A peewee football team in Massachusetts decided to take a stand against bullying in a big way. After noticing that 6-year-old Danny Keefe was being bullied, 11-year-old Tommy Cooney took action and organized "Danny Appreciation Day" in his honor; it's a day that Keefe will probably remember the rest of his life.
It all started when Cooney noticed that Keefe was consistently being picked on for wearing a suit and tie every day and speaking with some difficulty. Cooney decided to do something for the young boy, who served as the water boy for the peewee football team. He organized "Danny Appreciation Day" and told the entire team about it, in the hope that they would join in. For one day, the team all wore suits and ties to school, and several other students decided to join in as well. In all, approximately 40 youth participated in the day, making it all the more special for Keefe.
It is not so often we see videos about young homeless people spreading a positive message. However, this 10 year old boy, Mark, sees a beautiful world even though he is in an unstable place in life. He is a young boy who attends school and does everything most 10 year olds would but doesn't have his own home to live in. This young boy doesn't have much, but he is grateful anyway. His powerful message will inspire you to be THANKFUL for all that you have and to know how important it is to love one another.
Please PRAY for Mark and ALL the homeless people in the world today!
Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association (AHA), which effectively stopped two schools from participating in Operation Christmas Child by threatening lawsuits, said he's satisfied with the outcome.
As previously reported by The Christian Post, AHA sent letters to East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy, a charter elementary school located in Douglas County, Colo., threatening to file lawsuits against the schools if they continued to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of evangelist Franklin Graham's international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse that seeks to deliver Christmas toys to needy children throughout the world.
Containing small gifts, the shoeboxes also include a small note inviting recipients to join in Christianity. more >>
A public charter school was recently warned by an unidentified, anti-religion organization to not perform faith-based Christmas carols during their winter concert and threatened that they would pursue possible litigation if they did not comply.
The band director at York Preparatory Academy in Rock Hill, S.C., decided to exclude "Joy to the World" and "O Come All Ye Faithful," from their Dec. 19 performance after the school received the letter, even though the songs were going to be a part of the program before the communication was sent out by the organization.
In defense of concerned parents whose two children attend the school, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), an alliance-building legal ministry that advocates for the right of people to freely live out their faith, sent York a letter urging them to immediately rescind the ban put in place by school officials. The ADF told The Christian Post that the school would not specify which organization sent them the letter and after several attempts, York did not return CP's phone call for comment. more >>
Christian contestant and frontrunner on NBC's "The Voice," Matthew Schuler, 20, wasn't joking around when he declared that he is singing for the Lord. A video of an original song he recorded this summer in praise of God's power to turn vices into victory is inspiring thousands of viewers on YouTube and they are giving thanks for his faithfulness.
A video of the song written and sung by Schuler titled, "Vices to Victory," gets to the heart of human frailty and the need for communion with God. An edited version of the lyrics to the song provided by guitarist Daniel Faehl, who also posted the video to YouTube, follows below.
Saturate the deepest part of my soul. Let Your ways shape the path I take. Your strength is my strength, help me fight for You more >>
The head of a major Christian retailer presently suing the federal government has proposed a Bible class elective for an Oklahoma high school.
Steve Green, president of the Oklahoma-based retail giant Hobby Lobby Inc., has proposed a class for Mustang High School with a curriculum focused on various aspects of the Holy Bible.
"There's still some fine-tuning, but the curriculum breakdown would include an intro course covering the Old and New Testaments and the Bible's impact on society. Three advanced courses would focus on deeper history and cultural influence," reported KOCO 5 News. more >>