As she thought about readings she had completed for class and how to get her participation points, she thought, the Greeks had it right. She was standing in line to order her morning pick-me-up before class, surrounded by papier-mâché hearts in every variety of the colors red and pink, with a few white ones mixed in too. Six words - six! - for our one, she continued to think. Sometimes simplification is not a good thing. Just this morning, she witnessed the tenderness with which her parents profess their love, the casual way two friends say, “Love ya!” before heading in their separate directions, and the “love” that some girls professed after seeing the latest advertisement for the new rom-com coming out. And she herself, personally knew the all-all-encompassing love of Christ. Then again, maybe the Greeks were wrong. Maybe the love a person has for Christ, is the love they should be showing the rest of the world.
February 17, 2019
DAY 50: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verse for Today: Romans 15:4
Take a moment to reach out to God in prayer. Ask Him to give you understanding, true understanding, of our journey through Romans today. While you are talking with God you may want to take time to share some of your cares with Him. He cares. Oh, you may want to thank Him for all your blessings! Now open your Bible and read Romans, chapters 15 and 16. We are ready to begin our journey.
Paul is in Corinth really wanting to go to Rome; but, Paul had received a significant financial gift, sorely needed, for the church in Jerusalem which he needed to deliver. Paul wrote the letter you have just finished reading, to the church in Rome. During your reading of the letter, you noticed it is a winding down of affairs type of letter. That said the final two chapter’s of Romans contains some jewels of wisdom.
Updated: Monday, February 11, 2019 11:24 am EST
Billie (Billy) Wayne Coble is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Seventy-year-old Billie is convicted of the murder of Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha and his parents Robert and Zelda Vicha, on August 29, 1989, in Axtell, Texas. Billies has spent the last 29 years on Texas’ death row.
Billie was born in Texas. He graduated from high school and had two years of higher education. Billie worked as an electrician prior to his arrest.
In July 1988, Billie Coble married his third wife, Karen Vicha. They lived across from Karen’s parents, Robert and Zelda Vicah, and down the road from Karen’s brother, Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha. After one year marriage, Karen told Coble to move out and that she wanted a divorce. Coble attempted to persuade her numerous times to change her mind, including randomly calling her and showing up at her work place.
In the United States of America, the month of February is Black History Month. It is a time to remember the achievements of men and women of color made throughout the history of this country. From a time of slavery to a time of freedom that did not really feel all that free, to a movement that would change the nation forever, men and women of color have played key roles in making a better quality of life for all mankind.
Daniel Hale Williams was born on January 18, 1856, five years before the outbreak of the Civil War. His childhood began in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, as the son and fifth of seven children of an African-American barber and a Scots-Irish, African American mother. Around the age of nine, Daniel’s father died of tuberculosis and his mother, unable to support all the children, sent some to live with relatives.
Daniel became and apprentice to a shoemaker in Baltimore, Maryland. He became unhappy and ran away to his mother, who had moved to Rockford, Illinois. Daniel eventually followed his father’s footsteps, along with one of his five sister, opening a barbershop in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Daniel discovered his true passion after a move to Janesville, Wisconsin. While in Janesville, Daniel became fascinated by the local physician!
At the age of 20, Daniel became an apprentice for Dr. Henry Palmer, a surgeon, and then began studying at Chicago Medical Center. Upon graduating, Dr. Daniel Williams went into private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of four black doctors in the city at the time.
Much of Chicago, and elsewhere in the United States, was still segregated, including hospitals, which would often refuse to hire black doctors and nurses and refuse to treat black patients. Dr. Williams dreamed of a better world; a world where doctors and nurses could be trained regardless of skin color, a world where all patients would be treated the same.
Daniel worked to achieve his dream. Fresh out of medical school, he opened his own practice, serving men and women, black and white. He rose in reputation and prominence, eventually being appointed to the Illinois State Board of Health in 1889. Dr. Williams went on to found the Provident Hospital and Training School for nurses. It became the first hospital in the country that had a nursing and intern program that hired African Americans. Dr. Williams even once taught Charlie Mayo, who went on to help create the world renowned Mayo Clinic!
February 15, 2019
IDPN 2019 Issue 07
Egypt: Three unnamed members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been executed according to Human Rights Watch. Families of the men were given no notice of their executions, but were instructed to pick up the bodies after the execution occurred. Human Rights Watch alleges that the three men were beaten and tortured into confessing to the 2014 murder of the son of a judge in Mansoura, along the Nile Delta. The Muslim Brotherhood has been declared a terrorist group and banned in the nation.
Indonesia: Nine individuals have been sentenced to death by the Palembang District Court in South Sumatra after they were convicted of transporting crystal Methamphetamine. They were arrested just under a year ago.
Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year
(The Entire Book)
The Journey Begins December 30, 2018
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We, at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. are packing our bags readying ourselves for a journey, a Journey Through The Bible in ONE Year! You may be surprised to know this is the most important Journey anyone can take and you are invited to come along. All it will cost you is an open mind and some time.
This isn’t last years read the Bible in a year plan. Nope! This is a journey. A guided journey through the entire Bible over the course of a year. You heard that right. Your ears aren’t playing tricks on you. A guided journey through the entire Bible in one year. Every word of it! You heard that right: every word of it! In just one year! It’s free, even!
This journey, unlike any other journey you have ever taken, this journey, A Journey Through The Bible in ONE YEAR will allow you to find the answers to many of the questions you have that have remained unanswered throughout your life. Some of those questions, the ones that just keep coming up in your life will be answered later, for now is not the right time.