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Man, am I tired today. After taking so long to finally get out of bed, I've finally come to the realization that the amount of sleep required by the average person is about five minutes more.
In the Bible, Paul says we should be content in whatever state we're in. That's easier said than done in (ILLINOIS).
BIBLE VERSE OF THE DAY
Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. -- 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. — James 4:10 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. — 2 Corinthians 4:7
HEARTLIGHT DAILY VERSE, PRAYER & THOUGHT
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. — James 1:12
Thought: This beatitude comes from Jesus' brother. He had experienced it and not just taught it! James knew it was worth "hanging in" and "hanging on" when his faith was under attack. He affirmed that God loves us and that he has made incredible promises about what lies ahead for us. He knew that eventually our period of testing would be transformed into a time of great blessing. James wants us to know that God longs to bless us with life! After all, that's why he sent Jesus. (cf. John 10:10)
Prayer: Dear LORD and Father, thank you for all those times that you strengthened me when I was under attack and sustained me when I was weary and ready to quit. Write "perseverance" deep within my soul and give me a spirit of tenacity so that I might serve you no matter what the outward circumstances of my life may be. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
The Thoughts and Prayers for Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware. You can email questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“BIRTHDAY VERSE” OF THE DAY
The chapter and verse corresponds to the month and the day!
Colossians 1:28 NIV = We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ.
TODAY IS THURSDAY – JANUARY 28, 2016
(NOTE: Some holidays may be duplicated due to various calendars reporting conflicting dates)
WEIRD, WACKY, STRANGE, ZANY, ODD, BIZARRE, QUIRKY, UNUSUAL HOLIDAYS!
THERE ARE ONLY 333 SHOPPING DAYSUNTIL CHRISTMAS.
BUBBLE WRAP APPRECIATION DAY. *** Therapy is expensive, popping bubble wrap is cheap. You choose. (Pop all the virtual bubble wrap you want online. http://www.virtual-bubblewrap.com)
Today is FUN AT WORK DAY, a day to inject laughter into the workplace! *** Hopefully we do that already if you listen to the show!
Only four more shopping days left until GROUNDHOG DAY. (audio clip)
1834: The Anglican clergyman and author Sabine Baring-Gould was born. He wrote novels, history, biographies, poetry, and the hymns "Onward Christian Soldiers" and "Now the Day Is Over."
1913: Alfred Clark of East Corinth, Maine, patented the rocking chair churn. Alfred simply built a churn into a rocking chair so that people could make butter while they rocked.
1921: The National Football League franchise in Decatur, Illinois, was transferred to Chicago. The team took the name, Chicago Staleys for the 1921 season, but the following year they became the Chicago Bears, since the team was playing in the stadium of the Chicago Cubs.
1956: In his first national TV appearance, Elvis Presley sang "Heartbreak Hotel" on a summer replacement show featuring Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey.
1958: All Star Catcher Roy Campanella of the Brooklyn Dodgers was seriously injured in an auto accident in New York. He never played again.
1959: Vince Lombardi was named head coach of the NFL's Green Bay Packers.
1960: Club owners voted to allow creation of a new NFL franchise to be known as the Dallas Cowboys.
1962: Johannes Relleke of Rhodesia was stung by 2,443 bees and survived.
1973: Ron Howard appeared in a M*A*S*H episode entitled "Sometimes You Hear the Bullet."
1985: Dozens of top singing stars joined to record the anti-hunger anthem, "We Are the World," written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. When the video was released, Jackson was the only singer whose solos had been re-shot so that he could be seen singing alone.
1986: Space Shuttle Challenger broke apart 73 seconds into its flight, leading to the deaths of its seven crew members. The spacecraft disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of central Florida, United States, at 11:39 a.m. EST.
1987: ABC-TV moved reporter Charles Gibson into the co-anchor chair next to Joan Lunden for the start of another era of "Good Morning America." Eleven-year host, David Hartman, retired as original host of the show.
1993: Dallas Police revealed that grease burglars had hijacked more than seven tons of scrapings from griddles and deep-fat fryers in local restaurants in less than a month. The rotten grease had a street value of 13-cents a pound for use in cattle feed and cosmetics. (audio clip) 1998: Scientists in New York announced fossil ants dating back 90 million years, proving the existence of the insects back to the age of dinosaurs. The ancient ants were uncovered in New Jersey.
1999: Karasjok, in north Norway, recorded its coldest temperature of the century at a minus-60.2 degrees Fahrenheit. The town recorded minus-60.5 in 1886.
1999: Ford announced the purchase of Sweden's Volvo for $6.45 billion.
2001: A 19-year-old robbery suspect in the Netherlands was allowed out of jail to take his driving test. In fact, a police officer went with him and returned him to his cell immediately afterward. Arrested only two hours before he was to take the test, the suspect kept his cool and passed it.
2005: European scientists confirmed the first known case of 'mad cow' disease in a goat.
2005: Condoleezza Rice became the 66th U.S. secretary of State and first African-American woman to hold the office.
2007: Some 10,000 people lost power for 45 minutes in Juneau, Alaska, when an over-confident eagle failed to clear power lines with a deer's head in its talons. Apparently, the eagle found the head in the city's landfill. The bird's body and his prize were found at the scene of the broken cable.
TODAY IN CHRISTIAN HISTORY
814: Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor, dies. He was, in his day, not only one of the greatest political rulers of all time, he was, in his day, more influential in church matters than the pope. He saw his task as secular ruler "to defend with our arms the holy Church of Christ against attacks by the heathen from any side and against devastation by the infidels."
1877: A Dwight L. Moody evangelistic campaign in Boston opens. Poet Walt Whitman attends and mocks afterward.
1881: Death of the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky who employed Christian themes in some of his greatest tales. His works remain among the most powerful ever penned.
1896: Death of Joseph Barnby who wrote the tunes to many favorite hymns, including "Just As I Am" and "When Morning Gilds the Skies."
1907: Death of John Paton. In March of 1858, he and his young bride sailed from Scotland to the South Pacific to live among cannibals. His wife died in childbirth after a year of marriage and their baby died less than a month later. Paton dug their graves alone. A man of great faith, he survived numerous deadly threats from the islanders. On his return to Scotland four years later he married again and settled on a less violent island with his new wife. There he dug the first well and God used this water to teach "The Water of Life." In 1869 Paton held his first communion with twelve native converts participating. Paton brought additional missionaries to the islands and by 1904 there were 17,000 converts.
HOLLYWOOD, SPORTS AND CELEBRITY FIGURE BIRTHDAYS
Actor (Radio Flyer, Deep Impact, Lord of the Rings trilogy) Elijah Wood, 35
actress (“You Wish”) Harley Jane Kozak 59
Actress/model Barbi Benton, 66
actress (Donna Culver Krebbs on “Dallas”) Susan Howard 73 (audio clip)
actor (“M*A*S*H) Alan Alda 80 (audio clip)
(Music Artist Birthdays From SongFacts.com)
1913 : Bill Phillips
1927 : Ronnie Scott
1929 : Mr. Acker Bilk
1943 : Dick Taylor (The Pretty Things)
1944 : Brian Keenan (Manfred Mann, the Chambers Brothers)
How did a case of polio inspire the classic game “Candy Land”?
While Eleanor Abbott of San Diego, California was recuperating from polio in the 1940s, she occupied herself with devising games and activities for youngsters who had polio. One of her inventions was called "Candy Land." Her young friends liked the game so much, she submitted it to Milton Bradley Company where it was immediately accepted. Since then, Candy Land has been recognized internationally as a "child's first game."
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The members of Stars Go Dim says faith and family comes first. That was emphasized when the band drove their drummer 12 hours just so he could witness the birth of his first son. Members of Stars Go Dim, made up of four worship leaders, were recently interviewed by The Vital Magazine. Member Chris Cleveland told the magazine: “The music and stuff is awesome, but those moments — family and babies, those are the things that life is all about.”
https://vitalmagazine.com/noteworthy/stars-go-dim-on-family-friends-and-faith Moriah Peters is the latest model for the clothing store Caralase. She shared several pictures as she showed of some of their outfits. Moriah likes the company because they are ethically responsible and they give racks of designs to women's shelters in L.A.
http://twitter.com/MoriahPeters/status/691664076854923265/photo/1 Jamie Grace might be moving to Dallas. When she heard that her favorite team, the Cowboys, had an opening for a secondary coach, Jamie posted: Oh my goodness it should be me. I could definitely coach NFL.
The marriage of Colton Dixon to his new wife Annie has been well documented by People Magazine through pictures of their wedding followed by their honeymoon at a Polynesian resort. But the latest article gets even more up close and personal. This week Colton and his wife talked with People Magazine about saving themselves for marriage. Colton said "It was kind of strange: we checked into the room and realized, 'We actually get to go to sleep side by side!'" He said "Anywhere we've traveled before, we've always gotten two hotel rooms. We wanted to remain pure in that area." Colton went on to add: "It was not easy!" "But I believe sex was designed for marriage and I knew it would be more meaningful to wait. That was something I grew up thinking and feeling, and I believe the Bible backs it up as well."
After months of waiting, Sanctus Real has finally introduced their new lead singer. His name is Dustin Lolli and he will replace long time front man Matt Hammitt, who stepped down at the end of 2015. The band introduced Dustin this week, sharing the bands first music video with Dustin at the helm. You can check out the 2016 version of Sanctus Real and the video for the song This is Love by clicking on the link at christianartistnews.info
https://youtu.be/oQQvfZsufaI Jamie Grace isn't quite ready to give up on Christmas music. She said that, even though everyone tells her that the season is over, her phone's ring tone is still Kelly Clarkson's have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Interested in joining Chris Tomlin, Kristian Stanfill, David Crowder, and the rest of the Passion team as they minister? The organization is taking applications through February 1. Kristian Stanfill announced this week that they are looking for people interested in serving as Interns at Passion City throughout the next year.
http://passioncitychurch.com/intern Evangelist and Author Clayton Jennings is drinking only water in 2016 and he is blaming Casting Crowns Mark Hall. Clayton announced that he would be joining Hyrdoforce 2016 by drinking only water this year. The only water effort was promoted by Mark Hall in 2015 and Clayton said, if I die, blame Mark.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BBACa-eDkWT/ Jamie Grace was showing off her handiwork this week. She made a 50th birthday cake for her dad. Jamie admitted it has been a while since she made a cake but she seemed to have fun with it. The five was a peanut-butter chocolate cake and the zero was a cookies and cream cake. Unfortunately Jamie doesn't eat sugar but, based on others response, Jamie said: apparently they were good.
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NEW NEWS KICKERS…
Maine Gov. Paul LePage says his state is too easy on drug crimes, suggesting it should bring back the guillotine for serious offenders. The Republican governor said (to WMOV): “”We could have public executions and have, you know, we could even have (guessing) which hole it falls in.” ***Sounds like this guy is one step away from suggesting guillotine Plinko for prizes.
Wireless carrier T-Mobile says it will let customers watch more online video from Netflix, HBO and others without paying for it. As a new addition to its monthly wireless plan, watching video of certain apps won't count in data coverage. *** Pay for my Netflix subscription and you’ll earn a lifetime T-Mobile customer!
In Austin, Texas, Uber is now offering horse and buggy rides as part of their service. ***I wonder how they test for vehicle omissions for those drivers.
For the first time, football fans will be able to hail an Uber at the Super Bowl. At previous Super Bowls, the app had been banned due to traffic concerns. But at Super Bowl 50 — which will take place at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, only a short ride away from Uber headquarters — the story will be different. According to NBC news, people will be able to ride an Uber into predetermined pick-up and drop-off zones, enjoy the game, and then Uber back to their hotels. *** Those of us watching the game on TV are uber-apathetic to this story. Hey, can we take a horse and buggy to the Super Bowl? (See previous story.) http://nbcnews.to/1S5MI08
NEWS KICKER EVERGREENS…
Racial and ethnic minorities now make up more than half the children born in the U.S. - surpassing births of white children. ***MARLAR: So, that makes me a minority, right? What government programs am I now qualified for?
People are increasingly buying elaborate spyware equipment to spy on their lovers in an effort to find evidence of cheating. This according to the private investigation company Spousebusters. ***MARLAR: A Spousebusters spokesperson says private investigators and spyware equipment are in high demand because amore' and amore' people are having affairs these days.
Americans are feeling sweet about romance as Valentine’s Day approaches, with consumers expected to spend big this year on candy, jewelry and flowers. The average person celebrating the holiday on February 14 expects to spend $142.31 in the name of love, about $8 more than last year. ***MARLAR: Treat your women right, guys. For example, this year for Valentine’s dinner I’m going all out and letting my lady get the large order of fries.
Too much sugar will make you stupid, according to researchers. The suggestion follows tests in the laboratory comparing high-fructose corn syrup, which is six times sweeter than cane sugar and a common ingredient in processed foods, with omega-3 fatty acids, known to aid memory and learning. In an experiment on rats, one group had a sugary diet for six weeks and another was fed healthily. At the start of the study, published in the Journal of Physiology, the University of California team tested how well the rats navigated a maze – placing landmarks to help them learn the way. Six weeks later, the researchers tested the rats’ ability to recall the route. Study co-author Professor Fernando Gomez-Pinilla said the rats fed just a sugary diet were slower and their brains had declined. He said: ‘Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information. ***MARLAR: Even worse, it took them six tries to finally spell "fructose" correctly.
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CLOSE: Did Gruffy get a strike and win the game for his new friend, Grizz? Will they move on to the next round? The championships? Tune in again next time, As the Jungle Turns!
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CLOSE: Not only is real life decisions scary for Louis, but now even his dreams are making him nervous! Will the animals ever find the right person to be king of the jungle? Tune in again next time to find out, As the Jungle Turns!
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THE TICKET Movie Reviews with MARIE ASNER
Marie Asner has been reviewing films for over 30 years. Her outlets include radio, print and Internet. For more in-depth movie reviews of the following films, visit www.Tollbooth.org. Ratings from 1 (Low) to 5 (High).
JANUARY 22, 2016…
The 5th Wave---Aliens have attacked many times and Earth is about to give up. Chloe Grace Moretz is one of the fighters who thinks there is still a chance with a secret weapon. Also in the cast are Nick Robinson, Ron Livingston, Maria Bello and Live Schreiber. “The 5th Wave” is rated R. Rating of 2.
Ride Along 2---It had to happen, a sequel. In this story, Kevin Hart has gone through the police academy and has a job following a crook (Benjamin Bratt) to Miama. Of course, his future father-in-law, Ice Cube, comes along. Tika Sumpter plays Kevin’s girlfriend. ”Ride Along 2 is rated PG 13. Rating of 2 for fans.
Mojave (opening in select cities)---In this drama, Garrett Hedlund is lost in the desert and meets Oscar Isaac. The men end up chasing each other and all against this desert climate. “Mojave” is rated R. No rating.
Synchronicity (opening in select cities)---This is a time travel film about a man who has art work stolen from him and has to go into time to find the thief. Stars Michael Ironside and Brianne Davis. “Synchronicity” is rated PG 13. No rating.
JANUARY 29, 2016…
The Finest Hours is about a real life drama on the sea in 1950 with a dramatic rescue by the Coast Guard. Stars Chris Pine and Casey Affleck.
Here we go again and a new opening date---Jane Got Her Gun is set in the Old West about a woman defending her property against outlaws.
Kung Fu Panda 3 and this time he is being maneuvered into an arranged marriage. Voice of Jack Black.
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