Help! I’m a Christian Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts

I was 16 when my life was first touched by suicide. A good friend and fellow dishwasher at a family restaurant shot himself in his bedroom one weekend while his parents were away. I was devastated. He was one of the funniest and most vivacious people I have ever known. When I had saved up $800 […] The post Help! I’m a Christian Struggling with Suicidal Thoughts appeared first on ... »

Hanukkah: The Festival of Lights #ourCOG Roundup

Hanukkah, the “Festival of Lights,” starts on the 25th day of the Jewish calendar month of Kislev and lasts for eight days and nights. In 2014, Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 16. With blessings, games, and festive foods, Hanukkah celebrates the triumphs–both religious and military–of ancient Jewish heroes. Hanukkah is a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish year. I... »

Ebola in America 2014 Timeline #ourCOG Roundup

  Nov. 17. 2014 – Dr. Martin Salia, a U.S. resident who contracted Ebola while treating patients in Sierra Leone, died of the virus at Nebraska Medical Center. He was the third patient to be treated there and the only one to have died. Nov. 15, 2014 – Salia, a native of Sierra Leone who lives in the U.S. and is married to a U.S. citizen, arrives at Nebraska Medical Center. He is &... »

Gay Marriage Timeline 2014 #ourCOG Roundup

Jan. 6, 2014 – US Supreme Court Halts Gay Marriages in Utah “The Supreme Court on Monday [Jan. 6, 2014] blocked further same-sex marriages in Utah while state officials appeal a decision allowing such unions. The terse order, from the full court, issued a stay ‘pending final disposition’ of an appeal to the federal appeals court in Denver. It offered no reasoning.” Ja... »