Merry Christmas Everyone!

25 Dec

It is Christmas Eve

24 Dec

Isaiah 9:6 which says “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

 

The Christmas Candy Cane

23 Dec

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!


The candy Cane symbolizes multiple things. Hold it upright and it looks like a shepherd’s staff. Turn it around and you have the letter J for Jesus.The poem above describes how the red represents the blood of Jesus and the white represents purity. However I have also read that there are candy canes with 3 small bed stripes running around it symbolizing the Trinity – God the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 1:21 And she will bring forth a Son and you shall call Him Jesus for He will save His people from their sins

 

Printable coloring page from coloringkidsboys.com Candy Cane

Giggle of the Day

22 Dec

Christmas Traditions

22 Dec

What does it all mean?

Candy Cane – While you may think of candy canes as a delicious treat or decoration for a tree, the candy cane was originally made by a Christian candy-maker as a simple reminder of shepherds in the Bible, shaped just like the staffs these men once carried. The red color symbolizes
the love of Christ in giving up His life and the white color represents His purity.

 

Angels – According to the Bible, it was angels that first told the shepherds that Jesus was born and where to go to find Him. (Luke 2:10)

Christmas Tree – In the Christian faith, the triangular shape of the tree is meant to represent the Trinity with the tip of the tree pointing towards God and the evergreen color representing life.
Christmas Lights – For Christians, these lights are a beautiful reminder that Jesus is the light of the world (John 8:12).

Holly – Holly symbolizes the crown of thorns Jesus historically wore on his head, while the red symbolizes the love He had for us in giving up His life and the green symbolizes the “eternal life” we have thanks to Christ (John 3:16-17).

The Star – In the Bible, the star of Bethlehem guided the Three Wise Men to the place where the baby Jesus was born.

Poinsettia – The star shaped foliage pattern of the poinsettia is said to resemble the Star of Bethlehem. The red leaves symbolize the love of Jesus in giving up His life for all of the world.

Today would be my Daddy’s Birthday

22 Dec

Tho he had died years ago in September, Today I celebrate the good times I remember.

he shared lots of stories from the past, road rage would hit and he would drive real fast.

naps, cigarettes, and a shot of whisky,   ‘Na zdorov’ya ‘  he would say to me.

short tempered, poor, hands unclean, hard – worker, sarcastic and awfully mean.

stubborn, funny, detail orientated, the cars he drove and things he wore were a bit outdated.

2 daughters and a son, his unconditional love was a prize the 3 of us won.

welder, fighter, hammer and saw, 5 lucky kids called him Grandpa.

good times, bad times and in between, days have gone so fast since he has last been seen.

I often wished a different one I had, but now that he is gone I miss my Dad.

So today I celebrate memories with great cheer, the man I wish could still be here.

Happy Birthday Joe! I love you!

America’s Most Amazingly Energized Woman

21 Dec
 
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