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One Thousand \ˈwən ˈthau˙-zən(d)\

By: Ardis E. Parshall - April 01, 2010

1000 (one thousand) is the natural number following 999 and preceding 1001. – Wikipedia


A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation. – Isaiah 60:22


A millennium (pl. -ni⋅ums, -ni⋅a) is a period of time equal to one thousand years (from Latin mille, thousand, and annus, year) …  The term can also refer to an interval of time beginning on any date. Frequently in the latter case … it may have religious or theological implications (see Millenarianism). – Wikipedia


Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won’t work. – Thomas A. Edison


For the great Millennium, of which I have spoken by the mouth of my servants, shall come. – Doctrine and Covenants 43:30


May God bless us as a people. We have found a new stride in this great millennial year. May we walk in the footsteps of the great Jehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. May we walk in the light of Him who was the Messiah of the world, the Son of God, who said of Himself, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” (John 14:6), is my humble prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. – Gordon B. Hinckley, October Conference, 2000


Our life as a dream, our time as a stream,
Glides swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay.
The arrow is flown, the moments are gone,
The millennial year
Presses on to our view, and eternity’s here.

– Charles Wesley (1707-1788) “Come, Let Us Anew”


Was this the face that launch’d a thousand ships,
And burnt the topless towers of Ilium?
Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss.

– Christopher Marlowe


The radiant Star has steadfastly heralded the advance of the brighter Orb, and we trust that I may continue to shed forth its lustre till the Sun of Righteousness shall rise and illumine earth with the glorious refulgence of Millennial Day.

– Preface to Vol. 53 (1891) Millennial Star


The day dawn is breaking, the world is awaking,
The clouds of night’s darkness are fleeing away.
The worldwide commotion, from ocean to ocean,
Now heralds the time of the beautiful day.


Beautiful day of peace and rest,
Bright be thy dawn from east to west.
Hail to thine earliest welcome ray,
Beautiful, bright, millennial day.

In many a temple the Saints will assemble
And labor as saviors of dear ones away.
Then happy reunion and sweetest communion
We’ll have with our friends in the beautiful day.

Still let us be doing, our lessons reviewing,
Which God has revealed for our walk in his way;
And then, wondrous story, the Lord in his glory
Will come in his pow’r in the beautiful day.

Then pure and supernal, our friendship eternal,
With Jesus we’ll live, and his counsels obey
Until ev’ry nation will join in salvation
And worship the Lord of the beautiful day.

– Joseph L. Townsend


The mind has a thousand eyes.
And the heart but one.

– Francis William Bourdillon


May you let the meaning and beauty and peace of the temple come into your everyday life more directly in order that the millennial day may come, that promised time when ‘they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more … [but shall] walk in the light of the Lord’ – Howard W. Hunter


Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil, and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field. — Dwight D. Eisenhower


I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. – Exodus 20:5-6


Each member of the Church, to be prepared for the millennial reign, must receive a testimony, each for himself, of the divinity of the work established by Joseph Smith. – Harold B. Lee


This is Keepa’s one thousandth post. I could wish that it appeared on another date so that you weren’t tempted to think this is a joke, but I couldn’t wish for a better group of commenters, guest posters, and the hundreds of readers my stats program tells me read regularly without commenting. Thank you for making this such a wonderful community and a rewarding experience for me.

I’ll put up a real post a little later in the day. – Ardis



  1. Congratulations on number 1,000. What a great milestone. I wish you great success in the future. I’ll be looking forward to post #2,000 and beyond.

    Comment by Steve C. — April 1, 2010 @ 7:27 am

  2. Congrats a neat milestone! This was a fantastic way of celebrating 1,000

    Comment by Scott B. — April 1, 2010 @ 8:10 am

  3. Congratulations Ardis! May your next 1,000 be as enlightening and entertaining as the first.

    You’re doing a great work. Don’t come down!

    Comment by Mark B. — April 1, 2010 @ 8:27 am

  4. Cheers, Ardis. Keep up the great work.

    Comment by Tracy M — April 1, 2010 @ 8:49 am

  5. A grand accomplishment. It takes a unique dedication and a love of history and truth, all of which you obviously have. Encore!

    Comment by Bruce Crow — April 1, 2010 @ 9:10 am

  6. I’m one of those readers who don’t always comment. Just want you to know I appreciate all the effort it takes to put up those many posts! Love this blog, the time I spend here is always worth it.

    Comment by Bored in Vernal — April 1, 2010 @ 9:20 am

  7. And to paraphrase Charles Wesley:

    Thousand thousand saints attending,
    Swell the triumph of [this] train:
    Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

    Thanks, Ardis. We’re all very lucky to have Keepapitchinin around.

    Comment by Hunter — April 1, 2010 @ 9:26 am

  8. A fantastic accomplishment, Ardis. I’m looking forward to the next thousand posts.

    “A thousand ages in Thy sight
    Are like an evening gone;
    Short as the watch that ends the night
    Before the rising sun.”
    – Isaac Watts, 1674-1748

    Comment by Alison — April 1, 2010 @ 10:23 am

  9. Congratulations. At least 1111101000 times.

    A little binary humor. (Very little.)

    Enjoying and appreciating, keep it going.


    Comment by Bruce — April 1, 2010 @ 11:18 am

  10. Re Edison:
    We now know a thousand things that do work.

    Comment by Stephen Taylor — April 1, 2010 @ 11:29 am

  11. Congrats, Ardis, keep keepa comin’.

    Comment by BHodges — April 1, 2010 @ 11:40 am

  12. AS a regular, I’m delighted you’ve reached such a nice round number. Here’s to the next thousand!

    Comment by jeans — April 1, 2010 @ 11:40 am

  13. Keep on Keepapitchin!

    Comment by J. Stapley — April 1, 2010 @ 11:44 am

  14. Yay!

    Comment by Ben Pratt — April 1, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

  15. Here’s to the next thousand.

    Comment by Ben — April 1, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

  16. Has it been one thousand already? Congratulations. May I say how much I enjoyed #999?

    Comment by Mommie Dearest — April 1, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

  17. Thank you, Ardis for your wit and wisdom and your generous heart. We all appreciate the dedication and effort you put into Keepapitchinin.

    Comment by John McKinney — April 1, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

  18. I think we might hear from 1000 Keepa’ninnies before we’re through! Thank you, friends.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — April 1, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

  19. Wonderful accomplishment! Keep them coming.

    Comment by Maurine — April 1, 2010 @ 9:49 pm

  20. Congratulations! I am in awe at how you manage to post every day. Such stamina, thank you!

    Comment by Anne (U.K) — April 2, 2010 @ 2:44 am

  21. Congratulations. And thank you.

    Comment by Edje Jeter — April 2, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

  22. Ardis, I’m never on time here, but I too congratulate you. I really think you perform a great service.

    Comment by Martin — April 2, 2010 @ 1:08 pm

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