Today, (December 8), was my sister and brothers’ birthday.
(my sister), reminded me that she and Jerry used to get their birthday
off during the years they went to Catholic School. She wondered why the Feast of the Immaculate Conception isn’t celebrated like it used to be?
the religious stuff I was taught, seems a bit far fetched when examined
in the light of day, although it seems to have effectively controlled
the masses for centuries. Even today, many people feel the need for some
hocus pocus between them and God.
were on the phone today, my sister told me that I was once arrested in
Florida for publicly preaching that God is everywhere, in everything and
everyone. I don’t remember being in a Florida jail.
I do remember feeling the need to ‘spread the word’ for a few years, and I did a lot of traveling at the time, so it is possible.
If I did
get in trouble, it must have been for breaking a preaching in public
law because the message seems uplifting and benign to me. I still feel
said something interesting on his show the other day about the 12 days
of Christmas. I had forgotten that the 12 days start on the 25th and end
at Epiphany. I suppose if I had gone to Catholic school, I would have
retained that, and other information that I just briefly explored while
studying catechism for communion and confirmation.
The earliest reference to Epiphany as a Christian feast was in A.D. 361, by Ammianus Marcellinus St. Epiphanius says that January 6 is hemera genethlion toutestin epiphanion (Christ's "Birthday; that is, His Epiphany").[18
that it is helpful to remember the basics of why we are celebrating
Christmas. It might relieve some of the pressures of shopping,
decorating, sending cards, sitting on Santa’s knee, and big family
Hey, there’s no NFL football game on this Christmas day!
cobbled together the video, pictures, and a song to portray the
adventurous voyage of Captain R. D. Drake setting out to navigate Lake
Today’s Adventure Video;
Accumulations On The Trail