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Luck

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I've heard people tell me, "If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all." But what if I told you the existence of 'luck' is as likely as the existence of "leprechauns"?

Resurrection 'Spin'

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goodnews“So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day”.   Matthew 28:15

If there is one issue that seems to be coming to me over and over lately, it is the “spin” that is being put on reality and life by the media. Sometimes I wake up and wonder if I can trust anything I hear and see anymore. There is so much distortion of reality by the media that it is frightening. The media “spin” has seemingly turned black into white, up into down, truth into error and right into wrong. Recently, I have begun to wonder what happened to my country. Am I alone in this thinking? How about you?

Renewing More Than License Plates

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freshstart290 I walk in the door and stare at what seems like hundreds of people either sitting slumped in folding chairs or standing in line waiting. I make my way through the crowd and pluck a number from the machine that stands defiantly in the middle of the lobby. I glance at the crumpled piece of paper in my hand that will decide my fate. I see the number 70 printed on the paper and compare it to the number 35 on the lighted board displaying the current number being served. It’s just another day at the Secretary of State’s office.

What's Behind the Recent Faith Based Movies

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doveIn 1990 Dick Rolfe began to provide a service for families that were disappointed in the lack of family-friendly films. “We were frustrated because we felt inadequate to make selections on behalf of our children and without watching the films themselves beforehand. And we didn’t trust the Motion Picture ratings; G, PG, PG-13 and R.” So Mr. Rolfe and several other parents started reviewing movies and assigning their own ratings to them and developed a content listing which included categories for sex, language, violence, drugs, nudity, and an “other” category which covered disrespectful attitudes, the occult, and any other familial concerns. This was the birth of The Dove Foundation. Today, The Dove Foundation’s Seal is easily recognizable on DVD packages in a variety of stores, in addition to providing reviews on major theatrical and DVD releases at their website, www.dove.org

Justina Pelletier

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From: TheBlaze.com

Linda and Lou Pelletier have been fighting for custody of their daughter since Feb. 14, 2013, when they were accused of medical child abuse and lost custody of her to DCF. At the root of the case is a disagreement about medical diagnoses. The Pelletiers had been treating Justina for mitochondrial disease, which a doctor at Tufts Medical Center diagnosed her with several years ago. Last February, doctors at a Connecticut hospital suggested the Pelletiers bring Justina to Boston Children’s to see a gastrointestinal specialist, who had recently transferred from Tufts, when she was experiencing complications from the flu.

At Boston Children’s however, the family said they were not seen by a gastrointestinal doctor but by physicians who ended up disagreeing with the mitochondrial disease diagnosis. The doctors at Boston Children’s said Justina had somatoform disorder, a psychiatric disorder that says the cause of her symptoms are in her head.

Justina Pelletier has been in the custody of the state since Feb. 14, 2013. Th family's next court date is March 17.

Justina Pelletier has been in the custody of the state since Feb. 14, 2013. Th family’s next court date is March 17.

The Pelletiers have been trying to regain custody and medical care of their daughter ever since. Boston Children’s Hospital and the Department of Children and Families have each declined to comment on the case.

Get involved:


Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS)
Health and Human Services

Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Olga Roche, Acting Commissioner
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 748-2000 operator
dcfcommissioner@state.ma.us

Boston Children's Hospital   
300 Longwood Avenue,
Boston, MA 02115    
888-851-8641  
800-355-7944

Wondering About Certain Trends Within The Church

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troubledChristians are taught to evaluate cultural trends, whether they be good or not so good and whether we can or should embrace or not embrace them.
It’s part of what I call the “In-the-World/Not-of-the-World Tension.” We live in the world yet God told us we should be different, not of the world in terms of worldview, values, attitudes, and behaviors (John 17).

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