Friday, April 14, 2017
May you each have the special peace which "passeth all understanding" and know my risen Saviour - Jesus Christ. Without Him, I would be just another sinner, but through His precious blood I am a sinner saved by grace and heaven bound when I leave this mortal shell. Amen and AMEN...
Friday, March 3, 2017
On St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) we all find a bit of the Irish within us which wants to shine and have a bit of fun while wearing green, looking for four-leaf clovers, chasing leprechauns to find their pot o'gold, or having a drink with friends.
The Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century.
Saint Patrick depicted in a stained glass window at Saint Benin's Church, Ireland
Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe (Irish traditional music sessions), and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks.
On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. This story first appears in writing in 1726, though it may be older.
Whether you have a bit o'the Irish in your DNA or just love o'the Irish within your heart, I would leave you with this:
Monday, February 13, 2017
Goodness, time has flown once again. Seems it was still January just the other day and here it is time for Cupid, hearts, and valentines...
Most people ask, "What are you giving your Sweetie (or darlings) for Valentine's Day?" Some people don't care for the holiday as it seems too commercial with printed cards, red teddy bears, and heart-shaped boxes of candy. Feels like the only ones truly having a good time are those raking in the money from the sales. My husband and I don't go wild buying for the holiday -- we usually go out to eat (or if I'm not able to go, we order in from our favorite place). Then we watch a movie or cuddle and talk. Just being together is enough.
But I like to think of Valentine's Day as time to eat my chocolates without guilt. And my loving husband always provides a few of my favorites for the occasion. After all, we've been married a while and I've earned those special candies. I buy him cashew or deluxe mixed nuts and he buys me chocolates...then we share. LOL
I love the romantic movies some of the channels air around Valentine's Day. "While You Were Sleeping" and "The Wedding Date" are two favorites I've watched this week. Something about the story-line and the characters reach into my soul, even though both have their funny moments too.
This is also a fun time for kids to be silly and share cards containing hearts, flowers, and mushy sayings they wouldn't dare give at any other time -- and maybe even a candy heart or sweet kiss on the cheek or nose.
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