A video depicting some touching and inspiring moments in sports went viral only after a few weeks of being posted. YouTube poster, StayWithJas put together a bunch of clips that show athletes overcoming odds, displaying extreme sportsmanship, or lending a hand to someone in need. These stories help to create a strong dialogue that shows off humanity rather than the sometimes extreme disconnect in sports.
Watch the video below and realize that sports can be a little more than a competition.more >>
Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, seemingly had it all, but in 2007 things began to change for the man responsible for the phenomenon known as "Hulkamania." He found himself thinking that suicide was the answer to his problems, but then heard a voice that brought him back to himself and set him on a new path that includes God.
Hogan found fame working for the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment) as the "all-American" hero. He enjoyed a successful career and after finally leaving the WWE, appeared on the reality show "Hogan Knows Best," which featured his everyday life and family, including daughter Brooke and son Nick.
While the show enjoyed some success, it didn't last long and was canceled in 2007. That was the same year that Nick was in a serious car accident, severely injuring his passenger and best friend and sending Nick to eight months in jail. more >>
1. Thanksgiving Was Meant to Be a Fast Not a Feast
Originally meant to be a fast, not a feast. The settlers at Plymouth Rock recognized "giving of thanks" in the form of prayer, and refraining from food. But, when the Wampanoag Indians joined the feast they contributed their own harvest traditions. Dancing, games, and feasting from their ancient festival, Nickommoh, which meant to "give away" or "exchange."
A small town in upstate New York has rallied together to continue funding its local community's Christmas celebration, even though an atheist's complaint forced the local government to stop supporting the event.
The town of Spencerport, N.Y., a small village located just outside of Rochester, has been celebrating its annual "Christmas on the Canal" event for 17 years until this year, when Elaine Spaziano, the event's founder and organizer, announced that the tradition had to be canceled after an atheist complained about First Amendment rights and the separation of church and state to the local government.
The event features an array of holiday-themed activities, such as a tree lighting ceremony, carols, a nativity, a blessing by a local clergy member, and other festive events. The celebration was funded partially by Spencerport and the neighboring village of Ogden, and both villages were forced to pull their funds and support for the celebration this year after an atheist activist complained that the event used taxpayer dollars to support Christianity. The activist reportedly had a petition and threatened to take the cities to court if they continued donating to "Christmas on the Canal." more >>
GiveBackFilms is at it again, and this week in their video, Homeless Family Makeover, they help a needy family get back on their feet with haircuts, a new wardrobe, a job interview, and some toys for their daughter.
"Getting the chance to spend the day with Reggie, Dawn, and Heavenly was one of the most rewarding experiences we've had yet. They were humble, grateful, and we hope that they are now better equipped to get back on their feet -- we wish them the best! They now have a job and a place to stay until they get their first paycheck," the description reads.
This YouTube channel posts new and inspiring videos every week in hopes that others will see them and be encouraged to give back to people in their community. more >>
ARLINGTON, Va. – A legal expert and head of a conservative law firm has stated that government actions against religious groups over same-sex marriage and abortion are "red lines of liberty" being crossed.
Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, told The Christian Post while part of an event in the Washington, D.C.-area on Monday that these red lines involve coercion on the part of government.
"These red lines of liberty are coming very rapidly. They're not just issues that are contrary to Christian values that you can coexist with," said Staver. "These are issues where the government is seeking to force you to affirm ideas and values that are completely contrary to your Christian faith." more >>