In 1501, a young, 25 year-old, Michelangelo began work on his 17 foot-tall sculpture of David. It was his belief that the sculptural image is found within the block of stone, much as the human soul is found within the physical body. I had read that when he was sculpting that magnificent work, Michelangelo made the statement that David was concealed within the marble all the time. The left cheek of his face was already revealed and all he, the sculptor, had to do was to chip away the stone until he exposed the rest of David’s body.
In the year 79 A.D. a mountain named Vesuvius, in southwestern Italy, literally blew its top, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. At the time of the eruption, Pompeii was a thriving commercial port at the mouth of the Sarno River. It was a destination for wealthy Roman citizens who often vacationed there, being a city of considerable size with numerous attractions such as its own amphitheater, complete with gladiatorial school.
Sunshine Disciples yard sale Saturday
The Sunshine Disciples of First United Methodist Church of Chiefland, is having a yard sale between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19.
The sale will have everything from kitchen to yard items and many plants.
All proceeds go to local missions. Please join us for a great day of shopping.
Martin Luther was born in an earthen floored cottage to poor German peasants on a chilly November eve. As a child, Martin developed a love for music and often went about doing his chores while singing at the top of his voice. He attracted the attention of the neighborhood boys and after teaching them to sing in parts: soprano, tenor, alto, and bass, Martin would lead them to neighboring towns where they would sing at cottage doors in return for bread or a good hot sausage cake.
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Isaiah 40:3
Many years ago, the author Robert Louis Stevenson was stricken with a fatal illness. He sought rest and quiet in a favorable climate and chose a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean. He soon found conditions to be less than ideal there, for the native chiefs were constantly at war with each other.
There once were two boys who we will call Tom and Tad. They had a grandfather who did his level best to help them prepare for the future. Gramp taught them many things, one of which was to begin early preparing for retirement. He took them to New York City, toured the stock market on Wall Street and taught them about such things as stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At seven years old the boys could recite the formula for becoming a millionaire.
Ministers hold community service
The Chiefland Ministerial Association is sponsoring a city wide Community Service on Sunday, April 29, at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland Assembly of God on Manatee Springs Road. Everyone is invited.
Bronson UMC hosts movie night
Bronson United Methodist Church invites you to our Movie Night on Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. There is no charge for this event. Please come and enjoy the evening out.