Daylight Savings Time, Fall Back
Did you set your clocks back one hour today?
If not, now is definitely the time to make the change because today (Sunday November 6, 2016), Daylight Savings Time ends for 2016.
You know the old phrase, Spring Forward, Fall Back, right? The idiom that helps Americans remember which way to adjust their clocks in accordance with the Standard Time Act of 1918 (pdf). Well, it’s time to fall back 🙂
FYI, Last year, I found a book about time, time standardization, measurement, and Daylight Savings Time that had me completely enamored with the topic. It’s a great read, if you have time to find a seat and kick back for little bit. Highly recommended—Daylight Savings Time – A Brief History of time Standardization.
Robert Fuller, Bradley University
In a letter to the Abbe Morellet in 1779, Benjamin Franklin mused that the strategic location of the elbow is proof that God desires us to drink wine. After all, had God placed the elbow lower on the arm, our wine glass would never make it all the way to our mouths. Had the elbow been placed higher, our glass would shoot straight past our lips.
“From the actual situation of the elbow,” Franklin wrote, “we are enabled to drink at our ease, the glass going directly to the mouth. Let us, then, with glass in hand adore this benevolent wisdom; – let us adore and drink!”
Franklin’s contention was offered as lighthearted fun. But it does remind us that wine, more than other beverage, is intimately connected to celebration and worship.
In the deepest mist of our trials, the glory of God always shines brighter.
This devotional piece was written by Albert B. Simpson in 1897, which just goes to prove that some things never change. Trusting God—Father, Son, and Spirit—is easy when things are going well in your life but ever so hard when things aren’t going so well.
Lord I’m Ready Now by Plumb was released in February of 2013, so obviously I’ve listened to it many, many times. Frequently, it just pops into my head for various lyrics that come to mind; however, this morning I woke up with the I’ve been such a mess, now I can’t care less, I could bleed to death piece on my mind.
Saved ~ Retro Save Computer Button
Beautiful poem about salvation that will really make you think. Found it on the internet with the attribution listed as anonymous so I feel pretty comfortable passing it on. I hope you enjoy 🙂
UpSideDown ~ God’s Way’s Are Not the Same as Our Ways
Boy, did this devotion really hit home for me, today. Recently, I read somewhere that everything in our lives is observed by God, known by God, or allowed by God. I really had to let that sink in for a couple of days, so it could become part of my very being. It completely reminded me of Isaiah 55:8-9 (KJV):
8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Blog Comment ~ Speech Bubble
I’ve been getting a huge amount of spam / inappropriate comments on the blog, so I need to address this in the kindest and most fair way possible.
The Trinity: Father, Son, and Spirit
Trinity Sunday is celebrated by Christians as a day in which to honor the Holy Trinity which is comprised of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit.
I remember Mama standing in front of me, her hands poised on her hips, her eyes glaring with hot coals of fire and saying in stentorian tones, “Just what is the big idea, young man?”
Instinctively I knew my mother was not asking me an abstract question about theory. Her question was not a question at all—it was a thinly veiled accusation. Her words were easily translated to mean, “Why are you doing what you are doing?” She was challenging me to justify my behavior with a valid idea. I had none.