32nd Annual D.C. Bible Reading Marathon Starts Saturday
This years annual 90-hour Bible Reading Marathon will kick off in Washington, D.C., Saturday as several congregations and members of Congress are expected to take turns reading from Genesis to Revelation in about four days. The 32nd annual marathon will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday and continue through 10 a.m. Wednesday. The event is hosted by the Indiana-based Bible distribution ministry, Seedline International, and will also be streamed online. The event traditionally has taken place every spring on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol. Read more about the marathon here.
MercyMe is Back With New Album
Best Selling Christian Band, MercyMe, has just released their new album. it is the band’s 10th studio album, and it’s called, “inhale (exhale).” Currently, the track “Say I Won’t” from the album is hitting the top ten in multiple Christian music charts. It is currently 6th on iTunes and 10th on the Christian Top 40 list. Additionally, it is also in 6th place on Billboard’s Top 100 Christian Songs. MercyMe is best know for their song, ‘I can only imagine”, which is the best selling Christian song of all time. There was also a movie based on the popular song. Watch videos from the new album here.
Christian Lawmaker Arrested After Allegedly Assaulting Student
A Kansas state lawmaker was arrested and charged after allegedly kneeing a student in the groin while substitute teaching. Republican state Rep. Mark Samsel was charged with misdemeanor battery and later released on $1,000 bond after the incident, which was captured on video by students in a classroom at Wellsville’s high school. Samsel, who is a member of Wellsville Family Church in Kansas, says he didn’t do anything wrong, and according to the Associated Press, will appear in district court on May 19. Read more about the ongoing case here.
Dog Gives Comfort To Grieving Child
Raelynn Nast, a 6-year-old from Fort Smith, Arkansas, was devastated after her father, Davey, died recently of colon cancer at 41 years old. The day of Davey’s visitation, Emily Beineman, happened to be jogging by with her dog, Blue. Raelynn approached her and asked if she could give Blue a hug. An immediate bond was formed. Raelynn then asked Emily to come inside and see her father, which Emily did. “Everyone was kind of looking around like, ‘Where did she come from?’ And she came in right next to Rae like they’d known each other for so long. There was that connection there,” Raelynn’s mom, Lacey, said. Raelynn and Emily got together again this week and plan to stay friends forever. Read more about Raelynn and Blue here.