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Spring Into Organization

Most people look forward to spring because it means warmer weather, more hours of daylight, and that your family's spring break vacation is just around the corner. While I love those aspects of the season too, I must confess: I anticipate the process of spring cleaning nearly as much.<p>To get in the …

How to Teach Your Children Basic Money Management Skills

<i>By Paula Pant</i><p>You want to give your kid the world. You want to make sure they have the tools and opportunities they need to live the happiest, most successful life. So you teach them everything they'll need to know, from how to tie their shoes to how to play well with others.<p>But are you teaching …

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

‘Hollywood Isn’t a Bible School’: Amid ‘Noah’ Furor, Media Expert Warns Christians Against Labeling Tinseltown ‘the Enemy’

Media producer and consultant Phil Cooke has a unique perspective — he’s a Christian who works in Hollywood. So unlike many of the faithful who are openly shunning Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film “Noah,” he believes there are numerous reasons why people of faith should actually embrace the …

Studio cut of Noah 'featured religious montage and Christian rock song'

Studio executives tested an alternate version of Darren Aronofsky's forthcoming biblical epic Noah that opened with a montage of religious images and ended with a Christian rock song, it has been revealed.<p>Aronofsky said recently that he had won a battle with executives to screen his own version of …

Frozen lambasted as pro-gay propaganda by Christian pastor

Frozen, the Oscar-winning Disney cartoon adapted from Hans Christian Andersen, is a vehicle for pro-gay propaganda as well a promoting bestiality, according to a Christian radio show in Colorado.<p>Pastor Kevin Swanson of the Reformation Church, who hosts Generations Radio, denounced the film as "very …

George Herbert's poetry: Christian calling, struggle and self-doubt | Miranda Threlfall-Holmes

As a member of the clergy, I take great comfort in knowing that even Herbert sometimes agonised about his faith and vocation<p>One of the things that is most striking about George Herbert's poetry, taken as a whole, is how unhappy he seems to have been for much of the time. The poems are full of …

Pakistan court sentences Christian man to death for blasphemy

A court in Pakistan has sentenced a Christian man to death for blasphemy, his lawyer said, over an incident that triggered a riot in the country's second-largest city.<p>Sawan Masih was convicted of insulting the prophet Muhammad during the course of a conversation with a Muslim friend in the Joseph …

Rebels Reassure Christians After Capturing Key Syrian Border Town

It wasn’t long after several Syrian rebel battalions overran the Armenian-Christian town of Kessab, on the border between Syria and Turkey, that …

Nicolas Cage's Christian drama 'Left Behind' to get October release

Amid a rising tide of biblical movies this year, the Christian drama "Left Behind," starring Nicolas Cage, has been set for release Oct. 3 by Stoney Lake Entertainment, according to a Variety report.<p>Based on the popular book series by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye, "Left Behind" is set on a …

Box Office

Egypt's Christians Place Their Faith in Al-Sisi's Presidential Bid

When Field Marshall Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Egypt’s defense minister, declared on national television that he was stepping down to run for President, …

The Christian Dior Museum in Granville, Normandy

“I have the most tender and amazing memories of my childhood home. I would even say that I owe my whole life and my style to its site and its …

Christian Dior

Woopsie: Christian Science Built A Peen Shaped Church

This is the Christian Science Church at 2nd and Highland in Dixon (it was meant to be), Illinois, as seen from above in Google Maps. It looks like a …

Saturday nutpick-a-palooza: Satanic Christian films in da house!

When atheist director and co-writer Darren Aronofsky promised that his epic "Noah" would be "the least biblical film ever made," that was not …

Happy birthday Hans Christian Andersen!

Let's celebrates the stories of Hans Christian Andersen who was born on 2 April 1805. From Frozen to The Little Mermaid, his fairy tales have inspired countless books, films, art and ballets... this gallery checks out at a few of them.<p>It's also International Children's Book Day today, which has …

Will Christians condemn persecution of gays?

Pope Francis sent shock waves around the globe last July when in addressing the issue of gays in the church, he opted not to remind his 1.6 billion followers about the fiery pits of hell but instead posed a question: "Who am I to judge?"<p>Not exactly a ringing endorsement for equality, but the …

‘I Was a Paid Hypocrite’: Actor Who Called His Own TV Show ‘Filth’ Explains Why He Abandoned Hollywood for His Christian Faith

We will be discussing this story and all the day’s news on our live BlazeCast with Editor-in-Chief Scott Baker (@bakerlink) beginning at 3pm ET:<p>Former “Two and a Half Men” star Angus T. Jones surprised viewers in November 2012 when he announced that he had embraced Christianity and was struggling …

Christian Dada Studded Top, OS Accessories Cap & Prada Backpack in Harajuku

This is Gervin, the fashion blogger behind the Tokyo-based blog Jenne Chrisville. We ran into him on the street in Harajuku.<p>Gervin is wearing a …

Christians have a right to oppose gay marriage, but not to act against it

Is the whole question of gay marriage – happily and finally – now a done deal? Amid the joyous celebrations, a predictable grumble of discontent. Guidelines from the Equality and Human Rights Commission say businesses that refuse to provide services to gay weddings (including florists and …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Parenting

UK is Adding WHAT to Food to Prevent Birth Defects?

If you've been preparing to get pregnant or are pregnant, chances are you have been beat over the head by doctors, books, and even this blog with the importance of folic acid to your baby's development. And with good reason! Taking folic acid, a B9 vitamin, can prevent spina bifida and other birth …

16 Ways 'Kids These Days' Are Missing Out On REAL Summer Fun

The only thing better than summertime itself is being a kid during the summer. There are beaches to play on, pools to swim in, and friends to hang out with into the late, muggy evenings.<p>Unfortunately, children all too often overlook the great things summer has to offer and complain about being …

I Can't Always Protect My Children -- and I Don't Always Want To

I think it is a natural instinct for parents to want to protect their children from pain. Not just physical pain, but emotional pain. For me, I find my Mama Bear instinct particularly strong when I see my child being treated unjustly by her peers. I think my reactions stem back to my own childhood …

FamilyFun's Top 12 Family Vacation Destinations

Real families rate their all-time favorite destinations around the country<p>Our top theme park, and our top attraction overall, is quintessential Disney, from Cinderella Castle to Pirates of the Caribbean to that famous flying elephant -- the perfect place for your kids to get face time with their …

5 Quick Parenting Tips to Save Your Sanity

Parenting is difficult.<p>Every day we face new parenting challenges. Our children test and push boundaries, and as parents, we have to maintain our cool in the face of frustration. Ultimately, the parenting decisions we make in these anxious situations are not nearly as important as the process of …

The Answer I Wish I'd Given

The other day someone asked me if I liked being a mom.<p>I was holding onto Tegan, whose spindly legs were wrapped around my waist. Her head was resting on my dampening shoulder, pigtails were dusting my cheek. She occasionally readjusted, looked up at me with her enormous eyes.<p>We sat on a couch as …

To the Critics of Daniel Murphy's Paternity Leave

Dear Boomer Esiason and Mike Francesa,<p>I heard that Daniel Murphy, second baseman for the New York Mets, missed the first two games of the 2014 season. He missed those games because his wife had a baby. She delivered their son by C-section and he used the three days of paternity time allotted by …

Timeout with Indiana Pacers Head Coach -- and Dad -- Frank Vogel (VIDEO)

Coaches are one of my favorite go-to resources for fathering advice. So when I recently saw Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel in a commercial about fatherhood featuring basketball decision makers, I reached out to him for some more dad decisions and wisdom.<p><b>Learn more about Jim at:</b></b> …

Why I'm Glad the Cool Mom Cliques Don't Want Me

I read with bemusement an article a friend posted on Facebook about the rise of back-stabbing suburban moms whose ruthlessness led one woman to pack up her family and leave town. While I certainly was on the receiving end of Mean Girl antics in high school, I have pretty much side-stepped those of …