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Nebraska Husker football players kneeling protest spurs ex-Marine to call for Memorial Stadium plaques honoring fallen Nebraskans

LINCOLN — A hotel sales manager and former Marine wants Memorial Stadium to truly memorialize fallen Nebraska soldiers.
Richard Zierke of Lincoln told the University of Nebraska Board of Regents that a plan never came to fruition in the early 1920s to put a plaque on the stadium to honor the Nebraskans who died in World War I.

Zierke, 65, told the regents he decided to make this push after three Husker football players knelt this season during the national anthem.

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Ohio Gov. has a chance to back up pro life talk with action 

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Boy disfigured by chimps thrives after surgery in U.S.

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What do God and dogs have in common 

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Graham Nabity finds role not as a runner, but as a spiritual leader for the Nebraska Huskers

( Billy’s thoughts – Below is part of a story about a young man who has become a spiritual leader for his college football team. Years ago I attended the same church as his family, and even taught one of his brothers in my junior high Sunday School class. I am also friend’s with his dad on Facebook. You can read the full story in the Omaha World Herald, or just click on the link on the button of this post. Thanks. ) 

Graham Nabity assumed the same role each week this season, and Nebraska teammates and even some opponents would gather around to take a knee and share in something beyond the game they’d just played.
Nabity would start the postgame prayer — something he took over a year ago after Ron Brown left the coaching staff — and it wouldn’t be unusual for the Husker I-back to look up afterward and see that a crowd of 20 had turned to 40, or that a gathering of 40 had maybe doubled to 80.
It provided a few minutes for Nabity and others to be thankful for the ability to play the game, for being kept safe, for the travels of the road team. And he always ended the prayer by affirming their Christian beliefs and seeking strength for their walk through life.
“It’s really important for a lot of guys,” Nabity said.
That time also might have helped bring sense to why Nabity became and remained a Husker, when occasionally the former walk-on would wonder what a transfer to a smaller school might bring to his football career.
Nabity can’t go back and change the stats from this season. Or get the playing time that he always held out hope would come but never did.
But the things that Nabity will remember most will be those prayer circles, his spiritual place on the team and the unscripted role that he and others took after the death of Sam Foltz. And even NU coach Mike Riley telling him he appreciated some of the work he was doing.

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Just for laughs!!😂 

( Below is an email I got from a friend. )

Just read that 4,153,237 people got married last year, not to cause any trouble but shouldn’t that be an even number?
Today a man knocked on my door and asked for a small donation towards the local swimming pool. I gave him a glass of water.
I want to die peacefully in my sleep, like my grandfather.. Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car.
If i had a dollar for every girl that found me unattractive, they would eventually find me attractive.
I find it ironic that the colors red, white, and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you.
When wearing a bikini, women reveal 90 % of their body… men are so polite they only look at the covered parts.
A recent study has found that women who carry a little extra weight, live longer than the men who mention it.
Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y?
America is a country which produces citizens who will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but won’t cross the street to vote.
You know that tingly little feeling you get when you like someone? That’s your common sense leaving your body.
Did you know that dolphins are so smart that within a few weeks of captivity, they can train people to stand on the very edge of the pool and throw them fish?
My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We’ll see about that.
I think my neighbor is stalking me as she’s been googling my name on her computer. I saw it through my telescope last night.
Strong people don’t put others down. They lift them up and slam them on the ground for maximum damage.
They said Money talks …but all mine ever says is good-bye.
You’re not fat, you’re just… easier to see.
If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive, try missing a couple of payments.

Today December 7th a day which will live in infamy 

Today is December 7 – a day that President Roosevelt said would be “a date which will live in infamy.” On that fateful morning of December 7, 1941, America was attacked without warning. More than 2,400 Americans died and 1,100 were wounded. Our country was changed forever. This attack led us into war, and the citizens of America responded with courage and resolve. So it may be well to reflect on what took place and how we today…

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Fidel Castro laid to rest in private funeral but there is something bigger to ask 

Castro’s ashes were placed in a granite mausoleum Sunday morning during a private ceremony attended by Castro’s little-seen family and a handful of Latin American and African leaders, Cuban state media reported.
The three-minute ceremony at Santiago de Cuba’s Santa Ifigenia Cemetery ended nine days of public mourning for the charismatic but polarizing revolutionary who led Cuba for half a century.

( Billy’s thoughts – The question which none of the media brought up, and for sure the Cuba media rejected talking about the most important thing is where is Castro now. Read the rest of the above story here. )

Confused Theology

Americans in general, and even evangelicals in particular, seem confused about important details of their faith. A study done by Lifeway Research found that Americans don’t know much about theology, and many evangelicals seem confused as well. Tyler O’Neil wrote about the 12 Lies American Evangelicals Believe. Here are a few of them.
Americans generally believe that their personal salvation depends on good works. The survey found that three-fourths (77%) agreed with the statement that people must contribute to their own effort for personal salvation. More than half (52%) said good deeds help them earn a spot in heaven. On the other hand, 60 percent said Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of sin. This statement is closer to what the Bible teaches in Ephesian 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not the results of works, so that no one may boast.”

( Billy’s thoughts – Read more of this  commentary or listen to the audio here. )