EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Ida Scudder came from a long line of missionaries; but Ida herself had no interest in following in their footsteps. She’d seen firsthand the pressure and poverty of missionary work in India, and she wanted a higher standard of living without the prolonged, painful separations she’d suffered as a child.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – King Solomon ruled the nation of Israel in peace for 39 years during the mid-tenth century B.C. At that time, the borders of Israel extended from the Euphrates River to the edge of Egypt.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – Wherever you live in the world, there is plenty to see at Christmas. And while I love our American Christmas traditions, I have to admit that a lot of what catches my eye has precious little to do with the true reason for the season. Let’s take a look at how we can put our focus where it should be this Christmas.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – There is no doubt the content of information and how it is used makes the difference in how we perceive it. The recent election season in the United States illustrates that point eloquently. This is not a new idea. In 1939, the British government knew events were coming that could break the spirit, and possibly the will, of British citizens.
Do you ever get the feeling that there is no such thing as having enough in our world? We live in a culture where there is an incessant pressure to add on to existing things.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) – “Pietàs” – sculptures of Mary grieving over her crucified Son – were so called because of the meaning of pietà in Italian: “compassion.” Other English words for pietà are “mercy, pity, and piety,” all of which are conveyed when one gazes upon Michelangelo’s Pietà.
EL CAJON, Calif. (BP) -- Frank Abagnale, a high-school dropout, impersonated a Pan Am pilot and a pediatrician, passed the bar exam, and conned his way into a job in the Louisiana state attorney general’s office -- all before his 2st birthday.
We need to think of all our decisions as big decisions, David Jeremiah says. Learn to consider every decision as an opportunity to honor God.
It is clear from Scripture that God expects His children to bring the tears of heaven to earth through the exercise of compassion toward others, David Jeremiah says.
No matter the circumstances, everyone can make a difference in the world, David Jeremiah says. "Wherever we are, we can be of use if we learn to think of ourselves in terms of servanthood."