Testimonies of the Month

 

October 2017

 

Why adversity is a gift - the story of Tom Brady

 

 

May this be a lesson to all of us that determination, heart, and hard work are the key to being successful.

 

September 2017

 

Steve McQueen: The True Story You Never Knew 

 

 

Steve McQueen truly is an American icon. Recently, Esquire Magazine noted that even 50 years after his career's peak, Steve McQueen "is still the King of Cool." Despite abounding biographies and articles on the acting legend's life, many people are unaware that Steve McQueen was a believer in Jesus Christ.

 

Mother who chose baby instead of chemotherapy has died

 

 

A Michigan woman who sacrificed the chance to prolong her life in order to give birth to her sixth child has died. Nick DeKlyen tells The Associated Press that his wife, Carrie DeKlyen, died early Saturday surrounded by family. He says among the last things he said to her were, “I’ll see you in Heaven.” Doctors removed Carrie DeKlyen’s feeding and breathing tubes on Thursday, a day after she gave birth to her daughter Life Lynn DeKlyen. The mother chose to forgo chemotherapy to treat her brain cancer, since it would have meant ending her pregnancy. Life Lynn was born prematurely and weighs 1 pound, four ounces, but is doing well. The couple from the western Michigan city of Wyoming have five other kids

 

The Sir Nicholas Winton Story - Saving the Children

 

 

Nicholas Winton saved the lives of hundreds of young Jews, one of whom was the CBS's Joe Schlesinger. Both men returned to Slovakia to attend an occasion like no other.

 

August 2017

 

Beautiful Exchange

 

Jeanet Oscario shares her journey from a dark past controlled by satanic influences to a bright present and future filled to overflowing with God's love, hope, joy and everlasting peace. 

 

 

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness | Robert Waldinger

 

 

 

 What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it's fame and money, you're not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you're mistaken. As the director of 75-year-old study on adult development, Waldinger has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction. In this TEDTalks  conference, he shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.

Finn

 

Finn from Caravan on Vimeo.

 

 Watch and share this power testimony of how two loving parents dealt with the rare, tragic diagnosis that their only child had a debilitating genetic disease. Project Alive is a powerful voice for children and adults with Hunter Syndrome, bringing together families and advocates with researchers, industry, and regulators. Project Alive funds promising curative research, assists researchers and industry with designing research studies for our community, and advocates for the most effective and efficient system of clinical research, evaluation, and approval. Through its innovative campaigns and grassroots efforts, Project Alive has made significant advances in public awareness about Hunter Syndrome and its symptoms, the need for early diagnosis, and available treatments and clinical trials.  

Project Alive is a nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Tennessee and is qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code with a tax ID of 46-4617970. Project Alive was formerly named Saving Case & Friends, Inc.

The mission of Project Alive is to cure Hunter Syndrome / Mucopolysaccharidosis II through research and advocacy.  To find out how you can help and bring real hope to these stricken children, go to http://projectalive.org/hunter-syndrome/

 

 

Meet the pastor mentoring Justin Biebe

 

 

 Carl Lentz, the pastor of Hillsong Church in New York City, has made headlines for his influence on Bieber and Irving.

 

 

Jim Carrey Talks Jesus During Speech to Former Inmates

 

 

Funny man Jim Carrey recently delivered an inspiring message to a room full of former inmates saying they chose to "walk through the gate of forgiveness to grace."

 

9-year-old transplant patient stuns crowd on AGT

 

 

 Angelica Hale was the "girl on fire" when she performed on America’s Got Talent. Hale battled serious illness before impressing on the AGT stage. At just four years of age, she contracted Sepsis, a life-threatening bacterial infection in her lungs. Hale needed a kidney transplant. Thankfully, Angelica’s mother Eva Hale was a match and she donated a kidney to save her daughter.

 

July 2017

 

The Accurate Story Behind the Star Spangled Banner

 

 

The true story of how our national anthem came to be.

 

The Battle of Fort McHenry, through Francis Scott Key's Eyes

 

 

When the British army held Francis Scott Key captive aboard one of their warships during the Battle of Baltimore, they could never have guessed his stay would inspire their enemy's most-patriotic song.

June 2017

 

Frank Abagnale Story -

    A powerful reminder of the importance of fathers!

  

 

Frank Abagnale gained notoriety in the U.S. and overseas for his fraudulent crimes. He was later hired by the FBI as an expert on forgery and document theft, becoming the subject of the film 'Catch Me If You Can'.  Frank's story is a powerful reminder of the importance of fatherhood in the lives of children.

 

Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102

 

 

Fred A. Kummerow, a German-born biochemist and lifelong contrarian whose nearly 50 years of advocacy led to a federal government ban on the use of trans-fatty acids in processed foods, a ruling that could prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths a year, died on Wednesday at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 102.

His family announced his death. He had been a longtime professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Artificial trans fats — derived from the hydrogen-treated oils used to give margarine its easy-to-spread texture and prolong the shelf life of crackers, cookies, icing and hundreds of other staples in the American diet — were ruled unsafe by the Food and Drug Administration partly in response to a lawsuit that Professor Kummerow filed against the agency in 2013, two months shy of his 99th birthday. The ban, announced in 2015, goes into effect in 2018. 

Professor Kummerow was one of the first scientists to suggest that the saturated fat in butter, cheese and meats did not contribute to the clogging of arteries and was in fact beneficial in moderate amounts. This hypothesis, controversial at the time, was proved correct.

His own diet, he said, included red meat, whole milk and eggs scrambled in butter

 

Bill Maher vs. an intelligent Christian (Maher loses).

 

The Christian author, Ross Douthat, NY Times columnist, defend his faith and wins!

 

May 2017

 

Sheila Walsh - Escaping the Darkness of Depression

 

 

Former 700 Club co-host and best-selling author Sheila Walsh shares her personal journey from severe clinical depression to freedom, and her mission to encourage others to seek help.

 

The Dodie Osteen Story

 

 

Doctors told Dodie Osteen she had three weeks to live. But God laughed! For 36 years Dodie has prayed for the sick, cast out demons and ministered compassion to people of all walks of life. She says your destiny lives with the Jesus in you.

 

Police Officer's Final Act of Kindness

 

 

Police Officer's Final Act of Kindness Caught on Tape Before Dying

 

 

The Kindness Diaries

 

 

Leon Logothetis traded in his desk job to chase his dreams. He went to 40 places in nearly 20 countries in five months, with no money, food or places to stay. Logothetis joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the book about his journey, "The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest To Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World."

 

 

April 2017

  

Healing Neen

 

 

Healing Neen follows the amazing recovery of Tonier 'Neen' Cain from a lifetime of abuse and drug addiction to a career as a nationally-known speaker and educator on the devastation of trauma and the hope of recovery. For 19 nightmarish years, she lived on the streets, racking up 66 criminal convictions, until finally treatment for her trauma offered her a way out and up. Her story points to the consequences of untreated trauma to individuals and society at-large, including mental health problems, addiction, homelessness and incarceration.

  

I am Second® - Scott Hamilton 

 

After being diagnosed with his third brain tumor last summer, the Olympic figure skater learned at a February check-up thatthe growth a benign pituitary tumor has shrunk in size without treatment. Hamilton opens up about his past health crises and his enduring determination to serve Jesus.

 

March 2017

 

One of the Best PRO-LIFE Speeches EVER - Gianna Jessen - ABORTION SURVIVOR

 

 

Gianna Jessen is an abortion survivor. This is the full speech and it is usually only available in two separate parts. Gianna was speaking at Queen's Hall Parliament House in Victoria, Australia on the eve of the debate to decriminalize abortion in Victoria.

 

 February 2017

 

Lynsi Snyder - I Am Second

 

From grief and desperation to fulfillment and joy, this is Lynsi’s story.

 

January 2017

 

Nobel Prize Winner shares how to live a long, healthy life

 

 

 Have you wondered why some 60-year-olds look and feel like 40-year-olds and why some 40-year-olds look and feel like 60-year-olds? Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and leading health psychologist Dr. Elissa Epel have discovered that there are changes we can make to our daily habits that will lengthen our telomeres and help to keep us vital and disease-free.

 

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

 

 

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks -- including death itself -- at the university's 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.

 

December 2016

 

The True Story of Desmond Doss - Award-Winning True Documentary of Hacksaw Ridge

 

 

 

 

Private Desmond Doss walked into the bloodiest battle of World War II’s Pacific theater with nothing to protect himself save for his Bible and his faith in God. A devout Christian and conscientious objector, Doss had enlisted as a medic and refused to carry a rifle.The fighting took place on the hellish Maeda Escarpment in April 1945. The battlefield, located on top of a sheer 400-foot cliff, was fortified with a deadly network of Japanese machine gun nests and booby traps. The escarpment, nicknamed Hacksaw Ridge for the treacherously steep cliff, was key to winning the battle of Okinawa. The mission was thought to be near-impossible, and when Doss’s battalion was ordered to retreat, the medic refused to leave his fallen comrades behind.Facing heavy machine gun and artillery fire, Doss repeatedly ran alone into the kill zone, carrying wounded soldiers to the edge of the cliff and singlehandedly lowering them down to safety. Each time he saved a man’s life, Doss prayed out loud, “Lord, please help me get one more.” By the end of the night he had rescued an estimated 75 men. (The always modest Doss reckoned he saved about 50, but his fellow soldiers gauged it closer to 100. They decided to split the difference.)Now, the unbelievable story has come to life in the Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge, with Andrew Garfield starring as Doss. The film earning a 10-minute standing ovation at its red carpet world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in September.

 

She Gave Me More

 

 

On a cold December day in 1988, a poor crippled Eastern Shore widow named Aunt Mary Riley shared with me the greatest Christmas gift of all. In the spring of 1990, this same 84-year-old woman was found murdered inside her one room house, stabbed to death by a young neighbor boy high on crack cocaine. According to the world's standards, Aunt Mary had nothing of value, but according to God's standards, she possessed the greatest gift of all. Once again, it is my honor to share the true story of how a 15-minute encounter 26 Christmases ago with a precious lady helped me discover the only true gift of lasting value - a gift so precious, it will last for all eternity!   

Merry Christmas to all of you!
Neill G. Russell, web host of Bemadewhole.net
 
FINDING FAITH
A Look At Tim Tebow's Life After Football
 

 

 The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner discussed his new book, "Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms," which begins with a "stomach punch" from Belichick in a chapter titled "Cut."

 

November 2016

The Phil Robertson Story

 

 

Three generations. One duck related Dynasty. The Robertson family story told through the lens of Phil, Kay, Jep and Reed. From their humble beginnings and struggle in keeping their family together to a behind the scenes look into the Robertsons' continued commitment to faith, family and ducks amidst their immense success

October 2016

 

I am Second® - Duche Bradley Story

 

 

 Duche Bradley grew up without a father. Anger and loneliness filled the void. As he grew older, these emotions carried him from lonely kid to street punk to brazen drug dealer. Machine guns and shotguns, Saran wrapped crack cocaine, and bloody knuckles set the background for his life.cHe consoled himself by swearing that though his father left him, he would never leave his son. Never. But as dealing drugs moved from part time gig to full-time obsession, his lifestyle caught up. A simple traffic stop turned into a gun-to-his-head haul off to jail and suddenly Duche Bradley was faced with decades of jail and a lifetime away from his son. His feared that his promise to his son would be broken.

  

September 2016    

This ‘Family of Geniuses’ Show off Benefits of Homeschooling

 

 

A multi-talented family has taken Boca Raton, Florida by storm with their incredible academic achievements.

 

August 2016

 

Hell Experience of Ex-Satanist - John Ramirez

  

                                                   

 

 

 

John Ramirez was a demon worshiper. He was also a high ranking satanic priest in New York. One day, he got invited to church by his girl friend. He got delivered by demons. Now, he is preaching gospel.

 

 

July 2016

 

     Atheist to Christian Testimony - Powerful!

 

 

 

Great story. Professing atheists (not all of course) don't believe GOD exists more along the lines that they don't want Him to exist, therefore writing Him off.

 

June 2016

 

'War Room's' Pricilla Shire on the Power of Prayer

 

 

 

Priscilla Shirer, star of the faith-based movie "War Room," spoke with CBN's Efrem Graham about the film, faith, and the real-life power of prayer.

 

May 2016

 

         From “Christian” to Lesbian to Born Again: the Emily Satterfeld story

 

 

 

The title of this video tells it all. Please share this power story of a young girl's journey from religion, to worldly sin, to true repentance.

 

 

April 2016

 

  Rory Feek Shares Moving Video of Wife Joey's Emotional Memorial: 'It Was Hard and Beautiful'

 

 

 

In the wake of Joey Feek's death from cancer, the late country singer's husband Rory is opening up about her emotional public memorial.

Held in her hometown of Alexandria, Indiana, on Sunday, the event honored Joey's childhood, years performing with Rory as Joey+Rory and the legacy of love she left behind for the couple's daughter, Indiana, 2.

"In the Alexandria High School gymnasium – the same place where Joey had played basketball and volleyball and cheered for her home team – a few thousand people gathered together in her honor," wrote Rory, 50, on his blog This Life I Live on Friday. "But this time, the cheers were all for her."

 

Even though he managed to smile at the event, Rory says it was challenging to prepare himself on their way to Indiana from their home in Pottsville, Tennessee, where Joey was laid to rest on March 8.

"A few minutes before, as Indy was still napping, I sat in the back hallway of the bus and did my best to come up with a few words to say ... to thank this town and to lift up my beautiful bride and this community," he penned.

Rory explained how the town has impacted not just Joey's life, but his as well. He reminisced about the first time he visited Alexandria in April 2002, when he proposed to her after just two months of dating. After asking for permission from Joey's father for her hand in marriage, Rory took her for a walk down the road where her brother was killed in a car accident years earlier.

"Back at her mama's farmhouse, I took Joey's hand and we walked west through the dark, down the little lane that they live on," Rory wrote. "We stopped about a quarter-mile away, right in front of the white cross on the side of the road where Justin had been killed.

 

Rory Feek Shares Moving Video of Wife Joey's Emotional Memorial: 'It Was Hard and Beautiful'| Death, Tributes, Cancer, Country, Music News, Joey Feek

 

Rory recalled how Joey told him she and her "mama were the first ones to the scene," where she "knelt over her brother" and prayed for him "minutes after the accident that took his life."

He added: "I wanted to change that moment for her ... to try to make it better. To turn that place into a beautiful beginning instead of a heartbreaking ending."

Having made "a hundred trips back" since then, Rory said none have been more special than going back for Joey's memorial on March 13.

"We took one final tour bus ride home. To Joey's town," he shared. "To grieve with and celebrate with the people in her community. And to lift up one of their own with tears and joy and songs and speeches."

Rory thanked the people of the town for their outpouring of love and generosity.

 

 

 

March 2016

 

In memory of my dear friend, Rose Price 

 

Rose Price Obituary

 

                                                           April 3, 1928 - May 16, 2015

 

 

 

Those of us who did not experience the Holocaust firsthand can never truly comprehend it, nor can we really understand how faith triumphs over such terror, but my friend Rose Price tells her story in vivid detail of how a Jew named Yeshua not only saved this Holocaust survivor from her hellish earthly torments from the ravages of unforgiveness, but for all eternity!

 

February 2016

 

High pH Coffee!!!

 

 

 

 

In October of 2014, I was faced with a difficult decision. I had just been diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer. I was also suffering daily from severe joint pain and inflammation throughout my body. I had no other choice, but to take my website's advice and totally eliminate all acidic foods and beverages from my diet; including my all time favorite drink, coffee! Four month after staring my high pH alkaline diet (consuming foods and drinks with a pH of 7 or higher), all of my inflammation was gone, never again to return. Also, in February of 2015, I had my prostate surgically removed and I am now cancer free! The only staple from my daily diet that I truly missed was my morning cup of coffee.  Now- "Praise God!"- over one year later, I can start my day once again with a full cup of hazelnut coffee! Watch this simple experiment I tried two weeks ago that will raise the pH of your daily cup of coffee from a highly acidic 4.5 to a healthy 7.5.

 

 

 

December 2015 

She Gave Me More!
On a cold December day in 1988, a poor crippled Eastern Shore widow named Aunt Mary Riley shared with me the greatest Christmas gift of all. In the spring of 1990, this same 84-year-old woman was found murdered inside her one room house, stabbed to death by a young neighbor boy high on crack cocaine. According to the world's standards, Aunt Mary had nothing of value, but according to God's standards, she possessed the greatest gift of all. Once again, it is my honor to share the true story of how a 15-minute encounter 26 Christmases ago with a precious lady helped me discover the only true gift of lasting value - a gift so precious, it will last for all eternity!   
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Neill G. Russell, web host of Bemadewhole.net

 

 

November 2015

 

         Megyn Kelly Interview With Charles Koch

                 the billionaire that the left loves to hate.

 

                                                               

                                                              

 

The Koch brothers are often cast by President Obama and Democrats as "boogeymen," who use their fortune to rig the system and buy the country.  Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has mentioned them 289 times from the Senate floor, painting them as "evil." The White House put the brothers on an "enemies list" during the 2012 presidential campaign.  Despite the frequent attacks, the two rarely sit down for interviews.

But tonight on "The Kelly File," Charles Koch talks to Megyn Kelly in a fascinating discussion about what he believes is behind the vitriol and much more.

 

 

October 2015

 

 

 

 

Cathleen Falsani, the author of "Belieber! Fame, Faith, and the Heart of Justin Bieber," talks to KPBS about her book on Justin Bieber and his faith in God.

  

August/September 2015

 

 

 

  

A Powerful Story!

Kathie Lee Gifford returns to the co-host seat of the Today Show for the first time since her husband Frank passed away and shares how she and her family are coping with the loss and the personal and touching story of how his faith shaped his life. 

 

 

July 2015

 

 

  

The year was 2014. I was sick. Sicker than I had ever been in my entire life! I had inflammation from head to toe. Every joint of my body ached constantly. At times the pain was excruciating! I was also obese. None of my clothes fit anymore. I was also up all hours of the night having difficulty urinating. My PSA, a protein used to measure prostate inflammation and cancer, was off the charts at 21. Physically, I was a 62 year-old physical wreck on the verge of receiving some very devastating news. My urological biopsy results indicated I had aggressive prostate cancer.

 

That was last year. Today is August 5th, 2005. I am totally pain free, inflammation free, cancer free and 50 pounds lighter. (I am back to my high school waistline!!). How did I do it, you might ask? I took my own advice found at my website, bemadewhole.net. Watch my testimony and find out.

 

May/June 2015

 

The Return of the Violin

 

  

The story of a violin stolen from a Jewish native of a Polish city after the rise of Hitler almost doesn't deserve mention. After all, Czestochowa was the scene of one of the worst cases of genocide of World War II -- approximately 45,000 Jews were systematically murdered by the Nazis. But that violin -- a priceless Stradivarius -- was owned by the town's most famous resident, the famed violinist Bronislaw Huberman. Before the rise of national socialism, he was considered one of the most prodigious musicians of all time. Born in 1882, no less than composer Johannes Brahms praised his playing. But as a recent film documents, during the war he was a tireless opponent of the Nazis and saved many Jews by bringing them to Palestine to create an orchestra that would become the Israel Philharmonic. "The Return of the Violin" shines a harsh light on the brutality of the German occupiers and sheds light on just how Joshua Bell -- now the world's most famous concert soloist -- came to own Huberman's Strad. 

Testimony of the Month

 

March 2015

James Foley's parents on their son, faith and forgiveness
The parents of James Foley, the US journalist murdered by the Islamic State, speaks about how they are coping with his death and trying to forgive his killers.
 
 
 

February 2015

The Blind Boy with an Incredible Will

  

Meet Hamoody Smith, a fearless, wildly ambitious 12-year-old boy.  For a moment when you see him, you are struck by what's different about him physically: The facial disfigurement. The prosthetic eye. The misshapen nose. But within moments all of that is gone, and you are struck by what's different about him in every other way; the life that seems to pour out of him in endless streams, the energy that never ceases, the intellect and the drive. He loves to get physical. You should see him grinding and gutting it out on the wrestling mat. He throws 'em down. They throw him down. And he loves it.   Hamoody is aggressive. You could even call him cocky. His is an invincible, unbend-able will.   As he sits on his bed wearing a Marshawn Lynch jersey holding a football, with a WSU pillow propped up behind him, I ask him about his life philosophy. His credo. He answers this way: "What I do is I'm thankful for my setbacks, and those have become my blessings."

 

 

 

December/January 2014/15

She Gave Me More!
On a cold December day in 1988, a poor crippled Eastern Shore widow named Aunt Mary Riley shared with me the greatest Christmas gift of all. In the spring of 1990, this same 84-year-old woman was found murdered inside her one room house, stabbed to death by a young neighbor boy high on crack cocaine. According to the world's standards, Aunt Mary had nothing of value, but according to God's standards, she possessed the greatest gift of all. Once again, it is my honor to share the true story of how a 15-minute encounter 26 Christmases ago with a precious lady helped me discover the only true gift of lasting value - a gift so precious, it will last for all eternity!   
Merry Christmas to all of you!
Neill G. Russell, web host of Bemadewhole.net 

November 2014

Nik Wallenda - Walking Blindfolded in Faith

 

 

 
 
Meet Nik Wallenda, known as “The King of the High Wire.” He is the seventh generation of the legendary Great Wallendas and began walking the wire at
age four. Nik stunned the world when he crossed the Grand Canyon untethered in 2013. Watch now as he walks high across the windy Chicago skyline
blindfolded, is a feat no one else could dream of.
 

 

October 2014
Albert's Story

 

 

 

 
 
Albert Lexie, 71, of Monessen Pa., a member of Mel Hileman Ministries, has been shining shoes at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC since 1982. Just about every Tuesday and Thursday, Albert leaves his home at 5:50 a.m. to arrive at Children’s at 7:25 a.m. to begin shining shoes.  Through the years, the Lord has directed Albert to donate all of his tips – more than $200,000 – to the Free Care Fund, which ensures that all Children’s patients receive the medical care they need regardless of their families’ ability to pay. What makes this gesture so awe-inspiring is that Mr. Lexie only earns about $10,000 a year.  At age 15, Mr. Lexie built a shoeshine box in high school shop class. Today, he makes shoes sparkle for $3 a shine. Usually, customers give him a little extra for “my kids,” as Mr. Lexie calls them. During the last 32 years, he has donated all the tips he has earned from his shoeshine business to Children’s Hospital’s Free Care Fund. Mr. Lexie has received several awards over the years for his 32 years of charity work, including:
  • An Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the organization’s Western Pennsylvania Chapter in 2001
  • A 1997 Jefferson Medal for Outstanding Citizen
  • The Donora Rotary honored Lexie with a Community Service Award for his donations to Children’s Hospital
  • 2006 National Caring Award given by the Caring Institute, and inducted into the Hall of Fame for Caring Americans
  • The Foundation for a Better Life, with billboards honoring his charity work.
  • In addition, Lexie has also been on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Jane Pauley Show, and the CBS Evening News