Whether mesmerizing folks with their designs and renovation on their hit HGTV show "Fixer Upper" or using their platform to reflect their faith, Joanna and Chip Gaines have won over the hearts of viewers.
Every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST, families all over America are tuning in to watch Joanna and Chip take broken down but potential-rich houses and turn them into showpieces that are helping revitalize whole neighborhoods throughout central Texas.
"Fixer Upper" is being pegged a glimpse into "everyday Christian living" through the lives and work of the Gaines family. Although the show follows their quest of saving homes that look hopeless, it's their example of a loving family that is proving to be a true testament to their faith. more >>
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford will be a free agent this offseason but the NFL star knows that his help doesn't come from those who stand with him out on the field or in the front office but from the one who stands tall within his heart.
"I know that the Lord is out there with me," says Bradford in a video posted for I Am Second. "He's given me all the talent that I have and without Him there's no way that I would even step foot on a football field."
Keeping God first is a priority for the athlete, and — despite speculation about which team he will play for — Bradford is mindful to yield to God's will. "The minute that you start to think that you're first and He's second, and that what you think and what you have planned in your mind is more important than what He has planned for your life — that's the minute your life starts to go the wrong way … If it's not the way the Lord wants it to be, it's not the way it's going to be in my life." more >>
Self-improvement always sounds like a great thing until we actually dig in and get our hands dirty. We talk about the need for accountability, but the second we turn that scalpel inward, we flinch and fight and justify our way out.
It can be messy, awful work to hear the truth about yourself. It's never easy to hear criticism, most especially when it could be true.
The hard part is that getting better means we have to confront the ugliness inside. more >>
Garrison Keillor is soon walking off stage, but there's much we can learn from his God-haunted and persistently excellent career.
For the past 40 years on National Public Radio, Garrison Keillor has served up a humorous slice of Americana through his Saturday night radio program, "A Prairie Home Companion." Each episode features live music and amusing skits like "Guy Noir, Private Eye," plus hysterical promotional spots like the one for Bebop-A-Reebop Rhubarb Pie.
But the highlight of each show comes near the end, when Keillor shares the news and latest gossip from his beloved Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, the men are good-looking, and the children above average. more >>
Thousands of churches and mission agencies on every continent (except Antarctica) will unite in song later this month to sing the powerful hymn, "Facing a Task Unfinished."
The nearly 100-year-old song, recently remixed by world-renowned contemporary hymn writers The Gettys, will act as an anthem to raise awareness about Christian persecution worldwide.
"Facing a Task Unfinished" was written by China Inland Mission worker Frank Houghton as he reflected on the the Great Commission and the scripture Matthew 24:14 as dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel with people in China. more >>
At the tender age of 5, Annabel Beam was diagnosed with antral hypomotility and pseudo-obstruction motility disorder, a rare incurable condition that resulted her being admitted to the hospital serveral times each year. But a life-threatening fall and a trip to Heaven in 2011 changed everything, and now her miraculous recovery and experience is headed to the big screen in "Miracles From Heaven."
"Miracles from Heaven" is set to prove that there is hope in times of struggle and darkness and an even greater hope awaiting in Heaven.
God's power to perform miracles in people's lives every day, as the testimony of Annabel Beam reveals in the film about one girl's miraculous healing after a tragic fall. more >>