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Madame Shreds-a-Lot

We got a new kitten in June. After a while we had to keep the bathroom door closed because she found the toilet paper and loved that she could pull it and shred it and… you get the picture.

So, she (I) went on Amazon to find a solution. And find one she (I) did.

This is great, and it’s really easy to put in a new roll. Love it!

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Living Wage

It's not an employer's responsibility to pay a "living" wage.  It's the employee's responsibility to learn the skills necessary to earn one.

Learn or acquire the skills, and you’ll be worth more to the employer.

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A Child is Born

Luke 2: 10-11

10And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

KJV

Merry Christmas to all!

The Real Meaning of Christmas!

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Track Santa on His Journey

Track Santa –> Here.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight.

The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations “hotline.” The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.

In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.

Since that time, NORAD men, women, family and friends have selflessly volunteered their time to personally respond to phone calls and emails from children all around the world. In addition, we now track Santa using the internet. Millions of people who want to know Santa’s whereabouts now visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website.

Finally, media from all over the world rely on NORAD as a trusted source to provide updates on Santa’s journey.

In Memory of Retired Colonel Harry Shoup, NORAD’s First Santa Tracker

September 29, 1917 – March 14, 2009

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Christmas Hymn of the Day – O Holy Night

O Holy Night

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O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appearedand the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need-to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Previous:
The Little Drummer Boy – 12/1
I Saw Three Ships – 12/2
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) – 12/3
White Christmas – 12/4
Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Exelsis Deo) – 12/5
We Three Kings – 12/6
Joy to the World- 12/7
Christmas Eve – Sarajevo- 12/8
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – 12/9
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – 12/10
Mary Did You Know>- 12/11
Twelve Days of Christmas – 12/12
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – 12/13
The Holly and the Ivy – 12/14
Away in a Manger – 12/15
Ding Dong Merrily on High – 12/16
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 12/17
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – 12/18
Carol of the Bells – 12/19
Do You Hear What I Hear? – 12/20
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – 12/21
Silver Bells – 12/22
Silent Night – 12/23

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Christmas Hymn of the Day – Silent Night

Silent Night

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!
Shepherds quake at the sight
Glories stream from heaven afar
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born
Christ, the Saviour is born

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 ”

Previous:

The Little Drummer Boy – 12/1
I Saw Three Ships – 12/2
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) – 12/3
White Christmas – 12/4
Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Exelsis Deo) – 12/5
We Three Kings – 12/6
Joy to the World- 12/7
Christmas Eve – Sarajevo- 12/8
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – 12/9
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – 12/10
Mary Did You Know>- 12/11
Twelve Days of Christmas – 12/12
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – 12/13
The Holly and the Ivy – 12/14
Away in a Manger – 12/15
Ding Dong Merrily on High – 12/16
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 12/17
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – 12/18
Carol of the Bells – 12/19
Do You Hear What I Hear? – 12/20
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – 12/21
Silver Bells – 12/22

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Christmas Song of the Day – Silver Bells

Silver Bells

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
And on every street corner you’ll hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

Strings of street lights, even stoplights
Blink a bright red and green
As the shoppers rush home with their treasures
Hear the snow crunch, see the kids bunch
This is Santa’s big day
And above all this bustle you’ll hear

Silver bells, silver bells
It’s Christmas time in the city
Ring-a-ling, hear them ring
Soon it will be Christmas day

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks
Dressed in holiday style
In the air there’s a feeling of Christmas
Children laughing, people passing
Meeting smile after smile
Soon it will be Christmas day

Previous:
The Little Drummer Boy – 12/1
I Saw Three Ships – 12/2
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) – 12/3
White Christmas – 12/4
Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Exelsis Deo) – 12/5
We Three Kings – 12/6
Joy to the World- 12/7
Christmas Eve – Sarajevo- 12/8
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – 12/9
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – 12/10
Mary Did You Know>- 12/11
Twelve Days of Christmas – 12/12
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – 12/13
The Holly and the Ivy – 12/14
Away in a Manger – 12/15
Ding Dong Merrily on High – 12/16
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 12/17
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – 12/18
Carol of the Bells – 12/19
Do You Hear What I Hear? – 12/20
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – 12/21

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Christmas Hymn of the Day – It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

It came upon a midnight clear
That glorious song of old
From angels bending near the earth
To touch their harp of gold

Peace on earth, good will to men
From heaven’s all gracious King
The world in solemn stillness lay
To hear the angels sing

Still through the cloven skies they come
With peaceful wings unfurled
And still their heavenly music floats
O’er all the weary world

Above its sad and lowly plains
They bend on hovering wing
And ever o’er its Babel sounds
The blessed angels sing

For lo! The days are hastening on
By prophet barbs foretold
When with the ever circling years
Comes round the age of gold

When peace shall overall the earth
Its ancient splendors fling
And the whole world send back the song
Which now the angels sing.

Previous:
The Little Drummer Boy – 12/1
I Saw Three Ships – 12/2
Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful) – 12/3
White Christmas – 12/4
Angels We Have Heard on High (Gloria in Exelsis Deo) – 12/5
We Three Kings – 12/6
Joy to the World- 12/7
Christmas Eve – Sarajevo- 12/8
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) – 12/9
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – 12/10
Mary Did You Know>- 12/11
Twelve Days of Christmas – 12/12
Hark the Herald Angels Sing – 12/13
The Holly and the Ivy – 12/14
Away in a Manger – 12/15
Ding Dong Merrily on High – 12/16
We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 12/17
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – 12/18
Carol of the Bells – 12/19
Do You Hear What I Hear? – 12/20

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