Friday, December 18, 2009

Joy to the World, Heat of the Moment, -and- Never Too Young

Joy to the World - inmates sue Sheriff Joe Arpaio over Christmas music
Heat of the Moment - blizzard dumps snow on Copenhagen as leaders battle warming
Never Too Young - drunk 4-year-old Tennessee boy in drag, stealing presents, drinking beer

On this day in history: December 18, 1940 - Hitler formulates plans, issued today as Directive 21, for the invasion of Russia. The intent of Operation Barbarossa was to destroy the Red Army. Fighting on two fronts eventually caused Germany's defeat.

Born on this day in history: December 18, 1963 - Brad Pitt (1963 - ) Shawnee, Oklahoma, actor Brad Pitt got noticed in a bit part in Thelma and Louise (1991). Stardom followed with films such as Interview with the Vampire (1994) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). The award-winning actor and wife Angelina Jolie are also heavily involved in humanitarian aid through their Jolie-Pitt Foundation.

Scripture of the Day: Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. — Proverbs 31:9

Video of the Day: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Discusses Paris Hilton with Glenn Beck

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene in the Walmart parking lot while driving to my office this morning! I considered petting this large cat but decided against doing so. Click to enlarge.

Last Evening
Laura attended the Sierra Nevada "Hoppy Awards" last evening. She received an award for her participation in the program, the focus of which is the promotion of a healthful lifestyle. I could not attend, since I had a scheduling conflict. I had to attend a rehearsal with the worship team at Harvest Christian Center. This was the début of Mr. Fender. All found him to be most resplendent, and he was a joy to play. I enthusiastically anticipate his formal introduction to the congregation this Sunday!

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