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Soldiers and Flags


These photos I took at the 2017 Torrance Armed Forces Day parade.

I haven’t been to too many such parades so far, but there’s nothing so encouraging to the patriotic spirit (except maybe a fireworks show) as one of these!

The first few photos show a swearing-in of hundreds of Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard cadets.

US Marines
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US Air Force
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IMG_1944IMG_1946IMG_1956IMG_1961IMG_1958IMG_1963IMG_1966These next few tanks and trucks are ones really used by the military today. The announcer mentioned, “If you’re in one of these, you WILL survive, no matter what’s going on around you!”
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With dress swords!

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IMG_2059IMG_2060IMG_2061IMG_2063These kids are from St. Catherine’s Academy in Anaheim, CA, and are the youngest to be associated with the military.
IMG_2068IMG_2070There were even a few historical reenactors! Revolutionary War here.
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Some pieces were on display for a closer look!

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Looking up through a big gun from inside the truck!

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God bless our native land!
Firm may she ever stand,
Through storm and night;
When the wild tempests rave,
Ruler of wind and wave,
Do Thou our country save
By Thy great might.

For her our prayers shall rise
To God, above the skies;
On Him we wait;
Thou Who art ever nigh,
Guarding with watchful eye,
To Thee aloud we cry,
God save the State.

-“God Bless Our Native Land”

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The Blood before the Crown


Jesus' blood and crownIndian bracelets of scarlet and gold illustrate Jesus’ sacrifice of His life to pay for our sins, before He recovered the glory and honor of Heaven.

Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
~ Hebrews 12:2 ~

And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

~ Philippians 2:8-11 ~

Christmas dinner, around the world


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While Americans enjoy turkey, ham, or a roast, dinners worldwide feature other interesting selections.

Canada: “Chicken Bone” candy

Italy: Feast of Seven Fishes

India: Spiced rice and chicken dish

France: Several kinds of seafood

South Africa: Grilled meats

Costa Rica: Pork tamales

Ethiopia: Fish stew and Flatbread in

Germany: Fruit-studded Stollen cake

Philippines: Whole suckling pigs

Portugal: Dried, salted cod

Japan: KFC chicken

Read more here!

Enjoy your time with family, friends, or quietly on your own–but most of all, have a very Merry Christmas!

Thanks


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From church this morning 🙂

Literary Picture Quotes #6: LOTR Heroes


It’s been a while since the last Literary Picture Quotes, so I’m posting several this time 😉 Made purely for inspiration and enjoyment 🙂
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The Last Bookstore


This charming little bookstore is my favorite type of place ❤

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A desk made of books!

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Second floor

There are lots of whimsical decorations!
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And lovely book art…IMG_8052IMG_8057IMG_8054IMG_8058IMG_8059A super cool book tunnel!
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Inside the book tunnel

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I love these book-birds!

“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
-Frederick Douglass

Valley Forge, PA


Photos from a family trip to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 

   

 Imagine the Patriot army living in these huts through weeks of bitter winter.   
   
We are blessed to have the heritage of courage, sacrifice and liberty that we do in the USA, and we remember and thank God for those who gave so we could have it. May we cherish and protect what they fought for. 

Stitches though history


An interesting little piece on embroidered samplers, from a crafting magazine. Just had a little time to leaf through it, but I wanted to share this with you!
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From Issue #2 (September-October 2013) of Stitch-It…today

Literary picture quotes #5: Resurrection


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C Easter 2 purple daisies

Blessed Resurrection Day!

Literary Picture Quotes #4: Narnia and the Stable


A season-appropriate quote from the land of Narnia. The Baby born in that stable changed everything! Merry Christmas! 

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