Dec 28 2011

From Flooding to Water of Life

Reflecting on 2011 this week, so far we have looked at Joplin's devastation and restoration as well as Gabrielle Giffords amazing story of love and strength.  Today we remember the horrible tragedy that took place back in March when an 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.  Villages, towns, cities, ports, boats and houses were destroyed.  Lives were lost and all of Japan was impacted.

Although there was so much destruction something great took place.  Several people and organizations stepped up, came together, just to help.  Among the organizations was World Vision, Compassion International and Convoy of Hope.  These organizations helped create several relief effort needs with fundraising, sending people and supplies.  It was amazing to see so many organizations come together to support one tragic cause.  We asked you to pray for everyone impacted by this tragic event and you stepped up in a big way.

"'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,' says the Lord who has compassion on you." --Isaiah 54:12

In 2011 we discovered that every day over 4,000 children are dying of water-related diseases due to unclean drinking water.  We took this cause head on with Compassion's Water of Life, a safe water system that protects a child from life-threatening diseases for life.  With your help we were able to send out several thousand Water of Life systems.  It was a great moment for us in 2011 to see your response to such a great need.

We have shared two more of our highlights of 2011.  Share your highlight or your personal moment with us here or on Facebook.

Thank you for making 2011 such a great year, looking forward to what God is doing in 2012.   

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Dec 20 2011

Dog Gone It

Yahoo! Shine got an advance peek at this year's most popular dog names list:

Most popular canine names for females

1. Bella

2. Lucy

3. Molly

Most popular Canine names for males

1. Max

2. Buddy

3. Charlie

Sneak Peak: Top Dog Names of 2011. Shine from YAHOO!

Your supermarket shares much in common with your county fair. Roll your cart down the aisles and you’ll be assaulted by bright lights, enticing smells, and row upon row of shameless hucksterism (“9 vitamins and minerals! Everyone’s a winner!”)

Eat This, Not That: Surviving the supermarket. TODAY

hose baby changing stations found in public bathrooms often look a little suspect when it comes to cleanliness. But of all the things you might imagine would be mucking up the surface, probably cocaine didn’t cross your mind.

Baby changing stations: Convenient for swapping diapers -- or doing a line. TODAY

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Dec 19 2011

My Friend Tommy

Well today is Make A Difference Monday! There are LOTS of opportunities to Make A Difference during the Holidays... Tell me what have you done, Or What you're going to do! I want to share your great ideas on the radio!

Who was named best-mannered? TODAY

Stress-less holidays: Help for fractured families. TODAY

Finally! An app to help the truly fashion-challenged. TODAY

‘Life-threatening’ storm to slam Southwest, plains. TODAY

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