This close up of the bird reminds me of the importance of taking a moment, even during this busy week, to reflect, to pause, to give thanks, to pray, to be grateful, to hope and to just be
It is only five days to go before Christmas Day. The coming week is busy for everyone. There is a good busy and an exhausting busy. I hope your busy this coming week is good. I hope the coming week is a week of blessings for you. I hope you can enjoy beautiful connections with your family and friends. Whatever your plans are remember the beautiful message of Christmas, that God is with you, that God loves you and that you are precious and special.
On This Day
On December 20th 1990 The world’s first website and server go live at CERN
On December 20th 2020 European countries begin closing their borders to the UK after news of a faster-spreading variant of COVID-19 across London and the south-east
Nuala O’Loan (Northern Ireland Peace Commissioner) is 71
Billy Bragg (Singer Songwriter) is 65
Ashley Cole (Football pundit) is 42
Saint For Today
Today December 20th is Saint Dominic of Silos
Significance Of Today
December 20th is called ‘Go Carolling Day’. We are encouraged to appreciate carol singing whereever we may find it this week. It could be your local church or in your local shopping centre or on the street somewhere. Remember we have come from a place of Covid where for three years carol singing was completely shut down. It is great to have them back and many of them raise lots of money for charity too.
Interesting Quote For Today
“We’ll never see a better match. his was the greatest World Cup final of all time, perhaps even the greatest game ever played. It contained the greatest final comeback, the greatest final goal and the greatest player of all-time going head to head with the player who’ll probably succeed him.” ~Eamonn Sweeney
Did You Know
Did you know “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Joy to the World” are two of the oldest English language Christmas hymns, originating in the 1700s.