Monthly Archives: August 2014

Joan Rivers’ condition ‘remains serious,’ daughter says

NEW YORK – Joan Rivers’ daughter released a statement Friday afternoon saying her mother’s condition “remains serious.”

“My mother would be so touched by the tributes and prayers that we have received from around the world. Her condition remains serious but she is receiving the best treatment and care possible,” Melissa Rivers said. “We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts as we pray for her recovery.”
She had said late Thursdaythat Rivers. 81, was “resting comfortably” after being admitted to Mount Sinai hospital in New York earlier in the day, reportedly after she stopped breathing during throat surgery.
( Billy’s thoughts – Please pray for Joan and above all pray this event will be used to impact her for The Lord. Read the rest of the above story here. )

New Mexico’s ‘pro-life’ governor taken to task for non-action –

New Mexico pro-lifers are keeping a close watch on their pro-life governor who is running for reelection.

New Mexico is likely the most wide-open state in terms of abortion, which is legal there through the ninth month of pregnancy. Tara Shaver and her husband Bud launched Protest ABQ in hopes of reducing, if not eliminating, the killing of the unborn in the Land of Enchantment.

“What we have been doing is focusing on those who support, condone and profit from abortion here in New Mexico,” she explains. “Governor [Susana] Martinez is a self-proclaimed pro-life politician. However, her four-year term is almost up, and we have seen zero movement in terms of curbing abortion at all in this state.”
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Calif. warned not to impose abortion on Catholic institutions –

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John McCain says we must defeat evil


Yesterday’s ( Wednesday ) Posts

One reason I like Supreme Court Justice Thomas
Israel, a culture of life … Hamas, a culture of death
Abduction Case Tests Limits of Amish Ties to Modern World
Bellevue mission group guided by a compass, a hat and a faith in God


One reason I like Supreme Court Justice Thomas


Israel, a culture of life … Hamas, a culture of death

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Abduction Case Tests Limits of Amish Ties to Modern World

OSWEGATCHIE, N.Y. — The two sisters were missing, apparently abducted from the roadside vegetable stand in front of their house in this rural town near the Canadian border. The police needed photos of the girls to issue an alert, but the family had none: They were Amish, a community that generally prohibits photographs partly based on the biblical injunction against likenesses.

After initially resisting, and with critical time elapsing, the girls’ father, Mose Miller, finally agreed to a compromise: He allowed a sketch artist to make an illustration of the older sister, who is 12, but not the younger one, who is 7.

“They were so uncomfortable,” Sheriff Kevin M. Wells of St. Lawrence County said, recalling the fraught negotiations last week. “We asked them to make a lot of difficult decisions.”
( Billy’s thoughts – It is sad that this group of people are having to deal with things that are part of a modern sinful world. Lets pray for them and above all we should pray they embrace to true God of the Bible. Read the rest of the above story right here. )


Bellevue mission group guided by a compass, a hat and a faith in God

Don’t be surprised if vans filled with Omaha-area teenagers show up unannounced in your town someday holding brooms and rakes.

All they’ll ask is for you to put them to work.

The volunteer effort, called Destination Unknown, is run by Calvary Christian Church in Bellevue. The teens pull a compass direction and a distance from a hat, and drive to wherever in the region those lead them.

While mission trips are usually planned down to every single detail, the Calvary effort is all about winging it and having faith that God will direct the volunteers to where they are most needed.

The teen volunteers arrange all their work after they arrive in a community by stopping at places like community centers, city halls and churches to ask who needs help. Sometimes they just ask people walking down the street.

“It’s trusting that God will put us where we are supposed to be and take care of us,” said Victoria Severson, a 17-year-old high school senior from Papillion.
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Ice Bucket Challenge draws controversy from ALS Association’s research tactics

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