02/26/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Ash Wednesday
“Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart,
and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:
- Joel 2: 12-17 (KJV)
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
BONUS - Here, O My Lord, I See Thee - Chris Fleischer, 2009 - Love his beautiful old upright piano!
What Do People Do?
Some Christians in the United States attend special Ash Wednesday church services. This includes students who attend Catholic and other church schools. Priests usually place blessed ashes in form of the cross on individuals’ foreheads to remind them of mortality, sorrow for sins, change, and forgiveness.
Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lenten discipline for observant Christians. It is traditionally a time of fasting and prayer in preparation for receiving or reaffirming baptism at Easter. For some Christians, Lent is a time to think about one’s life choices and mortality, as well as reflect on life directions. It serves as a wakeup call for some Christians. There are also those who choose this time of the year to donate to charities or take part in charity events as a way to get close to God.
Ash Wednesday is an observance and not a federal public holiday in the United States.
Background and Symbols
The practice of marking foreheads with ashes is common among Roman Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans and Episcopalians in the United States. However some Methodist and Presbyterian churches adopted this custom in recent times, especially around the 1990s...
From David Atkins of MA - 02/25/20, 8:24 PM - " Betty Brockwell McClure ('58) of MA":
|I talked to an ICU doctor today who said x-ray this morning showed improvement in lungs and she was holding steady on oxygen. It’s not typical pneumonia, but more an inflammatory reaction that steroids may be helping. Sorry I don’t have a lot of details but apparently an ok night and positive news this afternoon. Pray for a quiet night and more improvement.|
Thank you, David! We're keeping Betty and her medical team in our prayers!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS:
Happy Birthday tomorrow to Evelyn Vretos ('55) of VA AND Phil Hammond ('64) of FL AND My Grandson, Azrae Woods (Pine Forest HS, NC - '24) of NC!
Happy Birthday this week to:
01 - Alan Cohen ('57);
Many Happy Returns to You All!
THIS DAY IN WWII:
|February 26, 1935 - Adolf Hitler ordered the Luftwaffe to be re-formed, violating the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.|
THIS DAY IN 1970:
|February 26, 1970 - The Minister of State for Immigration, Mark Harper, was born Mark James Harper in Swindon, Wiltshire, England.|
From My Friend, Susan, of NC - 02/24/15:
|“A pivotal spiritual
attribute is that of self-mastery—the strength to place reason over
appetite. Self-mastery builds a strong conscience. And your conscience
determines your moral responses in difficult, tempting, and trying
Russell M. Nelson
Thank you, Susan!
|Thank you, Joan!|
From Jean Poole Burton ('64) of RI - 03/03/19:
Thank you, Jean!
From Jane Monfalcone Simmons ('61) of FL - 02/24/20, 9:39 AM:
|EXACTLY! Thanks, Jane!|
From Karen Brown Sale ('68) of VA - 02/25/20 - "You Had One Job...":
|OH, DEAR! Thanks, Karen!|
but that's our strongest weak point.” -- When a reporter asked a young Samuel
Goldwyn if he'd ever made a picture before.
Delicate Stained Glass Crochet Throw
- "The beautiful blending of seven colors makes this afghan from
Red Heart Yarn resemble softly tinted stained glass. Crocheted
in squares, the edges of this throw give it an artistic feel.
This is a fabulous free crochet pattern."
Mardi Gras is right around the corner, and the colors that mark Fat Tuesday are starting to pop up everywhere. If you still want to show off some Mardi Gras spirit, there is plenty of time for quick-to-knit or crochet projects, striped with some of these great color combinations below: - See more at: http://www.lionbrand.com/blog/get-in-the-spirit-for-mardi-gras/#sthash.rjwi0HOk.dpuf
|Edie Eckman's Earth Tone Knit Afghan - "This Earth-tone knitting afghan pattern is great for those who love the environment. This pattern uses a circular knitting needle. This makes for a great gift."|
BONUS ASH WEDNESDAY AND LENTEN RECIPES:
|7 Mexican Meatless Recipes for Ash Wednesday and Lent|
FINALLY: From http://www.ajokeaday.com - 03/05/19:
The newly-married husband came home from the office to find his young wife in floods of tears. "Darling, whatever is the matter?" he asked.
"Sweetheart," she sobbed, "the most terrible thing has happened! I cooked my very first Beef Bourguignon for you, and I got it out of the oven to season it, and the phone rang. When I came back from answering the phone, I found that the cat had eaten it!"
"Don't worry, darling," said her husband. "Don't cry. We can get a new cat tomorrow."
|DATES TO REMEMBER:|
http://www.nnhs65.com/requests-prayers.html - updated 02/25/20
http://nnhs.wordpress.com/ - updated 03/13/11
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309
THREE WAYS TO DONATE:
2.Go to www.PayPal.com, log in, select "Send Money (Services) to firstname.lastname@example.org; or
3. Just mail it directly to my home. Thanks!
Here, O My Lord, I See Thee
Words byHoratius Bonar
Here, O my
Lord, I see thee face to face;
"Here, O My Lord, I See Thee" midi and lyrics courtesy of http://www.hymnsite.com/lyrics/umh623.sht - 04/02/12
Ash Wednesday Image courtesy of http://comments.funmunch.com/ash-wednesday-1.html - 04/02/12
Black Celtic Bar 4 Divider Line clip art courtesy of - well, I cannot seem to locate that information at the moment.....
Animated Animated Tiny Birthday Cake clip art courtesy of Sarah Puckett Kressaty
('65) of VA - 08/31/05
Thanks, Sarah Sugah!
Army Seal clip art courtesy of Al Farber ('64) of GA - 05/24/06 (still
Replaced by Norm Covert ('61) of MD - 02/09/09
Pine Forest High School (NC) Trojans Logo clip art courtesy of http://www.pfhs.ccs.k12.nc.us/alumni.htm - 05/19/07
Animated "Happy Little Rabbits We Are" clip art courtesy of http://users.bigpond.net.au/jellery/index.htm - 04/25/09
Animated Silly Bear (designed by AF Artist - Ryan Hagen) courtesy of http://www.animationfactory.com - 10/04/05
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