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  • Praise the LORD in all HIS splendor.

    07/06/2012 9:40:26 PM PDT · by jesus4life · 6 replies
    Faith | GOD-inspired
    Humble.
  • Humility Brings Blessings?

    04/14/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 1 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    David never holds any of His feelings back when he pleads with His Heavenly Father. Every heartfelt song/prayer is written with so much anguish and humble spirit behind it. Davidís words can teach us to pray to God in the same fashion. There is an undeniable closeness between God and David that the Psalms show us. In Psalm 39 David is recognizing how small we all are in Godís eyes. Imagine that, a King humbling himself enough to see the futility of holding onto material things in our short life compared to eternity. His son Solomon writes in this similar...
  • Another Stunner on "Britain's got Talent"

    04/14/2009 12:17:11 AM PDT · by Wil H · 91 replies · 3,468+ views
    4/13 | Wil H
    Two years ago, Paul Potts, a chubby mobile phone salesman, wowed the British TV public with his performance of Puccini's "Nessum Dorma" to win "Brtiain's Got Talent", The British equivalent to "America's Got Talent". While good, I didn't think Potts to be that fantastic. However last weekend, the third season of "Britain's Got Talent" opened and another diamond in the rough emerged. This one is quite fantastic. Susan Boyle, a frumpy looking 47 year old Scottish spinster, who lives with her cat "Pebbles" and admits she's never been kissed, came out on stage and told the audience she wanted to...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor

    04/29/2008 5:29:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 459+ views
    Quarter Horse News ^ | April 29, 2008 | Sonny Williams
    Each day, I make the dreaded drive down Interstate 35 to go to work in Fort Worth. Each day, I slug through the snarl and sludge of ceaseless traffic, which intensifies my growing desire to commit hari-kari, or at least incites a vehement curse of the highway gods. Certainly, we in Texas need more lanes, more roads, more rails, more something to deal with the ever-expanding urban population and growing international commerce. Yet how do we solve our transportation needs without carving up the countryside like some congratulatory cake? Or should the construction of a superhighway-rail-utility corridor even concern us?...
  • I-69 public hearing draws large crowd

    03/03/2008 2:01:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies · 994+ views
    The Tribune ^ | March 3, 2008 | Bonnie McKeena
    Heated comments flew around the room as more than 175 citizens gathered to voice their opinions at the TxDOT open house and public hearing on the I-69/Trans-Texas Corridor held at the Humble Civic Center on Feb. 28, 2008. Congress designated I-69 as a high priority corridor in 1991 and again in 1998. In 2002, TxDOT unveiled the Trans-Texas Corridor project to accommodate Texas' future transportation needs. The TTC is a part of a 4,000-mile system of rail lines, truck and car lanes and concentrated utility routes to improve international and intrastate movement of goods and people from Canada to the...
  • Taxes or Tolls on the TTC

    02/25/2008 5:18:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 281+ views
    Gather.com ^ | February 25, 2008 | Col. George W.
    One major concern I discussed a few weeks ago regarding the Trans Texas Corridor is where the land will come from. Another concern is where the money will come from. Official government websites for the TTC assure that public-private partnerships will shield the taxpayer from bearing too much of the cost burden, but a careful reading shows the door is definitely open to public funding sources, while at the same time there is no doubt of the intention to charge tolls on the road. Taxpayers already pay for their transportation system through hefty gasoline taxes, vehicle registration fees, and other...
  • Immigration investigation at waste facility in Humble [Texas]

    01/31/2007 11:48:11 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 605+ views
    KTRK-TV ^ | 1/31/07 | Mark Garay
    Witness says 30 or 40 people detained HUMBLE, TX) - If you live in north Harris County and your heavy trash didn't get picked up today, there may be a reason. An immigration investigation is underway at a Republic Waste facility in Humble. The raid began very early this morning and dozens of Republic Waste workers are being questioned. According to witnesses, federal agents arrived at around 6am and immediately assembled all of the employees in one area in the rear of the facility. There, they began questioning workers and checking their drivers' licenses and social security cards. Immigrations and...
  • A Big God for Little People

    12/23/2006 6:28:11 PM PST · by xzins · 3 replies · 193+ views
    DesiringGod.org ^ | 24 Dec 1980 | John Piper
    A Big God for Little People Seven Christmas Eve Meditations By John Piper December 24, 1980 ¬† Luke 2:1-20 A Big God for a Little People‚ÄĒLuke 2:1‚Äď5 Have you ever thought what an amazing thing it is that God ordained beforehand that the Messiah be born in Bethlehem (as the prophecy in Micah 5 shows); and that he so ordained things that when the time came, the Messiah's mother and legal father were living in Nazareth; and that in order to fulfill his word and bring two little people to Bethlehem that first Christmas, God put it in the...
  • Mom Killed As Boy Crashes Van Into Dentist Office

    10/12/2006 5:36:38 AM PDT · by laotzu · 36 replies · 1,668+ views
    KSAT ^ | 10/11/06 | (not given)
    HUMBLE, Texas -- A mother was killed by the family van being driven by her 12-year-old son. The boy crashed the van through a dental office wall on Tuesday, killing his mother and injuring two others, authorities said. Lisa Lewis was standing outside the Monarch Dental Associates office in Humble, Texas, when she was killed. Officials said Lewis had just finished her dental appointment shortly after 2 p.m. and let her two sons, a 12-year-old boy and his 17-year-old brother, get their van so she would not get wet from the rain, Houston TV station KPRC reported. The mother was...
  • Fishermen rescued after 9 months adrift 8,000 km from home

    08/19/2006 2:24:19 PM PDT · by Valin · 68 replies · 2,934+ views
    National Post; ^ | 8/18/06 | Mary Vallis and Natalie Alcoba
    Three Mexican fishermen who disappeared in the Pacific Ocean nine months ago have been rescued nearly 8,000 kilometres from their home, saying they survived by eating seagulls, drinking rainwater and reading the Bible. A Taiwanese tuna boat scooped the men out of the water about halfway between Hawaii and Australia on Aug. 9. They had drifted all the way from San Blas, a fishing village about 160 kilometres north of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where they were last seen in late October or early November, 2005. Fishermen in San Blas, a hamlet of about 8,000 people, are celebrating the men's astonishing...
  • What should Mel Gibson's punishment be? (VANITY)

    07/30/2006 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Hildy · 406 replies · 6,041+ views
    July 30, 2006 | Hildy
    Since so many here want so much to forgive Mel Gibson for his anti-semetic tirade and beligerent behavior towards law enforcement I was trying to come up with the best punishment. I think I got it. Besides the obligatory fine, I think the Judge should sentence him to 500 hours community service at the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust. What do you all think his sentence should be?
  • Peru's amazing shoeshine-boy president

    07/20/2006 2:28:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 14 replies · 618+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 20 July 2006 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    Wanna read a great Horatio Alger story? Except that in Latin America, itís a far more radical thing: President Alejandro Toledo, the outgoing president of Peru, a staunch, effective opponent of leftist Chavista populism, has decided to go back to being a shoeshine boy for charity, doing $100 shoeshines on behalf of the the shoeshiners pension fund. Toledo leaves office on July 28, and although he had plenty to be proud of as Peruís first full-blooded Indian president, he was never ashamed of his humble roots ... Toledo was a wonderful president of Peru who openly challenged Venezuelan dictator Hugo...
  • Eulogy to my father

    08/27/2005 11:43:35 AM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 586+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | August 27, 2005 | Clarice Feldman
    No one knows another's life. Certainly no child really knows all there is of a father's. But in broad strokes I will try to tell the things which I knew were meaningful to my father. He was born in a small village in Poland. I've seen the name spelled in a variety of ways, but phonetically spelled it was Ravitz. Once in an Isaac Bashevis Singer short story he related stopping there briefly in a train trip from Lublin to Russia. My father said it didn't even have wooden sidewalks or outdoor toilets. His father, Morris, was a master tailor....
  • Humble Villagers Win Back Respect

    08/23/2005 5:41:03 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 353+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8-24-2005 | Richard Spencer
    Humble villagers win back respect By Richard Spencer in Beijing (Filed: 24/08/2005) For more than a thousand years the population of a Chinese village laboured under a curse: the surname "Humble", imposed at the whim of a 10th century emperor. Worse, the name - Gou in Mandarin - is pronounced identically to the Chinese character meaning "dog". China as a nation is sensitive to such matters and villagers said people laughed at them. Now, after almost 11 centuries, the authorities have relented. In response to a petition submitted by residents in May, they have given them their old name back....
  • IMHO (in my humble opinion) CASTING FIRST STONES

    07/15/2005 12:58:08 PM PDT · by firehat · 182+ views
    etherzone,com ^ | Norman Liebmann
    Friday, July 15, 2005 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- IMHO (IN MY HUMBLE OPINION) CASTING FIRST STONES By: Norman Liebmann In my humble opinion, it's time to forget about the Geneva Convention and turn command of Camp Gitmo over to Leona Helmsely. In my humble opinion, the reason Arabs don't eat pigs is because it's against their religion. The reason pigs don't eat Arabs is because they're too hard to clean. In my humble opinion, Dianne Feinstein will be lucky if she lives to be the age she looks. In my humble opinion, Africa is broken and all the rockin' 'n' rollin' concerts...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's inÖ You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • FOUR MORE YEARS -- The People's Choice!

    11/08/2004 10:03:35 AM PST · by Apolitical · 9 replies · 546+ views
    This is, in a nutshell, why I think the President won a second term. Not that Barney?s presence magically catapulted him into office again. (Not every voter is enough of a dog lover to appreciate the poetry of a White House littered with squeaky toys.) But Barney highlights the fact that, after four stressful years, Bush is still the real person he was when he took office--a man with guts, hubris, foibles, principles, and persistence. And a man who spends perhaps the most important night of his life watching TV with his dog. That takes a certain softness of spirit...
  • A More Humble Hawk

    04/16/2004 10:42:39 PM PDT · by murphyslaw · 12 replies · 122+ views
    New York Times ^ | April 17, 2004 | David Brooks
    ...Nonetheless, I didn't expect that a year after liberation, hostile militias would be taking over cities or that it would be unsafe to walk around Baghdad. Most of all, I misunderstood how normal Iraqis would react to our occupation. I knew they'd resent us. But I thought they would see that our interests and their interests are aligned. We both want to establish democracy and get the U.S. out. I did not appreciate how our very presence in Iraq would overshadow democratization. Now I get the sense that while the Iraqis don't want us to fail, since our failure would...
  • Request for text of Bush's "Humble Sinner" speech

    04/30/2002 4:46:14 PM PDT · by OHelix · 7 replies · 214+ views
    Can someone post, mail me, or tell me where, if possible, I can find a copy of the full transcript of Bush's speech, I believe in Los Angeles, where he was quoted as saying "I am just a humble sinner"?I would very much appreciate it.