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on September 5, 2019, 7:44 AM / in People, Religion

Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’ …’You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ‘ (Matthew 22:37-39 NKJV) Tony Perkins (bio) is the fourth and longest-serving president of FRC and is an ordained Southern Baptist pastor. His advocacy for life, faith, family, and religious […]

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Brad Pitt on ‘pain, grief and loss’: Making peace with our past

Brad Pitt on ‘pain, grief and loss’: Making peace with our past

on September 5, 2019, 6:47 AM / in People, Religion

By Jim Denison  |  Denison Forum  Brad Pitt is back in the news, and for more than his next movie. Ad Astra premiered at the Venice Film Festival and will be theatrically released in the US on September 20. Pitt plays an astronaut who goes into space in search of his lost father, whose experiment threatens the survival of humans […]

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Mom of Texas baby shot grateful for answered prayer: ‘God does not cause tragedies like this’

Mom of Texas baby shot grateful for answered prayer: ‘God does not cause tragedies like this’

on September 5, 2019, 6:11 AM / in People, Religion

By Jeannie Law | Christian Post  A 17-month-old girl was among the dozens of people shot in a mass shooting on Saturday in Odessa, Texas, and the toddler’s mother says she doesn’t believe God is behind such tragedies. Rather, God is helping them get through it all. Anderson Davis was strapped next to her twin brother in car seats that were […]

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“I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER”

on September 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

As I was paging thru my bible this morning I came across a small clipping that I had cut out and saved some time in the past. It held meaning to me for several reasons – first is memories of when my grandmother died in 1946.  I remember watching so many relatives, aunts and uncles, and others of the family […]

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Actress Valerie Harper, best known as Rhoda from ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show,’ dies at 80

on August 31, 2019, 5:51 AM / in People

The Emmy winning actress is best remembered as the funny, brash Rhoda Morgenstern, who was a perfect complement to the perpetually cheerful lead character of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She died Friday from cancer, after having survived lung and brain cancer in recent years, the AP reported. Her sidekick character was so popular, it was spun off into “Rhoda,” […]

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The Long Count

on August 30, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Friday, August 30, 2019. In yesterday’s missive, I wrote that heavyweight boxer Gene Tunney knocked out Jack Dempsey to win the title and retired undefeated. This statement was a work of art, of sorts: two historical errors in one sentence. So let’s get this out of the way now, with a nod to astute readers Richard Freiman […]

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Mythbusters’ Jessi Combs dies while trying to break land speed record

Mythbusters’ Jessi Combs dies while trying to break land speed record

on August 29, 2019, 7:58 AM / in People

Racer and TV personality Jessi Combs was killed when she crashed trying for a land-speed record, her team confirmed Wednesday. The 39-year-old former Mythbusters host, known as “the fastest woman on four wheels,” was trying to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 512 mph set in 1976 by Kitty O’Neil when her 52,000 horsepower jet-powered car crashed on a […]

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Cause Celebre

on August 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning. It’s Thursday, August 29, 2019. Fifty-six years ago today, an impressive collection of Hollywood stars made their way back to Los Angeles. These A-listers had come to the nation’s capital in support of civil rights. At the March on Washington, some had performed songs, others had given interviews, and all had listened to Martin Luther King Jr. and […]

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Second-grade student helps classmate with autism, photo goes viral: Defending biblical morality with compassion

on August 28, 2019, 6:11 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Christian Moore is an eight-year-old in Wichita, Kansas. On his first day of school this year, he noticed that a fellow classmate named Connor Crites was crying. Christian walked over, took Connor’s hand, and led him into their elementary school. He didn’t know that his new friend is autistic. Christian’s mother took a heartwarming photo of […]

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Vesna Vulović 

Vesna Vulović 

on August 28, 2019, 6:03 AM / in People

Vesna Vulović (1950–2016) was a Serbian flight attendant who holds the Guinness world record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute: 10,160 metres (33,330 ft). She was the sole survivor after a briefcase bomb tore through the baggage compartment of JAT Flight 367 on 26 January 1972, causing it to crash over Czechoslovakia. She spent days in a coma with a fractured skull and many broken bones, and was temporarily paralyzed from the waist […]

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Gate agent entertains travelers during delay

on August 27, 2019, 7:02 AM / in People, Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison Southwest Airlines flight from Orlando to Washington was delayed for three hours last Thursday. That’s not surprising news in the world of air travel. What was surprising was how the gate agent responded. He played games with the passengers as they waited, from a paper airplane competition to a contest for “worst driver’s license picture.” Winners […]

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Meet Claire

Meet Claire

on August 27, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People

Meet Claire Claire is an adventurous girl from Utah who loves spending time outside with her siblings. And the cancerous brain tumor she’s being treated for won’t get in the way of that, with the help of St. Jude. Claire and her four siblings love the outdoors. At their family’s home in Utah, they’re close to the mountains and love […]

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Georgia Mom Hilariously Responds To Children’s Demands For Allowances And Cell Phones With A Home “Job Fair”

on August 26, 2019, 6:57 AM / in National News, People

At my age (almost 80 yrs) I remember the time where allowances might be something the RICH kids got but not the general population. Jobs around the home were CHORES – chores that everyone who lived there took part in to make the HOME a nice place to live.  The *payment* was a clean and nice place to live. If […]

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Billionaire conservative philanthropist David Koch dies at 79

Billionaire conservative philanthropist David Koch dies at 79

on August 23, 2019, 8:21 AM / in People

Billionaire David Koch, who along with his brother, was a formidable conservative activist and donor for decades, died Friday morning. News reports indicated that Koch, 79, died Friday, just over a year after leaving his family’s business for health reasons. A request for comment from The Hill was not immediately returned. Koch was diagnosed with prostate cancer more than two decades ago, and […]

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Coast Guard suspends search for missing firefighters

Coast Guard suspends search for missing firefighters

on August 23, 2019, 8:14 AM / in National News, People

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended a broad search for two firefighters, Justin Walker of Virginia and Brian McCluney of Florida, after they disappeared during a fishing trip off Florida. Coast Guard Capt. Mark Vlaun said that at the end of the search’s seventh day the chances of finding the men alive had greatly diminished, because as time went on the […]

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One Of A Kind Photo

One Of A Kind Photo

on August 21, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

H/T to old sailor Here’s who you’re looking at: (left to right):  1st Row: James Stewart, Margaret Sullivan, Lucille Ball, Hedy Lamarr, Katharine Hepburn, Louis B. Mayer, Greer Garson, Irene Dunne, Susan Peters, Ginny Simms, Lionel Barrymore 2nd Row: Harry James, Brian Donlevy, Red Skelton, Mickey Rooney, William Powell, Wallace Beery, Spencer Tracy, Walter Pidgeon, RobertTaylor, Pierre Aumont, Lewis Stone, […]

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Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Signed His Will Just Days Before His Death

on August 20, 2019, 9:01 AM / in National News, People

Jeffrey Epstein signed his will just two days before his death, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post. The will was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands with court officials in St. Thomas on Aug. 8. Epstein allegedly killed himself in his Metropolitan Correctional Center cell on Aug. 10. The documents show that the registered sex offender […]

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Former University of Texas standout Cedric Benson dies at 36

Former University of Texas standout Cedric Benson dies at 36

on August 19, 2019, 7:36 AM / in People

Former NFL running back Cedric Benson was killed in a motorcycle accident over the weekend in Austin, Texas, authorities told his attorney, Sam Bassett. Benson was 36. Benson was a top high school recruit, leading his Midland, Texas, school to three straight state championships. He went on to become one of the most prolific rushers ever at the University of […]

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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana’s governor during Katrina, dies

on August 19, 2019, 7:31 AM / in People

Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco died Sunday in hospice care after battling cancer. She was 76. Blanco, a Democrat, was the first woman elected governor in her state, but her political career unraveled after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Blanco was diagnosed with a rare eye cancer. Her treatment appeared successful but the cancer returned and spread. Blanco announced […]

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Thought For Today

on August 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I travelled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, […]

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