Stop Doubting Your Worth – Girlfriends in God – October 19, 2020

October 19, 2020Stop Doubting Your WorthGwen SmithTodays Truth "Dont be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows (Luke 12:7).Friend to FriendIts common for us to doubt our value and significance. Yet, in Psalm 144 David is struck by the mind-blowing reality that the God of all creation, the One who bids billions of stars to shine... Read more

AMG International works to stop slavery before it happens – Mission Network News

Greece (MNN) — Around the world,millions of peoplestill suffer under slavery.AMG Internationalworks to help those caught up in this evil net and to prevent people from getting caught in the first place. Tasos Ioannidis says this problem is particularly bad in Greece. Because Grace is at the crossroads between Asia, and Europe, and Africa. So,... Read more

5 Things You Need to Know to Stop Striving and Know Your Worth

Ive learned my worth comes from who God is not from who I am or what I do.God is perfect and holy.We sometimes attribute human characteristics to God such as conditional love, being easily angered, holding grudges, showing favoritism, or refusing to forgive. But while we resemble Him in many ways, Hes not like us.... Read more

Faith leaders call for changes to welfare to stop more people falling into poverty

(Photo: Unsplash/evstyle)Faith leaders in Scotland have made a joint call to the UK and Scottish Governments urging changes to welfare to stem the rising tide of poverty.  They say Westminster and Holyrood should implement measures that reflect the values of "care and compassion", and which would "make a real difference to families and individuals living... Read more

Texas Church Files Lawsuit to Stop City from Taking Its Land via Eminent Domain

Texas Church Files Lawsuit to Stop City from Taking Its Land via Eminent Domain Canaan Baptist Church is suing the City of Duncanville, Texas in an attempt to keep its property from being obtained by the city under eminent domain, The Christian Post reports.The church owns a vacant lot in East Texas, which the church plans... Read more

Greg Laurie Contracts COVID-19, Urges People to Stop Politicizing Issue: ‘It’s Real’

Greg Laurie Contracts COVID-19, Urges People to Stop Politicizing Issue: 'It's Real' Author and pastor Greg Laurie revealed Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is doing OK, although he requested prayer and urged Americans to stop politicizing the pandemic.Laurie, senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in California, said he tested positive on Friday... Read more

Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your Joy – Encouragement for Today – October 5, 2020

October 5, 2020Stop Beating Yourself Up and Take Back Your JoyVALORIE BURTON Lee en espaolThe thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10 (NIV)There is a consistent, heavy sigh I hear when I mention the subject of guilt... Read more

Want to Find Yourself? Stop Looking Within Yourself. | RELEVANT

Recent studies show that 91 percent of Americans agree with this statement: The best way to find yourself is by looking within yourself. In other words, if you want to discover who you are and what your purpose is, the place to look is inside your heart. You look inside for the answers. Trust your... Read more

How to Stop Snuffing Your Light and Let it Shine Matthew 5:16

Is my life really an oxymoron? After reading Matthew 5:16, questions started to illuminate my soul as I was trying to find some balance in my life. In Jesus most famous sermon, He exhorts His followers by saying, You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:14a) and then in verse 16 we read, In... Read more

‘I’m a Christian First and Republican Next’: Vice President Pence Makes Campaign Stop in Atlanta

'I'm a Christian First and Republican Next': Vice President Pence Makes Campaign Stop in Atlanta As Americans gear up to cast their vote in less than 34 days, one thing is sure, Vice President Pence isn't taking anything for granted.This week, Christian Headlines was given exclusive access to travel alongside Vice President Pence during his... Read more

Stop! Think Twice Before Switching Churches in 2020

The one thing we didnt need at the beginning of the year was more time online and less time in church, but thats exactly what has happened. And it hasn’t helped. Over the past few months, Ive heard from pastors across the United States, from Uganda to Canada to Australia, who report the same trend:... Read more

Tim Keller Encourages Christians to Vote Their Conscious, Stop Demonizing Other Political Parties

Tim Keller Encourages Christians to Vote Their Conscious, Stop Demonizing Other Political Parties In a recent string of Twitter posts, author and pastor Tim Keller exhorted Christians to vote with a liberty of conscience, rejecting the idea that Christians must vote for a specific candidate.According to The Christian Post, Keller shared that though the Bible... Read more

Tim Keller tells divided Americans to stop demonizing each other

Tim KellerTim Keller has pleaded with Americans to stop demonizing each other as the fight for the White House heats up.  In just over 40 days, Americans will head to the ballot box to cast their votes for the next US President. With fierce differences over everything from Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, to the... Read more

‘That Was Divine Intervention’: Two Men Rescue Cop during Traffic Stop Gone Awry

'That Was Divine Intervention': Two Men Rescue Cop during Traffic Stop Gone Awry It started as a routine traffic stop in Virginia. State trooper M.W. Deus was pulling over a driver for speeding, but when he approached the vehicle, he smelled marijuana. The trooper asked the man to leave his vehicle and Deus searched it. The... Read more

Christians, Lets All Stop Doing These 15 Things on Social Media | RELEVANT

What you do and say on social media actually matters.While many Christians carry themselves with kindness and grace at church, once they tap that social media app they transform into some kind of snarling beast. Christians are called to be Christs ambassadors: Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us (2... Read more

Stop Giving This Relationship Advice | RELEVANT

Have you ever received or given this sort of marriage advice? Serve her in the kitchen, and youll get some in the bedroom! Make sure you let your husband shop in your store *wink wink* or he will shop somewhere else! Sex is the barometer of your marriage, so make sure youre having lots of... Read more

Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context | RELEVANT

Its written on graduation cards, quoted to encourage a person who cant seem to find Gods well and doled out like a doctor explaining a prescription: Take Jeremiah 29:11 a few times, with a full glass of water, and call me in the morning. I think youll feel better. For I know the plans I... Read more

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says

Christians in Northern India Forced to Stop Worship, Pastor Says HYDERABAD, India, September 10, 2020 (Morning Star News) Harassment of Christians by hard-line Hindus in northern India ended in police coercing a pastor to agree to stop holding worship in his home after an officer threatened to make false charges against his son, he said.The... Read more

Pandemic and chaos cannot stop Gospel growth – Mission Network News

Central America (MNN) — Despite the current pandemic, millions of people around the world are finding hope in the Gospel. The COVID issue has really impacted churches and the individuals, and even physical needs, but the believers there have taken those opportunities and found ways to continue to reach, says Helen Williams, freight shipments coordinator... Read more

Dozens of faith leaders call for action to stop ‘genocide’ of Uighars in China

FILE PHOTO: Workers walk by the perimeter fence of what is officially known as a vocational skills education centre in Dabancheng in Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, China September 4, 2018.(Reuters/Thomas Peter/File Photo)The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is among the dozens of faith leaders to have signed a letter demanding action to stop atrocities... Read more

Faith-based ‘violence interrupters’ stop gang shootings with promise of redemption for at-risk youth not threats of jail

(Photo: Unsplash/Jose Alonso) And the body count keeps rising. Columbus, Ohio, where I teach and study violence prevention, had 13 homicides in the first 26 days of July, according to police data  46% higher than July 2019. Many shooting victims are from the same Black neighborhoods in cities that have borne the burden of American... Read more

7 myths about human trafficking today and why it’s vital that we stop believing them

(Photo: International Justice Mission)Human trafficking today is a multibillion-dollar global criminal industry that's bigger than ever. On top of this, the Covid-19 pandemic has made some groups even more vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation. As Christians, we need to take urgent action to prevent rises in trafficking and modern slavery, yet many people do not... Read more

100 Faith Leaders Urge Democrats: Stop Supporting ‘Abortion Extremism’

100 Faith Leaders Urge Democrats: Stop Supporting 'Abortion Extremism' A coalition of more than 100 religious leaders and theologians, including some registered Democrats, sent an open letter to the Democratic platform committee Friday, urging it to reject taxpayer funding of abortion and to embrace policies that support legal protection for pre-born children.The committee... Read more

Dave Franco Will Stop, Collaborate and Star in a New Vanilla Ice Biopic | RELEVANT Magazine

Stop, collaborate and listen to this Hollywood news. 30 years after “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice is still in the news and now, his story is headed to the big screen. Dave Franco will be starring as Rob Van Winkle, the Texas breakdancer who would go on to achieve a rare sort of notoriety... Read more

Why the Church Needs to Stop Preaching “All Lives Matter” | RELEVANT Magazine

Throughout my time following Christ, different aspects of my reality have been shattered. Becoming a follower of Jesus as a teenager meant that I simply did not know much about life and perspectives other than my own. Thats an unfortunate fact of my life. However, the solution to broadening my worldview was equally as... Read more

Stop and Pray | Thoughts about God by Kathy Cheek

When I hear troubling news, I cannot believe how quickly my heart fills with fear, followed by a sensation of dread washing over me like a drowning wave. My body and my emotions seem to naturally want to overreact and carry me away, until I remember to pray. I have learned that when I start... Read more

Church leaders ask UK Government to help stop annexation of West Bank

(Photo: Unsplash/Cole Keister)Catholic and Anglican bishops have asked the UK Government to help prevent the annexation of the West Bank. Israel is preparing to annex parts of the West Bank from 1 July in a move strongly opposed by Church leaders. The Rt Rev Declan Lang, Catholic Bishop of Clifton and Chair of the Holy... Read more

Jennie Allen on How to Stop the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts | RELEVANT Magazine

You may know Jennie Allen through her Bible teaching, writing or maybe even the IF: Gathering she started. But in her new book Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts, Allen explores a whole new area: neuroscience. By combining research about how our brains work with biblical truths about our... Read more

Ben Carson: America Needs to ‘Grow up’ and Stop ‘Being Offended by Everything’

Ben Carson: America Needs to 'Grow up' and Stop 'Being Offended by Everything' HUD Secretary Ben Carson on Sunday urged Americans to stop being offended by everything and to grow up. Carson, the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, made the comments on ABCs This Week with George Stephanopoulos after being... Read more

Disability-selective abortion says some lives are worth more than others: this must stop

(Photo: Unsplash/Arleen Wiese)Many moons ago I was a children's nurse, deliberately choosing to work with children who had a variety of disabilities. I was inspired to do this aged 14, having started to volunteer as a one to one carer in a camp for children with disabilities.I worked alongside a girl the same age as... Read more