An entire town in Ohio united recently to hold an especially early Christmas celebration for a 13-year-old before he died of brain cancer. The mayor of the town, who donated a Christmas tree for the event, said at the time of the celebration that he believes God is watching over the boy.
Devin Kohlman, a 13-year-old student at Port Clinton Middle School in Port Clinton, Ohio, was battling an aggressive form of brain cancer in late October when he told his mother he would like to return from his Cincinnati hospital so that he could celebrate an early Christmas, as his chemotherapy treatment wasn't working and doctors told him he only had a few weeks to live.
For the last year I have been dreading the end of fall because I knew that it would signal the start of the Christmas season.
Christmas is always a force to be reckoned with. On a normal year, it approaches with the subtlety and restraint of a runaway locomotive. We began planning for Christmas at Fresh Life this summer and even then, when it still seemed far away, it was difficult to think about facing the world wrapped in lights, silver bells and holly. Last week, I walked into a Starbucks in New Mexico and saw eggnog latte's were on the menu and they had a big display of Advent calendars near the counter.
Ready or not, here it comes. more >>
Former Republican Vice Presidential hopeful Sarah Palin has recently stated that she has been "taken aback" by some of the remarks that Pope Francis has made to media in recent times.
In an interview with Jake Tapper on the CNN program The Lead that aired Tuesday, Palin was asked by the reporter as to her opinion of the Pontiff.
You won't believe what Duck Commander Uncle Si tries to pack into the 'Operation Christmas Child' shoebox at first. He is truthfully a big kid at heart and wants to help children around the world have a Merry Christmas and to learn about the LOVE of CHRIST. He knows what it's like to be poor and come from nothing and wants to surprise these less fortunate children with BIG gifts. Just seeing the SMILES on their faces makes it all worth it. This is WONDERFUL!
"In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive." - Acts 20:35 more >>
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said in a recent interview that although she is pleased a Republican was re-elected as governor in the blue state of New Jersey, she feels lukewarm towards a possible 2016 presidential run for Chris Christie.
"I would never put my faith and hope in any one individual politician,'' Palin told Matt Lauer on Monday morning's airing of the "Today" show, when Lauer asked the former Governor of Alaska what she thought of Christie. Christie recently won his re-election for Governor of New Jersey and is considered a favorite of the GOP party for a possible 2016 presidential election run.
"Not any of them. There is no Ronald Reagan on the scene today. If he were on the scene, that's who I would put my faith in," Palin added. more >>
Mary J. Blige is one of the most influential singers of all time whose work often refers to God, making it no surprise that music helps reinforces her faith.
The singer/actress recently sat down with The Christian Post to discuss her role in the film "Black Nativity" alongside Forest Whitaker, Angela Bassett Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese.
While the inspirational Christmas film is centered in one family's struggle with faith, Blige opened up about her own beliefs, including the very first time she ever felt God's presence- in church while growing up in the Bronx, New York. more >>