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Happy Mother’s Day!

God bless the mothers in my life and yours.

Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all of our friends and family.

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Luke 24

The Resurrection

1On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, Why do you look for the living among the dead? 6He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: 7The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again. 8Then they remembered his words.

9When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles. 11But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense. 12Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.

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christmas holidays

I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas

Just in case you needed to know what to get me…

Baby Hippopotamus

Yeah, I couldn’t really help this one. In case you haven’t heard it, the song is available:

"I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" by Gaylee Peevey

Found via Yahoo! News Photos.

Two weeks old hippopotamus Paula is pictured on the first day of her presentation to the public at the Berlin Zoo December 16, 2008. REUTERS/Johannes Eisele

Merry Christmas everybody.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We want to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Here is a short history of our holiday that Linda shared with everyone right before we ate that I thought would be good to repost here.

The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621. Initially it was meant to be a fast day. The settlers at Plymouth Rock mostly recognized the way to give thanks in the form of prayer and abstinence from food. But the Wampanoag Indians, who were invited to join the Pilgrims for the 3-day celebration, contributed their own harvest traditions of dance, games and feasting. (Note the difference one little letter can make in your life!)

In 1777, all 13 colonies celebrated the day at once, after their victory over the British at Saratoga.

In 1789, President George Washington hailed the holiday and asked all Americans to celebrate and be grateful. After that year, it was celebrated sporadically until 1863 when President Abe Lincoln recognized Thanksgiving as an official Union feast day and
national holiday. He declared the day as a time to express thanks for the many blessings, despite the tragedies of our Civil War.

In 1941, Congress made the fourth Thursday a national legal holiday to celebrate Thanskgiving.

I hope your Thanksgiving was a good as ours. God bless!

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Happy Halloween!

Haunted House

From the entire Arconati Family, we want to wish you a safe and spooky Halloween!

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Happy Birthday America!

We want to wish everyone a very happy and safe Fourth of July. The United States of America is 232 years old today!

Fireworks!

Reminder: Information will be posted soon about the upcoming family reunion and you don’t want to miss it. If you look at your calendars and pick out the hottest weekend in August, it will most likely be then! </sarcasm> See you there!

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Happy Father’s Day

For Father's Day

It is time to honor all fathers on this special day.

As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him; (Psalm 103:13)

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Happy Mother’s Day!

It’s time once again to honor all MOMs.

Happy Mother's Day!

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Easter family friends holidays

Happy Easter!

We want to wish a Happy Easter to all of our friends and family.

What is the true meaning of Easter?

You could start with a search for Easter on Wikipedia. But there is a much simpler and more important reason for this season.

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Merry Christmas!

Once again we want to wish a Merry Christmas to all of our friends and family. It’s been a tough year with a lot of good and bad, but may the true meaning of this MIGHTY Christmas season fill your heart with joy.

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