Friday, February 20, 2009

Good News for February 20 (posted by Mary Beth)

Prime Time America: PTA Digest for February 20

"This week’s podcast begins with a conversation with attorney David Gibbs III of the Christian Law Association. David and I talked about the recent passage in the North Dakota state house of a measure that would give a fertilized human egg the status and rights of a human being. Next, Dr. David Stevens talks with us about the growing occurrence of autism in our country. And finally, some spring gardening tips with Melinda Myers. I hope you enjoy the PTA Digest. – Greg Wheatley"

Listen to the podcast here.

Feeding Frenzy: Stimulating Times for Lobbyists

"The feeding frenzy has started. I was on an airplane the other day heading to the funeral of a very dear friend. Next to me was seated a man in a business suit who, I noticed, was poring over a statute printed off the Internet related to lobbying."

Click here to read the rest of Chuck Colson's commentary.

Niles, IL man nears 100–and he's still working

"Anxious employees clinging to their jobs in these uncertain economic times might do well to heed advice from Max Fabian, who next month hits the century mark and is still working. Make yourself invaluable, he says. And pay attention to the boss."

More of his wisdom awaits you here.

Tipsheet: Shooting in B&W

"Since a couple of black-and-white images have won contests lately (partly because of the winter themes), and this month's theme is black-and-white, I figured it might be a good time to go over some tips on shooting in B&W."

Get the lowdown on shooting better photos here.

Calling All Readers: They're giving away books!

"If you enjoy books, you'll want to check out BookTrib, a website offering information, reviews, news and free books. Each week, five books are given away. Interested readers can select the book they find interesting and register their email for a chance to win the book. You can even ask to be reminded to enter each week! BookTrib is a full service portal dedicated to bringing all the news, blog, sites, and information about books, writers, and readers under one link. One place to stay up-to-date about the world of books and everything related to them."

Click here to read all about it.

When Details Get You Down: Maintaining a spiritual life amid war, famine, and plague is what made Gregory the Great

"How can I maintain a spiritual life while dealing with people's incessant problems and needs? The question didn't originate with a pastor whose cell phone kept interrupting his prayer life. It goes back at least as far as Gregory, the first practicing monk to be elected, over his own objections, to the papacy."

You'll find more on Gregory's life here.

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