Top of the Week: Steven Curtis Chapman Reflects on Daughter's Tragic Death

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Steven Curtis Chapman Reflects on Daughter's Tragic Death

Fourteen years ago, Christian recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman's world was turned upside down.

Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, adopted their daughter Maria Sue from China in 2004. Just a few years later, when their daughter was 5 years old, one of the Chapman's sons accidentally struck Maria Sue with an SUV in the driveway, tragically ending her life.

The heartbreaking story shook the Christian music industry and sparked an outpouring of love for the singer-songwriter, who had become a fixture in the space.

Doctors Said 2 Months; Man With Aggressive Brain Tumor Is Still Alive 6 Years Later

Israel Lemus is a walking miracle—a medical mystery his doctors can't quite understand.

Six years ago, he was diagnosed with stage 4 glioblastoma—the same aggressive form of brain cancer that took the late Sen. John McCain's life in the summer of 2018. At the time, Lemus was given a mere two months to live.

Since then, he's gotten engaged, married, purchased a home and changed careers, according to KHOU-TV.

'Christian Squad' Going Through Purifying Fire

Circumstantial evidence of the working of the Holy Spirit to form a Christian version of "The Squad" in U.S. government and counteract the influence of anti-Christian freedom, anti-America, woke progressive politicians, such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; IIhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass. and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has been detected.

Female Republicans have been identified as going through a purifying process that has the hallmarks of the Holy Spirit. One has lost her business. Another has been falsely accused. A third is facing opposition from an establishment Republican who has shown himself to lack spiritual discernment. Another, who is Hispanic, has been disparagingly called a "taco."

These women are the foundation of the Christian Squad, a newly formed alignment of Spirit-filled believers who are mounting up to replace the cultural impact, clout and visibility of the godless, anti-life, pro-communist "mainstream media darling" version of the Squad.

Heartbroken Mom Says She Doesn't Regret Turning Her Son In for Plans for Purported Killing Spree

Nichole Schubert faced a mother's worst nightmare in 2019, when she discovered troubling writings in her son's journal and felt compelled to take action.

Schubert found details describing a "horrific killing spree" that would purportedly begin with her murder and expand to her son's high school, according to Good Morning America host T.J. Holmes.

"It was very descriptive. It was just heartbreaking. I didn't really want to know the details," Schubert told Holmes, calling the revelation "devastating." "That's my child. I gave birth to him. It hurts a lot."

Middle East Evangelist: 'This Is the Greatest Harvest the World Has Ever Seen

Someone recently asked Chris Mikkelson why he chose to focus on evangelizing the predominantly Muslim country of Pakistan. Mikkelson gave a simple response: "It's where God told me to go."

Recently, Chris Mikkelson Ministries conducted its 16th crusade in the nation of Pakistan, and the organization's labors to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the hungry people of the Middle East have not been in vain. Over the past two years, Mikkelson says he's seen over 1 million people receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior during these crusades, and he and his team haver also seen multitudes of people healed and countless miracles takes place.

Overall, Mikkelson's ministry, in 30 different crusades, has seen more than 1.7 million individuals receive Christ.


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