Michael Damian — Soap Opera Star, Screenwriter, Director, Recording ArtistFrom 18 years on the hit television show Young & The Restless and a recurring role for two seasons on NBC's The Facts of Life to landing the starring role in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Michael's career never seems to slow down. He's also had a number of top 40 hits including his #1 single Rock On, which earned him his first gold record. More recently though, Michael and his wife Janeen, wrote and produced a movie inspired by events in Janeen's life called Moondance Alexander, released on DVD this week!
Squire Rushnell — ABC Television Executive, Author of the When God Winks book seriesLouise DuArt - Author & Comedic Impressionist The research says, that people who pray with their spouses 'a lot', compared to people who pray with their spouses 'sometimes', find that their lives and marriages improve, often with astonishing results. According to SQuire & Louise, "This is our promise to any couple who takes The 40 Day Prayer Challenge agreeing to pray together, five minutes a day, for 40 days:
-Satisfaction in lovemaking soars
-Spousal communication elevates
-Agreement becomes the norm
-Happiness is a way of life."
MargaretMargaret's parents did not want a second child so from the time she was born, she was rejected. Hit with belts and wooden spoons, her hands fed through the wringer of an old fashioned wringer-washer, and made to do all the household chores, Margaret was starved from food and affection. Her parents, wanting to get rid of her for good, forced her into an abusive marriage at the age of 18. She finally left her husband and ended up living on the streets. Thank God she didn't end up taking her own life, as was planned. Thank God Kerr Street was there for her.
Would you step in if you saw a woman being abused in public?This week a stranger stabbed and killed a woman outside a small strip mall north of Toronto. The woman's husband stepped in to help, and he was also stabbed and eventually succumbed to his injuries. Then the stranger turned the knife on himself, but failed to take his own life. Recent news surveys suggest that most people would not get involved in such an situation as a result of hearing this story. Here's the question: what would Jesus do? What would you do? What if the victim was someone you cared about? Or if the victim was a total stranger?
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This week... (Bumped from last week) a man wants to know how soon after the death of his wife should he start dating. "My wife was killed in a car accident about six months ago and I've been thinking about dating again. I've been really lonely and I know this sounds bad but it's been incredibly difficult going so long without being intimate with anyone. I'm not even talking sex, just being close with someone. I also have three kids under the age of 10. I know I have to take their feelings into consideration, but it seems like they are coping better than I am! So, can I start dating or should I wait? And if I have to wait, for how long?"
Should Christian ministries be allowed to fire gays?Christian Horizons, one of Canada's largest Christian ministries dedicated to caring for the disabled, was fined $23,000 & forced to pay two years worth of wages by the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario for allegedly discriminating against a former homosexual employee. Apparently, this lady felt pressured into quitting her job after she entered into a homosexual relationship - which was in violation of her work contract. The Christian ministry requires that all its employees sign "morality statements" vowing to abstain from immoral behaviour, including pornography, pre-marital, extra-marital, and homosexual activity as a condition of employment. Does this organization have the right to enforce these types of employment contractual obligations?
Quick Saturday Survey: Has prayer made any tangible difference in your life?When was the last time you actually witnessed a supernatural answer to one of your prayers? Not just something easily explained away simply by enough time passing or the fact that whatever it was you were praying for was probably going to happen despite your prayers. We all know that "NO" is still an answer and that God is not a supernatural Santa Claus simply giving us everything we ask for, but would you say that praying to God has really made any huge tangible difference in your life? If so - how? Or are you one of the many who are fed up and completely frustrated with unanswered prayer?