A prayer board inside an eighth grade Mississippi classroom might be coming down after an atheist group threatened to sue the school district over the students' prayers.
Lamar County School District officials will soon issue a decision regarding the prayer request display, which was on a classroom's closet door at Oak Grove Middle School.
"The 'board' is painted onto the back of a closet door. The names have been removed at this time to protect the students," said Tess R. Smith, superintendent of the Lamar County School District, to The Christian Post regarding the status of the prayer request board. more >>
These little children are such a blessing. Listening to them explain the power of prayer, and who they thank in prayer, will light up your soul.
After praying, they explain the power that God has had in their lives, and it is both awesome and cute. It's sometimes difficult to imagine what most kids pray for, and how prayer has affected their lives. But the innocence and transparency of these kids, and their love for others, will touch your heart. Jesus is the reason for all of their blessings, and they know it! They may teach adults a thing or two about the importance and power of prayer.
"In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge," Proverbs 14:26. more >>
Here's a young man with a beautiful and inspiring voice. Christopher Duffley is blind and has Autism, but the 14-year-old doesn't let anything ruffle his feathers — even the opportunity to sing live in front of thousands of baseball fans at Fenway Park.
The sound of his voice will give you chills. Before he begins to sing, he does a warm up routine that will get you pumped. Christopher has made many other videos that have sparked a lot of interest in this popular young star. It's an amazing blessing to hear this young man lift his voice for others, especially in such a memorable setting.
Watching the young man take to the stage, despite challenges like blindness and Autism, really touches the heart. With the power that God gives him to reach and inspire others, Christopher can do anything — and so can you! We can do anything we put our minds to! more >>
Grab some tissues, because a song from this adorable 5-year-old just might bring tears to your eyes. The little girl, named Heavenly Joy, surprises Kathie Lee Gifford when she tells her she wants to sing a song for her. When she starts to sing, it's nearly impossible for Kathie Lee to hold back the tears. It's both beautiful and powerful. A must listen!
Heavenly Joy, a former America's Got Talent contestant, sings "This Little Light Of Mine" for Kathie Lee, which the girl recorded on her phone, and it really touches Kathie Lee's heart. She believes that Kathie Lee lights up the world each and every day when she gets up and speaks in front of the camera, and she lets her know just that. When Heavenly gets called to appear on the show, she has yet another surprise for Kathie Lee and viewers when she sings a precious version of "Jesus" that really shines a light from start to finish.
If you want to shine a light into someone's day, be sure to share this video! more >>
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has decided to remain affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America, despite objections to the youth organization's recent decision to allow openly gay scout leaders.
In a statement emailed to The Christian Post on Wednesday, the LDS Church, commonly known as the "Mormon Church," said that, for the time being, they will not sever ties with the national youth organization.
"At this time, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will go forward as a chartering organization of BSA, and as in the past, will appoint Scout leaders and volunteers who uphold and exemplify [Mormon] Church doctrine, values, and standards," the statement noted. more >>
Maronite Archbishop Samir Nassar from the Syrian capital of Damascus has said that nine people have died and at least 50 have been wounded in mortar attacks on two churches in his neighborhood. Nassar described the ongoing civil war as a "cruel tragedy without end."
"Part of the war in Syria is to live under indiscriminate bombing, a kind of Russian roulette which is always unpredictable," Nassar told Fides News Agency, lamenting the latest attack on Sunday.
"Of those who died," he added, "At least you will not have to see and live this cruel tragedy without end. You will not see your children, your friends and your neighbors suffer and die in the blind violence and fanatical killing unable to save them or help them without understanding why." more >>