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Joke of the Day
First day at school

The child comes home from his first day at school.

His Mother asks, "Well, what did you learn today?"

The kid replies, "Not enough. They want me to come back tomorrow."

Today in History
1843 A thousand pioneers head West on the Oregon Trail

On this day in 1843, some 1,000 men, women, and children climbed aboard their wagons and steered their horses west out of the small town of Elm Grove, Missouri. The train comprised more than 100 wagons with a herd of 5,000 oxen and cattle trailing behind. Dr. Elijah White, a Presbyterian missionary who had made the trip the year before, served as guide.

The migration of 1844 was smaller than that of the previous season, but in 1845 it jumped to nearly 3,000. Thereafter, migration on the Oregon Trail was an annual event, although the practice of traveling in giant convoys of wagons gave way to many smaller bands of one or two-dozen wagons. The trail was heavily traveled until 1884, when the Union Pacific constructed a railway along the route.

Verse of the Week
I appeal to you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you and that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. —1 Corinthians 1:10

If people in our congregations are ever going to get along, the leaders of those churches must remind us of how important it is. Jesus' dying prayer was that we would be one. Why? So the world would know that the Father had sent him. Unity is not important, it is essential; not just as a theory or theology, but as a daily practice among the people who claim Jesus as Lord.

Born on this Day
May 22nd

1976 

  • Christian Vande Velde, born in Chicago, Illinois, cyclist 1996 Olympics

1971 

  • Troy Barnhart, Hanford California, water polo 2m offense 1996 Olympics

1959 

  • Patrick Morrissey, rocker, Depeche Mode-Somebody

1942 

  • Calvin Simon, U.S. rock vocalist, Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove

1924 

  • Helen Wedemeyer, Hilo Hawaii, actress, Hawaii Five-O

1859 

  • Arthur Conan Doyle, UK, author brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

1804 

  • John William, Turk, Livingston, Commander Union Navy