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Friday, December 31, 2010

One Minute To Go..


It's New Year's Eve with one minute to go.
The Ball in Times Square is starting to drop.
The year 2010 is coming to a close. 2011 will be here shortly.
Other parts of the world welcomed 2011 hours ago.
I am hoping for a more positive change for this new year. 2010 was a particularly rough year both professionally and personally. I hope I am able to keep all off my New Year's resolution.
Well, the year 2010 is about to end. 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1...

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas

Luke 2:1-20
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. 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. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests." When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, "Let's go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about." So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

It's almost here. The preparation is almost over. The shopping should be done.

Christmas Eve seems to come faster each year I get older. This was a very hectic year for myself and for most of you. Busy work schedules, the economy, and high unemployment have been on the minds of many. I hope you can take time to relax and forget your problems through the Christmas Season.

My family tries to keep some of the same Christmas Eve traditions that my grandparents and great-parents (and their grand parents) kept many years ago.

Christmas Eve celebrations starts with a meatless dinner starting no earlier then 6PM. The main menu items are fish and pierogi and delicious desserts such as nutroll and poppyseed.

However, some of the traditions have disappeared over the years. Christmas gifts are now exchanged on Christmas Day and going to Midnight Mass is not the "norm." anymore.

Whatever your Holiday traditions are, I want to wish you all A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Feel free to pretend to warm yourself by the fire. Please do not disturb the dog and cat.