Monthly Archives: December 2013

Knit together at Christmas

Okay.  I admit it.  I like to knit.  And so on Christmas Eve as I sat in the closet in the center of eight Christmas stockings with bags  of goodies on all sides it occurred  to me that scarves are … Continue reading

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Word origins just for fun!

Q: Why do ships and aircraft use ‘mayday’ as their call for help? A: This comes from the French word m’aidez – meaning ‘help me’ — and is pronounced, approximately, ‘mayday.’ Q: Why are zero scores in tennis called ‘love’? A: In France, where … Continue reading

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The true story of the ancient Hebrew prophets, the hope of Israel & the story of Christmas.

Joel Rosenberg   December 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm What did the ancient Hebrew prophets write about the coming of the Messiah, the much-longed for Hope of Israel? And how do those prophecies relate to the story of Christmas? Matthew Chapter One Conception … Continue reading

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Life and Fiction

In the novel Monster Slayer’s Son Jilleta John is attacked; her attacker cuts her throat and leaves her for dead.  But she survives. Is it possible to survive such an attack or does the chapter stretch the limits of believability? … Continue reading

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Christmas Quiz

Seven simple questions: 1. How did Mary get from Nazareth to Bethlehem? 2. What time of year was Jesus born? 3. What was the nature of the stable in which Christ was born? 4. How many wise men came to the stable … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda

10 Reasons to Give Up Diet Soda.

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Christmas is coming!!

Christmas is coming.  I have a wreath and a poinsettia in the living room.  Santa is sitting on the edge of the table.  But I’m afraid I’ve fallen down on the job.  The lights aren’t up. The tree isn’t up … Continue reading

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