Zero + 1 = 1

We are one day into Winter…

22And only three days until Christmas…

Thursday and Friday will be rush days as we wrap up before Friday night church Christmas Banquet. Saturday, Christmas Eve, will be family time. Sunday. Christmas. Quiet. Monday. Day after. Quiet.

Then we burst through to race to the end of the year! 2017, here we come!

perpetual-calendar-popular-scienceHave you ever owned a Perpetual Calendar? When I was young, and from where I do not remember, I ended up with a business sized card that was a Perpetual Calendar that came from Popular Science (I think…) – maybe even larger and folded over to the size of a business card. IDK. On one side was a table of years that would point to a specific 12 month calendar on the reverse side. Knowing the year, you could always have one of the 14 calendars that would always meet your dating needs. There were 7 calendars for Leap Years, and 7 calendars that were not. The table never directed you wrongly.

All calendar needs could be met from one of the 14 calendars. It was perpetual.

Today you can simply go to multiple websites and find the answer. It takes away the mystery of how that calendar card worked…In fact, you could go to this website and find out exactly the day of the week these following events occurred on this date, December 22.

  • 1775 – Continental Congress creates a Continental Navy
  • 1832 – HMS Beagle/Charles Darwin reaches Barnevelts Islands
  • 1877 – The “American Bicycling Journal” went on sale for the first time.
  • 1882 – 1st string of Christmas tree lights created by Thomas Edison
  • 1884 – John Chisum dies in Arkansas
  • 1894 – The United States Golf Association was formed in New York City.
  • 1895 – German physicist Wilhelm Röntgen made the first X-ray, of his wife’s hand.
  • 1900 – First “Mercedes” is delivered to its buyer
  • 1963 – Official 30-day mourning period for President John F. Kennedy ends
  • 1964 – First flight of the SR-71 (Blackbird).

And a few Facebook historical notes…

  • 2015First Day of Winter (It was not on the 21st this year)
  • 2014Catch of the Day
  • 2013 – Words can be hurtful, and even a comment made without thinking through the consequences can cause one much pain and embarrassment. (Turn to the manual that teaches you how to re-tract and re-tweet….) Just ask Justine Sacco, or even Steve Martin… No one is immune. Everyone needs to learn how to re-cover.

As the chapters are getting close to the end, here are a few favored 12/22 verses.

And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. (Exodus 12:22 NKJV)  (Why? Read ahead on your own, or wait until tomorrow…)

Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight. (Proverbs 12:22 NKJV)



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