Professional driver Andy Anderson shares what is is like to be a truck driver during the COVID-19 pandemic and other hardships that the men and women that bring goods and food to us daily face.
He helps understand why we need to share the road with each other especially has they are bringing food and supplies into our communities.
Coronavirus Sweeps Nation
Neighbors helping neighbors
WV governor calls for day of prayer
Photo by Logan Weaver / UNSPLASH
The Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, has moved across the globe in short order. The number of those infected and the death count climbs each day. It has spread so rapidly and caught the entire world unprepared. State governors have spent sleepless nights trying to decide how much they can or should do to stop the spread in their state. The White House Coronavirus Task Force see more here
Pope Francis delivers Urbi et Orbi address
COVID-19 compared to storm in the Gospels
On a dark and rain-filled evening, Pope Francis made the long walk alone into Saint Peter’s Square. A great distance away a small group of people gathered to see the Holy Father delivered his Urbi et Orbi address. Where crowds, sometimes numbering into the tens of thousands, gather to see the Holy Father, the streets were almost completely empty. COVID-19 has claimed many lives around the world and the pope’s neighbors have been some of the hardest hit. read more here
Planned Parenthood files lawsuit to keep abortion clinics opened during COVID 19 pandemic
States of Iowa and Ohio sued for directives suspending non-essential procedures
ACLU joins in
The ACLU of Iowa and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, on behalf of Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, and along with the Emma Goldman Clinic, filed a lawsuit against Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and other state officials to keep abortion clients opened during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The lawsuit, filed in Johnson County District Court, asks the court to block the Governor’s Proclamation as it applies to abortions.
On March 26 the state issued a press release stating in part, “Today, Gov. Reynolds signed a new proclamation continuing the State Public Health Emergency Declaration, suspending elective and nonessential medical and dental procedures, extending and expanding retail business closures, ordering health care facilities and nursing homes to engage in advanced health care screenings, and removing additional legal barriers to ensure a continued strong response to this disaster.”
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Schoolyard to prison yard route in discussion
WV Senate Bill 723 seeks to reduce school suspensions
Pastor Mathew J. Watts recently met with statewide advocacy groups, church leaders, students and their families for Criminal Justice Reform and Reentry Day. The discussion revolved around West Virginia Legislature’s proposed Senate Bill 723, a bill to reduce school suspensions. Watts and many others believe that school suspensions are building a road
Group demands military stop allowing Bible verses on dog tags
New bill in Congress addresses issue
The Shields of Strength (SOS) company is a Christian business based in Beaumont Texas. It produces jewelry and apparel, including dog tags, with bible verses on them with sales nationwide. To date, they have produced over four million dog tags since their founding in 1998.
The business saw success right away. In 2001 Colonel David Dodd was see more here
The David Brown Column
Carefully Consider the Words Before You!
I usually come to you with a piece of Christian fiction, hoping to inspire, deepen your faith and for those who do not know who Jesus, to ask Him to be their Lord and Savior. Normally this would be the case and yet, I have heard from many friends as well as my heart has been laid bare before the Lord with the Coronavirus. This one virus has not only taken center stage but, in many circles is all that is talked about plus all the hoarding. So, with your permission, I will step out of fiction writing and talk for a moment; the Pandemic!
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As COVID-19 wreaks havoc around the world people are fearful. At first many Americans did not take it serious. It seems the Right and the Left has gotten it wrong. The Right, at first claimed “More people die with the flu!” The Left now moves to blame President Trump, but that is not news. Even Hilary Clinton tweeted “He did promise America first” referring to the fact that America now leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases.
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People helping people
Old-fashion neighborly help offered by many during coronavirus
As people rush stores for toilet paper and hoard anything they think they may need to survive some others are taking a more kind approach. In Glendale Arizona, a Fed Ex delivery driver was surprised to find a kind note and supplies waiting for him outside. read more here
Christians face record hardships in 2020
Open Doors World Watch List released
8 Christians die for faith each day
In the United States, where many churches sit empty, freedom of religion has been taken for granted. Not so in many other nations. In some hot spots around the world just to confess Jesus see more here