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Solomon says:

"Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?" 

-Proverbs 27:23


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Chuck Smith: "If you believe the first verse of the Bible, you should have no difficulty with the rest of it. A God who is big enough to create the heaven and the earth is big enough to do anything and everything else that the Bible says that He did." -Chuck Smith Bible Commentary, Acts 26     

Remembering those who have gone on before us (R). -Photo IC News


News Index - 2017

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News Index - A.D. 2017

Note: Some articles selected for Week may have earlier original publication dates. 

Week 36 | Sep 3-9

Cover photo (L): "My sheep hear my voice." A herd of sheep grazing off Winchester Rd near French Valley Airport. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. I and the Father are one."

-John 10:28-30 (New King James Version)

Featured: Calvary Chapel Relief

Week 35 | Aug 27-Sep 2

  • POLITICS: Southern Poverty Law Center transfers millions in cash to offshore entities. -Free Beacon
  • RELIGION: D. James Kennedy Ministries files defamation lawsuit against Southern Poverty Law Center (video). -Remnant Newspaper
  • OPINION: Nobody has more in common with white supremists than the abortion industry. -LifeSite News
  • DISASTER: Help HURRICANE HARVEY victims (video). -Samaritan's Purse
  • RELIGION: Farrakhan -- "My Redeemer liveth ... my Jesus is alive!" (video). -Black Christian News

Cover photo (L): 'Yes, we have no buses.' Menifee Union School District's new headquarters contrasts with the 2017-2018 school year budget shortfall which axed busing for 1300 K-12 student bus riders. -Photo IC News

The Bible says ... "Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts."

-Jeremiah 15:16 (New King James Version)

Featured: Black Christian News

Week 34 | Aug 20-26

  • Crusade: SoCal Harvest w/Greg Laurie -- 'A Second Chance for America.' -Harvest

Cover photo (L): Phil Wickham is a regular at Harvest crusades in Anaheim, as seen in this 2016 Harvest performance. -File photo IC News

The Bible says ... "Man who is born of a woman is few of days and full of trouble."

-Job 14:1


Week 33 | Aug 13-19

  • POLITICS: Ousted White House chief strategist Bannon 'going to war for Trump.' -Bloomberg 
  • SAFETY: Why firefighters warn never leave plastic bottles of water in cars. -Country Living
  • SCIENCE: 'Scripture does have a considerable degree of historical credibility.' -Purdue Library blog
  • LOCAL: Two men shot dead in Menifee, suspect identified and on the run. -Press Enterprise
  • LOCAL: Riverside County June unemployment rises to 5.7%, 59k jobless. -My Valley News
  • BOOK REVIEW: 'Cuckoos in the Nest...Apostasy in the Church,' by Sam Gordon. -Assist News
  • MOVIE: 'Same Kind of Different as Me' w/Rene Zellweger (trailer). -USA Today

Cover photo (L): Books kickin' against the oppression. -File photo IC News

The Bible says ... "On every side the wicked prowl, as vileness is exalted among the children of man." 

-Psalm 12:8

Featured: Last Days Ministries / Keith and Melody Green

Week 32 | Aug 6-12

  • Outcry tour: Citizens Bank Arena/Ontario/Tuesday/featuring Jesus Culture. -Press Enterprise
  • Inside Drudge's new look. -Axios
  • Book: "Big Agenda - President Trump's Plan to Save America," David Horowitz. -C-SPAN (video)
  • Trump legal team no match for Muller's. -Bloomberg
  • 6.5 million Americans paid fine rather than pay Obamacare premiums. -Ballotpedia
  • Guam Governor, citizens respond to N. Korea's direct nuclear threat (video). -Pacific Daily News
  • Imprisoned ill Canadian pastor released by N. Korea. -UPI
  • Atomic resolution blood studies on "Shroud of Turin" reveal torture. -PLOS
  • Mark of the Beast? Microchipping employees raises questions. -USA Today

Cover photo (L): Light shine.

The Bible says ... "But he who is noble plans noble things, and on noble things he stands."

-Isaiah 32:8

Featured: The Call

Week 31 |  Jul 30-Aug 5

Cover photo (L): Rock face, Reche Canyon Rd., Riverside County. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "The man declares, I am weary, O God; I am weary, O God, and worn out. Surely I am too stupid to be a man. I have not the understanding of a man. I have not learned wisdom, nor have I knowledge of the Holy One."

-Proverbs 30:1

Featured: The Seventy Sevens

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Week 30 | Jul 23-29

Cover photo (L): Stream, Sequoia National Park, California. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money." 

-Matthew 6:24

Featured: The White House

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Week 29 | Jul 16-22

  • Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary. -NY Times
  • All honorably discharged veterans will soon get to shop tax-free. -Military Times
  • CBN News launches weekly "Faith Nation" on Facebook LIVE -- Sean Spicer first guest. -CBN
  • Displaced Christian survivors unlikely to return to liberated Mosul. -Baptist Press
  • Opinion: UNESCO is an immoral, anti-Semitic organization decent countries should leave. -Gatestone
  • Russian lawyer offers to testify to Congress. -Newsmax
  • Riverside: A victory in CA state court for pro-life pregnancy centers. -ACLJ
  • CA SB 219 requires long-term care facilities -- including religious -- to allow residents access to the bathrooms of their 'perceived' sexual orientation. -Black Christian News
  • Report: The growing threat to religious liberty in America. -Family Research Council
  • World's largest firefighting aircraft sits idle in CA as over 50 fires rage in western states (video). -CBS News

Cover photo (L): San Bernardino Mountains from Nuevo, Riverside County. "In the Lord I take refuge; how can you say to my soul, 'Flee like a bird to your mountain ...'" (Psalm 11:1-3). -File photo IC News

The Bible says ... "If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household."

-Matthew 10:25


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Week 28 | Jul 9-15

  • Was Don Jr. set up? -NewsMax
  • Holy sting Batman! Russian attorney claimed 'people tied to Russia' were funding the DNC and supporting Clinton. -Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • 27 pastors pray for president Trump in Oval Office. -Black Christian News
  • DOJ let Russian lawyer into U.S. before she met with Trump Jr.. -The Hill
  • In court battle with Disney, VidAngel trys new way to filter Hollywood. -BYU
  • Grand opening for Menifee's flagship Stater Bros. -Menifee24/7
  • Reset to April 2015: Cash flowed to Clinton Foundation amid Russian uranium deal under then Secretary of State Clinton. -NY Times
  • Google funds software project to automate writing local news. -Recode

Cover photo (L): "Now, behold, I release you today from the chains on your hands ... the whole land is before you; go wherever you think it good and right to go." -Jeremiah 40:4

The Bible says ... "Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving."

-Colossians 2:6

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Week 27 | Jul 2-8

  • Spencer Johnson, author of "Who Moved My Cheese?" and coauthor of "The One Minute Manager," dies in San Diego at 78. -San Diego Union-Tribune
  • Massive Menifee movie screen, theater complex inked. -Press Enterprise
  • Harvest's Calvary Chapel identity not lost in 'dual citizenship' merger with 15 million member Southern Baptist Convention, says Laurie. -Press Enterprise

Cover photo (L): Happy 241st America! Temecula's annual July 4th fireworks show at Ronald Reagan Sports Park is a crowd pleaser. -File photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "Did he not make them one, with a portion of the Spirit in their union? And what was the one God seeking? Godly offspring. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth."

-Malachi 2:15

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Week 26 | Jun 25-Jul 1

  • Riverside unemployment rate 4.6. -EDD
  • Republicans: Trump tweets over Morning Joe hosts 'inappropriate.' -Bloomberg News
  • The hourly wage needed to rent 2 bedroom housing in each state. -National Low Income Housing Coalition
  • Gorsuch is ruling 'right' on SCOTUS cases. -Los Angeles Times
  • Kentucky's 'Bible Literacy Bill' ok's Bible as textbook in public schools. -NBC
  • Ten Commandments monument smashed in Arkansas (video). -Religion News
  • VA student gets prison for registering dead as Democrat voters. -Richmond Times-Dispatch
  • Global ransomware cyber attack also hits U.S. hospitals. -Recode
  • Half of Americans spend entire paychecks. -CNN Money
  • SCOTUS 6-3 overturns Arkansas ruling to block birth certificate signatures of same-sex couples. -Lifescript
  • Former MLB player's son on life support after being hit with baseball. -USA Today
  • Three resignations accepted at CNN after Trump-Russian link retraction.  -CNN Money

Cover photo (L): "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth." -Genesis 1:1

The Bible says ... "Then Job answered the Lord and said: 'I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.'"

-Job 42:1-2

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Week 25 | Jun 18-24

  • Escaping Islamic State in Mosul: 'We were in hell.' -CNN
  • American Christian aid worker in Mosul rescues little girl under IS sniper fire (video). -CBS
  • Handel (R) wins in Georgia -- 4th consecutive special election win for Republicans since Trump won presidency. -CNN
  • It's June and High Sierras are still covered in snow. -Climate Central
  • Doctors experimenting on children -- permanent consequences. -The Public Discourse
  • Ramon Williams -- a pioneer in Australian Christian journalism. -Assist News
  • Third Christian woman believed kidnapped near Cairo since March. -Assist News
  • 23 signs you're about to be fired. -Business Insider
  • Protestors interrupt Trump assassination play. -Hollywood Reporter

← Cover photo: Rescue Ministry -- David Eubank (L), founder of Free Burma Rangers, a Jesus-based, multi-ethnic humanitarian aid organization, heroically rescues a little girl from IS sniper fire in Mosul on June 3 (see CBS video). -Photo used by permission of Free Burma Rangers.

The Bible says ... "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?"

 -Romans 8:35

Featured: Free Burma Rangers 

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Week 24 | Jun 11-17

  • Rosenstein warns America to 'exercise caution' over anonymous reports. -Fox News
  • Greg Laurie, Harvest CF to join Southern Baptist Convention. -Christianity Today
  • The lawsuit of a coroner's investigator against Los Angeles County. -Los Angeles Times
  • Fired Jewish paramedic sues over supervisor's 'Anne's Franks' comments. -USA Today
  • An 8-year old was taken off life support at UCLA, organs donated; now police are investigating. -Los Angeles Times
  • Christina Grimmie fans gather at Orlando's 'Plaza Live' one year after the singer's murder. -Orlando Sentinel
  • Harvest America 2017 - Phoenix live stream, Sunday, June 11. -Together LA

Cover photo (L): "Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you ..." -Philippians 2:12ff.

The Bible says ... "But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed ..."

-2 Corinthians 4:7ff

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Week 23 | Jun 4-10

Cover photo (L): California Giants: children run to giant Sequioas in America's second national park -- Sequioa National Park. -Photo IC News

The Bible says ... "The Lord by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens."

-Proverbs 3:19

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Week 22 | May 28-Jun 3

  • Opinion: Released court documents reveal Obama admin was "massively spying" on Americans -- illegally. -USA Today
  • Video of President Trump as decapitated costs comic Kathy Griffin jobs -- even after 'apology.' -Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette 
  • Gates, Zuckerberg share same job warnings to Class of 2017. -MarketWatch
  • Ten things that will soon disappear. -Kiplinger

Cover photo (L): Veterans remembered on Memorial Day with over 200,000 graveside flags planted by volunteers at Riverside National Cemetery. -File photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "Those who forsake the law praise the wicked, but those who keep the law strive against them."

-Proverbs 28:4

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Week 21 | May 21-27

  • Iraqi top cleric: Either convert to Islam, or else [be] killed. -Assist News
  • Coroner: 52-year old rock icon Chris Cornell hanged himself. -AP
  • Trump is first sitting president to visit Israel's Wailing Wall. -Breaking Israel News
  • Robots, automation could replace 7 million American workers. -Business Insider

Cover photo (L): Hawk camouflaged in tree, southwest Riverside County. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight."

-Proverbs 4:7

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Week 20 | May 14-20

  • 'Fake history' established foundation for 'fake news.' -Public Discourse
  • Christian persecution summit: 600 Christian leaders, 130 nations. -Assist News
  • Award-winning journalist Valedez slain in Mexico -- 6th Mexican reporter murdered since March. -Voice of America
  • Khan Academy subtly promotes LGBT in homeschool tests. -One News Now
  • Barna Group: Christians hold historically non-Christian beliefs. -Baptist Press

Cover photo (L): Mom's remembered -- Mother's Day; Menifee Valley Cemetery. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says: "... and His mother treasured all these words in her heart."

-Luke 2:51

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Week 19 | May 7-13

  • VP Mike Pence opens Christian persecution summit sponsored by BGEA. -Assist News

Cover photo (L): Rock garden mist. Pine Cove County Park, San Jacinto Mountains. -Photo IC News.  

The Bible says ... "And Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray."

-Luke 5:16

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Week 18 | Apr 30-May 6

  • A bipartisan case for school choice. -Public Discourse
  • 'One Less Orphan:' a church acts on biblical command. -Baptist Press
  • U.S. appeals court: same-sex couple can seek damages from Kentucky evangelical clerk. -Reuters
  • Women fighting IS: Hundreds of us will die in Raqqa. -The Guardian
  • Why 'silenced' children of same-sex couples need the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA). -American Thinker
  • P.S., Justice Kennedy: Same-Sex Marriage Isn't Good For Kids. -Public Discourse
  • Surrogacy & Same-Sex Marriage: A Tale of Two Countries. -Public Discourse
  • Producing babies for homosexuals: surrogacy industry targets lower-income military wives. -Public Discourse

Cover photo (L): Migrant workers havesting fields in Hemet. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money .. lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God." 

2 Timothy 3:1-5 (New American Standard Bible)

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Week 17 | Apr 23-29

Cover photo (L): Mile-high Idyllwild sunset looking west to the Pacific Ocean. -File photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" 

-John 14:6

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Week 16 | Apr 16-22

  • Taliban disguised in Afghan army uniforms kill 140 Afghan soldiers inside base. -Reuters
  • Opinion: Ivanka Trump's LGBT activism contradicts her professed orthodox Jewish faith. -LifeSite News
  • Opinion: Islamic State is the embodiment of Islam. -GodReports
  • Russia bans Jehovah's Witnesses. -NY Times
  • Middle East Christian plight is a 'stain on humanity.' -Assyrian International News Agency
  • Chibok parents are still praying and 'groaning' 3-years after Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. -Baptist Press
  • O'Reilly to exit Fox News (video). -NY Magazine
  • Ex-Patriots Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in prison. -ABC News
  • Zukerberg's 'augmented reality' vision is adios to smartphone. -Business Insider
  • Russia unveils newest Artic military base with nuclear-ready aircraft. -Daily Mail
  • China, Russia dispatch spy vessels as U.S. carrier strike group approaches N. Korean waters. -Stars and Stripes
  • Why we should invite non-Christian friends, neighbors and coworkers to church on Easter. -Christianity Today 

Cover photo (L): "Metamorphosis: a change of form, structure, substance or function." On Easter Sunday, butterflies enjoy slices of watermelon as children interact with over 14 species of butterflies at San Diego Safari Park Butterfly Jungle. -Photo IC News..

The Bible says ... "And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved."

-Acts 4:12

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Week 15 | Apr 9-15

  • Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood. -LifeSite News
  • WSJ: Princeton seminary snubs a conservative Presbyterian pastor. -FreedomX
  • Domestic murder-suicide shooting in San Bernardino classroom also claims life of 8-year old student, wounds another. -The Sun
  • Neil Gorsuch sworn in as U.S. Supreme Court justice (video). -PBS
  • CA legislature seeks to prevent local law enforcement agencies from contacting Feds on immigration violations. -NY Times
  • TV special: 'Persecution and the Gospel' (video). -Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
  • 44 killed in Egypt Palm Sunday church bombings, IS claims responsibility. -Voice of America
  • Film review: 'The Case for Christ.' -Stephen J. Bedard

Cover photo (L): Sheep in Menifee graze east of Antelope Road. -File photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, 'Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?'"

-Mark 4:41

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Week 14 | Apr 2-8

  • Target CEO blindsided by AFA boycott. -Business Insider
  • 2,379 gray whale sightings off Malibu's Pt. Dume this season. -Malibu Surfside News
  • Fox News O'Reilly harassment settlements add up. -NY Times
  • Rand Paul: Susan Rice should testify under oath about Trump surveillance. -The Hill
  • Boycott or not, N.C. claims 6th NCAA title. -Daily News
  • National Geographic and 'institutionalized child abuse.' -World
  • Called to be faithful, not successful. -Christianity Today
  • 13 seniors killed in Texas church bus collision. -Baptist Press

Cover photo (L): "Keep Manhattan, just give me that countryside ..." The 'Green Acres' 60s sitcom theme song fits Menifee valley in the spring. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the Lord of hosts."

-Zechariah 4:6

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Week 13 | Mar 26-Apr 1 

  • UN: More than 5 million Syrian refugees. -Assyrian International News Agency
  • Transgenders jump ship, warn others. -World
  • Mike Pence lives by 'the Billy Graham rule.' -The Atlantic
  • N.C. repeals HB 2. -Reuters
  • Planned Parenthood Ariz. Director emeritus: 'Creepy' to call them babies. -Christian Post
  • Pa. public school sued over permitting female claiming male gender-ID to undress in boys locker room. -Charisma News
  • Media, NCAA, NAACP bully N.C. over morality. -Star Tribune
  • Rabbi: Buy Israel real estate now -- land prices will soar after Messiah arrives. -Israel Breaking News
  • Harvest America to be televised to its largest audience. -ASSIST

Cover photo (L): Remembering Inland Empire's 2016-2017 winter; Christmas Day, Idyllwild. -File photo IC News

The Bible says ... "An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, but one whose way is straight is an abomination to the wicked." 

-Proverbs 29:27

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Week 12 | Mar 19-25

Cover photo (L): Light and color interplay in colorful man-made caves inside Salvation Mountain in Niland, CA created by late Christian artist Leonard Knight. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."

-John 3:16

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Week 11 | Mar 12-18

Cover Photo (L): Storm cell hovers over San Bernadino Mountains (background) recently as viewed from Hemet. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

-2 Peter 3:18

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Week 10 | Mar 5-11

  • Christian bakers fined $135K get day in court. -Christian Post
  • President Obama also referred to slaves as 'immigrants'. -USA Today
  • WikiLeaks publishes hacked CIA documents. -Time
  • Stepping where Moses stepped. -Assist News
  • Supreme Court boots public schools bathroom-choice case. -One News Now
  • Shabbaz Bhatti: Assassinated for defending Pakistan's Christians against blasphemy laws. -Assist News
  • How faith changed a 360lb homeless teen into a Purdue basketball star (video). -CBS News

Cover photo (L): Snowboarder and skier heaven -- well, seems that good at Mammoth Mountain as frequent snow showers keep a powder cover on slopes. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience ... forgiving each other ... just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you." 

-Colossians 3:12-13 -New American Standard Bible

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Week 9 | Feb 26-Mar 4

Cover photo (L): Drought over? Over 42 feet of snow has fallen in Mammoth this season. Trucks reportedly were hauling snow off the mountain. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul."

-Psalm 19:7

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Week 8 | Feb 20-25

  • Security installed at Menifee skate park set to reopen March 1. -Press Enterprise
  • Crosses raised as land is liberated from IS.-Assyrian International News Agency
  • Melendez introduces AB536 to save CA federal funding. -My Valley News
  • Two imprisoned Iranian Christians end successful hunger strike. -Assist News
  • 750 thousand Mosul civilians face starvation as 4-month siege continues. -AINA
  • Christian father, son murdered as IS sets sights on Egyptian Christians. -AINA
  • Child trafficking awareness. -Baptist Press
  • Evangelicals and the environment. -Assist News
  • Book: History of pioneer Ecuador Christian radio station HCJB. -Assist News
  • Captured IS terrorist professes to have raped hundreds. -Christian Post
  • Sunni mother raped by IS terrorist in front of  her children. -Christian Post
  • 'Jane Roe' of Roe v. Wade died a friend of life. -Baptist Press

Photo (L): United we stand: end the genocide of Christians and other peoples perceived as evil by Islamic State and Boko Haram.

The Bible says ... "Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, 'Behold, we did not know this,' does not he who weighs the heart perceive it?"

-Proverbs 24:11-12

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Week 7 | Feb 12-19

  • Norma McCorvey, antiabortion advocate, dies. -Dallas News
  • Largest West Coast CarMax opens in Murrieta. -Automotive News
  • Zuckerberg's "Building Global Community" vision. -Facebook
  • DQ manager arrested in bullied teen suicide case. -Inside Edition
  • Mother of 4 defies deportation, takes sanctuary in Unitarian church. -CBS
  • USA: Jews most-liked religious group. -Breaking Israel News
  • "Miracles from Heaven" wins best movie at "Christian Oscars." -Assist News
  • DOJ withdraws Obama-era request for stay on public school bathroom policy block. -Christian News Network
  • $100M Fed lawsuit against Lance Armstrong moves forward. -USA Today
  • 188,000 ordered to evacuate CA Orville Dam flood zone. -ABC
  • Louisiana black minister vs. white sheriff. -NY Times Magazine
  • Fired over religious sermon content, ex-state worker wins case. -Baptist Press
  • Aspects of refugee ban deeply concerning to Evangelical leaders. -Baptist Press
  • Immigration sweeps vs. finding refuge in houses of worship. -Washington Post
  • Children of illegal immigrant deported to Mexico speak. -Time
  • New Education Secretary DeVos blocked entry to D.C. public school. -ABC
  • Ken Starr on shortlist to head Office of International Religious Freedom. -Religion News Service
  • Book: After Saturday Comes Sunday - Understanding the Christian Crisis in the Middle East. -Assyrian International News Agency

Photo (L): Moonrise over San Jacinto Peak (10,834 ft.), from Homeland. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "Seek and read from the book of the Lord." 

-Isaiah 24:11

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Week 6 | Feb 5-11

  • 6 of 7 nations on Trump's travel ban -- ban Israeli passport holders. -Jewish News Service
  • William Carey U. tornado devastation draws aid. -Baptist Press
  • David and Goliath(s): VidAngel sued by Disney, Warner Bros. and LucasFilms in battle to filter movies suitable for family viewing. -VidAngel
  • Patriots Super Bowl winning game plan left behind. -USA Today
  • Truth from fiction: Secretary of Education nominee Betsy Devos. -Snopes
  • Why Samoa moves toward Christian Trinity statement in proposed constitutional amendment. -CBN

Photo (L):  Winter, San Bernardino Mountains, from Ramona Expressway. -Photo IC News.

"The Bible says ..." And when he saw their faith, he said, "Man, your sins are forgiven you.' And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, 'Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?'

-Luke 5:20-21

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Week 5 | Jan 29-Feb 4

Photo (L): "The ravens brought [Elijah] bread and meat in the morning ..." -Photo IC News.

"The Bible says ..." And Elisha said, 'Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.'

-2 Kings 2:9

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Week 4 | Jan 22-28

  • Judge blocks parts of U.S. seven-country temporary refugee ban. -NY Magazine
  • President Trump's immigration order, annotated. -NY Times
  • VP Mike Pence tells D. C. pro life rally "life is winning." -NY Times
  • Trump: 20% tax on Mexico imports to help fund wall. -Fortune
  • San Bernardino terrorist massacre: a 2nd immigration fraud conviction. -Reuters
  • Injured hikers rescued from Mt. Baldy avalanche. -Fox News
  • White Trump voter tips D.C. black waitress $450, writes 'God bless.' -Dallas News
  • Dow hits 20,000, Trump/earnings reignite rally. -Reuters
  • Trump signs order for Keystone, Dakota pipelines. -CBS News
  • Zuckerberg visits Texas ministers, curious how different church denominations work together, perform community services. -Baptist Press
  • Trump to 'send Feds' if Chicago carnage doesn't end. -ABC News
  • U.S. sent $221M to Palestinian Authority in Obama's last hours in office. -AP
  • House votes to ban taxpayer funding of U.S. abortions. -LifeSite News
  • Riverside County's homeless count could solve problem. -Press Enterprise
  • Trump defunds International Planned Parenthood. -Black Christian News
  • Riverside Emergency Center activated due to storms. -Press Enterprise

"The Bible says ..." To do righteousness and justice is desired by the Lord more than sacrifice.

-Proverbs 21:3

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Week 3 | Jan 15-21

Photo (L): Mountain view, Nuevo. -Photo IC News.

"The Bible says ..." Enter by the narrow gate ... for the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

-Matthew 7:13-14

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Week 2 | Jan 8-14

  • Menifee woman struck by truck improves. -Valley News
  • CBU moving up to NCAA Division I status, $73M arena. -Press Enterprise
  • Hemet DMV street preacher wins appeal. -Christian News 
  • Checkmate: the day 'San Diego' Chargers died. -LA Times
  • California: blizzard, floods. -Reuters
  • Farewell: Obama warns America -- from Chicago (video). -CBS News
  • Obama presidency: 'war on religion' or 'Amazing Grace'? -Religion News
  • Rocky Mountains' formation baffles geologists (video). -What on Earth?
  • Family of disabled Chicago man kidnapped and tortured speaks out. -Fox News
  • Iraq: fleeing Islamic State, finding Christ. -One News Now
  • 12 worst Christian persecution nations, U.S. makes list. -Black Christian News

Photo (L): Three crosses and Big Bear mountain. -Photo IC News

"The Bible says ..."  The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness.

-Jeremiah 31:2

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Week 1 | Jan 1-7

  • Hispanic Christians join outcry against anti-Israel UN vote. -Breaking Israel News
  • Speaker Ryan: GOP set to defund Planned Parenthood. -CNN
  • Baptist missionary to challenge law before Russia's Supreme Court. -Baptist Press
  • Shakers sect near extinction - one of the last three died Monday. -Washington Post

Photo (L): Winchester Farms Market Place, Winchester, CA. -Photo IC News.

The Bible says ... "In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one."

-Ephesians 6:16

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Established 2013 in southwestern Riverside County, the InterChurch News site unique visitors include readers locally and from 120 nations including Afghanistan, Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaidjan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbardos, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyrus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, Former Czechoslovakia, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Laos, Lativia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macendonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Vincent & Grenadines, Samoa Islands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uruguay, Vatican City State, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands and Zimbabwe.