I hope your New Year celebration was joyous.
There's something invigorating about opening a new calendar and starting a new year of activities. What goals have you set for yourself? Are there things you want to learn? Lose? Accomplish? A new year stretches before us, laden with possibilities. My prayer is that you will be blessed to accomplish your goals in the upcoming year.
Meanwhile, here are a few things going on in the world.
Primetime America Digest:
The first PTA Digest of the new year begins with a look back at 2008. It’s a retrospective that focuses on the persecuted church around the world. Next, with just a short time before the inauguration, Max Lucado encourages Christians to pray for the new president. And finally, John Koessler talks about leaving Paradise, from his book Stranger in the House of God. Enjoy this week’s PTA Digest. – Greg Wheatley
Listen to it at PTA Digest.
Marley's message: Sniff, sniff, whimper:
Hit any multiplex these days, and you'll know when the latest showing of "Marley & Me" has just ended--simply observe the stream of tears pouring out of the theater.
More on what Marley has to say at Chicago Tribune.
The Music Scene in New Orleans is Jumping!
There are lots of places to go for great music in New Orleans this week. Check out the venues in the New Orleans Times Picayune.
Manning named NFL MVP for third time
Speaking as a former New Orleanian, the name Manning is sort of synonymous with football. That's why seeing one of Archie's boys collecting another kudo is so neat. Read all about Peyton's big accomplishment.
By the way -- you dear reader are our MVP!
Surprise, there's a $4m Bugatti in the family!
How's this for something to find forgotten in the garage? Vintage Bugatti
Author and actor talk faith
Rev. T.D. Jakes and actor Morris Chesnut talk about the story and thoughts behind the film adaptation of the book 'Not Easily Broken'.
So what's your New Year's Good News?