Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009 Good News Stories

Group that prayed for Bush growing with Obama focus

"A national grass-roots network that came together after the Sept. 11 attack to pray for the president has lost more than 25,000 members since Barack Obama's election in November.
But more than 41,000 have signed up."

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Lenten sacrifices strengthen spirit

"Others may think of warmth, light and purification as represented by the Holy Spirit. When we offer ourselves up for correction and growth in Christ, we are first inspired, then we are challenged."

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Bleeding Heart Plants (Dicentra)

"It’s easy to see where the old-fashioned Bleeding Heart (Dicentra spectabilis) got its name. The pillow-like flower is heart shaped with a single dangling pendulous drop. Bleeding Hearts are shade loving woodland plants that bloom in the cool of spring. Although they stay in bloom for several weeks, the plants may disappear for the rest of the summer, if planted in too much sun or heat."

Click here to read more about this plant.

New Method For Monitoring Volcanoes

"Seventeen of the world’s most active volcanoes have been supplied with monitoring equipment from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden to measure their emission of sulphur dioxide. The measurement results will be used to make it easier to predict volcano eruptions, and they can also be used to improve today’s climate models."

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