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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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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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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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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 […]

  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. […]

  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 […]

  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 […]

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

  “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, […]

  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 […]

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