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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

The Supreme Court: Political Correctness Run Amok

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to religious liberty yesterday. In a 5-4 decision the high Court determined that a California law school (Hastings College of Law) can require a Christian group to open its leadership posts to […]

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Rest in Peace, Senator Robert Byrd

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Senate has lost one of its legends.  Robert C. Byrd died around 3 a.m. Monday morning after being admitted to the hospital last week. Byrd was an orphan child who married a coal miner’s daughter and rose from the […]

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D-Day for McChrystal and Maybe the War in Afghanistan

posted by Mark Herringshaw

General Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. commander and strategist of the Afghan war, is at this moment headed to the White House, resignation at hand to meet with President Barack Obama. McChrystal recently mocked and disparaged the President and his […]

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Summer Solstice Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Today, June 21, 2010 is summer solstice, the first day of summer, the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and of course then, the shortest night. From this day forward until December 23rd, the winter solstice, the […]

Fathers Day Gratitude

posted by Mark Herringshaw

It’s Father’s Day. Bittersweet. My father died a little over two years ago. I miss him. I miss him today. But his absence has given me more appreciation for the gifts he gave me. My father was a great man. […]

Chicago Weather – Big Winds in the Windy City!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A line of fast-moving storms hit Chicago today with hurricane force winds. The system, which yesterday produced dozens of tornados in Minnesota – and three known fatalities – blew into the Windy City with equal torrential force.  The line of […]

Afghanistan’s $3 Trillion Buried Treasure

posted by Mark Herringshaw

U.S. geologists and Pentagon officials have discovered vast mineral wealth in Afghanistan, enough to turn the devistated country into one of the world’s most lucrative mining centers. Gen. David, commander of the United States Central Command said, “There are a […]

Earthquake Shakes Southern California… Again

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A Southern California earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 shook things up Monday. It shook me up. I’m visiting Los Angeles and on sixth floor of the hotel where I’m staying, yes, it shook me up! The 5.7 magnitude tremor […]

‘Touchdown Jesus’ Burns after Lightning Strike

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The ‘Touchdown Jesus’ statue in Ohio was engulfed in flames after a lightning strike late last night.  The six-story-tall depiction of Jesus Christ with his arms raised stood in front of Solid Rock Church along Interstate 75 in Monroe, just […]

World Cup Hyundai Ad isn’t Blasphemous, it’s a Sermon!

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A 30-second television commercial that ran in the United States during the England-USA soccer match on Saturday has some Catholics up in arms and charging Hyundai, the sponsor, with blasphemy for mocking the core teachings of the church. Other Christians […]

“Rain, Rain Go Away!” – Prayer for the Oklahoma Floods

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Evacuations are under way in some Oklahoma City neighborhoods as residents deal with vicious flash-flooding and scattered power outages. More thunderstorms are heading their way.  Almost 10 inches of rain fell between 2 and 11 a.m. this morning. Another1 to […]

Arkansas Flash Floods – A Prayer

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for the victims and their families of the Arkansas floods today. Dozens of campers remain missing after the Caddo and Little Missouri rivers were hit with flash floods following heavy rains.  At least 20 people were killed and as […]

“California Dreamin’ Again!”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

California has a $20 billion budget deficit – ouch – which may be why Republican voters in the California primary election on Tuesday chose two financial wonderwomen to run for two huge statewide offices. Former eBay chief Meg Whitman won […]

By any Name it’s Still Anti-Semitism

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Helen Thomas has “gotten the hell out of Washington” after telling Jews to “get the hell out of Israel.” The now former 89-year old “dean” of the White House press corps has been forced into retirement by Hearst Media after […]

In the Horrible Wake of Teen Suicide… A Miracle of Hope

posted by Mark Herringshaw

An ominous wave of teen suicides swept across Minneapolis and St. Paul last week. My 16 year old son and his friends at Mounds View High School are still reeling. So am I… Because I felt it coming… 20 boys […]

Los Angeles Earthquake… “Peace, be Still”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A small undersea earthquake struck just the shores of Los Angeles early this morning. It was widely felt in the West Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological survey registered the 3.6-magnitude temblor at 2:17 a.m. PDT Monday. It was centered […]

Wars, Rumors of Wars, and Prayer for Peace

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yes, God cares about the Palestinians, but the land of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. Defying this reality has turned the Middle East into a powder keg with Turkey, Iran, and the Palestinians playing with matches. The Israeli navy […]

“Shalom” After the Gaza Flotilla Raid

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Yet again the world’s attention turns to the thin strip of fertile land bridging Africa, Europe and Asia, to Israel, tucked tightly between the Arabian Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. Everyone wants control of Israel! Yes, God knew exactly what […]

Awe… at the Guatemala Sink Hole

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” Psalm 46:2. Amazed! This huge crater in Guatemala City formed after flood waters of tropical storm Agatha eroded soil hundreds of […]

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Learning To Love Yourself
To acquire wisdom is to love yourself. Proverbs 19:8 Loving and forgiving others is a skill that few of us fully perfect. Loving and forgiving oneself is no less of a challenge. Reading in Proverbs today, this Scripture stood out as though I ...

posted 2:49:01pm May. 27, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Remember The Fallen
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15:13 "The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die." Psalm 116:15 "...That from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they ...

posted 12:12:34pm May. 25, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer for Victims of PTSD
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. (Psalm 32:8) The Lord is well aware of our need for compassionate eye contact. Looking into the eyes of a fearless person has power to ...

posted 12:44:13pm May. 21, 2015 | read full post »

A Prayer to Promote Peaceful Plans
"Joy fills hearts that are planning peace!" Proverbs 16:20  "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 What are you plans ...

posted 11:12:52am May. 20, 2015 | read full post »

A Gardening Tip from the Bible
May the nations praise you, O God.     Yes, may all the nations praise you. Then the earth will yield its harvests,     and God, our God, will richly bless us. (Psalm 67:5,6) We have a large garden that yields us great fruit (and ...

posted 11:47:32am May. 19, 2015 | read full post »

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