May 30th, 2024

Jeannette Tyson

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I'm Jeannette! Saved by grace at 19 and doing my best to live for the Lord after years of trying things my way. One beautiful daughter, divorced and living just south of Chicago.

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5 Tips to Overcome Holiday Blues and Walk in Peace & Joy

When the holiday blues try to knock on your door this holiday season, use these 5 tips to keep blues at bay.

You Were Created for Such a Time As This

During life's most difficult times, remember that you were created for such a time as this. Our small acts of faith and obedience have great impact.

What is Your Self-Love Based On?

While we all believe self-love to be good, how is it measured and what do we base it on? Here's the guidepost for the body of Christ.

Fear of the Unknown: God’s Blessings May Surprise You

Have you ever been shocked that what you prayed and believed for actually happened? Here's how to deal with the fear of the unknown - when it happens!

The Art of Submission is a Beautiful Thing, Don’t Resist It. Here’s Why.

Have you been resisting the art of submission, not knowing that it's the missing key to your success? Here's why embracing submission is so important.

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Are State Laws the Solution to Kids’ Access to Porn?

As data continues to show the harms of viewing porn, particularly for children, support for stricter legal limits on pornographers has grown.

The Burial: A Glimpse Into the Life of William Gary

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Pandemic Restrictions Had No Lasting Effect on Churches, Study Finds

Even in states where regulations were severe, most congregations moved on quickly. Jeff Schoch was ready to be done with COVID-19 health safety regulations. Like most ministers in the US, the pastor of Crossroads Bible Church in San Jose, California, did his best to comply with the many pandemic rules imposed by state and local governments. But as soon as they were lifted, he wanted to put them all behind him. He quickly tore down the state-mandated signs about social distancing, hand washing, and masks. “I got rid of every visual reminder in the church,” Schoch told CT. “I was anxious, personally, to make that a memory.” Across the country, Protestant congregations are dealing with the long-term impacts of the pandemic. A new, extensive study by Arbor Research Group and ChurchSalary, a ministry of Christianity Today, found that a lot of pastors are still in crisis. Some furloughed staff members haven’t gone back to work. And even when attendance numbers have rebounded, there are still people missing from many congregations. Christian leaders will likely be grappling with the fallout from COVID-19 for years to come. But, surprisingly, state-level pandemic restrictions had no measurable, lasting impact on American churches. Even in places like San Jose—where the county government imposed some of the strictest rules in the country, the restrictions changed frequently, and authorities aggressively went after churches they said failed to comply—pastors like Schoch were able to just move on. The data doesn’t show any adverse effects from the government regulations. Eric Shieh, a research consultant for Arbor Research, said that surprised him. “You would think that the restrictions made things tougher for churches. They didn’t meet as much, and so you’d ...Continue reading...
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