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Praise Dates

Religious happenings and church events in Middle Georgia for the week beginning Saturday, April 29, 2017.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (4/28/17)

Lord, thank you for equipping us with your inspired word. You’ve given us the tools we need to live for you. Help us to take time to read it and to follow what you tell us. Amen. Thank you Jesus.

Family

John Rosemond: ’60s utopianism struck deep into the heart of American parenting

Q: I’ve read enough of your writings to know that you believe children should be obedient, that they should do what they are told. I want my children to think for themselves and to question authority, not to blindly obey simply because someone is bigger than they are. I don’t want them thinking that “might makes right.” What’s with wanting children to be robots?

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (4/27/17)

Our Father which are in heaven. I come this morning with thanksgiving in my heart, thanking you for all things, I appreciate you for your grace that has helped me to make it this far. I don’t know how I would have made it without you. Thank you for sparing my life, giving me another chance to get me together, and for you to work on me to make me what you want me to be. I just feel so blessed this morning and it’s all because of you. Amen.

Family

'Born in China' review: Animal stories

"Born in China," is Disneynature's documentary about three different animals and their relationships to their families, narrated by John Krasinski. The giant panda's story is about raising and protecting her baby, but the cub wants to do what she wants. In the end, the cub climbs a tree to show she can be brave.

Family

Poll: Popular social media apps

Today, most people in our world communicate using some kind of social media app. We were curious to see what social media app is liked and used by most people. We took a survey of 100 people. We suggested five popular apps to choose from, here are our results:

Family

Parents @ Play: It's just like magic

Just about everyone – young, old, and everything in between – is fascinated by magic, especially the kind that involves transforming objects from one thing into another. This week, we take a look at a number of terrific family activities that do exactly that, whether it's changing a 10 of Clubs into a 10 of Heart, a bunch of powered ingredients into delicious cupcakes, or a locked safe into an unlocked one.

Home & Garden

On Gardening: Fuzzy deutzia, a cascade of showy spring flowers

A deutzia renaissance is how my friend Dr. Gerald Klingaman, retired horticulturist, with the University of Arkansas, wrote about this new love that is occurring for this fuzzy heirloom that has been around for ages. If you haven't discovered the old-fashioned fuzzy deutzia, then make it a high priority, your landscape deserves it.

Prayer of the Day

Prayer for today (4/26/17)

Heavenly Father, if I only treat well those I agree with, those who are kind to me, those who love me; then I'm not showing the world your love. Help me to love those who disagree with me, those who are unkind and those who are filled with hate. Use me to spread peace and love throughout the world. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Videos

Swords slash as Mercer theater students clash

Two dozen or so students in Mercer University theater professor Scot Mann's rapier and dagger course took to the lawn on north campus recently to try their hands at sword fighting.
Joe Kovac Jr. The Telegraph
Swords slash as Mercer theater students clash 1:44

Swords slash as Mercer theater students clash

Church sign goes viral 4:41

Church sign goes viral

Special collections archive holds Mercer's Baptist identity 1:10

Special collections archive holds Mercer's Baptist identity

Why seat belts are so important, from safety savvy kids and CDOT 0:57

Why seat belts are so important, from safety savvy kids and CDOT