Jacob Berry amazes me. The 28-year-old preacher from Oklahoma considers a rare form of muscular dystrophy a gift from God. He has lived with this condition his entire life. He maintains an incredible attitude, displays a charming sense of humor and is armed with a quick wit despite being confined to a wheelchair and dependent on a breathing machine.
By the time Big Al Aceves was 15, he was committing crimes like robbery and selling drugs, landing him in prison. Having grown up in an abusive home, Al turned to gangs to be his family. The prison gangs taught young Al the ways to survive.
Miss Mexico, Esmeralda Solís Gonzáles, surprised the whole world when she made an unconventional decision last week. In the Miss Mexico Facebook page, she announced that she would trade her glamorous life to a life of austerity and service, Catholic News Agency reports.
April 22 marked Earth Day where we are reminded to be concerned about the environment. What started as a protest over the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California, Earth Day became an annual celebration all around the world of how to care for Mother Earth.
The days following her husband’s death were very dark. There was even a point she didn’t think she could go on, but then when going through her husband’s things, she found his camouflage Bible he kept with him in Iraq. She opened it and her eyes landed on a scripture from James 4:7 which is her husband’s name and birthday: