From THE NEW YORK TIMES:
President Obama warned President Hu Jintao that if China did not step up its pressure on North Korea, the United States would have to redeploy its forces in Asia to protect itself from a potential North Korean strike on American soil, a senior administration official said Thursday.
Tunisians have begun a three-day period of national mourning for those who died during the month-long uprising that overthrew longtime ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. According to the United Nations, about 100 people died during the upheaval that swept across the North African country.
Posted by Ormonde Plater at THROUGH THE DUST:
This has been a terrible week in metro New Orleans with twelve murders in all--one of a small tot and another of a young mother murdered in her bed with her child beside her (who remained unharmed), both hiding under the covers. Six murders occurred on Monday while we were celebrating the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King. Please pray for our city, the following victims, their families, and their murderers:
1/14 Titus Gooseberry 2 M Beaten Jefferson
1/15 Tyinell Carter 20 F Shot Orleans
1/15 Derrick Picard 15 M Shot Orleans
1/17 Felicia Hughes 32 F Shot Orleans
1/17 Kenan Breaud 36 M Shot Orleans
1/17 Erroll Meeks 19 M Shot Orleans
1/17 Devin Hutton 20 M Shot Orleans
1/17 Steven Powell 28 M Shot Orleans
1/17 Anthony Williams 18 M Shot Jefferson
1/18 Corey Blue 18 M Shot Orleans
1/18 Ricardo Gomez-Espinoza 35 M Shot Orleans (Died of wounds received 12/23)
1/20 Unidentified (this murder happened early this morning so no details except shot in Orleans Parish)
Please add my father to the prayer list.
He has been unwell, in addition to the dementia for a few months now, but a battery of tests have revealed nothing conclusive. Last Saturday he collapsed whilst out shopping and was taken to hospital. Again things have remained uncertain through the week until the appearance of substantial bruises les to a very specific blood test. He has this evening been diagnosed with Acquired Haemophilia and will be transferred to the haemotology unit at a local hospital in the morning where hopefully the internal bleeding will be brought under control.
Posted by MarkBrunson at
ENOUGH ABOUT ME: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY:
Unlike the urinary tract problem, which was immediately identifiable, this is still a bit of a mystery. Two different tests have definitively ruled out heart worms. There's no evidence of a hairball, and his g.i. tract is basically cleaned out. So, it's tests, right now.
If you can by donating something towards this little cat's tests please contact Mark direct via his blog.
Posted at DIOBETH NEWSPIN:
One of the privileges and joys of my ministry has been serving on the Moravian-Episcopal Dialogue for our national Church, which drafted the full communion proposal for our two Churches. So I am delighted to invite you to join in the celebration service inaugurating our full communion relationship on Thursday, February 10, at 6:00 p.m. at Central Moravian Church in Bethlehem. Our Presiding Bishop, Katharine Jefferts Schori will be the celebrant, joined by the heads of the Provincial Elders’ Conference of the Northern and Southern Provinces of the Moravian Church in America.
What is full communion? It is a way for denominations to come together without merging; acknowledging the fullness of the church in each other, working together for mission and ministry, and exchanging clergy.
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