Christian New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who hit the national stage for more than his skills on the field when his comments on race and policing went viral last month, struck another chord again this month for a Christmas message pegged on the lyrics of singer-songwriter Joan Osborne's 1995 one-hit wonder "What if God Was One of Us."
The carefully crafted message, which he posted to his Facebook page the day after his Dec. 18 birthday, celebrates the birth of Jesus by urging people to remember the reason for Christmas.
"As a teenager, I can remember hearing the song everywhere. It was on a loop in the supermarkets, department stores, on television and on the radio. If you can remember, sing the chorus with me: 'What if God was one of us, just a slob like one of us, just a stranger on a bus, trying to make his way home,'" said Watson in the prelude of his message hinged on the 1995 hit in an extended post on his Facebook page Friday. As of Monday morning it had been liked more than 10,000 times and shared more than 3,000 times. more >>
When things are going wrong and it seems like they are falling apart, just remember, you can always count on Jesus. Kaitlyn Maher shows us that through her powerful cover of this beautiful song originally sung by Kari Jobe.
Many of you may have heard this little girl sing before. She has done covers of many other famous Christian songs that we have heard before. This powerful version of "Find You On My Knees" will really speak to your heart. This 10 year old has a gift from God that is breathtaking. In the beginning of the video, she is having an adorable conversation with her younger brother. This starts the video out perfectly because you see her sense of humor come to life.
After watching Kaitlyn praise the Lord, you will truly be blessed. Knowing that no matter what circumstances you may come across, Jesus will always be there to talk to. more >>
Hillsong United is celebrating a major feat on Friday after their number-one single "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)" reached RIAA platinum status.
The worship band is rising to higher heights with the latest hit, which is off their fastest-selling album, "ZION." Hillsong was in ten of Billboard's End of Year charts, topping five of the charts including Top Christian Artists, Hot Christian Songs, Hot Christian Songs Artists, Christian Airplay Artists and Christian Digital Songs. The group also earned five GMA Dove Awards, including the coveted Artist of the Year and Song of the Year Award this year. Consequently, Hillsong United was recognized for reaching RIAA's highest status on Friday.
Wrapping up a year of awards and recognition, Hillsong United is looking ahead to 2015 when their new full-length studio album is released. Moreover, the group stars in a film by Warner Bros. and Alcon Entertainment set for nationwide release in April: "Let Hope Rise – the Hillsong Movie." more >>
One Direction member Harry Styles is noted for having his fair share of lady loves throughout the past years especially when the holidays rolls around, but the singer has stated that it wasn't purposely planned.
Styles admitted the truth about his December girls during the band's interview with Heat magazine. When he was asked about his love life and his seemingly scheduled holiday romances with the likes of Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, Styles said it was all a coincidence.
"I just like more Christmas gifts," the singer joked with a laugh. "I don't purposely do it." more >>
Christian professional golfer Bubba Watson reminisces about Christmas memories and thanks God for his family in the goofy YouTube rap video "Bubbaclaus."
In the video the PGA golfer is dressed like Santa Claus while riding around in a hovercraft golf cart with an elf. He raps over a remixed version of the "Halleluiah Chorus," "No sledge, no beard, no reindeer. I might come deliver gifts on a John Deere, Caleb asked me to bring him a new ball, but I'm checking my list; this Bubbaclaus."
Though Watson's video is filled with ridiculous antics and an equally silly chorus, there was heartwarming lines about his childhood Christmases in Bagdad, Florida and his first golf experiences. more >>
These two angelic voices sing a breathtaking version of the song "Hallelujah" that will blow you away. It's a classic song that is sang so beautifully that you are guaranteed to hit REPLAY.
A must-see video that will touch your heart in more ways than one. Many have done covers of this song, but it is very hard to sing this one a cappella. Peter and Jackie go to the next level with his harmonious voice and her angelic voice. Be sure to SHARE this with all your friends and family for Christmas!
Watch this beautiful video below: more >>