What is Lent?

LENT begins on Ash Wednesday, and marks the beginning of the 40 day fast ahead of Easter. But when is the first day of Lent in 2017? By REISS SMITH PUBLISHED: 11:32, Tue, Feb 28, 2017 | UPDATED: 11:41, Tue, Feb 28, 2017 When is the first day of Lent? Ash Wednesday is the first…

Coping with Loneliness at Christmas

Tis the season to be … gloomy? Feeling low this Christmas season? You’re not alone. Amid cheery songs, festive parties, gifts and good wishes, many lonely people are crying or dying on the inside. Maybe you’re one of them. I was. During a horrible year, my wife of 20 years divorced me, my employer of…

Easter Bombing, Easter Hope

Easter celebrations were in full swing at Gulshan Iqbal Park in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 27 when a suicide bomb blasted through the crowds. A huge Christian community was present at the Easter celebration. Of the 74 dead, 30 are believed to have been Christians and 29 were children. Approximately 50 of 240 among the…

Discover a God-Given Gift

For many young people, growing up in the Assemblies of God guaranteed two experiences: attending church camp and participating in Fine Arts. Fine Arts is a National Youth Ministries discipleship program that focuses on stewarding excellence through creativity and the arts. Since its inception, hundreds of thousands of students have discovered, developed, and deployed their…