Day Of Praise

10.10.12 | Sonny Delfyette | Comments[0]

As we get ready for the start of our Fall Sharathon at Family Life, we always set aside the day before as a "Day Of Praise!" How do you want to Praise Him today? Have you been blessed by something you've heard on-air at Family Life? Maybe at one of our Theater Productions, or concerts? We would love to hear from you. You can call 1-888-413-4156 or you can leave a note below.

Today we mourn a legend. Former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Alex Karras is dead at the age of 77.  According to the "Detroit Free Press," he recently experienced kidney failure and had only been given a few days to live.  Karras also suffered from dementia and cancer over the past few years.  According to CNN, a family spokesman said Karras died at his home, surrounded by his family.

Karras was chosen by the Lions with the tenth overall pick in the 1958 NFL Draft out of Iowa and went on to play twelve seasons.  The four-time Pro Bowl selection was also a member of the NFL's 1960s All-Decade Team, despite missing the 1963 season as a suspension for alleged gambling.

After his playing days ended in 1970, Karras became an actor.  He is best remembered for his roles as Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" and as the father in the 1980s television sitcom "Webster."  Karras was also one of many former players who have taken part in a concussion lawsuit filed against the NFL.

>>The Number Of Americans With No Religious Affiliation Still Rising

A new study by the Pew Research Center finds the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion continues to grow at a rapid pace.  The research at PewForum.org shows a third of adults under 30 are religiously unaffiliated, the highest percentage ever in the organization's polling.  In the last five years those identifying as unaffiliated has risen from just over 15 percent to just under 20 percent.

>>Cyclists Preparing For Faith-Based Bike Tour To End Poverty

Cyclists are signing up for the Sea to Sea 2013 Bike Tour sponsored by the Reformed Church in America.  The tour across North America is designed to raise awareness and funds in support of those living in poverty around the world and is co-sponsored by Partners Worldwide and the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee.  The nine week road tour begins on June 21, 2013 and each rider is required to raise at least $10-thousand toward the cause.  For more info logon to SeaToSea.org.

>>New Testament Illustrated With Lego's On The Shelves

Brendan Powell Smith's motivation to create a Bible illustrated with Lego illustrations is to help people understand the story of the Bible.  Powell tells "Time" magazine he read the Bible as a philosophy and theology student in his twenties and he couldn't understand why most people weren't aware of the Bible's stories.  He has followed last year's "The Brick Bible: The Old Testament" with a recently released New Testament version.  The Bible is illustrated with over one-thousand full color scenes that covers all four Gospels, the book Acts, and Revelation. 

 

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