It was July 1943, somewhere in the middle of the equatorial Pacific.
The power of prayer: In real life
The power of prayer: In real life is a Special Report prepared by The Washington Times Advocacy Department.
At age 41, my spiritual life had become tepid, joyless and somewhat irrelevant to me.
The value of a compass is its ability to discern true north. No matter how thick the trees or the fog surrounding you, true north gives a sense of clarity and a direction to move.
The stories could happen to anyone: A new adoptive father is repeatedly rebuffed by his little girl, even though she immediately embraces her new mom.
For more than 60 years, the Guideposts' OurPrayer Ministry has lifted up the prayer requests of millions of people with the conviction that God will respond to our heartfelt prayers, small and large.
In today's society where most things can be cured or at least repaired through human effort, sometimes we come face-to-face with an issue or situation that seems impossible. We find ourselves needing a miracle.
As a child, I was blessed to have a mother who taught me to pray the simple children's bedtime prayer:
Don McClanen loved to pray. But it wasn't always pretty.
For six decades, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has used camping as a way to encourage athletic prowess, good character and faith-affirming decisions in youth and coaches.
What is prayer? Every prayer, in its purest form, is a second chance; it's a chance to choose to believe in God and what He has promised.
"My name is Patrick. I am a sinner, a simple country person, and the least of all believers."
St. Patrick's Breastplate is a popular prayer attributed to one of Ireland's most beloved patron saints. According to tradition, St. Patrick wrote it in 433 A.D. for divine protection before successfully converting the Irish King Leoghaire and his subjects from paganism to Christianity. (The term breastplate refers to a piece of armor worn in battle.)
I was filming my third feature film — the documentary, "Father of Lights" — and I knew I was heading into the final shoot, which was going to take place in Israel.
I don't remember the accident. Whatever drugs they gave me erased my memory of it.