Parable of the Sower

Bishop Cornelius Duncan with the ‘Parable of the Sower’

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/gwn/episodes/2018-06-30T16_38_32-07_00

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President Trump on Saturday lashed out at Democrats amid growing calls to abolish the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency.

“The Democrats are making a strong push to abolish ICE, one of the smartest, toughest and most spirited law enforcement groups of men and women that I have ever seen. I have watched ICE liberate towns from the grasp of MS-13 & clean out the toughest of situations. They are great!” Trump tweeted.

via Trump lashes out at Democrats over calls to abolish ICE, says ‘next it will be police’ – AOL News

Trump lashes out at Democrats over calls to abolish ICE, says ‘next it will be police’ – AOL News

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RIYADH, June 30 (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman had agreed to his request to increase oil production “maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels” to offset production from Iran and Venezuela.

There was no immediate comment from Saudi authorities.

via Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil production up to 2 million barrels – AOL News

Trump says Saudi king agreed to raise oil production up to 2 million barrels – AOL News

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 29 (Reuters) – A personal assistant to Paul Manafort granted the FBI access to a storage locker, allowing the government to secure evidence that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager is trying to suppress, according to testimony on Friday in a federal court hearing in Virginia.

FBI special agent Jeff Pfeiffer made the disclosure at a hearing to consider whether evidence from the locker and a separate search of Manafort’s home, both in the Washington, D.C., suburb of Alexandria, could be used in a Manafort trial set for July.

via Manafort assistant gave FBI access to storage locker: testimony – AOL News

Manafort assistant gave FBI access to storage locker: testimony – AOL News

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In a stunning reversal of a lower court decision Thursday, the US Supreme Court sided with religious liberty, ruling unanimously that a Kansas woman does indeed have the right to pray in her own home.

The case, Sause v. Bauer, centers on Mary Anne Sause, a devout Catholic who was playing her radio in her home when, according to her attorneys, police were called to investigate “a minor noise complaint.”

Sause says the cops harassed her and threatened to take her to jail when she asked why she would be arrested. Sause says that’s when things escalated.

via Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Woman’s Right to Pray in Her Own Home | CBN News

Supreme Court Unanimously Upholds Woman’s Right to Pray in Her Own Home | CBN News

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A persistent drought is affecting as much as 40% of China’s remote northwestern region of Inner Mongolia, causing over US$91 million in direct economic losses.

The regional weather bureau said Inner Mongolia has seen 25% less rainfall since mid-June and is around 1 °C (1.8 °F) higher in temperature than during the same period in previous years.

By June 27, 2018, nearly 37 million hectares (91 million acres) of grassland and over 35 million livestock had been affected, according to data provided by the regional department of agriculture and animal husbandry.

via Severe drought affecting 40% of Inner Mongolia, China

Severe drought affecting 40% of Inner Mongolia, China

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Faith leaders are reacting to the announcement by Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy that he’s retiring after serving on the high court for three decades.

Evangelist Franklin Graham issued a call to prayer.

“During the last presidential election, I encouraged people to vote and reminded them that election was not about bad language or one’s emails—but it was really about who did you trust most to nominate a justice or justices to the nation’s highest court,” Graham wrote on Facebook.

via ‘Let’s Pray for the President’: Faith Leaders Urge Wisdom as Search Begins for Justice Kennedy’s Replacement | CBN News

‘Let’s Pray for the President’: Faith Leaders Urge Wisdom as Search Begins for Justice Kennedy’s Replacement | CBN News

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The probability of a major earthquake occurring within the next 30 years has increased significantly in eastern Hokkaido, including Kushiro and Nemuro, according to a new seismic hazard map released by a Japanese Government committee.

via Japan national seismic hazard map: The probability of a major earthquake occurring within the next 30 years has increased significantly in northern Japan – Strange Sounds

Japan national seismic hazard map: The probability of a major earthquake occurring within the next 30 years has increased significantly in northern Japan – Strange Sounds

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