Tuesday, March 24, 2009





Love completes each other.

If two lie down together they keep warm, but how can one be warm alone? Ecclesiastes 4:11

God creates marriage by taking a man and a woman and uniting them as one. And although love must be willing to act alone if necessary, it is always better when it is not just a solo performance. Love can function on its own if there is no other way, but there is a “more excellent way”. And love dares not to stop loving before it gets there.

The effctiveness of your marriage is dependent upon both of you working together. Loe realizes that God put you together on purpose. And though sometimes you may wind up disagreeing with your spouse’s perspecitives, you should still give their views respect and strong consideration. This honors God’s design for your relationship and guards the oneness He intends.

Joined together, you are greater than your independent part. You need each other. You complete each other.

TODAY’S DARE: Recognize that your spouse is integral to your future success. Let them know today that you desire to include them in your upcoming decisions, and that you need their perspective, and counsel. If you have ignored their input in the past, admit your oversight and ask them to forgive you.


Domino's Pizza founder Tom Monaghan was born on this day in 1937. And wouldn't you know it? He was delivered in under 30 minutes.

Domino's delivers 400 million pizzas a year (2007) that's a pizza (and an extra slice) for every man, woman and child in the United States - or more then 1 million pizzas a day.

Domino's drivers cover 9 million miles each week in the U.S. alone. That's about 37 trips to the moon every week. (I wonder who actually crunched the numbers to come up with this!)

• In 1960, brothers Tom and James Monaghan borrowed $500 and purchased 'DomiNick's' pizza in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

• In 1961, James traded his half of the business to Tom for a Volkswagen Beetle.

• In 1965, Tom renamed the business 'Domino's Pizza, Inc.'

• In 1967 the first franchised Domino's Pizza store opened in Yipsilanti.

• In 2006, Domino's opened its 8,000th store in Huntley, Illinois and its 3,000th international store in Panama City, Panama.

1996: The new U.S. $100 bill went into circulation.

On this date in 1776, George Washington received the first medal awarded by the U.S. Congress. Congress is very generous in awarding medals. The only things that outnumber the medals Congress gives to citizens are the pay raises they give themselves.

Today is Global Understanding Day, a day to try to understand why foreigners act the way they do. So go ahead, call Osama bin Laden and tell him you understand.
That number is 1-800-NUT-CASE.

Today is Waffle Day in Sweden. But hey, I say we can share that holiday..so bring on the waffles!!

On this day in 1954 in Bloomington, Indiana, RCA began producing the first television sets equipped to receive color programs. Today's sets, of course, are even equipped to receive off-color programs.

Today is Cagney & Lacey Day. The TV show debuted on March 25, 1982, starring Meg Foster as Chris Cagney and Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey. Sharon Gless took over the Cagney role after the first season. In the original TV movie, Loretta Swit played Cagney.

Cagney and Lacy not only caught the bad guys, they kept their clothes on.!!

1985: Stevie Wonder won an Academy Award for "I Just Called to Say I Love You."

On this day in 1991 seven Academy Awards went to the movie "Dances With Wolves."

In The News…..

In a study released this week: Human mental abilities begin to decline at age 27. This explains why the average age of radio DJs is 28.

It is true….Harrison Ford got engaged to Calista Flockhart over the weekend. This is the first time six carats doesn’t mean her lunch.

CORRECTION FROM TUESDAY’S SHOW: Winne did NOT marry Bruce Willis…Danika McKellar married composer Michael Verta. Emma Hemming married Bruce Willis!!! “Winnie Coopers” reputation is still in good standing!!!

Married: late-night talk show host DAVID LETTERMAN and his longtime girlfriend, REGINA LASKO. Dave broke the news last night during a taping of his show. He's 61; she's 48, and their five-year-old son, HARRY, was present at the ceremony which took place before a Justice of the Peace last Thursday (Mar 19) in Choteau, MT. On the show, Dave admitted he never thought he'd tie the knot. "I had avoided getting married pretty good for, like, 23 years," he said, "and I ...secretly felt that men who were married admired me, like I was the last of the real gunslingers."

Auto Deadline
GM and Chrysler have about a week before they find out if they'll get additional help from taxpayers... so they better give their top executives those outrageous bonuses now before it's too late.

AIG Givebacks
About half of the AIG executives who received those controversial bonuses are giving them back. The other half are making more donations to Chris Dodd.

Just when you think this story can’t get any worse…More problems for AIG: It turns out that the bonus money was actually $218 million, not $165 million as originally reported. AIG says they misplaced $53 million in bonus money

Florida International University is now offering students valet parking. To give you an idea how bad the economy is, that’s not for their cars, that’s as a career choice! It’s a major.

Obama on TV... Again
President Obama adressed the nation last night in a prime time news conference. Most of the news conference covered what he's been doing since he last addressed the nation on "60 Minutes" a whole two nights ago.

The Obama news conference forced a postponement of the latest episode of "American Idol," creating a huge amount of confusion for 25 million Americans who tried to phone in and vote Tim Geithner off the administration.

"NASA's online contest to name a new room at the international space station went awry. Comedian Stephen Colbert won.

The name 'Colbert' beat out NASA's four suggested options in the space agency's effort to have the public help name the addition. The new room will be launched later this year.

NASA's mistake was allowing write-ins. Colbert urged viewers of his Comedy Central show, 'The Colbert Report' to write in his name. And they complied, with 230,539 votes.

NASA reserves the right to choose an appropriate name. An agency spokesman said NASA will decide in April, but will give top vote-getters 'the most consideration.'"

Octo-Mom update: RadarOnline also reports that NADYA SULEMAN is facing a new cash crisis as a result of the huge backlash over her 14 children.

The problem --corporate America is deserting her because of that public backlash and sponsors — including Pampers and Huggies — have dropped sponsorships. Baby food manufacturer Gerber has also said it won’t donate, either. Now, friends are wondering whether the 33-year-old single mom will lose the financial support she needs to care properly for her mega-brood.

Nadya also tells the website she's decided to no longer use the services of Angels In Waiting, that non-profit charity organization that had offered to provide 24/7 care for her octuplets and six other children. Instead, she reportedly wants to hire her own nannies. We'll find out more when both parties tape an episode of Dr. PHIL's show today.

Sir PAUL McCARTNEY's ex-wife, HEATHER MILLS, has signed a 4.3-million dollar deal with Burger King. The British tabloids say she will promote the fast food chain's new veggie burger which will be introduced at its more than 11,000 locations all over the world. Heather says she can change the eating habits of millions.
****There is no truth to the rumor that Heather's veggie burger will be called The Hopper.



Want free furniture, a place to stay, or even a bike? Thanks to the Internet, it's fairly easy to find a wide variety of free products and services.

Dozens of websites are dedicated to helping you locate stuff your neighbors want to unload, opportunities to swap what you no longer need, ways to find giveaways from businesses, and more.

Obviously, seeking out free stuff is great for your budget, but it can also be good for the planet. Reusing things, for example, keeps valuable items out of the landfill and saves the resources needed to make a new product from scratch.

Here are some of the best ways to find free stuff:

• Log onto Freecycle and other reuse groups to search listings of items being given away by people in your town.
• Craigslist has a whole category dedicated to "free stuff" for each of its participating cities. Find everything from cardboard boxes to electric sewing machines to computer games.
• Search for free reusable items with the Local Reuse application on your iPhone.
• CouchSurfing connects travelers with hosts around the globe. The result: You get both a free place to stay and locals to hang out with for an inside glimpse of other cultures.
• Want free accommodations while travelling, but aren't up for sleeping on a couch? Use Digsville, Home Base Holidays, HomeExchange.com, and HomeLink to find traditional home-exchange opportunities.
• Favorpals is all about helping you trading skills and favors. Clean someone's house in exchange for dog walking when you're at work or for tutoring your kid in math. Or offer painting services and get help with designing a website.
• You can trade anything from babysitting and calligraphy lessons to pianos and foosball tables to cars and boats at U-Exchange.
• Swap books, music, DVDs, or video games via mail through Swaptree. Print a postage label right from your computer for easy mailing.
• You can trade clothes, accessories, shoes, and even cosmetics at Swapstyle.
• Trade kids' stuff you no longer need at Tots Swap Shop or Kizoodle.
• Get free new jewelry at Silver Jewelry Club. What's the catch? This jewelry manufacturing company is looking to get the word out about its designs. Be prepared to pay modest shipping costs.
• MyOpenBar.com helps people find free (or cheap) drinks in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Honolulu, and Miami.
• ThefreeSite.com, StartSampling, and Free Stuff Channel are just some of the websites dedicated to helping users find giveaways, samples, trials, and other promotional items.



The "Obama Sushi" made by an exceptionally creative sushi chef pays tribute to America's 44th president in a most unusual - and dare I say, tasteful - manner.

There's still room for more Obama mania... if the room is the kitchen and you happen to be Kawasumi-sensei, a sushi chef who teaches at Tokyo University. Kawasumi has whipped up a feast for both the eyes and stomach that looks so good, it had to be framed.

Kawasumi-sensei's masterpiece features, in addition to a startlingly realistic pair of Obama futomaki rolls, a variety of nigiri-zushi and futomaki that together must cost any purchaser a hefty chunk of change - we can believe that! But while the cars and happy faces are undeniably cute, it's the Obama sushi that are the highlights.

Creating the perfect Obama futomaki roll took considerable trial and error according to Kawasumi-sensei. Careful selection of ingredients was just the start: brown rice for the skin, black sesame seeds for the hair, tiny shrimps for the lips and a gleaming fish-paste smile.

It appears that rich red Maguro tuna and white Ika (squid) were used to mold the stripes of the American flag, with cooked egg spelling out "USA" and, of course, a big "V" for Victory.

IS SATAN FOR REAL? The subject will debated on national television laster this month.

The question was debated yesterday by four unusual suspects – one megachurch pastor, one former preacher branded by some as a heretic, the alternative medicine guru Deepak Chopra and the founder of Hookers for Jesus – in a taped debate that will air on national television later this month.

Mark Driscoll is the preaching pastor at the Seattle-area Mars Hill Church, a congregation that welcomes 7,500 people in attendance each week and that hosted the debate.

"The existence of God has been debated many times," Driscoll wrote in an e-mail reported by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "But (a discussion about) the existence of Satan is far less common, which makes it a curious topic to debate."

The Satan discussion will be the latest in a series of "Face Off" debates created by ABC TV's late-night news program, Nightline, and will air March 26.

Driscoll is joined in arguing for the existence of Satan by Annie Lobert, a former Las Vegas escort who founded Hookers for Jesus, an organization that offers a Christian message and ministry to women in the sex trade.

Arguing against an actual evil-embodying being are Chopra and the Rev. Carlton Pearson, a formerly televised preacher on Trinity Broadcasting Network and author of "The Gospel of Inclusion," a book outlining a doctrine of universal reconciliation to God that prompted the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops to brand him a heretic for denying traditional Christian understandings of heaven and hell.

James Goldston, the show's executive producer, told the Seattle Times, "We went for the most interesting voices we could find."

Driscoll told the paper that the curious lineup – a diverse group of people outside the world of theology's hallowed halls – helps ensure that "this is not just an academic debate but also a practical discourse."

Goldston told the Times that a debate about Satan is not just a theological curiosity for Christians.

"There's always an interest in these topics," Goldston said. "Every time we've done one, the response has been pretty dramatic."

In fact, Goldston said, the very first "Face Off" segment from over two years ago – a debate on the existence of God – is still abcnews.com's most-commented-upon story.
Driscoll believes that Satan is an actual spirit at work in the world for evil, identified clearly in the Bible and evidenced in the world around us.

Well, there goes the First Amendment


Has the Bible verse John 3:16 become too controversial to be displayed at sporting events?

Some might be asking that question after a basketball fan at the NCAA Tournament had his sign featuring the famous New Testament quote snatched away from him by a security guard.

The incident took place last week during Round One of the annual contest, as Siena College, a Catholic school, was taking on Ohio State.

CBS Sports coverage posted on YouTube shows the sign being confiscated by a security guard, who then folds it up several times so it can't be seen.
Well, there goes the First Amendment," wrote one commenter online.

While the action may seem harsh, NCAA guidelines actually ban sports fans from displaying signs, though the rule is not always enforced at some venues.
"They don't allow signs at NCAA events because they block people's view," wrote another online commenter. "I for one am glad they don't. It's not pro 'rasslin,' it's a real sporting event that people pay to see."
John 3:16 is considered to be among the most well-known verses from the Bible.

It states: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

The verse has appeared in various forms at nationally televised sporting events over the years.

And as WND reported in January, after University of Florida quarterback Tim Tebow inscribed it on his eye black for this year's BCS National Championship game, the biblical reference became the most popular search item on Google.com.

"I am fortunate to have family members, coaches and teammates around who can help me stay focused on the right things for us to be successful," Tebow said. "For me, every day includes four things: God, family, academics and football, in that order."


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Attorneys for a high school valedictorian whose microphone was turned off when she began sharing her Christian faith say they'll appeal her case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Rutherford Institute is representing Brittany McComb, whose lawsuit against school officials was dismissed Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
In June 2006, McComb strayed from her school-approved script to tell how faith in Jesus had filled a void in her life. Her microphone was shut off in mid-sentence as she said, "God's love is so great that he gave up -- gave up his only son." The audience responded with boos and shouts to turn it back on.

The Rutherford Institute says it will now ask the Supreme Court to rule that school officials violated McComb's constitutional rights.

AND…..The ACLU wants to stop the Gideons from passing out Bibles at some schools.


Brought to you by the Ohio Legislature…..

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio legislative panel has rejected Miami University's plan to spend $167,000 on office chairs after learning officials picked the priciest ones available.

The 333 Aeron-brand chairs cost $522 each.

The Controlling Board, a panel of lawmakers that oversees state spending, voted 6-1 Monday against what normally would be a routine request. Board members say they were dissatisfied with an architect's explanation for why staff and faculty needed the expensive chairs.

A spokeswoman for the Oxford school didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Jay Hottinger, a Republican from Newark, was one of the lawmakers who opposed Miami's request. He reminded his colleagues on the panel that they were sitting in $2,000 leather chairs.


For one couple, it was a fairy tale wedding, castle and all, but it also included a side of burgers and fries.

Kurby and Krystal McDonald's love story began behind the counter.

"I started working here and her mother was working here and she said, 'my daughter's going to start here soon.' Is she single? 'yeah,'" said Kurby.

Soon after they started dating, and now nearly a year later, family and friends came together at the White Castle in London for their wedding, slider cake and all.

"Usually people get married in a church, but think about it, it's going to be a wedding to remember. How many weddings can you go to and then talk about it later and say 'hey, I had a wedding in a White Castle?'" said Kelli Vanarsdale, a friend of the bride.

"I decided it would be a good idea. This is where we met and I asked her about it and she said no way," said Kurby. "Yeah I wasn't too up for it at the beginning," said Krystal.

But at the end of the day, it only seemed right.

"I think it's a beautiful thing. It's where they met, it's where they fell in love. You know, so why not start out the union in the same place they started out their courtship?" said Vernon Vechene, the groom's brother.

Plus, it included all the food that comes with a white castle wedding.

"It was awesome, we had burgers and chicken and fries and we eat until we just couldn't eat no more, so we had a really good time and i think it went great," said Harlen Lockhart, the groom's brother-in-law.

The couple says it does not matter what others think.

"No, no, not really. It's about the union. I'm just happy to be with him," said Krystal.

And for her that is enough to make it a fairy tale wedding.


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