Words for Wednesday was begun by Delores and has become a moveable feast of word or picture or music prompts to encourage us to write stories, poems, or whatever strikes our fancy.
This month, the prompts are being provided by lissa at The Memory Tourist.
This week's prompts are:
(Prompts are inspired by Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte)
After I read about the child who defined an EPISTLE as the wife of an apostle, I knew I had to go ahead and teach Sunday school.
I expected the CHILDREN to be most entertaining, and I was not wrong.
Besides looking out for their general WELFARE, I was also supposed to teach them a lesson that would nurture them in SPIRIT, helping them grow in a FAITHFUL WALK with The Lord.
How I was supposed to do all of that in one hour a week was beyond me, but they were fine COMPANIONS for that hour each week and just being with them brought me much HAPPINESS.
No, it wasn't all PRIMROSES, I had one who insisted on doing headstands during class (I always let him, it kept him busy and out of worse trouble), and another who always cried if she wasn't the first one picked up by the parents returning from the service (she was convinced if her parents weren't first, they'd forgotten and would not come).
Still in all we had a fun time together, pretending the blue rug was the SEA of Galilea when talking about how many of Jesus' followers were fishermen (by the way, is that what makes all of the stories of His miracles seem unbelievable to many people, that they were witnessed by fishermen?), acting out various parables, even putting on short plays we wrote with Bible lessons in them.
If you want to learn, teach. It really works.
Coldest Day Ever -- the lowest natural temperature ever recorded on Earth was -89.2 *C (-128.6 *F; 184.0 *K) at the Soviet Vostok Station in Antarctica on this day in 1983
Crufts Dog Show -- Birmingham, England (the World's Greatest Dog Show; Best in Show here is the most prestigious award in the world of dogs; through Sunday)
Feast of Damo -- Ancient Greek Calendar (keeper of secrets of philosophy; daughter of Greek sages, Pythagoras and Theano, date approximate)
Hemingway Birthday Celebration -- Hemingway Museum, Oak Park, IL, US
Independence Day / National Day -- Belgium(1830)
Kazanskaya -- Russia (Feast of Our Lady of Kazan)
Liberation Day -- Guam (1944; from Japan)
Lucaria -- Ancient Roman Calendar ("Feast of Clearings", with prayers said as land was cleared for planting)
National Junk Food Day
No Pet Store Puppies Day -- ASPCA sponsored this day in previous years, and while i can't find a confirmation of another campaign, you can still Take The Pledge to not shop at any pet store that sells puppies, because they are almost certainly from puppy mills
Racial Harmony Day -- Singapore
Schoelcher Day -- French West Indies; Martinique (Schoelcher worked for abolition)
St. Lawrence of Brindisi's Day (Patron of Brindisi, Italy)
St. Praxedes' Day (Patron of single laywomen)
Sumarauki -- Iceland (their calendar's extra days added to take into account the "drift" of the calendar from the moon phases)
Touch Hammer's Birthday Bargain Day -- Fairy Calendar
Tug-Of-War Tournament Day -- if you have a problem with someone today, solve it with an old fashioned tug-of-war!
Hatty Jones, 1988
Josh Hartnett, 1978
Justin Bartha, 1978
Lance Guest, 1960
Matt Mulhern, 1960
Jon Lovitz, 1957
Michael Connelly, 1956
Robin Williams, 1951
Garry Trudeau, 1949
Cat Stevens, 1948
Kenneth Starr, 1946
Tony Scott, 1944
Edward Herrmann, 1943
Janet Reno, 1938
Norman Jewison, 1926
Don Knotts, 1924
Kay Starr, 1922
Isaac Stern, 1920
Marshall McLuhan, 1911
Ernest Hemingway, 1899
John Joseph "Johnny" Evers, 1881
Today in History
Herostratus sets fire to the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, BCE 356
A tsunami devastates the city of Alexandria, Egypt, 365
The first landing of French troops on the coast during the French invasion of the Isle of Wight, 1545
Twenty-four-year-old Scottish physician and explorer Mungo Park became the first European to see the Niger River, the third longest river in Africa, 1796
In the market square of Springfield, Missouri, Wild Bill Hickok shoots and kills Davis Tutt in what is regarded as the first true western showdown, 1865
At Adair, Iowa, Jesse James and the James-Younger Gang pull off the first successful train robbery in the American Old West, 1873
Louis Rigolly, a Frenchman, becomes the first man to break the 100 mph (161 km/h) barrier on land, driving a 15-liter Gobron-Brille in Ostend, Belgium, 1904
In Dayton, Tennessee, high school biology teacher John T. Scopes is found guilty of teaching evolution in class and fined $100, 1925
Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin become the first men to walk on the Moon, during the Apollo 11 mission, 1969
After 11 years of construction, the Aswan High Dam in Egypt is completed, 1970
The world's lowest temperature is recorded at Vostok Station, Antarctica at -82.9*C (-129*F), 1983
The fully restored USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") celebrates her 200th birthday by setting sail for the first time in 116 years, 1997
NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135, 2011
India scraps a proposed tax on feminine sanitary products after a campaign by activists, 2018