In a rare and powerful act of forgiveness, an Iranian mother and her husband forgave the man who killed their 18-year-old son during a street brawl seven years ago, then spared his life just moments before he was to be publicly executed for his crime.
Photographs taken by Arash Khamooshi of the Iranian Students' News Agency captured the emotional moments when the parents of Abdollah Hosseinzadeh forgave Balal Abdullah, who is now in his 20s according to The Guardian.
The victim's parents were supposed to push a chair on which Balal stood with a noose hanging around his neck to effect qisas, the sharia law of retribution. more >>
The collective heart of a Central Kentucky community opened wide for an 18-year-old high school senior after his mother and father died just weeks apart and saddled him with the burden of paying for their funerals.
A few weeks ago, Estill County High School senior Joe Snowden lost his father to cancer, then last Thursday his sorrow was doubled when his mother, 39-year-old Marinda Lewis, died in an automobile accident, according to WKYT.
"[It's] something horrific, it's been absolutely horrible and I can't imagine (how it is) for him," said Debbie Powell, a friend of Snowden. more >>
The crazy antics of this dance troop might just blow your mind, unless you can see through the appearances and figure out what's really going on. Funky moves and flailing limbs abound. Set to German band HISS song 'Tanz,' this lackadaisical dance might leave you wondering where these performers' heads are! Or their midsections.
Don't worry, if it's hard to sort out you're not alone. The magazine Scientific American says that our difficulty may come with the fact "Our visual system insists in grouping adjacent body parts by color (and congruent motion)." Whatever that means. It's still a gray area to me.more >>
A powerful short film featuring Evansville Police Detective Nathan Schroer, who lost a nine-year battle with leukemia late last year, was released by I am Second on Monday.
In the film, Schroer, who taped with I am Second in September 2013, two months before dying, shares about living an abundant life while facing death.
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Jessa Duggar and boyfriend Ben Seewald may be in the middle of courtship, but they are already talking about their desire for a large family. First, though, they are eagerly awaiting their first kiss, which they will save for their wedding.
"Things are going great," Jessa told People. "We are looking forward to what the future holds. We both want to have a big family. We are talking about our goals and the future with family. We have both talked about adoption and want to adopt, too."
Jessa and Ben are taking things slow and getting to know one another intimately before getting engaged and considering having a family. It's the way the Duggar family has always worked, and it has worked well for oldest brother Josh, who married his wife Anna and now has two children. Older sister Jill recently announced her engagement to Derick Dillard, and both older siblings have been active participants in Jessa's courtship with Ben. more >>
An heirloom bible discovered at a Goodwill store in Denver, Colo. has been rightfully returned to its owner on the east coast thanks to an employee's interest in genealogy.
The Denver-area Goodwill store recently received a large, weathered-looking bible placed in a donation box along with various computer parts. Employees at the store opened the tome to find an inscription written in black ink that read: "Wm Burbidge, Long Bucky, Northhamptonshire, born May 20th 1812, Died August 9th 1882."
The inscription ended with "Grace Ann Burbidge, Born July 31st 1854, Died 12th May 1932." more >>