June 12: Abundance

June 12

Still amorous, and fond, and billing,
Like Philip and Mary, on a shilling.
~Samuel Butler (1613 – 1680), poet and satirist. He is remembered now primarily for a satirical poem called Hudibras.


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If you can count your money, you don’t have a billion dollars.
~J. Paul Getty


June 12: Space Travel

June 12
Space Travel


What is it, that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse?

~Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff (1979)

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Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.

~William S. Burroughs

June 12: God’s Faithfulness

June 12
God’s Faithfulness

I’m sure about this: the one who started a good work in you will stay with you to complete the job by the day of Christ Jesus.
–Philippians 1:6

For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of His
good pleasure.
–Philippians 2:13

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
–Hebrews 13:8




Revelation Chapter Fourteen


1 I looked and saw the Lamb, who stood upon

Mount Zion, and one hundred forty-four

Thousand were with him; each had written on


Forehead his own name and his Father’s name.

2 I heard a sound from heaven like a flood

Or thunder or harp music, 3 and they sang


A new song in front of God’s throne, before

Four Living Beings and the elders. None

Could learn the song except the hundred forty-


Four thousand who had been redeemed from earth,

                  4 For these are virgins who go with the Lamb

Wherever he may go; they have been bought


From men on earth and offered to the Lord

And Lamb as God’s most precious people. 5 They

Have told no lies, and they are innocent.


6 I saw another angel fly across the sky

Who had the everlasting gospel to

Proclaim to those on earth−to every nation,


Tribe, tongue, and people, 7 and he shouted, “Fear

The LORD and glorify him, for the time

Has come when he will sit as judge. Now worship


Him who created heaven and the earth,

The sea and water springs.” 8 Another angel

Followed him, saying, “Fallen, fallen, is


Great Babylon, she who has forced the lands

To drink the wine of her adulteries.”

9 Then a third angel followed them and shouted,


“Whoever glorifies the Beast and his

Image and takes his mark on hand or forehead—

10 He too will drink the wine of God’s great wrath


And will be tormented with burning sulfur

Before the holy angels and the Lamb.

11 Smoke of their torment rises evermore,


And they’ll have no relief in day or night,

For they have glorified the Beast and his

Own image and they have received the mark


That bears his name.” 12 God’s people must endure

With patience, and they have to follow his

Commands and trust in Jesus.” 13 Then I heard


A voice from heaven say, “Write this: God will

Bless each who dies with faith in Him.” The Spirit

Answered, “Yes, they’ll rest from their work, and they


Will be rewarded for what they have done.”

14 I looked and saw a white cloud: seated on

The cloud was one who seemed to be the Son


Of Man who wore a golden crown upon

His head and held a sharpened sickle, 15 and

Another angel left the temple, calling


To him who sat upon the cloud, “Pick up

Your sickle, reap, because the time has come

For you to reap; the crops on earth are ripe.”


16 He who was seated on the cloud did swing

His sickle over earth and harvested

The crops, 17 and then another angel who


Held a sharp sickle came from heaven’s temple.

18 The angel who had power over fire

Came from the altar, shouting to the angel


Who held the sickle, “Grapes on earth are ripe;

So harvest them with your sharp sickle.” 19 And

The angel swung his sickle on the earth,


Cut off the grapes, and threw them in the winepress

Of God’s wrath. 20 They were trampled in the winepress

Outside the city; from the press gushed blood


As high as horses’ bridles in a stream

About two hundred miles in length, it seemed.