Our Daily Thread 11-29-14

Good Morning!

Welcome to the weekend!

On this day in 1892 a patent was issued to Almon Brown Strowger for the rotary dial. 

In 1929 the first airplane flight over the South Pole was made by U.S. Navy Lt. Comdr. Richard E. Byrd. 

In 1963 a Trans-Canada Airlines DC-8F with 111 passengers and 7 crew members crashed in woods north of Montreal 4 minutes after takeoff from Dorval Airport. All aboard were killed. The crash was the worst in Canada’s history. 

And in 1981 actress Natalie Wood drowned in a boating accident off Santa Catalina Island, CA, at the age 43. 


Quote of the Day

Statistics are used much like a drunk uses a lamp-post: for support, not illumination.”

Vin Scully


 Today is Merle Travis’ birthday.


Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 11-29-14

Anyone have something they’d like to share?

Psalm 144

¹Blessed be the Lord my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:

My goodness, and my fortress; my high tower, and my deliverer; my shield, and he in whom I trust; who subdueth my people under me.

Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!

Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.

Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down: touch the mountains, and they shall smoke.

Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.

Send thine hand from above; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, from the hand of strange children;

Whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kings: who delivereth David his servant from the hurtful sword.

11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the Lord.

Our Daily Thread 11-28-14

Good Morning!

It’s Friday!!!

On this day in 1520 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean after passing through the South American strait. The strait was named after him.

In 1919 American-born Lady Astor was elected the first female member of the British Parliament.  

In 1925 The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM.  

And in 1963 President Johnson announced that Cape Canaveral would be renamed Cape Kennedy in honor of his assassinated predecessor. The name was changed back to Cape Canaveral in 1973 by a vote of residents. 


Quote of the Day

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”

William Blake


 Since Thanksgiving is over, it’s officially the start of the Christmas season. Yay!!!!

So the Christmas music starts now, with my personal favorite…. from Never Enough Lights

Now I realize not everyone likes it that loud, so here’s a milder version, from ThePianoGuys 


Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 11-28-14

It’s Friday, so please remember to pray for Mumsee, Mike, and the Nestlings.

Anyone have something to share?

Psalm 143:1-11

¹Hear my prayer, O Lord, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

For the enemy hath persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.

Therefore is my spirit overwhelmed within me; my heart within me is desolate.

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.

I stretch forth my hands unto thee: my soul thirsteth after thee, as a thirsty land. Selah.

Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.

Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.

10 Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.

11 Quicken me, O Lord, for thy name’s sake: for thy righteousness’ sake bring my soul out of trouble.

Our Daily Thread 11-27-14

Good Morning!

And Happy Thanksgiving!!!



Quote of the Day

Thanksgiving is a time when the world gets to see just how blessed and how workable the Christian system is. The emphasis is not on giving or buying, but on being thankful and expressing that appreciation to God and to one another.”

John Clayton



Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 11-27-14

It’s Thursday, so don’t forget to pray for Jo and the folks in PNG.

Anyone else have something to share?

And since it’s Thanksgiving, feel free to share what you’re thankful for this year as well.

Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.


Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks- Week 14

Here are the games for the (Mostly) Rivalry Week:

 1. Arkansas @ #20 Missouri – This hasn’t yet become a rivalry, since Mizzou’s old Big 8/12 rivalry was Kansas.

2. Arizona State @ Arizona – Not only is this a big rivalry, but the winner just might play in the PAC-12 Championship.

3. Virginia @ Virginia Tech – State pride and avoiding a losing season are on the line for both of these 5-6 teams.

4. Michigan @ #6 Ohio State – This use to be an almost national championship. Whatever happened to Michigan?

5. #18 Georgia Tech @ #10 Georgia – Wasps and Dawgs. Stingers and fangs. One “Peach” of a game, no?

6. #7 Baylor vs. Texas Tech – Remember when the “Big Rivalry” game in the Lone Star State was Longhorns vs. Aggies? What happened to Texas?

7. #4 Mississippi State @ Ole Miss – Can Ole Miss salvage something from the last two weeks of defeat? Either way, this is a can’t “Miss” game.

8. Florida @ #3 Florida State – Another game that used to be important. I guess Florida could make the playoff selection interesting.

9. # 14 Auburn @ #1 Alabama – The Iron Bowl. ’Nuff said.

10. Tie Breaker: South Carolina @ #22 Clemson – Chas doesn’t like Tigers. I see why, since South Carolina has the potential to play 4 different Tigers in a season, what with 3 in the SEC and Clemson on the schedule. At any rate, don’t be a turkey, guess winner and the score.


The first game is Friday @ 2:30pm EST, so get those guesses in before that left-over turkey sandwich (mine will have mayonnaise and mustard) and that afternoon nap.