Thursday, January 1, 2009

Good News From Margaret 01/01/2009

Grape Seed Extract May Fight Leukemia

"Grape seed extract may have potential in curbing leukemia.
Researchers report that when they exposed human leukemia cells to grape seed extract in test tubes, the leukemia cells died sooner than usual. And the grape seed extract didn't hurt normal cells."

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Trusting in God in the New Year

"I always enjoy starting a new calendar. As the old year winds down, I go through the process of going over the old calendar and transferring any dates and appointments I need to remember such as birthdays, anniversaries, when to get the car inspected, etc. The new calendar with its fresh unblemished pages always represents hope to me..."

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Good News From Mary Jan. 1, 2009

Top 25 Crosswalk Articles of 2008

Want to know which articles got the most attention in 2008? In case you missed anything, here are the top 25 most popular articles of 2008.

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Hurting Women Find Compassion, Healing

An atypical group of women gathered for the afternoon in an upscale neighborhood fronting Lake Dardanelle, inside the home of Vickie Henderson, an OB/GYN physician.

From a worldly perspective, the gathering could not be explained -- it would seem there was no common ground for fellowship.

But through the eyes of Christ, they had all things in common. All were sinners, saved by grace, seeking victory over life's "hurts, hang-ups and habits."

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Putting the Chic Back in Dressing

America's true sartorial heritage is simplicity, not sloppiness. It's time to lose the fanny packs.

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Good News From Ruth Jan. 1, 2009

Mercy Corps Responds to Gaza Crisis

"Since the 1980s, Mercy Corps has helped Palestinians build a more peaceful and hopeful future by connecting teenagers in Gaza to their peers in U.S. high schools, helping people with disabilities amplify their voice in society and giving enterprising young women in the West Bank the opportunity to learn marketable new skills."

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Shot of the Day

Amber by Emma Werderman Photographs

I chose the photo by Emma for Shot of the Day because as a young photographer she does an excellent job of catching the essence of her subject with the camera. This photo is lovely.

Happy New Year

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Dave Barry on 2008:

"How weird a year was it?
Here's how weird:
• O.J. actually got convicted of something.
• Gasoline hit $4 a gallon -- and those were the good times.
• On several occasions, Saturday Night Live was funny.
• There were a few days there in October when you could not completely rule out the possibility that the next Treasury Secretary would be Joe the Plumber.
• Finally, and most weirdly, for the first time in history, the voters elected a president who -- despite the skeptics who said such a thing would never happen in the United States -- was neither a Bush NOR a Clinton."

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