February 25th, 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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Respect the Process: Why the Speed of Your Journey is Set by God

There's a reason why the journey to greatness and success rarely happens overnight. Here's why it's important to respect the process and follow God's pace.

11 Signs of Walking in God-Given Purpose As Seen in Jesus’ Life

Are you seeking to understand or confirm your God-given purpose in life? Let's take a look at Jesus' purpose walk in the book of Mark for guidance.

Christian Dating After Divorce: Dispelling Myths, Encouraging Hearts

Think you're ready to start dating after divorce? Here are a few misconceptions to avoid, as well as encouraging advice as you learn to love again.

Fueled by Faith or Fear: What’s Driving Your Motivation?

What's driving your character, personality, and the decisions you make - faith or fear? Here's how to tell the difference and why it matters.

Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice – and Zero Anointing

Protect your calling and anointing with obedience. Here's how to get it back if you think you've lost it.

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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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