Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bud's World

Wit or Wisdom:
“Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.”
~ Will Rogers
“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.”
~ Zig Ziglar
“Children are natural mimics…they act like their parents - in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.’
~ Unknown
“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
~ Benjamin Franklin
“Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.”
~ Phyllis Diller

How to Lead a Church Choir (Continued from last week)
* Actively recruit singers: Advertise in the church bulletin or newsletter. Contact church members personally and get the word out that you want singers. Ask prospects in a direct way, saying, “We need some good singers with a great heart, some spare time and the willingness to learn music for our church choir.”
* Acquire appropriate music: Find easy-to-learn material that fits your church theology and the talent level of your singers. Try to perform music, which is uplifting, and entertaining for the choir and congregation. A happy choir is a growing choir.

I was just wondering:
Why are you “IN” a movie, but you're “ON” TV?
Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase?
If “Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares,” why is there a stupid song about him?
Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.
Why is it that people say they “slept like a baby” when babies wake up like every two hours?
Why do toasters have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no one would eat?
Why go to the top of a skyscraper, and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Today in history (February 24)
1996 – Cuba shot down 2 U.S. planes
1993 – 35th Annual Grammy Awards winner was Eric Clapton with ‘Tears in Heaven’
1991 – U.S. and its Allies began a ground assault on Iraqi troops in ‘Desert Storm’
1985 – Jim Kelly of The Houston Gamblers of the WFL passed for a record 574 yards in a game
1964 – Cassius Clay defeated Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Boxing title
1917 – German plan to secure Mexico’s help against the U.S. revealed in the “Zimmerman telegram”
1903 – U.S./Cuba treaty enabled the U.S. to acquire a naval station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
1836 – 3,000 Mexican troops began their assault on 182 Texans at the Alamo

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History of the Hymns

February 24, 2008 [Third Sunday in Lent]
‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ (1989) Page 89
Words: Henry van Dyke (1852 - 1933) Music: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)

‘Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee’ comes from the ‘Poems of Henry van Dyke’ from 1911. Henry van Dyke (no…no relation to Dick), was recognized as one of the ablest Presbyterian preachers and leading liturgy figures in this country. In addition to achieving fame as a preacher, he served as a professor of literature at Princeton University from 1900 – 1923, was the moderator of his denomination, became a Navy chaplain during World War I, and represented the United States as an ambassador to Holland and Luxembourg under an appointment by President Wilson.
According to Tertius van Dyke, the son of the author, this hymn was written in 1907 while his father was on a preaching visit to Williams College, in Massachusetts. Coming down to breakfast, he placed the manuscript before President Garfield, saying:

“Here is a hymn for you. Your mountains (the Berkshires) were my inspiration. It must be sung to the music of Beethoven’s Hymn to Joy, the finale to the Ninth Symphony. It is one of the classical American hymns of praise to God for the beauties and wonders of nature. It is a joyous outpouring of the soul’s response to the beauty of creation seen in nature and in the lives of the redeemed.”

Meanwhile…1989…19 years ago…in the United States…
President: George H. W. Bush…V.P.: J. Danforth Quayle
Bread: 67¢/loaf, Milk: 54¢/qt., Stamp: 25¢, Min. Wage: $3.35/hr.
Best Picture: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’
Eastern Airlines filed for bankruptcy
Germans began demolishing the Berlin Wall
Billy Graham given a star on Hollywood Boulevard
Rev. Jim Bakker sentenced to 50 years in prison for fraud
‘42nd Street’ musical closed in NYC after 3,486 performances
The Walden Galleria Mall was opened in Cheektowaga

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