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Emmy-Winning Actress’ Gives Powerful Message About Jesus and Salvation

Emmy-Winning Actress’ Gives Powerful Message About Jesus and Salvation

Actress Patricia Heaton is known for her iconic roles in “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Middle,” but she also stars in a new, animated movie about the Christmas story — and she’s hoping it makes a big impact on the culture. Heaton, who plays Edith the cow in “The Star” — a movie that released on Nov. 17 — recently told Faithwire that Americans are “in difficult political times” and that she believes Christmas is a great…

🎄 🤶🏻 🦌 FLOTUS Melania Trump Snaps Festive Christmas Selfie [See It!]

🎄 🤶🏻 🦌 FLOTUS Melania Trump Snaps Festive Christmas Selfie [See It!]

The first lady snapped a festive selfie as she celebrates Christmas at the “Winter White House.” Melania Trump posted the photo of herself on social media using a Christmas Snapchat filter that showed her wearing a Santa hat with illuminated, flying reindeer and the caption #MerryChristmas.   #MerryChristmas pic.twitter.com/IahMZhf5gc — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 25, 2017 The first family is celebrating Christmas at their Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida. The Santa-hat selfie — which has since had thousands…

🎄👑 Christmas Past… Christmas Present… Christmas Future…

🎄👑 Christmas Past… Christmas Present… Christmas Future…

The Charles Dickens novel, A Christmas Carol, begins with the words, “Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” According to the Bible in Ephesians Chapter 2, verses 1-5, apart from Christ, mankind is “dead in trespasses and sins” to begin with. There is no doubt about that. We need the forgiveness of sins and the eternal life that only God can give in order to be sure of our future in Heaven.…

🎄👑 ‘Twas the Sunday Night Before Christmas

🎄👑 ‘Twas the Sunday Night Before Christmas

“But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Let us not be so sidetracked by religion and commercialization that we miss the reason for the Christmas Season…. During the Christmas Season, we wonder how many people are visiting church for the second time this year (the other being Easter…

4 Things About Prophecy Hidden In The Birth Of Jesus Passages That Your Pastor Never Told You

4 Things About Prophecy Hidden In The Birth Of Jesus Passages That Your Pastor Never Told You

THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST ASTOUNDING EXAMPLES I HAVE TO SHOW YOU. THE KING JAMES BIBLE TELLS US THAT JESUS AT HIS FIRST COMING WOULD BE PRECEDED BY GLOBAL RULER WHO WOULD TAX THE PEOPLE. IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN AT THE SECOND COMING. “Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 (KJV) SO WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ADO, HERE ARE…

Planned Parenthood Asks for ‘Holiday Season’ Donations in Mike Pence’s Name

Planned Parenthood Asks for ‘Holiday Season’ Donations in Mike Pence’s Name

Planned Parenthood is inviting supporters to celebrate Christmas by donating to its abortion business in pro-life Vice President Mike Pence’s name. If donating to an abortion business in the name of the vice president of the United States doesn’t exactly say “Christmas” to you, Planned Parenthood has other “gift” ideas for Pence, including condoms, a Colin Kaepernick jersey, and an LGBT “Rainbow Resist Flag.” “So spoil Mike Pence with some condoms this holiday season!” invites Planned Parenthood. “Condoms come in a wide range…

No Room for the Messiah

No Room for the Messiah

“And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7). Today’s Scripture is a shameful reality—Israel has “no room” for her Messiah. Every Jew knew the Messianic promise of Isaiah 7:14: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Each Jew had heard its parallel verse: “For unto us a child is born, unto…

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 4️⃣

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 4️⃣

“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows” (Psalm 45:6,7 KJV). The final verse of the classic Christmas carol highlights today’s Scripture. “He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders…

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 3️⃣

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 3️⃣

“For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody” (Isaiah 51:3 KJV). The third verse of the classic Christmas carol highlights today’s Scripture. “No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as…

What Your Husband Really Wants for Christmas

What Your Husband Really Wants for Christmas

Forget the ties and BBQ apron, your man would much rather see these gifts wrapped up on Christmas Day. I love Christmas shopping. I’ll spend weeks before the big day searching for the right gift that conveys just what that particular person means to me or our family. Nothing elaborate or overly expensive but something that is practical and comes from the heart. When it comes to my husband, on the other hand, I’m usually stuck. The…

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

When Christmas Isn’t Merry

When my aunt and uncle divorced, I had a difficult time adjusting to new holiday celebrations. “My parents are splitting up.” When these words flung from my cousin’s mouth one Sunday morning at church, I was stunned. Oh, how my heart ached for her! I knew at the young age of 12 that this new reality would bring plenty of pain. But I did not anticipate the changes it would force into our family gatherings. Christmas has…

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 2️⃣

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 2️⃣

“Sing unto the LORD with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm. With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the LORD, the King. Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the…

👑 The Virgin Conception of Christ

👑 The Virgin Conception of Christ

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14). While Christendom speaks of the “virgin birth of Christ,” according to today’s Scripture, a more accurate term would be the “virgin conception of Christ.” There was nothing unusual about Christ’s birth; it was His conception that was unique because there was nohuman father! Interestingly, today’s Scripture has been the point of controversy for over a century (to Satan’s delight!).…

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 1️⃣

🎄🎶 Joy to the World! 1️⃣

“Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise” (Psalm 98:4 KJV). The first verse of the classic Christmas carol highlights today’s Scripture. “Joy to the world! The Lord is come; Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven and nature sing, And heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.” English hymn writer Isaac Watts (1674–1748) wrote his beloved…

Scrooges and Christians

Scrooges and Christians

“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV). To the old identity, we say, “Bah, Humbug!” To the new, we say, “God has blessed us, everyone in Christ.” Other than Jesus Christ’s conception and birth as found in the Holy Bible, there is one other classic story associated with Christmastime. British author Charles Dickens’ 1843 book, A Christmas Carol, focuses on the transformation…

Hallmark Christmas Movies Under Fire From the Left for Spreading ‘Caucasian Cheer’

Hallmark Christmas Movies Under Fire From the Left for Spreading ‘Caucasian Cheer’

The Hallmark Channel is a throwback to an age when Hollywood produced family-friendly films and love stories that did not involve leather and whips.  The network has earned millions of loyal fans for broadcasting movies that promote the virtues of faith and family — stories that tug at your heartstrings. “We are a place you can go and feel good,” Bill Abbott, the chief executive of Crown Media, told the Washington Post. Would Slate be just as indignant about…

💝 Show Your Caregiver You Care: A Few Meaningful Holiday Gift Ideas

💝 Show Your Caregiver You Care: A Few Meaningful Holiday Gift Ideas

People who care for the elderly or disabled have a very difficult job. It’s physically and mentally demanding work that takes a heavy toll on one’s emotional well-being. And it can be a thankless role. There’s usually so much focus on the care-recipient’s condition that little thought is given to the individual who monitors that condition day after day. The holidays are a perfect time to reverse that trend and show the caregiver in your family, or…

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

A Growing Number of Americans Say Christmas is NOT a Religious Holiday

Combatants in the annual “War on Christmas” have some new data to chew on, thanks to a survey released this week by the Pew Research Center. While many doubt that Christmas is embattled, as some conservative pundits contend, the new study does suggest American attitudes are changing. The Pew study, based on interviews conducted in recent weeks with 1,503 adults, found that while a vast majority of Americans still celebrate Christmas, most find the religious elements of the holiday are emphasized…

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

🚫✝️ Christmas on Campus? Universities Banning Nativity Scenes and Calling for Inclusion

‘Tis the season to be jolly, for peace on earth and goodwill toward men, but not at Loyola University- Chicago. Some students at the Catholic school are complaining that Christmas is receiving too much emphasis.They want other religious holidays like the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr to receive the same amount of attention. And the holiday inclusion movement has spread to other college campuses this Christmas season. The University of Tennessee has warned students to ensure that…