On my radio program last month, Pastor Carl Gallups joined us to talk about his newest book “Final Warning: Understanding the Trumpet Days of Revelation” (published by WND Books), in which he explained his understanding of the possible portent the seven trumpets represent of end time prophecy as described in the Bible’s book of Revelation.
Gallups, in explaining that the third trumpet is described as “Wormwood,” drew an interesting correlation to the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl in Ukraine, noting that Revelation 8:11 given to Apostle John at Patmos was, “And the name of the star was Wormwood.”
Gallups said “Wormwood” translated into modern Ukrainian language becomes the word “chernobyl” or “chornobyl.”
The Chernobyl nuclear facility is located in Pripyat, Ukraine, close to the Dnieper River. When reactor No. 4 blew, it spewed a fireball of radioactive, flaming rubbish that rained down on the population below. The stars that fell from heaven?
Watch this haunting video taken by a drone camera that captured the eeriness of the abandoned city of Pripyat, a ghost town. The story behind the video footage here.
“School is closed!”
Matt Glendinning, principal of the Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, used a parody of a hit song let his students know that because of an oncoming blizzard, there’d be no school. His parody of the popular Disney “Frozen” song “Let it Go” became a viral hit, nearing three million views. “Let it snow” gets two “thumbs up!”
Here’s a local TV news report about the hit video.
And the viral video even made international news with this item in the Daily Mail UK, which included the parody’s lyrics:
“School is closed, school is closed! Cos’ it snowed so much last night.
School is closed, school is closed! So stay at home, sit tight.
Stay inside or go out and play, gonna grab my sleigh. The cold never bothered me anyway.”
This tiny tot sings “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” and I guarantee you, she is just adorable. Ee-eye-ee-eye-oh … dagnabbit!
Meanwhile, this Grandma gets down in the kitchen with ice, baby.
Pop a tissue from the dispenser
You’re going to need it when you watch this video.
Meet the Chens, a Christian couple who for the past nine years had tried to conceive. You accompany them from the moment they arrive at the airport to board a plane that will take them to the city where they will finally meet the infant child destined to become theirs. You will follow their journey with them and feel their excitement and joyful anticipation. And learn of their devotion and faith in God and how that guides them. And then, you’re there when they finally meet and hold their baby son.
“The whole trip has all been about closing the distance between us and our son,” says the new dad. “And I can’t believe that we’re this close.”
The video focuses on their deep joy. Surely God has blessed the precious gift baby Jacob’s biological mother has given them. This is such a poignant 8-minute slice of life, you will be glad you watched it. Keep those tissues handy.
News tips from a pro
Where does a seasoned investigative reporter get her news? Former CBS television journalist Sharyl Atkisson, author of “Stonewalled – My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington” says she’s often asked that question.
“One of the most frequent questions people ask me after reading ‘Stonewalled’ is: Where can I find good journalism that speaks truth to power in a fearless fashion?”
Atkisson, who testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee in last week’s Attorney General confirmation hearings, lists her top 11 news sites. Here are three of them. To see them all, click here.
This brother and sister duo will surprise you with their talent. Hanging out in their kitchen one day amid the family laundry and pet food bowl, they break out in song. What happens next might surprise you.
Teen Nathan Leach has been posting videos of his music on YouTube for the past couple of years.
He writes,”I enjoy listening to and playing music. It’s fun.”
His enthusiasm is evident in his recordings. In this video, his sister Eva joins in.