Chances are you or someone you know has recently taken interest in “mindfulness” and meditation. As a Christian, you may be wondering if these practices have merit, and if so, how you can implement them in your life. Digital apps that provide guided meditation are gaining traction due to their ease of use and availability. “Abide” is one such app, providing Christian meditation guidance based on the Bible. Before you download the popular app, here’s what you should know about Christian meditation and “Abide.”
When was the last time you laughed so hard you cried? Herman Melville said, “A good laugh is a mighty good thing, a rather too scarce a good thing.” There isn’t a single person who would say they don’t want to laugh more. In a culture where the price of a laugh is often inappropriate language or content, Christian comedians are on a mission to show that comedy can be safe, fun and enjoyable for the whole family.
In a busy world, it’s important to show your friends and loved ones that you’re thankful for them. And what better time to do that than during the holidays? After all, it’s a season when our focus is on family, friends — and gratitude. Thanksgiving is a good time to assess relationships, and to plan acts of love to show those you care about how much you appreciate their presence in and impact on your life.
Meditation has gotten a lot of attention recently. In a stressful world, it's no wonder that people are turning to such practices to try and find peace and calm. Research is beginning to uncover the many physical and mental benefits of mindfulness and meditation, but to the Christian, this should come as no surprise. Meditation, especially through prayer, is an important practice referenced throughout the Bible.