For the 135th year in a row, New York City's Bowery Mission will provide thousands of meals for city's homeless residents on Thanksgiving Day at their Bowery street location and other sites.
"More than 600 volunteers will prepare these meals and serve guests in the mission's century-old chapel, with music and festive decorations for the holiday," James Winans, chief development officer at the Bowery Mission, told The Christian Post.
"Meals will be served at 227 Bowery at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. Additional meals will be added throughout the day, based on the demand," he said. "Each meal will be a traditional Thanksgiving meal, with turkey, potatoes, stuffing, green beans, gravy and all the fixings, and with pie for dessert." more >>
Holiday cheer can be hard to muster when there's chaos in the air. With the addition of more tasks and less time than usual, 'tis the season that puts a squeeze on our emotions, priorities and finances. Some men paint on a grin and roll through the routine with low expectations. Others face demons from the past, broken families, pressures and circumstances that bring up pain.
For many, it's not survival of the fittest; it's just a matter of survival.
Holidays can be so much more. Allow me to tweak your perspective this year, starting with T-Day. more >>
Declan Jay Bugal is the son of a mother who did everything in her power to keep him alive. Not only is this baby boy a miracle of God, but also the most beautiful tribute of a Mother's love.
His mom had to make a very difficult decision that involved her risking her own life to save his. During a very risky c-section the mother sadly lost her life. The family could not believe what had happened to her during the birth process. It was the best option for her son, but the worst for her. The last decision she made that was heart-wrenching to watch. When this baby hears the story of the sacrifice his mother made to save him, it will bring him to tears.
God bless this family and watch over them in their time of grief. This boy will know his mother truly loved him when he find out she took the ultimate sacrifice to save him. more >>
A homeless man in Norfolk, Virginia has received his wish for Thanksgiving after stating that he wanted nothing more than to spend the holiday with a family.
Neal Shytles has been homeless for a year and a half, spending his time in the Union Mission Ministries men's shelter. He is grateful for the shelter but misses the intimacy of having friends and family.
"I am lonely like 365 days a year but Christmas and Thanksgiving are two of the worst days, and I really miss having some kind of family atmosphere around me. It would mean the world to me if somebody took me in. Just for that one day, for a couple hours," Shytles told WTKR News. "It would mean so much, because you know like I said, I'm lonely and it's just forming that relationship with somebody would be so important to me. It would mean so much and I would really cherish it." more >>
Many have heard the story and imagined how things took place. Others may have been involved in such a situation where debt was owed, and they had been helped. But, being forgiven and not forgiving someone for committing the same act is just NOT fair.
Seeing it acted out in modern times is very humbling. It may even help someone with making a decision in a similar situation. We are all human and we all make mistakes. There is not a better feeling in the world than being forgiven for something bad that you did. It is also important that we forgive others who encounter the same problem, and most of all, forgive ourselves. Forgive as God forgave you.
Be sure to pass this humbling video of the unforgiving servant with all those who are in need! more >>
A Virginia couple provided a double blessing for a homeless man who wants to spend Thanksgiving with a family. After confessing with the news that he was in search of a family to spend Thanksgiving with, it touched many people hearts. The responses were incredibly overwhelming.
Neal gets lonely around this time of the year, when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around. It is hard for him to enjoy these days because he is homeless and doesn't have a family to spend it with. God blessed him with love in his heart and it touches everyone who listens to his story. He got responses back about homes, jobs, and people inviting him over for the holidays. But, one military couple from Virginia that reaches out to him caught his eye. They invited him over for Thanksgiving, and he accepted.
This homeless man finally has his wish come true. Watching his reaction to their invitation had both of them in tears. You will need a box of tissues after watching this heart-wrenching story. The best part is that it has a beautiful result. God has blessed this man with a holiday family and a bunch of new friends! more >>