Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends and Vintage Thingie Thursday

Last night began the Jewish celebration on

Happy Hanukkah to all our Jewish friends.

I watched a documentary on TV last night about the celebration and felt such gratitude that we are free to worship in the faith of our choice in this country.
Yes many are persecuted because of their faith, but we are still free to choose.

This is a huge banner that hangs in the Visitors Center when I volunteer each week.

Years ago when I was very young, we were not encouraged to investigate and study about other religions. 
Thank goodness that is not the case today.
One of my most favorite movies is
Fiddler on the Roof
which gives a great representation and reverence to the Jewish religion and tradition.

Being an associate of The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth has opened up many opportunities to learn and even meet members of other faiths through the annual Festival of Faith that takes place each fall in Louisville, Ky.
I have heard and seen Buddist rites which were very impressive. Had a chance to attend a Sedar Supper and was allowed to look inside an Islamic Mosque once.

All religions of the world have fanatics that give the entire membership a bad name.
The Prayer for Peace 

Although these are not my items
I am linking to 
Vintage Thingie Thursday
for these symbols are definitely vintage

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La Petite Gallery said...

That was so thoughtful.
Packing for a wedding, I am Catholic and my Husband was Jewish. I sent out my cards 2 days ago.
I was watching TCM The hollywood Mogals, last night and fell asleep.
It is really interesting on
Monday night and wed. I am asleep at 10 pm, so missed half of it.


Terry said...

Howdy Sweetie
I am so glad you dropped by !
Life has been really different this past year to say the least.
At one point the computer got hacked into ,we had a few virus attacks along the way and somedays google still insists I have no followerers nor do I follow any blogs ?????
We learned yesterday my Mom has Dementia on top of all the other medical issues so this cowgirl is way out of the blogging loop most days ,but I determined that I will not give up blogland .I will just continue on as hit or miss but please know that you have been thought about and lifted up in prayers as well.
I miss your awesome take on life .
May you have the best December ever as we celebrate the freedom Christ has given us :)
The greatest gift I know of .
Blessings to you and yours.
Love ya blogging sister !
Until next time
Happy Trails

Terry said...

Howdy QMM
Back again :)
This was a beautiful post !!!!
Thank you for sharing with us .
Big Hugs coming your way
Until we meet again
Happy Trails

Mmm said...

I have done a sedar too--very moving. didn't realise it was already Hannukah--so, it;s early this year?!

As for religions, i feel the best way to determine the core of a religion is look at it's founder. Ardent followers will do no better than their leader.

Christ is my lead but so so far ahead of anyone in his example adn power as far as i can see.

Anvilcloud said...

Since I have a Jewish DIL, I appreciate this.

MOLLYE said...

Hi Peggy, I learn something each time I visit and I have fun doing it! Imagine that. I love the poem by Ghandhi.. Just awesome isn't it. Hope you're enjoying the season. Tomorrow night we all go to The Nutcracker and Gumbo at our house. I'm excited as since we decided not to shop for all the grown ups we are "re-gifting" and having three or four family night events during the month and it is just amazing. Love you girl, Mollye