A very good movie…this little lady knows something about prayer…
Saudi Arabia and Russia brought a resolution to the UN Human Rights Council promoting family as the core unit of any stable society. I am not proud of America in this regard. Our rep and many European representatives on the Council opposed this resolution–why? Russia and Saudi Arabia are greater promoters of family than the United States?
I like what World Magazine said about this resolution and the outcomes.
The United Nations Human Rights Council passed a resolution in support of the traditional family in early July. The vote—29 in support and 14 against, with four abstentions—split the council along clear lines, with a group of mostly poorer developing nations across Asia, Africa, and South America defeating the United States, all the European nations, and a few other developed countries who opposed the resolution.
The resolution, co-sponsored by Saudi Arabia and Russia, reaffirms the family as the natural and fundamental unit of society and urges member states to take action to support and strengthen families. It notes that the “contribution of the family in society and in the achievement of development goals continues to be largely overlooked and underemphasized.” The resolution encourages countries to set pro-family policies that support family functions such as caring for the elderly and balancing work and parental responsibilities. China, India, Kenya, Algeria, and Vietnam also voted for the resolution.
Supporters heralded the document as a “monumental development for the pro-family movement,” said Rebecca Oas of the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-FAM).
In the 5th grade something happened in the school cafeteria which I observed along with many other
students. Two boys were playing with red plastic ketchup bottles after lunch before the bell rang and one of them figured out that if you squeezed the bottle fast enough and with enough pressure–you could make the ketchup hit the ceiling. He did that a couple of times with many students looking on.
At the supper table that night this topic came up and my dad was curious about what happened and who was involved. So, he asked questions to find out what happened and who did it. He then decided to call the principal after supper and tell him what happened. When he came back to the den, not thinking about how it might play out the next day at school, he didn’t give me any advice or guide me about anything to say if someone asked about what he told the principal.
Jason Hildebrand on the father of the prodigal son
According to Nouwen (The Return of the Prodigal Son), this parable of Jesus is less about the sons and all about the character of the father–his infinite compassion, unconditional love, everlasting forgiveness–all divine realities, emanating from a Father who is the creator of the universe. Yes, the father of the two sons does represent our Father in Heaven.
… then he gained something he never dreamed could be.
Kevin Thompson has a very powerful testimony. Watch this video which was produced by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Kevin’s life and what he went through before becoming a Christian.
Husbands wake up!! I used to be this way towards my wife. I needed to change and God had his way of getting my attention. Watch how he get Brian’s attention and how he turned around.