I’m guessing you didn’t know that today is Best Friends Day. And also National Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day.
I wouldn’t have known either, except that I read it in a great book for middle grades. (I DO like children’s books, yes I do!) The book is 365 Trivia Twist Devotions: An Almanac of Fun Facts and Spiritual Truth for Every Day of the Year (Standard Publishing), by Betsy Schmitt and David Veerman.
From cover to cover and from page 1 to the end, this book is crammed with color, fun, Scripture, devotional thoughts, and activity ideas–for every day of the year! Take a look inside the book … you’ll see what I mean.
Yesterday was National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. How would you describe the flavor “chocolate” to a friend? It might be best to tell him to just try some and find out for himself how good it is. Sort of like King David wrote in Psalm 34:81. “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh the joys of those who trust in him!”
Tomorrow is Senior Citizens Day. It’s not always easy to decide when a person becomes a senior citizen! But all older people deserve respect because they’re people, because of the Golden Rule, because they can teach us a lot, and because God’s word says we should. “Show your fear of God by standing up in the presence of elderly people and showing respect for the aged. I am the LORD” (Leviticus 19:32).
And did you know that a man named Charles Graham received the first patent for false teeth on June 9, 1822?
Then there’s Charles Dickens Day (February 7), the day of the signing of the Magna Carta (June 17), World Farm Animals Day (October 2), and National World Kindness Day (November 13) . . . and lots more!
This book is a little bit like a famous potato chip . . . bet you can’t read just one day!
DIANEVisit Diane at www.abibleplace.com © 2012, Diane Stortz