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December 4, 2013

On The Bright Side – Mary Howell-12/4/13

Filed under: Mary Howell — Freddie Keel @ 6:28 am

 

The arrival of December brings Christmas into focus.  Most of us are scurrying to do shopping for our loved ones and friends.  Parents are busy trying to help Santa Claus find the perfect gift for their children.

 

December was originally the tenth month and was named for “decem” which means “ten”.  It was later changed to the twelfth month of the year.

 

In the Northern Hemisphere, December marks the beginning of winter which brings rain, wind and snow.  December 21 is the shortest day and the longest night in the year and is known as Winter Solstice.

 

The gemstone for December is turquoise, the flower is the narcissus and the Christmas flower is the poinsettia.

 

Here are some funny superstitions for December:

 

Marry on December third

For all the grief you ever heard.

 

If you take a candle to church, don’t bring it home.

Blow it out and leave it there.

 

On Christmas Eve, all animals can speak.

However, it is bad luck to test this out.

 

A child born on Christmas day will have a special future.

 

Wearing new shoes on Christmas Day will bring bad luck.

 

If a girl raps on a hen house door on Christmas day and

A rooster crows, she will marry within the year.

 

These funny superstitions have been passed down from generation to generation.  Hopefully, they will make you smile.

 

Walt Disney and Clara Barton were born in December but the most significant person ever born was Jesus Christ. 

 

The most favorite Christmas carol was Silent Night which was first rendered on December 25, 1818 having been composed by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber.

 

Silent Night, Holy Night

All is calm, all is bright

Round yon virgin, mother and child

Holy infant so tender and mild.

Sleep in Heavenly peace

Sleep in Heavenly peace.

 

Silent Night, Holy Night

Son of God, Love’s pure light

Radiant beams from Thy holy face

With the dawn of redeeming grace

Jesus, Lord at thy birth

Jesus, Lord at thy birth.

 

May the days of December fill your heart with Christmas joy.

 

December 4, 2013

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1 Comment »

  1. I enjoyed your book Mary. It was very inspiring and encouraging for me. I have only begun to write myself about my struggles and your book let me know that i was doing the right thing and that it is good to know that I have a sister like you in Jesus’s name. I had a childhood illness also that kept me from doing many things but I like you still had victory in my life. Thank you Mary for sharing your story with me.

    Comment by Dayne Crowe — October 21, 2014 @ 12:37 pm | Reply


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