This unique typewriter artist Paul Smith suffers from a severe case of spastic cerebral palsy. This prevents him from having control over his fine motor skills. Paul has a tough time doing most things, but God has blessed him with an incredibly unique gift.
Despite having issues with motor skills, he's able to create beautiful art pieces using a few keys from a typewriter. Most people have trouble even writing on a typewriter. Paul is like a artist when he gets on the typewriter.
Watch Paul's story and see some of his art pieces below: more >>
When Brandi Love stepped on stage the judges didn't know what to expect. With her country accent and love for country music they immediately assumed she would sing a country song for the audience. Instead, she chooses to sing "Up to the Mountain".
After a funny and unpredictable conversation with the judges, Sami begins her audition. She absolutely blows the judges away with her performance. Not only does it have a powerful message, Brandi sings it beautifully. This is definitely an audition you will watch more than once. She was blessed by God with the ability to sing!
Watch Brandi Love audition for X-Factor below: more >>
This young superstar writes a beautiful song about his sister Sarah, who is bullied from time to time because she is different. MattyB lets his sister know through his music how special and beautiful she really is.
He makes a song and video for the song "True Color" for her and it melt your heart. No matter what anyone says about her, Matt always sees her as a shining star. It is people like him that show us how much goodness there is in this world.
If we could all take something from this young star it is to always be loving and caring towards everyone because you don't know their story. more >>
Biblical movies are quite popular right now, and the trend continues with the release of "Wayward: The Prodigal Son," due out on Nov. 7.
As may be expected, "Wayward" offers a modern telling of the story of the prodigal son, found in the gospel of Luke. The story centers on a young son who decides he wants to leave his family, takes his inheritance, and goes out into the world. He loses all that he has and returns home, hoping to be taken in as a servant. However, upon returning home, his father runs out to greet him and throws a celebratory party because the son that was lost has now been found.
"Wayward" focuses on the story of Tyler McMillan, played by Landon Henneman, who is the prodigal son of the film. McMillan is described as a "pampered rich kid" who already has everything, gets more, then loses it all. It's a story that all too many parents know but hope never to experience first-hand. more >>
WASHINGTON — Best-selling author and intellectual Eric Metaxas believes that happiness is not an emotional state Christians should pursue.
"I want to be the skunk of the garden party and say that I think the whole idea of happiness is stupid," Metaxas asserted at the American Enterprise Institute's Evangelical Leadership Summit on Wednesday.
As a scientist and psychiatrist, I believe the Bible has all the principles necessary for us not only to survive but also to thrive in this spiritual war. Decision-making science (psychology, biology and neuroscience) is a great tool to condense these awesome but often unwieldy principles of the Bible into bite-sized digestible nuggets for daily use.
Since the beginning of time, every culture has used alcohol or natural substances to alter thinking, mood and reality. Recreational use was often accepted, but impaired functioning or harmful behavior was not. In fact, the inability to stop using a substance despite consequences was viewed as psychological weakness or failure.
The 1950s brought the emergence of the 'disease model' that defined addiction as substance abuse —producing physiological dependence, withdrawal symptoms and the inability voluntarily to stop using despite consequences and danger. more >>