Thursday, November 28, 2013

~Happy Thanksgiving~

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope each of you have a blessed day.
Below is a picture that my youngest sister took, also there is write up by J. Mark Fox.

  “Gratitude to the Pilgrims for Obeying the Lord”
Men of courage and women of honor,                                                      
Children wide-eyed with excitement,
A journey of 65 days across the Atlantic,
One crewman and one passenger lost, One baby, Oceanus, born.
The Pilgrims landed and the new world was forever changed.
A brutal winter brought sickness and death,
The spring came none too soon,
And found the weary Pilgrims nearly cut in half, 46 were gone.
The Wampanoag Indians came in spring and taught the Pilgrims how to plant and fish and live, and God rekindled hope.
With harvest time, the Pilgrims rejoiced, and asked their new friends to come and share,     
Massasoit and 90 of his people, came and feasted for three days.
The Governor led the Pilgrims in giving thanks to God for His providential care, and the colony bowed their heads.
O God our help in ages past,
We stand in debt to the Pilgrims for their courage to come and their faith to stay,
For their Compact of laws that laid a foundation, for their zeal to teach and reach the lost.
We give thanks today, O Lord, and we commit our lives again to You. Though the path ahead may bring suffering or death,
give us Pilgrim courage and faith to stay in the Plymouth place where You have planted us,
With hope that does not disappoint and love that never fails.
Real Life Moments by J. Mark Fox

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pass Along!!!!

Please come and purchase something for Christmas. All proceeds will go to Mrs. Raymond who suddenly lost her husband past February. The proceeds will help Mrs. Raymond and her son through some very difficult financial times. This is an opportunity to come along side of people in great need. 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Heroes and Villains

Found this on a friend's blog.

"The gospel is the only story where the HERO dies for the villains." -Anonymous

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Cup Song

Hello everyone,
This year I learned the cup song. I know there are different songs you can sing while clapping and tapping your cup, but the group called Maccabeats does it the best.
Below are the words that they are singing in hebrew. A friend of mine provided the translation in english.

D'ror yikra l'ven im bat, v'yintzorchem k'mo vavat, n'im shimchem v'lo yushbat, sh'vu v'nuchu b'yom shabbat.
D'rosh navi v'ulami, v'ot yesha aseh imi, n'ta sorek b'toch karmi, she'e shavat b'nei ami.
D'roch purah b'toch batzrah, v'gam bavel asher gavrah, n'totz tzarai b'af v'evrah, sh'ma koli b'yom ekra.
Elohim ten b'midbar har, hadas shitah b'rosh tidhar, v'lamazhir v'lanizhar, sh'lomim ten k'mei nahar.
Hadoch kamai, el kanah, b'mog levav uvamginah, v'narchiv peh unmalenah, l'shonenu l'cha rinah.
D'eh chochmah l'nafshecha, v'hi cheter l'roshecha, n'tzor mitzvat k'doshecha, sh'mor shabbat kodshecha.

Deror Yikra - Freedom
Dunash ben Labrat, Fez-Baghdad-Sfarad, 10th Century

Freedom shall He proclaim for His sons and daughters and will keep you as the apple of his eye
Pleasant is your name and will not cease to be repose and rest on the Sabbath day
Seek my home and my temple and give me a sign of deliverance
Plant a choice vine in my vineyard turn to the need of my people

Tread the wine-press in Botzra and also Babylon who overpowered
Crush my enemies in anger and fury hear my voice on the day I call out
Lord, let the dessert bloom like a mountain myrtle, acacia, cypress and elm
To those who counsel and to those who are cautious give peace as owing as a river’s waters
Conquer those who rise against me, Oh zealous God ll their hearts with fear and despair
en we shall open our mouths and ll our tongues with Your joyful song
Know wisdom for your soul and it shall be a crown upon your head
Keep the commandment of your Holy One observe the Sabbath, your sacred day.

The Maccabeats - Cup (D'ror Yikra)

Friday, November 15, 2013

2011 - Thanksgiving

Hi All,
I came upon these photos that were taken sometime ago, and since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I thought I would share them. A young lady and I set it up.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Today as I was writing the date, I realized that it was 11/12/13. I thought it was a fun date.
I found this verse very uplifting, and I hope you will as well.
"The waves of the sea are marvelous through the noise of many waters, yet the Lord on high is more mighty." - Psalm 93:4

Just a preview for what is to come.