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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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Focus on Israel
1. Netanyahu, Putin talk Syria tensions as Iran threatens from Damascus - Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian conflict in a phone call Wednesday afternoon, two days after Israeli jets bombed an anti-aircraft battery near Damascus which had fired on an Israeli plane, the Kremlin said.
The two leaders also discussed the Iran nuclear deal and Iraqi Kurdistan, according to Moscow.
"There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the situation surrounding Iran's nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan," a statement from the Kremlin read.
2. Israeli Ambassador to UN connects Iran's 'bloody footprints' to worldwide terror - World Israel News
As the United Nations Security Council convened Wednesday for its first meeting on the "Situation in the Middle East" following US President Donald Trump's change of course regarding American policy on Iran, Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, presented a litany of the Islamic Republic's crimes in the region and across the globe.
Danon presented an "indictment" of Iran, charging the top state sponsor of terror with a number of destabilizing policies. Danon identified several Islamic terror organizations that threaten Israel, noting, "The Iranian Ayatollahs sponsor Hezbollah's war chest, Hamas' budget of bloodshed, and Islamic Jihad's terror funds."
Specifically addressing the Iranian nuclear deal with the US and other western nations, Danon declared, "Iran seeks to destroy Israel by any means necessary. It has tried to obtain nuclear capabilities for years. Today, the regime's intentions are no different than before."
3. Iran to cooperate with Syria to destroy 'the Zionist enemy'- Israel National News
Iran's Chief of Staff declared on Wednesday that he will cooperate with other countries in order to destroy the "Zionist enemy."
"We arrived in Damascus in order to coordinate and cooperate to confront our common enemies: the Zionists and the terrorists," Iranian General Mohammad Baqeri told Syria's state television channel. He added that in his opinion, it is "not acceptable for the Zionist regime to violate Syria anytime it wants."
4. Citing incitement to violence, IDF shutters 8 Palestinian news outlets -- Israel Hayom
Israeli security forces on Wednesday shut down eight Palestinian media outlets suspected of incitement to violence and terrorism.
During the joint IDF-Israel Police-Shin Bet security agency operation, troops raided the outlets, including the Al-Quds TV in Hebron, Pal Media in Bethlehem and Ramallah, and the Al-Aqsa and Palestine Alyoum channels in Ramallah, as well as the Trans Media studios in Nablus and Hebron.
Two suspects were arrested during the raids.
The operation was held as part of the defense establishment's extended counterterrorism effort, which including targeting elements inciting to violence and terrorism.
5. EU demands Israel pay for demolishing illegal buildings - Israel National News
The European Union is demanding that Israel compensate it for demolishing Arab buildings that were illegally built in Area C, which is under full Israeli control, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.
Eight EU countries have written an official protest letter to Israel, demanding over ($35,400) in compensation for confiscating and demolishing the structures and infrastructure, according to the newspaper.
A senior European diplomat told Haaretz that the letter, which is the first of its kind, was expected to be delivered to senior Foreign Ministry officials within a few days.
6. Senate, House Resolutions Slam UNESCO, Support Jewish Jerusalem - Breaking Israel News
One day after the US pulled out of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) due to its anti-Israel bias, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-Fla) doubled down with twin resolutions supporting the historic and Biblical Jewish connection to Jerusalem that UNESCO has tried to erase.
Last week, Rep. Gaetz presented a resolution to the Congress in support of Israel and Jerusalem. The resolution condemns UNESCO's anti-Israel actions and calls on the US to prevent such resolutions in the future. Later in the week, Senator Cruz will present an identical resolution to the Senate.
"I rise today to support our friend and ally Israel and to stand for the obvious proposition that Israel, the Jewish people, have an ancient connection to the city of Jerusalem," Gaetz told the press after presenting Resolution 570 to the House.
"This connection has been forged through millennia shared faith and shared history, yet the UN is actually trying to rewrite history and condemn Jerusalem and call it an occupying power in Jerusalem and prevent scientists from excavating even though past findings have been significant."
"They have been silent when Israel's culture has been attacked including the desecration and burning of holy sites," Gaetz continued, referring to the Tomb of Joseph, which has been burned and vandalized multiple times. "[The UN's] cruelty and attempts to erase history and anti-Semitism cannot be tolerated any longer."
"Behold, I will make Yerushalayim a bowl of reeling for the peoples all around. Yehuda shall be caught up in the siege upon Yerushalayim." Zechariah 12:2 (The Israel Bible)
The Daily Brief
1. Shooter with Muslim name kills 3, now in custody - WND
Police hunted 10 hours Wednesday for an armed felon identified as Radee Labeeb Prince, 38, who is suspected of shooting three people to death and leaving two more critically wounded after 9 a.m. at a business park outside Baltimore.
He is also a suspect in another shooting in Wilmington, Delaware, that took place two hours later. The Wilmington shooting happened around 11 a.m. at 28th Street Auto Sales and Service in the 2800 block of Northeast Boulevard.
Prince was being hunted for what police called a "targeted attack" on employees at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, Hartford County, Maryland.
The FBI issued a statement just after 7:20 p.m. Wednesday that it had caught the accused killer in Delaware. The suspect in both this shooting and the Maryland shooting has been identified as Radee Labeeb Prince, of the 500 block of Kiamensi Road in Wilmington.
"Labeeb" is one of Allah's 99 names, according to Islamic tradition. Al-Labeeb means "the one with passion and heart" in Arabic. "Radee" means approval. The whole name Radee LaBeeb means "an approval or agreement of Allah." (Read more)
- Father, tonight we are grateful and relieved the this man is now behind bars. We are grateful that today, the schools in Harford County, MD and in Wilmington, DE will not be on lockdown any longer; and that life can return to normal in these communities that are now safe from this terrorist. Lord God, we continue to cry out that all information about Labeeb Prince will come to light, and that if he was not working alone, this will be seen. In Your Name, Amen.
- "He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge." (Psalm 91:4)
2. Team Obama's stunning cover-up of Russian crimes - New York Post
It turns out the Obama administration knew the Russians were engaged in bribery, kickbacks and extortion in order to gain control of US atomic resources - yet still OK'd that 2010 deal to give Moscow control of one-fifth of America's uranium. This reeks. But now The Hill reports that the FBI in 2009 had collected substantial evidence - eyewitnesses backed by documents - of money-laundering, blackmail and bribery by Russian nuclear officials, all aimed at growing "Vladimir Putin's atomic-energy business inside the United States" in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
"The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns," one veteran of the case told The Hill. There's more: Until September 2013, the FBI director was Robert Mueller - who's now the special counsel probing Russian meddling in the 2016 election. It's hard to see how he can be trusted in that job unless he explains what he knew about this Obama-era cover-up. (Read more)
- Father, we pray the dam is finally breached regarding corruption throughout our Federal Government. May each person who betrayed the public trust be disgraced and removed from power, permanently.
- "I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly." (Luke 18:8a)
3. Second judge halts Trump's travel ban - The Hill
A second federal district judge has put a hold on President Trump's latest travel ban. Judge Theodore Chuang, a federal district judge in Maryland, temporarily blocked the majority of the president's ban on nationals from eight countries, but he said the president could still ban individuals from North Korea, business officials from Venezuela and individuals lacking a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. The order now allows entry of individuals from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia and Chad.
Chuang is the second judge to halt the ban. Hawaii District Judge Derrick Watson went even further Tuesday, blocking all of Trump's restrictions except with respect to Venezuelan officials or immigrants from North Korea. Chuang's order is similar to an order the Supreme Court issued in June in two cases challenging Trump's previous ban on nationals from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The Justices reinstated the ban but carved out an exemption for people with a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the U.S. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for reform throughout our Judiciary. Bring alignment and correction throughout our courts, in Your mercy.
- "Yet they seek Me day by day and delight to know My ways, as a nation that has done righteousness and has not forsaken the ordinance of their God. They ask Me for just decisions, they delight in the nearness of God." (Isaiah 58:2)
4. Prayer Prevails in the U.S. House - Liberty Council
The D.C. District Court recently dismissed the lawsuit brought by Daniel Barker, an atheist and co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), in his attempt to become a guest chaplain for an opening session of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Barker, who has publicly proclaimed his atheism but maintains ministerial credentials, applied to the House of Representatives to deliver a secular invocation in lieu of a prayer. His application was rejected, and he sued, claiming that the Supreme Court's decision in Town of Greece v. Galloway, which had ruled permitting ministers to pray before legislative gatherings, requires his inclusion as a guest chaplain. The D.C. District Court rejected FFRF's claims, stating that Barker's interpretation of the Town of Greece is flawed and does not require what he demanded. (Read more)
- Thank You, Lord, for this just decision. We pray troublemakers and mockers will not be able to gain access to invocations. THANK YOU, LORD!
- "A person who plans evil will get a reputation as a troublemaker." (Proverbs 24:8)
5. Senate GOP prepares for a war with Bannon - The Hill
Senate Republicans say they will fight back vigorously against former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon's efforts to knock off GOP incumbents in primaries next year. GOP leaders are urging their colleagues to put laser-like focus on their home states and constituents so even if Trump abandons or criticizes them ahead of the midterm elections, they'll still be in a position to win.
Bannon has threatened to back primary challengers against as many as six Senate Republican incumbents facing voters in 2018. He was scheduled to travel to Arizona Tuesday to attend the campaign kick-off rally for former state legislator Kelli Ward, who is challenging Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) next year. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for men and women of wisdom and integrity to occupy each Senate seat and represent their states well.
- "He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning." (Daniel 2:21)
6. Trump Admin Reverses Obama-Era Support for Abortions for Undocumented Minors - Christian Post
The Administration for Children and Families, which oversees the ORR, released a statement Monday declaring that there "is no constitutional right for a pregnant minor to illegally cross the U.S. border and get an elective abortion while in federal custody. Federal law is very clear on giving the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement the legal responsibility to decide what is in the best interests of a minor in the unaccompanied alien children program and, in this case, her unborn baby," stated the ACF, as quoted by Politico.
Earlier this month, a 17-year-old undocumented woman known only as "Jane Doe" in court filings who is presently at a Texas shelter sued to get an abortion. "Doe is seeking an emergency court order authorizing her to access abortion services after the federal office blocked her from attending a pre-abortion medical appointment," reported the Texas Tribune. "... the Office of Refugee Resettlement refused to let Doe leave the shelter to go to the clinic, even accompanied by her guardian and attorney ad litem - the people who are appointed by a judge to be responsible for minors in her situation." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You that our government policy has changed and we will no longer assist minor illegals who want abortions. We pray this young mother will learn to love the life within her and come to know You as her Lord and Savior.
- Then the king gave his ruling: "Give the living baby to the first woman. Do not kill him; she is his mother." (1 Kings 3:27)
7. Liberal Gov. Jerry Brown Vetos Pro-Abortion, Anti-Religious Freedom Bill - Christian Post
California Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that critics say would have curbed the rights of pro-life religious groups regarding employment and hiring practices over abortion. Passed earlier this year, Assembly Bill 569 would have prohibited employers, including most religious ones, from taking punitive action against an employee or from hiring a possible employee over having an abortion.
Groups like the Alliance Defending Freedom celebrated the veto decision, with ADF Legal Counsel Elissa Graves saying in a statement released Monday that the vetoed bill was "immensely unconstitutional. The First Amendment doesn't allow the state to order churches and other faith-based groups to violate their most deeply held convictions," stated Graves. "They have the freedom to live according to their faith and to require those who work for them to do the same." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for this victory in California. We pray the legislature will not attempt to pass a similar bill and will respect the conscience rights of religious Americans.
- "Remove the false way from me, and graciously grant me Your law." (Psalm 119:29)
8. Comey drafted letter on Clinton email investigation before completing interviews, FBI confirms - Fox News
The FBI released documents Monday proving former FBI Director James Comey began drafting a letter regarding Hillary Clinton's email investigation months before conducting several key interviews, including speaking to Clinton herself. The existence of the documents, reported by Newsweek, were first brought to light by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also a member of the committee, after they reviewed transcripts of interviews with top Comey aides who alluded to the email's existence.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating Comey in his role as FBI director and President Trump's decision to fire him in May. The senators penned a letter on Aug. 30 to newly-appointed FBI Director Christopher Wray noting their findings, saying that "it appears that in April or early May of 2016, Mr. Comey had already decided he would issue a statement exonerating Secretary Clinton. That was long before FBI agents finished their work," the letter said. "The outcome of an investigation should not be prejudged while FBI agents are still hard at work trying to gather the facts." (Read more)
- Father, we pray Your guidance upon these investigations. We pray for the truth to become fully known and conviction for those who have broken the law.
- " . . . you may be sure that your sin will find you out." (Numbers 32:23b)
9. Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at New York Times - Project Veritas
Project Veritas has released a video of the New York Times Homepage Editor Des Shoe, who was caught on hidden-camera admitting that the Times has a liberal bias and attacking President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. This is part three of their American Pravda NYT investigation. When confronted with the notion that during the election, The Times' front page, for which she is responsible, was completely focused around Trump. She tells the undercover journalist that NYT reporters tried to influence the election with their reporting: "I think one of the things that maybe journalists were thinking about is like. Oh, if we write about him, about how insanely crazy he is and how ludicrous his policies are, then maybe people will read it and be like, oh wow, we shouldn't vote for him."
"Corruption is inescapable within the mainstream media machine. From the Times editors that dictate the paper's coverage to the journalists that try to sway the public with their reporting," says Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe. "In American Pravda, truth takes a back seat to money, and objectivity takes a back seat to politics." (Read more)
- Father, we pray these Project Veritas videos will be effective in reforming or removing these media influences.
- "For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live!" (Ezekiel 18:32)
10. Diplomats from US, S. Korea, Japan discuss N. Korean threat - Ynet News
Senior officials from the United States, South Korea and Japan reaffirmed their countries' commitment Wednesday to finding a diplomatic solution to the threat posed by North Korea's rapidly expanding nuclear program. However, US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan stressed that the allies must be prepared for any contingency.
"Our objective is, throughout that campaign of pressure, to bring North Korea to the negotiating table without preconditions so that we can achieve our objective of a denuclearized Korean Peninsula," Sullivan said at a news conference after the meeting, where the officials mainly discussed responses to North Korea's nuclear activities. Diplomacy is our primary objective and primary means to addressing the threat posed by North Korea. But we need to be prepared to respond to any eventuality given the unpredictable nature of the regime in Pyongyang," he said. (Read more)
- Father, we pray these negotiations will be successful in denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.
- "When a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him." (Proverbs 16:7)
11. N. Korea warns of "unimaginable" strike - Alerts USA
N. Korean gov warns mil could stage an "unimaginable" strike on the US at an unimaginable time amid mobilization of nuclear strategic assets near the peninsula.
The following statement was issued a short time ago by the Korean Central News Agency: "The U.S. is running amok by introducing under our nose the targets we have set as primary ones. The U.S. should expect that it would face unimaginable strike at an unimaginable time." The threat comes as S. Korean and U.S. naval forces are staging massive joint drills in waters off the Korean Peninsula. These exercises include the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (with the USS Theodore Roosevelt enroute), as well as the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan.
- Father God, when we are faced with a threat of this magnitude, we turn to You in humility, for You are much greater than any force on earth. We thank You that as we pray for forgiveness for our enemies, You WILL overcome them, and You will fight on our behalf. We call forth the angel armies of heaven, thanking You that even in this tense situation, You are in control. In Your name, amen.
- "In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears." (Psalm 18:6)
The Daily Jot
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
FBI Russia investigation points to Clinton
In March, the Daily Jot reported that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State she completed a deal where nuclear grade uranium was sent to Russia scoring $145 million to the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech in Moscow, Clinton's campaign Chairman John Podesta did a $35 million energy deal with Russia, and the Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations from Ian Telfer, head of Russia's uranium company. Now the FBI is releasing information that indicates both the Clinton's and the immediate past "president" were involved in what appears to be a bribery/kickback scheme with Russian officials in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
A lengthy story by John Solomon and Alison Spann of The Hill documents that federal agents "obtained an eyewitness account-backed by documents-indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the US designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton's charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow." That government body would be the Committee on Foreign Investment and Hillary Clinton brokered a deal where Russia gained control of more than 20 percent of America's uranium supply. Nonetheless, the news media, despite documented facts, continued to push the narrative that President Donald Trump was in league with the Russians to influence the US election.
One of The Hill's sources says: "The Russians were compromising American contractors in the nuclear industry with kickbacks and extortion threats, all of which raised legitimate national security concerns. And none of that evidence got aired before the [sic ex-"president's"] administration made those decisions." Attorney General Eric Holder also was part of the committee that brokered the uranium deal. The Russian chicanery was blamed on then candidate and now President, Donald Trump. A willing news media hardly reported on the uranium deal and all the money that went to the Clintons and their foundation, but pounded Americans with Russian election interference news.
If you look at who had pre-election deals with Russia, Hillary Clinton and the ex-"president" would be poster children. Hundreds of millions of dollars exchanged hands between Russia and the Clinton Foundation when Clinton was Secretary of State in the ex-"president's" administration, and these deals were supported by the ex-"president." The more they pushed Russian ties with Trump, the more deals they did with Russia themselves. This is an ongoing effort to conduct a bait and switch on the American people. As said in 2 Timothy 3:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." This is some of the worst deception of this generation.
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War in Israel
War in Israel
By Jerry Golden
Oct. 19-2017 Israel is preparing for the coming war with Hezbollah, Hamas, Iran, and Syria as they are rapidly building up their forces along the Israeli, Syrian and Lebanese borders. And ISIS is re-gathering in the Egyptian Sinai Desert and joining forces with Hamas after losing their position in Syria. Now with the recent Hamas and Palestinian Authority reconciliation this means Abbas is now joining forces with Hamas in Gaza and accepting their "destroy Israel" ideology. So therefore he can no longer be considered a peace partner by anyone. When you put that together with the fact that Hamas is now with the PA and working with ISIS in the Sinai on Israel's southern border, the situation just got much more serious.
Israel's major concern has been the northern border with Hezbollah but that is changing daily as Iran and Syria are joining forces in a pact to destroy Israel. We are watching Turkey draw close to both Russia and Iran. We read in our papers in Israel that Netanyahu is telling Putin that Israel will not tolerate any permanent Iranian presence in Syria along our northern borders, but they continue to send Iranian troops into bases along that very border. Iran's military chief just told Israel."We will not tolerate violations of Syrian air space". That is also in and of itself a declaration of war against Israel.
We are watching Ezekiel 38:1-6 come into view at a very quick pace. When I read these scriptures I wonder who is the man named Gog. Like so many other preachers and evangelists I preached for years that the titles of Gog and Magog were referring to places but when we take a closer look Gog is a person who is the ruler of Magog and he forms this evil group who together invade Israel.
All the above are now united for the total destruction of Israel and the death of every Jew.
The North Quarters in the 6th verse speaks of Russia, and Tubal, Gomer, Meshech, and Togarmah are all in Turkey. And that explains why we see Turkey aligning herself with Russia and Iran today.
We are told that over 250,000 Israelis will have to be evacuated from Israel's northern border when this war begins. IDF Generals estimate that Hezbollah has over 200,000 missiles, many capable of reaching every city in Israel. But the hardest part of the war will be fought right on the northern border and this is why the civilian population there must be moved to safety. The big question is where to put 250,000 Jews (about 50,000 families).
All the pieces are in place for Ezekiel 38 and 39 for a surprise attack from the North but it will not be a surprise in fact, the surprise will be to the invading forces. I've read the rest of the Book.
I've said before that it will not be a long war because Israel would lose a long war and we know it. It will however be the worst war with the most destruction and casualties the Israel has ever seen and it will bring on the Third World War.
There is however good news for Israel. She will survive and it will be the only place on earth where a Jew can live in peace. (The Golden Report)
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"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
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'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS
"In You our fathers put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them." (Psalm 22:4-5)
'TIS SO SWEET TO TRUST IN JESUS
"In You our fathers put their trust; they trusted and You delivered them." (Psalm 22:4-5)
'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
And to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, "Thus says the Lord!"
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
O for grace to trust Him more!
O how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
'Neath the healing, cleansing flood!
Yes, 'tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.
I'm so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.
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Words: Louisa M. R. Stead, 1882
Melody: William J. Kirkpatrick
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These words are said to have written been after Stead witnessed her husband drown.
Signs and Wonders
Nibiru Controversy Erupts as NASA Confirms Existence
of Mysterious "Planet X" - Breaking Israel News
After years of denying and debunking, NASA scientists confirmed the existence of a ninth planet in a discovery that seems to conform to popular theories of an apocalyptic collision with a planet called Nibiru. Skeptics on both sides bring their arguments, while researchers continue to present more amazing discoveries of this yet-to be-seen addition to the solar system. On October 4th, NASA published a press release stating that it had discovered unmistakable evidence of a ninth planet in the far extremes of space, orbiting the solar system. The planet is surmised to be ten times the mass of Earth, but it has yet to be seen since its elliptical orbit is estimated to be about 60 billion miles away from the sun.
The description of the new planet conformed so closely to the predictions of Nibiru, a large planetary object that many believe will collide with the earth, that the NASA press release contained a cosmic disclaimer. "If a planet is there, it's extremely distant and will stay that way (with no chance - in case you're wondering - of ever colliding with Earth, or bringing 'days of darkness')." (Read more)
"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)
The Good News Corner
Forever bound by 'shoebox baby,' mother and nurse reconnect 12 years later
Neonatal nurse Jeannie Joseph vividly remembers the day the 3-pound infant was brought in a shoebox to the special care nursery at SwedishAmerican hospital in Rockford. The tiny infant wore a baby doll's onesie and was wrapped in a dish towel. Because the boy - born six weeks prematurely - had gone for hours without the warming and nutrients needed for a baby born so early, Joseph and the medical team worked quickly to treat him for hypothermia, dehydration and an infection from the household scissors used to cut his umbilical cord.
The following morning, when the baby was stable, Joseph noticed a teenage girl walking with her head down toward the nursery doors. The girl just wanted a look at the baby she was preparing to relinquish under the state's Safe Haven law. The longtime nurse remembers feeling her heart swell with sadness and compassion. "I put my hand on her shoulder and said, 'I'm taking care of this cute little guy,'" Joseph recalled of the day in 2004 when she led the teen mom to the baby in his incubator. "I said, 'You know that you saved his life, right? I don't want you to hang your head. You gave him the best chance you could,'" Joseph recalled. "All of a sudden, she went from looking down to up at me and we just connected."
It was a connection that kept the 15-year-old mom, Cherish Coates, coming back to the nursery each day to visit the baby and drop off breast milk. For the next several weeks, Coates leaned on Joseph for support as the young mother began the process of putting the baby up for adoption. She relied on the nurse even more when she ultimately decided to tell her family - who had no idea she had given birth to a son in her own bedroom - about the baby, and to keep him, against all odds.
Although the nurse and mother eventually lost touch, their connection inspired Coates to become a nurse and eventually enter law school, with hopes of becoming a mental health attorney. (Chicago Tribune)
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