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  • Prayer boosts forgiveness: study

    12/18/2009 12:52:15 PM PST · by Between the Lines · 3 replies · 299+ views
    Canwest News Service ^ | Misty Harris
    The power of prayer has long been controversial, but a new study in a leading psychological journal finds some of the first scientific evidence that it truly works, at least on the person doing the praying. While previous studies have looked largely at the people being prayed for, investigators flipped the research model to examine those who personally engage in the religious practice. They found that even a single prayer for a loved one led to increased self-reported willingness to be forgiving of that person. Though the research leaves open the possibility of divine intervention, investigators don't claim any "miraculous...

    12/07/2009 8:37:59 AM PST · by freedomyes · 16 replies · 495+ views
    TruthInConviction ^ | Dec 7 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Some time after the conflict, Fuchida came upon the testimony of a young Christian woman. Her mother and father had been killed by the Japanese. That war had swept away her parents’ lives.
  • God's Grace

    11/29/2009 5:09:00 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 395+ views
    God's Grace ^ | 11/29/2009 | Tammy Rude
    I would like to thank all of you for coming back over the last several months to read my story (God’s Story)…My Secret Sin. I didn’t share my story to shock anyone but my intention was to show God’s grace, and how we can trust in His Word.

    11/26/2009 4:50:34 AM PST · by freedomyes · 6 replies · 665+ views
    jgrantswankjr ^ | Nov 26 09 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    I phoned the police. In minutes, a plain-clothesman was in my living room, questioning a bathrobed John seated on my sofa. By noon, John was behind bars. But I was out of my money. He put it far behind him in one purchasing job or another so that it was impossible to retrieve what I had given him in good faith.
  • No redemption for the wicked

    09/01/2009 3:08:44 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 537+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 01, 2009 | Steven Zak
    There are consequences when we forgive the depraved. America has duly performed its solemn rituals to mark the passing of Ted Kennedy -- the pompous displays, the airy speeches, the pseudo-dignified deference to the dead. What we ought to reflect upon, with equal solemnity, is what America's legitimization and ultimate acceptance of such a man portends for ourselves. The tale of Chappaquiddick has, of course, been told and retold. But what Ted Kennedy did to Mary Jo Kopechne that summer night in 1969 is so depraved that the story bears repetition. Put aside the debauchery of the party Kennedy attended...
  • Time to Forgive Michael Vick?

    08/15/2009 2:07:47 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 39 replies · 1,299+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/15/2009 | Michael Volpe`
    The most talked abut and controversial sports story surrounds the signing of Michael Vick by the Philadelphia Eagles. Before I weigh in, I should disclose a few things. First, Vick was a favorite of mine in fantasy football. That's because his out of this world talent made him the perfect, potentially, fantasy football player. There was nothing more exciting in fantasy football than watching Michael Vick when he was on your team. Also, I am not especially an animal lover. I don't have any pets and I never have had any pets. (as I say, I have enough trouble taking...
  • Priest's Last Words: "I Forgive You" [Cuba]

    07/23/2009 7:35:49 PM PDT · by Salvation · 21 replies · 698+ views ^ | JULY 22, 2009 |
    Priest's Last Words: "I Forgive You" Friend Tells of Spaniard Slain in Cuba SANTANDER, Spain, JULY 22, 2009 ( The last words of Father Mariano Arroyo Merino expressed his forgiveness for the would-be robbers who knifed and burned him. The Spanish priest, 74, was murdered July 13 at his parish of Our Lady of Regla, in Havana, Cuba. Father Arroyo was the second Spanish priest to be assassinated in Cuba in less than a year. Father Eduardo de la Fuente Serrano, 59, was killed Feb. 14. Father Isidro Hoyos, another Spaniard who carries out his ministry in Cuba, was a...
  • Orlando mom forgives pharmacist who shot her son

    04/25/2009 8:14:31 AM PDT · by inflorida · 62 replies · 2,060+ views
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 04/25/2009 | Willoughby Mariano
    Her son lay dead in his casket. Marija Vukomanovic held fast to her faith. The pastor told mourners about Lazarus, who rose from the dead. The mother knelt and reached for her boy. "I believed in the miracle, so I touched his heart," Vukomanovic said. Nothing happened. Mario Vukomanovic, 23, war refugee, star student and drug addict, was gone, shot dead as he tried to rob a south Orange County pharmacy April 1 at gunpoint. Orange County deputies said the shooting was self-defense. "But now I have another miracle," the mother said in an interview this week. She forgave the...
  • Chicago settles reverse discrimination lawsuit

    03/13/2009 2:38:23 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies · 603+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 11, 2009
    CHICAGO - After years of legal wrangling, 75 white firefighters will share a $6 million settlement reached with the city of Chicago in a reverse discrimination lawsuit filed over a 1986 lieutenants' exam. Concerned the exam discriminated against black firefighters, the city "race normed" the test's results. A jury later found the test was fair, a decision the U.S. Supreme Court upheld on appeal. City law department spokeswoman Jennifer Hoyle said Tuesday the $6 million is on the "low end" of what the city might have wound up paying. Firefighters' attorney Linda Friedman said a group of 100 other white...
  • Rodney King Forgives Officers Who Beat Him

    03/02/2009 10:44:23 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 36 replies · 1,503+ views
    At first glance, VH1'a Sober House, like its predecessor, Celebrity Rehab, appears to be exploitative reality TV at it's worst -- stars hitting their bottoms and relapsing, going on drama-fueled drug binges. But there are moments on Sober House that are not only real and touching, they are even cathartic. In the most recent episode with Rodney King, the moment is downright historic. In this clip King revisits the site of his infamous beating. He forgives the officers who beat him and prays for the people who died during the riots. More than a decade later, Los Angeles is still...
  • Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act (Bill Text)

    02/18/2009 5:29:39 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 71 replies · 2,498+ views
    Thomas (Library of Congress) ^ | 1/06/09 | John Conyers
    HR 40 IH 111th CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 40To acknowledge the fundamental injustice, cruelty, brutality, and inhumanity of slavery in the United States and the 13 American colonies between 1619 and 1865 and to establish a commission to examine the institution of slavery, subsequently de jure and de facto racial and economic discrimination against African-Americans, and the impact of these forces on living African-Americans, to make recommendations to the Congress on appropriate remedies, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 6, 2009 Mr. CONYERS (for himself and Mr. SCOTT of Virginia) introduced the following bill; which...
  • The Fonz was Never Wrong [Devotional]

    02/19/2009 4:18:25 AM PST · by tenger · 4 replies · 668+ views
    Devotions ChopChop ^ | February 19, 2009 | Dave Miller (tenger)
    If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9 Arthur Fonzarelli, affectionately known as The Fonz on the 70s TV show "Happy Days," would never admit that he was wrong. According to The Fonz, he was never wrong. One episode shows him practicing in a mirror trying to say the word "Wrong" but he just can't do it. To my knowledge he never did admit he was wrong. We're like that. Confession is good for the soul, but boy is it difficult to do...
  • Life: An Inalienable Right-awesome video that tells it like it IS

    01/11/2009 8:38:27 AM PST · by NellieMae · 17 replies · 664+ views
    Coral Ridge Ministries ^ | 1-11-2009 | D. James Kennedy
    This is the best message that I have ever heard on the sanctity of life. Please pass this around so this messge will be heard as much as possible.
  • The founder of Italian Communism had deathbed conversion

    11/26/2008 9:45:21 AM PST · by GonzoII · 31 replies · 1,014+ views
    Times Online ^ | Nov 25 2008 | Richard Owen in Rome
    The Vatican has revealed that Antonio Gramsci, the founder of Italian Communism and an icon of the Left, reverted to Roman Catholicism on his deathbed..
  • "Forgiveness Doesn't Count" (Sermon on Matthew 18:21-35)

    09/13/2008 9:49:16 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 13 replies · 172+ views
    September 14, 2008 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Forgiveness Doesn’t Count” (Matthew 18:21-35)“Forgiveness Doesn’t Count.” Oh, don’t get me wrong! I don’t mean that it’s not important. No, forgiveness counts for a lot in that respect. In fact, it’s everything. We’d be lost without it. But when I say, “Forgiveness Doesn’t Count,” I mean it in the way that Jesus teaches it, which is to say, forgiveness doesn’t keep score. Forgiveness doesn’t count--it doesn’t keep score or keep track of--how many times it has to forgive or how much sin it has to have mercy on. That’s the way it is with God toward us, and that’s the...
  • John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

    08/26/2008 6:08:50 AM PDT · by Stoat · 41 replies · 299+ views
    The New York Daily News ^ | August 26, 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    ExclusiveJohn Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness By THOMAS M. DeFRANK DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF Updated Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:07 AM   DENVER - John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair - but hearing their rage instead.As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party - or a political future - trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls.It's proving a hard sell with onetime true believers. CLICK TO SEE A PHOTO...
  • John Edwards calling former staffers asking for forgiveness

    08/25/2008 5:01:43 PM PDT · by Baladas · 32 replies · 282+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | August 25th 2008 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK
    DENVER - John Edwards is burning up the phone lines, begging former aides and backers to forgive him for lying about his affair - but hearing their rage instead. As Democrats kick off their convention Monday, the onetime presidential contender is a man without a party - or a political future - trying to rebuild bridges through dozens of remorseful phone calls. It's proving a hard sell with onetime true believers.
  • "Why I Love the Baby of the Man Who Raped Me"

    08/12/2008 4:18:44 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies · 182+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/12/08 | Hilary White
    August 12, 2008 ( - When sixteen year-old Elizabeth Cameron found she was pregnant after being brutally gang raped, "practically everyone" in her life said she had every moral and legal right to kill her daughter by abortion. But Elizabeth defied the world's wisdom and says, now that her daughter Phoebe is a toddler, that she could not imagine life without her. "Every time I look at Phoebe, I know I made the right decision. I never wanted to end my baby's life just because of how she came to be," she told the Daily Mail this weekend. In...
  • Female Soldier Asks Forgiveness of Gush Katif Expellees

    08/08/2008 2:48:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 262+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 8-8-08 | Hillel Fendel
    ( A left-wing kibbutz member, who had never seen a Yesha settlement until the day she came to destroy it, asks forgiveness of the people she expelled. "Three years without a home is much too long," she says. The soldier publicized her story, and request for forgiveness, in an interview with Yedidya Meir on the Kol Chai radio station. She had been an active member of a left-wing youth movement in her kibbutz, never having met a "settler" (Jewish resident of Judea, Samaria and Gaza), or been inside a Jewish town there, in her life. After enlisting in the army,...
  • Chick-fil-A Principles Guide Vandals Penalty

    08/08/2008 2:28:57 PM PDT · by epow · 26 replies · 168+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/08/08 | Moni Basu
    Vandals entered the six-bedroom lodge and sprayed the interior with fire extinguishers, slathering the floors and walls with dust. They poured cooking oils, soaps and lemon juice in the living room, halls and kitchen and even on a dining table large enough to seat 20 for dinner, using it as a slip-and-slide. They threw eggs on the walls and television set. They scribbled obscenities. They stole two hair dryers and two pillows and left the water running. They might have spent five years behind bars had they been adults convicted on burglary and vandalism charges. As preteens, they might have...