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Should I be worried about my granddaughter's disability?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Disabilities are looked at differently today than when I was a child in the 1940s. Still I am worried about my teenage granddaughter who does have a physical disability which causes her anxiety, especially when she compares herself to other girls in school, and particularly when they make fun of her...Read more

Meditation 12/16 - 12/22: Unto Us A Child Is Born - Isaiah 9:2; 6-7 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God!

The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,
on them has light shined.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful ...Read more

Am I wrong to question people's motives for their goodwill?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: The Christmas season has always been described as being a time of "goodwill" -- a time for people to reach out to others. I do volunteer work through organizations that provide meals and gifts to others. But when I begin seeing "Christ" taken out of Christmas, it leaves me empty inside. Am I wrong ...Read more

Meditation 12/16 - 12/22: Unto Us A Child Is Born - Isaiah 9:2; 6-7 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

Wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God!

The people who walk in darkness
Will see a great light;
Those who live in a dark land,
The light will shine on them.

For a child will be born to us,
a son will be given to us;
And the government will
rest on His shoulders;
And His name will be called
Wonderful ...Read more

Light Notes: Everyone saw Christmas lights. A little boy saw something else

Religion / Religious News /

A silent night? What lay ahead on this cold, clear evening would hardly fit that description.

It happened in the waning hours of Christmas some years back. Packages had been opened early morn, boardgames spent into exhaustion and the last bite of fudge crystallized on a holiday plate. Apathy was about to set in.

"You have to see this one home ...Read more

An African-American synagogue in Philly: 'We don't want people to come to shul and go to sleep

Religion / Religious News /

Mikaela Pleasant, clad in a white sequin dress and a purple tallit, poked her head around the large blue Torah she carried as she walked carefully up the aisles of Congregation Temple Beth'El. Rabbis and young children trailed behind her, greeting every member in attendance as if they were old friends reunited. The band struck up a quick and ...Read more

Why did God allow my wife to die of cancer?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I lost my wife to cancer. She was a wonderful Christian lady and I find my anger and resentment toward God unbearable. Why would He allow this to happen? -- G.H.

A: The Bible tells us to be thankful to God in all things (1 Thessalonians 5:18). It is not that we thank God that loved ones have been ...Read more

Meditation 12/16 - 12/22: Unto Us A Child Is Born - Isaiah 9:2; 6-7 NIV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God!

The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land
of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, ...Read more

Meditation 12/16-12/22: Unto Us A Child Is Born Isaiah 9:2; 6-7 KJV

Religion / Bible Verses /

Wonderful! Counselor! The Mighty God!

The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light:
they that dwell in the land
of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.

For unto us a child is born,
unto us a son is given:
and the government shall be
upon his shoulder:
and his name ...Read more

How can God forgive me when I can't forgive myself?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: After decades of legalized abortion, it is still a huge topic of discussion in our society. It often headlines the news. This pro-life and pro-choice drama intensifies. I had an abortion some years ago and felt no guilt at the moment. But since that time the anxiety from my decision grows within and...Read more

Meditation 12/9 - 12/15: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 CEV

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So great is His Mercy and Love

How great is God's love for all
who worship him?
Greater than the distance
between heaven and earth!
How far has the LORD taken
our sins from us?
Farther than the distance
from east to west!

Just as parents are kind
to their children,
the LORD is kind
to all who ...Read more

How can I change without disappointing others?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I am a hard and responsible worker. People depend on me and trust me to get the job done. I am a Christian and I know that people are watching how I react and respond in different situations, but carrying this weight of always being available to others is dragging me down. Instead of being ...Read more

Meditation 12/9 - 12/15: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 NLT

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.

The Lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
For he knows ...Read more

What do we look like in Heaven?

Religion / God Squad /

Q: I really enjoy your article here on Sundays. I will ask you a question that I am afraid my minister would be very surprised at my asking him. I am a Christian and believe I will go to Heaven, but I have often wondered what it will really be like. Will I really see my Mom, Dad and many close loved ones and friends? How will I recognize them? ...Read more

Why is there so much alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide among people who 'have it all'?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Why is there so much alcoholism, drug addiction and suicide among famous people, wealthy people, successful people and glamorous people when they "have it all"? -- W.W.

A: When people live for themselves and feed their desires, they will eventually find themselves empty. This is the case with so ...Read more

Meditation 12/9 - 12/15: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 MSG

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So great is His Mercy and Love

As high as heaven is over the earth,
so strong is his love to those who fear him.
And as far as sunrise is from sunset,
he has separated us from our sins.

As parents feel for their children,
God feels for those who fear him.
He knows us inside and out,
...Read more

Is it possible to know what the future holds?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Predicting the future is a fascinating topic to me and I have read a number of books on fortune-telling. But I still wonder, is it really possible to know what the future holds? -- F.S.

A: How often do we hear someone ask, "Who knows what a day may hold?" It is wise to be cautious about those who ...Read more

Meditation 12/9 - 12/15: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 ESV

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west,
so far does he remove our transgressions from us.

As a father shows compassion to his children,
so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear ...Read more

Can we still protect our children from television and the Internet?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My husband says that in today's world we cannot protect our children from things that are on television or the internet because they need to know what the world is really like. But I am concerned that bad behavior that is celebrated can harm them. Am I wrong? -- P.M.

A: Years ago, some wells in a ...Read more

Meditation 12/9 - 12/15: His Mercy and Love - Ps 103:11-16 NASB

Religion / Bible Verses /

So great is His Mercy and Love

For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.

Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who ...Read more

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