Our Daily Thread 10-24-14

Good Morning!

It’s Friday!!!

On this day in 1632 scientist Anthony van Leeuwenhoek was born in Delft, Holland. He created the first microscope lenses that were powerful enough to observe single-celled animals. 

In 1901 daredevil Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She was 63 years old. 

In 1939 nylon stockings were sold to the public for the first time in Wilmington, DE. 

And in 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, U.S. military forces went on the highest alert in the postwar era in preparation for a possible full-scale war with the Soviet Union. The U.S. blockade of Cuba officially began on this day. 


Quote of the Day

Men are never so good or so bad as their opinions.”

James Mackintosh


 Today is Luciano Berio’s birthday. From, and conducted by, Ronald Zollman.


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Prayer Requests 10-24-14

It’s Friday, so don’t forget to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nest.

Anyone have a request or a praise they’d like to share?

Psalm 115

¹Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth’s sake.

Wherefore should the heathen say, Where is now their God?

But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.

Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands.

They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not:

They have ears, but they hear not: noses have they, but they smell not:

They have hands, but they handle not: feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat.

They that make them are like unto them; so is every one that trusteth in them.

O Israel, trust thou in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord: he is their help and their shield.

12 The Lord hath been mindful of us: he will bless us; he will bless the house of Israel; he will bless the house of Aaron.

13 He will bless them that fear the Lord, both small and great.

14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, you and your children.

15 Ye are blessed of the Lord which made heaven and earth.

16 The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord‘s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.

17 The dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into silence.

18 But we will bless the Lord from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the Lord.

Our Daily Thread 10-23-14

Good Morning!

On this day in 1915 approximately 25,000 women demanded the right to vote with a march in New York City, NY. 

In 1946 the United Nations General Assembly convened in New York for the first time. 

And in 1973 President Richard M. Nixon agreed to turn over the subpoenaed tapes concerning the Watergate affair. 


Quote of the Day

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president, and anyone who doesn’t grow up can be vice president.”

Johnny Carson


 Today is David Thomas’ birthday. Gotta love some good a cappella.


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Prayer Requests 10-23-14

Today is Thursday, so please remember Jo and the folks in PNG.

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Matthew 4:17-22

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Our Daily Thread 10-22-14

Good Morning!

On this day in 1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first constitutionally elected president of the Republic of Texas.  

In 1907 the Panic of 1907 began when depositors began withdrawing money from many New York banks. 

And in 1962 President Kennedy went on radio and television to inform the United States about his order to send U.S. forces to blockade Cuba.


Quote of the Day

Well being as there’s no other place around the place, I reckon this must be the place, I reckon.”

Curly Howard


 Woo Hooo!!!!

And it’s Franz Liszt’s birthday too. From Seeli Toivio (the cellist, accompanied by her brother, pianist Kalle Toivio )

Love it!


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Prayer Requests 10-22-14

Today is Wednesday, so don’t forget the Gambia.

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Psalm 114

¹When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a people of strange language;

Judah was his sanctuary, and Israel his dominion.

The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

The mountains skipped like rams, and the little hills like lambs.

What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest? thou Jordan, that thou wast driven back?

Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams; and ye little hills, like lambs?

Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

Which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters.

Our Daily Thread 10-21-14

Good Morning!

On this day in 1797 “Old Ironsides,” the U.S. Navy frigate Constitution, was launched in Boston’s harbor. 

In 1917 the first U.S. soldiers entered combat during World War I near Nancy, France. 

In 1918 Margaret Owen set a typing speed record of 170 words per minute on a manual typewriter.

And in 1945 women in France were allowed to vote for the first time. 


Quote of the Day

Peace is purchased from strength. It’s not purchased from weakness or unilateral retreats.”

Benjamin Netanyahu


 Today is Rich Mullins’ birthday. From Ragamuffin Archive

And it’s Charlie Lowell’s too. From JarsOfClayVEVO


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