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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

President to Announce End of Combat Mission in Iraq

posted by Mark Herringshaw

President Obama addresses the nation this evening from the Oval Office to announce the official end of the combat mission in Iraq. He will also discuss the United States’ future strategy in the Iraq.  After seven and a half years […]

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Hurricane Earl and the Guiding Hand

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Hurricane Earl is lashing the northeastern Caribbean today. Presently Earl is a category 3 storm, but it is gaining strength as hit heads on a course that could threaten the eastern United States later this week. The U.S. National Hurricane […]

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“What would Mother Teresa Do?”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Two Roman Catholic groups are playing tug-of-war atop the Empire State Building – with Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday. The iconic building’s management team decided weeks ago not to honor the soon-to-be saint by bathing the skyscrapers tower in blue and […]

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Wildfires Ravage the West

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Wildfires are raging across the west today. Blazes in Oregon, Idaho and California are being driven by hot, dry winds. Some residents have been evacuated and many homes are threatened. “God, extinguish the wildfires raging across the Western States. Protect […]

Clock Ticking for Israel to Destroy Iranian Reactor

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Will Israel attack Iran’s new Bushehr nuclear reactor before Russia loads fuel on Saturday? Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton warned this week that once Russia installs the fuel Israel would no longer be willing to strike for […]

“Cross” Cultural no more: Appeals Court Rules Against Utah Memorial Crosses

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Federal appeals court decision: 14 crosses erected along Utah roads to commemorate fallen state Highway Patrol troopers betray a state endorsement of Christianity, a position which violates the U.S. Constitution. The ruling overturns a 2007 decision by a federal district […]

Suicide Bomber Attacks Army Recruits in Iraq

posted by Mark Herringshaw

In Iraq today a homicide bomber blew himself up killing and injuring more than 200 new army recruits. The attack, one of the bloodiest in months, comes just two weeks before all but 50,000 U.S. troops head home and highlights […]

Taliban Poised to Capitalize on Pakistan Floods

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The chaos and destruction left behind by floods ravaging Pakistan are giving Taliban insurgents opportunity to regroup.  Over the last couple of years, the Pakistani army has succeeded in launching attacks against militants. But now, with thousands of Pakistani soldiers […]

Alaska Plane Crash Kills Ted Stevens and Sean O’Keefe

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pray for the families of Ted Stevens and Sean O’Keefe. Conflicting reports indicate that Ted Stevens, the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history who lost his seat after a corruption conviction that was later dismissed, was killed Tuesday in a […]

Pakistan, India, China Suffer Flooding

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Massive mudslides in northwestern China have killed 337 people in the last week. An additional 1,148 people are missing. The landslides occurred early Sunday morning after heavy rains started pummeling the area Saturday.  In India, last week’s flooding killed 165 […]

Afghan Medical Team Massacre

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Ten members of the Christian medical team — six Americans, two Afghans, one German and a Briton — were gunned down in Afghanistan yesterday. The gruesome slaughter was carried out by Taliban militants who alleged that the volunteers were carrying […]

Can Anne Rice Bail on Christianity and Keep Jesus?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Legendary author Anne Rice is quitting Christianity. The famous author of “Interview with a Vampire” published a book in 2008 about her conversion to Christ titled “Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession.”  But last week she went public again […]

Should Prayer on a Public Sidewalk Be Grounds for Arrest?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Offended? A 25-year-old Northwestern graduate student named Joseph Holland was charged with disorderly conduct for praying in front of a Planned Parenthood facility in Chicago. Holland claims he was standing still praying the rosary on a public sidewalk on July […]

Previous Posts

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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