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Our Children's Choir puts on shows at the end of each semester. The teachers take great delight in helping these young ones, ages pre-kindergarten through 5th grade, learn to enjoy "making a joyful noise to the Lord." The kids love putting on the shows, too.
This semester, it was The Amazing Grace Race. We watched as Strong Man, Rich Man, Church Lady, Beautiful Woman, The Little Child, and even the News Reporter there to break the story, learned in order to win at the race of Life, it's best to rely on Jesus.
I thought they did an Awe-mazing job.
Sparks is the brainchild of Annie of McGuffy's Reader, who wanted us to post something positive and uplifting at the start of the week. While she no longer blogs, i like to post an Inspiring Quote of the Week in her honor.
Poetry Monday was started by Diane at On The Alberta/Montana Border. Charlotte/Mother Owl participates, and now Karen at Baking in a Tornado is jumping in at least once a month, too. Anyone else is welcome to join in the fun, just let Diane know!
This week the theme is Socks.
The sock couple decided to break up,
though they knew they'd be bereft,
but because one had to always be right,
the other one, well, left!
I'm going to work in the garden today,
planting a special new rose,
to bring good luck, I've my favorite socks,
they're called my garden hose.
Your sock has a hole in it,
and if you ask me, "Where?"
I'll say, "Well, think about it,
how'd you get your foot in there?"
Have you ever wondered what happens
when your socks just go missing?
They died and reincarnate as the plastic lids
in the cabinet that don't fit a thing!
I have some silly sock puppets
and when they get in some of their moods,
I have a way to calm them right down,
I give them some finger foods.
Dog-Prodding Day -- Fairy Calendar (Gremlins)
Fête de l'iris -- Belgium (Brussels Region Day)
Iris Day -- celebrate these beautiful spring flowers
Liberation Day -- Czech Republic; Slovakia
Miguel Hidalgo Day -- Mexico (birth anniversary of the father of Mexican independence)
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day -- US (FEMA wants you t make plans for your pets in case of disaster or emergency)
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Empanada Day
National Meeting Planners Appreciation Day 2023 -- US (you are only obligated to celebrate this if you love meetings, love to plan meetings, or have a meeting planner in your organization to humor)
National Student Nurses Day -- US
No Socks Day -- sponsored by Wellcat Holidays, who want you to let your toes go free, and cut down on your laundry a bit today
Parents' Day -- South Korea
Pithi Chrat Preah Neanng Korl -- Cambodia (Royal Ploughing Ceremony, to mark the beginning of the rice growing season)
St. Ida of Nivelles' Day (Patron of erysipelas patients, toothache sufferers; against erysipelas and toothache)
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War -- International
Truman Day -- Missouri, US
V-E Day -- some countries celebrate today, some celebrate tomorrow
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (through tomorrow)
World Ovarian Cancer Day -- International (because while up to 89% of women with breast cancer are likely to survive 5 years or more, only 45% of women who get ovarian cancer will survive that long)
World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day
Enrique Iglesias, 1975
Robert M. Hensel, 1969
Melissa Gilbert, 1964
Janet McTeer, 1961
David Keith, 1954
Toni Tennille, 1943
Peter Benchley, 1940
Rick Nelson, 1940
Thomas Pynchon, 1937
Charles “Sonny” Liston, 1932
Don Rickles, 1926
David Attenborough, 1926
Robert Johnson, 1911
Bishop Fulton Sheen, 1895
Harry S Truman, 1884
Louis Moreau Gottschalk, 1829
Jean-Henri Dunant, 1828
Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, 1753
"Let It Be"(Album), 1970
"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"(Musical), 1962
"Look Back in Anger"(Play), 1959
Concerto in E-flat, "Dumbarton Oaks"(Stravinsky concerto), 1938
Today in History:
Hernando de Soto reaches the Mississippi River and names it Río de Espíritu Santo, 1541
Antoine Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry, is tried and guillotined by the Reign of Terror, 1794
Future US president Zachary Taylor defeats a Mexican force north of the Rio Grande in the first major battle of the Mexican-American war, 1846
At Gilmore's Gardens in New York City, the first Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show opens, 1877
George B. Selden files the first patent for an automobile in the US, 1879
Pharmacist John Styth Pemberton first sells a carbonated beverage named "Coca-Cola" as a patent medicine, 1886
In Martinique, Mount Pelée erupts, destroying the town of Saint-Pierre and killing over 30,000 people, 1902
In Rheims, France, German forces agree to an unconditional surrender, ending the war in Europe, 1945
The rollercoaster Revolution, the first steel coaster with a vertical loop, opens at Six Flags Magic Mountain, 1976
Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler make the first ascent of Mt. Everest without supplemental oxygen, 1978
The World Health Organization announces the eradication of smallpox, 1980
The new Canadian War Museum opens, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of V-E Day, 2005
The last piece of Yankee Stadium falls in the Bronx, New York, marking the end of the two year demolition process, 2010
The world's oldest astrolabe (mariner's navigator tool) c. 1498 from Portugeuese shipwreck of explorer Vasco da Gama is found near Al Hallaniyah Island, Oman, 2015
The largest-ever wave at 23.8m is recorded in the Southern Hemisphere at Campbell Island by New Zealand scientists, 2018
Eleven-year-old Brazilian skateboarder Gui Khury sets a world record by performing a 180-degree turn on a vertical ramp, 2020
British actor Ncuti Gatwa is named as the first black actor to play Doctor Who (as the fourteenth doctor), 2022
Dutch runner Jo Schoonbroodt, age 71, breaks Canadian Ed Whitlock's 2004 record for fastest the marathon by person over 70 by 29 seconds (2:54:19), 2022