September 17, 2012

Scripture for Today

Most vulnerable casualty of DC tax battle may be orphans, foster kids – This tax credit has been a huge help and incentive for those adopting.

Values Voter Summit Highlights Abortion, Adoption Link

Rick Warren Says There Are No “Accidental Children” at “Celebrate Life” Event

Training a Child – A devotion from Pastor Ken Klaus.

Are we nicer than God? – “For some, the essence of Christianity consists of ‘being nice’ to everyone. But is it really a Christian virtue?”

Danish nurseries offer free childcare so parents can make more babies

When Planned Parenthood Attacks – Interview by Melissa Steffan – “Karen Handel speaks about the intense fire she faced during the abortion provider’s funding feud with the Susan G. Komen foundation.”

Heart Like Mine – Rev. Dr. Russell D. Moore comments on Miranda Lambert’s recent hit song.

Here is a little history lesson from the “American Minute with Bill Federer” for September 16:

September 16, 1620, according to the Gregorian Calendar, 102 passengers set sail on the Pilgrims’ ship, Mayflower.

Their 66-day journey of 2,750 miles encountered storms so rough the beam supporting the main mast cracked and was propped back in place with “a great iron screw.”

One youth, John Howland, was swept overboard by a freezing wave and rescued. His descendants include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Humphrey Bogart, Franklin D. Roosevelt and George W. Bush.

During the Pilgrims’ voyage, a man died and a mother gave birth.

Intending to land in Virginia, they were blown off-course.

Of their landing, Governor William Bradford wrote:

“Being thus arrived in a good harbor, and brought safe to land, they fell upon their knees and blessed the God of Heaven who had brought them over the vast and furious ocean, and delivered them from all the perils and miseries thereof, again to set their feet on the firm and stable earth, their proper element.”

Though half died that first bitter winter, Governor William Bradford wrote:

“Last and not least, they cherished a great hope and inward zeal of laying good foundations…for the propagation and advance of the gospel of the kingdom of Christ in the remote parts of the world.”