Resource officer Mike Gibson does something really touching for a boy he meets in an elementary school classroom that changes both of their lives forever. Once considered "unadoptable," the young boy now finds himself surrounded by people he loves and who love him back.
Before meeting Gibson, the boy had been in and out of eight foster homes. The two became fast friends when Gibson started working at the school. First, the boy started calling him officer, and then one day he accidentally called him dad. It really touched Gibson, who felt a call from the Lord to become a parent to a fourth child. Mike and his wife did what they could to become his parents, filling out extensive paperwork and legal forms. They already have three biological children, and wanted to make this boy feel special by adding him to their growing family.
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Geoffrey Robinson, a retired senior bishop in Sydney, Australia, has told the Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse that Pope John Paul II failed to show leadership and could not deal with the child sex abuse scandals that have rocked the Roman Catholic Church for decades. Robinson claimed that Pope Francis has also failed to demonstrate the needed leadership.
"If I am honest, he handled abuse poorly," Robinson told the inquiry, referring to John Paul II, who served as Vatican leader between 1978 to 2005, at the height of the crisis.
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said Monday that the "Black Lives Matter" movement is being used by its "white liberal funders" for political gain and that the group is focused on the "wrong targets."
In a now viral op-ed the conservative star penned for USA Today Monday, Carson explained that focusing on targets like 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is not the way to bring about real change for blacks in America.
"The idea that disrupting and protesting Bernie Sanders speeches will change what is wrong in America is lunacy," wrote Carson in the opening sentence of his op-ed. more >>
Not only is 1-year-old Harper Smith an adorable and charismatic child, she is blessed with parents who have a knack for capturing precious moments. A recent video of the blonde-haired infant crawling first introduced her to YouTube viewers. Now a second video of the lovable child reacting to droplets of warm summer rain is winning the hearts of viewers and making the toddler a YouTube sensation.
When you witness Harper's first reaction to the summer rain, you will have no choice but to smile. These kinds of tender moments can be difficult to capture, but once caught on tape they are usually a hit. Harper's dad, along with a little warm summer rain, are the perfect ingredients for a big smile. It's often the small things in life that bring the most pleasure. If you agree, SHARE this with your friends and family and make someone SMILE today.
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Two organizations that strongly oppose the Common Core State Standards for education have graded the 2016 Republican presidential candidates on their efforts to combat the standards. In a report card released Wednesday, two presidential candidates received failing grades, while only two candidates received grades of an "A minus."
The Pulse 2016, a project run by American Principles in Action and Cornerstone Policy Research, have evaluated 15 of the GOP candidates on how they have responded to concerns about Common Core raised by parents and teachers throughout the country.
As the federal government has incentivized the Common Core set of standards by requiring states to adopt the standards in order to receive some of the $4.35 billion in "Race to the Top" education funding, many parents, local school officials and education experts have argued that the Common Core standards are inferior and takes control over curriculum decisions away from local school boards and administrators, and into the hands of centralized bureaucracies and large companies. more >>
A Virginia pastor and his wife who were stabbed multiple times while asleep in bed by a man the couple reportedly treated like a grandson, have made a full recovery and the pastor is back in the pulpit preaching at his church.
Shiloh Baptist Pastor Hugh Mayes and wife, Carol, were attacked in their sleep by 21-year-old Maxim Lloyd Chisholm, a troubled man they had previously ministered to at their church and even let live with them for some time. After stabbing the couple back in June, Chisholm made off with $800 and their blue Ford Escape, according to authorities who found the couple still alive.
"God's grace has been good," said Mayes in his a sermon at Shiloh Baptist Church last Sunday, according to a WRIC report. "He spared us. Because I was stabbed right above the heart and she was stabbed right at her jugular, and we both survived." more >>