Archive for March, 2018

Follow Me

Follow Me

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  Mark 2:17 Health clubs offer many different programs for those who want to lose weight and stay healthy. One fitness center caters only to those who want to lose at least 50 pounds and develop a healthy lifestyle. One member says that she quit her previous fitness club […]

Read more ›
Easter Start

Easter Start

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.   John 20:27 One detail in the Easter story has always intrigued me. Why did Jesus keep the scars from His crucifixion? Presumably He could have had any resurrected body He wanted, and yet He chose one identifiable mainly by scars that could be seen and touched. […]

Read more ›
March 31st in History

March 31st in History

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, News

March 31 is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 275 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day Abdas of Susa Acathius of Melitene (Eastern Orthodox Church) Anesius and companions Benjamin Balbina John Donne (Anglican Communion, Lutheran) March 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Cesar Chavez Day (United […]

Read more ›
He Has Risen

He Has Risen

on March 31, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, News, Religion

On George Washington’s tomb is engraved the Scripture, John 11:25, where Jesus told Martha: “I am the Resurrection and the Life; sayeth the Lord. He that believeth in Me, though he were dead yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.” Martin Luther remarked: “Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection not […]

Read more ›
March 30th in History

March 30th in History

on March 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 30 is the 89th day of the year (90th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 276 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Blessed Amadeus IX, Duke of Savoy John Climacus Mamertinus of Auxerre Quirinus of Neuss Thomas Son Chasuhn, Marie-Nicolas-Antoine Daveluy (part of The Korean Martyrs) Tola of Clonard March […]

Read more ›
Surprised by Grace

Surprised by Grace

on March 30, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace.  Ephesians 3:7 A woman from Grand Rapids, Michigan, fell asleep on the couch after her husband had gone to bed. An intruder sneaked in through the sliding door, which the couple had forgotten to lock, and crept through the house. He entered the bedroom where the husband […]

Read more ›
March 29th in History

March 29th in History

on March 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 29 is the 88th day of the year (89th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Boganda Day (Central African Republic) Christian feast day: Berthold Eustace of Luxeuil Gwladys Gwynllyw Hans Nielsen Hauge (Lutheran) March 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) John Keble (commemoration, Anglican Communion) Commemoration of the […]

Read more ›
God of My Strength

God of My Strength

on March 29, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will strengthen you and help you.   Isaiah 41:10 No one could have mistaken the ancient Babylonian soldiers for gentlemen. They were ruthless, resilient, and vicious, and they attacked other nations the way an eagle overtakes its prey. Not only were they powerful, they were prideful as well. They practically worshiped their own combat abilities. In fact, the Bible says […]

Read more ›
The Pressures of President

The Pressures of President

on March 28, 2018, 8:13 AM / in History

Seventy-three years ago today, Franklin D. Roosevelt had an appointment with his cardiologist. It did not go well. Dr. Howard G. Bruenn gave the wartime president, then entering his 11th year in office, a blunt diagnosis: hypertension, hypertensive heart disease, cardiac failure, and acute bronchitis. The president’s condition, as Bruenn later explained to Jan Kenneth Herman, editor of Navy Medicine, […]

Read more ›
March 28th in History

March 28th in History

on March 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

Holidays Christian feast day: Stephen Harding Guntram Priscus Pope Sixtus III March 28 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of Sen no Rikyū (Schools of Japanese tea ceremony) Serfs Emancipation Day (Tibet) Teachers’ Day (Czech Republic and Slovakia) History In 37,  Roman emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. In 193,  Roman Emperor Pertinax is assassinated by Praetorian […]

Read more ›
Surprised!

Surprised!

on March 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Then their eyes were opened and they recognized him.  Luke 24:31 Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571–1610), an Italian artist, was known for his fiery temperament and unconventional technique. He used ordinary working people as models for his saints and was able to make viewers of his paintings feel they were a part of the scene. The Supper at Emmaus shows an […]

Read more ›
March 27th in History

March 27th in History

on March 27, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 27 is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day or Tatmadaw nei (Burma) Christian Feast Day: Alexander, a Pannonian soldier, martyred in 3rd century. Amador of Portugal Augusta of Treviso Charles Henry Brent (Episcopal Church (USA)) Gelasius […]

Read more ›
March 27th in History

March 27th in History

on March 27, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 27 is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 279 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Armed Forces Day or Tatmadaw nei (Burma) Christian Feast Day: Alexander, a Pannonian soldier, martyred in 3rd century. Amador of Portugal Augusta of Treviso Gelasius John of Egypt Philetus and companies […]

Read more ›

Religion headlines from Friday worth 5 minutes of your Saturday

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News, Religion

By Scott Lamb /  Washington Times (1) “Goodnight John Boy”–Earl Hamner Jr., “The Waltons” creator, dies at 92 (2) Gov. Pence signs new abortion restrictions into law (Indy Star) The measure, House Enrolled Act 1337, would make Indiana only the second state to prohibit a woman from seeking an abortion because her fetus was diagnosed with a disability such as Down syndrome. It […]

Read more ›
March 26th in History

March 26th in History

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 26 is the 85th day of the year (86th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 280 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Castulus Emmanuel and companions Felicitas Harriet Monsell (Church of England) Larissa Ludger Margaret Clitherow Richard Allen (Episcopal Church (USA)) March 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day and National […]

Read more ›
A tale of a giant cheese, a loaf of bread and the First Amendment

A tale of a giant cheese, a loaf of bread and the First Amendment

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

By Scott Bomboy Today marks an interesting anniversary in U.S. history—the first known appearance of a huge loaf of bread at the White House, as a tribute to an equally giant, politically charged cheese wheel that symbolized the First Amendment. The bread was called the “Mammoth Loaf,” and it was made by the U.S. Navy for President Thomas Jefferson, to […]

Read more ›
Never Forsaken

Never Forsaken

on March 26, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Jesus cried out in a loud voice, . . . “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”   Matthew 27:46 Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky said, “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” With that in mind, I read an online article describing “The Top 8 Deadliest Prisons in the World.” In one […]

Read more ›
March 25th in History

March 25th in History

on March 25, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

March 25 is the 84th day of the year (85th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 281 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anniversary of the Arengo and the Feast of the Militants (San Marino) Christian feast day: Alfwold Barontius and Desiderius Dismas, the “Good Thief” Humbert of Maroilles Quirinus of Tegernsee March 25 […]

Read more ›

‘Nuclear Option’; Scoring the CBO; Defense Spending; Management Lessons

on March 24, 2018, 8:31 AM / in History, Opinion

Thirty years ago today, management guru Peter F. Drucker wrote a scathing critique of how the White House operated under Ronald Reagan — at least regarding the festering controversy known as the Iran-contra scandal. The president was a longtime fan of Drucker’s, who was only 15 months older, and had followed his work longer than most. Each man had been […]

Read more ›
What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

What Would Patrick Henry Say Today?

on March 24, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

On March 23rd in 1775, Patrick Henry delivered the most famous speech ever given on American soil. It was his immortal “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” speech. He gave the speech to the Virginia House of Burgess in Richmond. The question before the delegation was whether the Colony of Virginia would join the fight for independence from Great Britain. […]

Read more ›