It is a total mistake to think that being in hot water is always bad. Some things are better in hot water. You might be better as well. READ MORE!
There are about 150 titles for Jesus in the New Testament. However, this article focuses on just two of those titles: Alpha and Omega.
Whether it is good news or bad news, we tend to share it with people. Unfortunately, everyone is not on your side. Some people will undoubtedly take the information and hold it against you.
The long-awaited memoir of former President Barack Obama is the biggest publication of the year in many ways.
Many people in the Old Testament were types of Christ. That simply means they foreshadowed Jesus long before Jesus came to earth as a human. Of all the types of Christ, Joseph, the son of Jacob, foreshadowed Jesus in the most ways.
This article answers two questions: Who are Red-Letter Christians? and What Do Red-Letter Christians Believe?
After Election 2020, the United States is living out Hans Christian Andersen's folktale "The Emperor New Clothes."
Notice the title is not "Lay Down Your Isaac." The title is "Be Willing to Lay Down Your Isaac." There is a big difference.
Alex Trebek, a longtime host of "Jeopardy!" died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 after battling pancreatic cancer since March 2019.
The sisters, Martha and Mary, were different. However, there are lessons we can learn from each one of them.
Stephen was the first Christian martyr. Acts 6 and 7 tell about how he was stoned to death for speaking out about his religious beliefs.
Since the spread of COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has become a household name. Most people know something about the nation's top infectious disease expert, but there are plenty of interesting things most people don't know about him.
That Bible has a lot to say about endurance. So, what does it say?
Don Lemon is the host of his own political show that airs weeknights on CNN. Learn other interesting things about him.
Forbearance is not a word that you hear very often because people use synonyms such as patience, self-control, restraint, and tolerance.
Joy Reid is an MSNBC national correspondent and political commentator who hosts her own show during prime time each weeknight.
Rachel Maddow is an outspoken political host. She has a successful nightly talk show on MSNBC. She is so good at her job that most people don't know that this was not initially her career goal.
Everybody has to make major decisions from time to time. It is hard for some people to do so. However, there is an easy way to make any decision.
After the resurrection of Jesus, His disciples who were fishermen went back to their old jobs. They had fished all night and caught nothing. Jesus appeared at dawn and told them where to fish to get a big catch. READ what Jesus told the fishermen.
Deborah was the only woman judge in the Bible.
In order to become an effective leader, the very first step is to become a willing servant.
The body is extremely amazing. Unfortunately, there are a lot of things people just don't know. READ to find out some fun and surprising facts about your own body.
Many people know Jezebel was an evil queen in the Bible. However, they might not know how evil she was and what evil things she did. Read to learn why Jezebel has gone done in biblical history for being so evil.
Most people know that Eve was the first woman in the Bible. However, there are a lot of other "firsts" associated with Eve.
The roles, duties, and responsibilities may not be clear to all associate ministers of a church. This article contains information that will help.
Do you ever wonder if you are where you are supposed to be spiritually? Here are seven signs that will help you answer that question.
If you have never ordered groceries from Amazon Prime, you might do so after reading this review.
Peace is more than the absence of conflict, chaos, and disharmony. READ to find out about having peace in your life.
Some people might not know that it matter whether you sleep on your right side, your left side, you stomach, your back or in some other position. There are health benefits for sleeping in the correct position.
There has been a lot of talk in the news after the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the appointment of a new Justice of the Supreme Court. Therefore, it would be good to know some things about the position and its history.
Almost everyone has experienced rejection to some extent during his lifetime. The rejections might have ranged from not being picked to be on a team in school to something more serious. God knows about rejection, and He has a remedy for it.
If you read the Bible and believe what it says, Joel 2:25 is very good news for you. That particular scripture assures us that God will restore those things we have lost either by others or by our wrong choices.
Most people limit prosperity to only finances. However, holistic prosperity includes every area of our lives including being physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally, socially, professionally, and spiritually prosperous.
Many people say we are living in hopeless times. Some people on social media are cursing year 2020 and are wishing that it will soon be over. They are blaming the calendar for what's going on in the world. That shouldn't be!
It is human nature to focus on what we have lost instead of focusing on what we have left. Celebrity chef and television personality Rachael Ray's focus is on what she has left and not on what she lost in a fire that destroyed the New York house she and her husband had been living in for 15 years.
Eighteen-year-old Skai Jackson is the frontrunner after only one dance on the premiere of "Dancing With the Stars." Learn more about her by reading this article.
Psalm 137 is a lament. The psalmist wrote the short psalm of only 9 verses about God's chosen people while they were in exile in Babylon. That happened a very long time ago, but the life applications are appropriate for us today.
When you get a friend's request on Facebook, you can either accept it or decline it. So, what do you do if you don't know the person who is sending you a request?
Many people receive packages via United Parcel Service (UPS). There are some surprising and interesting things to know about this popular delivery service.
Joanne Rogers, Mr. Rogers' widow, has some choice words for President Donald Trump that are not so neighborly. She said some things her late husband, Fred Rogers, would never have said.
You will begin to think about your own life once after you learn about Mephibosheth's life.
There is always something new and exciting every season of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars." Season 29 has its share of new and different things. Find out about those things in this article.
After 28 seasons, Tom Bergeron will no longer be the host of "Dancing with the Stars." Not only will there be a new host of the popular dance competition show, but there will also be a new format during the coronavirus pandemic.
While the world wants people to maintain social distancing, God wants people to come closer to Him. In other words, God requires no social distancing.
Over my long life, I have asked God some profound questions. Every single time, God has given me some profound answers.
You might know what a placebo pill is. Do you know what placebo preaching is?
Reading your Bible is very important. Here are 12 reasons to read you Bible on a regular basis.
"The Golden Girls" aired on NBC for seven seasons. The series continues in syndicated reruns.
Fans of "Greenleaf," the popular series on OWN know that Bishop James Greenleaf, played by Keith David died and his funeral was on the finale on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. David wants people to stop posting obituaries of him on social media because his character died, but he is very much alive.
Matthew 16:19 says, "Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven."
Voting in the upcoming United States Presidential Election will be easy for registered voters to limit the spread of the coronavirus on November 3, 2020. Choose the method you prefer while there is still time.
There is such a thing as spiritual dryness and most people experience dry periods.
Psalm 131 is a very short psalm of only three verses. However, it is a powerful psalm that David tells about how he quiets his spirit. He advises others to have hope in uncertain times.
It is possible that a second stimulus check is on the way to American households.
Most people will find this principle hard to believe, but God gives us receipts and we can cash them in when we need to do so. So, how does that work?
Just as there are traffic lights on the highways to keep us safe, God put His traffic lights in the Bible to keep us safe as He guides us along the way.
Philippians 4:19 is often misquoted and misinterpreted. The scripture does not say, "My God shall supply all my needs..."
I have learned that there are some things I have done in my life that I will never do again. There is a list of things I have determined to never do again as I enter into the last phase of my existence.
Even though we try to excuse our actions, wrong is always wrong.
It was my dream to visit the Holy Land. While in seminary I got the opportunity to go on a traveling seminary to the Middle East which included Jordan, Egypt, and Israel. It was a trip of a lifetime.
I thought it was strange when I received an invitation to attend a pill party. I had never heard of one before. Here's what they entail.
Air fryer are more popular today than ever before. The kitchen appliance can be found in most households.
Don't think the Pharisees are only in the pages of the New Testament. They are among us today.
There are some big differences between being lucky and being blessed. Do you know what those differences are?
I wrote an article about "Things I Have Never Done." Some readers requested that I do a companion article about the "Things I Have Done." So, here it is.
Six states in the United States did not adhere to a lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the states were affected because of that decision.
Everybody has emotional triggers that cause them pain and suffering. People are able to deal with those triggers once they identify what they are.
COVID-19 has affected everyone over the world. Every area of our lives has been affected. People are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic in different ways.
Now that Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, and Mrs. Butterworth are in recent news, people are wondering if they were real people? They also wonder how they are racist stereotypes.
Even good cooks don't know how condiments, herbs, spices, and seasonings are different. Do you know the differences?
Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year.
Cajun seasoning originated in Louisiana where delicious Cajun cuisine is popular. In this article, I'll tell you how to use it, what some of the best brands are, and how to whip up your own homemade blend.
There are some common names for the Presidents and the United States and for First Ladies. Do you know what they are?
Top religious leaders and others in the faith community couldn't believe their eyes on Monday, June 1, 2020 when President Donald Trump used St. John's Episcopal Church as a backdrop and the Holy Bible as a prop during a photo-op.
Habakkuk was a man of many questions to God just as we have questions for God to answer. When God finally spoke, His answers were satisfactory for Habakkuk just as God's answers are satisfactory to us. READ MORE!
If I could give people one piece of spiritual advice, it would be to listen to God and then do what He says even if you do not understand it at the time.
Can you believe Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said, "Old people should volunteer to die to save the economy"?
When the coronavirus first began to spread, there were three main symptoms the public was told to look our for: cough, fever, and difficult breathing. Now there are other symptoms experts have added to the list.
If you check your bill when you get a service from some businesses, you will see a COVID-19 surcharge added.
There is a trend going on where people are using avatars on Facebook as their profile picture. It is not good to jump on every bandwagon just because others are doing it.
There are over 100 names for God in the Bible. Calling the Creator "the man upstairs" or "a cool dude" minimizes who God is and what He does.
Studies show that when droplets are emitted from the mouth, it could be a way of transmitting the coronavirus to others if a mask is not used.
Paul was in prison when he wrote the Book of Philippians. Even so, he wrote about having joy in the Lord.
A recent nationwide poll shows how people are viewing God in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
"A New Normal" is a cliché people are saying just because others are saying it. Here are some reasons people should stop using the expression.
There are times in our lives when we have to say, "It is what it is."
There were many amazing mothers in the Bible who set examples for modern-day mothers.
This year the National Day of Prayer is different from the way it has ever been. Like everything else, adjustments had to be made because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama's best-selling memoir "Becoming" premieres on Netflix on May 6, 2020.
There are actually three signs of spiritual growth in yourself and in others.
Season 10 of Lifetime's "Married at First Sight" ended on April 22, 2020. The reality show resulted in only one out of five Washington, DC couples staying married. Read about what to expect in the upcoming new season.
Some states are allowing places to reopen including churches. However, the church might be a Petrie dish for the coronavirus pandemic.
You might know that Psalm 30:5 says, "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning." However, you might not know that a night is not a literal 12-hour period or that your personal night depends on how you handle it. READ MORE!
An 8-year-old Australian boy is being bullied because he is named Corona. Actor Tom Hanks sends the boy a special gift.
Another good television series has ended. God has sent His last friend request to Miles Finer. The series ended in a two-hour finale on Sunday, April 26, 2020.
Five Washington, DC couples got married during Season 10 of "Married at First Sight." Only two people stayed married and eight of them were added to the divorce rate. That is the way it has been since 2014.
In these times of lockdown and social distancing, people are reporting having weird dreams. Read more to find out possible reasons for those dreams.
It is not unusual for someone to call your name to get your attention. However, it means something entirely different when God called someone's name in the Bible twice to get their attention. It happened only ten times. READ MORE!
Season 10 of "Married at First Sight" was a bumpy ride for many of the five couples. Find out who decided to stay married and who decided to get a divorce on Decision Day
Some Christians look forward to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus during the forty days of Lent. They celebrate His resurrection from the dead on Easter Sunday. However, the resurrection of Jesus should be remembered all year.
Some people declare that God is good only when He is blessing them. In fact, they have the habit of exclaiming, "Ain't God good!" God displays His goodness even when He isn't giving people what they want.
According to the Bible, God raised Jesus from the dead. To say, "Jesus got up" is to leave God out of one of the most sacred things that a Christian should believe.
This article might help people know what the Bible says happened to Jesus hour by hour as He hung on the cross.
All Christians should reflect on what happened to Jesus on the cross when He was crucified. Even though they were not there physically, many people find out from reading the Bible what the scene was like.
There are different perspectives and examples to the question: "What are you wearing?" It depends on who is asking and where you are when the question is asked.
Information has been going back and forth about who is eligible for the upcoming stimulus check. This article contains the latest news about who will get a check and who will not.
Andrew Cuomo follows in the footsteps of his late father Mario Cuomo, the 52nd Governor of New York. Brother Chris Cuomo is a CNN journalist.
Social distancing isn't anything new. It is something we should have been doing all the time, according to the example of Jesus our Savior.
There are several life applications in the story of Zacchaeus and the sycamore tree.
Pastor Diane Mosby of Anointed New Life Baptist Life in Richmond, Virginia was live on Facebook on Friday, March 20, 2020 encouraging people to
See how many of the males you know who are on or have been on Tyler Perry's hit show "The Haves and the Haves Not."
Get to know the women of "The Haves and the Have Nots."
Mitch Malone is a regular on "The Haves and the Have Nots." In real life, he is engaged to Erica who was killed in the bombing of her car because she was dating David and Veronica didn't like it.
Churches are rethinking how to hold worship services in a safe environment. The article shares what some churches are doing to protect their members and visitors.
Veronica will use anyone to get what she wants. She hires a maid that looks like her for a devious and dangerous reason. Find out what she is up to now.
Some husbands and wives go to different churches. Those who do not go to the same church give answers to support their decision. So, what is the right answer?
"Spilling the tea" is a relatively new slang expression that is popular on the talk shows when juicy news is reported about celebrities and others.
There are some differences between an epidemic and a pandemic. Do you know what the differences are?
Almost everyone loves popcorn as a snack especially when they go to the movies or watch movies at home with their family, Did you know that popcorn was once banned from movie theaters?
Even though both reality shows are about love and marriage, they have some similarities and some differences.
Some people get angry with God often. Then they feel guilty about it. So, what does the Bible say about being angry with God?
There have been quite a few rumors surrounding Season 10 of "Married at First Sight."
"Married at First Sight" is a popular reality show based on the social experiment of couples getting married at the altar as soon as they meet. Over 10 seasons, a few couples have stayed married, but most of them have divorced. Let's look at the numbers.
People pray and by faith they believe their prayers will be answered. When our prayers are not answered, we often wonder if it is our fault that God is silent. There are some conditions for answered prayers.
Most people know that George Washington was the first United States President and that is the extent of their knowledge of him. However, there are a lot of interesting and fun facts about him.
Many people only know that Nehemiah was in charge of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. However, there is so much more that should be gleaned from the book including some real-life applications.
The Book of Esther is one of two books in the Bible that bears a woman's name. The other one is Ruth.
There are differences between a pharmacy and a drug store. Do you know what they are?
"Love Is Blind" is like none of the other reality shows with a focus on love and relationships.
The honeymoon is over on "Married at First Sight" and four of the five couples have moved in together. One husband refuses to move in with his wife.
Here is an easy way for preachers and Bible teachers to explain 2 Chronicles 7:14.
"The Photograph" is a romantic movie that is released in theaters on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020.
Many people do not use their real names except on legal documents. Celebrities change their names all the time. Did you know that Ivanka Trump, Prince Harry, Sasha Obama, and Whoopi Goldberg go by names that were not given to them at birth?
Each February, a month-long observance known as Black History Month is celebrated in the US. It might be a surprise to some that not all Black Americans are on board with the idea of designating an official month to celebrate the accomplishments of people of their race.
You probably know that God gave hard assignments to His prophets and other faithful people in the Bible. Read about them so you will know what to do when God gives you a hard assignment.
You probably know some of the things you can use your microwave for, such as warming up food and making popcorn. However, you might be limiting the use of your microwave. Learn how to use it more often.
Almost everyone has a bucket list these days The list includes several things that people want to do before they die. Simeon's bucket list included only one thing. Find out what that one thing was.
Do you put frosting or icing on top of your cake? Although many people use the two words interchangeably, there is actually a big difference between the two.
Some people are too hard on themselves. In fact, they treat themselves worse than their enemies do.
Many Christians today are legalistic. That might not be the term by which they describe themselves even though they do many things that are according to the law instead of according to grace.
Sometimes beer gets a bad rap especially when it comes to students drinking on spring breaks. Actually, beer has many health benefits.
Viewers don't like it when their favorite television series get canceled abruptly with so many issues still hanging. They never find out what ending the writers had in mind. Therefore, they have to make up their own ending.
You are probably familiar with "brunch." Do you know about "linner," "dunch," and "lupper"?
The Parable of the Good Samaritan is preached by pastors and taught by Sunday School teachers, but a lot of information is overlooked. There is more to the parable than some people know.
After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped down from being senior members of the Royal Family, they are now splitting their time between the United Kingdom and North America. They chose Canada to be their residences. Why Canada?
Tyler Perry is the creator, writer, director, and executive producer of all of his television shows and movies. He has been criticized for his many stories about downtrodden black women.
We have seen comedians and stand-up comedians perform. Both of them make us laugh, but there are some big differences between the two professions. Do you know what they are?
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the "I Have a Dream" speech on August 28, 1963. Millions of people know something about the short speech. However, there are many things that people just don't know.
Most people know that eating too many carbohydrates is not healthy. However, they might not know the number of grams they should eat to maintain a desired weight and a balanced blood sugar level.
Nannies who take care of the Royal Family are sworn to secrecy about some things. However, there are other things they can talk about.
Influencing others does not mean controlling them. It does not mean forcing them to do something they don't want to do. What, then, is the right way to influence others?
You have probably been given different advice by your physicians, dietitians, and nutritionists about the ideal time to weigh yourself. Let's set the record straight concerning the day of the week, the time of day and how often you should weigh yourself.
When people say, "Seek ye first" they are reciting only a small portion of Matthew 6:33. The scripture has a very deep meaning when it is considered in its entirety along with the surrounding verses.
It is amazing the number of people who do not have peace with God. They search for it most of their lives, but it escapes them. If that is you, perhaps you are looking in all the wrong places. There are some definite steps to take to have peace with God. READ MORE...
The year 2020 is special for many reasons. Here is some trivia about what makes 202o unique. I hope you find it interesting!
January is the first month on the calendar, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Do you know what else January is known for? Read on to learn everything you didn't know you needed to know about January.
People sometimes lie wherever they go. They lie even in the church. Some lies are unintentional, but they are still lies.
Many people don't get the results they want from life is because they do not practice relinquishment. If they did they would see mighty changes in their lives. READ MORE!
God is never far away. However, you might feel that He is. So, what do you do when it seems that God is far away?
People who live to get old experience changes in their bodies. Those changes are universal. No one can avoid those changes, but older people can expect those changes and prepare for them.
Mariah Carey was just 24 when she wrote "All I Want for Christmas Is You" in just one hour. Even though it has been popular for 25 years, it just ranked No. 1 to the delight of Carey and her fans.
The Bible has four gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. However, only Matthew and Luke record stories surrounding the birth of Jesus.
Many people have been given a locket by someone, and many people have given lockets to people. While some people wear them, they might not know the origin, history, and significance of the pendant.
"Greenleaf" and "Queen Sugar" have a lot in common. Both series air on OWN and bring pleasure to many viewers. So, how are they alike and how are they different?
The birth of Jesus is celebrated on December 25 every year. However, Jesus existed long before He was celebrated.
Many people find it strange that on the cross when Jesus was dying, He entrusted His mother to His disciple John instead of to His family. The answer is not as farfetched as one would think.
There are dozens of #MeToo stories in the Bible, but many of them have gone unnoticed until recently when the movement began in modern times. After reading the stories in the context of the #MeToo Movement, you will look at them differently.
We have seen them win millions of dollars while competing against other contestants. Now the three top "Jeopardy!" winners are set to compete to see who is the "greatest of all time."
Most people are familiar with John 10:10 when Jesus promised a more abundant life. Unfortunately, some of those people misunderstand what Jesus meant.
There are some very good inexpensive products that should be in every household for home remedies. Check the list to see the products you should keep on hand.
Many foods and drinks double as home remedies. Read through the list and see how many foods and drinks can be used for ailments and discomforts..
The dates for Advent are not the same every year. Advent 2019 starts on Sunday, December 1 and ends on Tuesday, December 24, the day before Christmas day on Wednesday, December 25.
Millions of Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Many families have their own traditions, but that doesn't mean that this year they can't celebrate in a different way.
Many families and friends get together to celebrate holidays even if they do not visit all that much at other times of the year. Because views, lifestyles, and personal situations vary so much between individuals, it's important to be mindful of your talk at the Thanksgiving or Christmas table.
Most people eat at least one salad every day. When is the best time to eat a salad? Should a salad be eaten before, after, or during a meal?
In our English language, there are many things that are named twice. They are so common that people don't usually pay too much attention to them.
Millions of people drink alcoholic beverages in the form of beer, wine, or liquor. What does the Bible say about drinking?
The headline is not clickbait to get people to read this article. According to the Bible, the best way to be free is to be a slave to Jesus Christ just as Paul was.
The Bible addresses many topics. However, there are some things the Bible is silent about, and there are some topics the Bible says very little about. So, what does the Bible say about gambling, betting, and the lottery?
The Bible says a lot about perseverance. Do you know what it says? READ to find out what you should know about perseverance.
There are certain things I do not pray for, and you shouldn't either according to what the Bible says. Let's discuss those things.
Years ago Oprah Winfrey came up with a column in her magazine about things she knows for sure. You don't have to be a television mogul to know some things for sure. READ what I know for sure and wish you knew them as well!
People growing up in a large family have different experiences than those growing up in a small family.
Everyone should keep lemons on hand because they provide health benefits for many illnesses, diseases, and discomfort. It is simply amazing what the little yellow inexpensive citrus fruit can do.
"Ambitions" returns on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, with the second part of Season 1. Watch to find out more about the cliffhangers the series left viewers with on August 27, 2019.
The Bible gives commands about a lot of topics including the words we speak. So, what does the Bible say about our speech?
The finale of OWN's "Greenleaf" Season 4 was on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, that leftviewers with a lot of things to think about until the series returns.
A lot of people struggle all their lives to become rich and accumulate wealth. The more they have, the more they want to have. Learn what the Bible says about wealth.
You probably know that whenever you bargain with God, you will lose every time. However, you might not know exactly why you shouldn't try to bargain with God.
The word "blessing" is in the Bible over 400 times. Therefore, it must be very important. So, what does the Bible say about "blessings"?
God does not expect everyone to know everything about Him. However, there are some basic things Christians should know about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, and other biblical things.
Some religions require people to pray at certain times of the day. When should disciples of Christ pray?
Michael Strahan has several jobs, but his ex-wife is saying he is not paying all the court-ordered child support for their 15-year-old twins. So, is Strahan a dead-beat dad as his ex-wife claims?
It is a familiar saying that "The family that prays together stays together." It is more than a nice quote. However, there are some other positive things that a family does that results in togetherness.
It is not uncommon for disciples of Christ to use scriptures out of context. This article addresses a scripture that is used wrong more often then it is used correctly.
Whether you have just been diagnosed with diabetes or you have been a diabetic for many years, here is good advice you can use to manage the disease.
Why have one new show when you can have two new shows premiering on the same night? That's what Tyler Perry has done. He has two new shows airing back-to-back on the same night on BET
Almost everyone has had regrets, but not many people know what the Bible says about regrets. Be informed and learn what regrets are and how to deal with them in the biblical way.
Learn how to identify the different types of lies people tell so you will not fall into a liar's trap.
The Bible addresses topics about things that will help people live a righteous life including the subject of lying. So, what does the Bible say about lying?