Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 22, 2009 Good News Stories (Margaret)

Flower Gardening - Consider A Cutting Garden

"Everyone loves to give and receive flowers. So great is their appeal, that fresh cut flowers play a role in the celebration of holidays and the milestones of family and personal life over much of the world. It is a particular luxury to have fresh flowers on display at home on a daily basis. What a delight it is to be surrounded indoors by bouquets and arrangements of fragrant, colorful blossoms - to have a bit of the garden in the house."

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The Day After Fat Tuesday

"Nobody likes to poop on a party, but it is quite obvious that we have lost sight of the true meaning of the festivities. If I thought that this next point would be contested by many, I might actually do a survey to verify it. But if we were to ask the average crowd on Bourbon Street during a Mardi Gras celebration, “What day is tomorrow?” I am willing to bet that many of them would not really have a clue what we were really asking. Midnight on Fat Tuesday is not just the end of the party, it’s the beginning of something much more significant and much more important. It’s the beginning of Lent. The day after Fat Tuesday is Ash Wednesday ."

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Park service plans for day when home for Hansen's patients will close

"The National Park Service has begun a process that will determine the future of Kalaupapa as the most important chapter in its history slowly comes to an end.As a home for Hansen's disease patients, its designation for more than 140 years, Kalaupapa will close when the last patient dies."

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Showing up, but not signing up

"Joining a church doesn't make sense for Jonathan Busarow right now.

He's a graduate student at Ohio State University who doesn't know where he'll live in a couple of years. He doesn't have extra money to donate or a lot of time.

But he still wants to worship, so he regularly attends Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in German Village."

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