Stay at home mother Cari Curtis gave up her job as a kindergarten teacher a while back so she could watch her children. It became difficult to afford daycare with her salary, so she stayed home with the kids instead. Her husband is currently in the Army Reserves and is making his way home shortly.
Cari's husband works for the Special Forces so she is never aware of his location. But, she is always worried and excited when he comes home. Both were nervous about how to pay for their kids' Christmas presents. But thanks to Ellen and awesome supporters, this military family is getting the Christmas of a lifetime!
Being together as a family is the true meaning of the holidays, but to have some extra on the side to spend is a HUGE plus. All the kids wishes come true! more >>
A beautiful cover of the famous popular Christmas tune "Oh Come All Ye Faithful." It will be on repeat for the remainder of your day.
Not only do these three beautiful women join to gather to bring you the true meaning and singing spirit of Christmas, but also sing the song Acappella. It's hard enough to hit the notes to this song, but singing solo with no music is even harder. This uplifting trio with Mackenzie Davis, Grayson Propst , Danielle Wilson will lift your spirit right in time for Christmas.more >>
Rapper and actor LL Cool J appeared on Hot 97 in New York City for an interview last week where he discussed elements of his personal faith including his tithing.
When asked about his over 20 years career in the world of hip-hop and how he's been able to maintain relevance all these years with his music and acting in shows such as NCIS, he credited God and also discussed the importance of giving, more specifically tithing.
"I mentioned earlier longevity, versatility and originality," LL Cool J said. "What I didn't mention was spirituality and believing in God. more >>
I stood before them and broke the rules.
I asked overly self-conscious Orange County, California men and women to stand in the middle of a church service if they had never heard the words "I love you" or "I am proud of you" from their father.
A good ten seconds passed before one brave man stood and then several more women and men joined him. The keyboard player began to play some comforting chords which infused this moment of freedom and healing with a gentle and safe spirit. Like a breaker rolling onto the Laguna Beach shoreline, it came from the back to the front. A wave of people began to rise up out of their seats. Some were weeping, some were holding their spouse's hand, and others stood alone. more >>
American Atheists President David Silverman has said that his group's holiday billboards this year, with a message to "skip church" this Christmas, are aimed at atheists who are living with theists in mixed families and are under pressure to participate in religious activities.
"That little girl on the billboard symbolizes the atheists who go along to get along, attending and possibly tithing a church that preaches a religion in which they don't believe, for no other reason than habit or familial pressure," Silverman told The Christian Post in an email on Thursday.
"We are using these billboards to spur intra-family communication, because we believe the communication is desperately needed," he asserted. more >>
A living nativity display in Utah has broken the Guinness World Record for the largest nativity in the world, with 1,039 people taking part in the display that was presented to the city of Provo Monday evening. Volunteers and YouTube stars played roles like Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and numerous angels.
"Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, angels, shepherds ... and A LOT of angels, really," Austin Craig, one of the organizers of the record making living nativity scene, told KUTV. "It's a great way to bring focus to Christ and we wanted to spread that message as widely as possible."
In addition to the 1,039 human participants, there was also a camel and a donkey added to the scene, which was held at Rock Canyon Park from 2 to 8 p.m. MST. more >>