Peter Lanza is still reeling at his son’s death. That’s understandable because Peter’s son was Adam Lanza, the young man who killed his own mother plus 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before taking his own life in December 2012.
Many people think that learning to compromise is one of the keys to a successful marriage. Would it surprise you to learn that Focus marriage experts Dr. Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley disagree?
If you were 8 years old and found a $20 bill in a parking lot of Cracker Barrel, what would you do with it?
Just two weeks ago I found myself in Nashville, TN attending the National Religious Broadcaster's Convention. It's always a good time to reconnect with some old friends and meet new ones as we strategize ways to more effectively and efficiently spread the Good News of the Gospel.
I've always been fascinated by the story of Peter cutting off the ear of the servant of the high priest. It's by no means a major part of the Passion, but it communicates quite a bit in just a few short sentences.
Speaker and author Ann Kiemel comforted others with the comfort she herself received from the Lord (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). Now this woman with the soft voice and strong faith is in heaven, receiving her eternal reward.
It was the late Ingmar Bergman, arguably one of the world’s most accomplished Hollywood directors in history, who once suggested that “No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” He was right.
Coca-Cola is rolling out a new product sure to help those of us who might be dedicated enthusiasts of social media.
This past weekend at the National Religious Broadcasters event in Nashville, I had the pleasure of meeting with a wide array of Christian leaders, executives and creatives, all looking to help spread the Good News.
Chief Financial Officer. The job title alone can be a little intimidating. It might conjure images of a serious, somewhat gruff individual who’s more interested in numbers than people. I’m happy to say that Focus’ CFO, Dan Mellema, is nothing like the caricature would suggest.
In various countries around the world, homosexuals are being beaten and even killed with their governments’ approval. For example, in Nigeria, a recent law criminalizing homosexuality provides punishments, like whippings, to men who are caught having homosexual relations.
It should come as no surprise that sometimes well-meaning, sincere Christians can disagree with each other on how to best live out their faith. Sometimes, those differences can run deep.
Sometimes, God’s biggest miracles are what He does in our hearts. Just ask Erik Fitzgerald and Matthew Swatzell.
You may have heard the news: abortion rates are at the lowest they’ve been since Roe v. Wade legalized the act in all 50 states 41 years ago. Two separate sources confirm this statement: the most recent report by Planned Parenthood’s research arm, the Guttmacher Institute, and the government’s Center for Disease Control 2010 report.
The Disney Channel recently introduced a subplot involving a lesbian couple to its popular children’s show, “Good Luck Charlie.” The storyline involved Charlie’s parents trying to remember the name of their daughter’s friend’s mom. The father remembered the mom’s name as Cheryl, and the mother remembered the name as Susan. Turns out they were both right, because the little girl coming over to play had two mommies.
You may have already heard the heartbreaking news: Belgium’s parliament voted in favor of a bill allowing euthanasia for terminally ill children without any age limit. Experts expect King Philippe to sign the bill into law. The move comes only 12 years after Belgium legalized euthanasia for adults. It was a fast tumble down the slippery slope.
In Friday’s post, I mentioned the need to keep the fun in our marriages. Even as we juggle the many challenging aspects of married life, it’s good to find things to laugh about. Not only is laughter good for the soul (Proverbs 17:22), but I also think it’s God’s perfect medicine.
A Christian woman a few years into her marriage once reflected back on the days leading up to her wedding: “As excited as we were to start our new life together, my husband and I were also a little fearful. We had heard from so many Christian couples, and in so many sermons, about how difficult and challenging marriage is. You can’t help but think, ‘Am I crazy to go through with this?’”
All married people were once single – but it’s surprising how quickly we forget what it was like to navigate everyday life as a single person.
Francis L. Thompson and his wife managed to raise 12 children who not only all have college degrees, but who paid for their education themselves. Most importantly, their children, ages 22 to 37, all share their parents’ values: self-respect, gratitude and a desire to give back to society.