Mar 212014
 

I am not posting this as I have in the past for entertainment value, but to show how ‘The Voice’ in Italy, despite a few self proclaimed, ‘demone’ or diablos were enthralled with this singer.

Just click CC and choose english translation…Here is a bit of the conversation…

good evening sister – Good Evening

- How old are you?

I’m 25 years old. I’m Sister Cristina

Where are you from?

- I’m from Sicily – Sicilian!

- Are you a real nun? – Absolutely, I am a real nun!

- What brought you here, to The Voice?

I have a gift and I am giving it to you Shouldn’t things be this way?

- Do you sing in Church on Sundays? – Yes, Absolutely

THIS is why I am posting this:

What does the Vatican says about you auditioning at The Voice?

Listen, I really don’t know. I am waiting for Pope Francesco to call me on the phone

You do?

He always says we should go out and evangelize

telling God doesn’t take anything away from us but will give us more

I am here for this

In our own country we no longer have the right to proclaim God or Jesus. It gets overlapped on our own Voice in America. But not in Italy! But not only can a nun sing on Voice Italy, she can proclaim her love for our Lord and be loudly cheered. I’d say they have it all over us! ~JP

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Jan 202014
 

Son of God comes to theaters February 28, 2014. Now, the larger-than-life story of The New Testament gets a larger-than life treatment in the stand-alone feature SON OF GOD. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar®-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. It marks the first motion picture about Jesus’s life since Passion of the Christ, released ten years ago.

Movie is by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey who gave us the wonderful mini-series ‘The Bible’.

CeeLo Green “Mary Did You Know” Official Music Video – The Bible Series

Mark Burnett & Roma Downy Introduction:

Son Of God – Nativity

Jewel performs O Holy Night

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Nov 182013
 

Let this be wisdom for us all as we face trials & put our faith in Jesus and God.

Credits : Anthony Khoury As a tornado roared through the town of Washington, Ill., today, leveling houses, tossing cars and ripping up trees, one man turned to prayer.

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Nov 122013
 

If Deborah Cohan felt scared before her double mastectomy surgery, she didn’t let it show. If she was feeling angry or depressed or any number of other justifiable emotions, she didn’t let them show, either.

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Instead, she danced her way into surgery, to Beyoncé’s “Get Me Bodied (Extended Remix).”

The mother of two and OB/GYN filmed herself dancing alongside her entire medical team at San Francisco’s Mt. Zion Hospital, a six-minute video of her laughing and smiling as she gets ready to undergo the procedure.

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“I will be dancing in my little hospital gown and bouffant cap in the Mt. Zion operating room with the surgical and anesthesia teams,” she wrote on her Caring Bridge page. “My fantasy is for you to play the song and dance wherever you happen to be (in the kitchen, the carwash, subway platform, classroom, Labor and Delivery unit, wherever!).”

She continued, “I have visions of a healing video montage. Nothing brings me greater joy than catalyzing others to dance, move, be in their bodies. Are you with me people?”

And the people were with her. Her colleagues at San Fran’s General Hospital:

SFGH’s 5M sending healing energy to Deb Cohan-with love…

If you can dance through your ‘uglyhappycrying’, you’re probably dancing too. We are.

According to her Caring Bridge page, all that positive energy seems to have paid off: “Deb’s surgery was very successful. No visible lymph node involvement. She’s in good spirits. Already did some walking. Amazing.”

and I’m here to tell you this gal can dance!!! She had 52 million shares Beyonce’s post & the video has been seen 6,572,661 times in JUST 3 days.

~ source

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Oct 052013
 

A controversial law brought into the limelight when George Zimmerman fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. – his work depicts a man dressed in soldier fatigues holding both an assault rifle and an American flag.

“America is about freedom. We believe in strong families, patriotism, God, and justice. We won’t bother you if you don’t bother us . . . well, that’s the way it should be,” McNaughton stated about the piece.

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- source

h/t Girls JUST Wanna Have Guns

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Jul 312013
 

Drawing on his new book, “Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives” (Columbia, 2013), W. Bradford Wilcox will detail the ways in which fatherhood is a transformative experience for men, both biologically and socially. He will also explain how fathers make a distinctive contribution to their children’s lives. Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, will conclude by discussing the ways in which marriage connects men to their children.

Click image for book…

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Jul 292013
 

Operation Cross Country—a three-day nationwide enforcement action focusing on underage victims of prostitution—concluded with the recovery of 105 sexually exploited children and the arrests of 150 pimps and other individuals.

The sweep took place in 76 cities and was carried out by the FBI in partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) as part of the Bureau’s Innocence Lost National Initiative. It is the seventh and largest such enforcement action to date.

Raw footage from three-day Operation Cross Country sweep:

Alex was 16 years old and desperate. She turned to prostitution and later fell under the influence of a pimp and her family. “At first it was terrifying, and then you just kind of become numb to it,” she said. “You put on a whole different attitude—like a different person. It wasn’t me. I know that. Nothing about it was me.”

Two years later, Alex bravely contacted the FBI, and her cooperation helped us send two pimps to prison and facilitate the recovery of other underage victims. Today, with support from the Bureau’s Office for Victim Assistance, Alex is turning her life around. She earned her high school diploma, is living on her own, and has plans to attend college. She wants to become an advocate for young victims of sexual exploitation.

“They had my past but not my future,” she said.

FBI Program

Click image for our Human Trafficking Map

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Jun 112013
 

With tears in my eyes, Glenn? If you see this, Thank You! How powerful. How emotional! Your words have inspired a nation, I promise! ~ JP

Patriots? This needs to go viral, PLEASE share!!!

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Jun 062013
 

In gratitude to all who served!

h/t Michael Berry Show

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Apr 082013
 

~ Kleenex Alert

Originally, Rex Burkhead was told he was too small and too slow to play running back at the collegiate level. Some thought he wouldn’t stand up to the rigors of Big XII football, and then B1G 10 football when the Nebraska Cornhuskers switched conferences between his junior and senior seasons.

Jack Hoffman is six year old boy from Atkinson, Nebraska, a small town of 1100 in north-central Nebraska. On April 22, 2011, Jack was life flighted to Childeren’s Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, after suffering a life threatening seizure, which turned out to be a side effect of a large tumor growing on Jack’s brain.

In May of 2011, Jack underwent surgery, which was unsuccessful. Only a small portion of the tumor was removed. Pediatric Neurosurgeon specialists gave Jack a grim outlook: he was likely going to die young.

In September, 2011, just two weeks before Jack would have a second surgery to remove the tumor (which successfully removed 95% of the cancer and stopped his seizures), Jack was able to cross something off his bucket list: meet Rex Burkhead.

Rex Burkhead and Jack Hoffman instantly bonded. Unlike many athletes, Rex spent an afternoon talking, playing, hangout out, and growing a bond with this little boy he never knew. Overnight, Team Jack turned into something incredible.

Because of this opportunity to meet Rex, Jack has been given a new hope in life. He has been undergoing chemotherapy for almost a year, which has seen his tumor shrink considerably.

Late in the fourth quarter of the Nebraska Spring Game, the Nebraska Cornhuskers let Jack Hoffman score the greatest touchdown ever in a spring game.

Former Husker quarterback Joe Ganz drew up a play for Jack, if he could outrun the defense, to convert the first down.

Jack, however, would do more than just pick up a first down.

The red team faced a fourth and short from their own 31 yard line when Taylor Martinez lined up and handed the football to Jack, who sprinted around the right side and outran the defense for a 69 yard touchdown, causing the fans to go crazy and both benches clearing to surround Jack in the end zone, celebrating his incredible feat.

“Team Jack — Pray”. The Big Ten Network recorded a segment about Jack and Rex which aired before the Cornhuskers played the Wisconsin Badgers in the B1G 10 opener for both.

As awareness about Team Jack grew, so too did the opportunities to educate America on pediatric brain cancer. Rex Burkhead has spearheaded the event, and has been rightfully honored. After founding an Uplifting Athletes Chapter at Nebraska, they awarded him with the Rare Disease Champion Award.

In the greatest touchdown ever in a spring football game, Jack and his family got to put all the worries from cancer behind them, and let Jack live a “normal” life, at least for another afternoon.

Whether you love or hate the Huskers, they deserve A LOT of respect for making this happen!

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