Thursday, May 17, 2007

Sorry I am late...Again...

You might be a Mom if…
You plan your day according to when Sesame Street is on
You have signed a check with a crayon
You find Goldfish crackers in the glove box of your car
You wipe other kids’ noses
You have accidentally brushed your teeth with Desitin
You have caught spit-up with your hand
You can recite ‘Goodnight Moon’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by heart
You own the entire Baby Einstein DVD collection
You see your parents in a whole new light
From the Choir Loft
During a very important business meeting, there was a power failure causing all
the lights to go out. Everyone sitting around the large table began laughing or
Choir Loft complaining as they sat in total darkness. From out of the darkness came their
boss’s commanding voice: “Everyone raise their hands in the air.” Being
surprised by this rather strange request, nobody moved. Again the boss
commanded: “I said everyone raise their hands.” This time, they obliged, and immediately the lights came back on. They all looked shocked, and turned toward their boss for an explanation.
He explained: “It’s very simple…many hands make lights work.”
We need your “hands” in our ministry to make the work a little “lighter.” Why not join us?
Motherly Advice…
“Always wear clean underwear; you never know when you’ll have an accident.”
“Don’t you make that face…or it’ll freeze like that.”
“What if everyone jumped off a cliff? Would you do that too?”
“Close that door! Were you born in a barn?”
“Don’t put that in your mouth…you don’t know where it’s been!”
“The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.”
Proverbs 10:1
Today in history
(May 13)
1981 – Pope John Paul II shot & wounded in St. Peter’s Square
1973 – Bobby Riggs beat Margaret Smith-Court in a “Mother’s Day Match”
1918 – The 1st airmail stamps were issued (24¢/each)
History of the Hymns
May 13, 2007
‘Tell Mother I’ll be There’ (1969) [Not in our hymnal]
Words and Music: Charles M. Fillmore (1860 – 1952)

A published copy of this hymn was sent to Charles M. Alexander who was the songleader for Dr. R. A. Torrey. He looked at the song and wondered if he could ever use it but decided he would put it in his briefcase for future reference. He carried it with him for years until he needed a solo for use at a church meeting. Hundreds of men responded and, in the years that followed, he sang it around the world and declared that “Tell Mother I’ll Be There” had brought more men to make a decision for Christ than any other song he ever used.
The inspiration for its writing came from a telegram sent by President McKinley to his family when his mother was dying and calling for him. He had wired, “Tell Mother I’ll Be There.” Charles Fillmore had read the newspaper account of this and had caught the idea for a song – one which experts thought no good but one that God would use to change the lives and destinies of thousands of men.

Meanwhile…1969…38 years ago…in the United States…
President: Richard M. Nixon…V.P.: Spiro T. Agnew
Gas: 35¢/gal., Milk: 31¢/qt., 1st class stamp: 6¢, Min. wage: $1.60/hr.
Music: ‘Get Back’ (Beatles), ‘Aquarius’ (5th Dimension)
Sen. Ted Kennedy pleads guilty to leaving the scene of an accident (Chappaquiddick)

History of Mother’s Day
In the United States, “Mother's Day” was first suggested in 1872 by Julia Ward Howe (who wrote the words to the ‘Battle hymn of the Republic’) as a day dedicated to peace. Ms. Jarvis persuaded her mother's church in Grafton, West Virginia to celebrate Mother's Day on the second anniversary of her mother's death, the 2nd Sunday of May. By the next year, Mother's Day was also celebrated in Philadelphia. In 1914 President Woodrow Wilson declared the first national Mother's Day, as a day for American citizens to show the flag in honor of those mothers whose sons had died in war (with specific reference to The Great War, now known as World War I).
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