Monday, March 5, 2018

Kids Pray the Darnedest Things (Awww Monday) and Sparks!

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In Sunday school, the children were encouraged to write their own psalms.  This was one result:
If you cannot read it, it says:
The Lord is my shepherd, I have all that I need.
He lets me eat pizza.
He leads me do medeteshen.
He renews to be kind.
He guides me to disny world.
Even when I'm scared I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me.
You're my sheld protect and comfort me.
You prepare at my prayer for me.
You honor me by being kind.
Surely your Son will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.

McGuffy's Reader
The wonderful Annie of McGuffy's Reader has started the blog hop called Sparks as a way to put more positive energy into the world.  Join her in combating the often negative influence of social media by adding your own Spark!
I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world! ~ McGuffy Ann Morris
My "Spark" for the day
Today is:
Act Goofy Day -- started by someone who wanted to see how far the internet could spread goofiness, i guess
Arivee de l'Evangile -- French Polynesia (Gospel Day)
Babysitter Safety Day
Casimir Pulaski Day -- Illinois, US (celebration of the Polish-American Revolutionary War Hero)
Celebrate Your Name Week -- Monday:  Fun Facts About Names Day, enjoy looking up things like, what is the name of the Monopoly dog, or do Ken and Barbie have last names
Commemoration of the Birth of Lao-Tzu -- Taoist (15th day of 2nd lunar month)
Crispus Attucks Day*
Custom Chief's Day -- Vanuatu
Diasia -- Ancient Greek Calendar (festival of Zeus Meilikhios; date approximate)
Guam History and Chamorro Heritage Day -- Guam (formerly Discovery Day / Magellan Day)
Hamilton Lavity Stoutt Holiday -- British Virgin Islands (in lieu of Mar. 7)
Labour Day -- WA, Australia (a/k/a Eight Hour Day)
National Absinthe Day
National Cheese Doodle Day
Navigium Isis/Ploiaphaesia: The Festival of Navigation -- Ancient Roman Calendar/Ancient Egyptian Calendar (Sailing Festival, honoring Isis as sea goddess and goddess of sailing, on the traditional start of the sailing season)
Scouts' Day -- Taiwan (celebration of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in Taiwan)
St. Piran's Day (Patron of miners, tin miners, tinners; Cornwall, England; Piran, Slovenia)
    St. Piran's Day Celebrations -- Cornwall, England; Kansas City, KA, US
Stop the Clocks Day -- another of those with-no-explanation web holidays that sounds like a good idea
Temperance Day -- North America's first Temperance Law was passed in Virginia this day in 1623
Wedding of the March Dryads -- Fairy Calendar
Anniversary Today:
Channel Islands National Park is established, 1980
Birthdays Today:
Jake Lloyd, 1989
Niki Taylor, 1975
Kevin Connolly, 1974
Eva Mendes, 1974
Andy Gibb, 1958
Penn Jillette, 1955
Marsha Warfield, 1954
Michael Warren, 1946
Paul Sand, 1944
Samantha Eggar, 1939
Fred Williamson, 1938
Dean Stockwell, 1936
James Noble, 1922
Rex Harrison, 1908
Zhou Enlai, 1898
Emmett J. Culligan, 1893
Heitor Villa-Lobos, 1887
Howard Pyle, 1853
James Merrit Ives, 1824
William Blackstone, 1595
Gerhardus Mercator, 1512
Debuting/Premiering Today:
"What the Butler Saw"(Play)1969
"Leningrad"/Symphony No. 7 in C major(Shostakovich Op. 60), 1942
"Mefistofele"(Opera), 1868
Today in History:
Roman Emperor Julian moves from Antioch with an army of 90,000 to attack the Sassanid Empire, in a campaign which would bring about his own death, 363
Naser Khosrow begins the seven-year Middle Eastern journey which he will later describe in his book Safarnama, 1046
English king Henry VII hires John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) and his sons to explore unknown lands for England, 1496
Smoking tobacco is introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes, 1558
Copernicus' "de Revolutionibus" is placed on Catholic Forbidden index, 1616
Antonio de Ulloa, the first Spanish governor of Louisiana, arrives in New Orleans to take possession of the Louisiana territory from the French, 1766
*Boston Massacre: British troops kill 5 in a crowd, including a young boy and Crispus Attackus, the first black to die for American freedom, in an event that would contribute to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War five years later, 1770
The Dutch city of Leeuwarden forbids Jews to go to synagogues on Sundays, 1820
Samuel Colt makes the first production-model revolver, the .34-caliber, 1836
George Westinghouse Jr patents the triple air brake for trains, 1872
Nikola Tesla, in Electrical World and Engineer, describes the process of the ball lightning formation, 1904
Winston Churchill uses the phrase "Iron Curtain" in his speech at Westminster College, Missouri, 1946
The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations, 1970
Soviet probes Venera 11, Venera 12 and the American solar satellite Helios II all are hit by "off the scale" gamma rays leading to the discovery of soft gamma repeaters, 1979
America's Voyager 1 spacecraft has its closest approach to Jupiter, 172,000 miles, 1979
The Soviet probe Venera 14 arrives at the planet Venus, 1982
The graves of Czar Nicholas II and his family are found near St. Petersburg, 1995
The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, dies in office in the nation's capital, Caracas, at age 58, 2013


  1. Love the awwww.
    Cicero was a wise man. He also said that if you have a garden and a library you have everything you need...

  2. Lovely post have a great week

  3. Dearest Mimi,
    I heartily thank you both for sharing your so inspiring post and for hosting together with Sandee!

    Wishing you a most lovely new week,
    I'm sending blessings across the many miles

    XOXO Daniela at ~ My little old world ~ (Dany)

  4. That is a nice psalm written by the child! Have a great day!

  5. Great quote! Ah, Nikola Tesla is a hero of mine. Be well!

  6. Awww....that is too cute. And I love your spark too! Have a great week :)

  7. Kids do interpret thing in their own way and this is what they heard. So cute.

    Love your Spark. Very well said and very true too.

    Have a fabulous Awww Monday. ♥

  8. Well, there are some among us who apparently believe that every day should be celebrated as Act Goofy Day. Just an observation. Have a blessed week.

  9. That was a delightful Psalm revision, a sweet way to start the morning! You know how I feel about gratitude, it is as essential to us as breathing! If we can't be thankful, we will never find peace and contentment in our hearts because everthing we are and have been given is a gift. Have a blessed week ahead, Mimi! <3

  10. Excellent Spark.

    Celebrate Your Name Week! I think I will!

  11. What a great idea to write your own Psalm and the kid did a great job personalizing it. - Also thought your Spark was really good.

  12. That psalm didn't just make me go awwww, it made me laugh out loud - 'your son will pursue me...'. Love it. Thanks so much for sharing that as it's fabulous.

  13. Out of the mouths of babes. That was terrific coming from your child. The Spark was terrific too. Have a great evening.