Killer quotes the Bible in the wrong way 

The Omaha woman who failed to provide food, warmth or clothing to a freezing 4-year-old girl, leading to the girl’s death, was sentenced Wednesday to 20 to 25 years in prison.
Immediately before she was sentenced, 22-year-old Chelsey Cook quoted Bible verses to the judge and claimed that she was being crucified.
“I’m a good person. I’m a really good mom,” she said. “This whole situation is very irritating, but even though this is a bad situation, I learned a lot.
“I just hope you guys don’t end up in my shoes, for you all to see that this is wrong. This is very wrong. You all should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Prosecutor Molly Keane fired back, saying that Cook’s statements were difficult to listen to in the context of what occurred — that little Alicia Morrow lost her life because of Cook’s unwillingness to offer aid, which led to the girl’s death in January.

( Billy’s thoughts – Lets pray this lady truly comes repentance for her crime/sin. Lets also pray this family is healed. That is something only the Lord can do. Read the rest of the above story here. )

Brain-eating amoeba ‘miracle’: Florida teen is 4th survivor in last 50 years


A teenager is alive and recovering after contracting a rare brain-eating amoeba in Florida, hospital officials said.Sebastian DeLeon, 16, is the fourth survivor out of 138 cases in the last 50 years in the U.S.

He was treated at the Florida Hospital for Children in Orlando. Doctors discovered he contracted Naegleria fowleri, an infection with a 97 percent fatality rate.

Most cases result in death within 18 days of initial contact with the amoeba.

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Faith helps ‘Big Lou’ Parker through life’s battles

Louis “Big Lou” Parker is in the midst of dealing with life’s latest jab. In mid-August, a thief made off with his truck, the linchpin of his lawn service, Big Lou’s A Touch of Class. But the imposing Omahan is not angry or sullen. He is grateful.
“The Bible says in all things give thanks. I don’t know why I’m going through this right now, but my business is blessed,” he says. “I know it’s for a reason. It’s for a purpose.”
More than an entrepreneur, Big Lou, 52, is an accomplished fighter. A former professional boxer – yes – but a fighter in a much deeper sense; a man who has fearlessly faced challenge after challenge, been knocked down in life and through faith and sheer will, has returned to his feet. 

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Faith at the OlympicsRIO’S best kept secret 

Read or listen to the commentary here.

More faith would help marriage not Trump, or Clinton 

The New York Times Style Section recently ran a report called “Uneasy Bedfellows,” describing marriages that reached the point of dissolution because of arguments concerning Donald Trump. When I discussed the subject on the air, one astute caller noted that none of the couples featured in the story seemed to share a religious outlook, and he suggested that if they did, they could far more easily handle their political disputes.My caller makes a good point.

( When Politics Trumps Faith, Marriage Suffers )

Your son will learn to problem-solve.’ Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice


If you’re a parent racing to deliver your son’s forgotten algebra assignment to Catholic High School for Boys in Arkansas, Principal Steve Straessle has a little advice: stop and turn around.
The all-boys private school in Little Rock has long had a rule barring parents from coming to the school to drop things off — such as forgotten lunches, assignments and sports equipment — for their children, but parents occasionally forgot about it and had to be turned away at the front door. So the school decided to post a sign as a reminder as this school year got underway.
Adorned with a red stop sign, the placard reads: “If you are dropping off your son’s lunch, books, homework, equipment etc., please TURN AROUND and exit the building. Your son will learn to problem-solve in your absence.”

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Lincoln doctor’s insurance-free practice keeps focus on patients

LINCOLN (AP) — Dr. Todd Johnson of Lincoln is a modern-day pioneer, starting the first membership-based, insurance-free medical practice in Nebraska.
Access Family Medicine opened in mid-July and provides what is called direct primary care, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
His patients pay a monthly membership fee for an old-fashioned relationship with their family doctor, undiluted by insurance rules and paperwork.

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 Pen pals for 70 years

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, but this is ridiculous.Lois Csontos-Nielsen and Freda Jones have been friends for 70 years. They have been in each other’s presence exactly four times — an average of once every 17½ years.

This odd friendship is the equivalent of an arranged marriage.

In 1946, when Lois was 12, she saw a story in the Weekly Reader that said young people in England were looking for pen pals in the United States.

( Read the rest of this make a difference story here. )

Back to school gifts for kids, really 

Every summer as back-to-school season approaches, it seems we parents are bombarded (and our junk folders are filled) with gobs of email alerts about exciting ways to get ready for the kids’ return to the classroom.
As I sat poring over said emails, I saw the usual reminders from Pinterest about how to make a memorably crafty scrapbook-worthy photo capture of that first day back. Better Homes & Gardens magazine hit me with their list of fun ways to jazz up the kiddos’ lunch boxes. And, of course, there were the mountains of “deals” to have those kids looking straight-up on-point for their fall fashion debut.
But then I noticed one in particular that gave me pause — a link to list of “great back-to-school gifts.”
Gifts?
I immediately thought maybe it’s the style now to get a cute little classroom-themed knickknack for the teacher or candy for the teacher’s aide — but no. This was a list of gifts for your student.

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President Clinton would be bad news for Hyde and unborn babies 

Hillary Clinton’s plan to overturn the pro-life Hyde Amendment would mean that 33,000 more preborn babies would be aborted every year in the United States.( Read more )

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