Megachurch pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas, Texas, says attendees of this year's MegaFest are in for a "mega experience" and shared why the festival is so dear to his heart.
In August, Jakes will kick-off the three-day revival in "Big D" as tens of thousands from around the world are expected to attend. Since launching in 2004, MegaFest has grown to become one of the largest faith-based multi-day festivals in the United States with organizers saying it has so far reached nearly 1 million people worldwide.
"It's very, very dear to my heart because I think it creates an atmosphere that people of faith need," Jakes told The Christian Post. "To come into an environment that is designed for people of faith that still has church and has worship and all of that, but also has fu n— [such as] comedy shows so you can bring your kids or your grandmother too." more >>
Dove's new campaign features dads-to-be and asks the question: "Isn't it time we celebrate dads?"
With Father's Day approaching us quickly, it's important that we don't forget the dads who have always been there for us. This commercial features a man being surprised in the most amazing way with the news that he is going to be a father. The footage shot by these women is telling and truly surprising. You can tell by their reaction that they had no idea it was coming. That is the true beauty in this video!
Congratulations to all the men who are about to embark on the journey of fatherhood! more >>
Christian was only 9 years old when his father committed suicide. It was a tragic day for him because of how close he had been to his father. Christian battled depression and had dreams about his father encouraging him to kill himself. He decided to end his life, but things didn't go as planned. This eventually led Christian to Jesus, and his life was changed completely!
Christian suffered from depression just as his father did. He thought if he killed himself, he could finally reunite with his father. He attempted to end it all, but was found on the floor with his arm cut open instead. He taken to the hospital and God spared his life. When Christian was released, though, he was still unhappy that he was alive.
Christian had to hit rock bottom -- he was arrested for armed robbery and put in jail-- before he finally opened the Bible. He opened up to our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit changed his heart. Christian's transformation is completely inspiring. The young boy who lost his way grew to accept Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and now has a relationship with God. more >>
It's a blessing to see teenagers that want to inspire one another. The brightest of the youth are those involved in their schools, families, communities and places of worship. In this case, Katie Stagliano has a dream to one day feed all the homeless people in the world. Her story inspires the world!
There are teenagers that value their hard work and achievement, and then there is going completely above and beyond for the less fortunate. The spirited 14-year-old Katie developed a penchant for gardening after harvesting a giant 40-pound cabbage. That led to her starting a single soup kitchen, which became a full-on enterprise. Her dream came from realizing how families in need could be "just like my family."
"For all I know they could be my family who've fallen on hard times," the teen said. more >>
Francis steps on stage and does something that completely wowed the crowd. The song choice is a hard one, but his angelic voice was actually perfect for this audition.
His angelic voice works great with the classic "I'll Be There." He hits high notes like a professional and sings his song in his own unique way. God has given him a gift and he is certainly using it to shine like a star on stage. This little boy gives all the judges the chills and has one even look up and say "Hallelujah." Francis is a little kid that packs a big voice meant to be heard by the world. When he gets older, he will fulfill all his dreams as a singer.
It's one thing to impress a judge, but to get them all to turn around is something special. He then chooses the judge who he believes will be best for him. Good luck! more >>
It only takes a minute to tell a parent they're doing good. Often times we forget to thank our parents for being so good to us. With Father's Day around the corner, be sure to remind your dad how much he means to you.
Minute Maid asked a single dad in this commercial "How do you think you're doing?" After he responds, they ask his son the same question. The son is then asked to write a letter to his father. Inside were words of encouragement and thanks that his father was not expecting to see. He had been both a father and mother figure when he needed to be, and this is something the son never forgot.
This is guaranteed to bring you tears of joy and touch your heart! more >>