Today in History:
1944: The U.S. Forest Service and the Wartime Advertising Council created the character Smokey the Bear to plead for Americans to prevent forest fires.
1765: English founder of Methodism John Wesley wrote in a letter: "You have but one Pattern; follow Him inwardly and outwardly. If other believers will go step for step with you, well; but if not, follow Him!"
Birthday Verse of the Day:
2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV = For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich.