Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Final Walk Through

Starting from the top,
going room by room,
checking the closets, light fixtures, and floors.

Clean, waxed, and polished hardwoods, baseboards, and stairs.
The oven has been scoured,
the refrigerator emptied,
and the freezer defrosted.

The basement is spotless.
The last box put on the truck.
Everyone is ready to move on.

Time to say a final goodbye 2015.

Fin'a

Beep! Beep!


Monday, December 28, 2015

FRESH

Etymology

From Middle English fresch, fersch, from Old English fersc ‎(“fresh, pure, sweet”), from Proto-Germanic *friskaz ‎(“fresh”), from Proto-Indo-European*preisk- ‎(“fresh”). Cognate with Scots fresch ‎(“fresh”), West Frisian farsk ‎(“fresh”), Dutch vers ‎(“fresh”), Walloon frexh ‎(“fresh”), German frisch‎(“fresh”), French frais ‎(“fresh”), Danish frisk ‎(“fresh”), fersk, Icelandic ferskur ‎(“fresh”), Lithuanian prėskas ‎(“unflavoured, tasteless, fresh”), Russianпре́сный ‎(présnyj, “sweet, fresh, unleavened, tasteless”).

Adjective

fresh ‎(comparative fresher, superlative freshest)
Newly produced or obtained.

He followed the fresh hoofprints to find the deer.

I seem to make fresh mistakes every time I start writing.

Not cooked, dried, frozen, or spoiled.

After taking a beating in the boxing ring, the left side of his face looked like fresh meat.

I brought home from the market a nice bunch of fresh spinach leaves straight from the farm.

New, unaltered, or processed.
A glass of fresh milk not homogenized.
(of plant material) Still green and not dried.  [quotations ▼]

Refreshing or cool.
What a nice fresh breeze.
(of water) Without salt; not saline.  [quotations ▼]
After a day at sea it was good to feel the fresh water of the stream.

Rested; not tired or fatigued.  [quotations ▼]
In a raw or untried state; uncultured; unpracticed.
a fresh hand on a ship
youthful; florid  [quotations ▼]

Antonyms
stale

Start the New Year 2016 fresh, rested, and unpracticed. Change up your daily routines. Brush your hair before you brush your teeth. Eat breakfast before getting ready for work. Seek a new way of getting to work. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Do something in a different manner. Every once in awhile it is a good thing to change up routines.

Start the coming new year, fresh!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Christmas Prayer

Dearly Beloved,
If you are in a cold, dark period of your life, don’t be afraid—the Savior has come and He will save you to the uttermost! Believe in and trust Him. Hope, faith, and love to you this Christmas Season 2015.

Merry Christmas 
Praying for World Peace 
Peggy Jo

Monday, December 21, 2015

ADVENT

ad·vent
ˈadˌvent
noun

the arrival of a notable person, thing, or event.
"the advent of television"

synonyms:arrivalappearanceemergence, materialization,
occurrencedawnbirthrisedevelopment


  • the first season of the Christian church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays.
    noun: Advent
  • CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY
    the coming or second coming of Christ.
    noun: Advent

  • What are you doing to prepare for the second coming of Christ?

  • Who is Jesus Christ to you personally?

I hope and pray that today you will take time to ask Jesus Christ into your heart and confess Him as Lord. Then find a church that preaches the gospel of the good news of Jesus Christ, lifts you up and encourages you in the word and spiritual psalms, songs, and hymns.