by LaMonique Raquel When my son “Junior” was born he was as handsome and as cute as can be. His father and I wanted nothing but the best for him. As junior began to grow into a toddler, we noticed he had some speech and slight physical delays. As time went on and more and more was expected from him (tying shoes, using words etc.) it became apparent we needed some intervention. We took Junior to the Early On program for testing. At this time junior was around 4 years old and had the speech pattern of a much younger … Continue reading Can Speaking God’s Word Over A Child, Change an ADHD Diagnosis?
When your teenager starts to get out of hand you have to ask yourself some hard questions. The first step is to honestly evaluate how you think you’re doing when communicating with your teen. Do you feel you are sharing valuable information and time? Or do you feel there is a communication gap and he’s hiding something? Look for these warning signs: Low self-esteem Out of touch with reality Sudden personality changes and mood swings Violent behavior Drop in grades and school performance Self destructive actions or language (suicide threats or extreme diet & exercise) Reclusive tendencies Debilitating fears Any … Continue reading Getting Help for Troubled Teens: When and Where to Go
by: Pastor Isiah L. Qualls Some of you “old school” music aficionados remember that song from yesteryear! Well, actually it just might be good to come forward and confess that as men we actually do see and notice the women that cross our paths. I know, our mind tells us to pretend to the wife, or fiancée, that we don’t see when we actually do! I have been given the task to address this type of issue as it relates to women and their choice of revealing attire during the warm months of the year. How are we men to … Continue reading I’m A Girl Watcher……….(saved men dealing with the scantily clad ladies of summer)
by Jeri Darby It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint Exupéry Walking in the mall I passed a woman with such a polished look! Stylish hair, tailored clothing, tasteful make-up and carefully manicured hands and toenails- she was impeccable! It was evident that her appearance was not at the bottom of her priorities and she invested quality time. I admired her! It provoked me—for a season to get on the ball. I get by with my outward preparation. It’s acceptable. I get a fair share … Continue reading The Impeccable Woman
by Jeri Darby Walking to my car while leaving the library I turned my head abruptly and gave the young woman I had just passed a double take. Her frame jiggled in laughter. It was glorious. She looked fully present and fully alive and in the moment. This image lingered in my head. How I craved the healing properties of laughter to manifest in me once again. Life kept volleying in and out of despair the past few weeks. Genuine laughter seemed as unlikely as looking down and discovering a million dollars. It seemed foreign like an activity practiced … Continue reading The Gift of Laughter
by S.E. Miller Sometime ago a friend asked about tithing “Are we supposed to tithe off our gross income or net income?” “Why do you ask.” I responded? “Because someone in church said tithing off your gross income is not biblical.” “I tithe off my gross income, since it is my “increase.” It is the amount I physically receive in my bank account.” “I don’t consider the “net” amount a part of my increase since I did not received it, the government did.” Some may not agree but that’s O.K. since giving is based on one’s faith. If you have faith … Continue reading To Tithe off Your Gross Or Net Income That Is the Question!
by S.E. Miller Andy Stanley has been taking heat for saying,”The ten Commandments are under the Old Covenant and no longer applies to believers. He said, “Jesus gave us a new commandment and that is to love one another.” Stanley said, “His heart is to reach those who have left the church.” He seeks to minister to those who are “Turned off by biblical arguments. But his method of preaching to draw others to the gospel contradicts New Testament preaching styles, especially Jesus. Jesus preached truth whether it was well received or not. He nor Paul sought to woo listeners … Continue reading To Obey or Not Obey the Ten Commandments (A Response to Andy Stanley)