Birth of Jesus Foretold

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Luke 1:26-38New International Version (NIV)

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1%3A26-38

Merry Christmas and the Best of the coming Year

Peace and Blessings

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98 years and counting

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“Born March 25, 1918” Doris Rhodefer would quote to me very proudly as she sits tall in her chair, and like a queen she would scan the room to see whom was listening insuring herself she had an audience.

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Unknowing to her she did, all will be revealed after lunch when she return from Mt Shasta Resort.

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Her birthday greeting started early when she woke up, a purple balloon tied to her walker, with a huge Happy Birthday pin to the entry door of her room. As we enter the front entry doors of Shasta View Nursing Center, held in hand was a bouquet of balloons, a bouquet of flowers, and greeting birthday cards for her to enjoy reading while waiting for lunch to be served, which her favorite is a hamburger well-done with american cheese, no onions and pickles, also french fries and coke over ice.

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The day was busy at the nursing center, resident seniors were decorating eggs for the Easter egg-hunt coming up in a day and a half, volunteers and employee meetings, visitors visiting family members coming and going.

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Yet, no matter how busy the resident staff was, many of them took a moment to wish Doris a Birthday greetings…which made her special day last into the evening.

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Happy Birthday Doris Rhodefer!

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Hawai’i’s Green Sea Turtle – Respecting “Honu”

Hawaii’s threatened green sea turtle are found at the Maui Ocean Center Hawaiian Aquarium, as well as along the beautiful coast line of the island’s of Hawaii’, Florida, Mexico, and any where there is tropical and subtropical sandy beaches, such as Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and North America.

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“Honu”, our ancient ocean friends, sea turtles have lived in the oceans of the earth before dinosaurs, at least a hundred and fifty million years.  I have read there are seven species of sea turtles varying in color, such as greenish or brown, and black to gray, they may have spots or streaks, and yellowish white plastron.  Our Pacific green sea turtles, Honu’s are consider a separate specie and to scientist known as black sea turtle.

Each “Honu” and sea turtle have distinctive individual facial markings telling them apart from each other. The most friendly of all turtles is “Honu” the green sea turtle. They swim with divers among the coral reefs sharing they feel comfortable with little to worry about.

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The adult weighting about three hundred pounds eat algae and sea grasses, and can also be seen around the bay, estuaries, sea grass meadows,  while the younger “Honu” include jellyfish, sponges and small mollusks in their diet.

These agile swimmers maybe protected under various national treaties, but it’s not enough. The “Honu” and sea turtles depend on land to build their nests and deposit their eggs on beaches;

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Large-scale poaching for meat, leather and shells are one of the things they can not out swim, or out run when the sea turtle natural nesting time tells them to come to shore, also demand for these green sea turtles at times has been enormous;

they drown in tuna and shrimp nets, swordfish long lines and other fishing gears; commercial exploitation of sea turtle eggs; ocean pollution; and destruction and development to nesting beaches by human progress.

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Education is very important for us to know and understand the reproduction of these ancient ocean dwellers. Ocean life depend on us, in more ways than one. “Honu” shares the sea with us, respecting “Honu” is respecting ourselves.

Turtle’s message to us, “Slow down!” Going slower sometimes gets you there sooner,

by Steven D. Farmer, Power Animals.

For more information;   http://www.turtles.org/greend.htm  and  Sea Turtle Fact Sheet, a sea turtle restoration project,

“Angelos”

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“Angelos”

meaning “messenger”.

World religions and myself believe
that our angels are messenger from a greater spirit, to help us here on earth
during our life time.

I have heard many stories of angels, coming to one or another in human
or energy like form.

I like to believe, “Angelos” are more than messengers,
I like to believe they are positive energies, with divine guidance to help
support an individual as he or she are seeking miracle within themself.

I like to believe “Angels” are healers, listeners, and teachers,
hearing our whispers, understanding our dearest thoughts,
while lifting our vibration to a higher sense of well-being.

I like to believe, I do believe.

                                    Malia Plevney