Our Daily Thread 4-29-13

Good Morning!

On this day in 1429 Joan of Arc lead Orleans, France, to victory over Britain.

In 1813 rubber was patented by J.F. Hummel.

In 1852 the first edition of Peter Roget’s Thesaurus was published.

In 1862 New Orleans fell to Union forces during the Civil War.

In 1945 the German Army in Italy surrendered unconditionally to the Allies.

In 1974 President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.

In 1985 Billy Martin became the Yankee’s manager for a fourth time. In 1986, it was the day Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens struck out a major league record 20 Mariner batters. Also in 1988 on the same day, the Orioles set a major league record by losing their first 21 games.

And in 1992 rioting began after a jury acquitted four Los Angeles policemen in the Rodney King beating trial. 54 people were killed over 3 days.


Quote of the Day

“Work hard, stay positive, and get up early. It’s the best part of the day.”

George Allen, Sr.


It Don’t Mean A Thing…….



What was the topic of your Pastor’s sermon yesterday?


37 thoughts on “Our Daily Thread 4-29-13

  1. Good Monday morning.
    I discussed our pastor’s sermon yesterday. That’s where I mentionned Obama saying “God bless you” to PP>
    Off to the Y.
    😦 Elvera has to have a crown put in at the dentist today.
    I have to take two ladies to the VIP Support Group today.
    And a Lions Zone meeting tonight.
    It rained 3.5 inches yesterday. More expected today.
    I’m just glad it isn’t snow.


  2. Good morning to all.
    Our Sunday sermon was on the last portion of 1 Corinthians 16. It was about final instructions such as were given by Paul in this section. The pastor began with an illustration from his own life. He had made a “Dad’s Instruction Book” for his first child, a daughter, as she was leaving for college at a distant city campus. The pages of the booklet were displayed on the screen. It had a few humorous entries but most were serious. It was a good time to show that to the congregation since it is a time for high school seniors to be getting ready to move on to college.

    When we got to the sermon based on the scripture, there was much coverage of verse 13, “Be alert, stand firm in the faith, be brave and strong. Your every action must be done with love.” Also at the end greetings were passed along and the pastor noted that we are all greeters, not just those who are formally labeled “Greeters” as their position in the church. In verse 22 it says, “If anyone does not love the Lord, a curse be on him.” There is a lot to think about in those final verses of l Corinthians.


  3. I mentioned last week that I been to a presentation where the author talked about The ONE Thing. What is the ONE thing you can do such that nothing else matters or becomes easier. He talked about “to do lists” and how you should break that down into “could do” and “should do” and do all the should do’s first then you may get to the coulds or you may find out they really weren’t that important.

    What would your ONE thing look like? These are broken down into Spiritual Life, Physical Health, Personal Life, Family Life, Professtional Life, Your Business, and Your Finances.

    1. Attend Church
    1. Walk
    1. Pray
    1. Spend time with them
    1. Make calls
    1. Stay focused
    1. Stick to plan to plan for purchases and not spend impulsively.

    Anyone else?


  4. Read the Bible,Eat healthy foods,Pray,Show love to each family member in tangible ways,Keep learning new things, Keep a good attitude, Be frugal


  5. I didn’t hear the sermon yesterday. I ended up going to two Bible classes instead. The first for 4th graders was on John 3:6. The second for senors was on Leviticus 26 and about obedience. You would think the 4th graders would need the obedience lesson more than the seniors.


  6. Yesterday the computer was out all day because of the rain so I just saw Chas’ comment about Obama’s comment at the end of his address to Planned Parenthood. Since he was only speaking the words, perhaps he only said “god bless you” and not “God bless you.” He must have been meaning the god of his manufacture, the one who would say, “I am Obama’s god and I approve of this message.”


  7. Good Morning, Y’all!
    Grace. One of our youth pastors filled in, our pastor is recovering from a major back surgery. He did a good job…
    Got some heavy hail yesterday but no damage.


  8. Good morning everyone. Our elders are overseas the next two weeks. They are following the journey of the Apostle Paul and his 3 missionary journeys. Brother Alan is bringing some pictures. I can put them into a slide show. If I can get them posted on YouTube, I then share the link so everyone can be blessed.


  9. Drivesguy. My SIL and her husband are on this cruise to follow Paul’s third missionary journey. They left Friday. Could be the same tour.


  10. Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of our church’s first service in the building. So, we talked about that and spoke, again, Solomon’s words when he dedicated the temple.

    Our one pastor just sold his house so he had photos of houses to show the children during the children’s talk. He asked the children to guess who owned the houses. One of the children got the name of a baseball player correct (the boy was wearing his baseball uniform) which made every one laugh. When Pastor D held up a photo of our church, a child shouted, “God owns that house!”

    And we all laughed.

    One three-year-old pointed at the cross above the altar just then and told us that’s the cross Jesus died on. So, we all enjoy the children’s message!

    Spent the weekend doing bits and pieces and nothing extraordinary. Went out several times for drives and to eat and slept a great deal. I suspect the emotions and the changes, coupled with all the work, is catching up with both of us.

    The Lord is good and his mercies endure forever . . . and ever! Thanks be to God!


  11. Janice,

    I covered the Obama PP speech in Saturdays news thread. I don’t know which deity he directed it to, but it was shocking to hear him say.

    “Thank you Planned Parenthood, God bless you.”

    And then he fumbled around a bit as if he realized the error.


  12. Michelle,

    We prayed with a missionary couple yesterday who is heading back to China this week. They’ve shown and told us of similar reactions. They carry in as many as they can. That’s dangerous because the Chinese givt doesn’t take kindly to it. They have, with God’s protection, never had a problem yet. I pray that continues to be the case. 🙂

    I kid the husband all the time. I tell him he’s a retired state trooper turned smuggler. 🙂


  13. I think he fumbled because he realized the crowd he was talking to was not all that keen on God. He was probably worried that he offended some atheist.


  14. Interesting to complain about the President saying “God Bless You” in front of PP, in light of this:

    27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,

    28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

    Yes, shocking indeed, to ask God to bless people!


  15. Anon,


    Hardly. They don’t hate him either. Did you not see the standing ovation he recieved, and how they were “making him blush” with their fawning adoration?They don’t curse him either. And he uses them as much as they use him.

    More like fellow “believers” in the abortion industry.

    I don’t see where what you quoted applies the way you seem to wish it did. Perhaps you could explain.


  16. God bless the jihadists?
    God bless the boston bombers?
    God bless the Chinese police?
    Jesus told us to pray for them, not bless them.
    A blessing is usually bestowed on someoneby a spiritual authority.
    Abraham, Isaac, Jacob blessed their sons.
    Jesus blessed everyone who needed a blessing. He didn’t bless the Phaarisees, nor Pilate, nor any of his adversaries.
    The Pope blesses the Cardinals, who bless the priest who bless the people, Not the other way around.
    You may say “God Bless you” to someone who performs a special deed for you.
    But you mist mean for God to bless that person, otherwise, it’s misusing God’s name.
    A father usually blesses a child, not the child the father
    “Blessing”. Is a large subject. It isn’t something to be taken lightly, like “have a nice day.”
    I see “God bless America” as more of a prayer than proclamation. I can, and do, ask God to bless America again. But I have no authority to bestow that blessing.


  17. Weird stuff people post on Facebook. A facebook friend has just informed us that he ate some bad cheese dip and now has a tummy ache.


  18. KBells,

    I have friends who share every minute detail of their day. I just roll my eyes. I don’t get why some folks think anyone would care, or need an update on just about everything they do. Do we need to know, or even care what they ate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Yet there it is for all the world to see. TMI if you ask me. 🙂


  19. Wow I’m tired. I tried typing a reply to Kim’s question, but what I wrote made no sense, so I erased it. I’ll maybe try again on a different day when I have a little more pep.



  20. What did I have for dinner? Thanks for asking. Let me think . . .

    Oh yeah, this is the crowd that doesn’t care about the details of my life. (Sob.) Never mind.


  21. Donna,

    See that’s how it gets started. 😯

    By the way, I had real wheat pasta with shrimp, brocolli, onions, olive oil, some lemon juice, and stuff. 😆

    See, it’s just like Farmville, it sucks you in…. 😦


  22. The fourteen year old and a fifteen year old are trying to get the oven door reattached. No matter how many times I say, “don’t hang the towel on the oven door”, do you think they will listen? Noooo. We have a house full of angry people, do you think they can gently remove a towel from an oven door? Well, not only is the rack pulled off, but the door has been yanked out and they are struggling to get the hinge back in at the proper angle so it does not snap shut before it attaches. So far, not working.


  23. Now there is talk of phillips head screwdrivers. I took one in just in time to find the fifteen year old attempting to use scissors as a screwdriver……no stress in my life.


  24. Creamy Wild Rice Soup

    ground beef, browned and drained
    shredded carrots
    coconut milk
    wild rice, cooked
    vegetable bouillon
    onion powder
    slivered almonds, optional

    Mix together all ingredients except almonds. Heat through. Top individual servings with almonds, if desired.

    Use whatever quantities you want for your size family. This is a recipe we all like, even on a warm day. 🙂


  25. Mama Mary’s original pizza crust coated with olive oil, sprinkled with basil,oregano, and a bit of red crushed pepper, dotted with shreds of boiled chicken breast meat, sliced fresh buttom mushrooms, and topped with a layer of organic baby spinach on which low fat mozzerella and slivers of parmasan were scattered. Baked for about 15 minutes @ 425. Very good, however I think I like it better without the chicken and would like onions on it, but son prefers without onions.


  26. Oven is back together and quite functional. Good work, boys. Just before it broke, an angry fifteen year old made a lovely meal of lasagna. It usually takes three of those big pans to feed them and I did not see any leftovers even though three of us did not eat with the crowd.


  27. OK, take #2 on attempting to comment on Kim’s “The ONE Thing” list. 😉

    Me? I have a Martha brain that is “troubled about many things”. Details, details, details; I’m always thinking of a million things that need doing. So it should be good to narrow down those categories (Spiritual Life, Physical Health, Personal Life, Family Life, Professtional Life, Your Business, and Your Finances) to ONE thing to focus on in each.

    The trouble is that it still seems like too much. All of those things are intertwined for me. IOW, to compartmentalize each of those specific categories and come up with a focal area for each just feeds my Martha tendencies (gets me too obsessed with details), when I need more work being a Mary, concentrating on that one thing that is needful for life in general, sitting quietly at Jesus feet.

    Luke 10:41-43

    41 “And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

    42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”

    I’m also reminded of Matthew 6:33.

    “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

    God’s working out the details. There really is only one thing in life with which I need to concern myself, relationship with Jesus. When I try to strategize and organize and compartmentalize and any other “ize” you can think of, it turns into a disaster for me most times. If I leave all that in God’s hands instead, things just fall into place better.

    I hope that makes sense, because this time I’m not erasing what I said. 😉


  28. 6 Arrows,

    No coconut milk, salt, or nuts in mine please. 🙂


    Everything but the mushrooms. 🙂

    Now who’s making dessert Mumsee?

    Yes, that’s a hint. 🙂


  29. Sitting quietly can be such a challenge for many of us. 😦 I used to be better at it. I miss my old apartment that was so close to the beach — I’d go down there after work to either walk or ride my bike, I usually had a small Bible with me.

    I remember watching many sunsets out there — once I’d actually climbed up to sat on the high lifeguard seat (which was empty by that time of day, of course).


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