Friday, June 11, 2010

Vacation Adventures

Back in the dark ages, there was a young hippie looking guy who made music and was becoming more than just locally famous. He and his lovely wife took a different direction in life, and now he is the pastor of a church, and we get to visit them once a year.

We all put on our Sunday best, grabbed the cupcakes and cookies I had picked up at the store as a dessert for the monthly meal after the service (first Sunday of every month), and we drove the 30 minutes to the service.

It is a blessing every year to see these brethren, and this year we got to not only celebrate the Lord's Supper and share a meal with them, but to be there for two baptisms as well. What a joyous time in the life of a church, it was a husband and wife who gave beautiful testimony to the work of God in their lives.

The sermon was from Titus 2:11-14, and delivered in Jeff's finest style. I sat under his teaching at a college Bible study all of those years ago, and I can say he was good then and has only gotten better.

Today is

Corn on the Cob Day

Hug Holiday

King Kamehameha Day

National Asparagus Festival, Michigan, through the 13th

National German Chocolate Cake Day

Sacred Heart of Jesus -- Roman Catholic Christian

St. Barnabas' Day (patron of harvests, Cyprus) a/k/a Barnaby Bright Day or Long Barnaby*

St. Bartholomew's Day

*Under the Julian calendar, June 11, St. Barnabas' Day, was the longest day of the year --
Barnaby Bright, Barnaby Bright,
The longest day
And the shortest night

Anniversaries Today:

Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, 1509

Birthdays Today:

Shia LeBeouf, 1986
Caroline Quentin, 1961
Dr. Mehmet Oz, 1960
Hugh Laurie, 1959
Joe Montana, 1956
Adrienne Barbeau, 1945
Chad Everett, 1936
Gene Wilder, 1933
Vince Lombardi, 1913
Jacques Cousteau, 1910

Today in History:

Troy is sacked and burned, according to calculations by Eratosthenes, BC1184
Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paves way to the creation of the Principalía, 1594
The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence, 1776
Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska, 1788
The first American stove patent is granted to Robert Haeterick, 1793
The Limelight Department, one of the world's first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia, 1892
New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands, 1901
Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown, 1919
Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island, 1962

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