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.
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.
But the baby has not yet been born. The manger is still empty.
The major event is yet to come.
Fog and wind in Margate By The Sea, New Jersey. December 22, 2013
Here are more “windy” entries…
NW Frame of Mind at http://nwframeofmind.com/2013/12/22/a-word-a-week-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/
The Last Meow
How about us? Can’t we have a turn? Thanks! Just look at these adorable kitty pictures.
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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.
And finally, The Last Meow…
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.
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.
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.
Leaving Atlantic City…lonely…
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