It’s a rescue some officer never imagined they would have to make but two Cincinnati police officers helped a tangled goose.
Most of us dial 911, but this time it was a peck that caught the attention of Sgt. James Givens.
But there was something more: when Givens eventually followed the goose, he found her gosling all tangled up in the string of a balloon.
“It isn’t going to live long because it was all around its neck, his feet, his body, and I didn’t want to get too close cause I heard they will attack you,” said Givens…. read more
lhwm notes: Sweet story!
Abu Omar (name changed for security reasons) had been a highly-respected religious scholar in the Middle East, teaching and preaching on the Koran, the Hadith and Sharia law in mosques and Islamic schools.
While he was travelling in an evening, he attended for evening prayers in a mosque on his way and came down to back home.
When he came to his car, he noticed a piece of paper stickered on the door glass. He took it out, entered the car, put on the light to read it. He read, “The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 6:23). It was a gospel tract.
He hotly tempered with anger and thrushed it and thrown it away. Then he took out his rifle from the dash board and got out of the car to look around to see the man who stickered it in his car. He found nobody…. read more
(March 19, 2017): Ibn Yakoobi was among the Muslim extremists who attacked those praying at an Assembly of Loving God (ALG) church of Bibles for Mideast in a central African country on Wednesday. .
The enraged assailants, armed with rods and swords, charged at those gathered and managed to demolish the church as believers gathered on the third day of a 21-day period of prayer and fasting.
At one point, Yakoobi attempted to kill Pastor Musthafa with his sword. As the original story relates, a massive warrior angel appeared, pulling the pastor to safety. When the church roof had been destroyed and a massive thunderstorm began to roar, a mysterious heavenly storm cloud kept the Christians dry and safe, yet pelted painful rain and hailstones on the attackers. [That whole story here: The storms of heaven in Africa: punishment for some, salvation for others]
Yakoobi was one of the more extreme and fanatic religious leaders of the local mosque, participating in all of its practices and activities. Yet neither he nor other locals, all Muslims, could deny the supernatural intervention of that day. While Yakoobi remained full of questions, many in the neighbourhood were softening in their attitudes towards Pastor Musthafa and the assembly, all former Muslims. Some, mostly women from neighbouring houses, had begun joining them for their prayer services over the next two days…. [read more]
Irena Sendler (née Krzyżanowska), also referred to as Irena Sendlerowa in Poland, nom de guerre “Jolanta” (15 February 1910 – 12 May 2008), was a Polish nurse, humanitarian, and social worker who served in the Polish Underground in German-occupied Warsaw during World War II, and was head of the children’s section of Żegota, the Polish Council to Aid Jews (Polish: Rada Pomocy Żydom), which was active from 1942 to 1945.
Assisted by some two dozen other Żegota members, Sendler smuggled approximately 2,500 Jewish children out of the Warsaw Ghetto and then provided them with false identity documents and shelter outside the Ghetto, saving those children from the Holocaust. With the exception of diplomats who issued visas to help Jews flee Nazi-occupied Europe, Sendler saved more Jews than any other individual during the Holocaust.… [read more]
His father was a Southern Baptist minister with Elvis sideburns. As the oldest of four, he dutifully attended church with his family in Tennessee.
“Around the age of seven I felt a leading to give my life to Jesus,” George Carneal recounts in his book,From Queer to Christ: My Journey Into the Light. After professing his faith in front of the congregation, his father baptized him.
Shy and effeminate, by fourth grade he was already being called names at school like “sissy,” “queer,” and “faggot.” He was picked last for sports teams. He preferred to hang out with the girls and jump rope or play jacks.
As he got older, bullying became a constant. “I even got teased about the way I walked and carried my books (close to my chest).” School became a matter of survival for him…. [read more]