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1 Peter 5: 6 – 7 (NIV) Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
The FBI has taken over the investigation in the aftermath of two bomb blasts near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. Just a few details: There are three confirmed fatalities. Local hospitals in the Boston area reported 144 patients being treated for wounds, at least 17 were listed in critical condition. So far, there is no word on the motive or who may have launched the attack. www.cnn.com/2013/04/15/us/boston-marathon-things-we-know/index.html According to Fox 8 and the Boston Athletic Association: 42 runners from the Triad participated in the Boston Marathon. The blasts happened near the medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners. At least eight of the wounded are children… http://myfox8.com/2013/04/15/triad-reacts-to-boston-explosions/
The US Geological Survey reporting that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Iran-Pakistan border earlier today. CNN
Pastor Rick Warren and has been using social media to give the rest of us a glimpse in how the Warren family is dealing with the sudden death of the son Matthew. A private funeral service was held over the weekend… Some encouraging Tweets: “Music, not words, have brought the most comfort. As I type this, Kay’s downstairs playing hymns on her piano…” “Every time my heart shatters I take the pieces to Jesus for repair.” He also quoted Psalm 34:1 – “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted…” “I’ve cried almost as many tears of joy as tears of grief in the last 48 hours… Matthew, who suffered a lifelong battle with mental illness, was only 27 years old. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/April/Warren-Holds-Private-Funeral-to-Avert-Controversy/
Influential Christian author Brennan Manning once stated that “…the greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians who acknowledge Jesus with their lips and walk out the door and deny Him by their lifestyle…” Manning – the author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba’s Child – passed away on Friday after years of health problems. He was 78 years old. http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2013/April/Christian-Author-Brennan-Manning-Dead-at-78/
Please take time to contact the FCC and voice your opinion (YES, the FCC wants to hear from you…). Urge the FCC to investigate ALL indecency complaints on TV and radio and NOT to revamp its current Indecency Policy. More details on the News Blog and our Facebook page /wbfj. www.citizenlink.com/2013/04/09/fcc-looks-to-revamp-indecency-policy/ FCC Public Notice Information (Email or Phone) 202-418-1066 http://transition.fcc.gov/Daily_Releases/Daily_Business/2013/db0401/DA-13-581A1.pdf
Save or Spend: What will you do with that Tax Return? 85% of Americans have or will receive a federal tax refund… The average Tax refund will be around $2,800 The annual “Taxes and Savings” survey (sponsored by Capital One) finding that most of us plan to spend all or part of our refunds, while only a small percentage of us putting the money into a savings or investment account. 30% will spend their refund check on daily expenses and necessities… 23% will put their refund toward a vacation… 22% will use the money to pay down debt. www.bankinvestmentconsultant.com/news/more-americans-will-spend-rather-than-save-tax-refund-2683679-1.html