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'Blackbird Beauty'
(Archived on Wednesday - January - 12/01/2022 )

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  Photo was taken by photographer Aneta Rog from Pixabay  
This photo of the blackbird shows a lovely time out moment. It is perhaps a deserved break after a feed of berries nearby!

On This Day
On Jan 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti, especially Port-au-Prince, killing more than 200,000 people and leaving more than 1,000,000 homeless and touching off a massive international relief effort.
On Jan 12th 2015 The COP 21 climate change summit in Paris reaches a deal between 195 countries to limit the rise in the global average temperature to less than 2 Degrees C above pre-industrial levels
On Jan 12th 2019 the British General Election was won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party with a landslide win, with an 80 seat majority.

Birthday's Today
Jeff Bezos (Amazon founder) is 58
Zayn (British Singer) is 29

Interesting Quote for Today
"Big-heartedness is the most essential virtue on the spiritual journey." ~ Matthew Fox

Saint For Today: Saint Benedict Biscop - He was based mainly in England and specialised in building churches with stone thanks to the help of gifted French masons.

Significane of today International Youth Day is celebrated on January 12 every year in India to honour the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, one of India's greatest leaders and believers of youth power.

Did You Know: Slugs have four noses!

My Latest Video It is called 'Our Baptism is lifechanging today and everyday' https://youtu.be/YjObgll7KlU (Just copy and paste Tks!)


Thought on Wednesday - January - 12/01/2022

Thought For The Week

'It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures' ~Andre Bessette

We all have our own favourite painting hanging up at home. We may have got it as a gift but the chances are high that you bought it and you did so because it caught your eye and imagination. Lots of brushes are used to create each painting but it's the smallest ones that bring out the finer details.

The same goes with all we do in life. Big sweeping changes and big life changing events in life are rare. It might be tempting to try something big at the start of a new year. But God always invites us to work with the smallest of brushes. We have lots of colours to choose from. It's with all the small bits and pieces put together that God creates something special. That masterpiece is you.

It is the very same with the feast of the baptism of Jesus, which we celebrated at the weekend. We tend to think of our baptism as just a once off event, we know it's a big box ticked and once ticked we don't have to return to it anymore.

But the effects of our baptism last a lifetime. Our baptism is lived out each day. It is like an artist working with the smallest of brushes. It's the small brushes that bring out the finer details. Our baptism brings out the best in us. They all add up into something really special.

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