Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Good News for March 17 (posted by Mary Beth)

Winsome Warriors: The Battle for Life Continues

"A picture of a baby in utero flashes onto the computer screen. Images of the fetus seem to pulse, reminiscent of a baby’s heartbeat.

On the screen the following words appear: 'This child’s future is a broken home. He will be abandoned by his father. His single mother will struggle to raise him.' The background music continues as we watch the baby grow.

New words flash on the screen: 'This child, despite the hardships he will endure, will become the first African-American President.'”

To read the rest of Mark Earley's commentary, click here.

Irish village embraces link to Barack 'O'bama'

"Until recently, Moneygall's most famous son wasn't even human. It was a horse, Papillon, who streaked to the title as a long shot in a nail-biter at Britain's prestigious Grand National race in 2000.

But for months, the modest sign marking Papillon's achievement has been muscled aside by pictures of the new hero in this pit stop on the Dublin-to-Limerick road: President Barack Obama—or, as they like to call him here, Barack O'Bama."

Click here to read more on President Obama's Irish connection.


"Get into the Saint Patrick's Day mood with an eclectic selection of websites concerning all things Irish."

Access the collection by clicking here.

Making Real Movies

"Michael Landon Jr. continues in his work creating family-friendly films with the release of The Velveteen Rabbit—recently in theaters, and releasing to DVD today. He recently spoke to Christianity Today Movies about the challenges of bringing this beloved book to the big screen, being a Christian in Hollywood, and what's next in his own story."

Click here to read more about Michael Landon, Jr.

Award-winning author DiAnn Mills interviews Jill Eileen Smith

"When DiAnn Mills interviews a fellow author, the questions are sure to be pertinent as well as interesting. Her latest subject is Jill Eileen Smith, author of the The Wives of King David series."

Read DiAnn's interview with Jill by clicking here.

More than 50 New Orleans police officers receive commendations

"One by one, more than 50 law enforcement officers stood in front of a grateful audience Tuesday morning while New Orleans police officials lauded their work.

Some had dodged bullets or saved lives. Some had snared caches of guns and drugs or apprehended criminals. Some had suffered greatly for their work, suffering a gunshot wound to the arm or bullets to the body.

All had been courageous in exceptional ways, New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley said."

Click here to read more about these praiseworthy officers.

Diver entertains spring breakers

"A stunt diver who came back from cancer thrills the crowd at Space Center Houston, earning high-fives from young spring breakers in the crowd.

Watch as world champion diver Bill Brown dives off an 80-foot high dive platform into only nine and a half feet of water. Spring breakers can watch Brown dive this week at the Space Center Houston. Video by Jason Witmer."

Watch this stunning video by clicking here.

Discovery, station astronauts to join forces to install solar power module

"Today's ultra-smooth docking between the shuttle Discovery and the international space station has NASA's flight control teams hoping it will be possible to accelerate the unfurling of the 110-foot panels on the newly delivered solar power module."

Click here for more on Discovery's mission.

1 comment:

Karen Gladys Henry said...

That first article on abortion is awesome. Thanks for posting it!