Preacher and Hollywood producer Devon Franklin recently spoke with The Christian Post about his marriage and how he and actress wife Megan Good came through a serious trial together.
In September, Good and several other celebrities, had their iClouds hacked and revealing photos stolen and leaked to the public.
Many criticized Good, wondering why she would pose for such photos and send them to her husband, a well-known pastor. The couple stayed relatively quiet on the topic, but Franklin spoke about the situation with The Christian Post this week. more >>
"19 Kids & Counting" star Michelle Duggar offered advice about motherhood for her two married daughters, Jill and Jessa, in a new blog post on Monday.
"Well, I think it'll probably be the same advice I give to any other new mom, except for the fact that I will be saying, 'Now, if you need a babysitter, you know grandma is just down the road, and I'd be so happy to help you whenever you need a date night with your sweetie!'" Michelle wrote.
As the mother of 19 children, and a grandmother of three, Michelle has a lot of experience and advice to offer her daughters. Jill and husband Derick are expecting their first child, a son, in March. Jessa and Ben are newlyweds and have taken the same vow as the rest of their family to accept any and all children God blesses them with. Rumors have circulated that Jessa could become pregnant on her honeymoon, the same as Jill. more >>
This Thanksgiving, many retailers have made the decision to close in order to allow their employees to spend time with family, while others have chosen to remain open so as to improve profits.
Among the stores remaining open are Walmart, Kmart, Sears, Target, Kohl's, Staples, and Macy's, which will open at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day so as to offer customers deals ahead of the traditional Black Friday. They have all issued statements so that customers will know they can get deals on Nov. 27 instead of waiting until Nov. 28.
"In keeping with the spirit of the holiday, we have many exciting activities and giveaways planned to show just how much we appreciate the hard work and dedication of our associates. Activities and giveaways include swag bags full of goodies, round-the-clock food to keep associates fueled for delivering excellent customer service, pep rallies to drive excitement and energy through the early morning hours of Black Friday, and drawings for fun prizes," J.C. Penney's spokesman, Joey Thomas, told The Huffington Post. more >>
The on-line retailer Amazon recently revealed the most popular verse in the Bible for Americans. No, it's not the ubiquitous John 3:16 displayed on posters at sporting events everywhere.
Instead, Americans are increasingly turning to Philippians 4:6-7 which the apostle Paul begins with these words: "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."
Be anxious for nothing? That's a lot easier said than done these days. Just read the headlines, and you'll quickly discover plenty of reasons to worry: "4 Jihad Attacks in 4 Days," "Ukraine Could Explode in 48 Hours," and "Ebola Crisis 'On Same Scale as AIDS Epidemic.'" more >>
Thousands of children in foster care waiting for permanent and loving families are hoping their dreams will come true as communities and churches across the country celebrate the annual National Adoption Day on Saturday.
It's a day to celebrate adopted families as well as raise awareness of more than 100,000 children in foster care still looking for forever families every Saturday before Thanksgiving. It has helped nearly 50,000 children move from foster care to a forever family since its inception in 2000.
In courtrooms around the country, about 4,500 adoptions from foster care will be finalized Saturday, according to the Adoptions Together group. Last year, the same number of youth in foster care were adopted by their forever families as 400 cities participated in the 14th annual National Adoption Day celebration. more >>
Outspoken Republican Senator from Texas Ted Cruz called on the in-coming Republican-majority Senate to block any presidential nominee until President Barack Obama rescinds his executive action on immigration.
In a column published by Politico on Wednesday, Cruz stated that the U.S. Senate should act to check President Obama's executive power.