The Neil Diamond song, Sweet Caroline” is played at every Red Sox home game in Boston's Fenway Park before the bottom of the 8th inning. The tradition is said to date back to 1997 when the stadium DJ played it in honour of a newborn baby girl born of one of the staff members. The baby was of
Jewish novelist Chaim Potok (his novel "The Chosen" sold over 3 million copies) gave a lecture at Johns Hopkins University. He had wanted to be a writer from an early age. But when he was ready to go off to college his mother took him aside and said; “I know you want to be a writer but I
It is hard to get over the disappointment that God, having made an exception in my case, didn’t seem to call nice, accomplished, courteous, alert
NASCAR driver Bill Elliot won the most popular driver award 16 times. In 2003 he withdrew his name from the
Athletes strive for excellence and continual improvement.
Disciples of Christ must take the same attitude.
Hockey star Matthew Barzal of the New York Islanders comments on doing and being your best:
Whether that's having short hair and clean facial hair throughout the regular season or
Martin Luther King Jr. on living, dying and his funeral.
If any of you are around what I have to meet my day, I don’t want along funeral. And if you get somebody to deliver the eulogy, tell them not to talk too long. Every now and then I wonder what I would want them to say. Tell them not to
Emmons loses gold medal after aiming at wrong target!
2004 Washington Post: Matt Emmons of the United States shoots at wrong target, finishes eighth. (Douglas C. Pizac -- AP)
Matthew Emmons is an elite athlete ! He was an accounting major from Browns Mill, New Jersey. He was a four-year
Teamwork can be illustrated by thinking of the combined strength of draft horses.
A single draft horse can pull a load up to 8,000 pounds. So we would expect that two draft horses linked together should be able to pull 16,000 pounds.
But here’s the surprise!
Two draft horses pulling together can
His naked feet intrigued him, for they moved with purpose which his mind had not yet measured. Besides they each one wore a curious scar of some wound as yet unopened; yet they had been there long before his birth. What twist of meaning had Earthmaker given him,
The McDonalds “Happy Meal” might be the most famous meal in all the world.
It's a meal for a kid that’s served at McDonalds restaurants that promises to make them happy – at least for a few fleeting minutes!
In the mid-1970s, a MacDonald’s restaurant in Guatemala offered a hamburger, small
Drake is a famous rapper from Toronto who lives is a mansion valued at $100,000,000.
Measuring 50,000 square feet it includes a 3,200 foot square master bedroom; A basketball court and a "Great Room" with a 44-foot-high ceiling and containing a Bösendorfer concert grand
For the Longest Time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest time
Oh, oh, oh
For the longest
When you said goodbye to me in March
There was still more worship left to bring
What else could I do?
I'm so inspired by you
Church hasn't happened
for the longest time
Once I thought
“I firmly determined that my mannerisms and speech in public would always reflect the cheerful certainty of victory – that any pessimism and discouragement I might ever feel would be reserved for my pillow... I adopted a policy of circulating through the whole force to the full limit imposed by
“You feel you were hedged in you dream of escape; but beware of mirages. Do not run or fly away in order to get free: rather dig in the narrow place which has been given you; you will find God there and everything. God does not float on your horizon, he sleeps in your substance. Vanity
Augustine on Depravity and Grace;
“Without you what am I to myself but a guide to my own self destruction?”
“... the self which willed to serve (God) was identical with the self which was unwilling.
It was I.
I was neither wholly willing nor wholly unwilling. So I was in conflict with myself
Victor Frankl was a survivor of the holocaust. His famous book is called "Man's Search for Meaning."
The reader they ask me why I did not try to escape what was in store for me after Hitler had occupied Austria. Let me answer by recalling the following story.
Its been observed that Singing Together Shapes Community.
***Songs are one way that a community has its identity and one way that individuals find their identity within a community. (therefore old songs –passed on to the next generation- help create community bonds)
Baseball has a song – during
The 20th century...
What if you were born in 1900 - my grandparents for example were born in 1904 in Newfoundland.
At age 14 , World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish in that war.
Later in 1918, the Spanish Flu epidemic kills 50 million people in those two
Time Magazine's obituary - Dr. Wilfred Thomason Grenfell's
October 21, 1940.
Oct. 21, 1940 - Wilfred Grenfell spent his boyhood on the Sands of Dee near Cheshire, England.
He used to filch biscuits and wine from his school larder to give to fishermen as they left at dawn to catch the
The accumulation of surprises at Bethlehem, humble country characters, a young peasant girl, an animal stall, a manger, shepherds, Magi, the threat of Herod and fleeing as refugees, though fascinating- are all secondary matters. The