Media Watch News Excerpts culled from select news and alt news websites.
Over the course of the summer, several in the congregation have been participating in a summer study series on the subject of prayer. I am grateful for each one who has taken time out of their schedule to participate, and it is my hope and prayer that each one’s prayer life has been enriched in some way as a result of learning some new things. In my humble opinion, prayer is the most powerful tool we have in our spiritual toolbox. I sometimes wonder, however, if it is sorely underused. We may think…
Join us on Sunday, Oct. 6
The Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church will hold its annual blessing of animals on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. in the Outdoor Chapel. The public and their pets are both welcome to attend.
Our church has been holding the Blessing of Animals on the first Sunday of October for the past 15 years. This year’s blessing will be conducted by our new ministers, the Revs. Priscilla Dreyman and Mary Jane O’Connor-Ropp.
Please keep all dogs on leashes.
The Outdoor Chapel is located on the trail at the far left corner of the church parking lot. The church is…
About Colonial Place Christian Church Blog
This is a BLOG for Colonial Place Christian Church in Richmond, Virginia. This is a web site for weekly sermons, for the occasional announcements, for inspirational tidbits throughout the week, and for connection with others of a like spiritual mind.
To say that I am ageless
Implies that age does not matter
Or should not matter
Or I should hope and pray that it does not matter.
As if aging is to be feared or avoided.
To be ageless means someone
Have erased the markers of events, emotions and experiences
That have uniquely shaped me,
That have left their indelible residue inside and outside
Of this container of middle-aged magic.
Not that any of those things define me.
But they belong to me.
They belong to the stories in my hands
To the songs in my thighs
To the laughter in my belly<br…
Monday September 23, 2019
BODNAR, Helen Louise (nee Proper) 1936-2019 – passed away at the Norfolk General Hospital, Simcoe on Monday, September 23rd, 2019 in her 84th year. Beloved wife of Bert Bodnar Sr. Loving mother of Bert Jr. (Christine) of Norwich. Cherished grandmother & great grandmother of Patrick (Kathryn), their son Matthew; Michael (Bethany) and Sophie Bodnar. Helen will be sadly missed by her siblings Ila Doyle of Vancouver, Pat Jacques of Simcoe, June Taylor (Dave) of Toronto, Rosemary Vanhooren of Simcoe, Sherry…
Guest post by William Merriman, Wesleyan Fellow
NOTE: William Merriman has joined the Christ Church staff as a Wesleyan Fellow. William grew up at Christ Church. He recently graduated from Sewanee and is now pursuing a master of arts in philosophy and apologetics at Asbury-Memphis. As a Wesleyan Fellow, William’s responsibilities are mostly with the Christ Church Young Adults Ministry. He will also assist in Serving & Outreach, formulating cultural apologetic curriculum for the church, and help Senior Pastor Shane Stanford with research and editing.
Jesus once said,…
I need a lawyer, or a foundation to take up this lawsuit. Let me know who is interested please…
This is my proposed lawsuit, against Facebook/Google and Social media, to make them abolish their algorithms, and any touching of any data, for the purpose of managing or manipulating it in any way, and just let the information superhighway completely alone. Be the host of Facebook for the world, and Google for the world, but don’t touch any searches or posts, or anyone connected to them. All users are to be left completely alone. Abolish all “community standards” or…
ADL, Antifa and Koch: Toxic Anti-Trump League
by Michelle Malkin
The Anti-Defamation League is a joke.
Once a respected civil rights organization dedicated to fighting extremism and hate against Jews, the ADL lies in bed with violent antifa extremists and perpetuates hate against political opponents. The “progressive” group is now a brazenly partisan character assassination outfit headed by Jonathan Greenblatt, a Clinton/Obama operative and former George Soros-funded operative, whose contempt for President Donald Trump trumps all.
CHICAGO — The presiding bishop and Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) have issued a letter to President Trump urging the administration to restore funding to Augusta Victoria Hospital (AVH) and other…
French President Emmanuel Macron led a national tribute Tuesday to the four police employees slain in last week’s knife attack in Paris, calling them “victims of Islamic terrorism.”
At a ceremony at the police headquarters where they were stabbed to death in last Thursday’s bloody rampage, a solemn Macron endured drizzle as he paid homage to the three police officers and one police administrator killed by their own colleague, a 45-year-old deaf technology administrator and Muslim convert.
“They had made the choice to wear the uniform, to devote their lives to protecting others.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A Nebraska judge has imprisoned an Iowa man who authorities say was driving drunk when his pickup truck rammed into a sports car in north Omaha, fatally injuring two other Iowa men.
Mobile app monetization firm YouAppi says app retargeting and reengagement campaigns can create a 70% improvement in the number of users coming back, particularly for ecommerce apps.
That’s important for app marketers to know, with 77 days to go in the holiday selling season (yes, I suppose ecommerce people are thinking about that already).
Data from mobile marketing platform YouAppi that analyzes shopping app retargeting and reengagement from Q4 2018 shows that these retention marketing ads can generate a significant increase in app usage and sales. In 2019, YouAppi is…
.- The Archbishop of Washington, D.C. exhorted Supreme Court justices to “rejoice” in the Holy Spirit at the annual Red Mass on Sunday in D.C.
In his homily, celebrant Archbishop Wilton Gregory noted that “Saint Luke wrote the passage that we just heard saying that Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit.”
“May each one of you rejoice in a spirit of integrity, courage, and wisdom each day of this new year of legal justice and human compassion,” he said to those in attendance, who included Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices…
Today’s release of macOS Catalina may reduce complaints from Mac iTunes users regarding Apple’s famously bloated media management and playback app, but for Windows users, the misery appears set to go on indefinitely. Sixteen years after iTunes debuted on PCs — a gesture then-Apple CEO Steve Jobs likened to “giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell” — the app shows no sign of leaving Microsoft’s platform, where it’s continuing to infuriate PC customers.
While Apple officially updated its iTunes web page today to steer Mac users towards macOS Catalina, which…
Barbie, er, I mean Ivanka Trump (sorry, all that plastic gets me confused sometimes) appeared on the Fox Business Network where Trish Regan asked her the softball question of what her thoughts were about her daddy abut to be impeached.
Ivanka’s well-scripted and well-rehearsed reply was to the effect that it was all about priorities, and how her Daddy’s priorities were about fighting for the American workers and to improve the life of every person living in this country.
Now, I could go on and write forever about the stagnant job growth, the shrinking of wages, all the layoffs…
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Oct 7 (Reuters) – Kroger Co said on Monday it would stop selling e-cigarettes at its stores and fuel centers, making it the latest U.S. supermarket chain to take the step amid growing regulatory scrutiny of the product.
The company said it would discontinue sales after selling through its current inventory and cited “mounting questions and increasingly-complex regulatory environment associated with these products” for its decision.
Kroger’s move comes a month after Walmart Inc said it would stop selling e-cigarettes and electronic nicotine delivery…
Sweden’s king has removed five of his grandchildren from the royal house.
The decision by King Carl XVI Gustaf means the children no longer have the title of royal highness and are not expected to perform official royal duties.
They will remain members of the royal family and retain their titles of…
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with sexually assaulting a bridesmaid from his wife’s bridal party two days before his wedding, according to police. The wedding went on as planned.
Danieal J. Carney allegedly assaulted a 29-year-old Oregon woman on Aug. 30 in a men’s locker room following a day of rafting and paddle boarding on the Delaware River near Smithfield Township, according to the criminal complaint.
The 28-year-old was arrested a month later on Oct. 3 and charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse of an unconscious person, simple assault and indecent assault,…
“The View” celebrated co-host Joy Behar’s birthday with a bastardized anti-Trump rendition of “Joy to The World” in another classic example of Trump Derangement Syndrome infecting network television.
To wrap up Monday’s show, comedian Mario Cantone appeared on stage with a piano to…
By 2013, when profits peaked, Murnikov says Danske’s Estonian bankers were told to process close to half a…
How might a two-armed robot go about accomplishing a task like opening a bottle? Invariably, it’ll need to hold the bottle’s base with one hand while grasping the cap with the other and twisting it off. That high-level sequence of steps is what’s known as a schema, and it’s thankfully uninfluenced by objects’ geometric and spatial states. As an added bonus, unlike reinforcement learning techniques that aim to solve tasks by learning a policy, schemas don’t require millions of examples ingested over the course of hours, weeks, or even months.
Recently, a team at Facebook…
Former Vice President Joe Biden is still getting the lion’s share of media coverage relative to other candidates, according to data from the TV News Archive, which splits cable news coverage across the three networks we monitor — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — into 15-second clips, and Media Cloud, a database of online news stories. Biden’s share of cable news clips and online news stories decreased from last week, but he was still mentioned more on cable news than every other candidate combined.
Much of the recent coverage of Biden emerged in response to news of President…