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Archive for December 2012

WATCH NIGHT

December 31, 2012

AFRICAN-AMERICAN WATCH NIGHT SERVICE Today it is New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2012.  Traditionally Christians in the African-American communities celebrate Watch Night by gathering at our churches on the last evening of the year to attend special services that begin anywhere between the hours of 7 and 10:00 p. m. and continue through midnight into the […]

SUNDAY POST: NEW YEAR 2013

December 30, 2012

Seeing the Beautiful In 2013 Just as the eye sees what it looks for, so the soul that is beautiful finds all that is best and noblest and most worthy of praise in men and women. As I journey through 2013, I hope to find and share with you all things beautiful as seen through […]

TRAVEL THEME: NEW

December 29, 2012

JAPANESE SUSHI PLUSH PILLOWS ( click on photo for larger view ) My granddaughters are hooked on everything Japanese; movies, music, clothing and accessories.  The oldest, now a sophomore in college is taking the Japanese language as one of her minors along with her major in pharmacology.  I guess I should not be surprise since […]

CEE’S FUN PHOTO CHALLENGE: YOUR 2012 BEST PEOPLE OR ANIMALS

December 28, 2012

BEST PEOPLE PHOTOS OF 2012 ( click on photo to see larger slideshow ) See other entries to Cee’s challenge here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: MY 2012 IN PICTURES

December 28, 2012

2012 – A YEAR IN REVIEW (click on photo to enter slideshow) I had such a remarkable year in 2012 it was hard to choose from the many photos I took.  I hope you enjoyed the ones I selected. See other 2012 photo challenges entries from The Daily Post at WordPress.com here. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE […]

WEEKLY IMAGE OF LIFE: ON CHRISTMAS DAY

December 26, 2012

THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE  THINGS! ( Click on photos for larger view ) I am very blessed to have family and friends around me as I journey through my retirement years.  Seeing the wonderment and joy on their faces as they open their presents warms my heart.  What more can a person […]

STORY CHALLENGE: LETTER “Z”

December 26, 2012

ZAMBONI People in Pittsburgh can’t get through the holidays without making a visit to the PPG ice skating rink.  To keep the rink in tip top shape, out comes the Zamboni ( trademark for a machine like a tractor used to smooth the ice in the rink. ) During the winter season from mid-November through early March, […]

THE GREATEST GIFT: PART THREE

December 24, 2012

THE PITTSBURGH CRECHE ( click on each photo for larger view ) ISAIAH 9:6 “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be on his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” PITTSBURCH NATIVITY […]

SUNDAY POST: CHRISTMAS

December 23, 2012

Jakesprinter’s challenge this week offers an additional opportunity to post something in keeping with my month-long theme “Visions of the Holidays”.  See other entries on Jake’s site here. It’s December the 23rd and I still had to shop for a Christmas gift to give to my neighbor and friend, Gerda.  She has been celebrating Christmas […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SURPRISE

December 23, 2012

I SAW GRANDMA KISSING SANTA CLAUS AND SANTA TOLD THE WORLD! Last year I missed an opportunity to get my photo taken with Santa Claus (see link here) and this year I was given a second chance to get that photo with him.  SURPRISE! The weekly challenge from The Daily Post at WordPress.com is “Surprise”, […]

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