Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Musings, Gallup

On a sprawling campus in Omaha, Nebraska is the operational headquarters of Gallup, Inc.  The world headquarters are in Washington, D.C. The offices of Gallup are not limited to the U.S. They have 40 offices in more than 20 countries. According to one online source, Gallup employees about 2,000 .
This Gallup site in Omaha, Nebraska.  Gallup University is also located on the the same campus. 
Why are we so familiar the Gallup? If we pay attention to polls that track opinions concerning political, social, and economic issues, then we know about Gallup. This company has been in operation since 1935. One online source reports that they conduct 1,000 interviews a day, 350 days out of a year, on landlines and cell phones in the US.

Why the interest in polls? Polls can reveal information on important issues of the day.

Last week, I picked up a recent issue of CT (Christianity Today)  On the cover of the magazine, one article caught my eye. What article? Workplace Bias is Real. This article details how one experiment with 9.600 resumes showed that religious discrimination is alive and well.
Bradley R. W. Wright and Michael Wallace conducted a large-scale field study to test for religious discrimination in one area of public life: the job application process.  The results of the survey were shocking. I was expecting one result, yet I found something totally different.

Interested in the article? Look online for CT Christianity Today June 2104. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Scripture ... Have you never heard?

Have you never heard?
Have you never understood?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
the creator of all the earth.
He never grows weak or weary.
 No one can measure the depths of his understanding.
He gives power to the weak
and strength to the powerless.
Even youths will become weak and tired,
and young men will fall in exhaustion.
But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength.
They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
They will walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40: 28 – 31 ( NLT)

St. Martin of Tours
Church is in Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pet of the week, Hummer

Hummer is this week’s pet. Hummer and his family live in Omaha, Nebraska. As you can tell by this picture, Hummer is a Doberman Pinscher. Described as loyal, intelligent, and alert, this breed is easily recognized.  Hummer’s owners describe him as a very gentle dog.



Thursday, July 17, 2014


"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old,familiar pillow."
Lin Yutang


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Celebration Dinner

After some anxious days it is nice not to have a cloud hanging over our visit.  After some stressful conversations and a bit of waiting, the news is good. Every thing has been approved. Prayers have been answered.  It is time to celebrate.

Now we move to the more work stage.  Thank you God. May we remember the lessons you allowed us to learn. Every trial, every situation, may I always turn to God first. Thank you God  for the privilege to pray for others we love.

Across from our table, we see this gorgeous table.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Thirsty Tuesday

Thirst Tea! Cafe on Tuesday
Drinking tea at 2:30 in Mid Town, Omaha
Cool interior

Cool exterior Mid Town 

O! Omaha!

Earle and Franklin discussing events in Omaha

"Franklin, do you know that Paul McCartney is in town visiting with Warren Buffett? " 
"Really Franklin, you don’t know about the Oracle of Omaha or Paul McCartney?"
No, I don’t!
"Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world. Paul McCartney is well… he is one of the Beetles."
"A beetle! Like the ones in mom and dad’s garden?"
"Gee Whiz Franklin! You are so out of it.  Just stand up and look out the window. They may come to this part of Omaha."

Do you see anything?

Follow by Email