For most Americans, the first Thanksgiving brings to mind images of pilgrims and Indians, a fierce winter, and hopeful British settlers coming to America to found a "New England."
Today, across the country, schools and communities reenact events featuring black-clad Europeans with funny hats, generic Native Americans with feathers, and food items like turkey and pumpkin pie.
Yet the first Thanksgiving may have taken place years earlier in a much warmer climate with a completely different cast of characters. more >>
In a revelation described as "a punch in the eye to the Police Department," a San Antonio, Texas, police officer was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman he had pulled over and placed in handcuffs while on duty.
According to a mysanantonio.com report, this isn't the first time officer Jackie Len Neal, 40, has been accused of sexual assault.
On Saturday, Neal was charged with felony sexual assault and released on a $20,000 bond. more >>
Jada Pinkett Smith, popular actress and wife of celebrated actor Will Smith, has caused a stir among her Christian fans who took umbrage at one of her recent Facebook posts to her 4.3 million fans declaring "we must not belong to the obedient… we must belong to our truth."
"We are born with our souls, but it is through our experiences in life that we are given the opportunity to discover the paths needed to develop the self. In order to do this we must not belong to the obedient... we must belong to our truth," noted Pinkett Smith in the cryptic Facebook post last Thursday which has since triggered a raging existential discussion about God. It has also attracted a barrage of excoriation from people of faith who think she went too far with her comments.
"Poor baby! Floating way out in the universe somewhere! True meaning of LOST in SPACE! Just shows you how the devil can manipulate your thinking when you[r] mind is not focused on the one and true GOD! Love ya little Jada!" wrote Connie Cooper in response to the post which has been liked more than 40,000 times and shared more than 3,400 times. more >>
Photographer Benjamin Scot Miller has created a beautiful video of his son's life after he was born 14 weeks premature. The obstacles he had to overcome were very big, but nothing is too big for God. This child's birth is truly a MIRACLE from God! The video includes everything from the early days in the NICU to the days when baby Ward returns home.
Thank God for all the wonderful doctors, nurses, and staff from all around the world who make it their job to support LIFE and help babies get better! This video is so touching that it will leave you in tears!
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!