Thousands of combat boots line a field at Fort Bragg representing every soldier killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Army veteran Mike Thomas, who donated his boots, has made it his mission to take photos for family of fallen soldiers who couldn’t attend.
I can say to myself, “I have a choice to have destructive thoughts or constructive thoughts right now. I can wallow in what’s wrong and make things worse, or I can ask God for a better perspective to help me see good even when I don’t feel good.”
– Lysa TerKeurst
HOW THE SAME DAY LOOKS FROM MOM’S AND KID’S PERSPECTIVES
This amazing video touched me deep in my heart.
Those mundane and exhausting things that moms do with their children might actually be the little things that make their lives magical. Vlogger Esther Anderson of Story of This Life has created a heartwarming video to remind everybody that moms, battling all the struggle and chaos, will always remain the best people in our lives.
Anderson made the video A Normal Day in honor of Mother’s Day. It features grocery shopping, failed naps, messy diaper changes, and other things moms go through on a normal day. Anderson, however, uses these examples to portray parents not as failures, but as devoted and loving magicians who, despite all odds, make their children’s time spectacular. The eye-opening effect was created by showing the same day through the mother’s and her child’s eyes. Sometimes, perception isn’t necessarily reality.
BEAUTIFUL PLACES IN GOD’S AMAZING WORLD
THE WAVE, UTAH
MELANIA TRUMP JUST MELTED HEARTS BY DOING THIS AT VATICAN HOSPITAL!
First Lady Melania Trump visited the Vatican’s children’s hospital, meeting with patients, painting pictures with them and taking selfies.
Melania spent time visiting with a group of young patients at the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) pediatric hospital after she and President Donald Trump met with Pope Francis earlier at the Vatican.
The 47-year-old also toured the hospital’s cardiac intensive unit, as well as the recreation room, where she painted with children from nine different countries, pausing to snap a series of selfies with them.
She ended the visit by praying in the hospital chapel, while also pausing in front of a Madonna statue located outside of the hospital for a quiet moment of reflection.
Having appeared relatively somber and straight-faced during her meeting with Pope Francis earlier in the day, Melania looked much more relaxed and happy as she sat down with the group of children at the hospital, some of whom presented her with artwork that they had made especially for her visit.
One piece, which the First Lady happily held up for the cameras with a smile read: ‘Welcome in Italia! Hy Milania! I want talk for you!’
The multicolored creation also featured several hearts drawn in blue and pink.
Melania looked totally at ease while sitting down and chatting with the young patients, at one point pausing to snap some selfies with them, and also offering one young child a kiss on the cheek and a hug.
She also beamed with joy as she was presented with a bouquet of flowers by hospital staff, looking delighted with the token of appreciation offered to her during her visit.
Before leaving, Melania penned a brief note in the guest book, writing: ‘Great visiting you. Stay strong and positive. Much love, Melania Trump.’
With a red pen, she also drew a small flower and heart.
Church music still sounds like this at our church, Trinity Baptist Church. I am so thankful for that!
MADEIRA ISLAND, PORTGUAL
THIS WEEK’S FIVE FAVORITE PHOTOS
PLAYING CARD ART
Reach out to someone in need this week!
Let others see Jesus in you this week!
Be His light in the darkness this week!
Have a Blessed Week!
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