I really felt for one of the guys who explained how intense it has been for him working in the hospital for long hours throughout the Pandemic. It was clear he appreciated the chance to be out with nature and was so glad to be able to do a little towards helping our climate and the natural world around us.
I am sorry this post did not go live last night. That was my fault for messing up my scheduling. But I promise you it is worth the wait.
This is not only good news, this is just about the cutest news I have seen this month. We are returning to the animal kingdom to cheer us up (because sometimes people seem to mean more bad news than good) and this week’s TUESDAY NEWS comes from Bristol.
Have you heard of a mouse deer before? These little creatures look like the most adorable animals. I could easily fall in love with those eyes! Last week a baby mouse deer was born over at Bristol zoo and it is not much taller than a pencil!
Please read this gorgeous report all about this sweet little baby:
I absolutely love reading stories of people doing heroic things to rescue others. But some stand out as really special.
This BBC News report features Jack Nicol from Llandudno and his heroism on Saturday in rescuing a mother and son from a boat that was on fire on Conwy. It is hard not to be impressed when you learn that Mr Nicol is 82 years of age and happens to be blind.
I am sure you will be as impressed as I was about this rescue:
When I am scrolling through news websites searching for good news instead of all the bad news out there, I often end up settling for stories of animals or nature being cared for properly. But this week, it was the encouraging story of a woman and how she is blossoming that lifted my spirits.
The lady in question is Marie Frayne. She has had a hard time without question, but the BBC News website ran a story about how grateful Marie is to a local charity that has helped her out, “The Shrewsbury Ark”. This is the heart-warming story:
I was moved by reading about Marie. How important it is that we as a human family work together to make sure nobody is overlooked. Marie is blossoming and she is also inspiring a lot of people with her story.
In another week of news that shows seems to show the global political economic system is a like a ship that has struck an iceberg and is slowly sinking (or a ship stuck on a sandbank in the Suez canal)…it is great to have reminders that soon all creatures on earth will live in harmony.
Every week I search news websites searching for positive reports, news that will cheer both me and you up. But this week, I did not have to search. Good news found me.
I opened my inbox this weekend and I saw an email from a friend of mine who I have a lot of respect for. He turned his life around after starting to read the Bible. I know he has cleaned up from all sorts of trouble. He sent me message asking how my family were and inviting us to join in a commemoration of one of the most important events in all human history.
We have just seen an entire year of how mankind has no idea how to rescue us from death. But one man has provided the only hope we have of reversing death and suffering. One man paid the price in order for us to have a future.
My friend sent me this video link which sums up the only way mankind can be rescued from death:
This coming weekend is the anniversary of the greatest act of love ever shown. By means of this gift, we can look forward to seeing our loved ones again.
Is there ever going to be a better news report than that?
…according to the glorious good news of the happy God…
1 TIMOTHY 1:11
I am sometimes bewildered that some seem to think the Bible is full of doom and gloom. Sure, enough the scriptures record the painful consequences of Adam’s rebellion, but right from the start they show the good news – that God will not allow this obstacle to thwart His purposes for the earth and the human family.
Every time we turn on the news we see gloomy news – wickedness, pollution, disease, corruption, injustices, anxiety are advancing more than any previous pandemic. The glorious good news of the happy God is that He knows how to repair the damage done and He will soon act.
Our happy God wants us to be happy too. This world promotes a distorted view of happiness based on possessions, position, and pleasures – often the immediate satisfaction of desires that have harmful consequences. But the happy God knows what will bring us true happiness. He can help us even now to live a happier life, and the glorious good news involves a future free of all the doom and gloom that is systemic in this world.
I found a report that made me smile a lot this week It is all about an albatross named “Wisdom”. This is a special albatross!
Apparently, the life span of a Laysan albatross is between twelve and forty years. But researchers know that Wisdom is at least seventy years old because they have been tracking her since 1956.
Well – celebrations are in order because she recently gave birth (I think the term is hatched an egg technically) to a chick! She’s a mother-bird! She is in fact the oldest known wild bird and she has had another chick!