Section : Women

  • Carrie Fisher

    Carrie Fisher, 'Star Wars' Princess Leia and Author, Dies at 60

    Carrie Fisher, who famously starred as Princess Leia in the "Star Wars" films and later endured drug addiction before sharing her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said. She suffered a heart attack aboard a plane on Friday as she flew into Los Angeles, after which she was met by paramedics and rushed to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Fisher described herself as an "enthusiastic agnostic who would be happy to be shown that there is a God." She was raised Protestant, but often attended Jewish services, the faith of her father, with Orthodox friends.
  • Christmas of Many Colors

    Dolly Parton’s 'Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love' Airs Nov. 30

    Dolly Parton reunited with fellow cast members on red carpet at Dollywood last week to celebrate the premiere of "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love." The movie airs Nov. 30 on NBC at 8 p.m. CST, and focuses on a Christmas miracle. Christian attitude is the backbone of the new film. "Hi, Lord, it's Dolly-I'm back!" says Alyvia Alyn Lind who plays a nine-year-old Parton living in Tennessee in the 1950s.
  • Sharon Jones

    Gospel Vocalist Sharon Jones Sang Hymns in Hospital Before Dying

    Sharon Jones' contribution to music wasn't the only legacy she left after passing away at the age of 60; the "neo-soul" singer also will be remembered for open proclamations of her faith in Christ. She lost her battle with pancreatic cancer on Nov. 18, with her last breaths in the hospital devoted to hymns, particularly "Amazing Grace."
  • Kate Middleton with her family

    Kate Middleton Pregnant with Third Royal Baby? Duchess of Cambridge's Rumors and Updates

    Prince William and Kate Middleton were rumored back in August to be expecting their third child, and now paparazzi pictures show the rumor to be true. Just this week, Prince William and Kate visited the Nelson Trust Women's Centre in Gloucestershire and many have noticed the Duchess' baby bump. Although the couple has not confirmed of Kate's pregnancy, speculators say that she might be ready to pop any time in mid-2017.
  • Teen pregnant with Jesus on Dr. Phil

    'Jesus Christ Is In My Womb,' Says Teen

    A 19-year-old female referenced as Haley insisted on the Dr. Phil show Thursday that her pregnancy is a miraculous one because she believes Jesus himself is in her womb. Although six medical tests revealed the teen is not pregnant, Haley believes her growing tummy is a sign of the growing divine child in her. She says the medical test results are all false, and claims her 22-pound weight gain in the past year is proof of her pregnancy.
  • Ayesha Curry

    Ayesha Curry Mixes Christian Faith, Food While Honoring God with Husband Stephen Curry

    Cooking icon Ayesha Curry announced her new decision to use her public notoriety to be more vocal about her Christian faith, and lead by example. As author of recipe book and New York Times bestseller "The Seasoned Life: Food, Family, Faith, and the Joy of Eating Well" Curry is using her food empire to show her priority to God. Although she said she knows this approach can bring her disrepute from people who are non-religious, the wife of Golden State Warriors basketball legend Stephen Curry asserts she is not afraid.
  • Gloria Copeland

    Answers to Prayers: Adopt 4-Step Waiting Process, Encourages Gloria Copeland

    While praying for something doesn't mean one will get every little thing asked for at exactly the time expected, noted author and Gospel minister Gloria Copeland said Christians sometimes have to be like farmers planting crops: "You have to sow it, water it and wait for it to grow." Copeland wrote the New York Times best-seller, "God's Master Plan for Your Life," as well as "God's Will for You," "Walk With God," "God's Will Is Prosperity, Hidden Treasures" and "To Know Him."
  • Rory and Joey book

    Relive Joey+Rory God-Given Story in 'To Joey With Love' Movie Sept. 20, Oct. 6

    Husband-and-wife singing duo Joey+Rory believed God would give them a great story, and He did. Fans are still mourning Joey Feek's death to cervical cancer at only age 40, but now can attend a special movie event about this couple's life of love and hope in select theaters on one of two nights: Sept. 20 and Oct. 6. Click here to explore which theaters will show the movie.
  • Queen of Katwe

    New Disney Faith Movie: 'Queen of Katwe' Shares Joy of Christian Missionary Work

    What do chess, conviction and religion have in common? The thread among these three aspects will be explained in a new Walt Disney movie about missionaries in Uganda. Entitled "Queen of Katwe," the new movie was inspired by a true story about the bond between missionary Robert Katende and Phiona Mutesi, a girl growing up in the slum area of Kampala. The film is slated to debut in theaters Sept. 23, 2016.
  • "Iron Nun," Sister Madonna Buder

    Iron Nun, 86 Years Young, Takes on Triathlons After Church

    Known as the "Iron Nun," Sister Madonna Buder has been running Ironman triathlons for 30-plus years, spurred on by her personal motto: "The only failure is not to try." Her staying power now is getting captured for all to see in Nike's new "Unlimited Youth" ad, where her impressive athletic skills are showcased.
  • Trevor Knight and Sadie Robertson

    Trevor Knight: Who Is Sadie Robertson's New Knight in Faith Armor?

    Since "The Live Original Tour," "Dancing With the Stars" alum and Duck Dynasty's Sadie Robertson confirmed she has been dating Trevor Knight, some people are curious about other details of the 22-year-old starting quarter back for the Texas A&M Aggies. The couple reportedly bonded over shared Christian faith, then found they had much in common.
  • Lucy Chelton

    Food Network 'Chopped Junior': Pastor’s Daughter Wins, Shares $10K Cooking Prize With Non-Profit

    Lucy Chelton, a nine-year-old United Methodist Church cook from Sellersville, Pa., won Food Network's "Chopped Junior" children's television cooking show with an appetizer called rattlesnake nuggets with sweet-lime Hollandaise sauce, along with preparing a few other dishes. Chelton's parents are on the ministry staff of Christ UMC in Lansdale, Pa. She shared part of her $10,000 prize with FISH (Fellowship in Serving Humanity), a Pennridge area program that provides food, clothing, school supplies and other needs to low-income families with children.
  • Gabby Douglas

    Olympic Gymnast Gabby Douglas Says God Is Secret to Her Success

    At just 16 years old, U.S. artistic gymnast Gabrielle "Gabby" Douglas achieved a great deal of success by becoming the first woman of color in Olympic history to win an individual all-around competition. However, she does not take credit for the talent God gave her. After overcoming homelessness and a life-threatening illness at a young age, Douglas praises God.
  • Tobin Heath

    U.S. Olympic Soccer Player Tobin Heath Relies Heavily on Jesus, Christian Faith

    New Jersey native and two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup gold medalist Tobin Heath comes from a family heavily involved in Christian faith and athletic groups, such as Champions for Christ. She subscribes to the premise to "always believe." In a matchup of two of the top three ranked women's teams in the world, Heath and the U.S. women's team came away with a 1-0 victory over France on Saturday, Aug. 6, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both the U.S. and France teams will plays their final group stage match on Tuesday evening. The U.S. faces off against Colombia while France plays New Zealand.
  • Paulette McKenzie Leaphart

    Breast Cancer Survivor Ends 1,000-Mile Shirtless 'Walk with God' in D.C.

    Eight months after Paulette Leaphart's double mastectomy, she said God spoke to her and told her to remove her shirt. She was at the beach over Labor Day weekend at the time, and as strangers saw her scars, they started to cry but also applauded. Those unplanned minutes launched Leaphart's new personal purpose to help other survivors find beauty in their bodies - to free them.
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