Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Trivia Tuesday

Just for fun, I've compiled another list of trivia--from various categories. If you enjoy trivia (no matter how useless!) I hope you'll enjoy these facts.
FUNNY  TOWN  NAMES:  Buttermilk, Kansas
                                                Good Intent, New Jersey
                                                Moon, Pennsylvania (which interestingly, has an airport located nearby)
A GROUP of:  Gorillas is a band
                          Elk is a gang
                          Monkeys is a troop

Engineers needed 22 years to design the zipper.

Albert T. Marshall patented a household refrigerator in 1899.

Despite its great strength, the octopus tires easily.

Even though it has a hump, the camel has a straight spine.

It is estimated that manatees live a maximum of 50-60 years.

In Berkeley, California there is an organization whose members gather monthly to discuss and honor the garlic plant.

Ancient Greeks believed ivy to be the sign of everlasting love.

To grow properly, orchids require moving air (they seem to do better if there is a constant breeze).

Only 8% of the potatoes grown in the US are used to make potato chips.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Star Sightings

When I log on to my computer home page, I always see the weather forecast, various news stories, and a feature that I don't normally view, called "Star Sightings." It features Hollywood celebrities in various locations, and readers can view more photos, if desired.
Not long ago as I logged online and once again saw the Star Sightings section, I was struck with a thought of how that phrase can be interpreted. I'm certain people who enjoy viewing the "star sightings"  are interested to read updates about the celebrities. But for me personally, the stars I would rather view are the ones in the sky at night, because these are a reminder of God's amazing creation. My Bible tells me that God created the heaven and the earth--so I know that includes the sun, moon, stars, and all the planets in the universe. In other words, He created it ALL! And personally, I am more in awe viewing the night sky than viewing photos of "famous" people. Now every time I see the section titled "Star Sightings," I have to smile, because the star sightings I enjoy are the ones created by my Heavenly Father.
   The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.  Psalm 19:1

Monday, April 1, 2013


April is here--which is one of my two favorite months of the year. This month also brings with it sweet memories of my precious Mother, who loved the month of April. So when Mama went to Heaven, it seemed fitting that she went on April 21. As terribly sad as that time was for my family and me, we knew we'd see Mama again one day in Heaven. So as I looked at the lovely pink azalea bush in full bloom outside her window the day Mama left us, it was a sweet reminder that we will all "bloom" again in Heaven one day.
What an AMAZING---yet VERY REAL, truth for Christian believers!

Since yesterday was Easter Sunday, we celebrated Jesus' triumph over the grave, and know He lives! So for Christians we have the reassurance and joy in knowing that we will also live forever with Jesus--and our loved ones--in Heaven one day.
What a glorious and AMAZING truth!!  He is RISEN!!!

He is not here: for He is risen.  Matthew 28:6