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Prayer, Plain and Simple

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January 1970 Archives

Blizzard Peace

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The weather outside is frightful! A band of frigid weather is making its way up the U.S. East Coast today, blasting New York City and New England with blizzards and a foot of snow. Several states to the South have […]

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Christmas Eve Earthquake Shakes Puerta Rico

posted by Mark Herringshaw

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit Puerto Rico on Friday. Residents was shaken but there are no immediate reports of damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that the quake, which occurred at 7:43 p.m. (6:43 p.m. ET), stuck about 15 miles […]

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Korea Needs a Miracle

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The two Koreas are ramping up their rhetoric again. South Korea’s president pledged today that his country would retaliate if attacked again. A top North Korean official threatening a “sacred” nuclear war if provoked. “Sacred?” Did the North Korean communist […]

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A Pledge to “One Nation Under one Supreme Entity for Every Citizen…”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Hmm… The Devotion School, a “public elementary educational institution” in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance beginning in January. Gerardo Martinez, the […]

Winter solstice, the Ursids Meteor Shower, and a Lunar Eclipse: Signs in the Heavens?

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  On December 20, 2010 there will be three converging natural events in the sky. Is this a sign? It can be… The annual Ursid meteor shower (up to 100 per hour) which appears annually from December 17-25, will peak tonight. […]

The Destiny of Korea

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  God has a destiny for Korea. Again today that ultimate spiritual purpose is under a test of human conflict and tension. North Korea warned South Korea on today to stop staging artillery drills on the border island that Northern […]

Prayer for Iraqi Christians

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Iraqi Christians from the south of the country are fleeing to havens in the north and those with means are leaving Iraq all together. The renewed campaign of violence against Christians is exacerbated by a growing fear that Iraqi […]

Winter Wonderland / Terrifying Deepfreeze

posted by Mark Herringshaw

“God, bless and keep safe the many millions of Americans impacted today by the winter storm roaring across portions of the country.”  

I am Eustace Scrubb: Undragoned in the “Voyage of the Dawn Treader”

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  “There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it…” So begins C.S. Lewis’ classic work, “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.” The feature film version opened yesterday in theaters. I know Eustace, the pouting, self-centered, […]

Empty Chair Speaks Loud and Clear

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  An empty chair represents imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo at Friday’s ceremony in Oslo, Norway The empty chair was itself his acceptance speech. Imprisoned Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in absentia today […]

Westboro Baptist Commits the True Blasphemy

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Westboro Baptist Church, a small Kansas-based fundamentalist group has gone over the edge into hell once again. The sect, with a history of holding controversial and vehemently offensive protests, said today that its members will march with signs at Elizabeth […]

On St. Nicolas Day: Santa’s Vitae

posted by Mark Herringshaw

  Today is St. Nicolas Day. Cheers to the Jolly Old Elf and kudos to Claire Suddath for the following bio…   Santa Claus doesn’t talk about it very often, but he’s actually Turkish. The world’s most famous toymaker has […]

“Not For Sale” Wins Victory Against Human Trafficking in Honduras

posted by Mark Herringshaw

The Not For Sale Campaign has just posted a great story documenting one small triumph in the war against the horrors of human trafficking. Check it out: http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/news/2010/12/. “Lord God, giver of Life, we pray for all those suffering the […]

Christians Stand with the Pope in Prayer for Life

posted by Mark Herringshaw

Pope Benedict XVI held a prayer vigil on November 27th leading Christians in intercession for the protection of human life and the family. At the conclusion of gathering the Pope offered the following prayer for the unborn in which he […]

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Praying Jabez's Prayer
Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!  Let your hand be with me, and ...

posted 2:15:06pm Feb. 09, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer When You're Grieving a Beloved Pet
“At your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11b Father, I miss my right-hand friend. My darling and beloved companion’s absence is sorely felt in my soul. Would you hold me now? Part of me wonders if I’m making more ...

posted 2:33:45pm Feb. 04, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer When You’re Wrestling With God
So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him till daybreak. When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. Then the man said, “Let me ...

posted 11:20:11am Feb. 02, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer of Desperation
The ropes of death entangled me; floods of destruction swept over me. The grave wrapped its ropes around me; death laid a trap in my path. But in my distress I cried out to the Lord; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me... my cry ...

posted 11:55:50am Jan. 27, 2016 | read full post »

A Prayer to Believe That You Can Change
As Jesus left the house, he was followed by two blind men crying out, “Mercy, Son of David! Mercy on us!” When Jesus got home, the blind men went in with him. Jesus said to them, “Do you really believe I can do this?” They said, “Why, ...

posted 1:17:15pm Jan. 25, 2016 | read full post »

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