Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Good News for Jan. 7 from Mary Beth

History in the making ... again!

President-elect Barack Obama hailed a rare Oval Office gathering of all living U.S. presidents as an extraordinary event on Wednesday as the current occupant, President George W. Bush, reminded his predecessors and successor that the office "transcends the individual."

Click here to read the story and see the historic photo.

Shaken to the Core: Church Growth in Tough Times

A recent headline in the New York Times read “Bad Times Draw Bigger Crowds to Churches.” It told the story of an evangelical church in “a Long Island hamlet of yacht clubs and hedge fund managers.”

Read the rest of Mark Earley's commentary here.

Children, Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries Receive Hand Up from Intel, Save the Children and

Intel Corporation, Save the Children and, along with several celebrities, have joined forces to raise awareness and funds so children in developing countries can attend primary school and their parents can earn higher incomes.

Click here to read more.

Eat less, add flavor, lose the weight

He dropped pounds the old-fashioned way. Read Michael Saunders' description of his weight loss program and progress here.

New Orleans' Presbytere exhibit spotlights '100 Years of Zulu'

Did you know that in 1949 Louis Armstrong reigned as the first celebrity monarch over the Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club parade? Or that the club, now widely popular and a favorite among most Mardi Gras parade-goers, at one time had only 15 members?

For more about this historic Carnival organization, click here.

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