Day just too thrilling for words: Chicagoans can't check emotions on Inauguration Day
"As Barack Obama began his term as president, his adopted hometown watched his inaugural festivities with somber attention and through tears of pride. They stood in the cold and stared up at Jumbotrons or watched broadcasts in museums and school gymnasiums."
More of the Chicago Tribune article here.
A Real Head Turner: One Atheist Who Gets It
"I’ve frequently said that our greatest witness as Christians is when we’re caring for the poor, visiting the prisoners, tending the sick. When we take these things seriously, others can’t help but see the power of the Gospel."
Click here for the rest of Chuck Colson's Breakpoint commentary.
Statement from World Vision on Gaza Ceasefires
"World Vision Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza director Charles Clayton states:
'We welcome any alleviation of violence, with cautious optimism and hope that these declarations will lead to the end of fighting. We call on all parties to stop attacks, including Hamas’ rocket strikes against Israel, and refrain from further hostilities."
Read the rest of his statement here.
Texas boys find 95-year-old's long-lost class ring
"Franklin Weeks figures he lost his college class ring sometime in the 1980s while helping his church put in new playground equipment."
Read how the Internet helped in the return here.
Bargain-hungry shoppers buy more pasta
"As struggling consumers turn to casseroles, soup, pasta salad, and good old macaroni and cheese to stretch their food dollars, the nation's pasta makers are returning to a rolling boil after many years overshadowed by the low-carbohydrate fad."
Check out the menu here.
Wood has its own life in historic New Orleans
"Wood isn't what it used to be.
Time was that I didn't give it much thought at all aside from in its natural state, which offered shade on hot days and something to hang shiny ornaments on at Christmastime."
Read more about it here.