Monday, July 30, 2007

July 29, 2007

The patient mother:

A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three-year-old girl in her shopping cart. As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies and her mother told her, "No." The little girl immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly, “Now Jane, we just have half of the aisles left to go through - don't be upset. It won't be long now.”
Soon, they came to the candy aisle and the little girl began to shout for candy. When told she couldn't have any, she began to cry. The mother said, "There, there, Jane, don't cry - only two more aisles to go and then we'll be checking out."
When they got to the checkout stand, the little girl immediately began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon discovering there'd be no gum purchased. The mother said serenely, "Jane, we'll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then you can go home and have a nice nap." The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with little Jane. It's quite commendable," he remarked.
The mother replied, "My name’s Jane. My little girl's name is Tammy
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Wit or Wisdom…
“It’s never crowded along the extra mile.”
~Wayne Dyer
“The world is full of willing people…some willing to work and some willing to let them.”
“There's no secret about success.
Have you ever known a successful man who didn't want to tell you about it?”-- Kin Hubbard
“Why do they call it ‘Alcoholics Anonymous,
and then make everybody say their name at the beginning of the meeting?”

Today in history
(July 29)
1965 – The Beatles movie ‘Help’ premiered in London
1945 – The U.S.S. Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese sub after delivering the Atomic bomb
1928 – Walt Disney’s ‘Steamboat Willie’ was released
1927 – Bellevue hospital in NYC was the 1st hospital in U.S. to install an iron lung
1914 – The 1st transcontinental phone link made between NYC and San Francisco

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History of the Hymns

July 29, 2007
‘Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive’ (1966) Page 390
Words: Rosamond E. Herklots (1905 – 1987)
Music: Supplement to ‘Kentucky Harmony’

The author of this hymn writes how the theme of this hymn came to her years before when she was digging up rocks in a long neglected garden. “I realized how these deeply-rooted weeds were choking the life out of the flowers in the garden, I realized that deeply-rooted resentments in our lives could destroy every Christian virtue and all joy and peace unless, by God's grace, we learned to forgive."
And what were the “deep resentments” in her life? It is reported that Rosamond’s family could only afford to send one child to college, and that child was her older sister. Only after her sister died did Rosamond realize how deeply she had resented her sister because of the advantages she had through her college education. This hymn becomes an affirmation of the power of the gospel to influence her life – too late to restore the lost relationship with her sister, but not too late to heal the resentment in her spirit.
The hymntune, named ‘DETROIT,’ is from The Sacred Harp. The Sacred Harp was a collection of religious songs in early America that were based on, or composed in the style of, folk songs brought over from England and Ireland. So it is a very fitting musical setting for this hymn text from a British poetess.

Meanwhile…1966…41 years ago…in the United States…
President: Lyndon Banes Johnson…V.P.: Hubert H. Humphrey
Bread: 22¢/loaf, Milk: 27¢/qt., Eggs: $1.05/dz., Stamps: 5¢, Gas: 32¢/gal.
Min. Wage: $1.00/hr., Teacher’s Salary: $5,174/yr. Unemployment: 4.5%
Top Songs: ‘We Can Work It Out’ (Beatles), ‘Monday, Monday’ (The Mamma’s & Pappa’s), ‘I’m a Believer’ (Monkees), ‘Winchester Cathedral’ (New Vaudeville Show)
On TV: Hogan’s Heroes, Mission Impossible, Lost In Space, I Dream of Jeenie,
Get Smart, Star Trek, Batman, Green Acres
Deaths: Montgomery Clift, Walt Disney