Lay the gifts aside and get with this:  Christmas is not about the shiny red bow on a box.  What many often forget is that this is a great time to minister to others about the miraculous birth of JESUS CHRIST and HIS saving grace.  The meaning is really conveyed here in this awesome video from the movie “The Bible”.  The song “Mary Did You Know” is being performed by Ceelo Green.

Luke 2:1, 4-5 NIV – The Birth of Jesus ] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.


Kia’s NBA 2013-2014 Most Valuable Player, Kevin Durant, gave a speech that brought a lot of men to tears, including me. In his speech he thanked everyone involved in his success. But it was his tearful tribute to his mom that really touched the heart and soul of millions. Thanks A. Renae for sending the video.


Many years ago I was in the process of writing a poem for my mom for Mother’s Day and I messed around and heard this song. The song said everything that I really wanted to say without me writing a word. As much as I continued to try to write my poem, these words continued to bounce around in my heart and my head. Truthfully I got mad at first because I could not create the poem that I wanted to write. Then, I decided to embrace the beauty of this song and today I’m dedicating this song to my mom and to all of the wonderful mothers out there (including my 2 sisters who sometimes think that they are my mom… lol). As much as I love the words in this song, there are so many more words that can be said about the love that my mom has administered… over the years. Her particular brand of love need to be packaged and shipped around the world (yes, she’s that AWESOME). I guess that’s why God gave her to me!!!
Check out Celine Dion singing Because You Loved Me. Video from