Sunday, December 28, 2008
This banner features Jacquie's card of the month. It also changes every couple of weeks.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Friday, December 19, 2008
Do you know the reason for this holiday season? It is the birth of Jesus Christ.
I found this video on Worriers Anonymous.org and I thought that it would explain why this is the Christmas season.
Do you understand that there would not be a holiday season during this time of year if it were not for the birth of Jesus Christ? Think about it.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
"Christmas is almost here, so I have just finished a page entitled, "Why I Celebrate Christmas." I hope that as you read it, you will ponder the words and remember them. Please, share with others, if you are blessed by the page. "
"I wish each of you a very Merry Christ Filled Christmas and New Year. Seek His will and may He pour out showers of blessings upon you, so that others will see Him living in you."
Thursday, December 4, 2008
A Lick and A Promise
SOME OF YOU WILL UNDERSTAND THIS
(FOR THE REST OF YOU IT WILL BE A LEARNING SITUATION)
'I'll just give this a lick and a promise,' my mother said as she quickly mopped up a spill on the floor without moving any of the furniture.
'What is that supposed to mean,' I asked as in my young mind I envisioned someone licking the floor with his or her tongue.
'It means that I'm in a hurry and I'm busy canning tomatoes so I am going to just give it a lick with the mop and promise to come back and do the job right later.
'A lick and a promise' was just one of the many old phrases that our mothers, grandmothers, and others used that they probably heard from the generations before them. With the passing of time, many old phrases become obsolete or even disappear. This is unfortunate because some of them are very appropriate and humorous. Here is a list of some of those memorable old phrases:
1. A Bone to Pick (someone who wants to discuss a disagreement)
2. An Axe to Grind (Someone who has a hidden motive. This phrase is said to have originated from Benjamin Franklin who told a story about a devious man who asked how a grinding whe el worked. He ended up walking away with his axe sharpened free of charge)
3. One bad apple spoils the whole barrel (one corrupt person can cause all the other! s to go bad if you don't remove the bad one)
5. Bad Egg (Someone who was not a good person)
Well, if you hold your horses, I reckon I'll get this whole kit and caboodle done and sent off to you. Please don't be too persnickety and get a bee in your bonnet because I've been pretty tuckered out and at sea lately because I'm no spring chicken. I haven't been just stringin' around and I know I'm not the only duck in the pond, but I do have too many irons in the fire. I might just be barking at a knot, but I have tried to give this article more than just a lick and a promise!