A valet ticket has called a woman fat in Mizner Park in Boca Raton. The valet ticket was left on a South Florida woman's car seat, which she found when she collected her car from a valet - leaving her stunned and offended.
An agreement has been reached between the White House and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to avoid the tax side of the "fiscal cliff," President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. He urged members of Congress to back the plan. Congress will not have time to vote on the plan tonight, before the fiscal cliff deadline, but votes could come later this week.
While some sports fans (especially Denver Broncos ones) may have considered unashamed Christian quarterback Tim Tebow a miracle worker last year with his mid-season heroics leading the team into the playoffs, things were different as a N.Y. Jets player. If there were any miracles during the 2012 season for Tebow it was the fact that he never lashed out at a coach and organization that really didn't seem that serious about giving him a chance to play in earnest.
Around the Christmas holiday, we picture silver bells, red balls and bright lights. We hear stories of a brilliant star, traveling wise men and angels serenading shepherds. But there is another Christmas story, most often ignored and forgotten, because it is a story of horror, cruelty, and violence.
Approximately 16,000 students are spending a big chunk of their Christmas break (five days, including New Year's Eve) attending a student missions conference. Most are Christian, some are not, but in either case why would they set aside typical vacation activities to attend Urbana 12 – a series of speaker sessions, Bible studies, times of worship, and more than 250 exhibitors?
Illinois, the state where Barack Obama first cut his political teeth will soon vote whether to legalize same-sex marriage and the president is putting his political force behind the measure in hopes of turning the Land of Lincoln into the 10th state to legalize gay marriage.
An agreement appears to be coming together to avert the "fiscal cliff." While it would put off entitlement reform, it would give Republicans much of what they want on taxes. Republicans could still reject the plan even as liberals complain that Democrats are giving away too much.
Adrian Peterson has said that he would love to compete in the 2016 Olympics. The Minnesota Vikings running back could gave been forgiven for keeping his focus entirely on beating Eric Dickerson's single season rush record, or driving the Vikings into the NFL playoffs. However, he is setting his goals well beyond his current ambitions.
An emotionally charged evening at Urbana 12 that included the appearance of Shortie Khumalo, an AIDS victim caregiver from Swaziland, concluded with students in attendance assembling 32,000 caregiver kits ready to be shipped to Africa in about two hours.
With the Monday at midnight deadline for the "fiscal cliff" fast approaching, political leaders still had not reached a compromise by Sunday night to avoid the recession that economists say will likely come with the combined tax increases and government spending cuts. With the House and Senate both in session on Sunday, members of Congress disagreed on whether there would be an agreement.
No matter where you are in your walk with Christ, it's never too late to begin pursuing a deeper relationship with Him. Whether you're already passionate about Jesus or know Him only on a surface level, everyone is welcome to join Paul and "press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 3:14)
The day before the 'fiscal cliff' deadline and as Congress continues to work on an agreement, President Barack Obama appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" to blame Congressional Republicans for not reaching a deal. In a panel discussion after the interview, journalists criticized Obama for not doing more to build trust with Republicans and not displaying more leadership on entitlement reform.
The last 12 months were full of sorrow, shock, and fierce debates that seemed to have left the nation more divided. From battles for religious freedom both at home and abroad to questions about evil and justice, the year 2012 has forced the Christian community to examine the direction of the world and to also reflect on their own impact.
A pastor and author from Illinois urges evangelicals to be more flexible in their opinions on the gun control debate following the Connecticut shooting earlier this month, warning that some might otherwise think "we love our guns more than our neighbors."
When I hear a believer announce, "I'm just a sinner," I feel like saying, "That's what you used to be." A lot of folks cling to a view of themselves as a patched-up, slightly-better-than-before version of their old self. The Bible contradicts that opinion: "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away, behold, new things have come" (2 Cor. 5:17). In fact, according to Scripture, we're dramatically different once we are complete in Christ.
A Roman Catholic church in Chicago, Ill., is displaying a rare relic believed to be of Jesus' manger as well as a fragment of the veil of the Virgin Mary and a thread from the cloak of St. Joseph as it celebrates its 155th anniversary on Sunday.