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Hold Your Heading

Rick Joyner, pilot and minister, gives this wise advice for facing the storms of life:†

"One of the first things that a pilot is taught about weather is to stay out of thunderstorms. The most violent weather on earth can be found in a thunderhead.

†"However, if you do get into a thunderhead, if you can remain calm and avoid panic, you will likely get through it. The key is not to overreact to the storm, but just slow down to a speed that will not over-stress the airplane during a potentially violent shock, and hold your heading.†

"A large thunderhead is seldom over ten miles wide, so the quickest way through it is to hold your course and go straight. Turning will actually keep you in the thunderhead longer, and will add stress to the aircraft because turns automatically create "G" forces. Pilots who panic and try to turn around in a storm often cause just enough extra stress on the plane to go beyond its limits."

Out of the Nest

An eagle's nest can be quite a home. Though found mostly at high elevations, like mountain cliffs, they can be quite large. The mama eagle will generally make a nest at least 8 feet by 8 feet. The largest on recor... [Read More]

Reference: The Ten(der) Commandments, Ron Mehl, pp. 19-21

Test for Citizenship

On October 1, 2008, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is scheduled to introduce a new citizenship test. The Redesigned Naturalization Test is intended to better measure the prospective citi... [Read More]

Reference: Daniel Gonzalez, "Aspiring citizens will face new test," The Arizona Republic (11-24-07); "Redesigned Naturalization Test," www.uscis.gov

How Strong are You?

On November 5th, 2010, 2010ís bank closures eclipsed the number of bank closures for 2009. In 2009, there were 140 bank closures; on November 5th, the FDIC announced the closure of K Bank of Randallstown, Maryland, an... [Read More]

Reference: Jennifer Corbett Dooren, "Update: FDIC: Two More Banks Fail; Total 2010 Failures Higher Than 2009," WSJ.com (11/5/10); "Bank Watch List Keeps Growing," CNBC.com (11/5/10)