Tuesday, January 31, 2012

In February, America Uniquely Celebrates Faith and Interfaith Efforts of the 'Four Chaplains' from the Floor of Congress to a WW2 Eyewitness Creating a Florida Monument - MarketWatch

In February, America Uniquely Celebrates Faith and Interfaith Efforts of the 'Four Chaplains' from the Floor of Congress to a WW2 Eyewitness Creating a Florida Monument - MarketWatch:

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I would not say that this celebration is unique, but it is quite beautiful. When the four chaplains of different faiths gave up their lives in order to save others, when they stood shoulder to shoulder praying and not worrying about doctrine or names or politics, they showed a true love of INTERFAITH understanding. I know I will say prayers for these four when I honor my ancestors this month.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Gaia House Interfaith Center Faces Possible Closure | WSILTV | Local News

Gaia House Interfaith Center Faces Possible Closure | WSILTV | Local News:

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If you happen to be in Illinois, you may want to consider checking out Gaia House. They are desperately in need of help, mostly in donations but like most interfaith centers I'm sure that ANY help would be appreciated.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - Jan. 25


In honor of Robert Burns' birthday, and the traditional day for his birthday supper, today I am posting up only Robert Burns quotations. Happy Burns Day! Oh, and to the left you can see a green tartan with red stripes. It is the tartan associated with Clan Davidson, the clan to which I claim a small allegiance.

The Selkirk Grace
Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
Sae let the Lord be thankit.

Green grow the rashes, O;
Green grow the rashes, O;
The sweetest hours that e'er I spend
Are spent among the lasses, O.
Green Grow the Rashes

While Europe's eye is fix'd on mighty things,
The fate of empires and the fall of kings;
While quacks of State must each produce his plan,
And even children lisp the Rights of Man;
Amid this mighty fuss just let me mention,
The Rights of Woman merit some attention.
The Rights of Woman,

Lay the proud usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty's in every blow—
Let us do or die!
Scots Wha Hae

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - Jan. 18

"A library is thought in cold storage." -- Herbert Samuel

"The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance." -- Author Unknown

"Oh, what a blamed uncertain thing
This pesky weather is; 
It blew and snew and then it thew, 
And now, by jing, it's friz!"
-- Philander Johnson

"In Scotland, there is no such thing as bad weather - only the wrong clothes." -- Billy Connelly

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - Jan. 11

"Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather." -- Ilka Chase

"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." -- Mark Twain

"Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while." -- Kin Hubbard

"For the man sound of body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every day has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously." -- George Gissing

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordy Wednesday - Jan. 4, 2012


"And on 25 January of each year and for many days before it and after it there is not an hour in the day or night when a Burns Supper is not taking place somewhere on this earth." -- Len G. Murray

"Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow."
- Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

"There are two seasonal diversions that can ease the bite of any winter. One is the January thaw. The other is the seed catalogues." -- Hal Borland

"There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you ..... In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself." -- Ruth Stout