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  • By Faith Isaac Blessed Jacob and Esau...miracle nation pt 9

    By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future.(Hebrews 11:20)The next part of the story of Jacob concerns the time when Isaac passed on the Patriarchal blessing. Isaac fully intended to pass it on to his favorite son, Esau, the outdoorsman,hunter, and profane bigamist who broke his parents heart by marrying two pagans! And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.(Genesis 26:34-35)Isaac was old, infirm and blind, when...
  • Ted Cruz Raises about $45 Million for Campaign

    01/01/2016 8:03:38 AM PST · by Isara · 57 replies
    Barb Wire ^ | 1 January, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Ted Cruz is the first candidate to announce fourth quarter fundraising numbers.Raised a whopping $20 million and now has about $45 million to win the nomination with. Cruz has now received more than 670,000 donations from more than 320,000 donors, with the average donation only $67. Which means his donors are a renewable resource.We have never seen a principled conservative receive this kind of support. This is providential blessing kind of stuff. Unprecedented even for this cynic. We have a real shot to win this thing. To get a real conservative in the White House for the first time in...
  • Behold, the Official Catholic Blessing for Beer

    12/19/2015 10:37:52 PM PST · by BlessedBeGod · 7 replies
    ChurchPop ^ | Unknown | Editor
    Did you know the Catholic Church has an official blessing for beer?In the 1964 edition of the Rituale Romanum, one of the Church’s official books of rituals, there is a section with “Blessings of things designated for ordinary use.”Among the many rituals listed, you can find special blessings for pastries, medicine, cheese, fire, seeds, airplanes, and more – including beer.Why bless beer? Because it is a part of God’s good creation and a wonderful gift for human enjoyment! Ever since Jesus turned water into wine at the marriage at Cana (John 2), the Catholic Church has supported the enjoyment of alcohol...
  • Bristol Palin is pregnant again and doesnt want a lecture about it

    06/26/2015 1:31:20 PM PDT · by grundle · 145 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 25, 2015 | Helena Andrews
    Bristol Palin is pregnant and this is news. The 24-year-old daughter of former vice presidential candidate and SNL punching bag Sarah Palin has spent the last seven years since her moms failed bid for the White House making abstinence (and holiness in general) her personal and very profitable cause celeb. In 2008, 17-year-old Palins unplanned teen pregnancy threatened to derail her moms White House hopes. But her potentially embarrassing narrative quickly turned to one of resilience and the reality shows followed. Palin appeared on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars and in her own Lifetime docu-series, Bristol Palin: Lifes...
  • Jesus Fulfills the Beatitudes

    03/19/2015 3:23:32 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 2 replies
    Place For Truth ^ | July 14, 2014 | David Hall
    Toward the very end of Jesus earthly ministry, he enters Jerusalemknowingly headed to the Lambs slaughter. With less than a week of his mortal life remaining, would-be kings or rulers would not have spent their time with the least influential in society.For example, what does a presidential candidate do in his final days before an election? He seeks to rally the troops. He presents his case and seeks to explain why he would be a better leader than the other candidate. He barnstorms and campaigns. He sprints to associate himself with the most powerful persons, teams, and symbols he...
  • When a Curse Becomes a Blessing Only God Can Do That (Catholic/Orthodox Caucus)

    04/19/2011 5:00:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 4/18/2011 | Msgr Charles Pope
    Here in Holy Week we ponder the events that led to Jesus death and resurrection. Among the things to ponder is a dramatic moment in the trial before Pilate when the people who were present utter a curse upon themselves. We read of it in Matthews Gospel: When Pilate saw that he was getting nowhere, but that instead an uproar was starting, he took water and washed his hands in front of the crowd. I am innocent of this mans blood, he said. It is your responsibility! And all the people answered, His blood be on us and on our...
  • Anne Arundel infant center of attention at Pope Francis audience

    12/02/2013 9:41:27 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 12/2/13 | Paul McMullen
    Katie Scrivener worried that her infant son, Fulton, would cry when he encountered a very important man in Rome. She was the one who wound up weeping, albeit tears of joy. One of the enduring images that came out of the weekly general audience Pope Francis gave in St. Peters Square Nov. 20 has the pontiff trading gazes with Fulton Scrivener, who will celebrate his first birthday Dec. 19. In a photo that ran the next day on Page 1 of LOsservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, the Holy Father shows unabashed joy as he places his right hand on the...
  • Medicine Is In Your Mouth

    10/12/2012 12:03:36 AM PDT · by Frank Broom · 7 replies
    10-12-12 | Frank Broom
    One of the most important things people overlook in dealing with sickness is what they speak out of their mouth. You can't just speak anything because your words have an effect on your body. In the book of James he says, if you offend not in word, you are able to bridle your whole body. He also goes on to say your tongue is like the rudder of a ship, so if you want to go from sickness to healing then you are going to have to set your tongue to healing and not sickness. In 1Peter 3:10 he says,...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: APOLYSIS, 07-02-12

    07/02/2012 7:37:04 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 07-02-12 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):APOLYSIS The blessing by the Greek priest at the end of Mass, Matins, or Vespers. Called a Great Apolysis after the liturgy, baptisms, and marriages; a Little Apolysis at other times. (Etym. Greek apolysis, dismissal.) All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Balaam; The Uniqueness Of Israel...Balaam pt 5

    . And he went to an high place. And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram. And the Lord put a word in Balaams mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. And he returned unto him And he took up his parable, and said,Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram,out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed?...
  • Are You Blessing Or Cursing Youself

    06/10/2012 7:59:18 PM PDT · by Frank Broom · 25 replies
    06-10-12 | Frank Broom
    What are you saying about yourself and circumstances, because what you say determines whether you are blessing or cursing yourself. When God blessed Adam and Eve He blessed them saying, "Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth." When Jesus cursed the fig tree he said unto it, "No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And that's the same way you bless and curse, they both come out of...
  • Blessing of a Child in the Womb Ready for Use

    05/10/2012 6:34:00 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    Considered an Effective Witness to the Sanctity of Human LifeWASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 9, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Following Vatican approval, the Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb is now available for use by dioceses in the United States. The text of the blessing in English and Spanish is posted online and is being published as a booklet addendum to the Book of Blessings/Bendicional. The blessing will be included in future editions of those liturgical volumes. We hope the use of this blessing will provide not only support and Gods blessing for expectant parents and their child in the...
  • Vatican Gives the Green Light [Rite for the Blessing of Child in the Womb]

    03/27/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 4 replies
    California Catholic Daily ^ | 3/27/12 | USCCB
    Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb approved by RomeWASHINGTON (March 26, 2012) -- The Vatican has approved the publication of the "Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb," which will be printed in English and Spanish in a combined booklet and should be available for parishes by Mothers' Day. The U.S. bishops who collaborated on the development of the blessing welcomed the announcement of the recognitio, or approval, by the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome. "I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life...
  • Parishes encouraged to use new blessing for unborn children

    03/27/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | March 27, 2012
    Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond. Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2012 / 06:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. bishops are encouraging parishes to incorporate into their communities a new blessing for a child in the womb, which the Vatican approved on March 25. I'm impressed with the beauty of this blessing for human life in the womb, said Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Houston, chairman of the U.S. bishops Committee on Pro-Life Activities. I can think of no better day to announce this news than on the feast of the Annunciation, when we remember Marys yes to God and the incarnation of...
  • On National Judgments...(Genesis 12:3)

    05/20/2011 10:01:35 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 6 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com/ ^ | 05-19-11 | Bill Randles
    The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. The LORD looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.(Psalm 33:10-13)And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed. (Genesis 12:3)I believe that today our nation...
  • The Apocalypse Has a Blessing...

    The revelation from Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show his servants what must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, 2 who testifies to everything he sawthat is, the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. 3 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.(Revelation 1:1-3)The Book of Revelation is unique to all of the other books of the Bible, because it pronounces...
  • Balaam; being paid to curse Israel

    05/13/2010 10:14:39 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 116 replies · 1,034+ views
    Believersingrace.com | April 25.2010 | Bill Randles
    Balaam On Being Paid to Curse Israel Part 1 By: Pastor Bill Randles I will bless those that bless you and curse those who curse you and in you all the families of the world will be blessed. Genesis 12:3 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me, peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom thou (Balaam) bless is blest and he whom you curse is cursed. Numbers 22:6 Perhaps the most misunderstood...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: PAPAL DECORATION, 02-05-10

    02/05/2010 8:29:10 AM PST · by Salvation · 5 replies · 147+ views
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 02-05-10 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):PAPAL DECORATION An honor conferred by the Holy See on lay people who deserve special recognition for their service to the Church. A bishop recommends a person for the honor, which, if granted, is then conferred either in Rome or in the home diocese. Papal orders of knighthood (which may also be conferred on women) are mainly, in sequence of importance: 1. Supreme Order of Christ; 2. Order of Pius IX; 3. Order of St. Gregory the Great; 4. Order of St. Sylvester; 5. Order of the Golden Militia or Golden Spur; 6. Order of the...
  • THE PURIFICATION, COMMONLY CALLED CANDLEMAS-DAY, Presentation of the Lord

    02/01/2010 8:58:05 AM PST · by Salvation · 8 replies · 280+ views
    EWTN.com ^ | 1864 edition | Rev. Alban Butler
    THE PURIFICATION, COMMONLY CALLED CANDLEMAS-DAY. Feast: February 2 The law of God, given by Moses to the Jews, to insinuate both to us and to them, that by the sin of Adam man is conceived and born in sin, and obnoxious to his wrath, ordained that a woman, after childbirth, should continue for a certain time in a state which that law calls unclean; during which she was not to appear in public, nor presume to touch any thing consecrated to God.[1] This term was of forty days upon the birth of a son, and the time was double...
  • Biden: Losing supermajority may be a blessing

    01/26/2010 11:59:10 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 721+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/26/10 | Eric Zimmerman
    Losing their 60 seat supermajority may be a good thing, Joe Biden suggested today. Speaking to a meeting of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Finance Committee, Biden said that the supermajority came with excessively high expectations. "Yes it's had a practical impact, but I'm not so sure what a blessing 60 votes was. Not a joke, I mean it sincerely," he said, according to a pool report. "When we had sixty votes there was the expectation left, right, and center that we could do everything we wanted to do, which was never realistic. Never," he explained. Biden tried to buck...
  • The blessings of the grapes

    09/29/2009 9:49:16 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 5 replies · 327+ views
    calaverasenterprise.com ^ | Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM CDT | Kate Gonzales
    The blessings of the grapesBy Kate Gonzales Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2009 10:35 AM CDT Father John Finley sings hymns Sunday with children after he has blessed Lavender Ridge Vineyard grapes. Enterprise photos by Kate GonzalesFinley blesses thousands of grapes with holy water. Enterprise photo by Kate GonzalesLavender Ridge Vineyard owners Rich and Siri Gilpin added an extra ingredient to their winegrapes this weekend: holy water. Friends, family and employees of the Gilpins traveled out to their vineyard along the rolling golden hills of Milton to enjoy the second annual ceremony of the blessing of the grapes. It's just new...
  • Jumbo Jet Packed With British Tourists Seconds From Disaster After It Fails To Rise On Take-Off

    05/31/2009 7:58:41 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 44 replies · 2,833+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 31st 2009
    Jumbo jet packed with British tourists seconds from disaster after it fails to rise on take-off By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 01st June 2009 Hundreds of passengers narrowly avoided disaster when their plane nearly crashed after taking off. The British Airways plane shook violently and did not rise more than 30ft above the ground as it set off from Johannesburg to London. The pilot has been praised for his quick actions in keeping the Boeing 747 in the air, saving the lives of the 256 passengers on board. Miraculous escape: The British Airways Boeing 747, similar to this one, is thought...
  • Blessing of the Foundation Stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite Churches at Bethany

    05/10/2009 2:55:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 345+ views
    EWTN ^ | May 10, 2009
    On Sunday evening, 10 May 2009, the Holy Father blessed two foundation stones, at Bethany beyond the Jordan, one for a Latin church and one for a Greek Melkite church. The Pope recalled, in addition to the Baptism of Christ, the biblical association of the prophet Elijah with this area. Dear Brother Bishops, Dear friends, It is with great spiritual joy that I come to bless the foundation stones of two Catholic Churches to be built beside the river Jordan, a place marked by many memorable events in biblical history. The prophet Elijah the Tishbite, was from this area, not...
  • Birchat HaChamma in West Orange, NJ

    04/08/2009 5:22:24 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 6 replies · 381+ views
    April 8, 2009 | ML/NJ
    Today is the day for Birchat HaChamma, the once every 28 years blessing of the sun. I confess to not knowing about this 28 years ago, but I decided to join my synagogue group near Highlawn Pavilion in the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ. This location was chosen because it affords a clear view of the eastern horizon, blocked only by the buildings of Manhattan about ten miles away. Supposedly this date is chosen because the sun only returns to some astronomical point once every 28 years and this point is the one where the sun was at...
  • Here Comes the Sun

    04/03/2009 1:52:34 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 15 replies · 833+ views
    Aish HaTorah ^ | 3/22/'09 | Rabbi Reuven Spolter
    Mark your calendar for Judaism's once-in-28-year special event.The fact that you're reading this article is a minor miracle. Think of all the things that needed to fall into place: the computer, the hard drive, the labyrinth of the Internet, the web browser -- even the electrical power driving it all. There is incredible complexity built into the simple act of reading this article. And yet, we sit before these machines every day without giving them a moment's thought. Until they stop working. When that blue screen appears and the computer freezes, we hold our breath hoping that nothing has failed,...
  • PRAY for Revival & Conversion,for Obama, our Nation, Media, Government,& Judiciary Day 115

    03/10/2009 10:54:44 PM PDT · by Blogger · 11 replies · 371+ views
    3/11/09 | Blogger
    Daniel 3 14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver...
  • Daily Devotional (Tue. 11/25/2008) Liveprayer.com 185814

    11/26/2008 5:47:39 AM PST · by NoGrayZone · 17 replies · 500+ views
    LivePrayer | 11/25/08 | Bill Keller
    ***IT IS NO ACCIDENT GOD HAS YOU READING THIS TODAY. READ IT CAREFULLY.THIS COULD VERY WELL BE THE TIME AND MOMENT GOD IS CALLING YOU TO MAKE A DEEPER COMMITMENT TO HIM AND HIS WORK, AND IS OPENING THE DOOR FOR YOU TO MAKE A REAL IMPACT WITH YOUR LIFE. FOR SOME, THIS IS GOD SPEAKING TO YOU.I WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AS YOU HEAR....AND RESPOND. Are you ready to take a stand for Christ??? The Holy Spirit spoke to me long and often last year about the importance of this year. I didn't know the details, other than...
  • LOL on Horseback!

    10/07/2008 5:37:52 AM PDT · by Revski · 6 replies · 661+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 10/07/08 | Revski
    Australian Video; Check out on how not to mount and ride a horse! LOL
  • Palin once blessed to be free from 'witchcraft'

    09/25/2008 4:30:56 AM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 80 replies · 2,286+ views
    yahoo / ap ^ | September 25, 2009 | GARANCE BURKE
    A grainy YouTube video surfaced Wednesday showing Sarah Palin being blessed in her hometown church three years ago by a Kenyan pastor who prayed for protection from "witchcraft" as she prepared to seek higher office. The video shows Palin standing before Bishop Thomas Muthee in the pulpit of the Wasilla Assembly of God church, holding her hands open as he asked Jesus Christ to keep her safe from "every form of witchcraft." "Come on, talk to God about this woman. We declare, save her from Satan," Muthee said as two attendants placed their hands on Palin's shoulders. "Make her way...
  • Congratulations to the Expectant Grandparents

    09/01/2008 10:05:28 AM PDT · by taraytarah · 34 replies · 283+ views
    vanity
    Dear Governor and Todd Palin, We understand you are expecting your first grandchild in the near future, and would like to extend a sincere wish for your family's peace and happiness. Not every preganancy situation is perfect, but every child is precious and is a blessing from God. May you and Bristol enjoy this new little life, and may she be allowed to enjoy the joyous moments of pregancy that every woman is entitled to. Please forgive the attacks of outsiders on a very private family matter, and please know that you have the support of millions of caring and...
  • Lifes Railway to Heaven Country Southern Gospel

    05/15/2008 10:11:26 AM PDT · by Revski · 15 replies · 846+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 5/15/08 | Revski
    I was truly blessed with a smile when I listened to this song being sung, click and enjoy.
  • Pets & Family

    04/26/2008 9:06:43 AM PDT · by Revski · 7 replies · 207+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/26/08 | Revski
    This video arrangement is of family pets and the love we receive from our every day life shared with our pets. The song is Southern Gospel, Saved by the Hands, sung by Ivan Parker. The pets in our family are cats, dogs, and parakeet. Also in the video, is my wife, some children, some grandchildren and myself.
  • Pets & Family

    04/26/2008 8:58:57 AM PDT · by Revski · 19 replies · 186+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/26/08 | Revski
    This video arrangement is of family pets and the love we receive from our every day life shared with our pets. The song is Southern Gospel, Saved by the Hands, sung by Ivan Parker. The pets in our family are cats, dogs, and parakeet. Also in the video, is my wife, some children, some grandchildren and myself.
  • Country Morning & Sounds

    04/21/2008 5:00:08 PM PDT · by Revski · 53+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | 4/21/08 | Revski
    This animated video is of a morning dove and its coo also of a Rhode Island Red rooster and its crowing, hen and its cackling and then concludes with a red shoulder hawk and its song.
  • Sweet Beulah Land, Song by SQuire Parsons

    03/17/2008 9:56:48 AM PDT · by Revski · 3 replies · 815+ views
    We go through life missing many a wonderful blessing and as the old-timers say, Stop and Smell the Roses. This song sung be Squire Parsons will bless your heart and with scenic pictures increase your faith in God and the good things we have every day. Revski
  • Barnyard bedlam? Animals take center stall in St. Peter's Square

    01/17/2008 1:50:08 PM PST · by NYer · 1 replies · 60+ views
    CNS ^ | January 17, 2008 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Amid an occasional chorus of moo, oink, baa and neigh, Cardinal Angelo Comastri blessed several dozen animals peacefully munching their lunch in St. Peter's Square. The Jan. 17 noon blessing of a donkey and her baby, a water buffalo and her calf, a skittish ostrich, a large white boar, rabbits and baby bunnies, hens and geese, milk cows, a horse and a steer, sheep, lambs and goats marked the feast of St. Anthony the Abbot. Although the Vatican has its own farm at the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome, the animals who took...
  • Doctor Says Bills' Kevin Everett Will Attempt to Stand on His Own Soon(EXCELLENT NEWS!)

    09/20/2007 5:21:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 16 replies · 120+ views
    myway.com ^ | Sep 20, 2007 | JOHN WAWROW
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -Kevin Everett's doctor plans to have him stand up on his own soon, and believes the Bills tight end will be walking within weeks - or sooner. "Soon, in Buffalo or in Houston, they're going to stand him up," Dr. Barth Green told The Associated Press, shortly after discussing Everett's condition with Bills orthopedic surgeon Dr. Andrew Cappuccino. "They're very confident he'll be walking very soon ... in the next days or weeks, not months." The prognosis is remarkable after Everett arrived at Millard Fillmore Gates Hospital paralyzed from the neck down after being hurt while making...
  • Blessing appears in resident's tree[CA][Jesus Image in Tree]

    08/13/2007 8:27:33 AM PDT · by BGHater · 29 replies · 823+ views
    Moorpark Acorn ^ | 10 Aug 2007 | Sylvie Belmond
    Neighbors gather to see the likeness Moorpark resident Irma Lopez has lived on Bard Street for 40 years, but she never noticed anything unusual about the orchid tree that adorns her front yard- not until last week, that is. While washing the dust off the family wood truck, Lopez suddenly saw a familiar image appear on the tree. "It's the face of Jesus," said Lopez, who at first felt scared but soon after came to believe that the reflection is a blessing for her home and her family. "Maybe it's a sign from my mom reaching out to my daughter,...
  • John Paul II gadget a hit on Italian newsstands

    01/16/2007 1:43:25 PM PST · by NYer · 3 replies · 325+ views
    CNA ^ | January 16, 2007
    Rome, Jan 16, 2007 / 01:20 pm (CNA).- A new gadget offering a digitally recorded blessing from the late Pope John Paul II has been selling like hotcakes at Italian newsstands. The palm-size device, which has a small picture of John Paul mounted on an electronic card, is being offered as a free gift with a new Catholic monthly, called Benedicat Vos, Italian news agency ANSA has reported. At the press of a button, the user hears the late Popes voice offer a blessing in Latin. About 35,000 of these cards have been purchased so far and the magazines publisher,...
  • 82nd Airborne Medics Get Blessing Before Moving Into Iraq

    01/14/2007 3:17:01 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 549+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Mike Pryor, USA
    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait, Jan. 14, 2007 Soldiers throughout history have marched into battle fortified by the prayers of their spiritual leaders. But the healers who care for those soldiers when they fall got a special blessing here Jan. 12 as they prepare to move with their 82nd Airborne Division into Iraq. The 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team held a service here to bless the brigade's medical personnel before they deploy. The 2nd BCT is expected to deploy into Baghdad soon to help reclaim neighborhoods controlled by insurgents. Paratroopers from the 2nd BCT's 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute...
  • The Patriot Post -- Founders' Quote Daily

    09/29/2006 4:09:24 AM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 7 replies · 147+ views
    The Patriot Post ^ | 23 July 1801 | Thomas Jefferson
    "The greatest good we can do our country is to heal its party divisions and make them one people." -- Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Dickinson, 23 July 1801) Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Ford Edition, vol. 8 (76)
  • Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

    03/09/2006 5:16:12 PM PST · by SJackson · 128 replies · 2,714+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | March 8, 2006 | Rabbi Shmuley Boteach
    A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy). Many of my friends didnt seem all that happy for me. Sure, they went through the motions of smiles and congratulations. But it was evident that many thought me insane. Why would a young man and his wife ruin their lives with eight children? Who could afford the day-school bills? Didnt we want to live life a little, and not just be burdened with kids? It got downright surreal when a European film company pressed me, while my wife...
  • God Bless Those Baptist Sea Monkeys

    04/09/2006 1:13:59 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 50 replies · 501+ views
    The Sacred Sandwich ^ | October 1, 2005:
    Recently I heard on the radio that a local Christian church was going to be hosting a community-wide Blessing of the Animals Ecumenical Service at a nearby park this month. My first thought upon hearing the announcement was that it must be some sort of church picnic where they would be asking a blessing on the barbeque before they ate, but then I realized that I totally misunderstood what this whole blessing of the animals was about. Apparently they were talking about blessing live, uncooked animals. Go figure. In case you arent aware of this animal blessing phenomenon, let...
  • A special St. Patrick's Day Blessing For Our troops

    03/17/2006 10:45:25 AM PST · by Zacs Mom · 63 replies · 2,258+ views
    With thanks for prayers offered and prayers answered and with deep respect and gratitude for our troops I offer the following special Saint Patrick's Day Blessing for our troops. (Graphic intense and be sure to click to link provided to play the audio portion of this offering)
  • Whispers With Bias (Card. Schoenborn of Vienna does NOT bless homosexual couples)

    02/21/2006 7:02:13 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 3 replies · 343+ views
    The Cafeteria is Closed ^ | February 20, 2006 | Gerald Augustinus
    WHISPERS WITH BIAS ....would be Rocco Palmo's Indian name. ... He reports on a blessing ceremony at the Cathedral of Vienna, where homosexuals where also blessed. His account, however, deliberate or not, is not quite accurate in the most crucial question. OK, it seems that St. Blog's will want some 'splaining on this one.... Gay couples were apparently included in the Valentine's Day liturgy at the Stephansdom in Vienna, and it's being hung around Schonborn's neck like an albatross. Well. Schoen langsam, Rocco. I've read the German article. What happened? Valentine's Day blessings (not a Mass) for "people in love",...
  • Happy Valentines Day - May You Be Blessed

    02/14/2006 8:57:03 AM PST · by Sunsong · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Unknown ^ | Kate Nowak
    This is a beautiful idea that someone had. This short movie is part of her effort to bless a million people in a hundred days. The movie is wonderful in its own right and here is a link to it: may you be blessed
  • Welsh inventor's 'mosquito' makes noisy teens buzz off

    12/01/2005 1:59:14 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 41 replies · 1,302+ views
    abc.net ^ | 12-01-05 | reuters
    Welsh inventor's 'mosquito' makes noisy teens buzz off A Welsh inventor claims to have found the perfect solution to rowdy youngsters: noise. Howard Stapleton says his device, the "mosquito", emits an uncomfortable high-pitched ultrasonic sound that can be heard by children and teenagers, but almost no one over 30. It has successfully driven away noisy teens from a grocery store in the Welsh town of Barry and a shop in Stapleton's home town Merthyr Tydfil, making smoking, lounging and foul-mouthed youths a thing of the past.
  • Houston TX Blessing of the Fleet

    08/02/2005 5:03:47 PM PDT · by BellStar · 4 replies · 370+ views
    Kemah.Net ^ | 02 August 2005 | Boardwalk/Kemah
    Kemah Blessing of the Fleet Kemah-TX (Houston) The Colorful 37th annual Kemah Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet will be held Sunday August 7 at the Kemah boardwalk. Decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft file past the Cadillac Authentic Mexican Restaurant where the officiating priest and minister bless each of the boats. Bring your family and friends down to the Kemah Boardwalk to witness the festive boats and colorful crews as they parade down the channel in celebration of this time honored tradition. Visit http://www.kemah.net download an entry form or pick one up at Kemah Boardwalk Marina (281)...
  • Pray for President Bush - Day 1653

    03/28/2005 3:45:28 PM PST · by Faith · 20 replies · 396+ views
    http://www.prayforgeorgewbush.com ^ | March 28, 2005 | Faith
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  • Pope Blesses Tourists at Vatican on Easter

    03/27/2005 7:32:33 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies · 313+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 27, 2005 | Victor L. Simpson
    VATICAN CITY - Pope John Paul (news - web sites) II blessed tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists who packed St. Peter's Square for Easter Sunday by making the sign of the cross with his hand, but he was unable to speak. Aides had readied a microphone, and the pope appeared to be trying to utter a few words from his studio window. After making a few sounds, he eventually just made signs of the cross and the microphone was taken away. John Paul coughed briefly when he first appeared, but remained at the window for 12 minutes and...