Tuesday, January 6, 2015

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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The Daily Brief:

"Praying for All in Authority"

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

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"Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." (Isaiah 43:19)

PLEASE NOTE: This edition of the Daily Brief includes several items of interest to those of you who wish to continue to pray intentionally over the new Congress that was sworn in today under the Capitol Dome.

These include: a) A listing of the names of all members b) A listing of the names of the committee chairs (both House and Senate) c) Tips for prayer: "30 Ways to Pray for Those in Authority," written by Gary P. Bergel, President Emeritus, Intercessors for America
These resource tools for intercession will be posted permanently on our blog at:

You can also "jump" directly to any of these items by using the headline list, above. Simply place your cursor over the item you wish to read, and click!

"And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse . . ." (Rev. 19:11)

The Daily Brief

1. New Republican-controlled Congress Sworn In - New York Post

Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.

As mandated by the Constitution, Congress was to convene at noon.

In the Senate, with Vice President Joe Biden presiding, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was to automatically ascend to majority leader following his approval by rank-and-file Republicans last year.

McConnell and Boehner both were to deliver remarks on their respective chamber's floors as they positioned themselves for two years of clashes with Obama. (Read more)

- Father God, every two years we witness this amazing, peaceful, "Changing of the Guard" under the Capitol Dome. Lord God, help us to remember that this process of voting in a new legislative branch every two years is a sacred trust, bestowed upon us by the United States Constitution. We pray for each member of the House and the Senate, both new and returning and on both sides of the aisle. May each one turn to You in these perilous times, to know Your wisdom in each decision they will make. We ask this prayer in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (Psalm 32:8)

2. S&P 500 Falls for Fifth Straight Day; Longest Losing Streak in 13 Months - Bloomberg

U.S. stocks fell, extending the longest losing streak in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index in 13 months, as small-cap and energy shares slid after oil pushed losses further below $50 a barrel. . . "At this point it's going to get hard to bottom out this market until you've bottomed oil," Jim Paulsen, who helps oversee $345 billion as chief investment strategist at Wells Capital Management, said by phone. "It's really got people spooked. I do think oil will bottom and the dollar will peak and it'll get us away from this mini-panic." (Read more)

- Lord God, we are not financial analysts, nor are we skilled or schooled in the ways of the world system when it comes to making money on the Stock Market. We are only Your children, and Your intercessors, seeking to know Your will in prayer. Abba Father, we see a true "yo-yo" effect happening in the markets these days, from an amazing surge last month to the plummeting figures of this week. Abba Father, we ask You to lead us on a smooth path . . . help us to not entrust the basis of our funds on the global price of a barrel of oil, but upon the Oil of the Holy Spirit, and upon Your presence in our lives. Thank You, Lord, in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." (Exodus 33:14)

3. The Arab oil era is over - Ynet news

As the Gulf states are left with no money to spend and are experiencing internal shocks, the era of destructive Arab power is coming to an end; the Israeli mind and innovation era, on the other hand, is just beginning. The most dramatic news in 2014 almost went unnoticed: The United States lifted the restrictions on American oil exports, and as of the first day of the new year it has begun exporting oil to the world.

- Hallelujah, Lord! We see Your hand at work in the international oil business and we rejoice that certain powers are less able to hurt and control us; and, that we are able to profit from American ingenuity and industriousness. We honor You as holding the world in Your hands and we are humbled. We ask You to keep Your hand of favor on the United States and pray that we will stay ever vigilant to walk in Your ways.

- "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in due season, his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper." (Psalms 1:3)

4. How oil price slump is putting a squeeze on Hezbollah, Iran's Shiite ally- yahoo

A slump in global oil prices and nuclear-tied sanctions are squeezing the group's patron Iran, which is already funneling billions of dollars to the Syrian regime. As Iran tightens its belt, Hezbollah has had to impose salary cuts on personnel, defer payments to suppliers and reduce monthly stipends to its political allies in Lebanon, according to a wide range of political and diplomatic sources in Beirut, including friends and foes of the powerful Shiite party.

- Dear Lord, as world oil markets swing downward in price, we thank You that this has the beneficial effect of defunding workers of evil. May this lead to the growth of freedom from fear and the increase of Christianity in this area. Bless You, Lord for an opportunity for Your Kingdom to increase.

- "For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be:" (Psalms 37:10)

5. Obama will veto Keystone bill - CNN

President Barack Obama will veto the Keystone XL bill if Congress passes a measure green-lighting the oil pipeline, White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday.

Obama's objection to the legislation, Earnest said, is not based on the merits of the project so much as the idea Congress was trying to take the decision out of the hands of the executive branch.

"The President has been pretty clear that he does not think that circumventing a well-established process for evaluating these projects is the right thing for Congress to do," Earnest said. (Read more)

- Lord God, this is Round One in what promises to be a bruising two-year battle between a Republcan -controlled Congress and the White House. Without Your intervention, there can only be battles ahead for both sides. Abba Father, You went to the Cross to free us from our sin and to bring peace into our lives. We ask You for a miracle of divine intervention, so that these two branches of government can learn to work together, bringing Your peace. We ask this in Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ." (Eph. 2:13)

6. Afghan president says U.S. might want to 're-examine' pullout deadline - yahoo

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the United States might want to "re-examine" the timetable for removing the remaining U.S.-led coalition troops in the country by the end of 2016.

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- Father, we pray wisdom on this pullout deadline. That both the Afghan President and the U.S. be in agreement on the timetable. We pray strength and wisdom for the Afghan troops to stand strong against any threat on their country.

- He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore. (Isaiah 2:4)

7. Euro crashes to nine-year low on 'Grexit' fears - Telegraph

Report that Germany is prepared to let Greece exit the single currency has spooked markets.

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- Father, we pray strength and stability to the financial market in Europe among fears of a change of government in Greece.

- Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21)

8. Jury selection begins in trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber - yahoo

Jury selection is set to begin on Monday in the trial of the man accused of carrying out the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others in the largest mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since Sept. 11, 2001.

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- Father, may justice prevail in the trial of this young man accused of the Boston Marathon bombing. We pray peace on all the families involved and those injured in the 2013 bombing as emotions surface from that event.

- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)

9. In time of fear for Mideast Christians, Turkey approves first new church in 92 years - Jerusalem Post

The Turkish government will allow for the construction of a new church for the first time in nearly 100 years, Turkish media recently reported. The move comes amid increased persecution of the religious minority in the Middle East. The state will fund the construction of the church, which will serve Turkey's Syriac Christian community . . . this will be the first church constructed in Turkey since . . . 1923. (Read more)

- Where sin abounds, Lord, we see that Your Grace does much more abound! Praise You, Father, for this good report of blessings for the Christians in Turkey. How wonderful, Lord, that in the midst of all the persecution, the Turkish government would build a church for the Christian minority. Lord, we speak an increase in faith, increase in numbers, and increase in influence of this church in this area. May Your Word prosper there!

- "Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved." (Acts 2:47)

The Middle East in Focus

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

1. Netanyahu unveils plan for two-party political system - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a plan Monday that would revolutionize the Israeli multi-party political system and change it to one with two main parties like in the United States.

Speaking at a Likud event at the Tel Aviv Fairgrounds under the banner "Vote Likud to change the system," Netanyahu complained that the current system made it too hard to govern. He said there have been 33 governments in 66 years due to the problems with the system. (Read more)

2. Netanyahu derides Herzog, Livni as too weak to protect Israel - Times of Israel

In a blistering campaign speech Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lambasted his political rivals for being "weak" and said that the left was incapable of defending Israel from enemies who would see it destroyed.

  Speaking at the Tel Aviv Exhibition Grounds at a Likud event to present the party's slate for the upcoming elections, Netanyahu also promised to change Israel's political system, proposing reforms that he predicted would result in a stable government if his Likud party wins reelection on March 17. (Read more)

3. Herzog: Shut Down Government's Settlement Division - Israel National News

Labor leader Yitzhak Herzog has vowed to shut down the World Zionist Organization's Settlement Division, which functions as an operational arm of the government to build and establish communities and infrastructures in Judea and Samaria - leaving hundreds of thousands of Israelis in the region without governmental representation.

"As Prime Minister I will close the Settlement Division and open it later to serve the Negev and the Galilee," Herzog stated during an interview on "Meet the Press" Saturday night. "We see again and again the same group takes over the interests of the state and Netanyahu gave in to it."

Herzog also fired against the Likud Knesset list, calling it "appalling." (Read more)

4. FM Lieberman: Israel's biggest challenge is Europe, not Palestinians - JNS

Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The biggest diplomatic challenge Israel faces in 2015 will be Europe's view of Israeli policies, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday during a meeting with the Israeli envoys to the European Union.

Lieberman was quoted by Israel's Channel 2 as saying, "I'm not sure devoting so much time to the Palestinian issue is in Israel's best interest. . . If I have to analyze all the challenges we face, I would have to say that our biggest diplomatic challenge is not the Palestinians or the Arab nations, but the West." (Read more)

5. Erekat Threatens: We'll Dismantle the Palestinian Authority - Israel National News

The Palestinian Authority's (PA) chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, on Sunday said that the PA will not agree to maintain the status quo and threatened that the PA will dismantle itself and "hand the keys" back to Israel.

Speaking to Army Radio, Erekat referred to Israel's decision to withhold the tax money it collects on behalf of the PA, which came in response to the PA's request to join the International Criminal Court, and called it "collective punishment" and a "war crime".

"This is our money, Palestinian money that the Israeli government collects in exchange for 3%," he said. "This is a collective punishment that means that we will not be able to run our hospitals, our schools, people will not be able to get salaries. They're suffocating 4.5 million people. This is piracy and this is a real war crime."

Erekat threatened that the PA leadership will hold a meeting in Ramallah and then call on Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu "to resume his responsibilities as the occupying power." (Read more)

6. Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Posts Image of Netanyahu Ready for Hanging 'Soon' by ICC -The Algemeiner

Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement on Saturday posted on its official Facebook page an image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a noose dangling beside his head. The graphic includes the logo of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is captioned "soon," suggesting that Fatah anticipates Netanyahu's hanging by the ICC. (Read more) 

7. Islamic Suicide Bomber Trainer Accidentally Blows Up His Entire Class - The US Patriot

In Baghdad, a terrorist who was in the middle of conducting a training for future militants, accidentally blew up an entire class, killing 21 of his students, and himself. The group was part of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the terror group that has been participating in a string of attacks in the United States. The incident may be viewed as a metaphor for the many lives lost in the wake of foreign and domestic terrorists' relentless attempts to convert the nation into an extreme-religious state. In this turn of events, it appears that many innocent lives may have actually been spared. In fact, in one recent attack alone, 7 innocent people were killed. According to recent reports, it was rumored that the instructor was in the process of showing his students how to use a suicide belt. As he was teaching, the live suicide belt actually detonated, resulting in mass fatalities. (Read more)

8. US academic group keeps anti-Israel motions off annual conference agenda - Jerusalem Post

The American Historical Association, a scholarly group, declined to put two resolutions critical of Israel to a vote at its annual meeting in New York over the weekend, one year after the American Studies Association joined an academic boycott of Israel.

The two motions were not submitted for consideration before a November deadline and supporters at the meeting demanded that normal procedural rules be suspended, according to the Legal Insurrection blog.

The motions were kept off the agenda by a vote of 144 to 54. (Read more)

The Daily Jot

Do the right thing

Congress is about to move into full gear after an election where Americans flat out rejected the ultra-leftist agenda of the president. The American people gave Republicans an overwhelming mandate to end illegal immigration and to overturn socialist healthcare, but don't expect much over the next two years. So far, the Republicans have not learned how to use their power to oppose this seemingly unbreakable spiritual hold over Washington, DC and reestablish right thinking and actions. That's pretty hard to do when you are committed to playing the game rather than doing the right thing.

Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." There is no liberty apart from Christ, and while you can find plenty of lip service about Christ on Capital Hill, the actions are much harder to come by. Ephesians 6:11-13 says, "Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."

Congress, especially the majority of Republicans, seems to have forgotten how to suit up and stand. They have allowed Islamic prayer in the House; they have bought into playing the game of separation of church and state (it was never meant to take God out of government, but government out of God), and they seem to have forgotten who elected them and why. It is what often happens when they step out of their home district and into one of those "Members Only" elevators at the Capital--the flesh and blood is far too often controlled by the principalities and rulers of darkness of this world. These folks need not only our constant admonition and accountability, but also our prayers that they do the right thing.

House Speaker John Boehner is getting some token opposition to his job. While this opposition may not remove him, it may well be successful in some form of accountability. Notwithstanding, Boehner is too much into playing the game rather than doing what is right. For example, the GOP wants a deal on the Keystone pipeline to bring energy to the nation, but to get that deal, GOP leaders may give in to the "president's" wrong-minded approach to the scientifically false man-made climate change. Similarly, Republicans say they want to fight illegal amnesty, but they are unwilling to defund Homeland Security to do it. We need Congress to adopt Godly principles to run this nation. Only then will they do the right thing.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Speaker Survives a Squeaker

The Speaker Survives a Squeaker

This first snowfall of 2015 may have put the brakes on D.C. drivers, but there was no stopping Republicans from taking the wheel of the 114th Congress. While schools and roads were closing, the House and Senate were officially open for business, swearing in more than 70 new members in the first GOP-controlled Congress in eight years.

After classes on everything from the Capitol floor plan to parliamentary procedure, this class of freshmen will hit the ground running on votes for everything from the Keystone Pipeline to ObamaCare eligibility. With the largest majority since 1928, hopes are high for Republicans to help right a ship that's been adrift in a sea of lawlessness.

But first, the GOP has some challenges of its own to overcome -- including a sharp divide over who should lead that charge and how. After about 48 hours of intense lobbying and behind the scenes meetings, John Boehner (R-Ohio) managed to keep his job as House Speaker when a majority of those present and voting selected him as leader. Over the past couple years, disagreements over spending, amnesty, and ObamaCare had driven a deep wedge between Republicans -- deep enough for the grassroots to notice.

In a poll released this week, a whopping 60 percent of GOP voters thought Republicans should have selected a stronger conservative Speaker, one more willing to go to bat against the President's agenda. That helped turn what was supposed to be a drama-free Speaker re-election into a full-blown battle against the status quo.

Unfortunately for 25 Republicans, that drama ended a little before 2 p.m. in a razor-thin vote that fell just short of conservatives' goal. Despite their best efforts, Speaker Boehner survived the test and was reinstated as the House's leader for a third time, which, conservatives hope, is the charm.

Just as citizens have a right to cast a vote for their leaders, so do Members of Congress. Now that they've exercised that right, and a majority (albeit a slight one) chose Boehner, it's time for Congress to get started on their biggest job: uniting both chambers around the mandate voters gave them in November. I hope Speaker Boehner will work with the conservative members, including those who opposed him, to use the power of the purse to restrain the administration's lawlessness. And we expect his Senate counterpart, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), will strive to do the same. Republicans are now in charge of Congress, but will they lead? Conservatives all across the nation certainly hope so. (Family Research Council)

The Makeup of this Congress

The new Congress is 80 percent white, 80 percent male
and 92 percent Christian
Trying to predict the gender and race of a member of Congress is like trying to predict who would win a basketball game between the 1996 Chicago Bulls and the 2015 New York Knicks. Which is to say: It is like trying to predict who would win in an arithmetic competition between you and a talking horse. Which is to say: It is like trying to guess how many jellybeans are in a glass jar that contains two jellybeans. Which is to say: It is easy.

The 114th Congress, which gets to "work" on Tuesday, is one of the most diverse in American history, comprised of nearly 20 percent women and just over 17 percent of which is non-white. Which means, of course, that four out of five members of Congress are white and four out of five are men. Ergo, given the name of a member of Congress (at random: Oregon GOP Rep. Greg Walden), you can probably guess his or her gender and race. (Washingon Post) Read more.

A Look at the Freshman Class

Outspoken, diverse freshman class joins Congress

-- sets sights on economy, jobs

After a Republican wave election that boosted the party's House majority to historic levels and handed them control of the Senate, dozens of new lawmakers are arriving in Washington Tuesday for the 114th Congress -- including several fresh political faces poised to make waves.

A total of 71 new members, of both parties, arrive in Washington this week. As the new Congress prepares to tackle weighty issues ranging from immigration to the budget to the Keystone pipeline, these freshmen stand to have a big impact on the legislative debate and direction of their respective parties.

"When the American people voted for Republican majorities in November, they really voted for people who are going to go up there and start working again," Thom Tillis, the incoming Republican senator from North Carolina, told Fox News. "Start sending legislation to the president's desk and get the economy back to a sustained recovery versus this limping along that we've been doing for the past several years."

Tillis is one of 13 new senators, all but one of them Republican, being sworn in as the GOP takes a 54-seat majority in the chamber. The lone incoming Democrat is Michigan Rep. Gary Peters.

Among the new House members are incoming Republican Rep. Martha McSally, who after several tries finally wrestled her southern Arizona House seat away from Democrats. McSally touted her conservative credentials this past weekend, telling "Fox News Sunday" that her focus will be on creating jobs and securing the U.S.-Mexico border. However, she also pointed out that her home district is full of non-Republicans whom she also must serve in Congress. "My district is very diverse," said McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and the first female fighter pilot to fly in combat.
The need to help boost good-paying, full-time jobs has indeed emerged again as a goal for congressional Democrats and Republicans, with leaders from both parties and chambers putting the economy at the top of their agendas.(Fox News) Read more.

List of Committee Chairmanships

A List of Committee Chairmanships:

House and Senate


Agriculture - Pat Roberts - Kansas
               Appropriations - Thad Cochran - Mississippi
               Armed Services - John McCain - Arizona
               Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs - Richard Shelby - Alabama
               Budget - Mike Enzi - Wyoming
               Commerce, Science and Transportation - John Thune - So. Dakota
               Energy and Natural Resources - Lisa Murkowski - Alaska
               Environment and Public Works - James Inhofe - Oklahoma
               Finance - Orrin Hatch - Utah
               Foreign Relations - Bob Corker - Tennessee
               Health, Education, Labor and Pensions - Lamar Alexander - Tennessee
               Judiciary - Charles Grassley - Iowa
               Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs - Ron Johnson - Wisconsin
               Veterans Affairs - Johnny Isakson - Georgia


               Agriculture - Michael Conaway - Texas
               Armed Services - Mac Thornberry - Texas
               Budget - Tom Price - Georgia
               Intelligence - Devin Nunes - California
               Natural Resources - Rob Bishop - Utah
               Oversight and Government Reform - Jason Chaffetz - Utah
               Ways and Means - Paul Ryan - Wisconsin


House Education and Workforce - John Kline - Minnesota
               Financial Services - Jeb Hensarling - Texas
               Veterans Affairs - Jeff Miller - Florida
               Appropriations - Hal Rogers - Kentucky
               Energy and Commerce - Fred Upton - Michigan
               Foreign Affairs - Ed Royce - California
               Homeland Security - Michael McCaul - Texas
               Judiciary - Robert Goodlatte - Virginia
               Transportation and Infrastructure - Bill Schuster - Pennsylvania

(Source: National Governor's Prayer Team; www.ngpt.org)

List of All Members of the 114th Session of Congress

List of All Members of the 114th Session of Congress:
House and Senate

For a comprehensive listing of all the names of members of both the 114th Session of Congress,please go here.

> > > Please note: this listing will be posted permanently on our blog at chpponline.blogspot.com

You can access this list at any time by simply placing your cursor over the Capitol Dome and clicking it on.

30 Ways to Pray for Those in Authority

30 Ways to Pray for Those in Authority
Scripture instructs us to pray for all in authority (1 Timothy 2:1-2), but how do we do that, exactly? Here are 30 ways to pray for our leaders-our judges, educators, police chiefs, school board members, military officers, elected officials, and others who serve our country by leading. By doing this, you are standing in the gap, intervening between God and those in authority. You can also join others who are praying for our nation's leaders by checking out our online prayer community: GetAmericaPraying.com. Stand together with other praying believers, share prayer requests and answers, educate yourself on issues and more. 30 Ways to Pray, and one easy way to connect in prayer!

Here are the first five prayer points, to get you started:

1. That they be God-fearing and recognize that they are accountable to Him for each decision and act. (Proverbs 9:10)

2. That they be granted wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. (James 1:5)

3. That they be presented with the gospel and a loving Christian witness. (Romans 10:14)

4. That, if unsaved, they be drawn to a saving encounter with Christ; if born-again, that they be strengthened and encouraged in their faith. (1 Timothy 2:4, Ephesians 1:17-23)

5. That they recognize their own inadequacy and pray and seek the will of God. (Proverbs 3:5-8, Luke 11:9-13)

> > > To read the remaining ways to pray for those in authority, please go here.
[Source: Intercessors for America]

The Good News Corner

7-year-old Girl's Plane Crash Survival Called "Absolutely Amazing" and "Divine Intervention"

Sailor Gutzler, 7, crawled out of the plane wreckage, walked a mile to 71-year-old Larry Wilkins' home and knocked on the door..."

(Mount Vernon, IL)-CBN News reports officials are marveling over the remarkable story 7-year-old Sailor Gutzler of Mount Vernon, Illinois, the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her family over the weekend.

The family vacation to Florida turned into a tragedy Friday evening when the small plane carrying them crashed in the middle of Kentucky woods. With broken bones, Sailor pulled herself out of the wreckage. Wearing only shorts and a T-shirt, she braved the 38-degree weather to find help.

Sailor ended up on the doorstep of Larry Wilkins.

A report in the Washington Post quotes Wilkins as saying "She asked if she could stay here. I said, 'Honey, what can I do for you?' I got a wash cloth and cleaned her up. And of course called 911."

According to the Washington Post and CBN, Kentucky State Police Lt. Brent White said, "She literally fell out of the sky into a dark hole. "She probably went the best route-not the easiest by any means. Absolutely amazing. At the scene we were talking about that being some Divine intervention."

Investigators at the National Transportation Safety Board are trying to figure out how Sailor survived.

Source: Breaking Christian News

Signs and Wonders

Scores of GIANT asteroids on course to hurtle past Earth within the month, NASA reveals

Experts warn if one of these monsters, some of which travel at up to 70,000 miles an hour, were to hit Earth it could "alter life as we know it". Plumes of debris thrown into the atmosphere would change the climate making the planet inhabitable for all life including humans. An impact would still be catastrophic destroying cities and knocking out transport and communication networks. (Express UK) Read more.

Today's Birthdays

Today's Birthdays on the Hill

Today we want to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to:

Rep. Frank D. Lucas, Ohio,

God bless you!

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today!
"You Are" - Colton Dixon

You are the song,
You are the song I'm singing.
You are the air,
You are the air I'm breathing
You are the hope,
You are the hope I needed.

Two Daily Conference Calls

Two Daily Conference Calls


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> > > Day and night, in these perilous times, let's join forces on these calls to cry out unto God for His mercy to be shown to America and to Israel. Thank you!