19 June, 2011

Every Kid Deserves a Summer Vacation

As a rural dweller, I know how difficult it is to teach city folks about rural living, about the wide-open prairies, the proximity to animals, and the beauty of our pristine natural resources.

Unfortunately, many urban children can only see nature on television or in the concrete and iron confines of a local zoo. Children who don't experience the natural environment often don't understand how and why conservation of our precious natural resources affects all of us.

The Fresh Air Fund hosts inner-city children who spend their summer vacations on farms and in rural areas. The fund needs the support of volunteers, host families, and adequate funding to provide a unique and unforgettable experience for urban children.

Remember those lazy days of summer, pickup baseball games, fishing in the creek, and grilled hot dogs eaten in the shade of grandma's giant oak tree? You can share those memories with an inner-city child. Consider donating or volunteering today.

01 April, 2011

More from my mobile life

I'm at the Grand Island Public Library reading The Nation and listening to a Spanish-language feed for the Diamondbacks-Rockies game on my Android. Very cool.
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24 March, 2011

Obama Honors Slain El Salvadoran Archbishop


El Salvador, then and now

20 March, 2011

Rest for the Weary

Come To me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. -- Matthew 11:28 (NRSV)

Please Lord, be quick! We are getting worn out.

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St Paul Weighs in on Weak v Strong

But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong -- 1 Corinthians 1:27 (NIV)

Greed is weak. And greed will be the downfall of the ultra rich. However, the working class must guarantee that politicians will not all the rich to fail and have the negative consequences fall solely on the shoulders of the working class this time.

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14 March, 2011

Wisconsin Bank Closes Doors to Avoid Union Pension Fund Run

Wisconsin’s M&I Bank Fears Bank Run By Union Supporters, Shuts Doors

Even when obviously wrong, the banks run away. Backed the wrong horse, eh?
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13 March, 2011

Prayers for Japan

Paul Coehlo's blog is a good place to start.

12 March, 2011

Isaiah 58:9-14

Thus says the LORD:
If you remove from your midst oppression,
false accusation and malicious speech;
If you bestow your bread on the hungry
and satisfy the afflicted;
Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,
and the gloom shall become for you like midday;
Then the LORD will guide you always
and give you plenty even on the parched land.
He will renew your strength,
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring whose water never fails.
The ancient ruins shall be rebuilt for your sake,
and the foundations from ages past you shall raise up;
“Repairer of the breach,” they shall call you,
“Restorer of ruined homesteads.”If you hold back your foot on the sabbath
from following your own pursuits on my holy day;
If you call the sabbath a delight,
and the LORD’s holy day honorable;
If you honor it by not following your ways,
seeking your own interests, or speaking with malice
Then you shall delight in the LORD,
and I will make you ride on the heights of the earth;
I will nourish you with the heritage of Jacob, your father,
for the mouth of the LORD has says the LORD:
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Fight on, union brothers and sisters. You are the last bulwark of the middle class in America.

Psalm of the Day March 12, 2011

Who will rise up for me against the wicked?
Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?
Psalms 94:16 (NIV)

"Thou Shalt have no other gods before Me"

This is the time for all Christians to stand up for truth and justice, to expose those hypochristrians who worship money and power over God.

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26 February, 2011

God's Promise of Comfort

Dedicated to my union brothers and sisters, as we confront Satan's henchmen:

For the LORD has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his suffering ones -- Isaiah 49:1-7