I’m finding that most of life is lived on the warp — on the in-between threads that no one sees. But these are the moments that a life is crafted upon. The in-between loads of laundry, the morning routines, the conversations over sticky tables; these are the times when words of life are spoken into the hearts we love, when memories are made, when inner voices are established. And so often these in-betweens are the things we rush through.
Social Media has become a staple in almost everyone’s life. In fact, in 2021, there were 4.48 billion social media users around the world! While this number can make us feel like we all are connected and have something in common, the reality is there were 4.48 billion chances for dangerous relationships to develop on social media.
Afghanistan may not be in the headlines, but it remains the site of a real-life Hunger Games for our friends and allies trapped under Taliban rule. Hunted, many move from house to house to avoid detection. With their employers gone, they struggle to keep their families fed and sheltered. Those who have relatives outside the country survive on any remittances they’re able to provide. To work—if a job could be found—they would have to come out of hiding, an extraordinary risk.
As beautiful as our world may be and as blessed as we all are, there is no doubt we are living in a godless world. God’s Word affirms it, and the struggle for every born-again believer is real. How can we possibly be “salt and light” given the monumental darkness we face? How can we be all that Christ Jesus calls us to be when faced with such opposition and so many relentless attacks from Satan? How can we be “in” this world but not “of” this world?
On June 29, 2007 Apple released the first iPhone. The creators thought it would be a fun, easy way to send a few messages. They had no idea how dramatically it was going to change the world again—how people learn, work, communicate, and are entertained.
Lexington Medical Center and the University of South Carolina have two new partnerships that will provide workforce development and clinical training for UofSC’s growing nursing student population and help meet local and statewide needs for primary care physicians through an affiliation for graduate medical education.
The implosion of America does not lie at the feet of the wicked, but at the heart of the Church. For decades we’ve ignored our Christian responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go” (Proverbs 22:6) and have allowed the secularists to train them. The number of children who have never stepped foot in a church or even heard the name of Jesus, except in vain, is continuing to increase. Even those who’ve grown up in the church are leaving the faith at alarming rates. Why do you think this is happening?