2. There are 7 states in the US that have no income tax. How do they balance their budget? Here in PA, our governor wants to raise the income tax and local school boards are voting to increase the millage rates - once again- in their districts. Despite the increases in taxes, they still seem to have deficits. There is spending problem in Harrisburg and not a revenue one.
3. Former Olympic Champion Bruce Jenner came out on Friday as a transgendered American. Silly me, I thought that the LGTB folks would be saluting his bravery. Nope, because he said that he is a conservative and is a member of the republican party. I guess that LGBT citizens can’t like conservative principles, such as lower taxes, less government and individual liberties?
4. At the 2015 Women in the World Summit last week, Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton said that, “…deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed” so that women can have access to “reproductive health care.” Does she believe that my personal Christian beliefs need to change? And, tell me where in this country do hospitals or other care providers refuse to help pregnant women?
5. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3
6. Proponents of marriage between one man and one woman should refrain from calling it “traditional” marriage. They should stand behind their belief that marriage is by definition one man and one woman. The use of the word “traditional” gives the connotation that it is old, archaic and is in need of change.
7. First it was megabytes. Then came gigabytes and terabytes. Now, the new term in the digital age, as the storage of data escalates, is “petabytes”, which is 1,048,576 gigabytes. I can’t wait until we talk in “zettabytes” – 1,099,511,627,776 gigabytes.
8. Yes, I’m a huge Disney fan. My top five Disney princesses are (from #5-1): Merida - Snow White – Cinderella – Ariel - Aurora.
9. Take some time today to pray for: the 8 million people affected by the earthquake in Nepal; the violence to end in Baltimore; the Christians in the middle east that are getting killed for their faith; and, for your family that they remain safe in today’s world.
10. This past Saturday, a student at Central Bucks West High School in nearby Doylestown set a new world record for solving the Rubik’s Cube. His time? 5.25 seconds. He shattered the previous record of 5.55 seconds that was set in 2013. All I can say is “Wow! That’s Fast”.
Have a wonderful week everyone.
Kindness & Courageous continues later this week.
Believe. Act. Serve, the way He did.
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