Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
We had another wonderful evening tonight, this time out to the movies to see the 50th Disney animated movie, "Tangled." It was magnificent!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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The winter of 1621 was brutal for the Pilgrims. Everyone was hungry, and many were sick with diseases ranging from scurvy to something they could only call “the sickness.”
It could have been worse. An even harsher winter could have wiped all the Pilgrims out before the year was over. This was something to be thankful for. Another thing to be thankful for was Squanto.
Imagine running to greet sailors at the shore – and having them capture you, forcing you to become a slave. Long before the Pilgrims arrived, this had happened to a young Native American Indian named Squanto. He was taken away from everything he knew and loved. He was taught English, and worked for years when finally he was asked to serve as a guide back in the New World, his homeland.
Eventually, he was released – but then captured again! Yes, Squanto was forced onto another ship as a slave, chained in the damp hold where rats scurried and food was scarce. Arriving in Spain, these slaves were sold – and when it was Squanto’s turn to be bought, a man in a strange robe paid the price.
When Squanto arrived at this man’s home, he saw others in similar robes – and he heard the words everyone wants to hear: “you are free.” Amazingly, he was bought by a Christian group of men who bought Indian slaves, taught them about Jesus – and let them go free.
Squanto returned home as a Christian. It was another long journey across the ocean, but no one was there to greet him at his village. Very sadly, all of his tribe had died from a sickness. Home? He had no home. He went to live with another tribe.
But one day, he spotted another ship landing on his shores. Naturally, he was a little scared. Would they take him, and force him to be a slave? Or was there something else in store for Squanto?
What happened next was something so incredible, that through him many lives would be saved – giving him a home, and keeping his name in the history books forever.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Today was the big day to go see Cirque du Soleil's new show "Ovo." If you want to know when we bought these tickets, click here. The show was magnificent, and quite a significant step up from their last effort, "Kooza." This show was very creative, with awesome costumes, sets and acrobatics. The final sequence was the show stopper, one that is pretty hard to describe. What was neat about this show is the theme. I can seriously see us at children's church having fun with this theme some time in the future.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
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Rose Suchak Ladder Company is a brand you can trust. Their ladders are found on more trucks, rooftops and sleighs, and on more job sites than all other ladders combined. They are the elves’ choice in ladders - and they should be yours as well!
So to "wrap things up," I'd say that if out on the lawn, there a Rose Suchak Ladder, I think you'll be in for a good Christmas!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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You’ve probably wondered where holidays come from.
If you haven’t, I’d say that it’s time you begun!
In a circle of trees just outside of town
is a tree with a turkey on it, orange, red and brown.
This is an entrance, and through it you’ll bound
smack into a place called Thanksgiving Town.
There you’ll see everyone working right now
to make this Thanksgiving the best they know how.
There’s Pilgrims and Indians who make candy corn
and a large cornucopia that’s shaped like a horn.
The Indians are grateful for the harvest God’s given.
The Pilgrims are thankful – they think this is heaven!
Indeed, they’re just happy and pleased they can be
where no one’s ungrateful for the things that they see.
Yes everyone there counts their blessings each hour.
For a bit of relaxing, they board the Mayflower
and set sail out to sea, to see what’s around
but they always return back to Thanksgiving Town.
For this year they’re planning a great celebration
(Thanksgiving to them ain’t just any occasion).
If you’re there you can watch them prepare a parade
with ginormous balloons that the citizens made.
But Thanksgiving gatherings are never complete
without the great feast that they can’t wait to eat.
Just a few days to go – table’s still being set
full of stuffing, potatoes and cranberries I bet!
With turkey and gravy and the tastiest dressings,
it’s a bountiful harvest displaying God’s blessings.
Of course they all know that it’s not about food.
If you accuse them of that, you might seem quite rude!
No, wherever you’re from, and at whatever latitude,
Thanksgiving Town’s message to us is of gratitude.
The people who live there, they have it all year.
We ought to do likewise and be thankful here.