Sunday, March 31, 2013


     We call it Easter but Resurrection Sunday would be a better name.

     When the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James and Salome bought spices, so that they might go and anoint him. And very early on the first day of the week, when the sun had risen, they went to the tomb. And they were saying to one another, "Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance of the tomb?" And looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back— it was very large. And entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, dressed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. And he said to them, "Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him. - Mark 16:1-6 (ESV)

      HE HAS RISEN – Are you thankful for that?

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Doctor Day

     I can't say that going to the doctor is an experience we always look forward too. Yes there are times when we need to go for our health's sake and when those times come, weather we like them or not, doctors are people we can be thankful for.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pickle Day

     While there are many things that can be pickled, when I think of pickles, I usually think of cucumbers, whole or sliced. While I do not usually eat whole pickles, I enjoy having slices on hamburgers and subs. I know there are many varieties of pickles to choose from and more places to have them than hamburgers and subs, so what do you like and where do you like them and are you thankful for them? Today's the day.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Something On A Stick Day

      Today reminds me of the state fair, the place you go to find whet seems like every kind of food on a stick. I think the only food I've eaten on a stick is a corn dog and a Popsicle. Of course, there are other things that can be found on a stick other then food. I suppose, putting things on a stick makes them easier to carry or eat or both so today we can be thankful for things on a stick.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Education and Sharing Day

     If you are reading this than there is a pretty good chance that you have received an education at some time in your life and it might be that you are still receiving one now. While I now kids often do not like receiving one (I have some like that) it is something we all need to be thankful for for education, done right is a valuable thing. Let's be thankful for what we have learned and let's not be afraid to share that knowledge with others.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

     I'm not aware that today is a holiday, it might be for someone somewhere though. If it is or not, today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. There is a Christmas song that's start out with the words that everybody like to take a holiday, so, since this is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day let's pretend this is a holiday to celebrate holidays and let's be thankful for the holidays we have.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Tolkien Reading Day

     Even though I was never a big fan of reading, once in a while I found I book I enjoyed and read it through. Tolkien's books are some of those I have enjoyed.

      It's Tolkien Reading Day. Have you ever read one of his books? I have read several and I have enjoyed most of them and I have even enjoyed seeing them acted out on the movie screen. While I am not planning on reading any of his books today, I am thankful for the books he has written that I have read.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Palm Sunday

     Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of expensive ointment made from pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped his feet with her hair. The house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (he who was about to betray him), said, “Why was this ointment not sold for three hundred denarii and n given to the poor?” He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and n having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.” When the large crowd of the Jews learned that Jesus4 was there, they came, not only on account of him but also to see Lazarus, o whom he had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to put Lazarus to death as well, because on account of him many of the Jews were going away and believing in Jesus. The next day the large crowd that had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of s palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” And Jesus found a young donkey and sat on it, just as it is written, “Fear not, daughter of Zion; behold, your king is coming, sitting on a donkey's colt!” His disciples did not understand these things at first, but y when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him. The crowd that had been with him when he called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to bear witness. The reason why the crowd went to meet him b was that they heard he had done this sign. So the Pharisees said to one another, “You see that you are gaining nothing. Look, the world has gone after him.” - John 12:1-21(ESV)

      Thank you He who comes in the name of the Lord – our King

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Toast Day

     I'm not sure which video it is, but in one of my Veggie Tale videos everyone keeps saying the Junior is toast. Today is toast Day but not like junior but like a piece of bread browned on both sides. My favorite way of having toast that I remember is covered with brown sugar and cinnamon. Of course home made raspberry or strawberry jam is good too. So pop a piece of bread in your toaster and thank God for toast.

Friday, March 22, 2013

World Water Day

     H2O it is sometimes called, it is water. What fun it is to play in a water puddle to swim in a pool to go boating on a lake or canoing down a river. But water is more than fun, it is a needed part of life, something to take care of and something for which we should be thankful for. Let's take time to tell God thank you for all the water.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Children's Poetry Day

     I have a memory of a school project from when I was a kid, a project that involve a book of poems created by the kids in my class. I don't know what ever happened to that book. I wonder if what I wrote was any good. Today is Children's Poetry Day and as such let's be thankful for children and the poetry they write. It may not always be good but it can be enjoyable.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


     Somewhere, I no not, Spring has begun. Or at least my calender says spring has begun today. Here we are still experiencing winter and looking forward to spring and all the wonderful things that come with it, like returning birds, and plants greening up, warmer temps and being outside. Spring is also a time of renewal a time when many of God's creature have young. What a wonderful time of the year for which we can be thankful for.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

National Agriculture Day

     Who is thinking of planting a garden? We just got 7” of snow and now it's below zero so planting a garden is off the menu at least at our house. I do know that there are those that are thinking about planting, not just gardens but fields full of crops. Today is National Agriculture Day ad day to remember those who work the fields for the produce we eat. Let's be thankful for the farmers of the land.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Johnny Appleseed Day

     His real name was John Chapman and he lived from 1774 –1845 yet most people would know him as Johnny Appleseed for introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, including the northern counties of present day West Virginia. He became an American legend while still alive, due to his kind, generous ways, his leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.

      Do you enjoy apples? We can be thankful for people like John for their efforts in cultivating apples.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St Patrick's Day

     Born in Britain, Patrick became a missionary to the Irish through an incredible chain of events. Today is the day that his life and work are remembered and celebrated. Today we can be thankful for Patrick and others like him who work as missionaries to spread the good news of Jesus Christ.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Corn Dog Day

     They are often associated with fairs and in my mind, kids. They are corn dogs and today is there day, the day to have a hot dog, wrapped in a corn bread batter and placed on a stick. I don't mind eating them if I have ketchup to dip them in..... and even though they are not mu favorite, I am thankful for them and I'm sure they are someone's favorite.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Blizzard Day

     Today is Blizzard Day and I'm not sure what kind of blizzard today is a day for. Living in northern Minnesota, I have experienced many a blizzard with howling winds and snow. Living close to a DQ I have also experienced wonderful ice cream treats called blizzards as well.

      Which of these blizzards am I thankful for? Well, I am thankful for the ice cream treat because they taste good and I'm thankful for the wind and snow in winter for the beauty that comes with the winter white.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Potato Chip Day

     Can I go and eat some? Let's see, what flavor would I like? BBQ, Ketchup, Sour cream and Onion, Sour cream and Cheddar, Garlic and Onion..... A week doesn't go by when I haven't had some kind of chip to eat although they are not always potato chips.

      I do like potato chips and I think it is safe to say my kids do to and while they may not always be the best for you, they taste great and I am thankful for them. Are you?

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Good Samaritan Day

      And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.” (ESV)

      Today is Good Samaritan Day. This is the story from which we get the idea of being a Good Samaritan. Are you a Good Samaritan? Are you thankful for those who are?

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Organize Your Home Office Day

     Today's day sounds like work. Today's day is Organize Your Home Office Day. I sort of have one of these, It's really my computer area. The place where I spend much of my time working on computer type stuff. The area could use some organizing and I am thankful for the spot I have even though there are times I wish it was a full room.

     Do you have a home office area? Are you thankful for it?

Monday, March 11, 2013

Napping Day

     After a long weekend enjoying friends, family, food and an awesome retreat praising God, it's time for a nap, if I can sneak one in. Today is napping day and while I may not always get one, I am thankful for the one I get, Are you?

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Salvation Army Day

     When disaster strikes – they are often there providing support and aide. They are the Salvation Army. This is just one of many groups which help in time of need and for which we need to be thankful.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Genealogy Day

     Have you ever tried tracing your roots as in learning who your ancestors are? Today is Genealogy Day. When it comes to mine, I know I am English, German and Swedish for certain. I also know that somewhere in my genealogy, I'm related to a past president and a famous inventor and a preacher. I'm also related to Adam& Eve and Noah & his wife :)

      Let's be thankful for our family history.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Working Women's Day

     Today is Working Women's Day. I know many women who work and work hard and while it's not outside the home, my wife is one of those who works hard and I can say my Mom was another and the list could go on.

     Let's be thankful for the hard working women

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Telephone Day

     Can you imagine life without a telephone? We've had them around for so long now that most people wont' remember what it was like to not have one. While I'm not old enough to have experienced phones that required you to turn a crank on the side, talk into a piece on the phone on the wall while holding another piece to your ear I have had the opportunity to play with one that wasn't in use. Now days we carry our phones in our pockets and treat them like computers.

     It's nice to have telephones for all there uses. Thank You Lord for this wonderful invention.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Oreo Cookie Day

     The other day I stopped at Dairy Queen and had a Mint Oreo Cookie Blizzard. No today is not mint day or blizzard day, it's Oreo Cookie Day. The cookies with the yummy cream filling. I like the double stuff and the mint ones the best. Do you like Oreo's? Are you thankful for them? Today is the day to be thankful for such a sweet treat.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Parachute Day

     Today is parachute day. Even though I have never used one and I do not plan to ever use one, parachutes are a useful device. Well some people may use them for fun, they are useful to getting to remote areas such as areas where fire's need to be fought. They're also useful in saving lives so tyoday we say thank you for parachutes.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Toy Soldier Day

     What do you think of when you think of Toy Soldiers? Do you think of red and black marching around in the Nutcracker or in Babes in Toy land? Or do you think, like me, of little green army men that one would spend hours playing with in the backyard sandbox.

     Let's not only be thankful for toy soldiers that bring hours of fun but for real soldiers as well.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

National Anthem Day

     Written by Francis Scott Key we sing

Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.
Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

     Let's not butcher this song as many do and lets be thankful for this anthem and the land God has given us.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Day

     Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist most widely known for his children's books written under the pen names Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone. At our house we have many, many books written by Mr Geisel and I have even at times memorized a book or two. My favorite is Fox In Sox. What is yours? Today, Let's be thankful for Dr. Seuss and the books he has written.

Share A Smile

     I used to have a button that said “Smile, it makes people wonder what you're up to.” Truth be know, I can smile without being up to something. I enjoy giving smiles and I also enjoy receiving them. So lets give some smiles today and than God for them.