NEW YORK — Bishop T.D. Jakes, founder and lead pastor of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, recently revealed what he thinks is his greatest accomplishment in life so far and said he's "more concerned about being a good person" than he is about being a good preacher.
"The things that are most dear to me are the things that are most personal to me," Jakes, 57, told The Christian Post in an interview last month.
The megachurch pastor, who leads a 30,000-member church, has come a long way since he first began ministering to a congregation of just 10 people at Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith in 1980. In addition to founding one of the largest megachurches in the United States, Jakes has won numerous accolades over the years for notable books, films and music he has produced. None of these accomplishments, he says, compares to family. more >>
A Hooters waitress in Fulton County, Georgia, is being hailed a hero for donating one of her kidneys to a Vietnam War veteran and says Jesus inspired her to do it.
Mariana Villarreal, 22, is recovering in a local hospital following an operation that took place on Friday as part of her decision to donate a kidney to Don Thomas, 72, who's a longtime regular customer at the Hooters in Roswell where she works. Waiting staff at Hooters are attractive young women called "Hooter Girls." They play up their sex appeal through revealing outfits that are part of the company's branding.
"Thank you all for your prayers of fast recovery. God has listen and he's doing a great job! Thank you Lord for giving me the opportunity to give life to someone you died for years ago. What you did for humanity inspired me the most!" Villarreal wrote on Instagram where strangers have been bombarding her with supportive messages and praising her for the random act of kindness. more >>
We often look over the hardest-working members of society. These are people who really take time and effort to make our day a better one. In this case, 2-year-old Deacon Ross thanks this garbage man everyday for his hard work and he even looks up to him!
Regardless of the weather these men work hard and it sometimes goes unnoticed. In this case, each day this little boy goes out to talk to his best friend. If it is one group you can count on to see through adult biases, it's children. When kids see this big truck passing by with two men on the sides it's hard for them not to be amazed. Deacon Ross is one such kid, and he gets a very special visit in this video. It will probably be his last, because they are moving to another house. Who is your childhood hero and inspiration?
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If we look around the internet we can find videos that feature either a baby or an animal playing some sort of instrument. In this video, a one-baby band puts on a show all by himself … and it is precious!
This is going to be the curtest thing you have ever seen! A baby putting on a show all by himself and smiling while he does so. At only eight months old and this little boy is already an entertainer. In each part of the video this little guy manages to play several instruments. Piano, violin, guitar, drums, and many more.
Be sure to SHARE this with all your friends, it will make them very happy! Check out this video below: more >>
Christopher Norton sets a goal that almost seemed impossible. After suffering a serious spinal injury in 2010, he was told he would never walk again. With the help of Emily Summers, his fiancé, he does something no one was expecting!
He was once a football star but now he's an inspiration to everyone. A sports injury wouldn't stop this young man from reaching his ultimate goal. But he knew he couldn't do it alone. His fiancé has dedicated her time and effort to make him achieve his goals. On the special day, he got out of his wheelchair and began to walk forward and grab his diploma. It was a moment no one who was a part of his life will ever forget and an inspiration to those facing disability. God is GREAT!
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." - Romans 15:13 more >>
Many aren't used to seeing a dog at a nursing home. But it has actually been putting smiles on the faces of these people each and every day.
Nala is a teacup dog that visits many different patients in the nursing home every day. Since 1976, dogs have been trained specifically for the purpose of acting as therapeutic companions in various institutions. It's puppies like this that have positive effects of interaction. It doesn't seem like Nala is trained, but she sure does warm the heart of those around her. She even takes the elevator to go see other patients!
Watch this adorable puppy comfort others in a nursing home below: more >>