Recent U.S. administration announcements could lead one to conclude that the war in Afghanistan is ending.
On the contrary. The plan that President Obama recently announced just relies upon different military solutions, rather than peaceful alternatives for the Afghan people.
How so? Under this plan Afghanistan will become a major non-NATO ally, subjecting the people of Afghanistan to yet another military alliance and continuing the last three decades of war and instability.
Allow me one more thought from Joshua 3 and 4 before we leave it. Last week we looked at the experience of Joshua leading the children of Israel across the Jordan River. God instructed them to take 12 stones from the riverbed to make a monument where they camped the first night. The stones would be a way to share their faith with their children and also a witness to other nations how God had miraculously stopped the river’s flow for the people to cross.
They’re called Crosses of Mercy, three tall crosses — two pale blue and one gold — planted across at least 29 states and Washington, D.C., plus Zambia and the Philippines.
Where I live in Florida, I’ve seen several sets of them and I’ve always wondered about them since they don’t seem to be connected to any one church. They’re usually out in the middle of nowhere, randomly planted on the highway.
Whether the sun is shining or the rain is pouring, the sounds of toe-tapping Bluegrass beats will fill the air at the White Acres Campground for the annual Bardstown Bluegrass Festival Friday and Saturday.
The event will be 6-10 p.m. Friday and noon – 10 p.m. Saturday at the White Acres Campground pavilion. Tickets for Friday cost $10, Saturday costs $20, or tickets for both days cost $25. Children 12 and younger are admitted free, if accompanied by an adult. Tickets will be sold at the gate.
Working at the 12th Evacuation Hospital in Cu Chi, Vietnam, in 1970, LaRue County native Charles Allen had seen the guts and gore of what war is really like, unlike the glory in which it is often portrayed.
Thomas the Tank Engine will visit The Kentucky Railway Museum in New Haven June 2-3 and June 9-10.
The event allows children and their families a chance to take a 25-minute ride with a 15-ton replica of Thomas, star of the Thomas and Friends series. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
There will be a hands-on arts and crafts station, train tables and coloring sheets, storytelling, video viewing and magic show.
Tickets are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up and available by calling 866-468-7630 or visiting www.kyrail.org.