A church in Alma, Arkansas has responded with "love and support" to the American Atheists holiday "skip church" billboards by putting up its own ad, welcoming doubters and those who have questions about faith.
"Our goal is not to oppose their message, but rather to respond with love and support. We actually welcome their desire to support those who have felt alienated by believers and start discussion between and among the Atheist and Christian communities," Grace Church wrote on its website, referring to American Atheists' recently erected billboards in several Bible Belt cities.
The new ad reads, "Questions, Doubts, Curiosity? All welcome at Grace," and runs on the same digital billboard as the AA ad in Springdale, Arkansas. more >>
In years past, atheists have put up billboards in places like New York City to discourage people from attending church at Christmas time (or any time, for that matter). Now they're bringing their campaign to the Bible belt.
A report from their own source notes: "The billboards feature a young girl writing a letter to Santa; her letter reads, 'Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales.' The billboards are located in Memphis; Nashville, St. Louis; and Ft. Smith, Arkansas."
Of course, the premise of this whole campaign is that Christianity is supposedly a "fairy tale." But, in fact, Jesus is "the Truth." Here I'll focus only on prophecies fulfilled by Jesus. Only God knows the future. Only God could have written the Bible. more >>
Drivers in Lowell, Michigan received a Christmas surprise when they were pulled over for "routine" police stops … they received exactly what they would have asked Santa Claus for, thanks to the work of police officers and UP TV.
The popular TV network, which promotes "uplifting" and "inspiring" programming, sought to do something a little different for people in the small town. They enlisted the help of the Lowell police force and officer Scot VanSolkema, who was responsible for pulling unsuspecting drivers over. When he asked the drivers what they wanted for Christmas, or for their children, many were hesitant to respond, but eventually they revealed their wishes. That's when VanSolkema, and the rest of the force, sprang into action to quickly retrieve the specified gift and get it to the driver.
Over the course of two days, the officers worked in conjunction with UP TV networks and creator Rob Bliss to make these things happen for an unknown number of people. However, what is known is that the network spent between $7,000 and $10,000 on the gifts, which included items such as an Xbox and Hi-Def TVs. more >>
This music video to the song "Hallelujah" will show us the true meaning of the Christmas holiday. A cover to the beautiful Christmas tune that will touch your heart!
Jesus sacrificed Himself so that we may live. In this video, you truly see that they do everything to show the audience the true meaning of the holiday. No gifts or people saying "I want" in this music video. A beautiful illustration of Jesus being born, all the way until the day he sacrificed Himself for us. We celebrate the day Christ was born on this day. But, let us not forget the gift Jesus gave to all of us. The greatest gift of all!
Listen to this beautiful cover of "Hallelujah" and watch the music video below: more >>
Jill and Jessa Duggar are enjoying the married life, and Jessa recently shared behind-the-scenes photos from her wedding to Ben Seewald.
The two newlywed couples got together for a family dinner, then later attended the Duggar family's traditional Christmas recital. Rumors persist that there is sibling rivalry between the two sisters, but neither has bothered to address those rumors or have shown any hint of malice. Those rumors began when people noted that Jill no longer followed Jessa on Twitter. However, on Monday, Jessa posted an underlined passage from the Bible on her Instagram account.
"Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus," Philippians 3:13-15, Jessa posted. more >>
It is almost that time of the year when we open our hearts and give to those who need it the most. This precious little girl called 911 and explained to them that her family currently couldn't afford a Christmas tree.
Not realizing the impact it had on the dispatcher, something incredible happened next. After figuring out where the call came from, and because this little girl hung up, police performed an act of kindness that this family will never forget. Two officers drove to the store to pick up a Christmas tree, then delivered it straight to their door.
It's an awesome story that shows how much something like this can mean to a person. Her face lights up and just that alone will bring TRUE Christmas joy to your heart. more >>