David Gregory, a renowned journalist and former host of the Sunday morning political news program "Meet the Press," was inspired to reconnect with his Jewish faith by former President George W. Bush, and he details that experience in his new book How's Your Faith? An Unlikely Spiritual Journey.
Gregory worked as the host of NBC's "Meet the Press" for over five years and was also a White House correspondent for the network from 2000-2008.
During that time he interviewed and built relationships with countless politicians, but Bush (43) had the biggest impact on Gregory's life after the accomplished host witnessed the former president's Christian faith in action. more >>
Pastor Rick Warren of California's Saddleback Church gave the final keynote address of the World Meeting of Families conference, sharing the stage with Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, in Philadelphia on Friday, the day before Pope Francis arrives in the city.
"Thank you for caring about the family," warren told the crowd as he began his address on the concluding day of the conference, and quoted Pope Francis as saying that the family is under threat, according to National Catholic Register.
Held every three years and sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family, the World Meeting of Families is the world's largest Catholic gathering of families. This year's theme for the conference was "Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive," emphasizing the impact of the love and life of families on society. more >>
When playing sports it's usually important to stay focused on the game.
In this video, this boy's father is also his first base coach, cheering him on to stay focused. The little boy gets a hit and starts running toward first base. However, before rounding the base and running to second like he was told, the little boy stops. He shares kind words with his dad, reminding him how much he loves him. It may often be a distraction when your father is part of the coaching staff, but you have to agree that it's okay to be distracted from the game for a moment — especially to do what this young child does.
If you have ever had an incident like this, feel free to share in the comments below. It's just another reason to love sports as a kid and an adult. more >>
This beautiful girl named Emma was born with Down syndrome, a cleft palette and autism. These conditions have affected her reading and writing skills and her ability to find a job and earn an income. Despite her challenges, Emma has a heart of gold and God had a special plan for her.
Emma's mother, Jo, wanted to help her daughter earn her way through life and find her place in the workforce. Their journey in finding a job for Emma is the focus of this amazing video. We can all find a place where we are accepted and our talents are put to good use. Thanks to a kind business owner and Emma's natural shredding prowess, she has obtained a job as the Master Shredder. The fact that Emma can't read well, yet enjoys shredding papers makes her the perfect candidate for the job! You may need a box of tissues after this touching story.
Check out Emma's inspirational story below: more >>
Growing up, Mwati Mwila often felt ugly and inadequate because she had dark skin. For years, the outwardly bubbly child of African migrants to the United States was teased about her dark complexion. Although bullying would eventually lead to depression and subsequent suicide attempts, God had bigger plans for her.
According to a 2014 government study released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 46.3 million or 18.1 percent (one in five) American adults suffered from mental illness such as depression. A similar report also found that 3.9 percent of adults have had serious thoughts of suicide. Mwila, a 30-year-old Christian author, is among these alarming statistics.
Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness in the U.S., and while some extreme cases can lead to suicide, Mwila is living proof that death doesn't have to be an option. She wants others to know how a relationship with Jesus Christ can bring hope and healing. more >>
We often forget to take into account that our present actions will affect us down the line. Many of us eat a lot and take on bad habits, ones that we are unsure of how it will affect us in the future.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada put this commercial together to send a message, and remind everyone that the lifestyle you're living now will eventually affect the quality of your life. The release date for this commercial is 2013, but it's still relevant for today. We should all start to live a healthier lifestyle, and help those around us live a healthier lifestyle.
Check out this commercial below: more >>