Jana Duggar is one of the lesser-known Duggar daughters, which has prompted speculation that she does not enjoy the limelight and is breaking away from Duggar family tradition.
The 24-year old has a twin brother, John-David, and neither one is dating, which is unusual for members of the family. Younger sisters Jill, 23, and Jessa, 21, are either engaged or married and expecting a first child. But it seems that Jana is much more interested in being single and not tied down just yet; some have theorized that Jana is rebelling against the family traditions.
"There's a lot of talk about her spreading her wings and flying solo, leaving her parents and the 18 kids behind. [However], the most likely explanation of Jana's single status is that she and Jim Bob just haven't found 'the one' yet," Hollywood Gossip wrote. more >>
An incident in suburban Maryland occurred this week that should serve as a wake-up call to all concerned mothers (and dads). An Anne Arundel County, Maryland, school bus was stolen by two drunken pranksters who said they were looking for cigarette money. Bus 874 was trashed and smashed up and left in the woods in Davidsonville. Local moms are incensed—and they should be. How can we know that these people would not have driven around picking up special needs kids? For them the bus would have seemed a safe and welcoming sight. How could anyone gain access to a school bus parking lot under cover of darkness and make off with a bright yellow vehicle without being stopped at locked gates?
We should remember that our open society and our free press give ample coverage to such capers. They seem to us a one-day story. But to terrorists who have crossed our porous borders, these stories give ideas. Let's not forget that the 1971 airline hijacking by "D.B. Cooper" gained worldwide publicity. Soon, Yasser Arafat's PLO guerillas and their subcontractors were hijacking commercial jets and taking their passengers hostage to advance his political agenda.
We should use this drunken joy ride on an unoccupied school bus in Maryland to prepare ourselves. How secure are our schoolyards and bus parking lots from just this kind of event? What assurance do we have that we will not see a school massacre like the one that occurred in 2004 in Beslan, Russia? There, some 350 people, most of them little children, died when Chechen Islamists seized the school and held the children and their teachers hostage for three days. Russian President Vladimir Putin's bungling, brutal rescue mission was largely responsible for the high casualty figures. more >>
Today, Pastor Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church are hosting "24 Hours of Hope," a free global online event designed to encourage individuals living with a mental illness, educate and support their families, and equip church leaders for compassionate and effective mental health ministry.
On Thursday, Kay Warren talked to The Christian Post about what she has observed transpiring in the church community on the topic of mental health. Because of the family's high profile, CP asked Warren to talk about how the suicide of their son, Matthew, who struggled with mental illness, has impacted the church in the U.S. Matthew Warren died at the age of 27 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 2013.
Rick and Kay Warren hosted the historic gathering on "Mental Health and the Church" last March, which was also co-hosted by Bishop Kevin Vann of the Diocese of Orange, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness – Orange County (NAMI-OC). more >>
One only has to look through a few comments on websites, Left or Right, to see that the lesbian lawsuit for breach of warranty and wrongful birth over a mixed race baby has struck a very negative chord. Decent people, Right and Left, feel all wrong about a mother suing the sperm bank because she didn't get the child she ordered.
I certainly agree that it is all wrong. I just want to put the blame squarely where it belongs. Not on the sperm bank for "medical malpractice." Not on the lesbian mother for saying, "I'm not going to let them get away with not being held accountable."
No, I place the blame on the Elites who have imagined, sustained and defended the Sexual Revolutionary ideology. This ideology is indefensible, unsustainable and is causing unimaginable misery. more >>
A couple welcomed their firstborn son earlier today, then said goodbye hours later, but not before ensuring he had completed a bucket list put together while still in his mother's womb.
Jenna and Dan Haley welcomed son Shane early Thursday, Oct. 9, and he passed away hours later. At only 13-weeks into her pregnancy, Jenna learned that her baby boy had a condition known as anencephaly, in which babies are born without parts of their brain and skull. Determined not to miss any opportunity to relish the pregnancy and the 40 weeks they would have with their son, Jenna and Dan made a bucket list to complete by the time he arrived.
"When we found out that Jenna was expecting, we would often talk about all of the places that we wanted to go as a family after Shane was born," Dan told "Good Morning America." "After his diagnosis and understanding that almost 100 percent of babies with anencephaly die shortly after birth, we decided to start visiting the places we had wanted to go with him while he was living in his mother's womb." more >>
Advocates for prison inmates and their families are speaking out against a growing network of state prisons across the U.S. that they say are passing on prison revenue costs to the inmates' innocent families and friends. The families are forced to use high-cost, third-party prison banking companies and high-cost phone vendors that share a cut of their profits with state corrections agencies.
An investigation by The Center for Public Integrity reveals that in order to transfer money to their incarcerated loved-ones, family members of 70 percent of the inmates in American prisons are required use certain online prison banking companies, like JPay, Inc., which charge unreasonable percentage fees to use their service on top of access charges. These companies, in turn, give a cut of the profit back to the prisons and corrections agencies.
A prime anecdotal example, the report highlights, is the case of one mother of a Virginia inmate, who is serving a 20-year sentence for armed robbery. Before, Pat Taylor would send money orders to her son with no problem with a cost of about $2 per money order. But when Virginia stopped accepting money orders and forced her to place money into an online account through JPay, she noticed that it cost her much more to send her son some extra spending cash. more >>