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Dog gives thanks … and asks for strength to be a good pup

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What a fun, but inspiring video clip! This canine knows what we’re supposed to do before having breakfast! That’s right, we’re supposed to thank our Almighty Father for His incredible love for us … and ask for His strength not […]

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Are there really unicorns in the King James Bible?

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What? Unicorns in the Bible? Yes, they are mentioned nine times. Could it be unicorns really existed? A 1967 hit song by the Irish Rovers tells a fanciful story of how Noah couldn’t persuade any “silly” unicorns to get on board the […]

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For anyone who has ever been blessed by an innocent child

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The innocence of childhood is caught in this award-winning video. You’ll understand why Jesus told His disciples not to forbid the children from coming to Him … for such is the kingdom of Heaven.  Warning: have a tissue ready to dab […]

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Noted archeologist gets her tips from the Bible

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She’s an archeologist who says she gets her tips from the Bible. University professor and third-generation archeologist Eilat Mazar recently unearthed a 3,000-year-old wall, an ancient fortification outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls that dates back to the time of […]

Inspiring: 2,000 Baptists in the park, dancing before the Lord

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More than 2,000 people from Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, showed up at a park in the heart of Houston a few days ago to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. What? Dancing Baptists? Isn’t that a contradiction in terms? […]

What if God told you to go build a sand castle?

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What if the Lord moved you to take your testimony to the beach? And to build sandcastles for Him? That’s the unlikely mission of Randy Hofman. He’s been creating stunning Christian sand sculptures along the Ocean City, Maryland, boardwalk for […]

California math whiz credits God for billion-dollar discovery

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Insurance customers in California should thank God for David Axene. A scheduled 39 percent rate hike was averted by the mathematician who from his hospital bed discovered a major insurer had made serious errors in predicting its costs. The 60-year-old will tell you candidly that he […]

The real joy of “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”

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Here is an astonishing Celtic version of one of the most beautiful melodies in history, a favorite at weddings, recorded by hundreds of soloists, choirs and orchestras. It’s Johann Sebastian Bach’s memorable “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring.” Did you know […]

Student lifts 3,500-lb. Cadillac as trapped truck driver’s wife pleads for a miracle

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“God, bring an angel to my side,” prayed the desperate, screaming wife as she struggled to lift a car off of her husband’s chest. “Help me!” In the parking lot of the Bull’s Den Cafe near the University of South […]

Atheists protest street honoring 9/11 firemen

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Atheists are demanding that the City of New York remove a Brooklyn street sign in front of a fire station honoring its seven firefighters killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. They say they are offended by the word “Heaven.” The street, “Seven […]

Why won’t Louisiana let monks build caskets?

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  Is the state of Louisiana protecting the public? Or the funeral industry? On Monday, wearing his monk’s robe, Abbot Justin Brown of St. Joseph’s monastery near Covington, Louisiana, told U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duvan that his monks only want to make affordable […]

Angela prays, crowd cheers

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There wasn’t an empty seat or a dry eye in Medina Valley High School’s football stadium Saturday night as valedictorian Angela Hildenbrand humbly raised her eyes to heaven and thanked God. She had been barred from doing so by a federal judge. However, […]

Japanese retirees offer to clean up radioactive power plant

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In an incredible offer to sacrifice their lives, about 200 elderly Japanese professionals have asked their government to let them take the place of the younger workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Retired engineer Yasuteru Yamada, 72, says the idea […]

When is sloth not one of the deadly sins?

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One of the seven deadly sins is sloth. Laziness. Indolence. So, when is it not a terrible afront before God? When it’s one of the Almighty’s cutest creations:

Ever had a day like this?

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Yes, we’ve all had those days when nobody seemed to take us seriously. So, imagine you’re a French news reporter. You’ve conducting this extremely important man-on-the-street interview. And along comes a commentator with … well, unique input. See more funny […]

A modern Fable of the Ant

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Florida 10-year-old whacks alligator, drags it home to Grandpa

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  Demonstrating that the American can-do spirit is still alive and well, Florida fifth grader Michael Dashcer did what anybody would do when a six-foot alligator ate his fishing bait. He tried to reel it in. When it attacked him, […]

Miracle in the ruins of the Joplin tornado

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Here’s a video with stunning audio that makes up for the lack of visuals — as you hear for yourself the tornado ripping through the Fastrip convenience store near Range Line Road. Then, the second video shows where it all happened. Isaac […]

Never. never, EVER give up!

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All you have to do is look at the TV judges’ faces to know what they were expecting. The guy wants to sing opera. Yeah, right. Obviously, nobody believed in him — except him. And even if all the audience […]

Amid the horror of Joplin’s killer tornado, a kitten is safe

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Among the stories of the May 22, 2011 tornado that devastated Joplin, Missouri, are incredible heroism as the staff of St. John’s Regional Hospital scrambled to protect patients who could not be moved to safety — and of the scores […]

Why did we care about the May 21 Judgment Day predictions?

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Why was it such a big deal? Because deep within all of us, there’s a longing for Jesus to return — to take His people home.  That’s why this classic prayer “Come, Thou Long-Awaited Jesus!” — written 300 years ago by […]

Your heart will break as she weeps for the little girls of Iraq

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She’s just one woman working alone — driven by the horror she has seen first hand. She’s Sister Hatune, a nun in a Syrian Orthodox convent in Germany. She is trying to get the word out of the growing number of attacks […]

So, what happens when Doomsday comes and goes … without a bang?

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       It’s certainly happened before. Faithful followers dress in white and stand atop hilltops, waiting to greet Jesus when He returns at the appointed time. Of course the appointed time was not the one chosen by the Father, just some […]

25 times in the past that the doomsday prophets apparently missed something

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How seriously should we take this latest prediction of doom? Well, we can count at least 25 times in the past when a lot of people took predictions very seriously … and Almighty God didn’t choose to return on cue: […]

Landmines removed from Jesus’ baptism site

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Should you wish to make a pilgrimage to Aenon near to Salim, the spot on the Jordan River where John 3:23 tells us that Jesus was baptized by His cousin, John the Baptist, you will be pleased to know that […]

19-year-old Missouri boy is a living miracle

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  Nineteen-year-old college student Brryan Jackson is a living miracle. When he was an infant, his divorced father – a blood transfusionist at a local hospital – intentionally injected him with AIDS-infected blood, intending to kill him and dodge having […]

British electrician refuses to remove his cross

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Colin Atkinson is a Christian. He is also an electrician who works for a non-profit group, the Wakefield District Housing in England. In his 15 years on the job, he never thought for a moment that the two would clash. But now he is […]

So, Stephen Hawking doesn’t expect to go to heaven?

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Stephen Hawking, perhaps one of the world’s smartest living humans, has overstepped his field of expertise. He’s the bestselling author of A Brief History of Time. He predicted that black holes should emit what today is regarded as “Hawking radiation.” […]

Why is there a Bible verse on my cheeseburger?

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So, you’re chomping away at a hamburger and notice to your surprise that on the wrapper in tiny letters is “Revelation 3:20.” You examine the soft drink cup, and in the smallest possible print is “John 3:16.” On the bottom […]

It’s Friday the 13th! Should you stay home?

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Why is Friday the 13th considered unlucky?  According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day.   […]

Farewell to an old buddy and NASA genius

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One of Beliefnet’s best writers, bestselling author Linda G. Howard, has been my friend for 28 years. She and her husband, Frank, took my bride and me under their wing when we were newlywed and 2,000 miles away from friends and […]

Losing David Wilkerson “like having to say goodbye to my father,” says Nicky Cruz

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Back in 1958, rural Pennsylvania pastor David Wilkerson was stirred by a Life magazine photo of teenage street thugs – and felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to go talk to the young gangsters. However, he found himself on the dark, […]

Ever feel like you’re talking to a wall?

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If you’ve ever felt nobody is listening, nobody is paying any attention — no matter what you do, consider this dog. Obviously, the pooch loves playing fetch. All it needs is a human to throw the stick. And this guy […]

Escape the bounds of earth

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Sometimes the seriousness of life can just get you down. So, let’s escape the mundane for a couple of minutes. In this video an apparent madman with a camera on his helmet skis down the side of one of the […]

OK, let’s just be a little silly

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Oh, this poor pooch — having to listen to his human describe great tasting goodies. Almost as frustrating as the evening TV news.

Pup & pachyderm are pals

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Why can’t we all just get along? That was Rodney King’s plea in the wake of the Los Angeles riots several years ago. Taking up the challenge are Tarra and Bella. Tarra is a former circus elephant spending her final […]

Pray for China’s Christians; they’re suffering a new attack by the Communist government

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 The Chinese government may have picked the wrong target as they scramble to prevent the Middle East’s “Jasmine Revolution” from spreading to China. According to reports, they are going after China’s millions of Christians. Since most Chinese Christians worship in underground congregations, […]

Why is there a National Day of Prayer?

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“We have lost many of our freedoms in America because we have been asleep,” says Mrs. Shirley Dobson, chairman of the National Day of Prayer 2011. “I feel if we do not become involved and support the annual National Day […]

America is being transformed

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By Tom DeWeese, guest columnist America is being transformed. Americans know something is very wrong and are desperately digging for answers. Spending is out of control. Rules and regulations are enforced over every aspect of our lives. Not only can […]

Christian shop owner killed, schools closed in Pakistan, called an “easy target” for bin Laden reprisals

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A Christian shopowner in Pakistan has died in an apparent reprisal for the death of Osama bin Laden, according to Asia News. Christian institutions, schools and organizations throughout Pakistan have closed down Wednesday for fear of attacks. The retired Archbishop of Lahore, Lawrence John Saldanha, called for greater […]

How should we regard bin Laden’s fate?

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By CATHLEEN FALSANI (c) 2011 Religion News Service Late Sunday night, while perusing Facebook, a friend on Facebook updated her status to announce that Osama bin Laden was dead. It took a few seconds to confirm the news on CNN, […]

Mom of first Navy SEAL to die in Iraq responds to news of Osama bin Laden’s death

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“I have gone through a scope of emotions this evening as I learned that Osama had been killed,” writes Debbie Lee, mother of Marc Lee, the first U.S. Navy SEAL killed in Iraq.    “I received a text from a friend, […]

God’s good! These kids want you to know it!

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Prepare to have your confidence in the future restored as you watch this fun a capella trio from Mississippi, called “Dave’s Highway,” sing God’s praises! The video is a little amateurish and starts slow (come on, they’re fifth and sixth graders!) — but give […]

Superman renounces his U.S. citizenship?

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Superman has turned in his U.S. passport, preferring to be a citizen of the world. “I intend to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship,” the super-hero declares to the President’s […]

Famed New York City street preacher, author David Wilkerson killed in car crash

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David Wilkerson, 79, author of the bestseller The Cross and the Switchblade, founder of Teen Challenge rehabilitation outreaches worldwide, and longtime pastor of the 8,000-member Times Square Church in New York City, was killed Wednesday in a car crash. His […]

So, what really happened on Easter morning?

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Peter walked on water. Peter and John healed the lame man in the Temple. Peter and Paul raised the dead. They and the other disciples went out and duplicated the powers of our Lord with healings and mighty signs and […]

Why do they despise America’s crosses?

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Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff asked the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday to intervene in a case deciding the constitutionality of memorial crosses honoring fallen state troopers.  Shurtleff requested that the high court issue an opinion on the case after the […]

What about stealing? Is that still a sin?

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Recent surveys have found that three out of ten prospective employees admit to having stolen from their previous employer! 22 percent of workers feel that stealing from their company is “sometimes justified.” 33 percent of employees surveyed confessed to falsely […]

Is it still a sin to tell a lie?

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Is it still a sin to lie? Then why does America shrug off lying? When our politicians are caught lying, their supporters often resort to the old cliché: all politicians lie. But if you study American history, that is itself […]

Bambi steps up as Father Goose

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Like something out of a Disney movie, here is a video of a wild deer that stepped into the gap when a male Canadian goose was killed — leaving its mate alone, a mama goose tending their nest full of unhatched […]

But Lord, the people of Ninevah might laugh at me!

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Here’s the story of Jonah and the Whale as told by a very articulate little cutie.  From this second grader’s perspective, Ninevah’s sin was they didn’t care about each other. Or that Jonah didn’t want to go because everybody would laugh […]

Ever wonder what a penguin sounds like when it’s being tickled?

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OK, this is just silly. But it’s kinda cool knowing that God apparently gave penguins the ability to giggle.

Yes, the impossible can happen

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We’ve all watched in awe as an NFL placekicker attempts a 52-yard field goal to win the Super Bowl or a basketball defender desperately hurls the ball the length of the court to win the game. Well, here is a 270-foot goal kicked in […]

There’s no Constitutional protection against being offended!

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The U.S. Constitution does not forbid the President from declaring a National Day of Prayer. That’s the ruling of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals, located in Chicago, overturning a lower court’s ruling that found the event unconstitutional. Furthermore, the court seemed […]

The power of our words

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This stirring video illustrates a very important point. Our words count. Watch this powerful animation about where our words take us.

She survived Hitler and wants to warn America

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Kitty Werthmann survived Hitler. “What I am about to tell you is something you’ve probably never heard or read in history books,” she likes to tell audiences. “I am a witness to history.  “I cannot tell you that Hitler took […]

Why is China persecuting the church?

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The government of the People’s Republic of China is officially Communist and atheist. What does that mean for Chinese Christians? Try to imagine being beaten to death for your faith. Imagine having to use safe-houses and secret passageways. Imagine being […]

Ft. Sumter reenactors open fire, kick off 150th anniversary of War Between the States

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Marking the start of 150th anniversary observances of the start of America’s War Between the States, a brilliant starburst mortar shell burst at 6:45 a.m. this morning over Fort Sumter, South Carolina. Over the next four years. reenactments and ceremonies will […]

Will church bells become illegal?

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Christians in the United Kingdom have freedom of religion and free speech. However, they are finding themselves under attack. A Christian legal organization in the United Kingdom reported a skirmish victory in the war against Christians and their churches – […]

Jesus is not an illegal word

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A professor at the University of California at Los Angeles last spring prohibited a graduating student from saying “I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” in her own graduation speech. Christina Popa says other students were permitted to have their […]

Are we headed for a God-free society?

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Chaplains working at a Florida hospice for the terminally ill were told they would no longer allowed to say the word “God” to staff members. At about the same time several police chaplains lost their jobs for praying “in Jesus name” […]

Why do they want to censor Jesus?

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Perhaps you remember Nevada high school valedictorian Brittany McComb, who last year delivered her commencement address to over 400 fellow students, families and staff. She had been warned by officials not to utter the name of Jesus in her speech. […]

Publisher puts warning to parents on U.S. Constitution

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A small publisher that specializes in reprinting classics believes the U.S. Constitution should come with a warning. Since 2008, Wilder Publishing has published this caution in its version of America’s founding document: “This book is a product of its time and does […]

Atheists offer free porn to students who will turn in their Bibles

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In a stunt designed to infuriate Christians, a student atheist group at the University of Texas at San Antionio is offering to give free pornography to any student who wants to turn in their Bible. The organization, called the “Atheist […]

Puppy prays before chowing down!

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Awww, this is just so darn cute! This pup pauses before eating to offer thanks! And can this be? What fun! Another one: Click here to see another pup who knows to say grace!

Does God know what you need?

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“One night I had worked hard to help a mother in the labor ward; but in spite of all we could do, she died, leaving us with a tiny, premature baby and a crying two-year-old daughter,” recounts veteran African missionary […]

So, Judgment Day is gonna be May 21, 2011, huh?

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In case you’re getting ready to go stand on a hill to welcome Jesus’ return on May 21, 2011, perhaps you’ll want to consider what Christ said on that subject. Harold Camping, an 89-year-old California radio preacher, says he’s certain Jesus […]

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