April 5: U.S. Presidents

Day Williams created this graphic depiction of this date.
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U.S. Presidents

Never spend your money before you have it.
~President Thomas Jefferson

This is an impressive crowd: the Have’s and Have-more’s. Some people call you the elites. I call you my base.
~President George W. Bush (born 1946), 43rd U.S. President


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The Rugged Wooden Cross

The Rugged Wooden Cross

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           u p o n
a rugged wooden cross  out-
side the gates of Jerusalem
           u p o n
           wh i ch
           a man ( 
           God  in
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           a c l e
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           h e art.

           ~Day Williams (1995)

April 5: Physicists

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In physics, you don’t have to go around making trouble for yourself − nature does it for you.
~Frank Wilczek

There were two kinds of physicists in Berlin: On the one hand there was Einstein, and on the other all the rest.
~Rudolph Ladenburg


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April 5: Conformity



April 5



Israel, as you go into the land and attack the nations that are there, the LORD will get rid of them, and you can have their land.

But that’s when you must be especially careful not to ask, “How did those nations worship their gods? Shouldn’t we worship the LORD in the same way?”

–Deuteronomy 12:29-30


Dear friends, God is good. So I beg you to offer your bodies to him as a living sacrifice, pure and pleasing. That’s the most sensible way to serve God. Don’t be like the people of this world, but let God change the way you think. Then you will know how to do everything that is good and pleasing to him.

–Romans 12:1-2


1 The LORD told Moses, “Come up to see me

Upon this mountain, and bring Aaron and

His two sons Nadab and Abihu, and

Israel’s leaders, seventy of them.

They shall stand back and worship me, 2 but you

Are to come near. Do not let anyone

Else come up.” 3 Moses gave the people God’s

Instructions, and they promised, “We will do          

All that God has commanded.” 4 Moses wrote

Down what the LORD had said. Next morning Moses

Rose early, and he built an altar at

The mountain’s foot and set up a large stone

For each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

5 He also had some young men go and burn

Some offerings and sacrifice some bulls

As special offerings unto the LORD.

6 Moses put half the blood from animals

In bowls and sprinkled what remained upon

The altar; 7 then he read aloud the LORD’s

Commands and promises, and people shouted,

“We will obey the LORD and do all that

He has commanded!” 8 Moses took the blood

Out of the bowls and sprinkled it upon

The people. Next, he told them, “With this blood

The LORD makes his agreement with you.” 9 Moses

And Aaron came with Nadab and Abihu,

The seventy leaders too, climbed the mountain

10 And saw the God of Israel. Beneath

His feet was something that looked like a pavement

Made out of sapphire, and as bright as sky.

11 Although these leaders out of Israel

Saw God, he did not punish them, and so

They ate and drank. 12 The LORD told Moses, “Come

Up on the mountain and stay here a while.

I will give you the two flat stones on which

I’ve written laws my people must obey.”

13 Moses and Joshua his assistant got

Prepared, then Moses started up the mountain

To meet with God, 14 for Moses had told leaders,

“Wait here ’til we return, for Hur and Aaron

Will be with you, and they can settle what

Disputes you have while we’re away.” 15 When Moses

Went on Mount Sinai, a cloud covered it,

16 And the bright glory of the LORD came down

And stayed there, and for six days the cloud covered

The mountain. On the seventh day the LORD

Told Moses to come in the cloud, 17-18 so Moses

Did and stayed there for forty days and nights.

And to the people, the LORD’s glory looked

Like blazing fire atop a mountain nook.