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9/11: A Reflection From Eyewitnesses

"It was complete chaos." Brian Branco was with five co-workers on the morning of September 11, 2001. He and one other person in his group survived. Hear his story and others today, as we remember 9/11.

A Prayer to Remember 9/11 This Year

In memory of tragedy, we often ask where God is in all of it. Everchanging and Almighty, God certainly has the power to stop these things from happening. How can the same people God specifically created to love become conduits of pure evil?

5 Prayers for America on 9/11

If you lost someone on 9/11 or you feel deep sadness over the events, a great thing you can do is to offer up a few prayers for America this year on the anniversary of 9/11. Here are five prayers for America on 9/11.

5 Meaningful Ways to Live Differently in Light of 9/11

As humanity moves forward from the tragedy of 9/11, let's embrace that our heavenly Father fills us with fresh vision and purpose—and an urgent desire to make each day count for His kingdom. Here are 5 ways to live in this light.

5 Prayers as We Remember 9/11

Years have passed, but the events of September 11th will not be forgotten. As the anniversary comes about, let us take on the heart posture of peace towards our fellow man, and let us come before the Lord God Almighty to pray for our neighbors, our nation, and our world.

Teaching 9/11 to the Emerging Generation

This week, Drive Thru History is releasing 9/11: A Drive Thru History Special. Through incredible video footage and narration, this special walks through the events of 9/11, highlighting stories of terrorism and heroism, introducing the perpetrators of great evil and incredible sacrifice.

10 Verses to Guide Our Reflection on the Painful Events of 9/11

Its the anniversary again of 9/11. A day marked by shock, terror, sorrow, and tremendous loss, where we remember the devastating terrorist attacks against America that deeply impacted our nation. Statistics report that 2, 977 people lost their lives on September 11, 2001, in New York City, Washington D.C., and Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the hands of Islamic extremists who hijacked four commercial airliners, carrying out suicide attacks against the United States. Megan Scheibners husband, Steve, was the pilot originally scheduled to fly American Airlines Flight 11 out of Boston, MA, the first plane to hit the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. But a last-minute bump off the flight by a senior pilot spared his life that day. She writes, We all, as a nation, have our memories of that day; memories stamped into our subconscious because of the enormity of that major life event. Memories of a major life event that continues to shape our homes, our nation, and in fact, our world. Because Scripture helps us put a godly perspective on life events, here are 10 Bible verses to share with your family as you remember 9/11.

5 Proofs That We Are Healing the Wounds of 9/11

Helaina was in school three blocks from the World Trade Center (WTC) on September 11, 2001. She was in 7th grade. And when the first plane hit the WTC, she and her classmates were led down to the cafeteria. They all moved down the halls together, not knowing what was happening. Some children who had radios told others that planes hit the Twin Towers. Soon they were running from a giant cloud of smoke and wreckage. As the tragedy unfolded, white dust covered everything except their fears. You can read her story in her book, After 9/11. Following that day, Helaina started a long journey, as have other firsthand witnesses. But 9/11 affected those of us who were not there as well. We watched the events on television as images were burned into our minds. When people are traumatized, all 3 parts of our brains are affected. The prefrontal cortex (PFC), which is known as the thinking center, The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is the emotion regulation center, and the amygdala, which is the fear center. Trauma deeply affects us. It is now 18 years after the world-shaking event. Hope compels us to question: have we healed at all? Here are five proofs that we are healing some of the wounds of 9/11: Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/FeelPic

How to Help Your Kids Appreciate the Heroes among Us

Children loves shows with heroes. Younger children view their parents as heroes. They want heroes, to know people around them care and work to keep them safe. Yet, we live in a society that often shows disrespect and anger toward people who are committed to serve us. Let’s work at raising children to appreciate people in our communities who are true heroes, willing to risk danger to help us. Let’s help them find and celebrate these courageous individuals. Share stories, including Bible lessons, on real heroes. Start with their desire to find heroes and heroines. Photo Credit: Pexels/Brett Sayles

Christian Leaders Respond to 9/11 Anniversary

Today marks the 17thanniversary since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In the wake of the anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of almost 3,000 people, Christian leaders across the nation took to social media in remembrance.

5 Ways We Should Remember 9/11

I’ve been thinking, the last few days, about how we should commemorate 9/11. It was such a pivotal time in history, especially for my generation. I was 23 when the Towers fell. I remember it being the moment we no longer felt isolated and safe in America. All the bad news had always happened overseas. Our wars were fought across a big ocean. But on 9/11 the enemy pierced that bubble and attacked us at the heart of our financial district.I remember reading, over and over again, Psalm 46: God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah.This word from God gave me great comfort in the days after September 11th, reminding me that our military superiority, our system of government, our way of life – when these all come crashing down, God is still God and still on the throne. It began a journey, in me, of strengthening my theology, forcing me to wrestle with the big questions of God’s character.I think we should remember 9/11 in a few ways:Photo Credit: ©GettyImages/Berkinnn

The Bible Verse Fused to 9/11 Rubble Exposes an Important Message

God often sends signs in times of tragedy -- we just have to look for them. Responders weren't necessarily looking for a sign from God as they sifted through the destruction following the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. But that's just what they uncovered in a chunk of rubble from the Twin Towers found with a Bible verse fused to it. And the powerful message it contained is just as important today as it was then!

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