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Let’s not forget Joy

Reviewing a January message after listening to the up coming winter storm reports, it’s -38C at my dads farm this morning, you know that is cold, and sounds like we could get a foot is snow here on the Brockville Shores starting this afternoon, now where was I, oh yes, Joy. 

Great article on the remarkable life of the author of this song Joy to the World, written in 1719, a Christmas Carol based on Psalm 98. 

Let’s be reminded to not loose our Joy, and if we have , find it.  Og Mandino reminded us to live every day as if it was Christmas. 

So in the spirit of Christmas, enjoy once again this beautiful message.


Psalm 98 King James Version (KJV)

98 O sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.

The Lord hath made known his salvation: his righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

He hath remembered his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth: make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise.

Sing unto the Lord with the harp; with the harp, and the voice of a psalm.

With trumpets and sound of cornet make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King.

Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

Before the Lord; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.


Joy to the world! The Lord is come:
let earth receive her King!
Let every heart prepare him room
and heaven and nature sing.

Joy to the earth! the Saviour reigns:
let men their songs employ
while fields and floods rocks hills and plains
repeat the sounding joy.

No more let sins and sorrows grow

nor thorns infest the ground:
he comes to make his blessings flow
far as the curse is found.

and makes the nations prove
the glories of his righteousnes
and wonders of his love.

Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks.
Our God, our help in ages past, Our hope for years to come; Be thou our guard while troubles last, And our eternal home
For Satan finds some mischief still For idle hands to do.



Well, lots of reflection and research from that page on joy, feeling it’s timr to add a couple extra bales of straw to the pigs hut to enhance their day as we all hunker down for the storm. May your day be filled with joy and may you find joy if it’s not there. The world is counting on it. TLR

Seeds of Success , Og Mandino

May every day grow from these seeds. 

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as we get ready for Christmas and 2019, it’s always a pleasurable tradition to listen to the Queens message.


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Well, the count down to Christmas is on ! with less than a month to go, the birth of Jesus will be added to the ledger of time once again and Santa will get some credit in the hearts of many children, and the Spirit of Christmas will once again touch hearts and lift souls. 

I have been tasked to make stuffing for the Christmas Dinner this Friday at my church. So I have a few of the ingredients purchased and now have to give some thought to how I might prepare this dish. I remember a number of years ago doing the stuffing, and I kinda liked it, lets see if I can do it again!  

In the mean time, here is a list I found today, have not searched through it, might be some treats in there that you may want to try.

I have an order  in with a friend for a pecan pie should one appear at his church's bake sale this Saturday, and as back up plan, I'm in for a dozen butter tarts ! 

If anyone wants to drop any of these off at the office before Christmas, you have my permission in advance.

Thanks again



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