Christian worship leader-turned-YouTube sensation Chris Picco is not blaming God.
In an emotional speech delivered at the funeral of his wife, Ashley, and young son, Lennon James, at the Loma Linda University Church in California on Saturday, Picco declared: "God had nothing to do with this," as he mourned his tragic loss and prepared to keep on living.
Picco's son, Lennon James Picco, was recently delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks. His wife, Ashley, 30, died in her sleep shortly after that. Prior to Lennon's death, Picco was captured in a viral video singing the Beatle's hit song "Blackbird" to his son. more >>
This adorable baby is doing something incredible that not many baby's her age can accomplish. She reaches the development stage at which she can mimic sound. She uses it to copy a word that is precious to her daddy.
Infants can actually develop this ability to mimic gestures and speech inflection. It usually develops around three to six months of age. This adorable little girl seems to be ahead of the curve. She tells her daddy she loves him after watching him say it to her several times.
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Every so often you will hear someone say "life is good" and yes it is good most of the time. But, not every day is easy. People use all different sayings and idioms to let people know how they are feeling. What about when you are feeling pain and suffering?
It is important to remember that we should always be happy even when life throws us curveballs. But, it also may be very difficult for us to deal with pain and suffering when we feel real down. So we could look up to other Christians who can offer advice to us when we are in need. No one is perfect, and once we realize that it becomes easier for us as Christians to listen to other people's advice.
Below are 10 Christian quotes and scripture about pain and suffering: more >>
Some believe that salvation occurs only after a person is immersed in water. Is this true?
Brantly Millegan, for example, at the Catholic University of America, said the following in a recent interview with the Christian Post, "Catholics baptize infants because infants have Original Sin and need Jesus for salvation just as much as anyone else, and baptism is the way they can receive it."
Many of the early church fathers embraced this view of baptism as well. Even though we cherish many of their teachings, they were fallible…some taught that the Holy Spirit was a created being, the salvation of all (including Satan), purgatory, and so on. Therefore, we must look primarily at what the scriptures teach. more >>
Chris Picco, a Christian worship leader whose wife and newborn son died just days apart, brought new meaning to the popular 1968 Beatles hit song "Blackbird" after a recording of him singing the song to his young son shortly before he died went viral on the Internet.
The recording of the touching moment posted to YouTube Wednesday had been viewed close to 7 million times shortly after noon on Friday.
A description accompanying the video explains the narrative behind it. more >>
Jefferson Bethke is known on the internet for his popular spoken word videos. He is always full of hopeful messages about God's grace and love for us. But, what many don't know is that he actually struggled with depression for a part of his life.
Coming from him you can see that all his advice is coming straight from the heart. Not beating around the bush, but giving you his exact story. He uses the Bible as the key source to fight depression. You must hear the verse that helped and motivated him to come out of depression. Hearing how he turned it around will have you CHEERING!
Watch Jefferson Bethke's spoken word on depression below: more >>