as so many things going on that blogging has been light!
As I study the Bible more and more I have been learning about festivals and feasts that are holidays for either all those that read the Bible, or the Jew or both. Purim is an interesting celebration that was established by Mordecai (Esther's uncle), after a serious threat of destroying all the Jews during the reign of Ahasuerus. The kingdom of Ahasuerus was large, with over 127 provinces from India to Ethiopia. If you take the time to read the Book of Esther, you will learn that the Jews foiled the plan of Haman to exterminate the Jewish people in the kingdom, including Queen Esther.
It is worthwhile to read about the Nuremberg trials as "Purim Fest 1946" was shouted during the execution of ten of the Nazi hierarchy of Germany. Even how the press was chosen to document the account of the hangings of the war criminals was chosen by lot. This was key also in the Book of Esther when selecting which day should the Jewish people be exterminated. The day was selected by Pur(or by choosing lots).
The posterboard that I am making will explain briefly the Book of Esther and its message of Deliverance by God.
Photo of another day...Bill, Fourth, and I went to El Paso, TX, for odds and ends.
Fourth needed a new pair of boots and I wandered around the boot store and discovered
these boots. Oh I love them. I am certain that the G stands for some sports team,
but for me...I claim it for other reasons.
Unfortunately, wearing boots requires socks. I am NOT a sock person.
Bill and I went a bit north of Ruidoso, NM for a wedding the other day.
The snow capped Mount Blanca explains her name, don't you think?
Bill kind of needed to be at the wedding.
The couple was very sweet and the wedding theme was
western. Oh I love New Mexico.
I have been finding trucks and cars here and there
around the house. Oh how I love to find the cars about.
It takes me back to when my goof troop was small.
The Mystic Mud family visited on their way home to Tennessee.
We made a brief stop to the White Sands once again, so David,
could see the Sands. This photo is of two of the boys waxing the
sleds...which ensures that one can speed down the sand.
I picked this photo as I love Bill's shadow in the photo.
Imagine the headlines~Giant seen at White Sands!
Fourth took a great deal of photos. I am going to send Michele of Mystic a copy
as the photos are hers to cherish. Bill, Fourth and I loved visiting once again with the
The Mystic Mud family was under the weather as I am sure I have been, as I sat under
the picnic shelter with a jacket on for most of the time. I was slightly chilly the entire time I was
out there, even though it was in the mid to high 70's F yesterday.