Friday, January 30, 2009

Good News for January 30 posted by Mary Beth

Looking back at the week through a Christian lens: PTA Digest

"This week’s PTA Digest begins with some ideas on how to cope during the current mortgage crisis. We talked with Dale Vermillion, whose book is Navigating the Mortgage Maze. Next, Paul Butler talks with Tom Ascol and Norm Wakefield about keeping the Gospel pure. And finally, Don Jacobson visits with us about his venture Cauzal Coffee, and their recent partnership with World Vision. Enjoy the PTA Digest! – Greg Wheatley"

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Love Your Enemies: John Rucyahana Receives Wilberforce Award

"In a large open area of a Rwandan prison, Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana spoke to a crowd of killers responsible for the 1994 genocide. 'Close your eyes,' he instructed them. 'Go back in your mind to 1994. What did you see?' he asked. 'What did you smell? What did you hear?'”

Celebrate Bishop Rucyahana's ministry here.

Scholarship fund to aid Catholic students

"To help cash-strapped parents, the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Big Shoulders Fund today announced a $1 million emergency scholarship fund for Catholic school students."

The rest of the story is here...

Getting peace

"You can find serenity, whether in an ocean vista or the city skyline, a favorite room or a familiar voice."

Share this Boston Globe photo essay here.

Sutter physicians, staff volunteer respond to missionary's plea, ease baby's heart ordeal

"Zumrat Sabitahunova swayed back and forth while cuddling her 9-month-old son, Nurdin Abdyrazakov, trying all at once to comfort him, distract him from pulling the oxygen tubes out of his nose and express her gratitude."

Read more of little Nurdin's story here.

Who Is God Rooting For In The Super Bowl?

"Does God have any interest in who wins the Super Bowl? One man expresses his opinion."

See if you agree with him here...

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