Thursday, December 31, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 12-- Twelve Drummers Drumming!

Merry Christmas!
Picture from Pixabay.com, text by me.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song TheTwelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P.. I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Eleven Pipers Piping!
CUT CUT CUT!
I am swamped! I enjoy my gifts, but I can't take this anymore! I don't ever want to see a gift again! (just kidding of course) I listened to the drummers for a while, because I do love percucion, but I have now had a huge realization that I have fifty people in my house! I have twenty-three birds! I have five golden rings! And I have one very large pear tree!

AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have locked myself in my closet, and called the Salvation Army. Because I do need an army to help me now! I have told them they can have it all, and they can have a consort of sorts with all the performers and stuff.

I am not trying to be rude, but that's better! They are all now gone. I emailed my True Love, and said, "Thank you for all the gifts, but please don't send me anymore." I am happy that's over! THE BEST PART IS THIS: This is just a blog series! I don't have to deal with a gift-giving true love, fifty people, twenty-three birds, five golden rings, or a pear tree! Besides, why would your true love give you all these things anyway?


Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

We are now drawing this blog series to a close, and I thank you all for following along. I have enjoyed this series, and I hope you have too. Please, comment and tell me if you liked it, what your favorite part was, and if I should do any more series like this. And if so, what would you like to hear?

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Twelve Drummers Drumming stand for?

According to this Catholic song, this all meant:

12.Twelve Drummers Drumming: "The Twelve Points of Doctrine in the Apostles Creed."
11.Eleven Pipers Piping: "The Eleven Faithful Apostles".
10. Ten Lords of Leaping: "The Ten Commandments".
9. Nine Ladies Dancing: "The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit."
8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments".
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'".
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists".
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues".
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament".
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God".

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all!
Thanks for tuning in to this series! We are done, what did you think?
Merry Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 11--Eleven Pipers Piping

Merry Christmas!
Picture from Pixabay.com, text and overlay by me.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 11th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Eleven Pipers Piping!
CUT CUT CUT!
Some of my gifts I have enjoyed, but all at once? It is getting to be quite a chore keeping track of everyone, with 23 birds, a pear tree, five golden rings, 38 people, and a True Love who just gives me weird gifts, I don't know what he could possibly give me next! One moment....
Ahh...I assigned the pipers some music, so they wouldn't have to play eleven different songs. This is quite fun though, for I get to see the dancers, chickens, lords, and maids all dance to the music while doing their dancing, squawking, leaping, and milking. Oh, I just thought of something.... what am I going to do with my gifts!?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

We are almost done with this series, and I thank you all for following along. I have enjoyed this series, and I hope you have too. Please, comment and tell me if you liked it, what your favorite part was, and if I should do any more series like this. And if so, what would you like to hear?

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Eleven Pipers Piping stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Eleven Pipers Piping meant: "The Eleven Faithful Apostles".
(I find this one interesting, because they said 11, not 12. This surprised me, because people normally put twelve apostles on everything, even though Judas betrayed Jesus. But also, some of the other apostles were not faithful sometimes. Look at Peter, he denied Christ: not exactly faithful. Still this is interesting how they excluded Judas, though it makes some sense.)
10. Ten Lords of Leaping meant: "The Ten Commandments".
9. Nine Ladies Dancing: "The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit."
8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments".
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'".
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists".
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues".
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament".
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God".

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today!
Tune in for the 12th day: THE LAST DAY IS TOMORROW! We are almost through with this series, what do you think?
Merry Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 10--Ten Lords-a-Leaping

Merry Christmas!
Picture by Pixabay.com, words by me. And yes, I know this picture does not portray leaping.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 10th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Ten Lords-A-Leaping!
CUT CUT CUT!
So I guess the lords of leaping and the dancing ladies could choreograph something? But remember, while you're dancing, don't stumble over the french hen!
That didn't quite work. Maybe the dancers and leapers should stick to what they do best instead. Besides, this is too much company for me...why did my True Love (supposing I had one) hire these people anyway?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. I also skipped a day earlier too. So that will put our schedule a day behind, but please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Ten Lords of Leaping stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Ten Lords of Leaping meant: "The Ten Commandments".
9. Nine Ladies Dancing: "The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit."
8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments".
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'".
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists".
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues".
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament".
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God".

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today!
Tune in for the 11th day. We are almost through with this series, what do you think?
Merry Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 9--Nine Ladies Dancing

Merry Christmas!
Picture by Pixabay.com, words by Me.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 9th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Nine Ladies Dancing!
CUT CUT CUT!
This is a lot better. I am really beginning to think my True Love is getting it! I love dancing, and to have nine ladies to teach me what they know, and to watch their dances...a dream. Ahh....
But what exactly does this mean?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. I also skipped a day earlier too. So that will put our schedule a day behind, but please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Nine Ladies Dancing stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Nine Ladies Dancing means: "The Nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit."
8. Eight Maids-a-Milking: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments."
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'."
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues."
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today!
Tune in for the 10th day.
Merry Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Friday, December 25, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 8--Eight Maids-a-Milking

Merry Christmas!
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 8th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Eight Maids-a-Milking!
CUT CUT CUT!
So I guess he is giving me cows too?
Okay! My house is turning into a dairy farm.

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. I also skipped a day earlier too. So that will put our schedule a day behind, but please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Eight Maids-a-Milking stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Eight Maids-a-Milking stands for: "The Eight Beatitudes."
7.Seven Swans-a-Swimming: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments."
6. Six Geese of Laying: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'."
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues."
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today!
Tune in for the 9th day.
Merry Christmas
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 7--Seven Swans-a-Swimming

Merry Christmas Eve! Faith P..
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Seven Swans a Swimming!
CUT CUT CUT!
Oh boy. He's got to stop giving me birds! (groan) Now I have 23! Yep! My backyard is seriously squawking with excitement; and I locked myself in the house with a cup of hot chocolate, while admiring my five rings and watching an old Christmas movie. I am trying to block out the Calling Birds! When will these bird gifts stop! What was the point of birds anyway?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. I also skipped a day earlier too. So that will put our schedule a day behind, but please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Seven Swans a Swimming stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Seven Swans-a-Swimming stands for: "The Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Seven Sacraments."
6. Six Geese of Laying stood for: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'."
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues."
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today!
Tune in for the 8th day.
Merry Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here. This video below is my favorite version. It is not the original song, but a twist of it. It has a whole bunch of Christmas songs all in one.

Who Do We Look To? _Christmas_


What is it about Christmas that captures a person's soul?
Why does it call so? Above all other holidays and celebrations?
Is it because the Savior's birth? And the fact God loved us so much?
Is it the faith that Mary had? Or the way Joseph gave up his convictions for the will of God... and how they believed in God.

Or is it just the joy in giving?
Seeing smiles on Christmas day?

Or is it the story of the real man, Nicholas, who was so generous in giving to the need in front of him?
Or is it about the "Mall, stereotype Santas?" I hope not. St. Nicholas' story was shared as an example to people to love others and to give selflessly. That's my opinion at least. Wouldn't you agree?

Could it be that people look at Christmas, do we, look at Christmas, for the gifts and the celebration? Not blind to the meaning, but confused? I think that sometimes we all do.

But still, we shouldn't. We really really shouldn't. That is actually being selfish in a way, because Christmas shouldn't be all about us. It should be about Jesus.

We celebrate Christ's birth at Christmas.
Even though Jesus was probably not born in December—I have heard that he might have been in March—this is when we celebrate our Savior's Birthday! Therefore it would be like ignoring the birthday boy at a birthday party and keeping to to the other guests instead—and not reminding the guests who the party is about. I must admit I am guilty of most of that sentence. I think we all are, But, let's try to refine ourselves in Christ.

I don't think anybody can say they always celebrated Christmas for the right reasons. We have all messed up in not giving glory to God at Christmas time. Christmas needs to be about God. About love, because we celebrate God's love by showing others what love looks like, by giving gifts. Realize it. 

We need to put Jesus where he belongs—at the center, beginning. and the end, of Christmas. We need not forget.
THIS Christmas, let's change it. Even if you're a kid like me. there is always something you can do. Even if you have remembered what this season is about.

This my friend, is even more important than Christmas itself.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 6--Six Geese of Laying

I am sorry my pictures are looking a little lazy. I haven't much time to commit to them lately. Here is day six! We are half way through this series.
Photo by Pixabay.com, words by me.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I don't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 6th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Six Geese of Laying!
CUT CUT CUT!
Oh no. We are back to birds. If this was true, this would be the epitome of my life: Looking in my back yard is a little awkward for me, as I am collecting a bird farm through this song. My true love has got to start thinking of original gifts, A.K.A. Not birds! As I told you before, I don't like birds other than a few select kinds. Anyway, why would my true love keep swamping me with birds?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. I also skipped a day earlier too. So that will put our schedule a day behind, but please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Six Geese of Laying stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Six Geese of Laying stands for: "The Six Days of Creation."
5. Five Golden Rings stood for: "The First Five Books of the Old Testament, the 'Pentateuch'."
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues."
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 7th day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 5--Five Golden Rings

I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I haven't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 5th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Five Golden Rings!
CUT CUT CUT!
Opposed to the birds, five golden rings would be nicer, but I don't need them. So why would my true love give me five golden rings, and not one special ring someday? (This is just an example.)

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. But please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Five Golden Rings stand for?

According to this Catholic song, Five Golden Rings stood for:
"The first Five Books of the Old Testament, the "Pentateuch", which gives the history of man's fall from grace."
4. Four Calling Birds: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues"
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 6th day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Verse of the Week #43


I am doing the blog series about the 12 days of Christmas, so I probably will not post anything other than that for the next days. I am busy with that, and the Verse of the Week. We just closed the restaurant last night. Please pray that we will know what God wants us to do next, for everybody in my family.
Enjoy the Christmas break!

Psalm 145
A psalm of praise. Of David.

I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever.
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.b
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
The Lord is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The Lord is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made.
All your works praise you, Lord;
your faithful people extol you.
They tell of the glory of your kingdom
and speak of your might,
so that all people may know of your mighty acts
and the glorious splendor of your kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
and your dominion endures through all generations.
The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises
and faithful in all he does.c
The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
and faithful in all he does.
The Lord is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He fulfills the desires of those who fear him;
he hears their cry and saves them.
The Lord watches over all who love him,
but all the wicked he will destroy.
My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord.
Let every creature praise his holy name
for ever and ever.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 4--Four Calling Birds

Picture by Pixabay.com, text by me.
I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am doing it a little bit different than the other girls participating in it, but I am having fun with it. I am also sorry that I haven't changed up these posts much, I haven't had time. But I hope you enjoy it; here we go!

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Four Calling Birds!
CUT CUT CUT!
I never have really liked birds, save a few kinds, but calling birds? Wouldn't that be a little annoying when your trying to sleep? Besides, I wouldn't ask my true love for loud birds.

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. But please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Four Calling Birds stand for?

According to this catholic song, Four Calling Birds stood for: "The Four Gospels and/or the Four Evangelists."
3. Three French Hens: "Faith, Hope and Charity, the Theological Virtues"
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 5th day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 3--Three French Hens


I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am not exactly sure what I am doing, but hey! I'm just having fun with it. Here we go!

On the 3rd day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Three French Hens!
CUT CUT CUT!
I like chickens, but not enough to ask my true love to give them to me for Christmas! I mean, who would give their true love three birds?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. But please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Three French Hens stand for?

According to this catholic song, Three French Hens stood for: "Faith, Hope, and Charity, The Theological Virtues."
2. Two Turtle Doves: "The New and Old Testament."
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: "Jesus, the Son of God."

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not Catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 4th day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Friday, December 18, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 2--Two Turtle Doves

I have started these posts to tell you about the hidden meanings behind the verses of the song The Twelve Day of Christmas. This blog series was started by my friend Faith P..
I am not exactly sure what I am doing, but hey! I'm just having fun with it. Here we go!
Free photography from Pixabay.com, the words were added by me.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my true love gave to me! Two Turtle Doves!
CUT CUT CUT!
If I had a true love, I wouldn't ask for two turtle doves. They might get stinky, and I sure don't want to clean up after them. But seriously! Who would give their true love two birds?

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. But please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did Two Turtle Doves stand for?

According to this catholic song, Two Turtle Doves stood for: The New and Old Testament.
1. A Partridge in a Pear Tree: Jesus, the Son of God.

 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 3rd day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Series--Day 1--A Partridge in a Pear Tree

I am sorry I haven't begun this yet, I just started participating by help from my friend Faith P. who is hosting this blog series. I think it is a wonderful idea. I am not exactly sure what I am doing, but hey! I'll just have fun with it. Here we go!


On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me! A partridge in a pear tree!
CUT CUT CUT!
Why would someone give their true love a bird in a tree? Seriously!

Well, according to information I found on this song, (noted later) it was written to help young Catholics, who were not supposed to be young Catholics. This song, though not making any sense while read by the "enemy", helped the young Catholics to learn their "tenets of faith".
From 1558-1829 Catholics were illegal in England. The Parliament had agreed to kill any participant active in the catholic faith. Therefore, anybody violating that law would be put to death. That is a little fast history I learned about the 12 Days Of Christmas song.

Traditionally, I would have started these posts 12 days before Christmas, right? Well not this time. I have started 8 days before Christmas, and I shall overlap over Christmas. But please keep reading.

Now what did all these verses stand for? This is what we soon will discover.

The greatest symbol: the, "my true love", mentioned in the song, stood for God.
And for today's gift, what did A Partridge in a Pear Tree stand for?

According to this catholic song, the partridge in a pear tree stood for: Jesus who is the Son of God.
 Confused? Check out this link to learn a little more, this was my info source. And just to let all my readers know, I am not catholic. I also give the credit for the descriptions of the meanings to this site. I did not make them up, and didn't reword them to much. It came from this page.

That's all for today! Tune in next time for the 2nd day of Christmas!
 This wonderful blog series was begun by Faith at Chosen Vessels. Also, I got my information on this from here.


Thursday 
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Verse of the Week #42

Yes, this is a popular set of verses. But they still have never lost their meaning. I am sure you can identify and relate, as well as take away some lesson by reading them once more. I know I can. There is a time for everything.
(NIV) Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
"There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace."

Monday, December 7, 2015

Pearl Harbor Day

Honoring those who died, were injured, and who survived the attack at Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.
I thank those who are still alive for fighting in WWII, and honor those who have passed. Thank you, soldiers.
Wikipedia.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Verse of the Week #41

1 Samuel 12:24"But be sure to fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you."
Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hello Christmas!

Goodbye Fall.
My fall tree.

Michael, my brother, shot his first deer. He then carried it home in a deer stand/cart that he made himself. Let me tell you, venison is good!


My dad is planning Christmas parties & orders at our restaurant, inside Precious Moments.



 And we put up our tree tonight, minus the ornaments.

 Michael and I did it.


And the way I see it: no matter how blurry or weird it is, almost every picture has potential. Like this one here.

BEFORE
AFTER
Emily and I are practicing for our church play. We will perform next week/weekend!

And well, my brother, Matthew, is being Matthew.

My mom is doing a lot of things, including reviewing some new Christmas CDs.
So welcome December!
This is what is going on in my life. Well, a little bit of it rather. We are really busy! But I am happy to say that things will slow down soon, and we will be able to enjoy the fulness of the Christmas season. Have a great evening!

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