Thursday

One – Human Interest
Like Paul and Silas: Ethiopian Christian Teenagers’ Faith Unshaken after Beating and Arrest for Evangelizing

An Ethiopian Christian teenager who was imprisoned and brutally beaten by Muslims for handing out a book about Christianity has been re-arrested hours after she was released.

“This [suffering] is an honor for us. We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison. It is an honor to be jailed for God’s Kingdom.”

[Ethiopia]—[Gospel Herald] “An Ethiopian Christian teenager who was imprisoned and brutally beaten by Muslims for handing out a book about Christianity has been re-arrested hours after she was released. (Photo via Gospel Herald)

“According to World Watch Monitor, the four teenagers—Eden, 15, Gifti and Mihiret, both 14, and Deborah, 18—were arrested earlier in October after distributing a Christian book in Amharic, Ethiopia’s main language, by a local author, entitled Let’s speak the truth in love: Answers to questions by Ahmed Deedat.

“The book answers questions about the Christian faith posed by the late South African Islamic scholar and former head of the Islamic Propagation Center International. Christians in Babile, around 550 km east of the capital Addis Ababa, decided to distribute it following cross-cultural evangelism training, according to WWM.

“Believing the book insulted Islam, local Muslims responded with outrage, attacking churches and threatening religious leaders. The teenagers were subsequently arrested by local police, and one of the girls, Eden, suffered a beating on her first night in prison.

“But according to WWM’s source, who was able to visit the girls in prison and speak to Eden and Deborah, their faith is unshaken. ‘This [suffering] is an honor for us. We should expect persecution. We are not afraid. We are singing and praying here in prison,’ Eden said. Deborah added, ‘It is an honor to be jailed for God’s Kingdom’…”

Oh, may we each have this kind of faith to overcome in the coming days!

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View the World Watch List for Christian persecution around the world.

Two – Health and Science

Move over, solar: The next big renewable energy source could be at our feet

Date:October 20, 2016  Source:University of Wisconsin-Madison

Flooring can be made from any number of sustainable materials, making it, generally, an eco-friendly feature in homes and businesses alike.

Now, flooring could be even more ‘green,’ thanks to an inexpensive, simple method that allows them to convert footsteps into usable electricity.

“The method puts to good use a common waste material: wood pulp. The pulp, which is already a common component of flooring, is partly made of cellulose nanofibers.

They’re tiny fibers that, when chemically treated, produce an electrical charge when they come into contact with untreated nanofibers.

“When the nanofibers are embedded within flooring, they’re able to produce electricity that can be harnessed to power lights or charge batteries.

“And because wood pulp is a cheap, abundant and renewable waste product of several industries, flooring that incorporates the new technology could be as affordable as conventional materials.” Read more here.

Three – Recipe

Easy slow cooker lasagna recipe.

Easy Crockpot Lasagna

 

  • 1 45 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 3/4 pkg. lasagna noodles
  • 1 egg

Cook ground beef and drain (can use ground turkey too). Add cooked meat (can make meatless too) and spaghetti sauce to a bowl and stir.

In a separate bowl combine shredded mozzarella cheese, ricotta, egg and cottage cheese. Mix these 3 ingredients well and set aside.

Pour spaghetti sauce mixture on the bottom of your crockpot just to cover the bottom and so noodles won’t stick.

Break lasagna noodles in half and line them up over the sauce so it creates a layer of noodles. Scoop some of the cheese mixture on top of the uncooked noodles, put another layer of spaghetti sauce mixture over that.

Repeat these steps until there is no more sauce mixture. Cook on low for about 4 hours. Add additional mozzarella cheese about 10 min. before serving, recover until melted and then serve! Yummy!   From http://temeculablogs.com

 

Four – Prep

Being prepared by knowing natural remedies on hand is wise.

5 Natural Ways to Fight a Cold or the Flu

“It is that time of year again, the beginning of cold and flu season. Yuck! Although many of us would love to stay inside and avoid all those nasty germs lurking about in public, it is not always feasible.
“So, let’s look at a few ways to fight off and relieve the symptoms of a cold or the flu, Naturally!”  Go here to find out what this mother recommends. (note disclaimer on blog)

ALWAYS KEEP PLENTY OF WATER ON HAND.

Five – Foundation

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