Debt-Ceiling Dealings and Clinton
Capitol Hill happenings lead the news, with the
Republican-led House moving to put off a potential debt crisis by extending the
government’s ability to borrow without a debt-ceiling increase, for at least
Meanwhile, down the hallway at the Capitol Secretary of
State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to testify before Senate and House
committees over the September attack on the US
diplomatic mission in Benghazi,
Shooting in Texas
Three people were wounded yesterday afternoon when gunfire
erupted at a Houston-area community college. Authorities confirmed at a news
conference that two "persons of interest" were involved and wounded
in an altercation at the North Harris campus of Lone Star College. NBC News reports a maintenance
worker at the college was also shot in the leg during the crossfire, said Maj.
Armando Tello. Police later said 22 year old Carlton Berry
was charged with aggravated assault.
He was flying his homemade helicopter yesterday when
something went terribly wrong. So pilot Joe Goetz had to crash land it in his Mesa neighborhood. While
the air craft obviously had issues flying, Goetz apparently built it strong
enough to handle the crash landing, as he was able to walk away from the
wreckage. The quote of the day comes from witness Dale Scott, who said,
"You can buy another helicopter, but you can't buy another life."
Newsboys Extend Tour
God’s STILL Not Dead! So the Newsboys are extending their
“God’s Not Dead Tour” with 30 new concert dates. The new leg of the tour begins
February 15th. This spring tour will again be sponsored by Compassion
International. During the 2012 tour, more than eight thousand children were
sponsored through the partnership between the Newsboys and Compassion
International. Family Life Nation tour stops include Artesia,
NM, Andrews, TX, and Tucson.
Family & Relationships
Definition of Marriage
A battle over the definition of marriage is now at the
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Alliance Defending Freedom’s Austin Nimocks says the
ADF has asked the State Supreme Court to weigh in on the issue.The amendment
was approved by voters and defines a biblical marriage. Nimocks says voters
weighed in on this to prevent a marriage imitation. Please pray the biblical
definition of marriage is upheld.
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
Finances & Economy
One Thing Budgeting
If your “One Thing” is to work on a budget, Crown Financial
has some help for you. First, think of everything as God’s. You are a manager—a
steward--of what God has entrusted to you. Next, list all your income and all
your expenses. Compare the two. Know where you stand. Then if you have debt,
buy items with cash and only buy necessities. Find out more at www.crown.org.
Home Sales Trending Up
Have you been waiting for the housing market to get better
before you try to sell your house? If the 2012 trend continues, you might have
a pretty good chance to sell it this year. The National Association of Realtors
says existing home sales remain higher than they were a year ago, with 2012 the
best for home sales in five years, and average home price rose the most since
Heart Attack Recovery
Doctors are trying to figure out why heart attack patients
seem to be readmitted soon thereafter. Doctor Harlan Krumholz looked at records
of patients who were readmitted to the hospital within one month’s time.
Researchers looked at why the patients were readmitted and how close after the
heart attack. He says we need to provide support for patients as they get
better. The study appears in this week’s Journal
of the American Medical Association.
ADHD Diagnoses Climb
More kids are being diagnosed with A-D-H-D. In the last
decade, the growth rate has been 24 percent. That’s about five percent of all
kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 843 thousand children in America
are not able to sit still, move constantly and often are impatient. Web MD says
those are some of the symptoms. This new number on growth rate is published in
the journal Pediatrics.
Confused deer joins flock of sheep
English Shepherd Andrew Capell was shocked when he was
counting his sheep and noticed a new member of the flock. It was a male red deer! He believes the
lost deer became separated from its herd and attached itself to his flock.
Capell says, “He seems to have adopted the flock and stayed with them and the
flock have taken to him really well. There's a bit of a pecking order in the
flock so he's finding his place within it. He seems to be the bottom of the