Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Preach the world.

Posted: 21 Mar 2012 01:02 AM PDT
By Vonette Bright
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Mark 16:15
daily devotional onlineSusie had never heard about Jesus in her home country.
But she moved without her husband to the United States to attend graduate school.  A student involved in Campus Crusade for Christ befriended her and shared the story of Jesus.  Within weeks, Susie gave her life to Christ through prayer.  But her husband was in their home country and still unaware of Jesus.
Susie was attending a Christian meeting, learning how to share her faith, when her husband called.  She held up the phone so he could hear the worship and praise songs.  That night, they talked about Jesus.  Her husband prayed over the phone to receive Christ!
Dear friend, the Bible encourages you to tell others about Jesus whenever and wherever you can.  Long distance, or right next door, take advantage of every opportunity God gives you.
Sharing God’s love:
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Friday, March 16, 2012

Nick Vujicic and Kanae Got married March 2012.

He must have been thinking of me!

On this side of Heaven the two greatest decisions one could ever make are following Christ and secondly, marrying. Both decisions bring profound blessings. And now, praise God, He has indeed blessed me with my beautiful, new wife, Kanae.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer.

Helen Adams Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia, Alabama. Her family lived on a homestead, Ivy Green,[4] that Helen's grandfather had built decades earlier.[5] Helen's father, Arthur H. Keller,[6] spent many years as an editor for the Tuscumbia North Alabamian and had served as a captain for the Confederate Army.[5] Helen's paternal grandmother was the second cousin of Robert E. Lee.[7] Helen's mother, Kate Adams,[8] was the daughter of Charles Adams.[9] Though originally from Massachusetts, Charles Adams also fought for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, earning the rank of brigadier-general.[7]

Helen Keller was not born blind and deaf; it was not until she was 19 months old that she contracted an illness described by doctors as "an acute congestion of the stomach and the brain", which might have been scarlet fever or meningitis. The illness did not last for a particularly long time, but it left her deaf and blind. At that time, she was able to communicate somewhat with Martha Washington,[11] the six-year-old daughter of the family cook, who understood her signs; by the age of seven, she had over 60 home signs to communicate with her family.
In 1886, her mother, inspired by an account in Charles Dickens' American Notes of the successful education of another deaf and blind woman, Laura Bridgman, dispatched young Helen, accompanied by her father, to seek out Dr. J. Julian Chisolm, an eye, ear, nose, and throat specialist in Baltimore, for advice.[12] He subsequently put them in touch with Alexander Graham Bell, who was working with deaf children at the time. Bell advised the couple to contact the Perkins Institute for the Blind, the school where Bridgman had been educated, which was then located in South Boston. Michael Anaganos, the school's director, asked former student Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired and only 20 years old, to become Keller's instructor. It was the beginning of a 49-year-long relationship, Sullivan evolving into governess and then eventual companion.
Anne Sullivan arrived at Keller's house in March 1887, and immediately began to teach Helen to communicate by spelling words into her hand, beginning with "d-o-l-l" for the doll that she had brought Keller as a present. Keller was frustrated, at first, because she did not understand that every object had a word uniquely identifying it. In fact, when Sullivan was trying to teach Keller the word for "mug", Keller became so frustrated she broke the doll.[13] Keller's big breakthrough in communication came the next month, when she realized that the motions her teacher was making on the palm of her hand, while running cool water over her other hand, symbolized the idea of "water"; she then nearly exhausted Sullivan demanding the names of all the other familiar objects in her world.
Due to a protruding left eye, Keller was usually photographed in profile. Both her eyes were replaced in adulthood with glass replicas for "medical and cosmetic reasons".[14]

   Keller with Anne Sullivan vacationing at Cape Cod in July 1888