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Work is a lot of work. It's hard, and sometimes thankless. The pay sometimes isn't that great. Too often, you don't feel much appreciated by your boss. Or you haven't received the raise you expect — and believe you deserve.
So what can you do about it? Quit? Slack off on your job performance? Sabotage your boss's projects or goals? Maybe that's what some people might do. But perhaps you should take a different approach. more >>
The daughter of a United Methodist Church pastor recently won a $10,000 prize on an episode of the Food Network television series "Chopped Junior."
Nine-year-old Lucy Chelton won the competition during the third season of the program that centered on cooking a snake-themed appetizer.
"When the young chefs must butcher and cook snakes in the appetizer round, will they be too squeamish to let their skills shine through? In the entree round, a dense oddball of a cake must be worked into lamb shoulder dishes," noted the Food Network. more >>
On May 9 in Yellowstone National Park a father and son saw a baby bison, decided it looked cold and needed to be rescued. The high temperature that day was 50 degrees and the low was 39. They transported the bison calf in the back of their Toyota Sequoia to a ranger station.
Park rangers tried repeatedly to reunite the calf with the herd but their efforts failed. The newborn calf was rejected by his mother and abandoned because of the interference by the two tourists. Ultimately the bison calf had to be euthanized. Yellowstone Park requires visitors to stay at least seventy-five feet away from all wildlife. The father and son were motivated by "misplaced concern" according to park officials.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute is located on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. For a decade they have had a camera on an Osprey nest where people around the world could watch online. Millions of viewers logged on to see live-streamed egg laying, egg incubating and chick hatching. Many viewers became attached to the little birds watching them spread their wings and learn to fly. more >>
"Mom Says/Dad Says," an exclusive Christian parental advice column by Gregory Slayton, former U.S. Ambassador to Bermuda and author of the best-selling book Be a Better Dad Today: Ten Tools Every Father Needs, and his wife, Marina Slayton, author of the new book Be The Best Mom You Can Be. The Slaytons have been featured on Fox and Friends, Focus on the Family Radio and numerous other media outlets. They donate 100% of their royalties from parenting books to fatherhood and family nonprofits.
Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman, Governors Jeb Bush and Sam Brownback and Pastors Tim Keller and Luis Palau, among others, have endorsed the Slaytons. In their exclusive series for The Christian Post, both Marina and Gregory will answer thoughtful Christian parents seeking to raise their children up in the goodness of the Gospel and the Glory of God. If you would like to have Marina and Gregory answer your questions, please contact them via email@example.com.
Parent's Question: our teenager (late teens) is spiraling downwards. A combination of drugs, alcohol, and a destructive lifestyle has left him a shell of his former self. What should we do? more >>
LOS ANGELES – Jack Huston, who stars in Paramount Pictures and MGM's reboot of "Ben-Hur" as Judah Ben-Hur, maintains that every time he watches the film he takes something valuable away from it.
"That was very emotional actually. The actual act is very effective, the crucifixion that is followed by forgiveness, everyone was affected up there on that mountain," Huston told The Christian Post at a recent screening, about the final scene of the film where forgiveness is put to the test.
"Forgiveness is not thinking that you have to be in control of everything [but more] so being able to let things go," the actor continued. "To forgive someone means you have to be in control of them in a sense, so I think understanding other people and it not being all about you [helps]." more >>
Last year my wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. And as Tammy and I enjoy the Lord's blessing upon our journey together, I also realize that the 7 years of persistent prayer before we met were just as crucial as the past 25 years of marriage.
During those "waiting years," I often asked the Lord to bless me with a wonderful Christian wife. Those years were a time of trusting, growing, listening, and being prepared for my future assignment as a husband and father.
Perhaps you are waiting on the Lord today for some special blessing in answer to prayer. As you wait upon God, there are plenty of things you can do to "be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power." (Eph. 6:10) And so don't view your time of waiting as "wasted" time. In fact, it can become just the opposite if you will "walk by faith and not by sight." (2 Cor. 5:7) more >>