There are some people in this world who are not as fortunate as others may be. These children in the Dominican Republic are not used to a Christmas full of cheer and surprises. So the WestJet airline company decided to do something heartfelt for these children.
WestJet wants to show the world that miracles do come true! They are making sure the less fortunate people see that firsthand. They sent a blue snow covered sleigh with Santa on a video. Each and every person sits in the sleigh and tells Santa what they want for Christmas. Shortly after that, he sends a bunch of his helpers make these beautiful dreams come true. It is the perfect story shown on video with a perfect ending.
A video to show the world that giving is truly better than receiving on Christmas. Watching these children and adult react to the surprise will warm your heart. more >>
Another Christmas season begins. Get ready to read the headlines of the new lawsuits by the "civil libertarians" ready to throw the baby-in-the-manger out with the bathwater. I remember years ago when somebody called the Christmas season, "The Advent of Controversy."
Why is Christmas such a big deal? Let's put it this way---why do groups like the ACLU, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Americans United for Separation of Church and State invest time, money, and energy to fight any vestige of religious meaning to the holiday?
I remember what Christian commentator Janice Crouse, formerly with Concerned Women for America, told our listeners when I interviewed her for a TV special hosted by the late Dr. D. James Kennedy. The special was "What If Jesus Had Never Been Born?," based on our book. more >>
Christian actress Candace Cameron Bure's latest Hallmark movie, "Christmas Under Wraps," broke records for the channel, and Bure took to social media to thank her millions of fans and God.
"You guys…. I just can't even…. I'm so humbled by this. I don't even know what to say," Bure posted to her Facebook page on Tuesday. "I'm so grateful and so excited and so blessed. All praise and glory to God for He provides every single step. Thank you all for watching! You made this happen!"
The made-for-TV movie's premiere on Saturday drew in 5.8 million viewers and a 5.0 household rating, which makes it cable's top-rated original movie of the year and the second most-watched. It also set records for Hallmark Channel. Bure actually executive produced the film as well as played the lead character, a doctor who moves to Alaska to start life anew but finds herself having to choose between her new life and her old one. more >>
It is almost that time of the year -- time for cheer, giving, presents, family, Christmas trees, and most of all, the LIGHTS!
Christmas lights are always a great way to make the atmosphere more festive. Especially the lights used on this house. They actually move to the beat of the music! Richard Holdman of Utah designed and programmed this impressive light show. He calls it "The Amazing Grace Christmas House." It's a must-see video for the holiday season that is worth watching more than once.
Check out this unique Amazing Grace light show below: more >>
American Atheists has launched a billboard campaign in several Bible Belt states urging people to skip church this Christmas and stop listening to "fairy tales."
"Even children know churches spew absurdity, which is why they don't want to attend services. Enjoy the time with your family and friends instead," said American Atheists President David Silverman. "Today's adults have no obligation to pretend to believe the lies their parents believed. It's OK to admit that your parents were wrong about God, and it's definitely OK to tell your children the truth."
The new billboards feature an image of a young girl writing a letter to Santa Claus, which reads: "Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is to skip church! I'm too old for fairy tales." more >>
Depression affects nearly 14.8 million people in the United States. Karl Benzio, founder of the addiction and mental health counseling helpline the Lighthouse Network, said depression and loneliness can be heightened during the holiday season.
"It's a lot easier for us to remember and connect those past traumas to significant events like holidays or a birthday or anniversary," said the Christian psychiatrist. Those traumatic connections are especially common during the winter season, Benzio said, because "since there are a bunch of holidays that occur in a row, it's very easy to attach those traumatic experience to holiday experiences, giving us a heightened alert system or defense system as those holiday come around the corner."
Benzio believes those prone to loneliness, isolation, depression or anger during this time of year can benefit from a range of therapies from talk therapy to medication. His non-profit Lighthouse Network links individuals struggling with addictions or psychological and emotional problems to counseling, rehabilitation centers, and psychiatric care facilities. However he also believes in the power of God's word and the impact Christian principles such as forgiveness can have on the hurting. more >>