Saturday, February 7, 2009

Good News for February 7 (posted by Mary Beth)

PTA Digest: Looking at Founder's Week 2009

"This past week Moody Bible Institute has held its annual Founder’s Week. A number of excellent Bible teachers have been on our campus, and some of them were able to stop by our Prime Time America studios for a conversation. On this special edition of the PTA Digest, you’ll hear from a number of them. We hope you enjoy this week’s special edition of the PTA Digest."

Click here to listen to the podcast.

World Vision to UN: Joint military operation in Eastern DRC puts thousands of children at risk

"As UN humanitarian chief John Holmes visits the war-scarred region of Eastern Congo this week, World Vision reasserted its concern for hundreds of thousands of civilians, especially children, who will suffer more death and displacement as a result of the joint operation by the Rwandan and Congolese Governments against the predominantly Hutu rebel group, the Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR)."

More on the situation here.

Shocking: Conscience and Cruelty

"In 1961, shortly after Israel put Adolf Eichmann on trial—'the architect of the Holocaust'—Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram began a series of psychological experiments. The goal was to 'test how much pain an ordinary citizen would inflict on another person simply because he was 'ordered to' by an authority figure.'"

Read the rest of Chuck Colson's commentary here.

Vines and Branches -- a devotion

"Although I now live in northern California – wine country – I have yet to see a vineyard in full growth. My previous visits have been in late autumn or early winter and my arrival for the move here was in late October. The vineyards are barren-looking fields, strung with horizontal wires and interspersed with vertical 'sticks.' If this was the only thing I knew about vineyards, I would think them sad things indeed."

Click here to read the rest of this devotion.

This devotion is part of a series. Access the full series here.

Europeans showing some love for Americana

"A decade ago, farmers in southwest France trashed a soon-to-open McDonald's, dismantling most of the interior and dumping it in front of the local town hall. How much have times changed?"

The answer awaits you here.

Houston's Top 10 native plants

"Gardeners demand a lot from plants: good looks, low maintenance, and flowers and fruit to attract wildlife. Natives can live up to those expectations."

Check out the top 10 plants native to Houston here.

Kindergarten teacher’s creativity lauded

"What do a fireplace bellow, marshmallows, vinegar, baking soda and balloons have in common? They’re all tools Cindy Tuisku used to teach her Sierra Hills kindergartners about the changing states of matter, and the difference between solids, liquids and gases."

Read more about this wise teacher here.

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