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 >>
Walden Family Theater returns tonight with the premiere of the family film "Pete's Christmas." Most adults will recognize the concept of the film, and children will be delighted by the idea of reliving Christmas over and over again and seeing familiar faces.
Zachary Gordon, star of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," is an overlooked young man who feels neglected. He's tired of being the middle child and things only get worse when his grandfather unexpectedly shows up for the holiday. Gordon tries to make the best of things but nothing turns out the way he wants; as a result, Gordon is given the chance to make things right and relives Christmas Day over and over again.
If the concept sounds familiar, adults may remember the film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. "Groundhog Day" allows Murray's character to relive the same day and evaluate his life and goals. However, it's not a family-friendly movie, even though it promotes a good message about the quality of life. more >>
Maryann Macdonald is the author of "The Christmas Cat," which arrives just in time for the holidays. The story tells the tale of a cat believed to have been present at the birth of Jesus the Christ, and Macdonald spoke with The Christian Post to explain why she wanted to tell this particular story and what she hopes readers will take away from it.
Christian Post: How did you come upon this story? What inspired you to write this tale?
Maryann Macdonald: Leonardo da Vinci's "La Madonna del Gatto," which depicts Mary, Jesus, and a small cat. When I wrote the story, I was hoping that the editor would be able to find an illustrator who had a freehand like da Vinci, and the editor managed to find this woman (Amy June Bates) who had that. My daughter said, 'In certain places, the animals almost have a Disney-esque quality to them.' more >>
New Jersey's MacFarland Intermediate School has lifted its controversial ban on Christmas carols after beings contacted by the Alliance Defending Freedom, in a decision that was said to have divided the parents in the district.
"In reviewing additional legal considerations and advice on this matter and the expressed sentiments of the community at large, I have reconsidered the decision on the musical selection for the upcoming winter programs so that pieces with traditional and historical religious origins will be permitted," Superintendent Constance Bauer said, according to an update on the school's upcoming winter concert.
Two families had complained about allowing Christmas carols for the winter concert, and Bauer originally decided to follow "legal recommendations" and remove religious songs from the festivities. The district's legal firm, Parker McCay of Mount Laurel, had determined that "religious music should not be part of the elementary program(s)," according to Burlington County Times. more >>