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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Thursday, September 3, 2009


News bombards us from every angle, every day it seems: good news, bad news, old news, even sillly news. (I read somewhere that for a certain demographic, The Comedy Network's Daily Show is their main source of news!) Then there are the news junkies who must have their constant stream of breaking news, delivered by their source of choice be it CBC, CNN, Fox, Newsworld...

I think some of us get so swamped with all this "news overload" that we just check out and stop hearing or paying attention. I know lots of people who claim to never read a newspaper or listen to any news, good or bad, on radio or television. For them, it's considered self preservation.

I know I meet folks in my travels who claim NOT to have heard what I thought was well announced, well publicized, thoroughly covered in multiple ways with e-mail, Weekly Announcements, brochures, flyers, posters, facebook, newsletters, blog stories...and yet, somehow -- they missed it.

I hope we can all make good news choices. And I think it really does require us to make a choice as to how we'll stay informed about the news we really need to hear about.

One good choice, if you like to stay informed about what's going on in the Church, and what's coming your way that you can really, really use is the Ten Minute News!

No kidding! I just read the September issue here ( and it is chockablock FULL of great stuff. Coming events, ideas for study groups, world mission news and information you don't want to miss.

Make it a habit, every month to check in with the Ten Minute News, whether you read a hard copy or subscribe to the electronic version or just check in at the web site. You'll be glad you did.

And so will I; I love it when you're well-informed.

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