Our Daily Thread 6-29-13

Good Morning!

And Happy Saturday!

On this day in 1776 the Virginia constitution was adopted and Patrick Henry was made governor.

In 1860 the first iron-pile lighthouse was completed at Minot’s Ledge, MA.

In 1888 Professor Frederick Treves performed the first appendectomy in England.

In 1897 the Chicago Cubs scored 36 runs in a game against Louisville, setting a record for runs scored by a team in a single game.

In 1925 Marvin Pipkin filed for a patent for the frosted electric light bulb.

In 1941 Joe DiMaggio got a base hit in his 42nd consecutive game, breaking George Sisler’s record from 1922.

In 1953 the Federal Highway Act authorized the construction of 42,500 miles of freeway from coast to coast.

In 1967 Israel removed barricades, re-unifying Jerusalem.

And in 1972 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment.”  The ruling prompted states to revise their capital punishment laws.


Quote of the Day

“Deliver me from the man who never makes a mistake, and also from the man who makes the same mistake twice.”

William J. Mayo


Today we have two 80’s bands, so lot’s of hair. 🙂

First up, it’s Ian Paice’s birthday.

It’s Don Dokken’s birthday too 🙂


Who has a QoD for us today?

Prayer Requests 6-29-13

Who has a request or praise to share today?

Psalm 113

1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord.

Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and for evermore.

From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised.

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens.

Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high,

Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill;

That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.

He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.

Our Daily Thread 6-28-13

Good Morning!

It’s finally Friday! 🙂

And on this day in 1776 American Colonists repulsed a British sea attack on Charleston, SC.

In 1778 Mary “Molly Pitcher” Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband’s place at his gun after he was overcome with heat.

In 1894 Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.

In 1919 the Treaty of Versailles was signed ending World War I exactly five years after it began.

In 1939 Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger service.

In 1938 Congress created the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).

In 1976 the first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy.

And in 1997 Mike Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ear after three rounds of their WBA heavyweight title fight. 😯


Quote of the Day

“Humor is just another defense against the universe.”

Mel Brooks


It’s George Morgan’s birthday. So here he is with an old Buck Owens song.

And on this day in 1978 members of this band were named Deputy Ambassadors of Goodwill by Unicef.


Anyone have a QoD for us?

Prayer Requests 6-28-13

Who has a request to share today?

Psalm 112

1 Praise ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous.

A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he see his desire upon his enemies.

He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

10 The wicked shall see it, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Our Daily Thread 6-27-13

Good Morning!

On this day in 1787 Edward Gibbon completed “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.”  It was published the following May.

In 1847 New York and Boston were linked by telegraph wires.

In 1885 Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone.

In 1893 the New York stock market crashed.  By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.

In 1918 two German pilots were saved by parachutes for the first time.

In 1929 scientists at Bell Laboratories in New York revealed a system for transmitting television pictures.

In 1942 the FBI announced the capture of eight Nazi saboteurs who had been put ashore from a submarine on New York’s Long Island.

In 1967 the world’s first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England.  The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron.  The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.

And in 1967 two hundred people were arrested during a race riot in Buffalo, NY.


Quote of the Day

“The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced and the arrogance of public officials should be controlled.”

H. Ross  Perot


It’s Brian Johnston’s birthday.

And on this day in 1964 this song was released.


Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 6-27-13

Who can we pray for today?

Psalm 111

1 Praise ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation.

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth for ever.

He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered: the Lord is gracious and full of compassion.

He hath given meat unto them that fear him: he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.

They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.

Our Daily Thread 6-26-13

Good Morning!

On 1804 the Lewis and Clark Expedition reached the mouth of the Kansas River.

In 1819 the bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr.

In 1945 the U.N. Charter was signed by 50 nations in San Francisco, CA.

In 1959 President Eisenhower joined Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in ceremonies officially opening the St. Lawrence Seaway.

And in 1996 the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the Virginia Military Institute to admit women or forgo state support.


Quote of the Day

“That’s how you win – pitching and defense.”

Derek Jeter


It’s Mick Jones’ birthday.

It’s Chris Isaak’s birthday too.


Who has a QoD for us today?

Prayer Requests 6-26-13

Who has a request or praise to share today?

And it’s Wednesday, so don’t forget to pray for Gambia. 🙂

Psalm 108:1-6

1 O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory.

Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early.

I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations.

For thy mercy is great above the heavens: and thy truth reacheth unto the clouds.

Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: and thy glory above all the earth;

That thy beloved may be delivered: save with thy right hand, and answer me.

Our Daily Thread 6-25-13

Good Morning!

On this day in 1788 Virginia ratified the U.S. Constitution and became the 10th state of the United States.

In 1868 Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina were readmitted to the Union.

In 1877 in Philadelphia, PA, Alexander Graham Bell demonstrated the telephone at the Centennial Exhibition.

In 1950 North Korea invaded South Korea initiating the Korean War.

In 1951 in New York, the first regular commercial color TV transmissions were presented on CBS.

And in 1962 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the use of unofficial non-denominational prayer in public schools was unconstitutional.


Quote of the Day

“In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

George Orwell


It’s Clint Warwick’s birthday.

And David Paich’s as well.


Anyone have a QoD?