I like to read the accounts of “ON THIS DAY”, especially on Throwback Thursday. I have a couple of groups on facebook and need conversation starters. There are some interesting facts to be found. For instance, did you know that on this day in 1888, Thomas Edison’s phonograph was introduced in London, England? An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord” was played on it. That title cracks me up. I’ve played LOST CHORDS for years – what’s your point?

On August 14, 1965 The Beatles taped an appearance for the Ed Sullivan Show.

On the same day, Sonny & Cher’s “I Got You Babe” hit #1 on the charts.

Remember THE SONNY & CHER COMEDY HOUR? I never missed that show – and they always sang I GOT YOU BABE at the end of their show.

On August 14th, 1873, “Field and Stream” began publishing. There were three things my dad always had available to read. His Bible, Mechanics Illustrated and Field and Stream. There was usually one of those magazines in the bathroom, also known as my dad’s library. That is all.

So many people just jump into life! They jump in and get messy and do what they do best and are successful. Some of us just sit on the sidelines and watch and cheer at the successes and cry when the legacy comes to a tragic end.

I don’t think God necessarily wants us to do something without counting the cost and certainly not without talking with Him about it first; however, we are not to just sit on the sidelines and be afraid to try. God gives us everything we need to succeed. He didn’t promise that we’d be rich or famous like these folks we talked about today. He promises to be there with us and go THROUGH life with us. 😉