"Give Thanks To Jehovah, For He is Good"
Psalm 106:1
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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Old Year winds down, New Year to begin.

Today, is my most busy day of the year at work. I must make sure everything is correctly entered in the books for the entire year. So I will be very busy!

I am setting a goal to get my blog back on track! More info on recipes, gardens, animals, Bible chapters, and architecture. Also, more pictures and updates regarding life in our little apt!

There are many architecture finds in Chicago that will be explored in a future post.
For Today! I found these great pictures of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower) in Chicago.
Hope you enjoy them!

The day I visited the observation deck, was not this foggy, but it was kinda sprinkling so the view was not perfectly clear, but we could still see pretty good.

Struck by lightning, May 11, 2005 picture by Christopher Gazdic.

I love lightning pictures don't you?

Monday, December 28, 2009

Do You Have a Cold or Flu?

I did! But I am better now!
What to do when you can't slow down, but must take care of yourself?

Go to the nearest Taco Shop.
(The hole in the wall kind where all our Hispanic friends frequent)

Order a big bowl or two or three, bowls of Pozole and take it home, pour it into a nice ceramic bowl and enjoy.
If you have a family, order enough for them too. Then relax, so you can function the next day.

The following day:

On your way home from work, stop off at a Thai restaurant.
Order the Tom Yum (Hot and Sour Soup)
This soup has chicken , lemon grass, cilantro, mushrooms and spicy chiles!
(Again, be sure to get enough to share with family)
Rest, so as to be able to function the next day.

By the third day, it you are feeling better,
make some homemade chicken soup!

Every nite before bed, smear Vicks VapoRub all over your chest and neck.

Take a half a dose of TyQuil and nite nite nite!
Rest as much as you can.
Don't do dishes until you are well.

This is what I did, and it seemed to work very well!
Hope you all stay happy and healthy!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Child Has Been Born to Us

Isaiah 9:6,7

Isaiah points to Jesus' birth and the role he would have in God's purpose as very significant! Yes, Jesus would become a mighty ruler. He would be called Prince of Peace, and there would be no end to peace or to his princely rule. This grand rulership would be sustained "by means of justice and by means of righteousness."

Please compare Isaiah's prophecy, to the words of the angel Gabriel spoke to Mary, "This one will be great and will be called Son of the Most High...And Jehovah God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule as king over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of his kingdom." -Luke 1:32, 33

The main significance of Jesus' birth lay in the work that Christ would accomplish as the appointed King of God's Kingdom. Christ's rule can benefit all. In fact, the angels that sang to the shepherds showed that his birth would bring, "peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased."- Luke 2:14, Today's English Version

One way to show honor to Jesus is to continue reading his words, as recorded in the Bible. No doubt you have read Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount, recorded at Matthew 5:3-7:27.

This is a good time to refresh our memory of these words of Jesus. As you read, imagine you are there among the crowd of people, perhaps you like many others have traveled a great distance and are now on the mountainside eager to hear Jesus speak. First, Jesus begins by healing all in attendance, when each one is free of pain and illness, he sits down and begins to teach. To give weight to his teachings, he does not point to Jewish oral traditions nor to any well-known Jewish rabbis. Instead he repeatedly quotes from the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). The message he presents is straightforward, his wording simple, his meaning clear. When he is finished the crowd is astounded! They have just listened to the wisest man who ever lived! -Matthew 7:28, 29

My dear family who I love! Continue to build up your knowledge of Christ Jesus, reading the eyewitness accounts of Jesus life and message as recorded in your own Bible, for in Jesus are "all the treasures of wisdom"-Colossians 2:3. (compare: John 17:3)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A Birth to Remember!

"For there has been a child born to us, there has been a son given to us; and the princely rule will come upon his shoulder. And his name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace." -Isaiah 9:6

"To the abundance of the princely rule and to peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and upon his kingdom in order to establish it firmly and to sustain it by means of justice and by means of righteousness, from now on and to time indefinite. The very zeal of Jehovah of armies will do this." -Isaiah 9:7

How should Jesus Christ be remembered? What do you think?


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow on the Mountains!

Beautiful! Cold! Invigorating!

What to do with Snow... ????

Build a Snowman!

It is more work than you think!

So, get some friends to help, then have a game of cards!

Happy! Happy!