Sunday, November 18, 2018

An adventurous life...

An adventurous life...

Middletown United Methodist

Church service at Middletown United Methodist. 18Nov2018

Middletown United Methodist Church

Church service at Middletown United Methodist. 18Nov2018

What a difference a day makes in Maryland.

The snow last week reminded me what a difference a day makes in Maryland.

Deep Purple

Deep Purple

Friday, November 16, 2018

CJR by Karen K. Ho: Former Globe and Mail reporter on resigning over race dispute

Former Globe and Mail reporter on resigning over race dispute

‘It all played out very suddenly’: Former Globe and Mail reporter on resigning over race dispute

Fascinating read: 15Nov2018 CJR by Karen K. Ho: Sunny Dhillon was a reporter with The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. Since 2010, he’d worked out of the Vancouver office; in October, shortly after a civic election, he quit. He explained why in a piece for Medium, Journalism While Brown and When to Walk Away: in an article about the new city council—composed mostly of white women—Dhillon wanted to focus on the lack of diversity (Vancouver is 45 percent Asian) but his bureau chief overruled him. The essay, on the challenges he and other journalists of color experience in predominantly white newsrooms… Read more here: https://www.cjr.org/q_and_a/globe-and-mail-sunny-dhillon.php
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Beware of the Scribes Mark 12:38–44





Beware of the Scribes Mark 12:38–44

Handout picture from the church service at Grave Lutheran Church on November 11, 2018 to go along with the Gospel Lesson - Mark 12: 38-44

I did not make it to church last Sunday and I am just getting around to studying the bulletin and the announcements.

I was intrigued with a picture that was handed out with the bulletin. I am really sad that I missed the sermon. 

I have always had a certain fascination with the “Beware of the Scribes” lesson in Mark.

I did a quick search and found a number of good commentaries. I guess this one stood out a bit. It is from a web site that I would like to bookmark for the future, WorkingPreacher.org - https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1418 “Commentary on Mark 12:38-44,” by Micah D. Kiel, Associate Professor of Theology, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa. 

He wrote in part, “Two brief stories in Mark 12:38-44 deal with wealth issues in ways that are still challenging today. 

“First are those who think they are more important than everyone else. In verses 38-40 Jesus specifically denounces the scribes. In Mark's estimation they are self-important, arrogant, and self-aggrandizing. This section of Mark's gospel, since Jesus' triumphal entry, has been dominated by controversy and antagonistic interaction between Jesus and various groups with leadership responsibilities in first-century Judaism. It is not surprising, then, that we find here a final nail in the coffin, a sweeping condemnation of the scribes.

“This short text in Mark is replete with echoes and interesting interpretations of certain themes from Israel's scriptures. Widows are often provided as the example par excellence as those to whom caring justice should be meted out. It is interesting that, in Deuteronomy 14:28-29, certain of the Jewish leaders (in this case, the Levites) are listed as among the aliens, orphans and widows who need support from the community because they have devoted themselves entirely to God.

“The scribes here, with their ostentatious robes and prayers and their insistence on being first have lost their tether to the demands of God. Mark's Jesus has already told us that whoever wants to be first must be last and servant of all (10:35), so the basis on which the judgment rests in 12:38-40 has already been established…” Read more here: https://www.workingpreacher.org/preaching.aspx?commentary_id=1418 

Mark 12:38–44

As he taught, he said, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk around in long robes, and to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and to have the best seats in the synagogues and places of honor at banquets! They devour widows’ houses and for the sake of appearance say long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation.”

He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all those who are contributing to the treasury. For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Happy 243rd Birthday United States Marine Corps

Happy 243rd Birthday United States Marine Corps 10 Nov. 1775 - 2018

For God and country, Semper Fi. I was asked this evening to share a bit of the distinguished history of the USMC and the 100th anniversary of World War I – especially the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood.

I was the keynote speaker at the 243rd Anniversary of the United States Marine Corps 1775-2018. Saturday, 10 November 2018, 1730-2130 (5:30-9:30 pm.) The 4th District of the Department of Maryland, Marine Corps League annual birthday ball at the American Legion Carroll Post 31, 2 Sycamore St., Westminster, MD  21157.

Much of my research into the history of the Marines dates back to the classes I took in the summer of 1972 in Quantico Virginia. I still prize my tattered, torn, and worn 1970 "Concise History of the Unites States Marine Corps 1775-1969," by Captain William D. Parker, USMCR.

For those of you who have served or are currently serving: thank you. Your dedication and service to our country is deeply appreciated. Indeed, that appreciation is the purpose of having a Marine Corps Ball – in addition to the not so minor detail of following Gen. John A. Lejeune's Nov. 1, 1921, Marine Corps Order No. 47 to have a yearly birthday celebration.

Any discussion of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI must include the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Belleau Wood; which raged for nearly a month, June 1 through June 26, 1918. Many historians consider the battle of Belleau Wood to be the beginning of the end of WWI. The introduction of the Marines in the war effort had a direct impact on the successful conclusion of the hostilities.

The Marine nickname of 'devil dog' can be traced back to the Battle of Belleau Wood. The German officers referred to the Marines as the "Teufel Hunden," which is German for "Devil Dogs," in their field reports. Exhausted, outnumbered, and outgunned, the Marines refused to yield.

On November 11, 2018, we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The United States entered the war on April 6, 1917. 

Approximately 62,000 Marylanders served, 2,000 died, including 31 from Carroll County. According to my friend and fellow historian, Judge Joe Getty, at the time of the war, Carroll County had a "population of only 34,000; 1,200 men and women served with the armed forces. Of those, 14 were killed in action or died of their wounds, twenty died of disease or accidents and two committed suicide."

These young men gave their lives and their future in two military operations that changed the world.

Happy Birthday Marines. For Corps and Country, Semper Fidelis.

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A Prayer for Veterans: for the Men and Women in Uniform


A Prayer for Veterans: for the Men and Women in Uniform

11Nov2018 I was looking for a prayer for an upcoming Veterans program in case I was asked at the last minute to step in with a prayer. Looking for some inspiration, I found this prayer after a quick search: “A Veterans Day Prayer: For Those Who Protect Our Nation,” by Debbie McDaniel Crosswalk.com Blogspot for Debbie McDaniel of Fresh Day Ahead – from 11Nov2016 It may be found here: https://www.crosswalk.com/blogs/debbie-mcdaniel/a-veterans-day-prayer-for-those-who-protect-our-nation.html

Ms. McDaniel – if it is not okay that I have shared your prayer here – just email me at kevindayhoff at gmail.com and let me know and I will immediately take it down. THX – And thanks in advance for a great Veterans Day prayer.

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We honor you today Veterans, and all those who wear the uniform, as we pray...and give thanks...and remember.

The Lord bless you greatly for your service and sacrifice.

And may God bless America!

Dear God, We thank you for the freedom you have given to us, and for the price that was paid by Christ so that we could live free. We remember today. The cost of it all. The great sacrifice for freedom.

We thank you for the brave who have fought, and continue to fight, so courageously for our nation. We ask for your covering and blessing over them and their families. We pray that you would be gracious and encircle them with your peace. We pray for your great favor and goodness to be evident in their lives.

Please be with the men and women in uniform, who serve our communities and nation every single day. We ask that you provide your protection, that you would be their guiding force who leads the way, and their rear guard who keeps them safe from behind. We ask that you would draw them to yourself amidst the dangers they face in a dark world, for you are the Truth, you are the Way, you are the Light.

When the voice of hate rises up against them, we ask that you would silence it. When the plans of the enemy rise up to cause them to stumble, we ask that you would thwart it. When the forces of evil rise up to strike them down, we ask that you would stop it. Lord, we know how powerful you are, all have heard of your Great Name, and we ask that you would indeed be the wind beneath their wings, the power behind their efforts, the heart behind their service, as they are on the front lines against evil in our world today.

Help them to walk wisely. To stay covered in your armor. Give them godly discernment. Make them constantly aware of what lurks close by. Help them to be men and women of prayer, realizing that this is where their greatest help comes from. Help them to stay united and strong, bold and resolute, determined and unwavering.

Lord bless all those who wear the uniform, who serve our cities, our nation, our people. Bless their families. Bless those they love. Give them your great favor, this day, and every day.

Thank you that in our nation today, we are free to worship. We are free to pray. We are free to read your Word.  We are free to speak.  We are free to share. For this, we are incredibly grateful. Yet, we understand how quickly these freedoms can be taken away. Give us an increased awareness of the spiritual battle we're in. Help us to stand strong in you and for your purposes.

Thank you that as believers, we can be assured, you never leave us, and you are with us always, in this life, and the next.

Amen.

(This article also appeared here: http://debbiemcdaniel.com/2016/11/11/veterans-day-prayer-protect-nation/#) Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at http://twitter.com/debbmcdaniel and http://www.debbiemcdaniel.com.


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Nov. 4, 2018 Grace Luther Church service. All Saints Sunday


Nov. 4, 2018 Grace Luther Church service. All Saints Sunday

Dayhoff photos Grace Ch, Religion Grace Lutheran Church, Dayhoff Daily Photoblog, 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Reese Fire Company member Richard "Dickey" Pool, 74

The Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company regrets to share the news of the passing of Life Member Richard "Dickey" Pool. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Reese & Community Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster.

The Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company regrets to share the news of the passing of Life Member Richard "Dickey" Pool.

Richard Eugene Pool, 74, of Westminster, died Sunday, November 4, 2018 at his home in Reese. Born July 28, 1944 at Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa., he was the son of the late Roland Pool and Dorothy Pool Roberts. Surviving is his beloved wife of 55 years, Constance Pool, who resides on their family farm.

Before retiring he was a beloved dairy farmer in Carroll County, a volunteer firefighter for Reese Fire Department for 30 years, and in his younger years an independent truck driver. He was a known member of Christian Farmers for 10 years and he enjoyed farming and trucking with family and friends.

He is survived by daughters Robin Reese, Ginger Hitchcock, and son Roy Pool, as well as his beloved grandchildren.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Reese & Community Fire Company, 1745 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Reese & Community Fire Company. A procession will follow in honor of Richard Eugene Pool around the town of Reese.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Baugher’s Red Cross Hurricane Relief Oct 26, 2004



Baugher’s Restaurant in Westminster and Caroline Babylon raise money for Red Cross Hurricane relief

On October 26, 2004 Caroline Babylon teamed-up with Baugher’s restaurant and John Jordan, then the Baugher's manager, to raise money for the Red Cross for hurricane relief. My wife is awesome. Just saying.

“Recently Baugher's Restaurant in Westminster helped raise money for American Red Cross Hurricane Disaster relief. Pictured above are Baugher's Manager John Jordan giving American Red Cross DAT Member Caroline Babylon the generous donations collected by the restaurant. These contributions will help those whose lives were devastated by the recent Florida hurricanes. Picture Date: October 26th, 2004”

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Reviewing the art submitted for Creative Expressions – at Carroll Lutheran Village



Thanks to Lyndi McNulty, Kevin Dayhoff and Kelwin Warren for reviewing the art submitted for the 2018 issue of Creative Expressions - the annual creative magazine for Carroll Lutheran Village.

They chose the resident and staff art that will appear on the covers and title page. The book comes out in November - stay tuned to see more! — with Kelwin Warren, Kelwin G Warren, Jane Nupp, Kevin Dayhoff, Kevin Earl Dayhoff, Lyndi McNulty and George Painter at Carroll Lutheran Village. Aug 2, 2018


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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Speaking at today’s ceremonies


Speaking at today's ceremonies were Alex Whitney Sr., Western Md. District Commander American Legion; Carroll County Delegates Haven Shoemaker and Susan Krebs; Dep. Sec. Md. Veterans Administration; Mark Bailey, General, UA Army Retired, Westminster Common Councilmember Dr. Mona Becker; and keynote speaker CSM Thomas Beyard, Md. National Guard.

Today, Oct. 6, 2018 the Longwell Avenue Armory was rededicated and the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice commemorated in the memory of Private Jerome L. Day.

A wreath is laid at a tree planted in memory of Private Jerome L. Day


A wreath is laid at a tree planted in memory of Private Jerome L. Day, who served in the H Company of the 29th Division US Army, deployed from this location during WWI. 

He was killed in action on 10/08/18 in the First Battle of Malbrouck Hill (France), the first casualty from Carroll County in WWI.

Today, Oct. 6, 2018 the Longwell Avenue Armory was rededicated and the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice commemorated in the memory of Private Jerome L. Day. Private Day, who served in the H Company of the 29th Division US Army, deployed from this location during WWI.


Private Jerome L. Day served in the H Company of the 29th Division US Army


Private Jerome L. Day served in the H Company of the 29th Division US Army, deployed from this location during WWI. He was killed in action on 10/08/18 in the First Battle of Malbrouck Hill (France), the first casualty from Carroll County in WWI. Oct. 6, 2018.

Today, Oct. 6, 2018 the Longwell Avenue Armory was rededicated and the 100 year anniversary of the Armistice commemorated in the memory of Private Jerome L. Day.




Friday, September 28, 2018