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Report: The Journalist Murdered by ISIS Was a "Man of Faith"

"It's not difficult to find solace in this point in time…We know he is in God's hands, and we know he's done God's work. We need the courage and prayers now to continue without him."

James FoleyAccording to a Crosswalk.com article, James Foley—the journalist brutally beheaded by an ISIS terrorist—was a "man of faith" in God, as described by his friends and family....(more)


American Missionary Ebola Patient, Doctor Kent Brantly to be Released From Hospital Today

"I know that Dr. Brantly and his wonderful family would ask that you please remember and pray for those in Africa battling, treating and suffering from Ebola."

(Atlanta, GA)—American missionary Dr. Kent Brantly, who contracted the Ebola virus while working in West Africa, has recovered, ministry leaders said Thursday....(more)


US Supreme Court Puts Hold on Virginia Gay Marriages

FRC "Despite court rulings in favor of same-sex marriage, we remain optimistic that other Circuits will rule in favor of the right of states to define marriage as between one man and one woman. The consequences of redefining marriage are immeasurable. All Americans should hope, but, more importantly, fervently pray that the United States Supreme Court upholds the rule of law and allows voter-backed marriage amendments to stand....(more)


New Israeli Research Finds Simple, Natural Way to Combat Diabetes

If taken one-half hour before breakfast, this powder can prevent blood-sugar spikes and better manage the disease.

Whey(Israel)—Bodybuilders ingest buckets of whey protein powder to bulk up their muscle mass. But researchers from Israel have found a new blood-smart reason to eat like a "hulk" before meals. (Photo: Shutterstock/via Israel21c....(more)


Healing Amid the Horror: Inspiring Stories Emerge From Iraq

"The Lord's hand is clearly upon us and protecting us from evil. Even though some of us are going through trials, we believe strongly that the Lord is taking us to another level of faith and a higher place of blessing."

Yazidi boys(Iraq)—ISIS has been moving quickly from the beginning, and its violence is especially felt in Iraq. Recently, CNN reported that Kurdish troops had regained the Mosul Dam. This was a particularly dangerous post for ISIS to control....(more)


What the Media Won't Tell You—Churches in Ferguson Are Marching among Rioters to Bring Peace and Blessing, Not Looting

Prayer in Ferguson"What you don't see on the national media is the Church. The churches got together and marched down that same street the rioters marched on, passing out bags of supplies, food and toiletries to people. Church members stood in front of buildings through the night to make sure they were not looted. Church members parked in people's driveways to make sure they were safe all through the night. Church members went up and down the streets, cleaning up the mess. The national media doesn't show any of that....(more)


Judge Upholds Ban on Dangerous Webcam Abortions in Iowa

"Medical evidence overwhelmingly supports the Iowa Board of Medicine's decision, which Judge Farrell has upheld, to prohibit webcam abortions. Drug-induced abortions have caused numerous complications threatening the health and lives of women, and these complications are exacerbated when a doctor is not physically present for the procedure." -Matthew Heffron

Ultrasound(Des Moines, IA)—Pro-lifers won a big victory in Iowa, Tuesday, after a judge upheld a ban on webcam abortions. (Photo via (more)


Want a Better Marriage? Have "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"-Type Celebrations Plus Less of These...

The University of Virginia study challenges the idea that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" and the general notion that what happens in one's younger years, before marriage, stays there and doesn't impact the remainder of one's life.

Church(Charlottesville, VA)—The more people who attend your wedding to share in the launch of your marriage, the better the chances you will be happily married years down the road....(more)


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President Obama Vows "Relentless" Fight against ISIS

"The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people harm Americans anywhere, we do what's necessary to see that justice is done." -President Barak Obama

obama statment(Washington, DC)—Yesterday, President Obama made his first official announcement concerning the beheading of American journalist Jim Foley by an ISIL (ISIS) terrorist....(more)


Ebola-Stricken Missionary Nancy Writebol, Now Declared Virus-Free, was Discharged from Hospital Tuesday

"Nancy and David are taking a long, well-deserved break of peace and quiet to reflect on all that has transpired over the past four to five weeks, all that God has done, and seeking how God will lead them in future paths of service."

Nancy Writebol(Charlotte, NC)—Nancy Writebol, the SIM missionary stricken with Ebola Virus Disease and undergoing treatment in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, has tested clear of the virus and was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 19. She and her husband, David, have gone to an undisclosed location to rest and spend time with one another....(more)


Abortion? No Way. Dad Says Son With Spina Bifida Is A 'Gift' To The Family

"The world judges the value of human life by physical perfection, but God sees things differently. To Him, we are perfectly lovable in our imperfection." –Father Frank Pavone

Chad and EliWhat is the most pro-life, pro-God influence in your life? According to Catholic author and speaker Chad Judice, his five-year old, disabled son has been a tremendous source of happiness and faith for even the hardest of hearts. (Photo via (more)


Journalist's Beheading Sends Shockwaves through the World; Calls for the West to Defeat ISIS

"We have never been prouder of our son Jim. He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people." -Diane Foley, mother of slain journalist James Foley

foley(Iraq)—President Barack Obama [made] a statement Wednesday about the beheading of American journalist James Foley by terrorists with ISIS, the Islamic State, [saying it "shocks the conscience....(more)


Gaza Missile Hits Israeli Shopping Mall

The missile scored a direct hit on a shopping mall in the port city of Ashkelon.

Gaza missile(Israel)—Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday broke a days-long ceasefire and resumed rocket fire on southern Israel. (Photo via (more)


Ferguson Tragedy Spurs Churches and Communities in other States To Strengthen Trust Between Police and Local Residents

"The recent tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri involving the loss of Mike Brown's 18-year old life is yet another wake-up call. It's time to focus on increasing peace, unifying our communities and building trust with law enforcement agencies. Let's not wait for a shooting to start talking about our concerns." -Dr. DeForest B. Soaries

First baptist lincoln(Somerset, NJ)—Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG), announced a series of forums are being coordinated to build trust between local residents and law enforcement agencies....(more)


She Will Live! Check Out This Little Girl’s Mountain Miracle

"I was healed. Hallelujah! You know, by His stripes I was healed. I am so thankful for the doctors and the people that helped and everything. And for all they have done, they were just so supportive. But I wouldn't be here without the Lord today. The church would constantly tell my mom she will not die but will live." -Vivianna Ruiz

Vivianna(Dallas, TX)—Just above the hustle and bustle of downtown Dallas stands a place called Prayer Mountain. It's the site of mysterious healings and answered prayers....(more)


Prayer Alert: Ebola Outbreak Delays Mercy Ships Sail to Africa

"Africa is and remains our priority, but crew safety drives every decision. We request prayer as we consider all options to manage the risk, including deployment to other unaffected nations." -Don Stevens, Founder

Mercy Ships(Tenerife, Canary Islands)—Collateral hardship from the Ebola epidemic now includes a delay for Mercy Ships, which operates the world's largest civilian hospital ship in ports on the West Coast of Africa....(more)


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