As she thought about readings she had completed for class and how to get her participation points, she thought, the Greeks had it right. She was standing in line to order her morning pick-me-up before class, surrounded by papier-mâché hearts in every variety of the colors red and pink, with a few white ones mixed in too. Six words - six! - for our one, she continued to think. Sometimes simplification is not a good thing. Just this morning, she witnessed the tenderness with which her parents profess their love, the casual way two friends say, “Love ya!” before heading in their separate directions, and the “love” that some girls professed after seeing the latest advertisement for the new rom-com coming out. And she herself, personally knew the all-all-encompassing love of Christ. Then again, maybe the Greeks were wrong. Maybe the love a person has for Christ, is the love they should be showing the rest of the world.
February 22, 2019
DAY 55: JOURNEY THROUGH THE BIBLE IN A YEAR
Focus Verses For Today: Isaiah 40:27-31
Take a few minutes to ask God to guide you through our journey of Isaiah 40-44 today. While you are talking with God share what’s on your mind. Pray for a friend. Pray for issues plaguing our society. Ask God for His direction. Now read Isaiah 40-44. Let’s journey together.
Chapter 40 of Isaiah begins with the prophecy of John the Baptist’s call for the children of Israel to repent of their sin and return to the worship of their God, the only true God.
This chapter tells that the children of Israel are weary waiting for God’s deliverance and of their continued failure to repent from their sinful ways. Our focus verse for today reminds His children who He is:
Updated: Monday, February 18, 2019 11:44 am EST
Billie (Billy) Wayne Coble is scheduled to be executed at 6 pm CST, on Thursday, February 28, 2019, at the Walls Unit of the Huntsville State Penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas. Seventy-year-old Billie is convicted of the murder of Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha and his parents Robert and Zelda Vicha, on August 29, 1989, in Axtell, Texas. Billies has spent the last 29 years on Texas’ death row.
Billie was born in Texas. He graduated from high school and had two years of higher education. Billie worked as an electrician prior to his arrest.
In July 1988, Billie Coble married his third wife, Karen Vicha. They lived across from Karen’s parents, Robert and Zelda Vicah, and down the road from Karen’s brother, Waco Police Sgt. Bobby Vicha. After one year marriage, Karen told Coble to move out and that she wanted a divorce. Coble attempted to persuade her numerous times to change her mind, including randomly calling her and showing up at her work place.
February 21, 2019
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During the Easter season, beginning March 21st, TFFCM will be releasing our new series on forgiveness. We pray that God will allow this series to clarify some misunderstandings believers may have on the topic of forgiveness. God’s command to you.
We hope you are enjoying our Journey series and that they are helping you with understand biblical concepts and topics along with providing a meaningful daily study tool in your quest to develop a deep relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Texas has scheduled the execution of Billie (Billy) Coble for February 28, 2019, at 6 p,m. CST.
Please pray for the family and friends of the victim, Karen Vicha, to help them through this difficult time as memories of her murder invade their peace once again. Pray for Billy’s salvation if he has not already made amends with the Lord.
May the Lord bestow His bountiful blessings on you unceasingly!
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In the United States of America, the month of February is Black History Month. It is a time to remember the achievements of men and women of color made throughout the history of this country. From a time of slavery to a time of freedom that did not really feel all that free, to a movement that would change the nation forever, men and women of color have played key roles in making a better quality of life for all mankind.
Daniel Hale Williams was born on January 18, 1856, five years before the outbreak of the Civil War. His childhood began in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania, as the son and fifth of seven children of an African-American barber and a Scots-Irish, African American mother. Around the age of nine, Daniel’s father died of tuberculosis and his mother, unable to support all the children, sent some to live with relatives.
Daniel became and apprentice to a shoemaker in Baltimore, Maryland. He became unhappy and ran away to his mother, who had moved to Rockford, Illinois. Daniel eventually followed his father’s footsteps, along with one of his five sister, opening a barbershop in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Daniel discovered his true passion after a move to Janesville, Wisconsin. While in Janesville, Daniel became fascinated by the local physician!
At the age of 20, Daniel became an apprentice for Dr. Henry Palmer, a surgeon, and then began studying at Chicago Medical Center. Upon graduating, Dr. Daniel Williams went into private practice in Chicago, Illinois. He was one of four black doctors in the city at the time.
Much of Chicago, and elsewhere in the United States, was still segregated, including hospitals, which would often refuse to hire black doctors and nurses and refuse to treat black patients. Dr. Williams dreamed of a better world; a world where doctors and nurses could be trained regardless of skin color, a world where all patients would be treated the same.
Daniel worked to achieve his dream. Fresh out of medical school, he opened his own practice, serving men and women, black and white. He rose in reputation and prominence, eventually being appointed to the Illinois State Board of Health in 1889. Dr. Williams went on to found the Provident Hospital and Training School for nurses. It became the first hospital in the country that had a nursing and intern program that hired African Americans. Dr. Williams even once taught Charlie Mayo, who went on to help create the world renowned Mayo Clinic!
February 22, 2019
IDPN 2019 Issue 08
Egypt: On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, nine men were executed in connection with the assassination of Hisham Barakat, the former prosecutor-general. The nine executed individuals were part of a group of 28, that were sentenced to death for the car bomb attack that targeted Hisham’s convoy in Cairo. Human right groups have decried the sentences and executions, arguing that the trials were unfair that the men were tortured into confessing.
India: Inmates Akshaya Patel and Kuldeep Panchat were convicted of the 2012 kidnapping and murder of four-and-half-year-old Maharsh (Bholu), the son of businessman. They were initially sentenced to death for the crime. The sentence has since been commuted to life in prison by the Gujarat High Court, who ruled that the case did not fall into the “rarest of the rare category.”
Fifty-year-old Jhaggar Yadav has been sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl in Dallirajhra. His death sentences was announced by Balod District and Session Judge Rajendra Pradham. Jhaggar’s case was determined to be the “worst of the worse,” making him eligible for the death penalty.