Archive for December, 2007

The song, “Auld Lang Syne,” is sung at the stroke of midnight in almost every English-speaking country in the world to bring in the new year. At least partially written by Robert Burns in the 1700’s, it was first published in 1796 after Burns’ death. Early variations of the song were sung prior to 1700 and inspired Burns to produce the modern rendition. An old Scotch tune, “Auld Lang Syne” literally means “old long ago,” or simply, “the good old days.”

Auld Lang Syne

Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
For auld lang syne, my dear,
for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet,
for auld lang syne.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?
And here’s a hand, my trusty friend
And gie’s a hand o’ thine
We’ll tak’ a cup o’ kindness yet
For auld lang syne


I hope and pray you all have a blessed New Year! I for one am looking forward to 2008! May God’s richest blessings be poured out on us all. If the Lord should have Gabriel blow the trumpet to call us all home, I will meet you in front of the throne. This could be the year of our Lord’s return. I hope you are looking for Him to split the clouds of glory soon. I am getting ready to go. However, while we are still on this old earth I will enjoy whatever He has planned for my life. There is no telling what God will do this year. It is a joy to serve Him and walk with Him. Serving God is Beautiful. Keep Believing!

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Here’s some photos from December…A couple at practices, a few at the concert, a few on December 23 after the concert, and some on Christmas Day. Enjoy!

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Just Sharing

As the week has gone on and we have come through Christmas, I am hearing more and more about our Christmas Concert. Here is a few of the comments that are coming back to me from our guests: “Are your vocalists professionally trained?” “Everyone was so nice. We will be back.” “Wow! Very nicely done.” “I’ve never had so much fun in church.” “I felt something when Patricia sang, My Soul Does Magnify, that I can’t explain.” “Your pastor came out of his way to come back and talk to me, wow!” “Is everyone always so friendly?” One man got up in the middle of the concert and went to stand by my husband in the back and said, “This is so good, I can’t sit still”. 🙂 There’s more but for the sake of sounding like I’m bragging to much I will refrain and not bore you. 🙂 We did have a great time and I thought you might want to share a little more with us. God Bless You today!

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As most of you know, we had our first Christmas Concert here in Hollister. I just want to tell you that it was really incredible. The chorale and musicians did an awesome job. We received so many compliments from our guests and also the church family. Needless to say, I am extremely proud of our music department for putting this one over the top. Also, all the ladies that helped Tina Evans and Brenda Pinnsonault put the reception on after the concert did an incredible job. From beginning to end this was a great success. I am already looking forward to next year.

Click on photo to enlarge.


Vessels of Honor Chorale—The Pentecostal Church

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christmas-dogs.jpg Well, right now it is crazy. I am finishing putting together the Christmas Concert. Last night we had a semi dress rehearsal, getting the timing right on some important areas of the concert etc. We are sure having a lot of fun getting ready for it. I hope we have as much fun actually putting it on. 🙂 I believe we will. I love the group of singers and musicians that I work with. They are great! So, now I’m off to more goings and doings. Have a blessed day and try to stay away from the malls this week-end. That’s where it’s really crazy. 🙂

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In what began in 1992 as one man’s dream and a heartfelt gesture, Worcester Wreath Company initiated the Arlington National Cemetery project – donating over 5000 wreaths each year to adorn the headstones of our fallen veterans.

2006 marked the 15th anniversary of the Arlington Wreath Project.

It begins with a hand-made wreath, but Worcester Wreath President Morrill Worcester is quick to remind everyone who will listen, that “it takes a lot of hands and a lot of hearts to make this happen each year. It is our way of giving something back, because without the sacrifices of our Veterans, and their families, we wouldn’t be in a position to do any of this.

The Arlington Project is about the spirit of appreciation for what we have, and a determination to give something back.


Rest easy, sleep well my brothers.

Know the line has held, your job is done.

Rest easy, sleep well.

Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held.

Peace, peace and farewell…

We hear way to much about the bad things people do so I wanted to share something good with you today.  Blessings to you all.  May you have a blessed week-end. 

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A few days ago the “ghost” of Christmas Past came through my house and this is what it found.  Oh my!  We always have a good time at Christmas.  Since these pictures were taken, Keith, Mother and Daddy have gone on to their reward.  I am so happy that I enjoyed these times with them and that I have the memories.  It helps them to live on.  It’s also hard to believe that Nathaniel and Danelle have grown up so fast.  Yes, that really is true to all of you young mothers and fathers out there.  You really do say, “Where did the time go? It seem like just yesterday they were kids”.  I pray you have a blessed Christmas and that you make some wonderful memories with your family and friends.

 p.s. The Hurst side will come later.  The “ghost” hasn’t found all of those pictures yet.

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Bethani Update

Brian (Bethani’s Husband), wrote a post today and gave an update.  Go here to see what he has to say.  Please keep Bethani in your prayers.  Thanks

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A Christmas Story

It was the day AFTER Christmas at a church in San Francisco. The
pastor of the church was looking at the manger scene, when he noticed that
the baby Jesus figure was missing from the cradle. He immediately
turned and went outside and saw a little boy with a red wagon walking down the
street.  And in the wagon, was the figure of the infant Jesus. So he walked
up to the boy and said, “Son, where did you get that little baby Jesus
that’s in your wagon?”  The little boy replied, “I got him from the church.”
And why did you take him?” asked the pastor. The little boy replied,
“Well, about a week before Christmas, I prayed and I told Jesus if he
would bring me a red wagon for Christmas, I would give him a ride in it!”

Merry Christmas to all.

Thanks to Joanie (my cousin) for this one.

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Saturday I was in San Francisco doing some shopping with my sister-in-law, Patricia.  It was one of those beautiful December, San Francisco days.  I took this picture of the TransAmerica Pyramid.  Yes the sky was really that blue.


The Pyramid was finished in 1972 and having a height of 260 meters, towers out over the rest of the city.  It has 48 floors with a 64 meters high spire on top, covered with aluminum panels.

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