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!


Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 10-22-14

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

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

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


Anyone have a QoD?

Prayer Requests 10-21-14

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

Psalm 113

¹Praise 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.

Peter’s Pack of Pickled Pigskin Picks-Week 9

Another week of guessing folks. Who will come out the winner this time? Pick away!

Deadline this week is Friday @ 9PM EDT Remember: You have to guess all ten games, unless you are so confident that you’ll win by guessing fewer than that. Just don’t be embarrassed like several Top 10 teams have been this year.

1. BYU @ Boise State – The Broncos play on Friday night a lot. Is the high school season over in Idaho?

2. San Jose State @ Navy – Will the long road trip by the Spartans help the Middies?

3. Michigan @ #8 Michigan State – If this were at Michigan’s home field, it might make a difference in the outcome. But the Spartans at #8? Hard to beat that.

4. Texas @ #11 Kansas State – KSU ranked, Texas not? Inconceivable!

5. #3 Ole Miss @ #24 LSU – Usually LSU is the higher ranked team. Odd year.

6. South Carolina @ #5 Auburn – Sorry Chas. I think SC has to play another Tiger.

7. #4 Alabama @ Tennessee – Tide came back Saturday. Can they do it again?

8. Vanderbilt @ Mizzou – Hopefully the right Tigers show up this time. Can’t be shut out at home twice in a row.

9. Pillow Fight Kent Stae (1-6) @ Miami (OH) (1-7) – I think Kent State did well against Army at home, but can they beat a lesser team on the road?

10. Tie Breaker: (guess winner and score) #15 Arizona @ Washington State – Hopefully Arizona won’t be embarrassed by the perennial PAC-12 cellar dweller.