Mark and Maureen trusted in God for each step they took in their long and emotional journey of adoption. Waiting two years before they got the call that a baby was ready for them.
God answered their prayers of delivering a baby girl, and even when things got rough everything got better in time. After being told they would have a baby girl, they got to the hospital and found that things had not been working as well as they imagined. This couple would not leave the hospital and would not stop praying. God helped them through all of the struggles and mentored them through the good and bad times.
One text had changed their world, and just when they though their dreams were crashing down God did something amazing. Everyone can use their story to show that anything is possible and God works in mysterious ways. more >>
During a live show, a beautiful girl named Amira Willighagen was called out on stage and does something no one was expecting. It is so beautiful that it brings everyone to tears.
It's not likely that a girl this young would be able to sing opera so beautifully, like a professional. But, when she got on stage, this tiny girl opened up her mouth and an angelic song came out. She touched everyone's heart with her soulful voice.
It is a performance that will move anyone who listens to and loves opera. When Amira Willighagen finishes her performance, she gets the standing ovation she deserves. more >>
Editor's note: The Christian Post was invited by World Vision Zambia to meet with locals who've been impacted by the organization's water, sanitation and hygiene program. This is the first of a series of articles on that trip, which took place March 22-28.
Mira Buumba, 55, could have died. Or so it seemed when she became severely ill from a bout of diarrhea. Unable to take care of herself, much less do common household chores, Buumba's grandchildren had to skip school to help take care of her. Neither Ms. Buumba nor her family had any idea what had made her so gravely ill, further complicating the situation. They did not realize, until later, that the cause of her sickness was the very water that her family and neighbors had been using everyday to cook, clean and keep themselves hydrated.
"If you saw her photo you would be shocked," World Vision Zambia Communications Officer Collins Kaumba, serving as a guide and translator, said relating her previous condition. more >>
Comedian Michael Jr. believes that laughter is "tangible evidence of hope." He believes that everyone has the right to smile and be happy. It sets him apart from other comedians and allows him to entertain audiences even from homeless shelters.
This comedian's entry into comedy was anything but standard. One night he was at a movie theater in Michigan and the projector went out. He decided to jump on stage and crack jokes for the crowd. When the theater's employees tried to make him stop, the audience begged for him to stay and continue. Ever since that day, it has been his passion to make people laugh.
But Michael Jr.'s calling came when he was signing autographs outside of a show. While he was doing so, he saw a homeless man sitting alone in the street and had a change of heart. His new approach is about accountability: if he is in a comedy club, his material is clean enough to share in a church, and if he is at church, his routine is funny enough for the club. more >>
A 13-year-old girl named Stephanie who lives in the Houston area has come up with a brilliant idea. With the help of a motor company, they come up with a genius idea to send a message to space. Stephanie's father is currently in space and loves to take pictures, so this idea was PERFECT!
Can a car deliver a message to space?
With their New Thinking campaign, which focuses on families split apart by distance, Hyundai was able to solve the problem. Experts from all over the world came together and brainstormed the location to display the message. They based this location information on both geographical and metrological factors. The decision to use the Delamar Dry Lake in Nevada was made. They sent 11 Genesis model cars out in the area to create a message from Stephanie. more >>
The Lord and His purposes are perfect, and we must realize that we are not. We sometimes fill our heads with doubt during our busy lives, and it keeps us from living out the purposes that He has established for us. The Bible insures us that the Lord has created us and given us all a purpose.
Once God has established His purpose for us in life, no one can do anything to change that. Sometimes we get so busy and wrapped up in our lives that we forget the purpose behind them. We are driven by demands in our lives and forget that God always has a greater purpose. His purposes not only encompass our lives, but all the lives around us. Whether it be at home, school, work, neighborhood, and community. We can always look to God's word for guidance.
Below are 7 Bible verses to remember and live out about purpose: more >>