Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
American King James Version: "But you are holy, O you that inhabit the praises of Israel." ~ Psalm 22:3
|I'm not that good at selfies, but, this is my mom and dad!|
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Monday, December 26, 2016
"Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is." 1st John 3:2, KJV
Enjoy your day and may God add His blessings to it. Amen. .....More later.
Friday, December 23, 2016
"He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree." ~ Sunshine Magazine, a monthly publication started in 1924, featuring warm anecdotes and advice.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
"It is mind-boggling to me that the Almighty power created everything I see; the Bible says that God created the entire universe just so he could create this galaxy just so he could create Earth so he could create human beings so he could create a family." ~ Rick Warren
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The playwright Aeschylus, in Seven Against Thebes, 467 B.C., wrote: "Let women stay at home and hold their peace."
Monday, December 19, 2016
"My life is a monument to procrastination, to the art of putting things off until later, or much later, or possibly never." ~ Craig Brown, Satirist
"The worst form of procrastination is reading a procrastination quote, feeling the guilt and not doing anything about it." (Unknown) ~ And, my personal favorite, "Warning: dates on this calendar are closer than they appear." That one was also written by that Anonymous individual. I sure see that name in a lot of places. Very prominent. Trust me on that one.
"Our family believes in Santa and we believe in the power of prayer. Our Santa is also a believer and knows the real reason for Christmas!" (I left out the family name.) I've been taking photos with that youngster for several years now and what a blessing it is to see these kids grow and develop. You know. From Santa's unique perspective. The photographer always asks if they pray before they eat before shooting this one. Often the children pray like they do at home. Doing these photos is a high pressure, high dollar venture because of the associated expectations. However, the kids are really something. They make what I do doable, with joy, I might add. The wife and I get the message loud and clear, we do make a good Santa and Mrs. Claus. We get that. Yet, in many ways, we are props because the real characters in the story can be seen in the responses of the children. I've heard my wife say time and time again that her favorite thing is to see a child light up as they approach Santa. She might not be proud of my procrastinator ways, but, she loves what I do for children of all ages when I'm wearing the Red. Take care and have a great rest of the day. May God bless each one. Amen. ....More later.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
"If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search." ~ John Templeton
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
“We seldom realize, for example that our most private thoughts and emotions are not actually our own. For we think in terms of languages and images which we did not invent, but which were given to us by our society.” ― Alan W. Watts
|The power of word association.|
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
“For it is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ― Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
Monday, December 12, 2016
How to surprise Santa: Leave a note by the telephone telling Santa that Mrs. Claus called and wanted to remind him to pick up some milk and a loaf of bread on his way home.
|The Claus Team, this year at Chick-fil-A, Magnolia, TX|
Friday, December 9, 2016
|Our middle son's four, 2009, three of them are now in college.|
Thursday, December 8, 2016
“My blog is a collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.” ― Sebastyne Young
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
|Pearl Harbor survivor visits the USS Arizona Memorial.|
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
1. Remember the meaning of Christmas … Emanuel, God with us in the Christ Child … God is present with you. 2. Refocus on the birth of Christ … God’s greatest gift to us. 3. Read the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ birth and Old Testament passages about the coming Messiah. 4. Reclaim the wonder of the Biblical story. The shepherds were keeping watch at night when the angel appeared to them. Be on the lookout for God’s visit. 5. Rejoice and praise God for all the joy and power of the good news in your life. Mary worshipped God … shepherds praised God. 6. Reach out and love someone this Christmas … maybe a stranger, co-worker, family member, lost friend or someone that God sends your way. 7. Receive the peace of Christ and become a peacemaker in our chaotic world. ~ lifted from the online edition of Guideposts dated 12/3/14
|Scene from the movie, The Passion of the Christ.|
|Chick-fil-A franchise operator's kids from back in 2011.|