Catching the Sunrise

At 35 weeks of pregnancy, I’ve gotten used to feeling the movements of the little guy growing inside me. As early as 14 weeks, I felt little flutters and shifts, usually when I was laying on … Source: Catching the Sunrise Advertisements

The Research Project, Week Forty Three, Texas

Many of our nation’s elite private universities were started by the only educated people in the community, the clergy, and the denominations that they were members of. But eventually most of these universities became independent of the Christian denominations that founded them. That is not the case with Baylor University in Waco, Texas, the oldest…

The Research Project, Week Forty Two, Tennessee

It was a pastor, Rev. Holland N. McTyeire, who convinced Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, one of the richest Americans in history, to provide the funds needed to establish Vanderbilt University in 1873. McTyeire chose the site for the campus in Nashville, Tennessee, supervised the construction of buildings and personally planted many of the trees that today make Vanderbilt…

Combating Human Trafficking; 100,000 Eyes in the Sky

The Stop Trafficking on Planes Act would require training for certain airline industry employees to recognize and report human trafficking; the legislation builds on voluntary efforts to encourage airline personnel to report trafficking to law enforcement WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mark Warner (D-VA) have introduced legislation to combat human trafficking…

The Research Project, Week Forty One, South Carolina

In his will, Thomas Green Clemson left a large part of his personal estate to establish what would become Clemson University. Initially an all-male military school, Clemson Agricultural College opened in July 1893 with 446 students. Over years, this South Carolina school has transformed itself into a top-25 national university. Among the many research projects listed…

147,224 Pounds and Counting

March is Minnesota Food Share Month. That means that special activities are held to raise food and funds for food shelves around the state. Here in Owatonna there is a night of musical entertainment where the admission price is a donation to the food shelf. The local churches are encouraged to hold “pack the pew”…