Thursday, August 22, 2013
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”
― Benjamin Franklin
Hope you are all having a good week. It is almost the weekend. Just one more work day after today and then the weekend will arrive! Have you made plans for your weekend yet? Do you have a good book waiting to be read?
This day in history
Today we celebrate
Be an Angel Day, observed August 22nd is a day to encourage us to do acts of kindness, and to help others. This special day has strong religious roots. Jayne Howard Feldman, the creator of this day in 1993, says she was inspired by angels to create this day. It is intended to do something nice or kind for someone who is in need of help. The type of angelic help you can offer is not defined or limited.
In honor of Be an Angel Day we are reducing the price of The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life Beyond This World by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey. Amazon gives the following description:
In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.
Some of the writers born August 22nd include:
Georges de Scudéry (1961), Jean Regnault de Segrais (1624), James Kirke Paulding (1778), Gorch Fock (1880), Dorothy Parker (1893), Edward Rowe Snow (1902), Julius J. Epstein (1909), Mary McGrory (1918), Ray Bradbury (1920), Dinos Dimopoulos (1921), James Kirkwood, Jr. (1925), Annie Proulx (1935), John Callaway (1942), Uğur Mumcu (1942), David Chase (1945), Will Shetterly (1955), Mark Williams (1959), Diane Setterfield (1964), Alfred Gough (1967), Casper Christensen (1968), Rich Lowry (1968), Charlie Connelly (1970), Giada De Laurentiis (1970), Pontus Schultz (1972), Kristen Wiig (1973), Brimstone (1974), and Luke Russert (1985).
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