Building Blocks

Yes! Home from a short vacation trip in Southern Oregon!

But Life Continues, though the week was a busy, and restful, time. Snow. Mountains. Chalet. Temps into the teens… Felt like the way Home Should Feel Like!

building-blocks-1-2-3But Life Continues!

Today is the third day of a month full of celebration and family. Lest we forget, Life Happened this month that was not full of festivities. Or celebration. Tragedy. Struggle. Over-comers as well as those who were overwhelmed. These represent the events that represent Life as we have learned it.

  • 1586 – Sir Thomas Herriot introduces potatoes to England from Colombia
  • 1762 – France cedes to Spain all lands west of the Mississippi – the territory known as Upper Louisiana
  • 1776 – In the founding and establishment of this nation, George Washington has crossed the Delaware River on his way to Valley Forge. Those of us who remember history lessons have an idea of what this was all about. Cold. Beleagured. Ready to be over with the war, GW made a bold move – he burned his boats so the British could not follow!
  • 1839 – Future President Abraham Lincoln is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Circuit Court.
  • 1963 – Born: Terri Schiavo, who became the focus of a 15-year legal struggle over the question of artificially prolonging the life of a patient, Schiavo, whom doctors had diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state.
  • 1967 First human heart transplant by Dr Christaan Barnard (Excellent Biography called One Life). Quickly tell me: Where it happened? And name of patient? How long did he live?
  • 1973 – Pioneer 10 sends back the first color photos of Jupiter.
  • 1984 The Bhopal-Union Carbide disaster (Which country did this happen in?)
  • 1989 – George HW Bush and Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, announce the Cold War is coming to an end.
  • 1992 – A test engineer for Sema Group sends the world’s first text message, using a personal computer and the Vodafone network.

And my scripture for 12/3? Actually, there are several…

  1. Therefore with joy you will draw water From the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:3 NKJV)
  2. Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12:3 NKJV)
  3. For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 NKJV)
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