Monday, October 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
AS neat as these are- the best part is they are reusing something otherwise useless and look great doing it! These keys have wonderful designs and seem to be very poplular right now. I had a friend get a beautiful sterling key encrusted with (diamonds ?)- it is just beautful.......these are neat too! :-)
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is the sunset at the North Pole with the moon at its closest point last week.
A scene you will probably never get to see in person,
So take a moment and enjoy God at work at the North Pole.
And, you also see the sun below the moon ..
An amazing photo and not one easily duplicated.
You may want To pass it on to others so they can enjoy it.
The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this:
'When someone shares with you something of value,
You have an obligation to share it with others!'
Friday, January 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me.
What in the world do leaping lords, French hens,
swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won't come out
of the pear tree have to do with Christmas?
This week, I found out.
From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were
not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone
during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics.
It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning
plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each
element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality
which the children could remember.
-The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ.
-Two turtle doves were the Old and New Testaments.
-Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love.
-The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John.
-The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament.
-The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation.
-Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit--Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy.
-The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes.
-Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit--Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control.
-The ten lords a-leaping were the ten commandments.
-The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples.
-The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in the Apostles' Creed.
So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and I found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.'