JANUARY 1ST, 2006
A grateful thought toward heaven is of itself a prayer
G. E. Lessing
Appreciate the moments that you have today
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and for ever Hebrews, 13, 18
CHRISTMAS SEASON CONTINUES
The Church celebrates the octave of the Nativity and the Solemnity of the Mother of God on the first day of the year
May the New Year cause all men to remember that the precious gift of time which God has given us
Although New Year's Day is not celebrated by the Church, this day has been observed as a holy day of obligation since early times due to the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
In England it was a day set aside for godparents; and godcakes are still given to children on this day in many places. It should be easy to keep New Year's day as a feast on which we honor godparents and repay them for the responsibility they have assumed toward our children
The LORD bless you and keep you!
The LORD let his face shine upon you,
and be gracious to you! T
he LORD look upon you kindly
and give you peace!
HAPPY SUNDAY !
AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After church today, I’ll be making dinner. It’s a tradition in our family to have pork roast and sauerkraut for good luck in the New Year. DD and her hubby will be the only ones here , so it will be a quiet celebration compared to some.
Please remember to keep our troops in your prayers!
Pray that people everywhere turn to God not only in time of need, but also on a daily basis
Have a great day ! Another wonderful one on the Way !
TODAY IS...BAD HANGOVER DAY, but only for some !
If you did too much partying last night (Hopefully you didn’t), maybe this will help.
Mix This in a Blender: 2 large, ripe tomatoes 1/2 large onion 1/2 cucumber 2 buttons garlic (peeled) 3 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons wine vinegar 1 teaspoon salt dash pepper 1/2 teaspoon Accent Several drops of Tabasco 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Chill and serve over ice.
Today is New Year’s Day, Gregorian year 2006 A.D., anno Domini, meaning "in the year of our Lord."
January is Get Over It Month, a time to let go of the past and get over whatever is bugging you
Celebration of Life Week begins today
1892: The Ellis Island Immigrant Station in New York formally opened
1902: 1st Rose Bowl game held in Pasadena, California
1908: For the first time, a ball dropped in New York City’s Times Square to signify the beginning of a new year. Of course, it started dropping in 1907
1999: The euro, the new single currency of eleven European countries, officially came into existence with the start of the New Year
MARY DID YOU KNOW- A beautiful song
Always remember to ask "why" first !!!!!
An 8 year old girl goes to her dad who is working in the yard and asks, "Daddy, what's sex"? The father is surprised that she would ask such a question, but decides that if she is old enough to ask the question, then she is old enough to get a straight answer.
He tells her about the birds and the bees; the egg and the sperm; and the male and female. When he has finished explaining, the little girl is looking at him with her mouth opened, so the father asks her, "why did you ask this question"?
The little girl explains that "Mom told me to tell you that dinner would be ready in just a couple of secs".
One more for today…
Christmas was over. Santa and his reindeer finally had a chance to rest. And they deserved it. They had done a good job! Rudolph had a chance to do something he had wanted to do for a long time. He made an appointment with a plastic surgeon because he was so sensitive about his looks.
However, it wasn't his glowing proboscis that he wanted changed. He was proud of his red nose and the help he had given Santa because of it. Actually, he was sensitive about his long ears which were much more prominent than the ears of the average reindeer, or bear, for that matter.
So one week after Christmas, he let the good doctor do the reconstructive surgical procedure, and since that time, January 1st has been celebrated as ... New Ears Day
mit·i·gate verb 1.
To moderate (a quality or condition) in force or intensity; alleviate. Synonyms relieve. To become milder.
A generous man devises generous things, and by generosity he shall stand
We enter a new year with hopes, desires, and resolutions that can be the seeds of positive change. But the key to what actually happens in our lives is in making definite plans. That involves thought, purpose, and effort.
This is a great time to make noble plans that honor God with our vision and generosity.
God's plans include you. Do your plans include God?
From Our Daily Bread 2004
TODAY'S ADVICE FROM THE OLD FARMER'S ALMANAC
A snow year, a rich year Rosemary for Remembrance Acording to one legend, the herb rosemary, or "flower of the sea," once had no fragrance or flower. After Jesus' birth, Mary used the bush as a place to dry the baby garments she had washed in a stream. In remembrance of the baby Jesus, Mary blessed the rosemary bush, giving it a spicy fragrance and blue flowers that matched her cloak.
In teas, it is often used to quiet the nerves. Since Greek times, students have used it to improve or restore memory. Bathing in it was believed to restore youth, while Shakespeare regarded it as an emblem of love
78 DAYS UNTIL SPRING
Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your Heart Psalm 37:4
I Love You All !!!
Be Blessed !!!
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