Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Animal Kingdom, Weapons of Choice, -and- Clean Your Plate

Animal Kingdom - puppies save lost 3-year-old from freezing
Weapons of Choice - ban on loaded firearms in national parks lifted
Clean Your Plate - restaurant charges 3% surcharge for wasted food

On this day in history: December 9, 1997 - Actor Christian Slater sentenced to 90 days in jail for battery and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was arrested August 11 after a cocaine and heroin binge ending with him assaulting an officer.

Born on this day in history: December 9, 1934 - Dame Judi Dench (1934 - ) Born in York, England, actress Judi Dench made her stage debut as Ophelia in "Hamlet" (1957). A member of the Old Vic Company (1957?61), she became one of Britain's most distinguished classical actresses, as well as a popular film and TV performer. She played M in several James Bond movies.

Scripture of the Day: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. — Romans 12:9

Video of the Day: The World’s Most Effective Speed Bump – submitted by Jeffrey

Here is Laura's granddaughter, Parker. She is growing so quickly that soon she will be 6' tall and driving! Click to enlarge.

Recommended Sites:
David Louis Harter Photography - a showcase for the photography of David Louis Harter

When your hut is on fire

The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, "God! How could you do this to me?"

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island! It had come to rescue him! "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

The Moral of This Story:

It is easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we should not lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and suffering. Remember that the next time your little hut seems to be burning to the ground, it just may be a smoke signal that summons the Grace of God