lee en espaolDevote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart. Colossians 4:2 (NLT) There I was, sitting across from Him at the local coffee shop. The conversation had gone stale, or maybe I had just stopped listening.... Read more

Speak Life | Devotional by Mary Pinckney

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Do you remember this old adage? It would often be heard on a schoolhouse playground as children were teasing each other, pretending not to be bothered by the insults that came their way. But our pretending doesnt end with childhood; as adults,... Read more

The Brightness of Life in the Shadow of Death

In the movie The Matrix, just before Cypher betrays Morpheus and Neo to Agent Smith over dinner, he says, I know this steak doesn’t exist. I know when I put it in my mouth, the Matrix is telling my brain that it is juicy and delicious. After nine years, do you know what I’ve realized?... Read more

The Puritans who left behind so much to start a new life in America

The newly renovated Mayflower II, a replica of the original ship that sailed from England in 1620, sails back to its berth in Plymouth, Massachusetts, August 2020.(Photo: Reuters/Brian Snyder)The Puritans didn't only risk their lives at sea to reach America; many of them left everything they had to start a new life living according to... Read more

30 Faith Quotes Inspiration for a Life of Faith

 12. "Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." Martin Luther King, Jr.13. Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right. Max Lucado14. "Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways... Read more

How Should Christians View the End of Life? – The Gospel Coalition

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Dr. Katie Butler: Hi, you’re listening to TGC Q&A, a podcast from The Gospel Coalition, and this is the Christians and Healthcare series during which we seek to answer your questions about issues... 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

Pakistani Christian Could Face Life in Prison after Pages of Quran Found in Drain

Pakistani Christian Could Face Life in Prison after Pages of Quran Found in Drain A Christian man in Pakistan was arrested over the weekend and could face life in prison after residents in his community said he placed pages of the Quran in a drain.The charges against the man, David Masih, were made under Pakistans... Read more

British teenagers have lowest life satisfaction in Europe

(Photo: Unsplash/Gaelle Marcel)Teenagers in Britain have come bottom of the table in a study of life satisfaction among youngsters in Europe.   In the Children's Society study of 24 European countries, British teens came last when asked to rate their life satisfaction.  Less than two thirds (64%) of British 15-year-olds rated their life satisfaction at six... Read more

The Secret to a Joyful Life | Daily Devotionals by Thoughts about God

“give thanks in all circumstances. 1 Thessalonians 5:18a Recently, I found myself in an uncertain season of life. I was in a position I didnt necessarily want to be in, although I felt that God had led me to where I currently was. Yet, the whispering of doubt grew into a thunderous voice that eventually... Read more

Spending Time With God in the Busyness of Life – Encouragement for Today – August 26, 2020

August 26, 2020Spending Time With God in the Busyness of LifeKIA STEPHENS Lee en espaolEnoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away. Genesis 5:24 (NIV)As I sat down to read my Bible, my mind was bombarded with an ever-growing to-do list.Almost immediately, I remembered wet clothes that needed... Read more

Jacob Blake Is Clinging to Life After Being Shot in the Back Seven Times by Police | RELEVANT Magazine

A Black man identified as Jacob Blake is reportedly in stable condition after police officers shot him in the back seven times as he got into his SUV. Witnesses say Blake’s sons looked on as Kenosha, Wisconsin officers fired on their father. The family’s attorney Ben Crump says Blake was leaving the scene after breaking... Read more

Putting Life in Portrait Mode – Encouragement for Today – August 24, 2020

August 24, 2020Putting Life in Portrait ModeKAREN EHMAN But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by Gods heavenly call in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b-14 (CSB)I often have trouble focusing. Not my eyes, but my mind.My thoughts love to wander.... Read more

Review: Dynamics of Spiritual Life by Richard Lovelace

Dynamics of Spiritual Life is a book we cant do without. Richard Lovelaces classic was amazingly prescient when first published 40 years ago, and it’s still relevant to many of todays ministry issues. Earlier in my ministry, when church planters came to me and asked, What should I read? I always gave them two books:... Read more

Subtle Jealousy Is Wrecking Your Spiritual Life | RELEVANT Magazine

The first episode of Black Mirror season 3 explores a highly advanced technological future where people are attached to a digital catalog that represents all of what theyre perceived to be by others. This portfolio is showcased and available whenever someone looks at you in person. It then allows others to rate you anywhere from... Read more

A Vietnamese mother rebuilds her life again after being banished from her village

Despite everything Y Bi has suffered, she still praises God(Photo: Open Doors UK)Each day this week Christian Today is sharing stories of persecuted Christian women who have leant on Christ and been strengthened in order to pull through the incredible hardships they have faced.  Today we tell the story of Y Bi, a Vietnamese woman... Read more

Finding life and hope at times of death and grief

(Photo: Unsplash/Prateek Gautam)This Shabbat, the focus was Devarim 11:26-16:17, known as Parshat Re'eh, which means simply 'see!' or even better, 'take a good look and digest ...' As I mentioned in my last article, in this parsha of Re'eh, G-d talks about grief, death and dying, and He prohibits self-mutilation or overdoing grief in mourning the dead because... Read more

When Life Feels Hellish

In Gods economy, problems, pains, and disruptions are designed have a positive effect on us. For one thing, they wean us from this world. They transfer our hopes and dreams from this fallen creation to our blessed hope in the new creation. The COVID-19 crisis, the subsequent lockdown, and recent unrest across America are good... Read more

Kanye West quotes the Bible in ‘Culture of Life’ presidential campaign platform

Kanye West performing at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church(Photo: KHOU 11)Rapper and Christian convert Kanye West has unveiled a Bible-inspired campaign platform for his bid to be elected as US president this November. The document is called "Creating a Culture of Life" and quotes Scripture throughout.  It was posted to his campaign website and sets out his... Read more

Can Someone Else Ruin My Life? – Daughters of Promise – August 14

CAN SOMEONE ELSE RUIN MY LIFE?So she [Sarah] said to Abraham, Cast out this slave woman with her son, for the son of this slave woman shall not be heir with my son Isaac. And the thing was very displeasing to Abraham on account of his son. But God said to Abraham, Be not displeased... Read more

TGC Podcast: Nol Piper on Hope for All Life Stages

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy. Nol Piper: I’m Nol Piper. I’m 70 years old. I’m a mother, a grandmother. I’ve been the wife of a seminary student, a college professor, a pastor, a writer, a speaker, a blogger,... Read more

How to Live the Bible Work: Sustaining Life – Bible Gateway Blog

This is the one-hundred-seventeenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Excuse me, sir, my wife... Read more