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WHISNews21 Prayer Line and thoughts for this Thursday ending April 11, By Marty Martel..
Please continue to keep in your prayers Jeanette Scott who is on the Board of Directors of our R.O.P.E. organization. She is going thru some health issues and our prayer lines are needed for her. She has asked me to thank everyone for your thoughts and prayer as she knows that they are being heard.
Also I ask your prayers for my lady Julie. Yesterday was a sad day for her. With the advice of the veterinarian, she had to put one of her horses to sleep due to medical problems. His name was Skip and he was very close to Julie. Julie is head of the Equine Program at Currey Ingram Private School. She is going through the sadness as I did when I had to make the decision to put my special friend Nina to sleep. As we all know, it is not an easy thing for us to do and it weighs heavy on our minds when we have to make a decision to say goodbye to one of our animal friends, especially when they are so much a part of our lives. Julie loves her animals and she is having a difficult time accepting the loss of Skip. Please ask for prayers that the Good Lord will guide her through this sad time. Thank you.
FROM TRAGEDY TO TRIUMPH: From tragedy to triumph can be the story of our life; For life’s trials, we must go through our share of toil and strife. But we can be the victors, our faith can take us through To soaring heights of victory He’s prepared for me and you. So, friend of God, do not despair when valleys you must face; Remember that He’s with you and we’re saved by His grace. Someday all trials will vanish, never more to us appear, If we’ll believe His promises and to His Word adhere. We’ll live with him in glory in mansions built for us, His blessing to enjoy if we in Him will trust – Helen Gleason
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LEE GREENWOOD: AMERICAN PATRIOT SPOTLIGHT EXHIBITION TO OPEN AT THE COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 11, 2013) – The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum will unveil a special spotlight exhibit dedicated to singer Lee Greenwood on May 10. Lee Greenwood: American Patriot, which will be located within the museum’s permanent exhibit on the third floor, will incorporate costumes and other artifacts spanning Greenwood’s 50 years of musical activity. The exhibition will run through April 25, 2014. Lee Greenwood: American Patriot traces the artist’s personal and professional life from his musical childhood in California to his award-winning music career. The exhibit also places a special focus on Greenwood’s most beloved song, “God Bless the USA,” and his work with military and veterans organizations. Melvin Lee Greenwood was born October 27, 1942, and raised by his grandparents on their farm near Sacramento, California. He learned to play piano and saxophone as a child and quickly became a skilled entertainer. By the time he graduated from high school, Greenwood had learned to play most of the instruments in the school band. In the early 1960s, Greenwood began working the Nevada casino lounge circuit. In 1979, Larry McFadden, Mel Tillis’s bandleader, heard Greenwood perform. McFadden arranged for Greenwood to record some demo sessions in Nashville, and that break led to Greenwood’s recording contract with MCA Records in 1981 and his work with producer Jerry Crutchfield. Greenwood scored 20 Top Ten hits between 1983 and 1990. Among them were the chart-toppers “Somebody’s Gonna Love You,” “Going, Going, Gone” and “Dixie Road.” He has earned numerous industry awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year for the Academy of Country Music (1983), Male Vocalist of the Year from the Country Music Association (1983 and 1984) and a Grammy for Top Male Vocal Performance in 1985 for “I.O.U.” He also took home the 1985 CMA Song of the Year award for “God Bless the USA.” This year marks the 30th anniversary of “God Bless the USA.” Composed in 1983, it became a Top Ten country hit for Greenwood in 1984. The tune is one of America’s most popular and recognizable patriotic songs, thanks, in part, to its popularity during the 1991 Persian Gulf War and during the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America. For his patriotic songs and his work with the armed forces, including more than 30 USO tours, Greenwood has been honored with the prestigious National Patriot’s Award, presented by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society. In November 2008, President George W. Bush appointed Greenwood to a six-year term as a council member on the National Endowment for the Arts. In the mid-1990s, Greenwood began performing almost daily at the Lee Greenwood Theater in Sevierville, Tennessee. The residency lasted five years. Since then, he continues to tour, record and write new material. His latest EP, I Want to Be in Your World, was released in 2011 for Tate Music Group. He also devotes substantial time to numerous charitable causes.
Among the artifacts on display in Lee Greenwood: American Patriot are:
Spotlight exhibits are narratives that supplement themes or aspects of the museum’s core exhibition, Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music. These short-term, informal displays either provide a closer look at a particular person, group or aspect of country music, or spotlight recently donated items or special anniversaries. Rotated often, spotlight exhibits also offer a glimpse into the museum’s unique collection, which includes recorded discs, historical photographs, films and videotapes; thousands of posters, books, songbooks, periodicals and sheet music; personal artifacts such as performers’ instruments, costumes and accessories; and more. Other current spotlight exhibits focus on ABC’s Nashville, Garth Brooks, Jack Greene, Minnie Pearl, Hargus “Pig” Robbins, Connie Smith and Dottie West. Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
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As the debate over gun control legislation rages in Congress, the pro-guns testimony of 15-year-old Sarah Merkle has gone viral, with conservatives jumping to promote a new, fresh face for gun owner rights.
Merkle, a high school sophomore from Maryland, spoke out against gun control laws in front of the Maryland State Legislature in March, Today.com notes. In a concise, 3-minute argument, Merkle said the proposed legislation would not prevent violence.
“Ever since I first learned how to shoot, the issue with gun violence around the nation became clear — guns are not the problem, people are,” Merkle told the lawmakers. “Purging our society of violence and murder cannot be done by gun control legislation.”
The teen, who is secretary of the Maryland Rifle Club and a life-long sport shooter, also said “guns are not needed for mass murder, and robbing American citizens over rights to own them won’t solve anything.”
Merkle added that the proposed laws would stop her from attending college on a shooting scholarship.
ABC News notes that Maryland’s “Firearm Safety Act of 2013,” a provision regarding interstate transportation of weapons, could make it harder for Merkle to practice shooting at a range in Delaware.
While Merkle’s testimony will probably not influence Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is expected to soon sign the gun measure into law, it has made her a budding star among conservative bloggers and gun rights advocates.
YouTube video of the teen’s testimony has racked up more than 2.5 million views in the ensuing weeks. The clip also has garnered 16,000-plus comments.
On Sunday, Merkle told the Washington Times that she was glad her video was getting attention, if only to bring more awareness to the issue.
“The biggest part of this is that the pro-gun, Second Amendment argument is getting publicity,” Merkle said. “I like that it actually got out there, and not just because it’s me, but because it’s the argument.”
On Tuesday, Merkle also made an appearance on Fox News program “Hannity.” Host Sean Hannity praised Merkle for understanding that gun control wouldn’t have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy.
“Here you are, 15-years-old, you get that,” he said, asking why did she think the massacre was being “used as an issue to control people’s guns.”
“I don’t understand what they’re doing, they are criminalizing law abiding citizens,” Merkle replied.
She also told him that she thought the AR-15 rifle — the weapon used by Newtown shooter Adam Lanza — is actually one of the most effective weapons for self-defense. The AR-15 is much more accurate, and much easier to fire, Merkle said, especially for children or people with smaller frames.
Merkle told the Washington Times that her high profile comments have also attracted some less-than-positive feedback, including pretty nasty threats, but she said she remains committed to the cause.
“I’m not going to stop fighting on this just because some people disagree with me,” she said.
A Student Who Obtained 0% On An Exam He should have given him 100% for his wit!!!*
Q1. In which battle did Napoleon die?
* his last battle*
Q2. Where was the Declaration of Independence signed?
* at the bottom of the page*
Q3. River Ravi flows in which state?
Q4. What is the main reason for divorce?
Q5. What is the main reason for failure?
Q6. What can you never eat for breakfast?
* Lunch & dinner*
Q7. What looks like half an apple?
*The other half*
Q8. If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?
*It will simply become wet*
Q9. How can a man go eight days without sleeping ?
*No problem, he sleeps at night.*
Q10. How can you lift an elephant with one hand?
*You will never find an elephant that has only one hand..*
Q11. If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in other hand, what would you have ?
*Very large hands*
Q12. If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?
* No time at all, the wall is already built.*
Q13. How can u drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?
*Any way you want, concrete floors are very hard to crack.*
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I am with you and for you, your constant Companion and Provider. The question is whether you are with Me and for Me. Though I never leave you, you can essentially “leave” Me by ignoring Me: thinking or acting as if I am not with you.When you feel distance in our relationship, you know where the problem lies. My Love for you is constant;I am the same yesterday, today, and forever. It is you who change like shifting sand, letting circumstances toss you this way and that.
When you feel far from Me, whisper My Name. This simple act, done in childlike faith, opens your heart to My Presence. Speak to Me in love-tones; prepare to receive My Love, which flows eternally from the cross. I am delighted when you open yourself to My loving Presence.
“I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” —Genesis 28:15
What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us? —Romans 8:31
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. —Hebrews 13:8