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Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: What Are We Longing For?


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By Sarah Freymuth for The Christian Post

We like to be chosen. When we try out for a team, our eyes long to find our name on the final roster. In gym class, we like to be one of the top people picked for whatever game the class is playing. It feels good to be wanted.

If we’re not careful, though, our feelings of wanting to be picked can become all-consuming. We can focus our attention on attracting those around us. If we don’t check ourselves, we can end up with the rise and fall of our feelings based of whether we think people approve of us — or not.

What are we longing for? We want to belong. We want to be seen. We want to know that we have value.

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American Heritage Girls for Charisma News: A Mother’s Divine Calling


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By Patti Garibay for Charisma News

Mother’s Day—a day celebrated annually in the United States on the second Sunday of May. Starting after the death of her beloved mother in 1905, Anna Jarvis conceived of Mother’s Day as a way of honoring the sacrifices mothers made for their children. After many years of dedication and a massive letter-writing campaign to newspapers and prominent politicians by Jarvis, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the day on the national calendar.

For Christians, motherhood is a divine calling requiring divine mercy and grace. The natural tendency for mothers to protect their children from harm is met with the tension of knowing that their “littles” must eventually be equipped for adult life. Protecting while equipping—a formidable mandate that can only be fulfilled through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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D. L. Moody Center on FOXNews.com: 10 families who are swearing off Disney due to its left-leaning politics


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By Maureen Mackey for FOXNews.com

Some families across the country are reconsidering their previously Disney-friendly stance in their homes or their lives — including the movies, the streaming service, the theme parks and other offerings from the entertainment and media conglomerate. 

That’s partly because Disney’s CEO, Bob Chapek, has opposed a new bill signed into law this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis; it’s known as the Parental Rights in Education bill. 

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The Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries for Townhall.com: Deliverance In More Ways Than One


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By Katy Talento for Townhall.com

Somewhere in East Asia, a man walks into a brothel. It’s a place of human slavery and degradation. This man has his eye on a certain teenager, although his reasons might surprise you as much as they are about to surprise the proprietor and security personnel in this hideous business establishment.

Suddenly fireworks go off somewhere in the building. Is that gunfire? In the pandemonium, the young woman and man sprint away to a safehouse. She has nothing but what she’s wearing, but she will happily begin the arduous journey to recovery and a better life.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: Consistency is the name of the game


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By Dan Britton for The Christian Post

My college lacrosse coach loved to work over the officials during our games. He stayed on them from the first whistle to the last.

When it came to this “gift” of his, my teammates and I considered him a professional. He even coined phrases to get under the officials’ skin. My favorite one he used every game was, “Hey ref, you are consistent in that you are inconsistent!” I am convinced to this day that his badgering hurt our team more than it helped.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes for The Christian Post: Breaking Barriers


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By Sarah Freymuth for The Christian Post

Our team allegiances can run deep. If you’re a die-hard Green Bay Packers fan, you might bristle when you run into someone who supports the Chicago Bears because the rivalry goes back decades. We’re quick to remember all the epic battles on the gridiron over the years. It gets heated on Saturday nights in winter, when cross-town rivals come together for a basketball game to determine who lands at the top of the conference. Our sides of the bleachers are sharply divided, and there is no crossing over.

We’re protective of our teams and have fierce loyalty. We will not stray to the other side and wouldn’t dream of rooting for anyone else.

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D. L. Moody Center for The Western Journal: Most Christians Are Willing to Do Something Big for God, But How Many Will Do This?


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By Dr. James Spencer for The Western Journal

In “The Social Dilemma,” Jaron Lanier, “founding father” of virtual reality, suggests, “It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behavior and perception that is the product. … Changing what you do, how you think, who you are.”

Lanier goes on to illustrate how the small decisions we make online can lead to significant real-world changes. After all, “viral content may disappear — its consequences do not” (Trust Me, I’m Lying). Our small decisions are more consequential than we think.

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Alliance of Health Care Sharing Ministries for Townhall.com: Hospitals, Stop Hiding Your Prices


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By Katy Talento for Townhall.com

Most people using hospital services must sign a form indicating that they will pay whatever their health insurance doesn’t. Federal transparency rules can help defend us against the consequence of that signature.

Federal price transparency rules require hospitals to post all negotiated rates, including cash prices for the uninsured, every single commercial insurance plan that they’ve contracted with, and even rates for government programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare and the Veterans Administration.

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Dan Celia for Newsmax Finance: In God We Trust – Timothy Funds Reach $2 Billion Milestone


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By Dan Celia for Newsmax Finance

Timothy Plan, a group of faith-based mutual funds, recently reached the $2 billion mark in investments. Their pro-life, pro-family, pro-God approach to investing is aimed at not only benefitting the investor but our culture at large. This milestone for Timothy Plan represents a significant cultural shift and an awakening of Christians.

If you feel the church never makes progress against the darkness of this world, consider this: it took Timothy Plan 25 years to reach $1 billion under management. It took them less than three years to get the second billion. I suspect it will take even less time to reach the third billion.

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D. L Moody Center’s James Spencer for The Christian Post: Decoding Christian witness in a digital age


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By James Spencer for The Christian Post

As lawmakers discuss the regulation of social media, algorithms have rightly become a focal point. Algorithms are crucial to the business models used by ad-based digital platforms. In part, algorithms are important because they allow social media platforms and search engines to organize the massive amounts of content available on the internet. Certain social media algorithms have been identified as “malicious.” There is mounting evidence that certain social media platforms privilege anger-inducing content. 

While the specific challenges represented by digital media platforms are unique, the influence of media forms is not new.  As Neil Postman notes, “. . . how we are obliged to conduct such conversations will have the strongest possible influence on what ideas we can conveniently express. And what ideas are convenient to express inevitably become the important content of a culture.” Postman’s insight regarding the relationship between medium and message should alert us to a simple fact: regulation of social media is massively important, but not ultimately important.

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