Pro-life activists returning to the Midwest in dozens of buses after taking part in the March for Life in Washington, D.C., were stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike late Saturday due to an accident followed by a massive dumping of snow by Storm Jonas, which has claimed at least 18 lives. A stranded Catholic group celebrated mass on an altar they made with snow.
Hundreds of demonstrators found themselves stuck on the busy Interstate 76 Saturday after braving through the threat of Jonas to march down to the U.S. Supreme Court Building Friday to demand an end to abortion.
Among those stranded was a group of more than 300 students and chaperons from Omaha, Nebraska, reported KETV.com, which said almost all the buses had food, water and gas, and the people in high spirits. more >>
Never underestimate the will to disbelieve. One little girl was sitting down and enjoying her dinner when her father described snow to her, which she couldn't believe.
Rather than believe him, the little girl laughed off the idea that white stuff descends from the skies and covers the ground.
The cute little skeptic may have been too young to have witnessed her first snowfall, or maybe she did or forgot. Either way, her denials are hilarious. more >>
A church in Buffalo, New York, is doing its part to ensure that the city's residents stay warm this winter. True Bethel Baptist Church launched its Shepard's Closet mobile clothing service last Tuesday, and consists of a roving bus stocked with free winter gear for local residents.
Shepard's Closet travels the city handing out warm coats, gloves, and scarves to anyone in need. During its run last week, the church gave away winter clothing to school children waiting at bus stops, and visited middle schools and homeless shelters.
"Each time we go out, our whole goal is to take care of a need," said Shepard's Closet project manager Cambridge Boyd to The Christian Post on Thursday. Recipients don't have to be homeless or unemployed. more >>
On December 26, 2015, my wife Kasi and I had dinner at a local restaurant with our young children right before I was to leave town to speak at a church two-hours south of our hometown of Rowlett, Texas. After dinner, as I kissed my family goodbye, a storm was moving in — thunder, lightning, wind.
After about an hour on the road, my wife called and said, "The kids and I are in the bathroom because there is a tornado warning with sirens going off."
Seven minutes later, Kasi called back saying, "A tornado has hit our town, there is no electricity, our house has been hit with debris, while also busting out a window. It's bad, and I'm leaving with the kids to check on my grandmother." more >>
Country music star Justin Moore has offered prayers of "strength, safety, guidance and encouragement" to the family of fellow country musician Craig Strickland as rescue crews recovered the body of the missing 29 year old on Monday.
Moore, who's a singer and songwriter represented by The Valory Music Co., shared his condolences to the Strickland family on social media, describing Craig, who went missing during a hunting trip over one week ago, as "kind, thoughtful, bright, talented, driven, and so much more."
"As an artist, Craig has 'it.' From the limited time I've spent with him, as a human being, he also has 'it.' That puts him in rarified air, in my opinion," Moore wrote in a Twitter post on Sunday evening. more >>
The wife of country music star Craig Strickland has looked to Scripture as officials called off the search for her missing husband for yet another night due to poor weather conditions.
Helen Strickland, who wed Craig in November, took to social media on Tuesday evening to thank supporters for their prayers, and to reference Psalm 56:8.
"The search is called for the night, will resume in the morning," Helen wrote on Tuesday evening, adding, "We are overwhelmed with the love and prayers we have received. Thank you all." more >>