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Peace in the New Year

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Sunday. Advent Week 4.

At Margate Community Church in Margate, NJ, for the four weeks preceding Christmas, we unfold the drama of the birth of Christ as it happened over two thousand years ago.
This is the fourth week in Advent, and this morning we lit the fourth candle on the Advent Wreath representing LOVE. This candle is sometimes called the Angel’s Candle because the angels announce the birth of Jesus. The fifth candle in the middle of the wreath represents the birth of Jesus, and that will be lit at the Christmas Eve candlelight service.

Advent Week 4 - LOVE

Advent Week 4 – LOVE

Appearing on the Advent calendar this week: more animals in the manger scene, a peace dove, and Joseph standing by the manger. All is ready.

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But the baby has not yet been born. The manger is still empty.

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The major event is yet to come.

See other weeks in Advent:
Advent Week 1: Preparing for the Birth of Christ
Advent Week 2: Peace
Advent Week 3: Joy

Word A Week: Wind

Sue’s Word A Week Challenge: Wind

Fog and wind in Margate By The Sea, New Jersey. December 22, 2013

Flags a-flying...

Flags a-flying…

Here are more “windy” entries…

Cee at http://ceenphotography.com/2013/12/21/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-wind-and-look-up-look-down-challenge-week-19/

NW Frame of Mind at http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/22/a-word-a-week-wind/

Pink Podster at http://pinkpodster.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/a-word-a-week-challenge-wind/

Caught by the Eye of Mankind at http://caughtbytheeyeofmankind.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/a-word-a-week-photography-challenge-wind/

Jelliefishie at http://jelliefishie.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/awaw-wind/

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: One

One bike in the snow. NYC

One bike in the snow. NYC

One leaf on a stem...

One leaf on a stem…

One yellow leaf caught in the bushes...

One yellow leaf caught in the bushes…

One golden shoe in a shop window...

One golden shoe in a shop window…

The Last Meow
How about us? Can’t we have a turn? Thanks! Just look at these adorable kitty pictures.

One cat in front of the fireplace... Photo: Barbara VanAusdall

One cat in front of the fireplace… Photo: Barbara VanAusdall

One little lost kitten on the back deck... Dawn Ellis photo

One little lost kitten on the back deck… Dawn Ellis photo

One cat in the sink... Photo: Judith Krom

One cat in the sink… Photo: Judith Krom

One more kitty in a sink... Photo Jill Pastore

One more kitty in a sink… Photo Jill Pastore

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Click on the links for more Weekly Photo Challenge Entries:

One (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine

Skywatch Friday: Cold, Rainy Day in Atlantic City

Skywatch Friday: A cold, rainy day in Atlantic City, NJ. December 2013

Gray skies....

Gray skies….

Sunlight breaking through...

Sunlight breaking through…

An empty pavilion...

An empty pavilion…

A lone man on the beach...

A lone man on the beach…

A break in the clouds...

A break in the clouds…

Not a hot summer day, but a nice day at the beach anyway.

Meow for now... ==

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Thursday Lingering Look at Old Atlantic City Windows

Lingering Visions Look at Windows, Week 49

This past week, I was called for jury duty in Atlantic City, NJ and spent two days in the courthouse going through the jury selection process for two accident/injury cases. Over sixty people were originally called in, but my name did not randomly come up among those who were to be questioned and approved for jury duty. Although I was a little disappointed not to be selected, I also felt relief at having been given back a block of time that I thought was lost.

Before I left Atlantic City, I wandered a bit and took these photos. Atlantic City is a bustling city in nice weather, especially the summer, but it tends to quiet down during the day during colder winter months. This rainy, sleety day was no exception. Few people were out on the street, so I focused on windows and doors on older buildings.

An elegant  building now abandoned...

An elegant building now abandoned…

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Storefront façade on the boardwalk..,

Storefront façade on the boardwalk..,

Of course, salt water taffy at the beach...

Of course, salt water taffy at the beach…

And a candy-striped door...

And a candy-striped door…

And finally, The Last Meow…

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Wordless Wednesday: Bike or Bus?

New York City in the snow, December 14, 2013.

Bike or comfy bus ride home?

Bike or comfy bus ride home?

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: As Happy As. . .

As happy as…

AS happy as two chocoholics in Godiva's Chocolates Store in New York City

As happy as two chocoholics in Godiva’s Chocolates Store in New York City…

AS happy as the crowd viewing the lighted Christmas Tree near Radio City Music Hall in New York City

As happy as the crowd viewing the lighted Christmas Tree near Radio City Music Hall in New York City…

As happy as a chocoholic hiding behind the chocolate display in Godiva's Chocolates...not telling how much I bought!

As happy as a chocoholic hiding behind the chocolate display in Godiva’s Chocolates…not telling how much I bought!

As happy as two shoppers getting back on the bus for home after spending a wet, snowy (but fun) day in New York City.

As happy as two shoppers getting back on the bus after spending a wet, snowy (but fun) day in New York City…

Happy to be heading home on a warm bus after seeing the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, having lunch in the Playwright Pub, and shopping in snowy New York City.

As happy as fifty friends heading home on a warm bus after seeing the Christmas show at Radio City Music Hall, having lunch in the Playwright Pub, and shopping in snowy New York City…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone in Atlantic City, NJ

I reported for petit jury duty in Atlantic City this week, but I did not have to serve. On both Monday and Tuesday, enough potential jurors were called, questioned, and approved that the court clerk never got around to calling my name. The numbers in the room were getting slimmer though, as a number of potential jurors were dismissed for legitimate reasons.

My official juror badge sans the plastic holder we had to return to the court  clerk.

My official juror badge sans the plastic holder we had to return to the court clerk.

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After my second morning of waiting and then being dismissed, I decided to walk down to the boardwalk to see what was happening. As it turns out, not much. The weather was cold and rainy, not condusive to boardwalk strolling. However, I did snag pictures that represented Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alone.

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And here’s the lonely feral kitty I saw just before I headed back to my warm car. This cat is a member of the Boardwalk Cats Project sponsored by Alley Cat Allies and volunteers who regularly feed, vaccinate, and monitor the cats that live under the boardwalk. Alley Cat Allies sponsors a humane Trap-Neuter-Return program for the cats.

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Leaving Atlantic City…lonely…

A cold, lonely December day in Atlantic City, NJ

A cold, wet, lonely December day in Atlantic City, NJ

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The Cup Song with 600 Students Singing in Wiki, Irish Gaelic

You’ve seen the Cup Song on my blog before here:

Photo Credit: Tumblr

Photo Credit: Tumblr

Click here:  Now check this version by 600 students and a vocalist singing it in Wiki, Irish Gaelic

“Cups” also known as “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone)” is a song by American actress Anna Kendrick from the film Pitch Perfect.  It is a cover of Lulu and the Lampshades’ song “Cups (You’re Gonna Miss Me)”, a rendition of an old-time folk song “When I’m Gone”  recorded in 1931 by the Carter Family.

Wiki Irish (Gaelic) is spoken as a first language by 94,000 Irish people, as well as being a second language of 1.3 million people in Ireland.

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