Jaelene Hinkle had the opportunity of a lifetime, but her gut told her it wasn’t the right thing to do.
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou 😆 #OnAMission
The 25-year-old defender currently plays for the North Carolina Courages but turned down an offer to play for the U.S. Women’s National Team last year. The reason Hinkle declined the offer was that she refused to wear the team’s LGBTQ Pride Month jersey.
Hinkle said wearing that jersey went against her Christian faith, and she wanted to stand by with what is true. She sat down with “The 700 Club” in an interview to discuss her story.
At the time when she withdrew the chance to play for the U.S. Women National Team, she said it was because of “personal reasons.” But speculations began to rise.
In the recent interview, she confirms that her faith was the reason she declined the offer. While staying true to her faith, it still wasn’t an easy decision.
“I just felt so convicted in my spirit that it wasn’t my job to wear this jersey,” Hinkle said in the interview. “And I gave myself three days to just seek and pray and determine what He was asking of me to do in the situation. I’m essentially giving up the one dream little girls dream about their entire life, and I’m saying no to. It was very disappointing.”
After Hinkle’s decision went public, she was booed at a Wednesday night game against the Portland Thorns. A fan decided to mock Hinkle’s decision as he brought a rainbow-colored sign that read, “personal reasons.”
One pastor’s story of a faith that cost him everything in India, and a Savior that is faithful to the point of death.
The Church in India is growing at an unprecedented rate, with village church pastors forging a burgeoning movement. In January 2015, more than 1 million people converted to Christianity at a single-tent revival event. Increasingly, the leaders of these churches are bearing the brunt of persecution in India, often finding themselves the first target of Hindu extremists, especially when extremists begin to see the impact of these leaders and their passion to share the gospel.
When Hindu nationalists learned Pastor Tilak’s ministry had led 40 families to Christ, they urged the Naxalites, a communist insurgency group in India, to silence him. But no one, including the Naxalites and Hindu extremists, anticipated what God would do the night Tilak was attacked…[Continue Reading]
Pro-life Catholic actress Patricia Heaton had an interesting exchange with an atheist on Twitter recently.
Heaton, star of ABC’s “The Middle,” often quotes scripture or inspirational Christian passages on her Twitter feed.
On May 4 Heaton tweeted this: “‘You come to realize very soon, that prayer isn’t something you do, it’s something that God does that you’re open to. And so the more you try to be open to God, surrendered to Him, His life flows into us in prayer.’ A Carmelite Nun, Life in the Hidden Light.”
Heaton, 60, received this reply from user John Sharp: “The idea of ‘God’ was a way of putting literally the fear of God into people to make them believe that if they didn’t do as they were told by their leaders bad things would happen. No God, No Fear, No Power. It’s obvious really.”
“Maybe dig a little deeper,” Heaton replied.
“Or maybe stop digging,” Sharp shot bag.
Heaton then offered a final suggestion: “Never stop digging.”
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