Friday, December 16, 2011

Looking Up, Hop Off the Bus Gus, -and- The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

In the News Today
  • Looking Up - An avalanche of more than 100 apples rained down over a main road in Keresley, Coventry on Monday night
  • Hop Off the Bus Gus - Detroit-area schools closed after bus batteries stolen
  • The Grinch Who Stole Christmas - Westford students told to leave the Christmas cookies at home

    Technology in the News Today
  • 'Free Shipping Friday' Kicks Off Last-Minute Shopping Season
  • Fox Offering Free Avatar Extras to Encourage Digital Sales
  • Google Patents 'Landing Strip' for Self-Driving Cars

    Born on this Day in History: December 16, 1775 - One of the most celebrated English authors, Jane Austen expressed the comedic manners and romances of middle-class life in England. Despite the fact that Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice and Emma garnered little praise during her lifetime, her brilliantly expressed social commentary cemented her historical importance. Many of her works have been portrayed on stage and screen.

    On this Day in History: December 16, 1977 - The pinnacle of the Disco era attained with the release of the polyester-clad film Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta.

    Scripture of the Day

    Words of Jesus of the Day

    "Love your Enemies":

    43 You have heard that it was said, 'You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.'
    44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
    45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
    46 For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same?
    47 And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? (Matthew 5 : 43-47 - ESV)

    Video of the Day -

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