Saturday, May 10


peanutsThese could be good days for American peanut farmers. The declining dollar may drive up the demand for peanuts in Europe and Japan. On top of that, Americans tend to eat more peanut butter when the US economy is sluggish. ~ Link

The earthquake that rattled Guam this morning was a 6.6 shake. The only damage was to my Saturday slumber.

New info released by the USGS -- but no surprises:
California has more than a 99% chance of having a magnitude 6.7 or larger earthquake within the next 30 years, according to scientists using a new model to determine the probability of big quakes.

The likelihood of a major quake of magnitude 7.5 or greater in the next 30 years is 46%-and such a quake is most likely to occur in the southern half of the state.
~ Link
They're still having trouble with math in the Guam public school system. The $25 million surplus reported a few weeks ago is actually a shortfall. I, too, found that nasty little negative sign to be confusing when I was in elementary school. ~ Link

One of the things which LifeChurch in Oklahoma (and elsewhere by video downlink) does really well is share. They provide everything from preschool and VBS curriculum to message outlines and graphics as free downloads. ~ Link

Growing urban house church movement in China -- except that this new breed of house church has never been underground -- and their presence is having a ripple effect on traditional house churches -- and Chinese culture. ~ Major CT article

CT interview with urban house church pastor ~ Link

The estimated world population has passed the 6,666,666,666 mark. ~ Link

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