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Happy New Year, the sequel

 

Hi Everybody,

I pray that you have a happy and healthy life in the year to come!

Sincerely,

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Happy New Year!

      

Hi Everybody,

I pray that you have a happy and healthy life in the year to come!

Sincerely,

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I’m having fun.

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Lookie what I made:

fun with baby blocks

I started with a picture of a stack of baby blocks. Then, in Paint Shop Pro, I made each letter a different file. Then, I put them in Windows Live Writer, one picture at a time. Once it was all done, I did shift/print screen to copy what I had done into the clipboard. Then, I went back to Paint Shop Pro and pasted the clipboard as a new image. Then, cropped it and saved it as a jpeg. Whew!

I am not a Paint Shop Pro expert at all, but my mother gave me her old copy, version 5, of it. I’m trying to learn how to use it. I would like to learn how to make fun picture effects like Jodi did when she made my banner with a picture of Rufus and a drawing of a pond. I have a lot of pictures both of our birds and other pets and of my backyard and pond. I’d like to make my own personalized banner, once I learn how to do the fancy stuff.

This would be really fun as a font, but I don’t have a clue how to make a font.

I first wanted to make this because I thought it would make a fun banner for my space. But, my space is all pink, and the primary and secondary colors would clash and make my eyes jumpy.

Anybody know how to make a font?

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Gumby is still trying to hatch her jellybean.

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I wrote recently about my two parakeets, brother and sister, who want to start a family. I said how I had to take the eggs away and gave her white jellybeans, instead. I’ve done this before with other related parakeets. Eventually, they figure the “egg” isn’t going to hatch, and they go on to different activities. 

But, Gumby and Beady, her mate, have not given up on this jellybean. It is so sweet, but sad, too. The only other thing to do is keep them apart, and that would be cruel, too. Parakeets mate for life, and Beady has already out-lived two long-time mates. Beady is my oldest baby who was born here, and he is the cutest, too. I have a soft place in my heart for him, and all the grown up babies, and want them to be happy.

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Happy Birthday Jesus!

To my Hubby and me, Christmas is not celebrated with snowmen, reindeer, jingle bells, elves and Santa. To us, it’s another day to be thankful that God chose to be born as a man, to live on earth, and die on earth, for his creation, mankind. Although nobody really knows on what day of the year Jesus was born, this is the day set aside as His Birthday. For some reason, we humans give each other gifts on Jesus’ birthday. I’ve never really figured that out, but by hubby and I get each other a gift, or get a joint gift, every Christmas.

At my house, it’s just me, my Hubby, and all the pets. I’m having a nice lazy Christmas with my Hubby. The kids are grown and away at college. They are in town for Christmas, so sometime this long weekend we will be getting together with them, we hope. They have busy lives, but we hope we will be able to round up all three to share a meal some time.

My hubby is taking a much deserved Christmas Day nap. The dogs, birds and I are waiting for him to wake up so we can play with him. Yippy, my hubby woke up. Time to play.

Happy Birthday Jesus! Thank you for everything good in our lives. Thank you even for our challenges, for without them, we would not be able to see you work miracles in our lives.

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That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

In "A Charlie Brown Christmas" Charlie Brown is very discouraged by what he sees Christmas becoming. He is frustrated by the commercialism of the Christmas Season. Finally, he blurts out:

"Isn’t there anyone who knows what Christmas is all about?"

 

Linus steps up and says:

Sure, Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about.

"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the lord shone round about them, and they were so afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you this day is born in the City of Bethlehem, a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel, a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace, good will toward men’". (Luke 2:8-14)

That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.

Amen.

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Who Is Jesus? Was Jesus Just a Great Moral Teacher?

Here is what C.S. Lewis said about that possibility:

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept His claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic-on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg-or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."

CS Lewis, Mere Christianity, Book 2, Chapter 3, The Shocking Alternative

Who does the Bible say that Jesus is?

Here is an excerpt from chapter one of the book of John:

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. the light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. There came a man who was sent from God; his name was john. he came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all men might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God- children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God. The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only, who came from the father, full of grace and truth. John 1:1-14 (NIV)

In summary: In the beginning was the Word … the Word was God … the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.

The Word was God. And, The Word became flesh. Therefore, God became flesh, thus the Bible says that Jesus is God.

Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all God … just as water, ice and steam are all H2O. Existing in three different forms does not change the identity. According to the Bible, which I believe, Jesus is God.

(this is reprinted from my website)

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