Magnificent Roman-era building unearthed under Israel’s Western Wall

Good News Notes: “Inside the tunnels beneath the Western Wall in Israel, archaeologists have uncovered the final parts of an elaborate building that may have been used as a reception area for members of Jerusalem’s local council and their guests on their journey to Temple Mount.  The building consists of two hallways that were connected by…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

‘Shepherd’s Men’ to Honor Post-9/11 Veterans |

Good News Notes : “The Shepherd’s Men, a 10-member team of active duty, medically retired and honorably discharged servicemen and civilian patriots dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the Atlanta-based Shepherd Center’s SHARE Military Initiative, will kick off their seventh annual Shepherd’s Men Run in Arlington, Va. at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial…

Nonprofit builds beds for NRV kids in need

Good News Notes: “Across our hometowns, it’s estimated three to four percent of children ages three through 17 do not have beds to sleep in each night. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is an international nonprofit dedicated to filling that need, and Saturday, one of its newer chapters was hard at work building beds for children in the…

Dead Sea Scrolls unearthed by Israeli archaeologists in desert cave

Good News Notes: “For the first time in more than 60 years, Israeli archaeologists have unveiled a new collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, adding to the treasure trove of rare Jewish texts uncovered in the Judean desert.  The Israel Antiquities Authority revealed on Tuesday that a four-year-long national excavation project, which was launched to prevent…

The Ogiek get Bible in their own language

Good News Notes: “The Ogiek community yesterday unveiled its first-ever Bible written in their native language courtesy of the BibleTranslation and Literacy (BTL). The community spread across the counties of Nakuru, Narok, Elgeyo Marakwet, Baringo and Nandi has different dialects, making the minority group’s language near extinct due to assimilation after being evicted from Rift…