Someone asked me today if I had heard the rumor that Barak Obama would be sworn into office on the Quran. Here is the AP Story.
Obama chooses Lincoln’s Bible for inauguration
WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama will use the same Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used for his swearing in.
Obama will be the first president since Lincoln to use that Bible, part of the collection of the Library of Congress.
“President-elect Obama is deeply honored that the Library of Congress has made the Lincoln Bible available for use during his swearing-in,” Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive DirectorEmmett Beliveau said in a statement Tuesday.
Obama is also tracing the train route that Lincoln took and holding a welcome event at the Lincoln Memorial ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration.
The burgundy velvet Bible with gilded edges was purchased and inscribed by William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the Supreme Court.
It will be on display at the Library of Congress Feb. 12 to May 9 as part of an exhibition titled “With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition.” The exhibit will then travel to five other American cities — Sacramento, Calif., Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta, and Omaha, Neb. — in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln’s birth on Feb. 12, 1809.
On the Net:
Library of Congress: http://www.loc.gov
Starting an Adoption Fund at Your Church
While many families have room in their hearts and homes for a child, they all too often become discouraged and do not answer the call to adopt due to monetary concerns. Though we have assisted hundreds of families with financial grants and will continue to do so, the need for grants far surpasses any one organization’s ability to provide. We cannot do this alone and implore you to begin a ministry of support in your church or local community for families who are called to adopt.
This web channel will take you step-by-step through the process of beginning your own adoption assistance fund. In an effort to help “jump-start” a fund, we will even match the amount, up to $2,500, of the first grant given by qualified church adoption funds.
Prayerfully consider beginning such a ministry. We are confident you will be blessed and awed as you join God in His Kingdom work of “building bridges” to connect waiting orphans with loving families.
Click the link to learn more.
When Misty and I were married two years ago we attended The Church of The Good Shepherd on that following Sunday morning. The pastor is Talbot Davis and I have great respect for his ministry there. I was reading his blog yesterday and this post was just outstanding. I include that post here and his blog address so that you might enjoy his messages as well.
Monday December 22, 2008
Here is a Great New Study Bible you should look at. Someone just asked about a Bible as a Christmas Gift and I thought of this one. I don’t have this one but would love to some day get a copy.
I am terrible about taking pictures these days and I could not find one of mom and dad but they are the best in the world.
So Many Little Ones, So Many Teens, Have No One!
We will be celebrating Jesus Christ this Sunday night at 6:30pm. SouledOut will be playing and Alex Wood will bring the message. Don’t miss this one!
- 40 Day Devotional Inspired by Harry Denman
- 40 Day Fasting Journal
- 90 Days to reading the New Testament
- Adoption Foster Care
- Bible Study
- Celebrate Recovery
- Eternal Life
- First UMC Hillsville
- Holston Challenge 2010
- Hope for the Children of Sudan
- Logos Bible Study Software
- Out Of The Box
- Resurrection 2009
- Smith Family
- Take your best shot
- Tech Stuff
- United Methodist Church