All the News that Is News

Greetings friends.

Got a few things on my mind this morning, and I’m up early … rather than call and annoy my friends, I thought I’d just jot them down here. ( If a man loudly blesses his neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Proverbs 27:14)

MISSIONS. I would like to encourage you, if you have not already done so, to make a contribution toward Katherine’s trip to China with the Let’s Start Talking crew. This is going to be a great two weeks for Katherine, but most importantly it’s going to be a great two weeks for some Chinese person who will learn a bit more about the English language from reading the book of Luke. I wrote about this not long ago, and there has been a good response to Katherine’s need. For the information needed, click HERE. I think it would be a great investment in the work of the Kingdom to assist her in this endeavor.

BABIES. The story of the woman in California (Nadya Suleman) who now is the mother of 14 children staggers the imagination. It was one thing that the Bradys had six children, but they were old enough to take care of themselves when they merged. Eight was enough in another show. But 14? How can a single mother on disability take care of 14 children? Each of the 14 is precious and I’m sure she loves them all. And to tell the truth it’s none of my business…but that does baffle me. The news today that a 60 year old woman gave birth to twins is also disturbing. She had been pregnant with triplets.  The article dispassionately mentions the “termination” of one of them due to “medical problems”. I can just imagine all the 60 year old women reading that story wondering how they would keep up with newborn twins… especially once they start walking. There is no mention of a husband to help her. I think fertility treatments are awesome in helping those couples have children that otherwise could not have them. But shouldn’t there be some existing medical ethic that says if someone already has 9 children, or is 60 years old, perhaps efforts should be directed elsewhere? I do not see much concern for the children here. Let’s hope these are not trends.

BUGS. Bill Gates made a point about the spread of malaria in third world countries by opening a jar of mosquitoes. Now if you had been sitting at that conference, how would you have felt? We battle mosquitoes here in North Louisiana for sure. I’d like bring Bill over one summer afternoon for a feeding … just bare an arm and wait 10 seconds. But Bill did assure the audience that the mosquitoes were malaria-free. This from the mogul who brought us Vista. Keep a lid on it, Bill!

SUMO. Sumo wrestlers on pot. No, not the pot. Marijuana. I don’t know about you but almost any news story about sumo wrestlers is funny, especially if accompanied by photos. But what kind of damage could a 500 lb enraged pot-head sumo wrestler cause? We don’t want to know.

Well, thanks for reading!

John

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