Welcome to my blog page and to this glorious Month of December!
It is one of the colder wintery months, yet one in which hearts are warmed, indoors and outdoors spaces lit, vibrant colours red.. white .. green .. and tinsel, carol singing, gifts buying and exchanging, scrumptious Christmas day dinners, and a generous spirit of celebration and cheer is found everywhere!
December, bring for us the Christmas Story, a baby boy is born to the Virgin Mary in a stable in the little Town of Bethlehem. And though this is a story told for centuries over, yet each year, the meaning seems fresh with hope for people across the globe. For in the Christmas Story the baby Jesus represents God’s love gift to humanity. LIFE’s gift of forgiveness, the promise of a home above, and on earth the hope of peace, and goodwill to all.
Below are several Activities and Awareness Days taking place around the World.
1 World Aids Day
2 -8 UK National Grift Awareness Week
5 World Soil Day/International Volunteer Day UN
7 International Civil Aviation Day
8 Bodhi Day
9 International Anti-Corruption Day
10 International Human rights Day/International Animal Rights Day
12 International Day of Neutrality (abstention from war between)
13 Hot Chocolate Day (UK)
18 Arabic Language Day/International Migrants Day
20 International Human Solidarity Day
21 Yule-Winter Solstice
23 – 30 Hanukkah
24 Midnight Mass
25 Christmas Day
26-30 Kwanzaa / Boxing Day (UK)
31 New Years Eve
A Prayer for December God of all months, days, and times To Thee we ascribe thanks and praise for this and all our days past and to come. As we enjoy the festivities, gifts, and celebrations around this season of cheer, and whist we are very grateful, we are also mindful that there are those who are lonely, sad, broken, hungry, facing hardships and sufferings in various ways; for these we pay strength and hope, love, deliverance, provision, and peace. We give thanks that it is so, and so it is. Amen and amen. ~ Reverend Dr Dawnecia Palmer