March 23: Songs

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March 23

(She takes my money)
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
(When I’m in need)
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
(She takes my money)
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
(When I’m in need)
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
~Kanye West, “Gold Digger“ (featuring Jamie Foxx, with samplings from Ray Charles), Late Registration (2005)

Money can‘t buy back all your youth when you’re old
A friend when you’re lonely, or peace for your soul
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind.
~Jeff Buckley, “Satisfied Mind”


March 23: Songs

March 23

(She takes my money)
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
(When I’m in need)
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
(She takes my money)
Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger
(When I’m in need)
But she ain’t messin’ wit no broke niggaz
~Kanye West, “Gold Digger” (featuring Jamie Foxx, with samplings from Ray Charles), Late Registration (2005)

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Money can‘t buy back all your youth when you’re old
A friend when you’re lonely, or peace for your soul
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind.
~Jeff Buckley, “Satisfied Mind

March 23: Songs and Poems

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
March 23
Songs and Poems



Nature composes some of her loveliest poems for the microscope and the telescope.

~Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends, 1972

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This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.

What falls away is always. And is near.

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

I learn by going where I have to go.”

~Theodore Roethke, The Collected Poems


March 23: “Imagine,” poem by Day Williams


Imagine you’re in heaven
It’s easy if you try
With hell below us
Above us only Christ
Imagine many people living for the Way

Imagine there’s more borders
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
When the saints come marching through
Imagine all the people living life in peace

You know that Christ is the Redeemer
And He’s the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And we will see the living Son

Imagine joyful worship
A world with peace and love
No sin, no greed, no hunger
A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people sharing all the Word
You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope some day you’ll join us
And the Body will be as one

~Day Williams

March 23: “Miracles of Jesus” (8/12) by Day Williams


Once Jesus cast a demon out, the man
Began to speak, which thrilled the crowds, who blurted
Out, “Nothing like this has ever occurred
In Israel!” But jealous Pharisees

Denounced the Lord as being no more than
A Satan-follower; then Jesus hurried
Into Jerusalem, where water stirred
A pool that healed the sick of their diseases,

And Jesus met an invalid and asked
Him, “Do you want to become well?” No one
Had put the man into the pool that healed
The sick whenever water was disturbed.

Jesus told him, “Stand up! Pick up your mat
And walk.” At once the man was healed, which stunned
The Pharisees, who wanted men to kneel
To legalistic ways, not God’s superb

Atoning grace, favor unmerited.
Next, Jesus went off to the other side
Of the Sea of Galilee, a giant crowd
Following him due to His miracles,

And He asked them, “Where can we buy bread
So that this crowd may eat?” Andrew, beside
The Lord, said that a boy had come around
With five loaves and two fish, but, “Who’d be full

When those were split among the crowd?” The Lord
Had people sit down on the grass, then took
The loaves, gave thanks, and handed out the bread,
Then did the same with the two fish, and each

Person had as much as he wanted, for
The food was plentiful. When Jesus looked
And saw that all were satisfied, he said
To his disciples, “Gather broken pieces

Left over, so that nothing’s wasted,” so
They gathered up the pieces and they filled
Twelve baskets, and the people saw this sign
And said, “This is the prophet who shall come

Into the world.” Then Jesus had to go
Across to Gennesaret, where God willed
He heal the sick, and people brought them by.
They begged to touch his cloak, its edge, and none

Was turned away, and all who touched the edge
Of it were healed. A woman Canaanite
From that vicinity came up and cried,
“Lord, Son of David, mercy! For a demon

Torments my girl, who suffers like a wretch,”
But Jesus said that he was sent as light
To the lost sheep of Israel, their guide:
“It’s wrong to take the children’s bread and freely

Toss it to dogs,” he said. “Yes it is, Lord,”
She said, “but even dogs eat crumbs that fall
From their master’s table,” then the Lord replied,
“Woman, you have great faith, and your request

Is granted,” and her daughter at that moment
Was healed; then Jesus left Tyre’s region, walked
To the Sea of Galilee through Sidon,
And as his miracles had so impressed

Them, they brought him a deaf mute and implored
Jesus to lay his hand on him, so he
Took him aside, away from crowds, and placed
His fingers in his ears, and spat, and touched

His tongue, and looking heavenward, the Lord
Sighed and uttered, Ephphatha,” that is, “Be
Opened,” and his ears opened with no trace
Of blockage, and his tongue was freed, so much

So he spoke plainly. Jesus said, “Don’t speak
About this,” but the more he said, “Don’t talk
About this,” they all the more proclaimed it.
And they were staggered, saying, “He has done

All things well, even making deaf men hear
And the mute speak.” Then Jesus left and walked
Along the Sea of Galilee to sit
Upon a mountain that he’d climbed for one-

On-one encounters with the lame, the blind,
The mute, the crippled, and a host of others,
And Jesus healed them all, which stunned the crowds,
Who praised the God of Israel. He asked

For his disciples and told them, “The time
Is right to feed these people, all our brothers,
Who’ve been with me three days; I can’t allow
Them to leave hungry, when they might collapse

Along the way,” and his disciples said,
“Where could we get some bread so far from towns,
Enough to feed this crowd?” “How many loaves
Do you have?” Jesus asked them. “Seven,” they

Replied, “and a few small fish.” So he led
By telling everybody to sit on ground.
He took the seven loaves and fish, and broke
Them after he had given thanks, and gave

Disciples pieces, which they gave the people,
Who ate and were all satisfied. Disciples
Collected seven basketfuls of all
The extra broken pieces, and the crowd

Count was four thousand men who’d sat and eaten
There, plus the women and the children by
The men, and after Jesus sent the throng
Away, he took the boat and traveled down

To the vicinity of Magadan,
Then they came to Bethsaida, where some pleaded
With Him to heal a blind man, so he took
The blind man by the hand and led him outside

Town, spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands
On them, then asked, “Do you see anything?”
Looking up, he said, “I see men; they look
Like walking trees.” Jesus touched the man’s eyes

Again: His eyes were opened and his sight
Came back, and he saw things with clarity.
As Jesus went, He saw a man born blind.
“While in the world, I’m the world’s light,” he said,

Then he spit upon the ground, and with saliva
He made some mud with his dexterity,
And put it on the man’s eyes. He said kindly,
“Go wash in the Siloam Pool” (which means “Sent”),

So the man washed and came home seeing, though
His neighbors weren’t sure he was the same man;
And Pharisees, the jealous Jewish leaders,
Insulted and attacked the man when he

Twice told how the man Jesus had restored
His sight, but they claimed Jesus’ helping hand
Was sinful, while the healed man disagreed
And told them, “I was blind and now I see.”

March 23: Restoration

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Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.


In the next three days Pharaoh will release you and restore you to your position. You will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand as you used to do when you were his cupbearer.

–Genesis 40:13


He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

–Psalms 23:3


“I’ll restore your health and heal your wounds,” declares the Lord.

–Jeremiah 30:17



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March 22: Humor

March 22

A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
~Lana Turner

Budget: a mathematical confirmation of your suspicions.
~A.A. Latimer

Don’t steal. The government hates competition.
~Bumper Sticker

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
~Will Rogers

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March 22: Humor



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[Asked what he thinks about most during the day] Women. They are a complete mystery.

~Stephen Hawking, “Stephen Hawking at 70: Exclusive interview“ in New Scientist, 4 January 2012.



There is hope for the future because God has a sense of humor and we are funny to God.

~Bill Cosby. William Henry “Bill” Cosby, Jr., (born July 12, 1937) is an American comedian, actor, author, television producer, educator, musician and activist. A veteran stand-up performer, he got his start at various clubs, then landed a starring role in the 1960s action show, I Spy. He later starred in his own sitcom, The Bill Cosby Show. He was one of the major characters on the children’s television series The Electric Company for its first two seasons, and created the educational cartoon comedy series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, about a group of young friends growing up in the city. Cosby has also acted in a number of films.



If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

~Henry J. Tillman



A biophysicist talks physics to the biologists and biology to the physicists, but then he meets another biophysicist, they just discuss women.




March 22: “Miracles of Jesus” (7/12) by Day Williams

Rubens, “Paying the Temple Tax”


Some Pharisees heard him say this and asked,
“What? Are we blind too?” Jesus said, “If you
Were blind, your sinful guilt would not stay ‘round,
But since you claim to see, your guilt remains.”

A father gave the Lord another task:
He said a demon seized his son and threw
Him on the dust so that he foamed at the mouth,
Ground his teeth and turned rigid as a cane.

Disciples failed to throw the demon out,
And Jesus remonstrated everyone
For lack of faith and asked, “How long must I
Put up with you? Bring me the boy.” They did,

But the demon saw the Lord and it thrust down
The boy onto the ground in a convulsion.
“The spirit often throws him in the fire
Or into water, trying to kill him,”

The Father said. “Have mercy, help us, if
You can.” “What do you mean, if I can?” Jesus
Asked. “Anything is possible if one
Believes.” The father cried, “I do believe,

But help me overcome my unbelief!”
“You deaf-mute spirit,” Jesus said, “you’ll flee
This boy and never go in him again.”
At this, the spirit screamed and it did leave

The boy after it had convulsed him one
More time: The boy seemed dead. The people muttered,
“He’s dead,” but Jesus took him by the hand,
Helped him to his feet, and he stood, straight-backed.

“Nothing’s impossible beneath the sun
For those with faith,” He said, “no matter what
The world may say.” Then the tax men demanded
To know if Jesus paid the temple tax,

And Peter said He did, and Jesus asked,
“Do kings collect a tax from their own children
Or others?” Peter said, “From others.” “For
The children are exempt,” said Jesus, “but

So that we may not cause offense, go catch
A fish and in its mouth you’ll find, with skill,
A coin to take and pay my tax and yours.”
Then they brought him a man who was beset

By a demon which had made him mute and blind,
And Jesus healed him so that he could see
And talk. Astonished, people asked, “Could this
Be David’s Son?” One Sabbath Jesus taught

Within a synagogue, as he was kind,
And a woman there, bent like a storm-tossed tree
Because a spirit crippled her–no bliss–
Came when He called her to clear up this blot

The devil had put on God’s child. “Woman, you’re
Set free from your infirmity,” he said,
And put hands on her: At once she stood erect
And praised the Lord, but because it was the Sabbath,

The leader of the synagogue came forth,
Said, “We’ve six days for work. Come and be healed
Those days, not Sabbaths.” But the Lord rejected
His view and said, “You hypocrites and crabs!

Don’t you on Sabbaths take your ox and lead
It out for water? Then should not this woman,
Daughter of Abraham, whom Satan’s bound
For eighteen years, be set free on the Sabbath?”