Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Shot of the Day January 21, 2009

New Horizons

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More Good News for January 21 from Mary

Inventorying My Fruit of the Spirit Menu

Travel can be wonderful. But business travel is generally more like death by paper cuts. Last week I landed and was still a bit famished even after the eight tiny pretzels snack I was graciously given in flight. So I began to peruse the food options. I spotted a smoothie stand and that sounded perfect. So I headed over and made my pick.

“I will have the Peanut Butter Zone smoothie.”

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Malia and Sasha Enjoy Scavenger Hunt, Movies

In their wildest dreams, Malia and Sasha Obama never could have imagined what was in store for them on their first night in the White House.

While their parents danced the night away at 10 different inaugural balls across Washington , the Obama girls had some fun of their own, gallivanting around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with a few of their closest friends.

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Thief caught out giving policeman's address

A German teen-ager caught shoplifting tried to dupe police by lying about where he lived -- but ended up in even more trouble when the address he gave turned out to be the home of an investigating officer.

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Some rush to declare snacks salmonella-safe

Go ahead and order the Girl Scout cookies, even the Do-Si-Dos. And don’t worry about Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups or Nutter Butter cookies, either.

That’s the word from Girls Scouts of the USA, the Hershey Co. and Kraft Foods Inc., three corporations on a growing list of agencies and food manufacturers rushing to assure consumers their products are safe from a widespread salmonella scare.

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Hello Kitty helps calm moms at Taiwan hospital

Japan's iconic Hello Kitty has been recruited to help calm anxious mothers at a maternity hospital in Taiwan where the cartoon image adorns everything from walls to newborns' blankets.

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January 21 is a Good News Day!

Day just too thrilling for words: Chicagoans can't check emotions on Inauguration Day

"As Barack Obama began his term as president, his adopted hometown watched his inaugural festivities with somber attention and through tears of pride. They stood in the cold and stared up at Jumbotrons or watched broadcasts in museums and school gymnasiums."

More of the Chicago Tribune article here.

A Real Head Turner: One Atheist Who Gets It

"I’ve frequently said that our greatest witness as Christians is when we’re caring for the poor, visiting the prisoners, tending the sick. When we take these things seriously, others can’t help but see the power of the Gospel."

Click here for the rest of Chuck Colson's Breakpoint commentary.

Statement from World Vision on Gaza Ceasefires

"World Vision Jerusalem-West Bank-Gaza director Charles Clayton states:

'We welcome any alleviation of violence, with cautious optimism and hope that these declarations will lead to the end of fighting. We call on all parties to stop attacks, including Hamas’ rocket strikes against Israel, and refrain from further hostilities."

Read the rest of his statement here.

Texas boys find 95-year-old's long-lost class ring

"Franklin Weeks figures he lost his college class ring sometime in the 1980s while helping his church put in new playground equipment."

Read how the Internet helped in the return here.

Bargain-hungry shoppers buy more pasta

"As struggling consumers turn to casseroles, soup, pasta salad, and good old macaroni and cheese to stretch their food dollars, the nation's pasta makers are returning to a rolling boil after many years overshadowed by the low-carbohydrate fad."

Check out the menu here.

Wood has its own life in historic New Orleans

"Wood isn't what it used to be.

Time was that I didn't give it much thought at all aside from in its natural state, which offered shade on hot days and something to hang shiny ornaments on at Christmastime."

Read more about it here.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Good News Posts by Margaret

"So Help Me God"

"[There was a ceremony in Washington yesterday] that’s the stuff that nightmares are made of — that is if you belong to the ACLU. [The] Chief Justice of the United States [asked]Barack Obama to place his hand on the Bible — the one used by Abraham Lincoln in 1861 — and to swear allegiance to the Constitution. The oath [ended] with the words 'so help me God.' Even worse, this theocratic moment [included] a prayer by an evangelistic minister, one Rick Warren."

Read more of Charles Colson's comments here...

Overcoming Challenges in Your Walk with Christ

"When you choose to follow Jesus Christ, you face challenges head-on."

Read more of Billy Graham's message here...

CRI sends its next Great Crate to Ethiopia

"A large shipment of gently-used Bibles and Christian books will be sent out soon, made up completely of donations from Christians like you. These materials are scheduled to be sent to the mostly-Muslim nation of Ethiopia."

Read more about this effort here...

A New Look at the Multitalented Man Who Made Tropical Landscaping an Art

"Brazil teems with jungles, forests and all sorts of exotic plants, flowers and trees. But until the Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx came along to tame and shape his country’s exuberant flora, his countrymen had mostly disdained the natural riches that, often literally, flourished in their own backyards."

Read more of this story here...