"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 27, 2014

My Slow Takes About Minions, Sitting Bull, Matt Maher and U.S. Soccer

1. I am still enjoying World Cup soccer. The games continue to be exciting and unpredictable. My wife Dee sent me this because she knows I love those little Minions.

2. June 25, 1876 the combined forces of the Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapahoe Native Americans defeated the U.S. 7th Cavalry at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Also know as Cuter’s last stand, it has become one of the most interesting battles within the United States. Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and Chief Gall, opposed by George Custer, Frederick Benteen and Marcus Reno. The greatest victory for the Native Americans and the greatest defeat for the U.S. Army. Friends of The Little Bighorn Battlefield provides photos and information on the battle and those who fought.

My favorite movie about Custer was, “They Died with Their Boots On.” An excerpt from Encyclopedia of the Great Plains.

“The most famous celluloid Custer motion picture, Errol Flynn's starring vehicle They Died with Their Boots On (1941), was shot exclusively on the Warner Bros. Studio Ranch in Agoura, California, a scant twenty miles from Warner's main lot in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank. No film has had more influence on the public's perception of Custer than this epic, until the release of Little Big Man in 1970. If Errol Flynn's Custer is rambunctious and overzealous, he is also loyal and courageous, all traits that, whatever else his faults, the real Custer exhibited time and again. If the film is incredibly inaccurate history, the tone of Flynn's characterization still rings quite true of the real man.”

Errol Flynn as George Custer
3. Matt Maher's song “Remembrance.” Words that remind us that as we worship we are led to communion. 

4. Saturday was the first day of summer. We are now feeling the hot and humid days of summer here in Virginia. The grass is green and the flowers are blooming. We take our walks in the early morning enjoying the singing birds and light breeze. This morning we met a nice white puppy named “ghost.” He is a Husky mix and very friendly. 

5. My “Man cave” is in a transition period. I haven’t done any painting so I thought I would show some excellent Vikings from Christopher over at “Bunker Hill.”

6. Randy Booth, at “The Feast of Booths,” wrote a good article on sermons and congregation reactions. The cartoon below is from his blog and fits more than just his congregation.

7. The U.S. played well against Germany finishing with a 0-1 loss. I was impressed and happy. They advance to the knockout round on July 1. Their opponent is Brazil. Go USA!

U.S. Fans

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.

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