Bible verse of the day 

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“And let us hold unwaveringly to the hope that we confess, for the one who made the promise is trustworthy.”

Hebrews 10:23 NET

Hmmm… the manifestation of the desire for permanence in a world of flux!

Holding on to the rock of ages, in the midst of the torrent, even if it’s only fictional……

Battling against doubt with all your energy, because you have already succumbed to fear.

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Survey: 1 In 5 Adults In The UK Can’t Change A Lightbulb, Boil An Egg

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change a light bulb

Good grief…what in the world is wrong with people?

From Are you handy enough that if a lightbulb went out in your home you’d be able to change it? Believe it or not, one in five people aren’t so skilled. In fact, a new survey of people in the United Kingdom finds not only do about 20 percent of people not know how to change a bulb — the same number aren’t sure how to boil an egg, either.

The British insurance company Aviva recently released their annual Home Report which detailed, among numerous findings about how people do work around the house, relatively common tasks that people encounter. The company surveyed 2004 people across the UK in February and March about their habits and roles at home.

In addition to just one in five not being able to change a lightbulb or boil an egg, the survey…

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Obama meets with at-risk youth ahead of Chicago speech

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obama I’m back. You got a prob with dat? 31 people shot in your home town over the weekend. Five died. But hey, “optimistic!”

Once a community organizer, always a community organizer.

From ABC News: Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.

The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the Roseland/Pullman neighborhood in South Side Chicago where Obama started as a community organizer at age 25.

The CRED program provides job skills and employment opportunities for at-risk young adults.

Spokesman Kevin Lewis says Obama listened to the young men’s stories and shared some of the challenges that he faced growing up. Obama “was optimistic about their potential to positively contribute to their communities and support their families because of…

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Great Falls Tavern, Potomac, Maryland

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Great Falls Tavern built next to Lock 20 on the Chesapeake & Ohio (C&O) Canal during the 1800’s served as lockkeeper’s house and hotel and today serves as the Visitor Center on the Maryland side of Great Falls – C&O Canal National Historical Park.

It was a beautiful spring Sunday yesterday and one could almost smell the freshness of the young tree leaves. I took some pictures of this historic building and decided to use Photoshop CS6’s Oil Paint feature through its filter function. Not being a painter, I kind of enjoyed the conversions.


More of the “fake” Oil Paintings:


There were many Canada goose families with adorable goslings in the water and on the grass near the Tavern that one could not help but keep shooting. I continued with my delight of oil painting conversion of the geese during the post processing of these images.

Here are the family…

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TACOMA, Wash.BNSF Railway is asking a judge to prevent the Pierce County Medical Examiner from obtaining video showing the moments before a man was #killed by a train, citing privacy concerns #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewReport – Apr.24: Medical Examiner Thomas Clark says his investigators need a copy of the video to determine the manner of death of 50-year-old Ronnie Stirgus #AceNewsDesk

Q13 Fox News reported that railway medical examiner in fight over video of man’s death in Puyallup

The video shows Stirgus walking on snowy rails Feb. 5 in Puyallup before he was hit by a train, The News Tribune reported. Police have said the man appeared to slip or stumble as the locomotive approached.

Clark said he used his subpoena power, by calling an inquest into Stirgus’ death, to obtain the video.

“That is the only place that the medical examiner is allowed to issue a subpoena,” Clark told the newspaper. “Normally we don’t have to.”

BNSF called it an “illegal ruse.” It has asked a Pierce County Superior Court Judge to stop Clark from enforcing a subpoena for the footage…

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GILLINGHAM, Kent. Rape detectives issue CCTV after woman attacked in Great Lines Heritage Park on Feb..11: #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – Apr.24: Detectives investigating the rape of a woman as she walked across a park in the Towns have issued CCTV of a man they would like to speak to who they say is of Indian appearance KentOnline News reported today #AceNewsDesk

Rape detectives issue CCTV after woman attacked in Great Lines Heritage Park, in Gillingham the woman was raped as she walked across the Great Lines Heritage Park, in Gillingham, from a friend’s home during the early hours of Saturday, February 11.

It happened in a grassy area in the park opposite the junction of Marlborough Road and Lock Street, at some point between 1am and 1.40am.

Police issued CCTV of this man they would like to speak to.

The 37-year-old woman had left a friend’s house to walk into town when she was approached by a man who attacked her.

At the time, officers appealed to the…

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