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The Daily Sermon from The Watchmen [GO!]
Much rain in October,
much wind in December.

October, the extravagant sister,
has ordered an immense amount
of the most gorgeous forest
tapestry for her grand recepton.
-- "Autumn," by Oliver Wendell Homes,
American writer [1809-94]

09/24/2018 1510
Love One Another
"Do all the good you can,
by all the means you can,
in all the ways you can,
in all the places you can,
at all the times you can,
to all the people you can,
as long as ever you can."
-- John Wesley [1763-1791]
10/06/2017 1203
Are You Chasing the Wind?

I have seen all the things that are
done under the sun; all of them are
meaningless, a chasing after the wind.

Ecclesiastes 1:14 [NIV]

THE BOOK OF JOb reminds us that wisdom isn't
everything. Yes wisdom is a helpful and necessary tool,
yet doesn't serve every purpose. Likewise, the above
Scripture tells us that a life of meaning, purpose and
fulfillment is only found when we look to God.

Heavenly Father, You are the one who holds my future in
Your hands. Everything else is just chasing he wind.

10/29/2019 1257

Smart Choices

Take inventory of your daily habits to see if a little
change could do some good.

  • Save water: Turn off the faucet whike brushing your teeth.
  • Conserve energy: Dry clothes on a clothesline rather than in the dryer.
  • At times, opt to buy gently used rather than brand-
    new items.
Info from The Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar, 2019
On Giving
One must be poor to know the
luxury of giving.
-- George Eliot, English writer [1819-80]
09/30/2019 1542
The Events of October 2019
October 7, 2019 - Child Health Day
Child Health Day
* * * * * * * * * * * * * Children have more need of models than of citics. -- Joseph Joubert, French moralist [1754-1824]

09/27/2109 1545

October 7, 2019 - King Christian Resistance Day
    During World War II when Denmark was under Nazi occupation,
the Germans demanded anti-Semitic legislation, including requiring
Jews to wear the Star of David as identification. King Christian X of Denmark
attended a service in a Copenhagen synagogue and told the congregation,
    "If the Jews are to wear the Star of David, then we shall all wear it.
You are all Danes. You are all my people."
10/07/2019 1139
October 13, 2019 - Full Hunter's Moon

October 14, 2019 - Columbus Day {Observed} * Thanksgiving [Canada]
    Columbus Day is a national holiday in many countries in the Americas and elsewhere which officially celebrates the anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492. The landing is celebrated as "Columbus Day" in the United States, as "Día de la Raza" ("Day of the Race") in many countries in Latin America, as "Día de la Hispanidad" and "Fiesta Nacional" in Spain, where it is also the religious festivity of la Virgen del Pilar, as Día de las Américas (Day of the Americas) in Belize and Uruguay, as Día del Respeto a la Diversidad Cultural (Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity) in Argentina, and as Giornata Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo or Festa Nazionale di Cristoforo Colombo in Italy and in the Little Italys around the world. These holidays have been celebrated unofficially since the late 18th century and officially in various countries since the early 20th century.
Today's quotation...
The things that haven't been done before,
Those are the things to try;
Columbus dreamed of an unknown shore
At the rim of a far-flung shore.
10/12/2019 1405

    Thanksgiving in Canada, which falls on the same date.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

October 19, 2019 - Trunk Or Treat

New Hope’s Annual Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, October 19th from 6:00
to 8:00 PM. We are in need of lots of volunteers. Sign up today to decorate your
trunk and hand out candy. We also need oodles of donations. We need hot dogs,
hot dog rolls, chips, snacks, baked goods and drinks. So please sign up to help!!
09/29/2019 1533

October 31, 2017 - Halloween

    It is widely believed that many Halloween traditions originated from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain; that such festivals may have had pagan roots; and that Samhain itself was Christianized as Halloween by the early Church. Some believe, however, that Halloween began solely as a Christian holiday, separate from ancient festivals like Samhain.
    Halloween activities include trick-or-treating (or the related guising), attending Halloween costume parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. In many parts of the world, the Christian religious observances of All Hallows' Eve, including attending church services and lighting candles on the graves of the dead, remain popular, although elsewhere it is a more commercial and secular celebration. Some Christians historically abstained from meat on All Hallows' Eve, a tradition reflected in the eating of certain vegetarian foods on this vigil day, including apples, potato pancakes, and soul cakes.
Photo and text from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

09/27/2019 1430



[Email Comment: Carlos Castillo, Mon, Jul 23, 2018 5:31 am]
    “Thank you for posting "The Calm Before The Storm".”
For years I have enjoyed receiving and enjoying "The Kunnel's Korner".
What you post is insightful and educational.
Bob, keep up the good work.
Your brother in Christ, Carlos

Always a pleasure for me to hear kind words of a friend
as well as a brother in Christ.
I thank our God whenever I think of you, Carlos.

Guest Book Comment
From: CHERISE alias "skaricheri" aw
Thank you for suggesting this website of yours. I really enjoyed it, especially the music, 20 Questions, the bible verses, stories of your dogs and your life. I will visit again! Grins :)))

The OK responds:
Of course, you will be welcome every time. Grin
But, your visit really pleased me because you are interested in
artificial intelligence since "20 Questions" is a bot version of the
TV show. grin As far as I know we two are the only ones who have played
the game. Heh heh.
When you visit again take a peek at the Newsletter Gazette if you haven't as yet.
If you like it I will put you on the emailing list.
Thank you again, my friend...
Bob.... From: willrobinet@sympatico.ca Comments: Awesome video on the P38 Bob. A great plane and called the "twin tailed devil" by the Germans in WW2, irrespective of what Wikipedia says. I had neighbors who were bombed and strafed by it, well they emigrated here from Europe, and it was called "the twin tailed devil" by the Germans, who actually didn't see that many of them as compared to the Japanese in the Pacific theater of war. In some significant ways, it broke the mold much like the Mosquito.
Thank you, Will...As usual your comments are of useful significance...
10/28/2018 1400
    The flight of birds is an extraordinary feat,
requiring a miraculous combination of attributes:
The king of flight is the hummingbird...
--from Birdology by Sy Montgomery. [Book available from Amazon.]

09/27/2019 1451


John A. Chapman (July 14, 1965 – March 4, 2002) was a Combat Controller in the United States Air Force who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on August 22, 2018 for his actions in the Battle of Takur Ghar during the War in Afghanistan.
    He is the first airman to receive the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War.
    Previously, Chapman was the first Air Force Combat Controller to earn the Air Force Cross in any war in history.
    Chapman was inducted into the Hall of Heroes on August 23, 2018, and posthumously promoted to master sergeant on the following day.
    Chapman was posthumously awarded the Air Force Cross.
    The citation for the award read:
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Title 10, Section 8742, U.S.C., awards the Air Force Cross to TSgt John Chapman for extraordinary heroism in military operation against an armed enemy of the United States as a 24th Special Tactics Squadron, Combat Controller in the vicinity of Gardez, in the eastern highlands of Afghanistan, on March 4, 2002. On this date, during his helicopter insertion for a reconnaissance and time sensitive targeting close air support mission, Sergeant Chapman's aircraft came under heavy machine gun fire and received a direct hit from a rocket propelled grenade which caused a United States Navy sea-air-land team member to fall from the aircraft. Though heavily damaged, the aircraft egressed the area and made an emergency landing seven kilometers away. Once on the ground Sergeant Chapman established communication with an AC-130 gunship to insure the area was secure while providing close air support coverage for the entire team. He then directed the gunship to begin the search for the missing team member. He requested, coordinated, and controlled the helicopter that extracted the stranded team and aircrew members. These actions limited the exposure of the aircrew and team to hostile fire. Without regard for his own life Sergeant Chapman volunteered to rescue his missing team member from an enemy strong hold. Shortly after insertion, the team made contact with the enemy. Sergeant Chapman engaged and killed two enemy personnel. He continued to advance reaching the enemy position then engaged a second enemy position, a dug-in machine gun nest. At this time, the rescue team came under effective enemy fire from three directions. From close range he exchanged fire with the enemy from minimum personal cover until he succumbed to multiple wounds. His engagement and destruction of the first enemy position and advancement on the second position enabled his team to move to cover and break enemy contact. In his own words, his Navy sea-air-land team leader credits Sergeant Chapman unequivocally with saving the lives of the entire rescue team. Through his extraordinary heroism, superb airmanship, aggressiveness in the face of the enemy, and the dedication to the service of his country, Sergeant Chapman reflects the highest credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

09/28/2018 1447

"God Said 'NO'"

I asked God to take away my habit.
God said, No. It is not for me to take away,
but for you to give it up.

I asked God to make my handicapped
child whole. God said, No. His spirit is
whole, his body is only temporary.

I asked God to grant me patience.
God said, No. Patience is a byproduct of
tribulations; it isn't granted, it is learned.

I asked God to give me happiness.
God said, No. I give you blessings;
Happiness is up to you.

I asked God to spare me pain.
God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from
worldly cares and brings you closer to me.

I asked God to make my spirit grow.
God said, No. You must grow on your own,
but I will prune you to make you fruitful.

I asked God for all things that I might
enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you
life, so that you may enjoy all things.

I asked God to help me LOVE others, as
much as He loves me. God said...
“Ahhhh, finally you have the idea.”

Left in my Guest Book from Angela B.
a truely angelic friend. God bless her.

10/01/2018 1331

The First Word in God
by Mary Lou Carney

Come near to God and he will come near to you.
  —James 4:8 (NIV)

    My grandson Drake is learning to read.
This is a huge thrill for a bookworm and bibliophile like me. I can’t
wait for the day when he is reading to me. And what amazing worlds will
open up to him through the pages of books!
    A few weeks ago, Drake was in church with me. When the
deacon handed me the service bulletin, he gave Drake a packet for children. In
it were a few crayons and some pages to color. There was also a word search.
    “Look, Nina,” Drake said, placing his thumb over the last
letter of a word. “This is the only word I know so far. Go.” He moved his finger,
and I glanced down to see the word was actually God.
    “If you put a d on ‘go’ you get the word ‘God,’” I whispered.
Drake busied himself with the crayons and papers, but I couldn’t stop thinking about
that discovery. Go is the first word in the word God.
    Go to Him with all your problems. Go to Him in joyful gratitude.
Go to Him when times are tough—and when they’re not. Go to Him when you’re
angry with Him. Go, go, go! Comfort in every sorrow, help in every circumstance,
direction in every decision begins with that simple act.
    Each week in Sunday school, Drake is learning about God.
Soon he will be able to read the Bible for himself. But already he has latched on
to a truth it took me half a century to learn: God is all about go!
    Forgive me, Lord, when I race toward worry instead of coming to You
in faith and prayer.

Let not your heart be troubled.  
-- John 14:1
10/01/2019 1417
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