This is the final Week In Review for not just the year, but the DECADE! Praise God for all his works, and that includes the fact that for the full decade, not a week has passed wherein He did not lay out either a soldier or LEO of the United States. This week, for example, SIX have met their end.
Also, during this decade it has become very clear that the nations of the world have spent billions of dollars on their sports entertainment. It is fitting that God has been turning attention to those new gods. This week he got the attention of the Lions when a wide receiver’s baby was snatched up at less-than-six-months old. Instead of comforting and encouraging the man to put away vanity and idolatry the media yammers on doing the exact opposite: https://www.yahoo.com/sports/detroit-lions-wide-receiver-marvin-jones-son-marlo-died-002756844.html?ncid=other_mailntkcue_vsrmqv1pcd0
Remember the Robert Kraft (New England Patriots owner) prostitution prosecution? Well, he now might face felony charges surrounding the same illicit sex acts since it was part of a larger sex-trafficking case: https://boston.cbslocal.com/2019/12/28/robert-kraft-prostitution-charges-florida-spa-patriots/
A little plane crashed near Lafayette, LA airport killing FIVE. One of whom was the daughter-in-law of LSU’s football coach, and a sports reporter: https://people.com/sports/sports-reporter-carley-mccord-among-5-dead-louisiana-plane-crash/?utm_medium=browser&utm_source=people.com&utm_content=20191228&utm_campaign=469965
An ESPN reporter died at only 34 years: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/espn-s-ed-aschoff-dead-34-after-battling-pneumonia-n1107056
There was a huge car bomb which killed 76 people in Somalia: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/28/africa/somalia-unrest-bombing-intl/index.html
New Normal Section
In England the M1 was shut down after a serious accident as people were trying to get home for Xmas: https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/breaking-m1-shut-motorway-closed-21159929
Many women were killed in suspected jihadist attack in Burkina Faso: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50908880 31 of the 35 were women.
More than FIFTY were injured in a Virginia Interstate Pileup: https://www.npr.org/2019/12/22/790621008/more-than-50-injured-in-virginia-interstate-pileup-involving-nearly-70-vehicles?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=twitter.com
Year/Decade End Reviews Section
This one purports to explain “how we got here”: https://amp.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/22/2010s-decade-that-left-us-reeling?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_b-gdnnews&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true
This one talks about those who all died in 2019: https://flipboard.com/@closeruk/2019-in-goodbyes-u2i02h76rdk4td9j?from=share
This one covers “Royals” for 2019: https://flipboard.com/@tatleruk/2019-in-royals-vej9jt55t295m46n?from=share
This one is all about “Conflict & Tragedy” in 2019: https://flipboard.com/@euronews/2019-in-conflict-tragedy-fmha1m4b22o6ijla?from=share
While this one covers UK Politics in 2019: https://flipboard.com/@huffpostuk/2019-in-politics-6c5p5f63r4hdc0lc?from=share
This is all of UK in review 2019: https://flipboard.com/@yearinreviewuk/2019-uk-year-in-review-bknrm9adfvi83ud0?from=share
Whereas AP covers all of 2019: https://apnews.com/2019-YearinReview
While Vox claims to look at all of the 2010s in review: https://www.vox.com/2019/12/23/21028516/2010s-decade-review
Then there’s Scandal & Controversy in 2019: https://flipboard.com/@independent/2019-in-scandal-controversy-ohej465mieissc9e?from=share
USA Today is more inclusive as it lists the 10 lists which “define 2010s”: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2019/12/25/2019-end-year-2010-decade-review-10-lists/4390206002/
Here’s hoping Our God will be as bountiful to his little sheep, worldwide in the 2020s!
Daniel 2:20-23 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou has now made known unto us the king’s matter.