Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:
IstanbulSunday when a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ shared about her ministry in Istanbul, I learned several interesting things: (1) Istanbul, Turkey's population is five times that of New York City, (2) Only .01% are Christians with the majority of people being Muslim, (3) Muslims are taught the Koran all their lives but at 18 can look into other religions, (4) There is generally greater persecution of Christians in the villages than in the cities, but it varies from family to family, (5) they drink a lot of tea.
Murray PuraI discovered a new author: Murray Pura who wrote The Wings of Morning, and Amish Christian historical romance that I loved! Here's the trailer for it, my review will be up on our book blog this evening.
Richard DawsonI was sorry to hear that Richard Dawson died this week. I liked him on Hogan's Heroes and also as host on Family Feud.
Get A CatJune is "Adopt a Shelter Cat Month" or as Sparkle likes to say, "Adopt an Imprisoned Feline Overlord Month." We got our first cat, Moe, from a shelter and never regretted it. If you know nothing about cats, never fear, they will teach you. Won't you consider adopting a cat or a couple kittens this month? Many shelters are bringing their adoptable pets to the Cleveland zoo tomorrow. A great opportunity to find your best friend!
Petties NominationsIt's time to make your nominations for the 2012 Petties--outstanding cat and dog blogs, posts and video. You also get to nominate a shelter that you'd like to see win $10,000! You can nominate once a day at http://petties.dogtime.com/nominate If you don't know who to nominate, Sparkle has some suggestions for you.