Christmas, 10 popular stories every child should hear!

Christmas is a magical time of year for both kids and adults alike. The kids are out of school, the holiday cheer keeps everyone in high spirits, and spending time together as a family is at the top of everyone’s priority list. One hallmark of the Christmas season is the wide variety of Christmas stories, both new and old, that you can tell your child. One way to really get into the Christmas spirit is to curl up by the fire with your kids, hot cocoa in hand, and read them one. Here … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – ‘Tis the Season is Upon Us

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ADVENT begins December 2, 2012

Advent, anglicized from the Latin word adventus meaning "coming", is a season observed in many Western Christian churches, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on Advent Sunday, called Levavi. The Eastern churches' equivalent of Advent is called the Nativity Fast, but it differs both in length and observances and does not begin the church year, which starts instead … [Read more...]

The Christmas Story: Celebrating the "Birth of Jesus Christ"

    Celebrating the "Birth of Jesus Christ, as the season falls upon us ..."       The Christmas Story Silent Night performed by LDS Mormon, Christian David Archuleta. "The Birth of Christ in Scripture" Ancient and modern prophets witness of the birth of Christ. Read their words about His birth, as found in the Old and New Testaments, the Book of Mormon, and other scripture. Isa. 7: 14 (2 Ne. 17: 14) … [Read more...]

Advent Season is Celebrated by Christians Around the Globe!

Advent Celebrated by Christians Around the Globe November 29 - December 24 Advent Sunday is a religious observance for Christians around the world. Advent Sunday is the fourth Sunday before Christmas and is the first day of the liturgical year for Western Christian Churches. It is the start of the season of Advent that will end on Christmas and is the time of preparation for the birth of Jesus and his presence among us. Advent comes from the Latin word adventus (arrival). … [Read more...]

National Poinsettia Day – Celebrated December 12 th!

    National Poinsettia Day      December 12, 2011   "Did you know that the poinsettia has a special day all its own? " By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The date marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States.     Joel Roberts Poinsett (March 2, 1779 – December 12, 1851) was a physician, botanist and American statesman. He was a member of the United States House of … [Read more...]

St. Nicholas Day celebrated this December

St. Nicholas Day December 6th   In many places St. Nicholas is the main gift giver. His feast day, St. Nicholas Day, is December 6, which falls early in the Advent season. Some places he arrives in the middle of November and moves about the countryside, visiting schools and homes to find out if children have been good. Other places he comes in the night and finds carrots and hay for his horse or donkey along with children's wish lists. Small treats are left in shoes or … [Read more...]

christian blind mission: Your LOVE in Action!

      February 2011   Thank you for transforming a child's life in 2010! 1,253 children can celebrate being able to hear, walk, live a fuller life... all because of you. Here's how you helped rescue forgotten children in 2010...   View Report → YOUR GIFTS – HELPING 350,000 CHILDREN SAY, "I CAN"!   Midway through 2010, we asked you to give Ethiopia's children the opportunity to go to school, walk again, and receive … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION: Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II Taking Action this Christmas!

    WOMAN of ACTION       Queen Elizabeth II   WOMAN of ACTION feature:     Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II   ....   makes a Christmas Address, 2010.       Queen Elizabeth II makes her Christmas Day broadcast at Hampton Court Palace. Photograph: Reuters The Queen emphasised the importance of sport as a medium that can help build communities and create harmony in her traditional Christmas message today. The monarch's annual broadcast also focused … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Safe, Sober & Joyous Holiday Season!

    With the holidays fast approaching, parties being planned and family on the road arriving at any moment, now is the time to prepare. Women in Recovery, especially those with substance abuse histories must take heed. There are many avenues to take that will offer a wholesome holiday with all the bells & whistles, without the pain and suffering of alcohol abuse of yesteryear. A clean & sober holiday is a wonderful experience! Being cognitive of possibilities is Key. Yes, we all … [Read more...]

Elsa P. – December 16, 2010: Simultaneously Social and Secretive‏

  I like the lay of the land this week.   We've got something for everyone, just like Christmas.     Heading into the weekend most will be engaged with someone or something, somewhere. This is not a common scenario.   For example, it's entirely impossible to drop off the screen due depression. Other people go missing due their addictions or denial. They're just not present. Some are simply detached but I don't know of anyone who is managing this at this point or even why they'd want to. … [Read more...]

The Mayo Clinic: 10 Tips to Coping Holiday Stress!

    ~~ Celebrating the Holidays in 2012 ~~     Stress, depression and the holidays: 10 tips for coping with 'stress and/or depression'   ... don't ruin your holidays and hurt your health.   The holiday season,  starting in early December continues through New Year's Day, often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression.      ... and it's no wonder. In an effort to pull off a perfect holiday, you might find yourself facing a dizzying array of demands — … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL – 'tis the Reason for the Season!

          As We Celebrate the Holiday Season, Let Us Not Forget the Reason  for the Season And The Most Precious Gift of Christmas       1 Corinthians 13 (A Christmas Version)   If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, but do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, preparing gourmet meals and arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, but do not … [Read more...]

Louise Hay Taking Action again….Holiday gifts Under $5! Celebrate and shop!

       Stuff Your Stockings - Gifts Under $5! Hay House makes it easy and fun to stuff your stockings full this holiday season with great gift ideas under $5. Save on hundreds of books, card decks, calendars, and other gift ideas! Each week we are adding new items, so browse the catalog for more savings. This week we have card decks and calendars that are Buy One, Get One Free, gift ideas under $5 and under $10. Shop early so there is plenty of time to ship! (Enter Priority Code 3648 at … [Read more...]

Alinos Mikos – Budget the Holidays in 5 Steps

Budget the Holidays in 5 Steps By Alina Mikos The not-so-happy holiday truth is that millions of Americans break their budgets, recklessly overspending on gifts, festive foods, decorations, travel, and parties. Add to the problem a significantly depressed economy that shows little sign of improvement in the near future, and you have America’s current conundrum. It’s important to keep in mind that the joy of family and the holidays comes primarily from your relationships, with gift-giving as … [Read more...]

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