Happy Easter 2021! Where can we see the Risen Jesus?

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By Amy / April 4, 2021
Happy Easter 2021

Happy Easter 2021 ~ Where do we see the Risen Jesus?  The temptation in our modern world is to look for proof and evidence with 21st century eyes.  The Easter stories were not written for that kind of evidence.

Happy Easter 2021We are told there is an empty grave and someone – we don’t know who – saying Jesus is going ahead of you. You will see him there. The deal with loose ends is that we get to tie them up.  Jesus does not complete the story. We get to write our own chapter.  We get to fill in the holes and carry on the story, in our belief and in our living, when we live the way Jesus taught: the path of love, mercy, generosity, forgiveness and peace.

If we want proof the Risen Jesus Lives, we won’t look for it in the tomb.  Jesus is not there. He’s out here.  The living, in-person proof we’re looking for will be in us.  BE THE PROOF JESUS LIVES

Showing that Jesus lives is not just believing things about him.

Belief is where we start.

What comes next is how we choose to live.  Will we live the way Jesus taught?  Will WE be the ones who are carriers of forgiveness?  Will WE be the ones who practice mercy, who feed the hungry, who seek out and aggressively love the least, the lost and the last?

In our time, right now, will WE be the ones who stand up to all the ugly, hateful forms racism takes?  Economic oppression, recently unprovoked violent outbursts on elderly Asian people by strapping big men, in one case while others stood by and just watched! Will WE practice generosity and be peacemakers?  When we trust Jesus and live as he taught, we will see Him.  Right at our side.  With us.  In us.

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Thank you, Pastor Tom Kent.  The above blog first appeared at the Christ Our Savior blog post at https://www.coslc.com/blog/2021/04/02/risen-jesus/  It is shared here, by permission, as our way of sharing celebration of the Resurrection ~ Happy Easter 2021!

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Happy New Year 2021! Great to put 2020 in hindsight!

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By Sean / December 31, 2020
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Happy New Year 2021, everyone!

The expression “we all have 2020 hindsight” is a favorite since childhood.  Now it’s great to say “we all have 2020 in hindsight.”

To paraphrase our friend Paul Haut, at W. Haut Specialty Co., between the virus pandemic, the election, the fires out west, the droughts and flooding elsewhere, the racial turmoil and civil unrest, the economy…  It is, indeed, good to have 2020 in hindsight.

2021 with computer progress bar and caption, "loading" for happy new year 2021 blog postThis is a time for reflections on the year passing, and good wishes and goal-setting for the New Year approaching.

Thankfully, technology kept many of us in contact even when human contact wasn’t possible.  Many businesses pivoted, in some cases leaping forward a decade or two in a single year. Looking further for silver linings, we got to hear and see a bit of life without so much traffic and general busyness.

Personally, I was gratified by the conduct of my family during times of crisis and strain.  Professionally, it was gratifying to be able to help so many via internet technology that helps us maintain contact when human contact was constrained.

Now’s a great time to reassess what is important to us.  We tend to take things for granted when we’re all healthy in the status quo.  When the norms shift seismically, as they did in 2020, it’s  a good time to take stock and to plan the lives we want.

Reading has always been one of my mainstays, personally and professionally.  My personal annual goal of reading/listening to 50 books a year was easily attained in 2020.  I read for knowledge and understanding.  I believe we could all use more knowledge, and more understanding.  I’ve found myself stocking up on books to last a lifetime in the last couple of months – thousands of them.   Now I hope to write more of what I learn to share knowledge and understanding I’ve gained with others.

Goals are great when they’re common goals.  I will do my best to establish goals with the people I work with and the people we serve, as well as with friends and family – all of whom we hope to see much more often, in person and virtually, in 2021.

We thank everyone who made 2020 bearable, even enjoyable.  We extend our best wishes for a Happy New Year, too.

Tomorrow is the first page of a blank 365-page book. Write a good one!  Happy New Year 2021!

 

 

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Merry Christmas 2020

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By Sean / December 18, 2020
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Merry Christmas 2020

Dear Friends,

It’s December, and the end of the year cannot come soon enough. 2020 definitely has been a year that we won’t forget. The pandemic, the election, the stock market, social unrest, all in one year. Masks… I am tired of wearing a mask. My blood pressure is getting higher just by talking about it. Yet it’s Christmas, a season of celebration, time to think about the birth of our Savior and King. Our world may seem to be falling apart, but be assured that because of the love of our God, and the birth of His Son Jesus, through faith, things will be alright. Psalm 46: says to “Be still and know that I am God.” In other words, Relax, God is in control. One way or another He has promised to take care of us.

Merry Christmas 2020Our Christmas wishes we send to you.
To our friends we thank you for your friendship; to our customers, we thank you for your business; and to our vendors we thank you for your support and knowledge. We value our relationships with all, and pray for peace, prosperity, and harmony in the upcoming year.

Merry Christmas 2020 from all of us at Auto Service Aids LLC

Sincerely,

Sean & Amy & the Team at Auto Service Aids, LLC

 

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Thanks to our friends, Paul and Michael Haut of W. Haut Specialty Company for posting this originally, and sharing it with us – to share with you.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – expressing our gratitude

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By Amy / November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving 2020…tough times to gather together, and to go about the holidays as usual.  Yet we shouldn’t let tough times stop us from expressing our gratitude and prayers for the blessings we have – our gratitude and prayers for this Happy Thanksgiving 2020 – a difficult year to say the least.

We’re thankful for this “interwebs” thing, and for smartphones and other technology that helps us keep in touch with family and friends.  We’re thankful for much, including those in our household and workplace who we still get to see.  Even if sometimes only remotely.

Whether you’re a country music fan or not, here’s a great expression of gratitude from an an all-time favorite performer, a country – and gospel – music legend: Mr. Johnny Cash.

Johnny Cash “Thanksgiving Prayer”

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Johnny Cash performed “Thanksgiving Prayer” on the CBS TV show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman starring Jane Seymour. The episode aired on November 19, 1994. Thanksgiving Prayer” was written by the show’s producer, Josef Anderson.
Check out the comments at this YouTube post and you’ll see a refreshing set of simple thanks and blessings counted.

This is one of a YouTube collection by Bob Berry.  His YouTube channel is here.

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 to you and yours.

Thank you for viewing – and may you and yours experience the blessings of – and gratitude for – a Happy Thanksgiving.
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Happy Veterans Day!

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By Amy / November 11, 2020
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For those who’ve served, “Happy Veterans Day!”

Some vets bristle a bit when people thank them for their service on  Memorial Day, because that’s not what the day is for. However, that’s exactly what Veterans Day is for.

From the US Department of Defense:

“Veterans Day is NOT the Same as Memorial Day.

A lot of Americans get this confused, and we’ll be honest — it can be a little annoying to all of the living veterans out there. Memorial Day is a time to remember those who gave their lives for our country, particularly in battle or from wounds they suffered in battle. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it’s largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices.”

So when you see a vet, be sure to say thank you, or welcome home.

I’ve written about the history of Veterans Day before, so how about something fun? Take a quiz about Veterans Day here: https://www.defense.gov/Engage/Quiz/Article/1988530/test-your-veterans-day-knowledge/

Unlike Facebook quizzes, it’s NOT full of click-bait.

Happy Veterans Day to all the vets out there – and thank you!

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Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

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By Sean / September 5, 2020

Here’s how Labor Day Weekend 2020 came to be:

Labor Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated on the first Monday in September to honor and recognize the American labor movement and the works and contributions of laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.[1][2][3] It is the Monday of the long weekend known as Labor Day Weekend.

Beginning in the late 19th century, as the trade union and labor movements grew, trade unionists proposed that a day be set aside to celebrate labor. “Labor Day” was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, which organized the first parade in New York City. In 1887, Oregon was the first state of the United States to make it an official public holiday. By the time it became an official federal holiday in 1894, thirty states in the United States officially celebrated Labor Day.[4]

Canada’s Labour Day is also celebrated on the first Monday of September.

Labor Day info from Wikipedia

Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

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Thanks to Wikipedia, “The Free Encyclopedia”, for this information for our post on Labor Day Weekend 2020 – text above from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labor_Day 

Happy Labor Day Weekend 2020

This holiday is especially significant this year as we thank and salute essential workers.  We thank the first-responders, the store clerks, the deliver drivers, health care workers, teachers and more who do everything they can, everyday, to make all our lives just a little bit better.

We thank our employees, our suppliers, our customers – the countless numbers who make all of our labors worthwhile.  We wish all of you, and your families, friends and associates the finest Labor Day Weekend 2020!  May this day in 2021 be brighter.

 

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1776 – A Revolutionary Year, A Good Book

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By Sean / July 4, 2020

Thanks to many in 1776, Happy Independence Day!

We wouldn’t be in a position to extend “Happy Independence Day” wishes without the revolutionary efforts of many in 1776.  It was a revolutionary year, and it is a good book.

cover illustration of 1776 by David McCullough

Pulitzer Prize Winner David McCullough penned another novel-like history, 1776.

Written by David McCullough, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the book reads like a novel.  We can all recite a few sentences, maybe a few paragraphs, about the year, and about the main character, the first among equals, George Washington.  Reading this book immerses you in the times, the circumstances; the long odds and the weight of the outcomes.

 

The following taken from the Audible page where the audio-book version of 1776 is offered.   The cover image is from the Amazon page where the book is offered.

Publisher’s Summary

In this stirring audiobook, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted to little more than words on paper.

Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts, and mere boys turned soldiers. And it is the story of the British commander, William Howe, and his highly disciplined redcoats, who looked on their rebel foes with contempt and fought with a valor too little known. But it is the American commander-in-chief who stands foremost: Washington, who had never before led an army in battle.

The darkest hours of that tumultuous year were as dark as any Americans have known. Especially in our own tumultuous time, 1776 is powerful testimony to how much is owed to a rare few in that brave founding epoch, and what a miracle it was that things turned out as they did.

Written as a companion work to his celebrated biography of John Adams, David McCullough’s 1776 is another landmark in the literature of American history.

©2005 David McCullough (P)2005 Simon and Schuster Inc. AUDIOWORKS is an imprint of Simon and Schuster Audio Division, Simon and Schuster Inc.

1776 Critic Reviews

  • 2005 Audie Award Nominee, Narration by the Author
  • 2005 Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award, Nonfiction

“A first-rate historical account.” (Booklist)

“A narrative tour de force, exhibiting all the hallmarks the author is known for: fascinating subject matter, expert research, and detailed, graceful prose…. Simply put, this is history writing at its best from one of its top practitioners.” (Publishers Weekly)

“A stirring and timely work, reminding us that it’s soldiers rather than ‘tavern patriots and windy politicians’ who have always paid the price of American idealism and determined its successes. (The New York Times)

Happy Independence Day!

We wish all our clients, customers, associates, vendors, neighbors, friends and family a happy, healthy, safe Independence Day weekend.  We encourage gratitude for the sacrifices of many, and hope for the future of all.

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