29 days away til the start of the Dixie Classic Fair
Back to School Deal: Get a free pair of blue jeans! Shop at any Goodwill location through Sept. 4. Details on the News Blog INFO: https://goo.gl/Gf7z2G
‘Christian manifesto’ on human sexuality. A nationwide coalition of more than 150 conservative Christian leaders signed a statement on Tuesday affirming their beliefs on human sexuality, including that marriage is between one man and one woman and approval of “homosexual immorality” is sinful. The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s list of 14 beliefs, referred to as the Nashville Statement, is a response to an increasingly post-Christian, Western culture that thinks it can change God’s design for humans, according to the statement. “Our true identity, as male and female persons, is given by God. It is not only foolish, but hopeless, to try to make ourselves what God did not create us to be,” the statement from the coalition members reads. Details on the News Blog: https://goo.gl/5azbo4
Your smartphone got wet: Don’t do this…
Do NOT turn it on! What kills a wet phone is electricity
Do not charge it. Do not plug it in to see if it works. If it’s on, electricity will flow, it will touch the water that’s inside and that’s when you fry the (circuit) board.
FYI: Newer phones may be ‘water resistant’, none are water proof.
Learn more: https://goo.gl/gwa1nT
UPDATE: Ray and Wilma Yoder have completed their journey. The Indiana couple has finally eaten at every single Cracker Barrel location (that’s 645 locations) in the United States. Monday, the couple celebrated Ray’s birthday at (you got it) the grand opening of the new Cracker Barrel in Tualatin, Oregon.
All expenses were paid by Cracker Barrel.
Their quest began 40 years ago when Ray delivered recreational vehicles across the country for Coachman. He always chose to eat at Cracker Barrel because he liked the food, and more importantly, he liked the atmosphere. “It has a down-home spirit and everybody is friendly. It’s like being at home.”
His wife Wilma eventually joined him on the trips. The couple has spent over 30 years together on the road, checking off hundreds of Cracker Barrel locations from their list…together. https://goo.gl/Wy4HuZ
The ever changing world of LOCAL radio…
WSJS (600am) has decided to change the station to an all sports syndicated talk format beginning this Friday (Sept 1). So for the first time in 87 years, there will not be a live local morning show on WSJS.
JR Snider – long-time local radio personality and WSJS morning host for the past 9 years – shared some insights by way of social media…
“I’m going to learn to sleep past 3:30am. When it snows I’m going to stay home for the first time since 1981 when I first started flying in the traffic plane…”
Update from Texas and Louisiana
*Record Breaking Devastation: The National Weather Service said Harvey has broken the all-time contiguous U.S. rainfall record from a tropical storm or hurricane.
*Thursday night’s preseason game between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Texans has been CANCELLED. the game was cancelled so Texans players could help out and be with their families. https://goo.gl/Jhzypg
“Lakewood Church will continue to be a distribution center to those in need. We are prepared to house people once shelters reach capacity…” HLN
-Senior Pastor Joel Osteen
Deadly storm: Houston Police confirming that Sgt. Steve Perez (a 34-year department veteran) died while driving through floodwaters to get to work, in order to help others. Sgt. Perez (60 years old) is survived by his wife Cheryl, a grown son and daughter, and extended family. https://goo.gl/Ui9zvB
Helping others in need…
One Houston furniture store owner who said his community has supported him through tough times is paying it forward by turning his two stores into shelters to help evacuees. After Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture gathered volunteers and his delivery trucks to rescue people. “We had several Penske rental trucks, 24-foot trucks that you can get in any flooded street,” he said Monday. “We sent volunteers out in Houston picking up people.” Now 400 children and adults are living at his two stores, and he has allowed the families to bring their pets. McIngvale and his army of volunteers also are providing free breakfast, lunch and dinner for the evacuees.
How to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims in Texas
American Red Cross https://goo.gl/fm4qfM
The Salvation Army: https://give.salvationarmyusa.org/
Samaritan’s Purse https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/
*Samaritan’s Purse needs Volunteers in Texas https://goo.gl/y9Q56t
God’s Pit Crew: https://www.godspitcrew.org/hurricane-harvey-response/
(New) God’s Pit Crew is prepared to respond with more tractor trailer loads of relief supplies, and assistance. Two tractor trailer loads containing Blessing Buckets will be disbursed to those in need.
Please watch this site and our Facebook page for updates and please consider DONATE NOW to help us bring hope: https://www.godspitcrew.org/hurricane-harvey-response/
God’s Pit Crew is a non-profit, faith based crisis response team of over 300 volunteers who wish to serve others in their time of need.
Mission: Delivering hope, healing and restoration to hurting people in times of crisis.
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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