‘Tis the Season for Giving and Sharing….

Wishing one and all a Merry Christmas...

Amidst the frenzy to prepare for Christmas – from looking good  to preparing for the dinners and multiple year-end social gatherings – and of course, the Christmas gift-giving  – the real meaning of the season may quite easily be overlooked.

Though Christmas is of deep religious significance to Christians, to everyone else, it is a festive occasion during which, gift-giving is a joyous tradition. At the end of the day…it boils down to…..

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” – Mother Teresa

On this note, we wish one and all a Holy and Blessed Christmas…and leave you with this prayer….

A Christmas Prayer

Loving Father,
help us to remember
the birth of Jesus,
that we may share in
the song of the angels,
the gladness of the
shepherds, and the
worship of the wise men.

Close the door of hate
and open the door of love
all over the world. Let
kindness come with every
gift & good desires with
every greeting.

Deliver us from evil by the blessing
which Christ brings, &
teach us to be merry with

clear hearts. May the
Christmas morning make
us happy to be Thy children,

& the Christmas evening
bring us to our beds with
grateful thoughts, forgiving
and forgiven, for Jesus’ sake.
Amen!

by Robert Louis Stevenson

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Baking for special occasions…

Chocolate, walnuts, cream.......

We used to bake-a-cake-a-day for tea-time, but in true Malaysian style, friends who come a visiting before 4pm, bring along some local treats (as every meal is like a feast of different proportions).  In so doing, the traditional cake-baking has slowly but surely been relegated to only special occasions…(of which there are many).

In the last weeks, Mary’s been busy baking for special orders, filling the house with mouth-watering aromas of newly-baked goodies wafting out of her Kitchen ….

‘Tis also the time for the preparation of Christmas goodies, and I am sure  many will be busy baking for family and friends…may your homes be filled with fun-filled hours of camaraderie (in the kitchen) as everyone pitches in to help…!

Time to stop for today – our Church community friends are coming over soon for a potluck dinner. This time, its a pre-Christmas celebration…. (any reason is good enough for a gathering of friends over a meal).

Cheerio and God Bless….!

3rd International Prayer Marathon – 5,6,7 Dec 2011

Join the International 72 hour Prayer Marathon

Mankind and our world need more prayers. Imagine what an international prayer marathon spread over 72 hours will do for your intentions, those of our Catholic Church and world Peace.

Write to 72hoursforjesus@gmail.com with details such as : Name, city where you will be praying and time

The Timetable will be shown at:
www.72hoursforjesus.wordpress.com

It would be much appreciated if you can pray minimum an hour each day. The time will be the United Kingdom time zone.

To convert your location ‘s time please use this link: For those in Malaysia, it is equal to UTC+8 hrs
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

God Bless us all

Keep fit regime … at 87 or any age…!

Hold this position for a few minutes, before going on to my daily routine.

Exercise with a smile, it is easy!
This is the 2nd in my series of four keep fit positions…
It gets easier with constant practice…..

For years, I  have done these simple exercises twice a day – upon waking and before sleeping… it is so easy… as you can see from these poses..