Good News: Farmer Helps Police Nap Violator


ISP Lt. Chad Larsh was driving to a meeting last week when he noticed an erratic driver in Northern Indiana. As he pursued the driver, running the vehicle’s registration information, he lost sight of the purple Pontiac Grand Am.  Minutes later, he spotted the car in the driveway of an Etna Green home and saw the driver running through a farm field. As Larsh drove parallel to the man as he ran through the field, dispatchers told him a farmer had called them and offered to pick Larsh up.  The farmer drove the trooper to the man in his tractor, surprising the suspect when Larsh jumped out with his TASER drawn.  Read more here.


Good News: Running On Borrowed Legs


The 500 Festival Mini Marathon is Saturday in Indianapolis. At 30,000 plus people, it’s the largest half marathon in the country. Many run the 13.1 miles alone, while others compete as a team. That’s true of Kelli and Connie.  Kelli runs behind a big red stroller full of hand weights, training to run her third Mini with friend Connie.  “People go, ‘Isn’t it great?’ And I go, ‘I borrow Kelli’s legs’ and I say I’m running on borrowed legs and I love it.   I’m grateful to her,” said Connie.  Connie has multiple sclerosis.  Both love running together and with all the other runners on race day.  “I can’t even explain the feeling of being able to share that and help someone experience the electricity and energy,” said Kelli.  Read more about this dynamic duo here.


Do I Really Need a Mammogram?

A listener asked me, “Do I really need to worry about a mammogram? I’m barely forty.”
Better treatments and greater awareness are helping more women beat breast cancer, and the biggest factor for success could be the mammogram.
Two studies in the last two years show that regular mammograms help reduce deaths from breast cancer by up to thirty percent. One of those studies followed women in their forties.
The American Cancer Society recommends regular mammograms as part of a breast cancer screening plan, and I would agree.
Mammograms can miss some cancers or find problems that turn out not to be cancer after further tests. Regardless, talk to your physician about when and how often to get screened for breast cancer. It’s a safe and simple way to keep abreast of your health.

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The “Most Christian Nation”?


Could China be the world’s “most Christian nation” in just a few years?  Maybe so!


There are about 1.3 billion people living in China.  According to Fenggang Yank, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, 58 million of them were Protestant Christians by the year 2010.


Dr. Yank estimates that China’s total Christian population including Catholics, will hit 247 million by the 2030.


That will pass up the United States, Mexico and Brazil as the largest Christian nation in the world.


As you probably know, The People’s Republic of China is still an atheist country.  The government allows official churches to meet, but there is a rapidly growing underground church movement.


Dr. Yank is author of Religion in China: Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.


In other faith news, The Bible App 5 from YouVersion is getting more people to read the bible than ever before.


The app has already been installed on 138 million smartphones and tablets computers.


Bobby Gruenewald, pastor of LifeChurch in Oklahoma, says the Bible app 5 allows you to form relationships with people you know and trust and then have a conversation about Scripture.


That’s similar to what you would do on Facebook or other social media networks.


Bobby says this new technology will dramatically increase the amount of time and the frequency that people spend in God’s Word.  In fact, he believes today’s young adults could be part of the most “Bible engaged” generation in history.


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