5 Insights on Prayer from Billy Graham and Anne Graham Lotz

“Have you ever said, ‘Well, all we can do now is pray?'” the late Billy Graham once asked. “When we come to the end of ourselves, we come to the beginning of God.” Prayer, that is talking honestly with God, is a gamechanger. Consider the following 5 insights on prayer as you go before the … Continue reading 5 Insights on Prayer from Billy Graham and Anne Graham Lotz

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Gratitude Is… a Choice, by Daniella Whyte

Most everything we do in life is preceded by a series of choices. The ability to choose is unique to humanity. It is the transformational process of life that effects change and is the only element by which our direction is controlled. Anything worthwhile requires a decision, a choice that we must make in order … Continue reading Gratitude Is… a Choice, by Daniella Whyte

Fears rise over possible war between Israel and Iran

There have been coups and revolutions, external invasions and proxy conflicts, but the Middle East hasn’t seen a head-to-head war between major regional powers since the 1980s. There’s a growing risk that one is about to break out in Syria, pitting Israel against Iran. The Islamic Republic’s forces are entrenching there, after joining the fight … Continue reading Fears rise over possible war between Israel and Iran

Saudi, Egyptian foreign ministers meet to strengthen ties

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister and his Egyptian counterpart on Sunday discussed cooperation in fighting terrorism amid efforts to resolve differences between their two countries on the Syrian and Yemeni conflicts and other regional flashpoints. In a brief news conference following the meeting, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said they … Continue reading Saudi, Egyptian foreign ministers meet to strengthen ties

U.S. officials say rift between Qatar, other Arab countries won’t affect ISIS fight

U.S. officials are downplaying the growing dissension between Qatar and four other Arab nations, saying the dispute will not affect the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). "I do not expect that this will have any significant impact, if any impact at all, on the unified — the unified fight against … Continue reading U.S. officials say rift between Qatar, other Arab countries won’t affect ISIS fight

Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have broken off relations with Qatar, in the worst diplomatic crisis to hit Gulf Arab states in decades. The three Gulf countries and Egypt have accused Qatar of supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar -- which shares its only land border with Saudi Arabia -- … Continue reading Qatar rift: Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt cut diplomatic ties

Egypt refers 48 ISIS suspects to military court over church bombings

Egypt referred 48 people to the country’s military judiciary on Sunday for suspected involvement in three deadly church bombings and accused them of joining the militant group Islamic State. Egypt’s Christian minority has come under attack in recent months. Two deadly church bombings in Alexandria and Tanta killed more than 45 people in April, months … Continue reading Egypt refers 48 ISIS suspects to military court over church bombings