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The Downfall of China

February 21, 2018
The Downfall of China
In 1793, China was the home of sophisticated culture. They had perfected the production of porcelain, silk, and tea. Great Britain and Europe desired to trade with China, but she would not open her ports, even refusing diplomats into the country. Because Chinese goods were so sought after in Europe, an imbalance of trade developed; the solution was opium... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Bear

February 20, 2018
The Bear
Paul William Bryant, better known as "Bear Bryant", was the longtime football coach of the University of Alabama. During his tenure as football coach in Tuscaloosa, he led his teams to 6 national championships, and 13 conference championships. When Bryant retired from coaching in 1982, he was the winningest coach in college football history with 323 victories... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Sail On O Ship of State!

February 19, 2018
Sail On O Ship of State!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was by far the most widely known and best-loved American Poet of his time. He achieved a level of national and international prominence unequalled in the literary history of the United States. What many don't know about him was that he was a fervent abolitionist... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Much Lightened

February 16, 2018
Much Lightened
Lloyd C. Douglas tells the story in The Living Faith of Thomas Hearne, who, "in his journey to the mouth of the Coppermine River, wrote that a few days after they had started on their expedition, a party of Indians stole most of their supplies. His comment on the apparent misfortune was: 'The weight of our baggage being so much lightened... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

It Takes Time

February 15, 2018
It Takes Time
Before James Garfield became the President of the United States, he was principal of Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. One day a father of a student asked him if the course of study could be simplified so that his son might be able to go through by a shorter route. "Certainly," Garfield replied. "But it all depends on what you want to make of your boy... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

In the Day of Adversity

February 14, 2018
In the Day of Adversity
After coming to America from England in 1771, Francis Asbury averaged 6,000 miles on horseback every year. A circuit riding Methodist, eventually he logged more than 300,00 miles and preached 16,000 sermons. Asbury was instrumental in keeping the emancipation issue alive and ordained the first black ministers in the US... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Great Men

February 13, 2018
Great Men
In the Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque European village. Having seen the castles and cathedrals of Europe, they weren't very impressed with a small, seemingly insignificant, village. In a rather patronizing way, one of the tourists asked an old man seated by a fence... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Good Decisions

February 12, 2018
Good Decisions
The story is told of a new bank president who met with his predecessor and said, "I would like to know what have been the keys to your success." The older gentleman looked at him and replied, "Young man, I can sum it up in two words: Good decisions." To that, the young man responded... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Distinguished Service

February 9, 2018
Distinguished Service
John Morrison Birch was a Baptist minister, missionary, and United States Army Air Forces captain who became an intelligence officer in China during World War II. Arriving in China in 1940 to do mission work, Birch volunteered to serve as a US Army officer, after the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor. In April 1942, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle and his crew bailed out in China and were rescued by Chinese civilians and smuggled beyond Japanese lines... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Defend and Preserve

February 8, 2018
Defend and Preserve
Douglas MacArthur, supreme commander of the Allied Forces in the Pacific during WW II said in December 1951, "In this day of gathering storms, as moral deterioration of political power spreads its growing infection, it is essential that every spiritual force be mobilized to defend and preserve the religious base upon which this nation was founded; for it has been that base which has been the motivating impulse to our moral and national growth." A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Cradles of Eminence

February 7, 2018
Cradles of Eminence
In 1962, Victor and Mildred Goertzel published a revealing study of 413 "famous and exceptionally gifted people" called Cradles of Eminence. They spent years attempting to understand what produced such greatness, what common thread might run through these outstanding people's lives. They studied how each had been affected by a variety of situations and the choices they made. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Choose One Chair

February 6, 2018
Choose One Chair
Famous tenor, Luciano Pavarotti, related a story about his childhood. "When I was a boy, my father, a baker, introduced me to the wonders of song. He urged me to work very hard to develop my voice. Arrigo Pola, a professional tenor in my hometown of Modena, Italy, took me as a pupil. I also enrolled in a teacher's college. Upon graduation, I asked my father, "Shall I be a teacher or a singer?" A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C Curry Lumber Company.

Affliction

February 5, 2018
Affliction
Billie Wilcox wrote in Guideposts Magazine about a lesson she learned by going through disaster: "While my husband Frank and I were living in Pakistan many years ago, our six-month-old baby died. An old Punjabi who heard of our grief came to comfort us." "A tragedy like this is like being plunged into boiling water," he explained. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Challenger

February 2, 2018
Challenger
On the fateful winter morning of January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger stood poised for launch. Overnight, the temperature had plummeted into the twenties. At liftoff it was a crisp 36 degrees. Four-foot icicles still clung ominously to the launch tower. Allan McDonald, an engineer employed by the manufacturer of the solid rocket boosters that straddled the shuttle…shuddered. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

A Good Name

February 1, 2018
A Good Name
After the Civil War, General Lee came to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. Grant was an unusually kind man and demonstrated gracious respect to the chief general of the confederates. He allowed General Lee to ride freely in and out of the area and allowed the Confederate soldiers to keep their possessions and horses. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

To Do No Harm

January 31, 2018
To Do No Harm
Although its origins are founded in Greek Mythology, the Hippocratic oath is generally understood to be a code of ethics upheld by those who enter the medical profession. Today, the Hippocratic Oath has been superseded as a document of professional ethics by more extensive, regularly updated ethical codes issued by national medical associations. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Fuel of War

January 30, 2018
The Fuel of War
During World War II, England needed to increase its production of coal. Winston Churchill called together labor leaders to enlist their support. At the end of his presentation he asked them to picture in their minds a parade which he knew would be held in Piccadilly Circus after the war. A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Noah Webster

January 29, 2018
Noah Webster
In 1836, Noah Webster, known as the Father of American Education said, "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under free government ought to be instructed… A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Hunley

January 26, 2018
The Hunley
On April 19, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued an order for the Union forces to begin a blockade of all major Confederate ports. Its goal was to prevent ships from exporting goods, or delivering supplies to the South. The South grew increasingly desperate for a way to break the blockade... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C Curry Lumber Company.

The Last Best Hope

January 25, 2018
The Last Best Hope
On January 25th, 1974, Ronald Regan delivered his famous “Shining City on a Hill” speech, at a gathering to honor the return of some prisoners of war from the Vietnam War. Regan concluded the speech by saying, “We cannot escape our destiny, nor should we try to do so... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Seasons

January 24, 2018
Seasons
Seasons in life are often like seasons in nature. We may have times of growth, like in the springtime, or seasons in which growth slows or ceases, like the fall and winter. But, each of the seasons are necessary for the success of life. We like the season of life that are like spring because everything seems fresh and new... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

The Most Important Thing

January 23, 2018
The Most Important Thing
Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel, was interviewed by Ivy Lee, a management consultant. Mr. Lee asserted that if the management of Bethlehem Steel would follow his advice, the company's operations would be improved and their profits increased... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company

Moby Dick

January 22, 2018
Moby Dick
In 1819, more than a dozen ships where launched from Nantucket, all headed for distant Pacific whaling grounds. The three-masted Essex would suffer a calamity so dramatic, that its fate inspired a classic American novel -- Herman Melville's Moby Dick... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Fine China

January 19, 2018
Fine China
The Irish Potato Famine resulted in a 30 percent drop in the population of west Ireland. The prolonged suffering of the Irish peasantry brok the survivors in body and spirit. John Bloomfield, was working on the recovery of his estate when he noticed that the exteriors of his tenant farmers' small cottages had a vivid white finish... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

The Race For Life

January 18, 2018
The Race For Life
Every year in Alaska, a 1000-mile dogsled race is run for prize money and prestige. However, it commemorates an original "race" run to save lives. In January 1926, a six-year-old showed symptoms of diphtheria, signaling the possibility of an outbreak in the small town of Nome... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Taking Risks

January 17, 2018
Taking Risks
No one ever stubs his or her toe while standing still. Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, "It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly. But, above all, try something!" John Henry Jowett, a great English preacher, likewise pointed out the temptation of self-preservation results in faithless lives... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Effected Its Abolition

January 16, 2018
Effected Its Abolition
When William Wilberforce was a teenager, English slave traders raided the African coast, captured between 35,000 and 50,000 Africans a year, shipped them across the Atlantic, and sold them into slavery. It was a profitable business. Wilberforce wrote... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Civil Liberties

January 15, 2018
Civil Liberties
British statesman Edmund Burke argued, "men are qualified for civil liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains on their own appetites. Society cannot exist unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere, and the less of it there is within, the more there is without... A Moment in Time brought to you by the D.C. Curry Lumber Company.

Traveling Slow Cooker

January 15, 2018
Traveling Slow Cooker
Presto Slow Cooker

Frozen Pipes?

January 13, 2018
Frozen Pipes?
If your Pipes Freeze

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