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National Pet Day

Posted by Marge on April 11, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Since you’ve been in school all day, I want to remind you today is National Pet Day. It always falls on April 11. Colleen Paige founded it in 2006. She was a pet and family lifestyle expert and animal welfare advocate. She wanted to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create […]

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Blessing of the Easter Dinner

Posted by Marge on April 7, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

Does your church have a blessing of the food you will eat at your Easter meal? Ours does and the first time I participated I was really excited to be part of the special celebration. This is a centuries old custom which is symbolic and beautiful. It was originally a Polish custom and other churches […]

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Peep! Peep! Peep!

Posted by Marge on April 3, 2017 in History or Holidays |

My husband loved Peeps candy. I decided to find out who made these marshmallow candies. At first, I thought the man’s name was “Just Born” because that was his company’s logo. I wondered why anyone would name their kid Just. I mean, really, your baby is born and you name him Just.:) I’ll tell you where the […]

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Life Giving Spirit

Posted by Marge on April 2, 2017 in Spiritual Corner |

If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit dwelling in you. Romans 8:11 NIV  I love knowing that God’s spirit who raised Jesus, gives the same life to my mortal […]

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Why Do We Color Easter Eggs?

Posted by Marge on April 1, 2017 in History or Holidays |

Easter is a religious holiday, but some of its customs like the Easter egg are not really a religious symbol. The Egg is an ancient symbol of new life. This symbol is associated with festivals celebrating spring. Some Christians believe Easter eggs are a symbol representing Jesus’ rising from the tomb and his resurrection. Decorating eggs […]

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Ash Wednesday A to Z Challenge

Posted by Marge on April 1, 2017 in A to Z Challenge |

Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent. As Christians on Ash Wednesday, we go to mass and receive ashes on our foreheads. Traditionally the palm branches from the previous Palm Sunday service are saved and burned to produce ashes for this service. Receiving ashes is a sign of penance or admitting we are sinners and are sorry for our sins. The prayer […]

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