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Happy Hanukkah!

At that time the Feast of the Dedication took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the portico of Solomon.
John 10:22-23

The Feast of Dedication: This feast (Hanukkah) was instituted by Judas Maccabeus, in commemoration of the cleansing and re-dedication of the temple after three years of desecration by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria.

The last time that Christmas and Hanukkah overlapped was in 1978, and next time it will happen will be in 2027.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

This year, as the harvest draws near its close and the year approaches its end, awesome perils again remain to be faced. Yet we have, as in the past, ample reason to be thankful for the abundance of our blessings.

We are grateful for the blessings of faith and health and strength and for the imperishable spiritual gifts of love and hope. We give thanks, too, for our freedom as a nation; for the strength of our arms and the faith of our friends; for the beliefs and confidence we share; for our determination to stand firmly for what we believe to be right and to resist mightily what we believe to be base; and for the heritage of liberty bequeathed by our ancestors which we are privileged to preserve for our children and our children’s children.
John F. Kennedy, 1961

Walmart New Thanksgiving Ad – Giving Thanks

Nice ad.  It was shown during the World Series Game 7.

America, let’s come together and take a moment to reflect on what we’re truly thankful for this holiday season. Friends, family and the chance to spend time with the ones we love. Walmart would like to give thanks to all of our Veterans and Active Duty Service Members at home and oversees this holiday season.

Christmas Present: Toy Jet Fighter’s Sound Effect Is Islamic Prayer

toy-fighter-jetA children’s toy fighter jet arrived for Christmas without flying noises and plane noises. Instead,
the toy jet played verses to an Islamic prayer. The Blaze

Oops!  Must have been a mix-up at the factory in China.  An Amazon review  includes a video of what the jet is supposed to sound like.   Pretty cool.