Monthly Archives: January 2015

Yesterday’s ( Wednesday ) Posts

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mom’s best Christmas gift ( a Bible principal for children ) Christian scouting organization grows while Boy Scouts declines
Castro says U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relations
Auschwitz Anniversary: My mother, grandmother were sent to the left. My father and I were sent to the right
29 years ago today ( January 28th )
Little boy who needs our prayers
Obama mum on plight of Muslim women ( would he be quiet if followers Jesus treated women this way. )

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mom’s best Christmas gift ( a Bible principal for children )

Hi children: Uncle Billy here. Boys and girls is there somebody you want to buy a gift for but don’t know what to get them or you don’t have enough spending money. Well in our story today we will hear about a little boy who didn’t have money to get a gift for his mom around Christmas but ended up giving her the best Christmas gift he could have given her. Listen to it.
Jackie Brown had just finished her third week of
Chemotherapy.
It was taking quite a tow on Jackie. She had been missing a lot of work at the insurance company she had been working at. However even though she was very tired Jackie decided there was no way she was going to miss anymore work.
Mrs. Brown drove as fast as she could from the hospital to her job.
When she got to her job there was a note on her desk that the head man Mr. Thompson wanted to see her as soon as she got in.
Right away she went to see Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson told her to have a seat.
“You have been a very hard worker. Jackie when you are here all of us enjoy the hard worker you are. However you have been missing too much work. I hate to do this but I am afraid we are going to have to let you go. I am sorry and we wish you the best.” Mr. Thompson explained to Mrs. Brown.
Mrs. Brown was shocked and very sad. She tried to explained to Mr. Thompson she had been missing work because of her health issues. However he would not let her.
“We have a firm rule about how much work you can miss and you have gone passed that. I am sorry. Have a good day Jackie,” Mr. Thompson said as he walked out the door.
Mrs. Brown had tears coming down her eyes as she drove home.
After being home for a few hours who 12 year old son Timothy came running in from school.
“Hi mom. I had a great day at school.”
“Son we need to have a talk,” Mrs. Brown told her son.
“Mom did my teacher call you about me throwing some snow balls at school? Timothy asked.
“No but perhaps I need to call your teacher.”
“Oh me and my big mouth,” expressed Timothy.
“Timothy I want to talk to you about my job.”
“Hey I thought you told me you were going to be at work this afternoon.”
“Son I got fired today because I missed too much work”
“Mom that is not fair. The only reason you miss work is because of you having cancer. ”
“Son we will not be able to have much of a Christmas far as gifts go.”
( Listen to the rest of this story here. )

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Christian scouting organization grows while Boy Scouts declines

A Christian scouting organization is thriving while Boy Scouts may be declining more than reported.

Boy Scouts membership declined another seven percent in the last reporting period, but there was apparently a drop of over 14 percent in Cub Scouts, which grooms future members and leaders of the Boy Scouts. Part of the loss could be due to the group’s decision to allow homosexuals as members.

Meanwhile, a Christian-based scouting group is thriving. Trail Life USA was set up after Boy Scouts made the decision to accept homosexuals. Executive director Mark Hancock shares the group’s success.
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Castro says U.S. must return Guantanamo for normal relations

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Auschwitz Anniversary: My mother, grandmother were sent to the left. My father and I were sent to the right

Seventy years ago I was in a Nazi concentration camp.

Since then, I’ve seen tyrants and dictators enter and exit the global stage. Yet as the world prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the Auschwitz liberation, it is perhaps well and right that we reflect on how the Holocaust shocked the moral imagination on a scale the world could scarcely fathom.

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Why ponder such things? Because for far too many, the Holocaust remains a mystery.

A major poll taken last year of 53,000 people found that just 54 percent had ever heard of the Holocaust. Knowledge of Auschwitz is likely even more limited, particularly among young people. Past surveys have shown that nearly half of Britons had never heard of Auschwitz. Some schoolchildren even thought Auschwitz was a type of beer.

Here at home in America a debate erupted last year when a teenager posted a smiling selfie at Auschwitz. Whatever your opinion on the appropriateness of her actions, I was at least pleased to be reminded that some young Americans still visit the Nazi concentration camp to learn history up close.
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29 years ago today ( January 28th )

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning January 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger’s launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off.
Seventy-three seconds later, hundreds on the ground, including Christa’s family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle exploded in a forking plume of smoke and fire. Millions more watched the wrenching tragedy unfold on live television. There were no survivors.
( Billy’s thoughts – Where were you? I was a high school student at Burke high school in Omaha, Nebraska. I believe I was trying to sleep in study hall when told us what happened. What a sad day. Read more of the above story by clicking here. )

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Little boy who needs our prayers

Here is picture of a little boy from FB who was hurt by a drunk driver.
This is sad and shows us how evil drunk driving is. Pray for this little boy, his family, and those who have a drinking problem.

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Obama mum on plight of Muslim women ( would he be quiet if followers Jesus treated women this way. )

President Obama, who chose not to join France’s march for freedom, cut his state visit to democratic, nuclear India short in order to stop in Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay his respects to the new king, Salman al-Saud, upon the death of King Abdullah.
Is this an urgent state matter or a matter of Realpolitik? Not necessarily. During a 2009 G-20 conference, Obama shocked people when he bowed down quite low to King Abdullah, 5’11”. On that same visit, Obama didn’t bow to Queen Elizabeth, 5’4”.
Perhaps the president’s visit is better seen as part of what he has said, many times, is his mandate to reach out to the Muslim world.
Obama has refused to call ISIS “Islamic,” or to connect Jihad or terrorism with “Islam.” His administration has been obsessively concerned with the false concept of “Islamophobia.”
And, while our president has frequently spoken out on behalf of African-American and Muslim men, he has been all but silent about African-American and Muslim women.
Now it is urgent that he break this silence. There are Muslim and ex-Muslim dissidents and feminists who are desperate to hear supportive words from the leader of the free world.
( The four Saudi princesses: Obama mum on plight of Muslim women )

Franklin Graham: Quran teaches acts of Islamic terrorism

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Huge winter storm threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK (January 26, 2015) — The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a “crippling and potentially historic” storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.
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