Monday, December 17, 2012

The Penning Board 2012-8

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: Happy Travels! Thanks for watching! :)


Movie: "A Princess for Christmas" (2011) with Katie McGrath, Sam Heughan and Sir Roger Moore

I saw this movie for the first time last year when it released on the Hallmark Channel. I love to watch made-for-TV Christmas movies with my family. Some of them may be extra cheesy, but they're uplifting and clean family fun. You can't get too much of that these days. This movie was extra cute and it's become a new holiday favorite of mine.

Interesting News: "Dutchman launches life-sized replica of Noah's Ark"

As fulfillment of a twenty-year dream, a Dutchman launches a scale replica of Noah's Ark in the Netherlands. Is this a strong symbol of God 's Word to the world or just a new tourist attraction? I think the former. What do you think?

Book: "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
This classic Christmas story is so touching and such a reminder that this season is not about gift giving. It's about love and sacrifice and to me, as a Christian, it's about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, my Savior. He was born to die for me and you to show love through His great sacrifice to pay for debts He did not owe. For me, the season is for the matters of the heart and soul and remembrance of His birth.

Bible Verse: "The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned." - Isaiah 9:2 (Scripture about the prophecy of Jesus Christ's birth)

Quote: "Christmas is a time when you get homesick...even when you're home." - Carol Nelson

Song: “Sending You a Little Christmas” by Jim Brickman and Kristy Starling

I discovered this song recently through an iTunes radio station of Christmas music. It's a lovely, lovely song dedicated to soldiers (and all) who are away from home for Christmas. Though you may be far from home, you can send a little Christmas love back there. Merry Christmas!

Listen to the song here.

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