Rumor has it that cats are sometimes not seen as warm and loving family pets. But for those who believe that, be aware — this is just an old cat myth. Wait until you see this baby's face when her cat visits her crib!
This baby is full of pure joy when she's introduced to her family cat. You can see pure excitement in her eyes. Believe it or not, cats love to cuddle. When they are in the mood they love getting attention, and won't turn it down. This adorable little girl knows exactly how to give her cat attention. It looks like a friendship that is starting very early, right in front of your eyes.
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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 >>
How sadly true it is that so much of the American Body of Christ runs on a "starvation diet of community," as Rosaria often phrases it. It's so easy in our busy culture for us to get stuck in the ruts of our life routines and neglect to conform those routines to the image the Bible has pictured for us.
We go to church, our Sunday school class, and maybe a mid-week small group (if our church offers that), and scribble three checkmarks onto our list of Christian must-do's for the week. This is how many of us have grown to view and practice community — oh but what a far cry it is from what God commands of us and wants for us. It may be feasible, though I doubt it, for married believers with families to get by on this starvation diet. But it's not feasible for the single people in our churches. In fact, it's spiritually lethal.
Last week at an Ethics and Religious Liberty conference on gay marriage (Equip Austin), Mike Goeke shared that in his decades of experience in sexual identity ministry, he's found that the majority of same sex attracted people who fall back into their former way of life are propelled in that direction by loneliness — not just mere romantic loneliness, but deep, comprehensive loneliness. more >>
When a filmmaker named Julie Bayer Salzman overheard her 5-year-old son talking with a friend about how emotions make you feel differently, she was shocked. It inspired her to learn more about how children are affected by these different emotions.
Inspired to learn more about mindfulness, Julie decided to create a short documentary with her husband profiling several of her son's classmates. In one of the metaphors given from a little girl, she explains how anger can seem like shaking up a bunch of glitter in a water-filled jar. "It's like spinning around and then you don't have any time to think." Something like this can be very dangerous and cause a person to overreact and do something they will regret. But, it's not just the compelling metaphors that is inspiring from these kids, but their way of dealing with the anger.
It will truly inspire you in every way and maybe change some bad habits. Just reminding us again that kids can always teach us a thing or two about life. more >>
After meeting with anti-pornography advocates, major global hotel chain Hilton Worldwide announced that it will no longer include video-on-demand adult entertainment at their facilities.
Hilton, a hospitality company that boasts over 4,300 properties, recently made the announcement that there will be a gradual phasing out of pornographic entertainment at the hotels they own which offer it.
A spokesperson for Hilton provided The Christian Post with the official statement released by the company, which noted that they were "making immediate changes to our global brand standards to eliminate adult video-on-demand entertainment in all our hotels worldwide." more >>
A new poll reveals that a majority of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints want the denomination to end its relationship with the Boy Scouts of America.
A poll conducted by Dan Jones & Associates, on behalf of utahpolicy.com, shows that 63 percent of self-described "very active" Mormons want the Mormon Church to cut ties with the BSA following the renowned youth organization's recent decision to allow openly gay individuals to become Scout leaders.
The poll also found overall that 54 percent of Utahans support a severing of ties, as well as a smaller majority of "somewhat active" Mormons support disassociation. more >>