Our Daily Thread 10-25-14

Good Morning!

Welcome to the weekend!

On this day in 1812, during the War of 1812, the U.S. frigate United States captured the British vessel Macedonian. 

In 1881 the founder of “Cubism,” Pablo Picasso, was born in Malaga, Spain. 

In 1955 the microwave oven, for home use, was introduced by The Tappan Company. 

And in 1962 American author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature. 

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Quote of the Day

When in doubt, punt!”

John Heisman

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 Not many birthdays, so random selections.

Since I missed one of their birthday’s this week… From SwitchfootVEVO

And who doesn’t love some Johnny?

And yes, that’s a rhetorical question. :)

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Prayer Requests 10-25-14

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

Psalm 116

¹I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.

Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

Then called I upon the name of the Lord; O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.

The Lord preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.

Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.

For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.

I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living.

10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:

11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.

12 What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?

13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.

14 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

15 Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

16 O Lord, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.

17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.

18 I will pay my vows unto the Lord now in the presence of all his people.

19 In the courts of the Lord‘s house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the Lord.

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. 

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Quote of the Day

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

James Mackintosh

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 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.