From Resistance to Respect: A Conversation With Jonathan Youssef

When listening to Jonathan Youssef preach a passionate sermon at Church of the Apostles or hearing him share energized ministry updates on the radio from around the world, one assumes he has always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.  The son of influential pastor and author Dr. Michael Youssef, Jonathan, 28, now plays an increasingly significant role in his father’s pastoral ministry at the evangelical Anglican megachurch in Atlanta, and serves as International Director for Leading The W … [Read more...]

Life With Father: A Conversation With Nathan Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias is considered by many to be one of the greatest Christian apologists of our time.  The founder of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Zacharias has authored numerous best-selling books, hosts radio programs, and teaches apologetics and evangelism at Oxford University.  Even those who vehemently disagree with Zacharias are quick to acknowledge his superb intellectual abilities, and the excellence with which he pursues his unique calling as a “classical evangelist in the arena o … [Read more...]

An Atheist Activist, a Compassionate Christian, and an All-Powerful God

Have you heard about Patrick Greene of San Antonio, Texas?Two months ago, he was an atheist activist protesting nativity scenes and public prayer.  Today, he is a believer in Jesus Christ encouraging others to read the Bible.How did this happen?  And what can we take away from this remarkable story?Over at What She Said, I describe the developments and share 3 principles from scripture that serve as important reminders for all of us!Check it out! … [Read more...]

Happy 91st Birthday to Chick-fil-A Founder Truett Cathy

This week Samuel Truett Cathy celebrated his 91st birthday!  The founder of Chick-fil-A, Truett continues to play an active role in the company as well as in the community through his leadership, writing, speaking, and philanthropic efforts which impact countless lives.Many people know that Chick-fil-A is a Christian company because of their uncompromising commitment to promoting Christian principles, their unwavering dedication to serving high quality food, and their policy to be closed on … [Read more...]

Businessman Turned Strategist Leads Retreat Center for Special Needs Children

Salt Shaker Spotlight:  Cameron Doolittle, President and CEO of Jill’s HouseEarlier this week we featured the wonderful work of Jill’s House, a resort-style overnight respite center in Vienna, Virginia for children with intellectual disabilities and their siblings.  Since its launch in October 2010, this 42,000-square-foot center has served nearly 200 families and has provided more than 40,000 hours of respite care, offering unique recreational opportunities for special needs kids while givin … [Read more...]

A Special Gift of Time

Overworked and underslept. Most parents just want a good night’s sleep so they can function oh-so-much better.  But if multitasking is difficult for most moms and dads, imagine the compounded challenges of parenting a special needs child.There are 16.8 million families in America with special needs children, and these parents must constantly be “on alert.”  Frequently, they struggle to balance basic care for their special needs child with the activities of other children.  The U.S. Departme … [Read more...]

27 Million Reasons to Raise Your Voice for Freedom

Did you know that an estimated 27 million slaves exist in the world today?  Yes, you read that correctly.  There are more slaves in the world today than ever before in human history.  Twenty-seven million slaves, and three out of four of them are women. In 2012, it is projected that over 800,000 people will be sex-trafficked; 80 percent of them will be female and 50 percent will be children.  Today, human trafficking is the second largest and fasted growing global organized crime, and it’s happen … [Read more...]