Here is an interesting piece about Condoleezza Rice. She is an admirable person in many ways. However as a staunch pro-lifer, I have reservations about her stance on abortion. For some insight into her views check out this article.
My Mom’s birthday is today and if anybody deserves an award it’s her for putting up with me and my shenanigans. I’d list the dumb things I’ve done but I’m sure you don’t have that kind of time. Instead I think I’ll tell you about her.
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By: Maynard H. Belt
Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches
We all were on pins and needles recently when the news came of the nine miners who were trapped 240 feet underground for 77 hours, in a Pennsylvania coal-mine. My father, for a brief time as a young boy, worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and I recall him telling me of the dangers and constant fear of working “underground” in the darkness and dampness of unknown terrain. After a torrent of ground water, due to a fallen wall near them, was released into the area where they were working, rescuers, after three round-the-clock days of digging and drilling a 26-inch wide rescue shaft, lifted the miners to safety one by one. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette stated that, “Those who saved them and those who prayed for them reflected on the remarkable triumph of engineering, technology and, most significantly, the human spirit.”
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I’ve appreiciated the music of Chris Rice for some time now. I think the Cartoon Halleluja Song grabbed my attention first. You can read the lyrics but you have to hear the Cartoon Song to fully appreciate it. Associated Baptist Press shared an interview of Chris Rice recently. I especially appreciated these comments from the article;
Rice might be the most unlikely star in Christian music. He’s a recording artist who shuns publicity, a songwriter who doesn’t listen to music, an amateur theologian who doesn’t read much.
Each summer he chooses to lead music at youth camps rather than tour Christian music’s big venues. He’s more comfortable around children or in front of a group of secular college students than he is around adults, particularly Christians who expect him to behave and perform a certain way.
How refreshing. Now go get one of Chris’s CD’s
and enjoy some music.