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Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

MERRY CHRISTMAS

December 25, 2013

I wish each one of you a Merry Christmas and holiday season.  Thank you for following my blog, reading my posts and viewing my pictures. I gain encouragement and inspiration from reading yours.  I hope you enjoy the spirit of the holidays through the following pictures I have taken. “GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST […]

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE: HAPPY

December 17, 2013

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE CHRISTMAS ELVES SNOWMEN FAMILY SANTA CLAUS A Happy Face If you feel a bit gloomy,  put a smile on your face  it will help to cheer you up  and is no disgrace.  Smiling at someone  makes your world a brighter place,  and if they smile back,  you’ll be surprised how […]

SUNDAY POST: CHRISTMAS TREES

December 15, 2013

CHRISTMAS TREES AROUND PITTSBURGH Play while viewing MERRY CHRISTMAS BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED! Francine Visit Sunday Post for more Christmas Trees here.

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 […]

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 […]

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”, […]

TRAVEL THEME: FESTIVE

December 22, 2012

TIS THE SEASON THE STUNNING IMPACT OF CHRISTMAS An old pioneer traveled westward across the great plains until he came to an abrupt halt at the edge of the Grand Canyon. He gawked at the sight before him: a vast chasm one mile down, eighteen miles across, and more than a hundred miles long! He […]

THREE WISE MEN – PART TWO

December 21, 2012

The Magi  also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, or Kings from the East, were, according to Christianity, a group of distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of the Christian tradition. The Gospel of Matthew, the only one of the four Canonical […]

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