CHRIST, CHRISTMAS & CHARLES DICKENS – Week One – What Right Have We to Be Merry?

How Christmas came to be the most wonderful time of the year!

“Bah! Humbug? Merry Christmas? What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry . . . in such a world of fools as this? What’s Christmas time to you but a time for paying bills without money, a time for finding yourself a year older, but not an hour richer?” […]

Seymour Hicks plays the most miserly Scrooge ever in 1935 version directed by Henry Edwards - Watch this month on Amazon Prime (glorious black and white) or Dove Channel (restored and in color)

51oain1z8qlLeeAnn Jefferies, The Bipolar Experience – One fashion model’s war against the stigma of mental illness.

Ford Models, LeeAnn Jefferies, lived in her secret, shame-induced, Bipolar closet for decades. Despite being diagnosed with Bipolar (1) Disorder, 50% schizophrenia and OCD, in her early twenties, LeeAnn worked tirelessly to achieve her dream career. Later, she paid a devastating price.

 

Watch and learn as Eva Marie Everson discusses her new book at Carmen’s Corner

 

Leave a COMMENT to let us know how this video helped you or someone you love. We will enter your name for a personalized copy of Eva Marie’s new book. Giveaway runs through November 30th.

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Our Mission to Learn About Carmen’s Favorite Non-Profit Organizations, and How to Participate Continues with Children of the Nations (COTNI.org) and Co-Founder Debbie Clark.

Debbie shares the vision, mission, and story of how COTN came to life and how people may continue to breathe life into the hearts, souls and minds of children formerly abandoned, discarded and ignored. And then, there’s more! Be inspired by two stories of COTN children Carmen has met, visited and watched them thrive under the care of COTN in Malawi. You’ll say, with Carmen and others who love COTN, “God is good.”

 

See the other videos in this Children of the Nations series. The wonderful and inspiring stories of Lezita Mteme and David Clark Samuel just two more blessings from Children of the Nations.

Comment below for a chance to win Carmen’s Hawaii exclusive Starbucks Mug and Gift Card.

Visit www.COTNI.org to participate with your time, talent and treasure. Sponsor a Child or University Student, Learn How to Make and Send SMILEPACKS, Consider a Venture Trip to a COTN Country and Bring Your Expertise to Bless Those in Need.

Email carmen@carmenerichards.com with any questions or COMMENT below.

Meet Lezita Mteme from Lilongwe, Malawi.

This young woman has a passion for encouraging and inspiring girls in her country to become educated and avoid becoming child brides at ages 12-14. Lezita is articulate and determined, and she prays in Chichewa! She recently achieved a Community Development College Degree. Congratulate, Lezita in Comments.

 

 

Be sure to watch the 3-minute video story of David Samuel – another amazing story and blessing from Children of the Nations.

Comment below for a chance to win Carmen’s Hawaii exclusive Starbucks Mug and Gift Card.

Visit www.COTNI.org to participate with your time, talent and treasure.

Meet David Clark Samuel from Lilongwe, Malawi.

This young man has had a life-long passion for learning. Even when David was sleeping under vendor carts, as a young boy, in Lilongwe, he dreamt of attending school. When David came under the care of Children of the Nations, God granted David his heart’s desire. And David did not squander that gift. Watch Debbie Clark as she relays his amazing rags to riches in Heaven story.

 

Don’t miss the short video story of Lezita Mteme – another amazing story and blessing from Children of the Nations.

Comment below for a chance to win Carmen’s Hawaii exclusive Starbucks Mug and Gift Card.

Visit www.COTNI.org to participate with your time, talent and treasure.