So I'm heading to bed last night (actually very early this morning) and I decide to check my email one last time. There was an order for room sprays. Packages containing liquids have to be handed to the postmaster in person and since I had to go up town this morning, I had a little "room spray making marathon." I love making room spray, but as it happened, I was short 1 bottle of every scent the customer ordered so I had to spend some quality time in the dungeon. After the New Year I will have to replenish the inventory so I don't get caught like that again.
We acquired a military pen pal that we are going to adopt for care packages. We had a little bit of tithe money left so I used it for the "Cup of Joe" program. One man wrote back asking to be a pen pal. He is in charge of security detail overseas. There are 135 in his company which is a National Guard unit from Nebraska. It gives us great honor to do a little something for the men and women who give us so much.
I made another batch of candles to fill an order. Then today I need to get Christmas boxes ready to send out to family and friends.
Now it's time to get rid of the gray and then head up town get some cookie dough to make Christmas cookies with Clay and Clair tomorrow. (I'm cheating and getting it at GFS.)
Today the Church celebrates : St. Olympias, Widow (+ c. 410)
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 1:1-17.
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 Messiah. Thus the total number of generations from Abraham to David is fourteen generations; from David to the Babylonian exile, fourteen generations; from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah, fourteen generations.
Quite a family tree
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