Today is the anniversary of the Roe v Wade Supreme Court
decision. If you’re the kind of person who would rather light a candle than
curse the darkness, Focus on the Family’s Kelly Rosati has some ideas to help
you get started. She says to first of all, pray. Then get active, even by
taking “baby steps” to doing things like donating to a crisis pregnancy center
or helping a foster family at your church or serving at a retirement home.
Valuing life is a good thing at every stage. Hundreds of thousands of peaceful
participants are expected at the March for Life is this Friday in Washington, DC.
And please pray for the life of our future children, who Psalm 139 says are
“fearfully and wonderfully made.” Many
pro-life events are happening throughout Family Life Nation all this week. Find
out more at www.marchforlife.org.
President Obama began part two of his presidency yesterday
by giving his 2nd Inaugural address from the West Front of the Capitol. He appealed
to our Declaration of Independence’s “self evident truth” that all men are
created equal. Remember our admonition from First Timothy to pray, not just for
our president, but for ALL those in authority. As Paul the Apostle says in that
letter to Timothy, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior”
Please continue to keep the entire
community in your prayers as more details emerge form the horrific shooting
spree allegedly perpetrated by a 15 year old boy against his family Saturday
night. The teen reportedly shot and killed his father and mother and three
siblings. The deceased father, Greg Griego, was the Chaplain of the Fire
Department and involved in several prison ministries. He was also a former
pastor at Calvary
A Catholic Bishop in war-torn Mali says people are being forced
to hide in their homes. Bishop Augustin Traore, whose diocese lies directly in
the path of Islamic insurgents, says that church-goers and others are being
forced to hide in their homes. According to Catholic News Service, Catholics in
the area have been too scared to go to church, and Bishop Traore says quote,
" Our entire Catholic culture will clearly be in danger if this conflict
drags on." Islamist militants have taken over the northern part of Mali,
and French troops have been sent to the country to fight them. Mali is a former French colony, and used to be
one of the most stable countries in Africa.
ISRAELIS ARE VOTING FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TODAY.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party is expected to win the most seats, giving Netanyahu a third term in office. The polls opened at seven AM, local time, and are set to stay open until ten PM. The Jerusalem Post reports that more than five-point-six million people in Israel are eligible to vote in today's election.
The Israeli parliament is known as the Knesset. It has 120 seats, held by representatives of a variety of different political parties.
No political party has ever held a pure majority in the Knesset, meaning the party with the most seats must work to build a coalition with other parties.
The Almost Southwest Flight
The part of a flight that always seems the most magical to
me is when the plane is screaming down the runway and then… gets air born.
Passengers of a Southwest Airlines flight leaving Denver yesterday never got to the “air born” part
as the pilot saw a fire warning light and hit the brakes! The plane came to
safe stop and nobody was hurt, but they did blow 3 tires. Southwest officials
are still trying to find out why the fire warning light came on when there
wasn’t actually a fire on board.
THE U.S. WING OF ATARI FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY ON MONDAY.
But, CNN reports it may not necessarily mean the end for the video game pioneer. Although Atari will be seeking buyers for its logo and games catalog - which includes more than 200 games, including the classic Pong - the company is still hoping to grow in mobile and digital gaming. I tell you right now, if I had a smart phone and I could play Pong on it…. I’d be all over that! I used to pay money at the Arcade to play Pong!
Stanford Religious Liberty Clinic
Stanford has launched a new Religious Liberty Clinic, the
only law clinic of its kind in the country. According to its web site,
“Students will learn in class and apply in practice the laws affecting
religious liberty, whether statutory or constitutional.”
The Career Game
When I was a kid we played a board game called “Careers.”
Today’s technology is changing the rules of the job-search and hiring game in a
lot of ways. According to a recent study from Harvard, nearly 75% of all jobs
come through networking. Technology can create a more level playing field for
your contact management if you keep up with it. Digital communications via your
PC or tablet or smart phone—or even the local library computer—can help you
keep those networking contacts fresh and helpful as you “play the game” of
building a career.
Inroads to Beating Cancer
You probably know someone with cancer. Well, cancer research
appears to be making some headway. Scientists at Cambridge say they’ve found quadruple helix
DNA in some human cells. Normal cells have a double helix. Researchers say a
quadruple helix may have a connection to cancer. They believe it forms when the
cell operates in a dysfunctional way. Perhaps it’s one more step towards
finding better treatments and cures.
The Celebrated Breaking and Entering of Calaveras County
California Sheriff’s Deputies say
they got a call about a burglary in progress, so they responded. What they
found was the alleged burglar dressed only in a trench coat. Oh and he was in
the driveway of the house with the homeowner sitting on top of him to keep from
escaping. Seems the guy had been using the sauna shortly before being caught,
which would explain his lack of clothing. The fact he was found in such a state
in a house that was not his was a little tougher to explain.
They weren’t for her sweet tooth, but for her art supplies!
Nancy Peppin hit the stores when word got out that the Hostess company was going out of business last year due to a dispute with its labor union. So she loaded up on Twinkies and Cup cakes and Ding Dongs... not because she craved eating them, but because she needed art supplies! You may have seen the image of the Twinkies and the 9/11 style words "never forget" that went viral when Hostess finally did shut down in November. She is the creator of that, along with hundreds of other pieces of "Twinkie art" through the years. She said she was inspired by the famous Andy Warhol Campbell’s Soup can painting from years ago, so she makes her mark with “Twinkie art." She hopes her creations will stand the test of time... kinda like your average Twinkie that they say could survive a nuclear winter!