Steven Curtis Chapman’s Daughter Killed In Tragic Accident

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The 5-year-old daughter of Grammy-winning Christian music star Steven Curtis Chapman was struck and killed Wednesday by a sport utility vehicle driven by her brother, authorities said.

Please pray for the Chapman family.

For more on this story, go HERE.
Link updated July 14, 2008

I lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Shaohannah’s Hope, The Maria Fund in memory of Maria Chapman. For donations by mail, send to Shaohannah’s Hope, c/o The Maria Fund, PO Box 647, Franklin TN, 37065.

Australia Needs More Devils…

Apparently, Australia is in dire need of a larger population of devils.

Tasmanian Devils, that is.

Check out this link:
Too Many Kangaroos, Not Enough Devils.

Ah, the joys of wildlife management Down Under.


Senator Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor

BOSTON – A cancerous brain tumor, or a malignant glioma, caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday. Kennedy’s tumor is located in the left parietal lobe. Treatment for this type of tumor is normally combinations of chemotherapy and radiation.

Pray for Senator Kennedy and his family.

For more on this story, go HERE.

Gospel Legend Dottie Rambo Has Died

Legendary gospel singer and songwriter Dottie Rambo died early Sunday when her tour bus drove off a Missouri highway and struck an embankment. She was 74.

Seven other passengers were reported injured in the wreck.

The wreck occurred on Interstate 44, about two miles east of Mount Vernon, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The injured passengers were hospitalized in Springfield with moderate to severe injuries, according to the patrol reports.

It was not immediately known whether the crash was due to the severe storms and tornadoes that went through the area Saturday.

Rambo, of Nashville, Tenn., was on her way to a Mother’s Day performance in Texas, according to her Web site.

Dottie Rambo Wiki article

Dottie Rambo official website

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O That I had Wings Like A Dove… A Spurgeon Devotional

How many times have we faced various kinds of trouble in this life and thought to ourselves how much we wished to just go right to heaven? But God has us here for a purpose – to do the work he has set out for us and to glorify His name in the earth. Then we can enjoy his presence forever…

John 17:15
I pray not that Thou shouldst take them out of the world.

It is a sweet and blessed event which will occur to all believers in God’s own time-the going home to be with Jesus. In a few more years the Lord’s soldiers, who are now fighting “the good fight of faith” will have done with conflict, and have entered into the joy of their Lord. But although Christ prays that His people may eventually be with Him where He is, He does not ask that they may be taken at once away from this world to heaven. He wishes them to stay here. Yet how frequently does the wearied pilgrim put up the prayer, “O that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away and be at rest;” but Christ does not pray like that, He leaves us in His Father’s hands, until, like shocks of corn fully ripe, we shall each be gathered into our Master’s garner. Jesus does not plead for our instant removal by death, for to abide in the flesh is needful for others if not profitable for ourselves. He asks that we may be kept from evil, but He never asks for us to be admitted to the inheritance in glory till we are of full age. Christians often want to die when they have any trouble. Ask them why, and they tell you, “Because we would be with the Lord.” We fear it is not so much because they are longing to be with the Lord, as because they desire to get rid of their troubles; else they would feel the same wish to die at other times when not under the pressure of trial. They want to go home, not so much for the Saviour’s company, as to be at rest. Now it is quite right to desire to depart if we can do it in the same spirit that Paul did, because to be with Christ is far better, but the wish to escape from trouble is a selfish one. Rather let your care and wish be to glorify God by your life here as long as He pleases, even though it be in the midst of toil, and conflict, and suffering, and leave Him to say when “it is enough.”

From Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening Devotional

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