Monthly Archives April 2014

Artists Akiane Kramarik

Akiane Kramarik will turn 20 this year, she is now well known as one of the best artists in the world. She is a rare gifts that God has given to us during our time here. She painted the picture of Jesus that Colton said was the person he met in heaven in his book and now movie “Heaven is for Real“. Akiane Kramarik’s life is an amazing story too.

She began drawing at age 4 and painting at 6… faith is central to her life and art…

She was born into an atheist family, but at age 4 she ha...
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Open Doors Annual Persecution Report for 2013

I have a soft spot for our persecuted brothers and sisters.
Open Doors just released their 2014 World Watch List showing the 50 worst places to profess Jesus as Lord, and it highlights an upward trend in both the number killed and dark locations for persecutions. But, there is some light too.
In 2013 the organization confirmed 2,123 Christians were killed for their faith...
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Chick-fil-A More Than Food During Snow Storm

Birmingham, Ala. was covered in unexpectedly deep snow yesterday [January 30, 2014]. It turned into an emergency situation as all travel in the city slid to a halt.
Mark Meadows, a local Chick-fil-A restaurant owner, tried to close so his staff could get to their warm homes before it got too bad. They all returned because the roads were impassable. Many motorist were stranded too, some for over 7 hours without food or water.
So Mark and his staff put their Bible-based principles to work...
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Teen Fell 3,000 Feet and Lived

Makenzie Wethington, a Joshua,Texas 16 year old girl had a problem after jumping out of an airplane when skydiving near Chickasha, Oklahoma — her parachute did not open properly. She fell 3,000 feet and LIVED!
In a TV interview she said she struggled to get the chute open then blacked out. “It definantly taught me there is a God and He is looking out after me.”
See her video interview at:
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Faith Driven Consumer

“In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:6
I expect that you are aware that Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby respect our Christian values, but did you know Lowe’s is a faith-compatible choice too, while Home Depot supports causes that offend many Christians?
I like to support places that respect my values. But, how can I better understand which companies support my Christian values? I have found the Faith Driven Consumer website useful...
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Babies Born with Sense of Morality

Yale’s Infant Cognition Center have concluded that “babies are in fact born with an innate sense of morality, and while parents and society can help develop a belief system in babies, they don’t create one.” This finding supports the Christian worldview and reinforces what Paul says in Roman 2:14 ”For when Gentiles, who do not have the law, by nature do what the law requires, they are a law to themselves….”
It also challenges a long held social sciences belief that babies’ minds are a blank...
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Word of God Stops Bullets

“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31 (ESV).
The word of God literally saved Rickey Wagoner, 49, a Dayton, Ohio bus driver.  Rickey was shot twice in the chest at close range by one of two young thugs hell-bent on killing him as part of a gang initiation. The Bible in Wagoner’s pocket prevented the bullets, aimed at his heart, from killing him. He was also shoot in the leg and stabbed in his left arm...
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Why Do They Reject Him?

Why oh Lord do the people reject your righteous one? They seek their own pleasures in the gods of this world. They chase after money and cast it toward the wicked.

They insult your people and they toss out the servants of your kingdom. They deny your power even as you show them your might in your works all around them.

You give us the secret to life abundant now and perfect life beyond the veil of death in the word...

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Salvation Prayer

Jesus I acknowledge You as the only source of my salvation. I am sorry for I have sinned before you. I fall in obedience at the foot of Your cross, take my life and make it Yours. Holy Spirit enable me to walk with Jesus for the glory of God the father.

Father You have shown us your perfect law, yet I know myself as a violator of your statures. We have your Scriptures; your Holy Book is available in our churches, stores, libraries and even in our homes...

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Repentance Prayer

LORD we cry out to you as we have fallen so far from your Holy presence. The world of our generation is a total mess. Violence, perversion, lies, slander, abuse, arrogance and irreverence permeate our society. Darkness is upon us, our struggle is beyond our control.

We acknowledge our sin and our helplessness to control it. We know in our heart that only the light of Jesus’ grace can save us. We are so sorry for how far we have fallen...

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