Terrific News Tuesday

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. – Abraham Lincoln

Welcome to Terrific News Tuesday (TNT)!

In case this is your first time reading TNT, this column is all about good news. I know it’s hard to believe, but I won’t be complaining or criticizing anyone or anything in this column today – just writing about some terrific news that caught my attention!

Here are the stories that caught my attention for this week’s TNT column:

  • Federal Literacy Grant
  • The Flag and National Anthem
  • Banned Books Week 2017
  • Fall TV Season
  • Tim Tebow

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Thursday Numbers

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. – William Arthur Ward

Welcome to “Thursday Numbers!” In case you’re a first-time visitor, this is the weekly column where I take a look at the numbers that are in the news (in descending order) and provide commentary sometimes sprinkled with sarcasm.

This week’s topics include defense spending, unemployment, Steve Daines, GOP healthcare bill, Rob Quist & Greg Gianforte poll results, Tim Fox & Jon Tester, Great Falls casinos, Trump tweets, Jon Huntsman, Illegal crossings, Tony Romo, Congressional job approval, drunk driving, electric vehicle charging stations, Tim Tebow, and much more!

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The Sunday Message

Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.James 5:16 (NIV)

Many of you have probably heard about Tim Tebow. He was a great college quarterback and he also played several years in the NFL. He is now trying to make it in professional baseball.

Tim Tebow is also a Christian.

I admire Tebow not only for being a great athlete but for his Christianity. It is tough being a sports star in this world and walking the walk and talking the talk of a Christian. We could all use a few more Tim Tebows in this world.

Just the other day after an Arizona Fall League baseball game Tebow was signing autographs when a fan had a seizure and fell to the ground, limp. Tebow stopped what he was doing, placed his hand on the man, and prayed for him. After a few seconds, the man gasped for air and started talking. Tebow talked with him until paramedics came.

ABC 15 in Arizona has the story HERE.

God bless you, Tim Tebow. Thanks for setting a great example for all of us.


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Tebow Will Do Just Fine

The New York Jets released quarterback Tim Tebow on Monday (April 29). Some folks believe that Tebow was not treated properly by the Jets. I would have to agree.

A few people believe that the Jets should have released him before the draft so that he would have a better chance to be picked up by another team. It seemed (from afar) as though Jets coach Rex Ryan, for some reason, wanted to stick a knife in Tebow’s back and twist it.

Ryan told ESPN Radio, “We really didn’t take advantage, in my opinion, of his skill set. That’s nobody’s fault, ultimately it’s my fault.”

No kidding. Tebow played in 12 games for the Jets in 2012. He threw just eight passes and completed six for 39 yards. He carried the ball 32 times for 102 yards. The Jets had a terrible season finishing 6-10. The whole Jets 2012 season can be put into two words: Butt tackle. Continue reading

Caught My Eye…

Here we are – the last Friday of 2012, and you (almost) have another year under your belt, so congratulations!

For those of you heading out on New Year’s Eve, please don’t drink and drive.

If this is your first time visiting The Western Word, the “Caught My Eye” column is posted every Friday morning right here. This is where I take a quick look at some of the stories I did not have time to write about during the week – and I often throw in some sarcasm just to make you smile. So get ready to head into your weekend armed with knowledge and a smile.

Today I write about Gen. Schwarzkopf, milk, gun owner’s home addresses, NRA, Fiscal Cliff blame, unfavorable ratings, Tim Tebow, Detroit Lions, and much more…

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