The person or persons behind the now-famous "Tips for Jesus" Instagram account is encouraging consumers everywhere to join the movement by generously tipping their servers as a part of "Project Christmas Eve."
"Working Christmas Eve sucks, right?" a message recently posted to the account states. "Join @tipsforjesus and make it awesome for your server. #ProjectChristmasEve."
The social media account features photographs of bar and restaurant receipts that have extravagant tips and encouraging messages written on them. In many of the photos the servers on the receiving end of the generous acts are also shown with a signed receipt in hand. more >>
For the past eight years, a security and surveillance company has been offering Nativity scenes in the U.S. an extra form of safety during the holiday season by installing a free GPS tracking system on the display's baby Jesus figurine.
There are often multiple media reports around the holiday season of Jesus figurines going amiss, either by foolhardy teenagers or perhaps adults with more serious motives. For this common problem, Brickhouse Security has offered a "GPS Jesus" program that installs Spark Nano real-time GPS trackers into the baby figurines at nativity scenes. The service by the security company is offered free of charge for churches.
"If a nativity figurine is stolen or taken for a joy ride, victims will receive a text or email alert, and then be able to track the figurine's location in real time on any PC, smartphone or tablet," the company states on its website. more >>
A hilarious video originally created as four short clips has become a sensation on the Internet. Rollin' Wild has made other animated adventures with round animals but none as funny as this edition with reindeer. This is a hilarious theme for an animal video, especially with Christmas right around the corner.
Watch and see what happens when Santa goes into a house to deliver gifts and his 'round' reindeer waiting on the roof! This video is guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Share this video with all your friends and family and spread some holiday CHEER! more >>
Brenda Schmitz, a wife and mother of four, died of ovarian cancer in September 2011. But last Friday, a local radio station read and granted her final requests for her family on air, and the video of her husband's stunned amazement has gone viral.
"We've been doing the Christmas wish program for 20-plus years, we've never received a wish like this – ever," Des Moines radio station KSTZ "Star" 102.5 FM Host Ken Auge said. "There wasn't a dry eye in the room, it really inspired us to do something for her."
In a letter delivered by an anonymous friend, Brenda, praised the station's "Christmas Wish" program as "a tremendous and thoughtful deal" that "truly exemplifies what Christmas is all about." more >>
Texas megachurch pastor and author Joel Osteen suggested that Christians may be overreacting to the "war on Christmas" while speaking with "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace.
Osteen, who also discussed his new book, Breaking Out, admitted that although the holiday may not be celebrated the way it was 50 years ago, it was not something he was overly concerned about.
"I think there is always things coming against faith, and I don't think that's going to stop people of faith," Osteen, who pastors the 45,000-strong Lakewood Church, said. "I do think the society is changing. It's not like it was when I was growing up. So in one sense maybe there is, but those kind of things it doesn't stop my faith, it doesn't discourage me. Even the Scripture says it's going to get darker in the world, but it'll get brighter for the church or for believers. So it's just another way to let our life shine brightly." more >>
The birth of Jesus Christ holds great significance for billions of people worldwide, especially regarding spiritual matters.
Jesus' birth also holds a chronological significance, as western nations based their present form of time-keeping off of the estimated date of the event.
Every time someone speaks of the war of 1812, or the blizzard of 1996, or the 2008 presidential election they are referencing how many years it's been since Jesus was born. more >>