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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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1. PM Netanyahu, Security Cabinet tour Lebanese border - YNET News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of the Security Cabinet toured the Golan Heights Tuesday afternoon and received briefings from IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot, Maj.-Gen. Yoel Strik and Bashan Division Commander Brig.-Gen. Yaniv Asor.

"We desire peace, but remain prepared for any scenario, and I don't propose to anyone to test that resolve," Netanyahu said at the tour's conclusion. "I'm impressed with the immense efforts of the IDF here to protect both our borders and our country."

The prime minister also commented on the liquidation of Ahmed Jarrar, the head of the terrorist group who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevah in a shooting attack near Havat Gilad, while also sending a message to Abed al-Karim Adel Assi, the terrorist who murdered Rabbi Itamar Ben-Gal in Ariel Monday.

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2. Lebanon accuses Israel of breaching 'sovereignty' with border wall - World Israel News

The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) and Israeli military representatives met Monday under the auspices of the UN peacekeeping force (UNIFIL) that monitors the border between the two countries to discuss various areas of contention.

One of the primary areas of disagreement is the building of a security wall on Israel's side of the internationally recognized border, called the Blue Line.

The two sides have regular tripartite meetings at UN positions in the Ras al-Naqoura border area in order to prevent their disagreements from becoming armed conflicts.

In a statement, UNIFIL said the meeting had received great attention "due to engineering works south of the Blue Line previously announced by the Israeli side." This was a reference to a wall Israel is beginning to build to prevent Hezbollah terrorists from infiltrating the country and to protect Israeli civilians from spillover from the conflict in Syria.

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3. 'Jerusalem will be the capital of the Islamic Caliphate' -Israel National News

Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib, Deputy Head of the illegal Islamic Movement in Israel, published an article expressing his opinion what Jerusalem's status should be.

The article, published in the Gaza newspaper Falestin, slams those who talk a lot about their love and connection to Al-Aqsa Mosque and notes that those who really love Al-Aqsa are the ones "who are active on the ground, hold Islamic activities in the mosque, renovate Muslims' homes in the Old City of Jerusalem, and were arrested or forced to pay a fine for their activities."

According to al-Khatib, the Palestinian Authority is "competing with us in their love for Jerusalem" but they are also the ones who negotiated Jerusalem during the Oslo Accords and were willing to negotiate regarding Jerusalem. Today, when Jerusalem is becoming more Jewish, they cry crocodile tears.

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4. Abbas sets conditions for fresh peace talks, with diminished US role - Times of Israel

The Palestinians are prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel, but only on the basis of an international multilateral mechanism, the Arab Peace Initiative and international resolutions pertaining to the Israeli-Arab conflict, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday.

Abbas's comments, which appeared to fall in line with the PA demand that the US not play a leading role in brokering talks, were made during a phone conversation with British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

Palestinian officials, angry over what they see as US bias in Israel's favor, have refused to work with the Trump Administration on a peace initiative and say the US can only play a role as part of a larger multilateral effort, a position Israel, the US and others oppose.

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5. With high-tech warships, Navy readies to guard gas fields from Hezbollah, Hamas - Times of Israel

The Israeli Navy is charged with defending the country's territorial waters, an area that is twice as large as the state itself and is becoming increasingly crowded with highly lucrative natural gas fields and shipping lanes, and it needs help.

For Israel's enemies these naval sites are "preferred targets," and both the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon and - to a lesser extent - Hamas in Gaza have the capabilities to threaten them, a senior Israeli Navy official said Monday, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The senior officer said the navy operates under the assumption that Hezbollah has access to the Russian-made Yakhont shore-to-sea guided missiles, though he would not say explicitly if Israeli intelligence indicates that that is indeed the case.
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The Daily Brief

1. Trump lawyers reportedly advise against Robert Mueller interview - Washington Times

President Trump has reportedly been advised by his lawyers not to agree to an interview under oath with special counsel Robert S. Mueller's legal team. According to the Times, Mr. Trump is being advised against a Mueller interview by longtime Washington defense lawyer John Dowd, his deputy Jay Sekulow and others in the West Wing. Those lawyers do not believe Mr. Mueller has the legal power under the special-counsel authorization to probe certain matters, including constitutional exercises of presidential power, and that the president will win a legal showdown over whether a president can be compelled to testify. However, attorney Ty Cobb, recently brought on to the White House team to deal with the Mueller probe, has been arguing for cooperation.

Those politicians known to be close to Mr. Trump who have spoken on the matter publicly - such as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - have said Mr. Trump should not agree to a Mueller interview. "The idea of putting Trump in a room with five or six hardened, very clever lawyers, all of whom are trying to trick him and trap him, would be a very, very bad idea," Mr. Gingrich said last month on "Fox and Friends." Mr. Trump himself has been rather less cautious, at least in his public words. "I'm looking forward to it, actually," he said in January.

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Father, we pray President Trump will make a wise decision regarding meeting with Mr. Mueller or any other representatives of the special counsel. We also pray the revelation of manipulation within the intelligence and law enforcement agencies will bring this investigation to a quick end.

The one who trusts in himself is a fool, but one who walks in wisdom will be safe. (Proverbs 28:26)

2. Trump: 'Disgraceful' That Illegal Immigrant Killed Colts Player, Democrats Need to 'Get Tough' on Border Security - FreeBeacon

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Democrats need to "get tough" on securing the border and stopping illegal immigration after police revealed that the suspected drunk driver who killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver over the weekend is an illegal immigrant. Trump tweeted that it was "disgraceful that a person illegally in our country" killed Jackson, calling the two deaths "one of many such preventable tragedies." Trump sent out another tweet expressing his condolences to Jackson's family, describing him as "a wonderful young man."

Jackson, 26, and his Uber driver, Jeffrey Monroe, 54, were killed Sunday morning around 4 a.m. when a truck hit their car, which was parked on the emergency shoulder of Interstate 70 in Indiana. Monroe had pulled over to help Jackson, who was sick, police said. Indiana State Police revealed Monday that Manuel Orrego-Savala was arrested after trying to flee the scene and is suspected of killing Jackson and Monroe with his F-150 truck. Orrego-Savala, 37, is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala who had been deported twice from the U.S., in 2007 and 2009. He was driving without a license and is believed to have had a blood alcohol level of .15 at the time of the crash, according to jail records viewed by Fox News.

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Father, we lift up the families of Edwin Jackson and Jeffrey Monroe, asking you to comfort them in this needless loss. We pray for the legislation needed to keep our citizens safe to pass through Congress and be signed by President Trump.

Deliver us from evil (Matthew 6:13, excerpt)

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)

3. Trump demands fix for immigration loopholes: 'I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't see this stuff taken care of' - Washington Examiner

"Not another country in the world has the stupidity of laws that we do when it comes to immigration," Trump said during a White House roundtable on the MS-13 gang Tuesday afternoon. "We'll do a shutdown. I'd love to see a shutdown if we don't see this stuff taken care of," Trump added, in regard to loopholes in laws regarding the admissibility of unaccompanied minors. "The world is laughing at us because they can't believe these policies ... If we have to shut it down because the Democrats don't want safety, and unrelated but still related, they don't want to take care of our military, then shut it down."

Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement officials briefed Trump on how the transnational criminal organization recruits and sends Salvadoran boys between 10 and 18 years old to the U.S., where they are able to use the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, which gives legal protections to asylum or trafficked victims, to remain in the country. The White House asked Congress last week to amend the TVPRA in a way that permits the safe and prompt repatriation of unaccompanied minors who are not genuine victims of trafficking. Current policy mandates children from noncontiguous countries (all except Mexico and Canada) are permitted to remain in the U.S. The change would block underage gang members from Central American nations from entering the country.

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Father, we pray President Trump will get all the common sense immigration reforms in a bill from Congress soon. Help the American people be vocal and mobilized to let their representatives know where they stand.

A just king gives stability to his nation (Proverbs 29:4a)

4. Trump on Countries Refusing Their Nationals: 'We'll Tariff Their Goods, They'll Take Them Back in Two Seconds' - Breitbart

In a meeting with State Department, Defense Department, and Homeland Security officials, Trump promised to put tariffs on the goods of countries and sanction others that refused their nationals in an "America First" initiative that past administrations under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama failed to implement. Trump said, "But if they don't take them back, we'll put sanctions on the countries. We'll put tariffs on the countries. They'll take them back so fast your head will spin. We'll just tariff their goods coming in, and they'll take them back in two seconds. You have a lot of people from those countries, and they'll take them back."

"The worst offenders, numerically - countries like China, for example, has a long history of not taking back their removal cases," Risch said. "But most recently, in September, we started a visa sanction plan with Guinea, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. And we're seeing some progress there. The visa sanctions do work in these cases, sir. And we're seeing that there are people going back to these countries that would not have gone back a year or two ago."

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Father, we pray for the cooperation we need to remove these wicked people from our land.

The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. (Proverbs 10:30)

5. Jeff Sessions: FBI needs 'to have a fresh start' - Washington Examiner

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes the FBI has an opportunity to win the American people's confidence back after two years of controversy that began with former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server right before the 2016 presidential election. Sessions sat down with the Washington Examiner in the Western District U.S. Attorney Scott Brady's office overlooking downtown Pittsburgh last week, on the day news broke that FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe would be stepping down weeks before he was expected to retire.

Sessions' reaction was measured. "Well, I have believed it was important to have a fresh start at the FBI, and actually, it was in my letter to the president when I recommended Comey's removal. I used the words, 'fresh start,' and the FBI director is Chris Wray, a very talented, smart, capable leader. "I think it will give them an opportunity to go straight to the American people and say, 'we are gonna win your confidence,' " he said.

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Father, we are hearing the words "fresh start", but we pray for a "clean start". May the FBI and DOJ truly come clean so we can place our trust in them.

Create a pure heart in me, O God, and put a new and loyal spirit in me. (Psalm 51:10, GNT)

6. IG poised to reignite war over FBI's Clinton case - The Hill

Few people have heard of Michael Horowitz, but that's about to change. Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation. With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI's handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring. A political appointee in both the Bush and Obama administrations, Horowitz's yearlong investigation already reportedly contributed to the early resignation of Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.

Those who know Horowitz portray him as an independent voice. "He is really one of the smartest and fairest people I have ever had the pleasure to work with," said Bill Hamel, who served as assistant inspector general for investigations at the Department of Education. "He's a straight shooter and a fair guy. He's an honest broker." Horowitz attracted public attention early in his career as an assistant U.S. attorney in New York for prosecuting corrupt police officers in the infamous "Dirty 30" case in the mid-1990s. He was then selected by President Obama to serve as the Justice Department's top watchdog in 2011.

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Father, we pray Inspector General Michael Horowitz will uncover all the corruption at the FBI and use his power to bring wrongdoers to justice.

From heaven you sentenced your enemies; the earth trembled and stood silent before you. (Psalm 76:8)

7. Jim Jordan Reveals Key Figure Involved In Benghazi Involved In Steele Dossier - Daily Caller

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan accused key Clinton allies of helping craft a second anti-Trump dossier and accused them of "rigging the game," Tuesday on "Fox & Friends." "The names we keep hearing are Sidney Blumenthal and Cody Shearer - people who have been around the Clintons as being a part of this. But I also think it's kind of interesting because what it looks like is, they paid Steele to put together the dossier and told him what to put in," Jordan said. "Talk about rigging the game and putting together a document that will serve your purposes as an opposition research document. That is what the Clinton team did and then when you see names like Sidney Blumenthal coming up. We deposed this guy during the Benghazi hearings," Jordan continued. "He has been with the Clintons forever. He was knee deep in the whole Libya, Benghazi story, particularly the story where they weren't square with the American people about what was the actual catalyst of the attack, and they tried to blame it on video."

Jordan expressed outrage at how the government omitted information about the dossier while seeking a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant and said it was vital for the American public to have seen the GOP's recently released FISA memo. "That dossier was taken to a secret court to get a secret warrant to spy on fellow citizen and they weren't clear with the court who paid for it, who was involved with, and the fact that they had already fired Chris Steele from any type of relationship with the FBI because he broke a fundamental trust. He went to the press and told them he was working with the FBI. And yet they still used this work product, this dossier," Jordan concluded. "That's what's so ridiculous about how they handled this, and why that memo last week from the Republicans was so important that the American people see."

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Father, we thank you for revealing corruption and bringing all hidden things out into the open.

For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. (Mark 4:22)

8. An Unethical CREW - FreeBeacon

Mainstream media outlets rarely identify activists tied to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) as working for the leftwing activist organization that raises money from a secretive dark money network of liberal donors, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. CREW bills itself as a nonpartisan organization looking at ethics violations on both sides of the aisle. However, the organization was once led by Clinton operative David Brock and is an approved funding group of the Democracy Alliance, which helps guide donations from wealthy liberals to anti-Republican activist organizations.

In January 2017, just one month after leaving CREW, Brock held a donor retreat at a posh Florida resort where he huddled with more than 100 liberal donors in an effort to map out how they would "kick Donald Trump's ass." The Free Beacon was present at the retreat and obtained a copy of his private and confidential memo that laid out his plans over the course of the next four years to fight Trump. The memo contained sections for Media Matters, American Bridge, and Shareblue, all Brock-affiliated entities. It also contained an entire section on the work CREW would be doing against Trump, despite "officially leaving" the post one month prior to the gathering. "CREW will be the leading nonpartisan ethics watchdog group in a period of crisis with a President and administration that present possible conflicts of interest and ethical problems on an unprecedented scale," the memo states. Brock's memo mentions CREW using "cutting-edge litigation" and expanded legal team to file complaints and lawsuits. The memo additionally talks of how CREW will partner with reporters to "move major stories forward."

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Father, we pray this investigation by the Washington Free Beacon will discredit CREW as a source of unbiased opinion and news. We pray the organization will fail to achieve their objective to harm President Trump.

The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool. (Proverbs 10:18)

9. The 2018 Elections Just Got A Bit Easier For Democrats Thanks To The Supreme Court - Daily Caller

The Pennsylvania legislature will redraw the state's congressional district lines in advance of the 2018 midterm elections, after the Supreme Court Monday declined to overturn an order requiring a new map. The decision is a victory for Pennsylvania Democrats, who convinced the state Supreme Court in January that the current map is gerrymandered to favor Republicans, in violation of the state constitution. The court ordered the GOP-controlled legislature to produce a new map by Feb. 9.

Justice Samuel Alito, who handles emergency motions arising from Pennsylvania, turned away the legislature's request to delay the redrawing. Republicans argued the state supreme court's decision effectively stripped them of their power to produce district maps, which the Constitution vests with state lawmakers. There was no noted dissent. The state court's decision was made under the auspices of Pennsylvania's constitution. The justices generally allow state courts to have the final word on matters relating to a state's constitution. Republican leaders acknowledged their effort was something of a long shot. There are 18 congressional seats in Pennsylvania, 13 of which are held by Republicans. Democrats are almost certain to pick up seats under the new map, a boon to their efforts to take control of the House of Representatives.

The Supreme Court is currently considering the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering. That case, Gill v. Whitford, arose from Wisconsin, where Democrats argue the state legislature district lines are skewed in favor of Republicans. A decision is expected by June.

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Father, we lift up the people of Pennsylvania to You and ask for Your guidance upon them as the districts are redrawn. We pray for the election of even more righteous representatives as a result of the changes.

'When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.' (2 Samuel 23:3b-4)

10. Amtrak train breaks apart at 125 mph - New York Post

A high-speed Amtrak train bound for Penn Station broke apart as it was moving at top speed through Maryland. The 2150 Acela was traveling from Washington D.C. to the Big Apple when the incident happened at about 6:30 a.m. The train was traveling at about 125 mph, according to the source.

A rescue train pulled up next to the crippled Acela and took the passengers to Philadelphia, where they then got other trains to continue on to New York City. There were no injuries, said Amtrak officials, who added that they are investigating the incident. "We are currently investigating the cause of the car separation, inspecting every Acela trainset, and taking any necessary actions to prevent a reoccurrence," said Amtrak spokesman Jason Abrams. The incident happened just two days after an Amtrak train traveling through South Carolina slammed into the back of a freight train, killing two workers. And last week, an Amtrak train carrying several members of Congress slammed into a garbage truck in Virginia.

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Father, we lift up our transportation system to You and pray our leaders will have wisdom to protect the safety of our people.

My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. (Proverbs 3:21-23)

The Daily Jot

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Christian Clichés'

I just returned last night from the Super Bowl where my focus was using the sport of football to teach leadership and character. Many have no idea the huge number of professional football players who are Christians and have an influence on this game. Yes, you hear about the disgruntled and the arrests, but rarely do you hear about the JJ Watts types of players who raise millions for charity and actually are the boots on the ground backing up the good work they are doing in their communities. Executive VP of NFL Football Operations Troy Vincent spotlights these men in a weekly Facebook and Twitter feed called Service Saturdays, if you are interested. But there is more to this. It's about overcoming evil with good.

Romans 12:29 instructs: "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Some translations say "conquer evil with good." Many Christians question why we should be concerned about government or organizations like the NFL when it doesn't appear to align with certain values. "Don't you believe that God is in control," is the question asked, or "Haven't you ever read Romans 13?" Yes, and its probably one of the most wrongly translated chapters of the Bible from the context that if God is sovereign and in control of all things, Christians don't have to concern themselves with the worldly aspect of governments or influential organizations. These kinds of Christian clichés wrongly leave the impression that our world is so ordered by God that we don't have to worry about living out our lives or fighting against evil when we see it.

This is not an "either/or" situation, but rather "both/and." God is in control AND Christians must act. Let me use a football analogy. The head coach has control of the team. The coach provides for the players. He gives them the playbook instructing them how to play the game. He has strong suggestions about off-the-field character and will discipline those who don't comply. On game day, his players must execute the plan to be successful. Players make mistakes, but Coach loves them and exhorts them to do better. A player may not match up well and could be harmed or harm the team. Coach intervenes. Coach does his best to protect his players from unnecessary risk and to see that they win. But players have to make choices and play the game. There are consequences to their decisions that impact them personally and the team.

God gives us the playbook through both his WORD and the Holy Spirit. It is up to us to live it out. Sometimes he intervenes to protect us or to teach us. He is sovereign and is in control. He also works through his people. How many times are we reminded to be salt and light, to overcome evil, to stand against the wiles of the devil, to make disciples, and so on? Without the light of Christ as carried by each of us, the world is a dark place. Without the Way, the Truth, and the Life, the world is a dying place. It is you, the vessel, who carries out God's plan here on earth. Just as the coach is in charge and depends on his players, God is sovereign and depends on you. This is not a cliché, it is truth. That's why we concern ourselves with government, organizations, people and the world around us in general.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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Classic Hymns


"Praise the Lord, O my soul." (Psalm 146:1)


When peace, like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, It is well, it is well, with my soul.


It is well, with my soul,
It is well, with my soul,
It is well, it is well, with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ has regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul.


My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought! My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more, Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!


For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live: If Jordan above me shall roll, No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.


But, Lord, 'tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait, The sky, not the grave, is our goal; Oh trump of the angel! Oh voice of the Lord! Blessèd hope, blessèd rest of my soul!


And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight, The clouds be rolled back as a scroll; The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend, Even so, it is well with my soul.



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Words:Ho­ra­tio G. Spaf­ford, 1873.

Melody: Phil­ip P. Bliss, 1876

The tune is named af­ter the ship on which Spaf­ford's child­ren per­ished, the S.S. Ville de Havre. Iron­ic­al­ly, Bliss him­self died in a tra­gic train wreck short­ly af­ter writ­ing this mu­sic.

About the Hymn:

This hymn was writ­ten af­ter two ma­jor trau­mas in Spaf­ford's life. The first was the great Chi­ca­go Fire of Oc­to­ber 1871, which ru­ined him fi­nan­cial­ly (he had been a weal­thy bus­i­ness­man). Short­ly af­ter, while cross­ing the At­lan­tic, all four of Spaf­ford's daugh­ters died in a col­li­sion with an­o­ther ship. Spaf­ford's wife Anna sur­vived and sent him the now fa­mous tel­e­gram, "Saved alone." Sev­er­al weeks lat­er, as Spaf­ford's own ship passed near the spot where his daugh­ters died, the Ho­ly Spir­it in­spired these words. They speak to the eter­nal hope that all be­liev­ers have, no mat­ter what pain and grief be­fall them on earth.

Signs and Wonders

Snowfall of the century:

Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow

Feb. 4, 2018

Heavy wet snow, strong winds and freezing rain are battering Russian capital Moscow since Saturday, February 3, 2018, damaging homes, trees and power lines, and causing hazardous driving conditions. At least one person has been killed and 5 injured as of Sunday morning, February 4. While the situation across the region is expected to worsen today, local media are already describing the event as 'snowfall of the century.' Meteorologists have appropriately dubbed it "Arctic invasion."

Around 2 000 trees were downed across the city on Saturday alone as the storm dropped over half of Moscow's monthly precipitation within 24 hours.

As of Sunday morning, more than 43 cm (16.92 inches) of snow fell on the city and was still falling, the Russian national meteorological service reported. This is the heaviest 24-hour snow in Moscow since records began.

(Source: The Watchers)
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"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

Second Lady Karen Pence: How Music, Art Therapy is Healing Military Members

(Washington, DC)-This week, I had the pleasure of speaking at the Creative Forces Arts and Military Conference in Killeen, Texas. There, I spoke before a crowd of military service members, vets, community art leaders, and experts in the creative arts therapies field about the value of arts therapies in healing the invisible wounds of war. The Creative Forces: NEA Military Healing Arts Network plays an important role in forging connections between the clinics and installations at each of the Creative Forces sites and the local community to develop arts programs for military personnel, veterans, and families.

After delivering remarks, I traveled to Fort Hood where I met with people trained in art and music therapy. Peter Buotte is an art therapist. He shared an example of a memory box a service member made near the end of his art therapy treatment. This infantry soldier had served for 14 years, and the outside of the box reflected his work and experience in the military. The inside of the box contained nine dog tags-one to represent each of the nine friends he lost. A flashlight illuminates the tags to help shine a spotlight on the lives of the soldier's friends. Today, this soldier has made a lot of progress and currently is training military dogs.

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