Mitchell Whisenhunt has recently passed away after battling a rare condition of cancer. Although it is a very heartbreaking loss for his family and all those who hears his story. He did something amazing to surprise and comfort his loved ones.
What he left behind will absolutely blow you away! Without his wife or family knowing he left letters for his wife and daughter that are very emotional. It came as a great surprise, but it was very hard for the wife to read. He even wrote a letter to his young daughter for her SWEET 16! This man went above and beyond for his loved ones and knew he wouldn't leave them empty handed.
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Brittany Maynard, the 29-year-old cancer-stricken woman determined to take her own life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act on Nov. 1, celebrated the completion of her bucket list with a visit to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, as one survivor reminded her in a powerful video that "life is beautiful always."
"This week, my family and I traveled to the Grand Canyon, thanks to the kindness of Americans around the country who came forward to make my 'bucket list' dream come true. The Canyon was breathtakingly beautiful, and I was able to enjoy my time with the two things I love most: my family and nature," wrote Maynard in a note posted Oct. 24 on The Brittany Maynard Fund website.
Maynard, who has asserted her right to take her own life before terminal brain cancer ends it painfully for her, recently placed the world on a death watch when she teamed up with nonprofit organization Compassion & Choices to promote the concept of "helping everyone have the best death possible" through assisted suicides. more >>
Subpoenas issued to five Houston pastors demanding all sermons and correspondence dealing with homosexuality, gender identity and the city's Equal Rights ordinance have been withdrawn, the city's first openly lesbian mayor announced at a Wednesday press conference.
"After much contemplation and discussion, I am directing the city legal department to withdraw the subpoenas issued to the five Houston pastors who delivered the petitions, the anti-HERO petitions, to the city of Houston and who indicated that they were responsible for the overall petition effort," said Mayor Annise Parker in remarks covered by television station KPRC.
My column on the issue sparked a bit of national outrage – well – a lot of national outrage. To be honest it was a full-scale hullabaloo. City Hall was deluged with telephone calls, letters, emails – along with hundreds of Bibles and sermons. More than 50,000 supporters signed a petition. more >>
NEW YORK — The founder of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York, pastor Pete Scazzaro said he knew that an 80-hour work week with no rest was one of the issues holding his church back, in the past, from experiencing change for the better.
At this year's Movement Day leadership conference held last week in New York City, one of the tracks, hosted by Scazzaor, addressed the issue of burnout and focused on helping pastors find healthy rhythms to sustain church planting.
"I've yet to meet a pastor whose life is balanced, rhythmic, whole, centered, anchored who is not practicing Sabbath," said Scazzaro to those in attendance for the Track. "I'm talking about globally." more >>
Two of Texas's most popular megachurch pastors, T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House and Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church, Dallas, reflected dueling positions on the state's controversial voter identification law. Jakes dismissed it as "needless" while Jeffress argued that the law is necessary ahead of Tuesday's mid-term elections.
The Texas legislature passed Senate Bill 14 (SB 14) into law in 2011 in a bid to curb voter fraud. It requires voters seeking to cast their ballots in person to present photo identification, such as a Texas driver's or gun license, a military ID or a passport according to votetexas.gov. The law is described as one of the strictest voter identification laws in the country.
Many Democrats and voting rights advocates have been lobbying against the law charging that it stands to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of particularly minority voters, but last month the Supreme Court, in an order which was unsigned and without reason, allowed the law to go into effect ahead of next week's election. more >>
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has criticized President Barack Obama's "incompetent" response to Ebola virus cases in the U.S., arguing that the government's failure to provide clarity created fear among the public. During a speech on Tuesday about the Ebola response, however, the president pointed out that all seven Americans treated for the virus have survived.
"It looked very incompetent to begin with, and that fueled fears that may not be justified," Bush said during an appearance at Vanderbilt University, The Associated Press reported. "And now you have states that are legitimately acting on their concerns, creating a lot more confusion than is necessary."
Some states, like New Jersey, have implemented strict quarantine policies in response to reported Ebola cases, leading to one nurse who was placed under mandatory quarantine to argue that her 'basic human rights' were violated. more >>