Monday, January 4, 2016

Awww Monday: Give Them a Heritage

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Yesterday was cold at the church for the homeless, but we still had about 15 children in Sunday school.  Because Epiphany is this week, that was the theme of the lesson.

We had the children color crowns.

Brother and Sister, in matching coats, had to sit next to each other.

The designs were as unique as the children.

Fancy and colorful!

One little girl, when i tried to fit the crown on her after she was done coloring, said, "But aren't these only for kings?"

I could hear the pastor, on the other side of the parking lot, preaching about how people needed to speak only positive things over their children, tell their children they were not going to be statistics, tell their children that they will succeed in life and stay in school and stay out of jail.

Seizing the moment, i told the little girl, You are a child of G-d, and that means you are a child of the King, so you are royalty! and i put the crown on her head.

Oh, how i pray she takes that lesson in and becomes so much more than another statistic from the poor side of town.

Today is:

Day of the Fallen against the Colonial Repression -- Angola

Day To Mourn Racism -- anniversary of the day ethnic discrimination was outlawed worldwide in 1969

Dimpled Chad Day -- if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand; sponsored by Wellcat Holidays

Eleventh Day of Christmas

Feast of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (1st US-born Saint; Patron of Apostleship of the Sea, people ridiculed for their piety, widows; Shreveport, LA; against in-law problems, the death of children, the death of parents)

Festival of Fufluns -- Etruscan (god of wine, also of spring and rebirth; date approximate)

Get Out Your Boxer Shorts Day -- internet generated, and why, i do not know

Handsel Monday -- Scotland (traditionally a day to exchange small tokens of good luck with friends and neighbors; celebrated in rural areas on the Monday after Jan. 12, where they did not want to deviate from the OS/Julian Calendar)

Independence Day -- Myanmar(1948)

Martyrs' Day -- Democratic Republic of the Congo

National Spaghetti Day

Ogoni Day -- Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People of the Niger River

Pop Music Chart Day -- Billboard magazine published the first one today in 1936

St. Pharaildis' Day (Patron of difficult marriages, victims of abuse, widows; Bruay, France; Ghent, Belgium; against childhood diseases)

"Thank G-d It's Monday" Day

Trivia Day -- celebration of those who have a doctorate in uselessology, sponsored by PunsCorp

World Braille Day -- birth anniversary of Louis Braille

World Hypnotism Day -- to remove myth and misconception, and promote the truths and benefits of hypnotism

Anniversaries Today:

Utah becomes the 45th US state, 1896

Birthdays Today:

Julia Ormond, 1965
Dave Roley, 1962
Michael Stipe, 1960
Matt Frewer, 1958
Ann Magnuson, 1956
Grace Bumbry, 1937
Dyan Cannon, 1937
Floyd Patterson, 1935
Don Shula, 1930
Barbara Rush, 1927
Jesse White, 1917
Jane Wyman, 1914
Sterling Holloway, 1905
Charles "Tom Thumb" Stratton, 1838
Louis Braille, 1809
Jakob Grimm, 1785
Benjamin Rush, 1746

Debuting/Premiering Today:

"Night Court"(TV), 1984
"Blondie"(TV), 1957
The Pop Music Charts in Billboard Magazine, 1936
"Academic Festival Overture"(Johannes Brahms Op. 80), 1881

Today in History:

Titus Labienus is defeated by Julius Caesar in the Battle of Ruspina, BC 46
Columbus leaves the "New World" on return from his first voyage, 1493
Spanish viceroy Alva banishes Zutphen City's only physician, Joost Sweiter, "because he is a Jew", 1570
Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire, 1698
Andre Méchain discovers M80, the globular cluster in Scorpio, 1781
Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government, 1847
4 wheeled roller skates patented by James Plimpton of NY, 1863
The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City, 1865
Sofia is emancipated from Ottoman rule, 1878
The last known sighting of an eastern cougar, in Ontario, 1884
Dr W W Grant of Iowa, performs the first appendectomy (on Mary Gartside, 22), 1885
Thomas Stevens is the first man to bicycle around the world (SF-SF); his itinerary accounts "DISTANCE ACTUALLY WHEELED, ABOUT 13,500 MILES", 1887
The Scout Association is incorporated throughout the British Commonwealth by Royal Charter, 1912
The first elected Jewish governor, Moses Alexander, takes office in Idaho, 1915
Sputnik 1 reenters the atmosphere and burns up, 1958
Luna 1 becomes the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, 1959
Rose Heilbron becomes the first female judge to sit at the Old Bailey in London, 1972
Elizabeth Ann Seton becomes the first American-born saint, 1975
Spirit, a NASA Mars Rover, lands successfully on Mars at 04:35 UTC, 2004
The 110th United States Congress convenes, electing Nancy Pelosi as the first female Speaker of the House in U.S. history, 2007
The Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building is officially opened, 2010
Eleven-year-old Kathryn Gray, of Canada, becomes the youngest person in the world to discover a supernova, 2011


  1. Oh how I loved what you said to the little girl. She is royalty and so are we all.

    Have a royal Monday my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  2. You do so many wonderful things. You know that right. Well if you don't then I'm telling you. This is a huge AWWW!

    Have a blessed Awww Monday my friend. ♥♥♥

  3. Awww... Mimi, you did good with these kids getting them involved in the Epiphany study. That way they will remember more about it. I like the crowns. ♥♥
    Mrs. Jim is Mimi to our six grandchildren and the two greats. She and a grandkid were my Awww... for Monday. I also posted the three of your National Days that were on my calendar. I like the others that you found also.

  4. What a beautiful lesson you gave this little girl, and one that we would all do well to remember when we doubt our own worth. We are indeed the children of the King!

  5. Sometimes the things you say to small children with them stick with them all their life. I know an old lady of nearly 100 who still remembers the kind primary school teacher who told her she was somebody good and how proud she was of it. It meant such a lot to her. Happy New Year!

  6. Sometimes the things you say to small children with them stick with them all their life. I know an old lady of nearly 100 who still remembers the kind primary school teacher who told her she was somebody good and how proud she was of it. It meant such a lot to her. Happy New Year!

  7. What a beautiful thing to say. I hope that child never forgets it.

  8. amen Mimi! Thanks to you she had a good day!