Shannon Coats

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A Quagmire in Idealism

Several powerful leaders have come into the news of late by labeling themselves as idealists. The interesting thing is the reason they are in the …

Idealism

Identifying the Victim

We’re reaching a tipping point in society where being a victim of a wrong that took place in a moment, the past, is taking on a new status of …

Anger

Public Shaming and Community Justice

When the political appointee of the time, Roman Governor Pontius Pilate, sat in the judgement seat to hear the prosecution and defense of Jesus’ …

Faith

Awaiting Justice in Mourning #Parkland

Everyone knows that a massacre took place in Florida last week. A teenager, desperate for attention, plotted his crime, armed himself up for a …

An Assault on Freedom

The cunning and ruthless thing about deception is that you don’t know you are being deceived until you’ve fallen prey to it. It takes someone or …

Practicing Lent as a Nondenominational Christian

Having never bothered to learn anything about the season of Lent due to my bias of “that’s a Catholic thing”, I decided I would open my mind and take …

Friends who foiled 15:17 to Paris train attack 'guided by God'

Americans playing themselves in Clint Eastwood movie ‘were supposed to be there that day’<p>Three young Americans who are playing themselves in a Clint Eastwood-directed movie about how they foiled a terrorist attack in France say their actions were guided by God.<p>The 15:17 to Paris, which opens in the …

Clint Eastwood

A Faithful Lifesaver

“The woman kept asking him how he could love her, and Campbell told her it was God’s love that motivated him to stand with her.<br>When she replied that …

Faith

Shaping Up Our Habits

Glad to have you back! Let’s pick up where we left off : If we want renewal, that is, new growth in our Christian lives, we need to distinguish which …

Faith

Habits – Kick or Keep

According to Merriam-Webster, a habit is:<p>Part of the Christian faith is a firm belief and trust in God’s love for us all and His power of renewal in …

Faith

Dwindling Church Attendance Does Not Equal a Dwindling Faith

Just as our education systems and workplace environments are undergoing revolutionary changes in the way we conduct business and communicate with …

Faith

A Threat to the System – Be Ready

James A. Washington reminds us that as a person matures in their Christian faith, they will hit the walls of temporal power. Temporal walls are built …

Faith

America is not a “Post Christian Nation”

One thing to keep in mind is that Americans control whether they become a “Post-Christian nation” and I don’t see that happening or demonstrated in …

InterAct

Heading to the Waffle House

On Sunday, during the Grand Lake United Methodist Church Christmas Eve services in Celina, Ohio, Rev. Mick Whistler announced that the congregation …

United Methodist

A Second Chance

Ortiz said his hope remained intact even when he was staring at nearly five decades in prison.<br>“I never thought my life was over,” he said. “I knew I …

Faith that Shatters

Place yourself in the average Jewish person’s shoes right before Jesus was born. What would it be like? Would it be like it is now where people …

Judaism

Living Proof Ministries Blog -

Media<p>Tags: Posted in Living Proof Live, Uncategorized<p>Hey you Ft. Lauderdale girls! As promised, here is Beth’s go-to pound cake recipe. I pray it …

Standing on Solid Ground

Biblical sound advice here. Would add that you can stand your ground against Satan, but it takes a covering of the Holy Spirit, knowing who you are …

American Royalty

Enjoying watching these two come together as a bride and groom. Learning more about the Church of England, customs, ceremonies and expectations. For …

Speak It

We have some science here to back up our practice of speaking the Word of God out loud. Great tool for memorization and recall of verses. #Bible

The 500

The part that got me was the 500 volunteers.<p>500 people dedicating their time to serve their church and community.<p>#StMatthewLutheranChurch #Maryland

Food for Thought

Through Biblical references and historical context, some scholars put the infant birth of Jesus around September-October. The December placement may …

Americans Show Up

When his own countrymen shot him 5 times and left him to die, members of the US Eighth Army’s 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade came onto the scene. They …

The Struggle is Real

Struggling <i>with</i> God is Biblical as we are given numerous examples within the Bible, most famously with Jacob, a.k.a Israel, whose name is a …

Love that he wants to stay anonymous in his giving

“We love the heartwarming acts of one secret Santa who visited Toys R Us Cherry Hill this morning – Charlie K. paid off more than 62 Layaway orders …

What comes around, goes around #Goodness

Wrong Headed Leadership

This is leadership struggling with Jesus’ authority as given by God. Jesus refers over and over to God as “our Father” and “your heavenly Father”. …

YMCA – A Christian Institution

A Christian institution, The Young Men’s Christian Association, “YMCA”, was founded as a refuge of Bible study and prayer for young men seeking …

A Teacher of Thanksgiving

The Sunday School Teacher of First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs Texas, John Holcombe, is teaching us thankfulness.<p>“Thank you all for your love, …

Transcendent Faith

As Satan’s assassin plotted entry into this church, the Sunday school teacher, John Holcombe, was teaching a message on finding faith in trying …