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Home From A Mission Trip A Couple Find A Mission Field In Their Own Back Yard

Kevin and Mary Bode sold their home and used the proceeds to make a difference where they live. New Kensington is home to some of the poorest neighborhoods in Pennsylvania. 

"9Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, 10and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday. 11The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." (Isaiah 58:9-11)

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Maryland's General Assembly Considers Death With Dignity Legislation

The "Culture of Death" raises it's ugly head, this time in Maryland. Similar to the abortion movement disguising the killing of babies with the more palatable phrase of "Women's Choice", "Death With Dignity" is the rallying cry for those who want euthanasia legalized. Dust off Dr. Jacks death machine Maryland, his legacy marches on.

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Attachment: Other states have pioneered death with dignity Maryland should follow suit The Washington Post.pdf

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"Same Kind of Different as Me" Movie Review

Movie Recommendation With Two High Thumbs Up: “Same Kind of Different as Me.” This is a remarkable, faith-based movie (though, with a PG-13 rating and containing mature themes, is not suitable for children). The fact that such a good movie got a 33% rating from Rotten Tomatoes speaks to the larger divide in our society right now (and why this blog exists): that subjects of faith cannot be fairly and objectively evaluated by folks of the secular persuasion. Based on a true story and the bestselling book of the same name, “Same Kind of Different as Me” testifies to the transformative power of faith. Starring Greg Kinnear as art dealer Ron Hall, he must befriend Denver, a dangerous homeless man, in order to save his failing marriage to believer Debbie (Renee Zellweger), whose dreams lead the trio on a life-changing journey. I won’t give away the ending but it’s powerful, inspirational and reveals a fundamental biblical truth: that you must lose your life to find it. 

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