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Former ‘Full House’ star puts God first in work, familycomment (0)

January 2, 2014

By Leann Callaway

Former ‘Full House’ star puts God first in work, family

From 1987 to 1995, actress Candace Cameron Bure earned national recognition while starring as D.J. Tanner on the popular TV sitcom “Full House.”

Through the years, as the Lord has guided and directed her career choices, Bure has remained focused on keeping the spotlight shining brightly on Christ and seeking roles that will glorify Him.

She also has gained a unique perspective while balancing ministry and motherhood, which has furthered her desire to provide family-friendly entertainment. In addition to her acting roles, Bure often shares her personal testimony at women’s conferences and ministry events.

“My faith in Christ is everything to me and influences who I am as a wife, mom, actress and business woman,” Bure said. “My relationship with God comes first and I want to honor Him in all that I do in my life, whether it’s family or work.

“Clearly that flows into the choices that I make as far as the movies and shows that I do and the content that I produce. I’m so thankful that there are some wonderful networks like UP that are dedicated to providing family-friendly programming, and as an actress, those are the networks that I want to be a part of.”

In December 2013, Bure combined her love for contemporary Christian music and speaking while hosting “K-Love Music City Christmas” on the UP Network (formerly Gospel Music Channel). The show featured special performances from several contemporary Christian recording artists, including David Crowder, Mandisa, Kari Jobe, Colton Dixon, Tenth Avenue North, Toby Mac, Brandon Heath, Newsboys, for KING & COUNTRY, Big Daddy Weave and Matthew West.

For Bure, a simple Christmas spent with family and serving others keeps her focused on the reason for the season.

“I’ve learned not to get overwhelmed with the Christmas season by keeping it really simple and meaningful,” Bure said. “I enjoy it for what it is, because it is a time to recognize the greatest gift of all and that is the birth of Jesus Christ.

“We started a new tradition in our home where we go as a family, along with some other family members and friends, to a shelter and cook breakfast for the people living there. Then we have a chance to sit down, talk with them, eat breakfast and spend our Christmas morning with them and give them gifts. Last year, we brought everyone at the shelter Bibles, socks and Christmas CDs. Just being able to sit and listen to their stories has really been special for my whole family.

“It’s a special moment as a mom to be teaching my children about the real meaning of Christmas and have them be involved in this way. It really puts Christmas into perspective, and for us, what we look forward to the most is going and serving others on Christmas morning.”

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