The Mimi Foundation works with cancer patients to try and bring cheerful and happy memories to their lives as they go through their trials with illness. Their latest effort, the If Only for a Second Project, plays a little light hearted prank on these patients and captures their initial reactions on camera for them to share with family and friends.
"20 cancer patients participated in a unique makeover experience. They were invited to a studio. Their hair and makeup were completely redone. During the transformation, they were asked to keep their eyes shut. A photographer then immortalized the moment they opened their eyes. This discovery allowed them to forget their illness, IF ONLY FOR A SECOND," the description read.
An incredible story about one man's trip to KFC turning into an extraordinary act of kindness. A mentally disabled veteran was spotted behind a KFC by this good Samaritan and it changed his life instantly. This man could not believe that a person could live the way this man who served our country was living. He decided to take him away from the "hell" he was in. The good Samaritan told God he would "see it through." He and his wife showed this man true Christian compassion and helped God answer his prayers. The homeless veteran hated God for the outcome in his life for a very long time but he realizes that the LOVE of the Lord has helped him overcome all his pain. This is an AMAZING story and video that shows the true LOVE of God for ALL of mankind!
"This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you." - John 15:12 more >>
Sarah was born with two birth defects that have made growing up and doing things very difficult. One of these defects is Spina Bifida - a condition that doesn't allow the spine to grow properly. The other is Hydrocephalus, which doesn't allow the fluid in her brain to dissolve by itself. At birth, she needed a pump placed in her head.
Sarah loves to dance and when she was younger, always believed that when she danced she was dancing just like everyone else. Until, one day she looked at herself in the mirror and saw how different she looked dancing. That incident resulted in her her giving up on all her dreams and as she fell into depression she came to believe that there was no God who loved her. She believed that she had no future. All she knew was sickness, pain and broken dreams.
However, as time went on, she realized that God had in fact helped her through all her struggles and had always loved her more than she had ever imagined or dreamed of. God healed her heart and made her believe DREAMS do come true! more >>
Two young foster children living in Knox County, Tenn., have been granted an early Christmas wish after they sent a prayer balloon into the sky this past summer asking God to give them adoptive parents and a forever home by the end of December.
The girls, Eva, 6, and Jasmine, 8, were attending Vacation Bible School at their east Tennessee church over the summer when they decided to send their prayer request up in a balloon along with 30 other balloons carrying the prayers of other students at the Bible camp. Eva and Jasmine had been living with their foster parents, Lynn and Dennis, for only two months when they decided they wanted to be officially adopted by them, and their prayer request to God was asking Him to grant the wish by Christmas.
"Eva 6, Jasmine 8, we want to be adopted by our new mother and father this Christmas," the note, which was written on an index card and sealed in a zip lock bag, read. more >>
A humble first grade teacher who lived in the small Connecticut town of Simsbury surprised her neighbors and her local church with the massive donations she left them after she passed away in 2011 at the age of 87.
Although she lived a frugal life with her twin brother in her parents' small brick home in Simsbury until she died, Kathleen Magowan, a first grade teacher at the Simsbury public elementary school for 35 years, had acquired a massive fortune through old stock investments, war bonds, jewelry, and uncashed checks. It took multiple years for lawyers to sort through her will, but once they had tracked down all her finances, they found she was worth $6 million, over $5 million of which has been left to 15 charities, as well as some money left to relatives and neighbors.
Of the money she donated, Magowan gave $480,000 to the Simsbury school district, $500,000 to the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, over $400,000 to the McLean nursing home where she passed away, and $374,000 to her local church, St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. more >>
Whether it be a hard day at work, family trouble, health issues, heartache, depression, or a relationship that is causing stress in your life; there is always something in the Bible to look up to and lift us up when we are feeling down.
It is in God's Word that we can find encouraging verses to uplift us and give us hope when we are down. For anyone who is feeling the "weight of the world" on their shoulders, cast your care upon the One up above whose shoulders are big enough to carry the burden for you.
Below are 10 Bible verses that will bring the peace you are searching for: more >>