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Monday, September 8, 2008

My stats for today:
Type: Outside
Route: Deadend/loop/back
Time: 35 minutes
Average heart rate: 121
Maximum heart rate: 141
Calories burned: 231
Down 3.4 from last Monday

The geese were heading south this morning. They were flying low and slow which I have always heard, signifies a mild winter. But who knows? I saw lots of deer hoof prints but no deer. That's always the icing on the cake, seeing a deer.

I found some really cool molds for wax melts. I had to fill an order from the website so I made some in "Country Bumpkin." I did some more organizing in the dungeon and generally puttered around doing happy things. I used to look at people my age and think that they were pretty much done having fun in life. LOL! I am so glad that I was wrong.

We now have over 150 stockings ready and waiting to receive personalized cuffs and be sent out to their owners. I stopped at Walmart yesterday to get another cabinet for the work room. The price has jumped 5 bucks. Sheesh! I'm glad I have been buying them through the summer and don't have many more to buy. I do need to order some fragrance oils. Then maybe I can close the checkbook for a while until after some of the craft shows.

I am getting ready to get the fudge pot going. The students have been haunting my office in hopes of cashing in on some test batches.

Word of the day:

Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Gospel
Mt 1:1-16, 18-23 or 1:18-23

The Book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham became the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah,
whose mother was Tamar.
Perez became the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
Ram the father of Amminadab.
Amminadab became the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
Salmon the father of Boaz,
whose mother was Rahab.
Boaz became the father of Obed,
whose mother was Ruth.
Obed became the father of Jesse,
Jesse the father of David the king.

David became the father of Solomon,
whose mother had been the wife of Uriah.
Solomon became the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asaph.
Asaph became the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Joram,
Joram the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah became the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah became the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amos,
Amos the father of Josiah.
Josiah became the father of Jechoniah and his brothers
at the time of the Babylonian exile.

After the Babylonian exile,
Jechoniah became the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
Zerubbabel the father of Abiud.
Abiud became the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
Azor the father of Zadok.
Zadok became the father of Achim,
Achim the father of Eliud,
Eliud the father of Eleazar.
Eleazar became the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary.
Of her was born Jesus who is called the Christ.

Now this is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about.
When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph,
but before they lived together,
she was found with child through the Holy Spirit.
Joseph her husband, since he was a righteous man,
yet unwilling to expose her to shame,
decided to divorce her quietly.
Such was his intention when, behold,
the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said,
“Joseph, son of David,
do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home.
For it is through the Holy Spirit
that this child has been conceived in her.
She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus,
because he will save his people from their sins.”
All this took place to fulfill
what the Lord had said through the prophet:

Behold, the virgin shall be with child and bear a son,
and they shall name him Emmanuel,


which means “God is with us.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
When I read the above lineage of Jesus, it amazes me that such information survived in those primitive times. It puts into perspective the place that Mary and Joseph had in God's plan of salvation. What seems eons to us is but a spark to God. Amazing. Simply amazing.

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