Posted 7/23/14 at 5:54 PM | CP Blogs
Superstition leads to strange wedding traditions.
Recently Mexican mayor Joel Vasquez Rojas married a crocodile. Rojas said, "It's my wish to marry the young princess." Caught on Camera reports, "He then danced with his new wife in his arms before guests joined in."
The reptile wears a white dress in this video. The YouTube summary says, "The reptile is a princess, according to local tradition, and it is hoped the nuptials will boost catches of fish, shrimp and other seafood along the Pacific coast."
Another strange wedding was held recently in South Africa.
Sanele Masilela, a 9-year-old boy, remarried 62-year-old Helen Shabangu last week as her husband watched. FULL POST
Posted 7/17/14 at 2:49 PM | CP Blogs
"Father, I do ask a special prayer that You help me to not chase the neighbor's cat and to listen to my master whenever he asks me to do something."
Some Christians are teaching their dogs to mimic them praying. The dogs pause before eating. This video collection of dogs "praying" shows a dog putting its paws together before lunch time. Another pet covers its eyes while the owner prays.
I wonder what God thinks as He watches people teach their pets to pray. Maybe God enjoys these "silly moments" because the people praying are showing gratitude for the food that their pets are about to eat.
Posted 7/15/14 at 6:08 PM | CP Blogs |
An AFP news service video shows a Boko Haram leader saying, "Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill Christians!" The commander also mocks the #BringBackOurGirls campaign by chanting "Bring back our army!" Boko Haram is demanding that their troops captured by the Nigerian army be released. The terrorist group has bombed a marketplace and attacked churches.
In April 276 girls were kidnapped from a public school. Yesterday the Christian Post reported, "Although several of the schoolgirls have been able to escape their kidnappers, 219 still remain in captivity. " FULL POST
Posted 6/12/14 at 2:57 PM | CP Blogs
Today is the 27th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan's famous speech demanding the Soviet Union tear down the Berlin Wall. In a speech on June 12, 1987, President Reagan stated:
General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization, come here to this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Two years later Germans began to chip away at the Berlin Wall and it started coming down. After the 20th anniversary of the wall's demise, Time Magazine reported, "The fall of the Berlin wall caught the world by surprise. For months, East Germany's beleaguered communist rulers had tried in vain to silence a growing opposition movement and stem the tide of people pouring out of the country."
The Bible records another famous wall that came down. Joshua 6 reports how the walls of Jericho collapsed. FULL POST
Posted 6/5/14 at 12:12 PM | CP Blogs
Twenty-five years ago brave university students protested the Chinese communist government for the cause of democracy. The government wouldn't tolerate dissent or a challenge to its monopoly on political power from its own citizens.
On June 3-4, 1989, soldiers killed hundred, perhaps thousands of student protesters in the Tiananmen Square massacre.
Then an amazing thing happened. A large column of tanks moving on the Avenue of Eternal Peace came to a complete stop when an unknown Chinese man stood in front of the first tank.
Associated Press photographer Jeff Widener describes his admiration for this hero, "I have always felt Tank Man was like the unknown soldier. He will always symbolize freedom and democracy.”
Journalists and the Chinese government have both tried and failed to identify Tank Man. According to the Los Angeles Times, "No one knows for sure the man’s name, or whether he’s dead or alive. Still, Time magazine named the man one of the century's top 20 revolutionaries, whose 'moment of self-transcendence [was seen] by more people than ever laid eyes on Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and James Joyce combined.'" FULL POST
Posted 5/21/14 at 6:14 PM | CP Blogs
Democratic Congressman Joe Garcia from Miami, Florida, made a controversial statement during a Google Hangout video conversation. Garcia was talking about immigration and crime when he said, "Two of the safest cities in America, two of them are on the border with Mexico. Of course the reason is that we've proved that communism works. If you give everybody a good government job, there's no crime."
Rising Response shared the video on YouTube.
Florida newspapers are reporting on the controversy. Garcia told The Miami Herald, "This is an absurdity, accusing the son of Cuban immigrants of believing in Communism is just ridiculous."
Posted 5/16/14 at 4:45 PM | CP Blogs
Maybe God is giving us a parable about adoption.
In this charming video a mother cat cuddles and nurses baby ducklings. Under normal circumstances, the baby ducks would have been lunch but instead the cat adopted the ducks as her own.
The Bible says,"But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons." - Galatians 4:5 ESV
I wonder if angels see humankind like these ducks. What a strange mix for God to treat humans as his own children.
Hat tip: CNS News
Posted 5/14/14 at 12:50 PM | CP Blogs
In an amusing YouTube video some musicians play jazz music for cows including the famous song "When the Saints Go Marching In."
The cows move forward to listen.This could be the first time these animals have ever heard music aside froms birds singing.
"When the Saints Go Marching In" was made famous by jazz performer Louis Armstrong and is especially popular in New Orleans due to the local professional football team the New Orleans Saints.
The chorus of the song:
Oh, when the saints go marching in
Oh, when the saints go marching in
Lord I want to be in that number
When the saints go marching in
Rest of the lyrics at Wikipedia.
Posted 5/2/14 at 2:40 PM | CP Blogs
Have you ever prayed for your favorite actor or actress or movie director?
A group of Christians working in Hollywood pray for their co-workers and ask us to join them. Karen Covell, founder of the Hollywood Prayer Network, and the members of her ministry compare Hollywood as Ninevah. Against all the odds God can redeem it.
Instead of being critics, a growing number of Christians view Hollywood as a mission field.
In this video the Hollywood Prayer Network tries to end the myths that prevent Christians from being salt and light in Hollywood.
This short blog post started with a simple question: Have you ever prayed for your favorite actor or actress or movie director? FULL POST
Posted 4/30/14 at 5:16 PM | CP Blogs
Recently a friend went through a very expensive divorce. Throughout the court battle she felt like the system was rigged against her. The documentary Divorce Corp. describes how this system has been corrupted and offers solutions to reduce the costs of filing for divorce. Divorce Corp. reports that divorce is "$50 billion a year U.S. family law industry."
Attorneys that charge a flat fee for service can save divorcees a lot of money. However, few divorce attorneys are payed with this arrangement. Instead most are paid by the hour.
Attorney Doug Kepanis says, "If a judge is late and you're sitting there for three hours, that client is getting billed for those three hours."