Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shot of the Day January 14, 2009

Grand Canyon Panoramic
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Good News From Mary January 14, 2009

Life's Most Important Choice

Any student of the Bible might wonder why the book of Genesis devotes more space to Joseph’s life than to Adam and Eve, the first couple, or to Noah, the hero of the ark and the flood, or to Abraham, father of the Jewish nation. I believe the answer is that Joseph illustrates one of life’s most important choices: the choice to forgive.

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Police use Facebook to nab burglar

New Zealand police have arrested a safe burglar by using the popular social networking website Facebook to identify and track him down.

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Apple's Jobs backtracks on health, takes leave

Apple Inc. co-founder and Chief Executive Steve Jobs said Wednesday he is taking a medical leave until the end of June — just a week after the cancer survivor tried to assure investors and employees his recent weight loss was caused by an easily treatable hormone deficiency.

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Slow and I, Now We're Fast Friends

Cook dinner while you sleep! Cook dinner while you're away at work! Cook dinner while you run errands, schlep the kids, plow the back 40 and re-caulk your bathtub!

It's the siren song of the slow cooker, and I have finally succumbed. Up to now, I felt like just about the only American who didn't own one. About 83 percent of American kitchens contain a slow cooker, according to the 2008 Kitchen Audit by market research firm NPD Group, meaning cookers are as common in our homes as coffee makers, says NPD's Peter Goldman.

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Who should apply for college aid? Every student

Most people won't bother to pick up a penny on the sidewalk. If they're in a hurry, they may not even stop for a dime. Most will, however, stop to pick up a $5 bill, even if they're late for lunch.

Many parents of college-bound students take the same approach to financial aid.

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January 14,2009 Posts from Margaret

How you can make inauguration learning experience for your kids

"There may be fancier inauguration balls in the works, but it's doubtful any of them will be more fun than the 'Children's Inaugural Ball' slated for Sunday afternoon, Jan. 18."

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Bestselling Author Provides Much-Needed Help for Loved Ones of Cancer Sufferers

"The World Health Organization recently released a report claiming that by the year 2010 cancer will be the number one killer worldwide. More than 12.4 million people in the world suffer from cancer. 7.6 million people are expected to die from some form of cancer. That's a lot of people, but the number of loved ones of cancer sufferers is far greater. What do they do when a special person in their life is diagnosed with this devastating disease?"

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A Win-win: U-pick Pumpkin Farms Recycle Urban Leaves

"Americans love pumpkins. The growing popularity of rural fall festivals, grade school farm tours, and 'u-pick' pumpkin farms has resulted in an increase in consumer demand for pumpkins throughout the country. A critical challenge for pumpkin farmers promoting entertainment agriculture, or 'agritourism', is maintaining fields that are weed-free, attractive, and safe for consumers."

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ECCO GPS Clips to Your Keys, Finds Your Car (PC Magazine)

"IDC Design Corp. has announced a tiny GPS system that can be mounted on a pair of keys, as an electronic breadcrumb trail back to a particular location."

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Facing The Financial Crisis

"Pastor, theologian and evangelist Pedro Lapadjian has been involved in leadership for both My Hope Uruguay and the upcoming Franklin Graham Festival in Montevideo, Uruguay. Here he tells how lessons learned during Uruguay’s severe financial crisis of 2002 can help us during the economic struggles we face today."

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It's January 14 and a Day for Good News! (from Mary Beth)

Heroes for Life: Countercultural Defenders of Human Dignity

In times when many evangelicals are tempted to retreat from the front lines of the battle for human dignity, we need some modern-day heroes for life—people whose bold and countercultural stand for life can serve as inspiring role models.

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Two Chicago Bulls staffers honored for humanitarian work

On Tuesday in Phoenix, Basketball Hall of Famer Bob Lanier presented the Bulls' Bill Smith and Joe O'Neil with the league's Value of the Game Award, a prestigious honor recognizing outstanding community service.

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Jefferson Parish seeks to adorn more streets with sculpture

With three abstract pieces already installed, Jefferson Parish officials are calling on more sculptors to help turn cluttered thoroughfares into showcases for artwork.

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The Body Beautiful -- A Devotion

A caregiver faces many issues. Beyond the physical demands of helping someone to rise from a bed or chair are the emotional demands of assisting in nutrition or personal hygiene.

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This devotion is part of a series. Click here to access the whole series.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Julianne Moore

Save the Children Artist Ambassador Julianne Moore is celebrating Valentine's Day by giving back. You too can share your love with a new set of cards made to celebrate children.

See these cards with a heart right here.