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God Gave You This Day

Today is National Banana Split Day.

According to the National Day Calendar of unusual and little known holidays, the banana split was not created in an ice cream parlor, but in a pharmacy in 1904. It was the brainchild of David Evans Strickler, a pharmacist’s apprentice, who enjoyed experimenting with soda fountain sundaes in his free time.

The banana split was so popular that college students paid 10 cents, double the price of a normal sundae.

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Do You Know What Today Is?

Did you know that today is National Banana Cream Pie Day?

According to the most comprehensive list of unusual special days, there are 2,346 such National Days and Observances. That’s pretty good for only 365 days a year.

So today is also National Speech and Debate Education Day. National Employee Appreciation Day. National Dress in Blue Day. National Old Stuff Day.

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Look To This Day


Look to this day
for it is life
the very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
the realities and truths of existence
the joy of growth
the splendor of action
the glory of power. Continue reading

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You’re Making History Today!


On this day in history, 50 years ago, Jim Ryun became the first High School athlete to run a sub-4 minute mile. I wrote about it Monday in my “Word of the Week” column on endurance.  It occurred to me, however, that I might be in the minority that finds his feat very important! 

So, I wondered what else happened on this day in history. Events that other people believe are significant and note worthy. Here are a few published on history web-sites.

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Just For Today


An important word in the Bible is “today.”  “Today if you will hear his voice…”( Heb. 4:17). “Exhort one another daily, while it is called today…” (Heb. 3:13).

Today is important, because it is the only day we have.

One of my favorite authors, anonymous, wrote, “Yesterday is but a dream, Tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope.”

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The Ordinary. The Common. The Sacred.

My facebook friend and sister in Christ, Tami Spidle, wrote as her status yesterday, “Praising God for the magic of ordinary days, for joy in the little moments, knowing His presence is in them all, making me feel complete.”

I like that.  A lot.  It reminds me of the Psalmist’s declaration. “This is the day the Lord has made;  We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Ps. 118:24). Continue reading


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Just For Today

In Bill Keane’s comic strip, Family circus, he has Dolly sharing this bit of wisdom with her little brother P.J. “Yesterday’s the past.  Tomorrow’s the future.  But today is a gift.  That’s why it’s called the present.”  Continue reading


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