Tuesday, December 6, 2011
For Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
DECEMBER 6th, 2011
IT'S SAINT NICK'S DAY!
St. Nicholas Day is today. Yes, there really was a Saint Nicholas. He lived in the country of Greece, just a couple hundred years after the birth of Christ. This day is in honor of Saint Nicholas and his life.
Saint Nicholas became a priest, and later, a Bishop of the early Church. He was well known for giving to needy people, especially children. There are may stories and tales of him helping out children in need.
The practice of hanging up stockings originated with Saint Nicholas. As the ancient legend goes, Saint Nicholas was known to throw small bags of gold coins into the open windows of poor homes. After one bag of gold fell into the stocking of a child, news got around. Children soon began hanging their stocking by their chimneys in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
It wasn't until the 1800's that the spirit of St. Nicholas' life evolved into the creation of Santa Claus. And, this happened in America. Santa Claus evolved from the stories and legends of St. Nicholas. Santa Claus was kind and generous to children.
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...
NEW IN THE KITCHEN
Over 90% of American households have one. Probably 100% of American bachelors have one. The microwave oven speeds up the cooking process for many types of food or beverage.
Do you love eggs but are looking for a new way to prepare them? Try this easy recipe
COFFEE CUP SCRAMBLE
Coat 12-oz. microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk; beat until blended.
Microwave on hight 45 seconds; stir. MICROWAVE until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
Top with cheese; season with salt and pepper.
Makes 1 serving
PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
Please pray for God's protection of
our troops and HIS wisdom for their
Lord, hold our troops in
your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families for the
selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. I ask this in the
name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.
AND bless our Police Officers, Firefighters
and Paramedics and EMT's
GOD BLESS YOU!
It is amazing how children can bring us happiness. That's what Christmas is really all about. We say that Christmas is for children. Untrue. A child opening with glee his or her new toy from Santa does not feel nearly the happiness Mom and Dad feel at that moment. Children bring us joy whether they are ours or someone else's
I remember the Christmases before I ever had children when we would spend hours visiting family and friends with children. It just didn't feel right celebrating Christmas without them.
Now of course I have many children and grand children and there is never a holiday that doesn't go by that seems a little more special because of their presence.
They all are indeed God's gift to me.
COUNTING THE DAYS
16 DAYS UNTIL WINTER
19 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Keep looking ON THE BRIGHT SIDE of things.
A little smile, a word of cheer,
A bit of love from someone near…
A bit of love from someone near…