You’d hardly expect to find old St. Nicholas in a prison. But St. Nicholas is more than a children’s Christmas legend. Indeed, he was real flesh and blood, a persecuted prisoner for Christ, the bishop of the Mediterranean city of Myra….
(By Christina Langella of Heavenly Springs blog.)
Augustine is considered one of the greatest theologians of all time. Christian History magazine writes, “After Jesus and Paul, Augustine of Hippo is the most influential figure in the history of Christianity.”  And, if the familiar adage is true, “Behind every great man is a great woman” there can be no greater example than Augustine and his mother, Monica.
But don’t take my word for it. Take his.
Betsie ten Boom, Corrie’s older sister
The ten Boom family of Haarlem, Holland were watchmakers by trade. They also lived as devout Christians. Corrie was raised to understand that honoring God included respecting the Jewish people.
Here is Corrie ten Boom’s famous story of Betsie and the fleas from The Hiding Place: …
We read in Isaiah 45:18 that “God … formed the earth … to be inhabited”. An impartial study of the earth soon convinces the scholar that there is a tremendous amount of validity behind this statement.
At one time the astronomer Carl Sagan announced that there were two important criteria for a planet to support life: The right kind of star, and a planet the right distance from that star. …