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Psalm 103:1-2

Psalm 103:1-2“Of David. Praise the LORD, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—”

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December 26

Birthday thoughts about my late husband

Remembering Dane Tyler

In twenty-one years of marriage, he only let me make him a birthday cake once, for a milestone birthday, and even then it wasn’t a cake, but a pie, a homemade version of a French Silk pie. 

My husband hated his birthday.  The day after Christmas, he often felt as an “afterthought” as a boy.  As a man, things like the JonBenet Ramsey murder, and the tsunamis of 2004 that killed nearly a quarter-million people gave him a very negative view.  “It’s just a bad day all the way around and I don’t want to celebrate it,” he’d tell me.  Once, we were in the grocery store around his birthday time and from behind me, he caught me glancing at cake mixes out of the corner of my eye.  How he saw I have no idea but he exclaimed, “Don’t even think about it!”  The kids could make cards for…

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The Holiday Scene Test

Your Ideal Holiday Scene is Contemplative

You have as much fun as anyone during the holidays, but you don’t think the holidays are purely for entertainment.
Whenever possible, you try to take time to reflect on the true meaning of the season – whether that happens to be religious, spiritual, or philosophical for you.
You love to see how the holidays bring out the best in people, including yourself. It gives you hope for humanity.
If you could have anything this season, it would just be a more considerate and compassionate world. You think we owe it to each other.

This is one of the results from the quiz, The Holiday Scene Test

*****

More considerate – yes, more kind.  Always, but especially this year.  ❤

Have an epic weekend!

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Merry Christmas

May you have a Blessed and Joyous Christmas!

Christian Christmas (10)

Love, Vanessa

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Quotes Christmas (4)

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Luke 2:1, 4-5

Luke 2:1, 4-5“[The Birth of Jesus] In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.”

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What’s Your Holiday Personality?

Your Holiday Personality is Spiritual

It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not… the holidays carry deep spiritual meaning for you. You like to take this time to reflect on your life.
You act deliberately and conscientiously during every day of the year – and even more so during the holidays.
While you like giving and getting gifts as much as anyone else, you do your best not to overspend or over-consume.
You also take time to connect with the natural world during the holidays- whether that means playing in the snow or planting your Christmas tree.

This is one of the results from the quiz, What’s Your Holiday Personality?

*****

Yes, the holidays do have deep spiritual meaning for me.  Not just Christmas, but pretty much all of them.  🙂

Have a lovely weekend!

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