Fibro fog, pain, writing sandwiched in between. Quotes. Sermon notes. Encouragement.
|Do you seek news other than what is available on the TV? Where do you look?
I get a newsletter each day called CR Daily, News, Commentary and Opinions for Christians from the publisher of The Church Report Magazine, Jason T. Christy. That's just one of the "other" sources I use to find out what's happening all around us.
Some stories from yesterday:
"The Army and Air Force are considering disciplinary action against seven officers — including four generals — who violated ethics rules by assisting a Christian group in the production of a fundraising video." http://www.thecronline.com/news_article.php?nid=2873&ndate=08/08/2007
"The Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) scored two important victories in Louisiana this week, protecting school board prayer “in Jesus name” and protecting a courthouse painting of Jesus holding the 10-commandments, when two judges dismissed frivolous lawsuits by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)." http://www.thecronline.com/news_article.php?nid=2872&ndate=08/08/2007
"GodTube.com today announced its official launch and is already attracting more than 500,000 unique visitors per month -- connecting with millions of young people online as their traditional church attendance plummets. In this powerful new online migration of Christians, dubbed "Jesus 2.0" by GodTube.com CEO, Christopher Wyatt, GodTube.com has become a leading online community -- bringing together Christians from around the world -- to upload, share, watch and comment on Christian content. The fast-growing video sharing site, GodTube.com is tapping into one of the largest underserved markets in the world and through its Christian-centered video content is empowering a new generation.
GodTube.com has more people visit its website on an average Sunday than attend the largest mega-church in America, tele-evangelist Joel Osteen's 35,000-member Lakewood Church located in Houston, TX." http://www.thechurchreport.com/mag_article.php?mid=1127&mname=August
I also get a newsletter called News with Views. I'll be the first to admit that some of the views are rather....out there. Still, I think it's important to get news from sources other than the liberal media. Remember, I worked for a newspaper and discovered how news is created.
"Last week I saw a story in the local paper that made me squirm. It seems that a public library was putting up a fight over the placement of sexually-suggestive books in the children’s section of the library. When a politically incorrect parent complained about the placement of such materials in an area that was open to the perusal of young eyes, it seems that the local librarian got all bent out of shape over the attempt of the parent to “censure” from children “educational” materials that the library board had deemed “appropriate.” http://www.newswithviews.com/Daubenmire/dave79.htm
"Funny what makes the brain start ticking and inspires internet surfing! Featured on the TODAY show today was a purported study coming from Harvard no less. It showed that children favored food wrapped in McDonald’s packaging – even carrots. " http://www.newswithviews.com/Cumbey/constance10.htm
By the way... Did you see that report on the Today show? I didn't, but our local news mentioned the study. Can you believe???
I also get a health report from Dr. Mercola. He's definitely not a main stream kind of medical professional.
Most recently: "In May 2007, it was reported that over 1,600 adverse reactions, including three deaths, had been linked to Gardasil, Merck’s new vaccine for human papillomavirus (HPV). Among those reactions, 371 were classified as serious, and, of the 42 women who received the vaccine while pregnant, 18 experienced side effects including spontaneous abortion and fetal abnormalities. It appears those reactions, and deaths, are steadily rising. A review of the National Vaccine Information Center revealed the following statistic about this vaccine: 2,207 adverse reactions to Gardasil have been reported. Among them:
5 girls died
31 were considered life-threatening
1,385 required a visit to the emergency room
451 of the girls have not recovered as of July 2007
51 of the girls were disabled"
You know what my pastor called me yesterday? A rebel. Can you imagine? Guess I'm a rebel for Jesus...and that's gotta be a good thing.