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Happy Holidays To All!!

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Hi all, I’ve been gone for quite a while now and I have to say I really miss doing a daily post.

I decided to set aside a few minutes to post this “Happy Holidays” message to everyone.
 
 
 
 
“It’s the time of year when the holiday season is celebrated with great cheer. My hope is you will be encircled by love and warmth with family and friends during this holiday season.”
 
 
 
Happy Holidays to All!!
 
 
 

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June 12 – Daily Motivation – Quotes About Life – Inspirational Quotes

 
god_is_talking_to_you_are_you_listening_postcard-p239783566993367544qibm_400Just had to post this really quick. I ran across this quote today as I was applying for jobs online.

“You can’t live in the past and expect to have a future” – unknown

It’s like God is talking to me telling me “get out of your comfort zone“, which is what my Mom told me a couple of weeks ago. Funny how things are said in totally different ways.
 
 
 

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May 27 – A Memorial Poem

 
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This prayer caught my eye. A little 3rd grade boy wrote it in 2001. I liked it and just had to post it.
 

Memorial Day

I think about the people that fought in the wars,
some have died to keep us free.

I think about the men and women,
Who saved lives on land and at sea.

I look at the monuments,
In memory of the brave.

I help plant red flowers
At my grandfather’s grave.

At the parade, I see flags flying,
Red, white and blue.

I watch rows of different uniforms,
Navy, white and brown too.

The soldiers salute with pride.

Memorial Day remembers and honors
those who have died.

© 2001 Tim F., 3rd Grader, Academy Elementary School, Madison, Connecticut.

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Don’t forget the true meaning of this weekend.

 

 
I never ask the people who look at my blog to pass a post along to others, but in this case please do so.
 
Everyone needs to remember why we have BBQ’s and get together with families on this weekend.
This is important. Remember to love your family while you have them.
 
Please pass it along.
 

 
 

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Ash Wednesday

 
ash-wednesdayAsh Wednesday is the first day of Lent in the Western Christian calendar. Occurring 46 days before Easter, it is a moveable fast that can fall as early as February 4 and as late as March 10.

According to the canonical gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke; Jesus spent 40 days fasting in the desert, where he endured temptation by Satan. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of this 40-day liturgical period of prayer and fasting.

Ash Wednesday derives its name from the practice of placing ashes on the foreheads of adherents as a reminder and celebration of human mortality, and as a sign of mourning and repentance to God. The ashes used are typically gathered from the burning of the palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday.
 
 

Lent 2013 Calendar


 
lent Clean Monday – Monday, February 11, 2013

Ash Wednesday – Wednesday, February 13, 2013

First Sunday of Lent – Sunday, February 17, 2013

Second Sunday of Lent – Sunday, February 24, 2013

Third Sunday of Lent – Sunday, March 3, 2013

Fourth Sunday of Lent – Laetare Sunday – Sunday, March 10, 2013

Feast of Saint Patrick – Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fifth Sunday of Lent – Sunday, March 17, 2013

Feast of Saint Joseph – Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Palm Sunday – Sunday, March 24, 2013

The Annunciation of the Lord – Monday, March 25, 2013

Holy Thursday – Thursday, March 28, 2013

Good Friday – Friday, March 29, 2013

Holy Saturday – Saturday, March 30, 2013

Easter – Sunday, March 31, 2013
 
 
 

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Black History Month

 

February is Black History Month


 

Dr. Carter G. Woodson:

To promote and preserve African-American history and culture, the founder of Black History Month, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (born in 1875), Founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History in 1915, now called the Association for the Study of African America Life and History (ASALH).

In 1916 he also founded the Journal of Negro History.

In 1926 Negro History week was launched, being the second week of February between the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. In 1976 Negro History week evolved into Black History Month.

Dr. Carter G. Woodson passed suddenly of a heart attack on April 3, 1950 in Washington, DC, before realizing his ambition of publishing the six-volume Encyclopedia Africana.

“When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit. His education makes it necessary.”
— Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Miseducation of the Negro”

 
Just a few African American Pioneers:

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)

  • The first African-American to be invited to the White House, by President Theodore Roosevelt
  • The first African-American to be on a postage stamp

He was Director of the Tuskegee Institute, a college for African-Americans.   He gained most of his fame from his eloquent and impassioned push for racial equality.

Garrett Augustus Morgan (1877-1963)

  • In 1914 Mr. Morgan secured a patent for a device he called the safety hood.  In his younger days he had noticed firefighter struggling with suffocating smoke while in the line of duty.
  • He patented a mechanical traffic signa1 in 1923 that he sold to General Electric.  It was widely used, yet Mr. Morgan only received $40,000 for the invention.

 
Vivien Theodore Thomas (1910-1985)

  • As an assistant to surgeon Alfred Blalock at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and later at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Thomas developed the procedure used to treat Blue Baby Syndrome in the 1940’s.

 

What the Bible says about Racism:


 

Acts 10:27-28
Good News Bible – English Version

27 Peter kept talking to Cornelius as he went into the house where he found many people gathered.   28 He said to them, “You yourselves know very well that a Jew is not allowed by his religion to visit or associate with Gentiles. But God has shown me that I must not consider any person ritually unclean or defiled.

Acts 10:34-35
Good News Bible – English Version

34 Peter began to speak: “I now realize that it is true that God treats everyone on the same basis.  35 Those who fear him and do what is right are acceptable to him, no matter what race they belong to.
 
 
 
 

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Remember to Pray Everyday

 

Remember To Pray Everyday

My boyfriend found this a while back and I thought it would be nice to share it again. His mom had sent it to him when she was alive.

He looks at finding these directions as spiritual words of inspiration sent by her.  They spoke almost everyday and had spiritual conversations often.

 

Remember To Pray Everyday

Direction to God’s House


 
Make a Right onto “Believeth Blvd.”  Keep straight through the first Green light, which is Jesus Christ.

Stay on “Believeth Blvd.” until you reach the “Bridge of Faith”, which is over troubled water.  When you get off the bridge, make a Right turn.

You are on the “King’s Highway” – Heaven-bound.  Keep going for three miles:  One for the Father, One for the Son, and One for the Holy Ghost.  Then exit off onto “Grace Blvd.”

Continue on “Grace Blvd”  to “Gospel Lane” then make a right.  Keep Straight and then make another right.  Keep straight and then make another Right on “Prayer Blvd.”

As you go on your way, Yield Not to the traffic on “Temptation Ave.”  Also, avoid “Sin Street” because it is a DEAD END.

Pass up “Envy Drive” and “Have Avenue”.  Also, pass “Hypocrisy Street”, “Gossiping Lane”, and “Backbiting Blvd”.

But you have to go down “Long Suffering Lane”, “Persecution Blvd”, and “Trials and Tribulations Ave.”  But that’s alright because “Victory Blvd.” is straight ahead!
 
 
 
AMEN
 
 
 

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Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held on the Saturday after Thanksgiving during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. First celebrated on November 27, 2010, it is a counterpart to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which feature big box retail and e-commerce stores respectively. By contrast, Small Business Saturday encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses that are small and local.

In 2010 the holiday was conceived and promoted by American Express via a nationwide radio and television advertising campaign. That year Amex bought advertising inventory on Facebook, which it in turn gave to its small merchant account holders, and also gave rebates to new customers to promote the event.

American Express publicized the initiative using social media, advertising, and public relations. At least 41 local politicians and many small business groups in the United States issued proclamations concerning the campaign, which generated more than one million Facebook “like” registrations and nearly 30,000 tweets under the Twitter hashtags #smallbusinesssaturday (which had existed since early 2010) and #smallbizsaturday.

Cinda Baxter, founder of The 3/50 Project, was national spokesperson for Small Business Saturday its first year. The 3/50 Project encourages consumers to commit to spending $50 of their current monthly budgets with independently owned small businesses they care about.

The Twitter hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday has existed since early 2010 and was used to promote small businesses on any Saturday (not solely that Saturday between Black Friday and Cyber Monday). The hashtag is used in a manner similar to #FollowFriday to highlight favorite local businesses.
 
 
 
 
Source: Small Business Saturday (wikipedia.org)
 
 

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The hunt is on!

 

Nothing but DIY…

 

Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
 
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.

 

So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.

 

As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.

 

Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.

 

The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

 
 
So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the parenting.com website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.

 
 
 
 

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September 9 – National Hot Cross Bun Day

 

It’s National Hot Cross Buns Day!


 

Photo property of Judith Fertig author of “200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads: No-Knead, One Bowl”


 
 
What better way to celebrate this holiday than filling up on these sweet, spiced buns made with currants or raisins and leavened with yeast.

This recipe shows you step by step and has the nutritional value stated below

They are a staple at Easter; these baked goodies are marked with a cross on the top, which is supposed to symbolize the crucifixion. Hot cross buns are traditionally eaten on Good Friday.

No one knows why this day is celebrated six months after Good Friday. This delicious baked good can be enjoyed all year round.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads: No-Knead, One Bowl
by: Judith M. Fertig

Amazon Price: $9.98


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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