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I enjoyed my writer’s retreat at Hocking Hills and got a lot accomplished.
Holidays This Week:
Today, March 16, is National Freedom of Information Day
Tomorrow, March 17, is Saint Patrick’s Day. Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland in the year, 387. His parents were Romans living in Britain. At the age of fourteen, Patrick was captured by a raiding party and taken to Ireland to herd sheep. Ireland, at that time, was populated by pagans and druids. Patrick, during his captivity, learned the language and culture of Ireland. He also used his captivity to grow closer to God.
Six years later, at the age of twenty, Patrick had a dream from God to leave Ireland. In the dream, he was told to escape to the coast. When he arrived at the coast, a ship from Britain was waiting for him. He returned home to his family.
Later Patrick studied for the priesthood, became a bishop, and returned to Ireland as a missionary. Patrick preached the Gospel throughout Ireland, and many were converted. He died on March 17th, 461.
Other Holidays This Week:
- March 18 – National Supreme Sacrifice Day
- March 19 – National Certified Nurses Day
- March 20 – New Moon, Vernal Equinox, First Day of Spring
- March 21 – National Quilting Day
- March 22 – International Goof-off Day (Have Fun!)
Quote of the Week: Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me. — Saint Patrick
Verse of the Week: Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV) You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Song of the Week: The More I Seek You by Kari Jobe
Hymn of the Week: Be Thou My Vision by Dallan Forgaill, 8th Century performed by Robin Mark
Video of the Week: The History of Saint Patrick
Life Challenge: This week, seek the Lord Jesus Christ, and be amazed as He becomes more real to you.