Peace time!

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Yep, it’s already that time again — find 10 minutes to chant or pray or meditate for peace.

Also want to give a heads up:  Linda over at litebeing.com has asked fellow bloggers to participate with her in writing posts on “What were the gifts of 2014?”  There are lots of dates still open, just let her know what day — the list of dates taken and open is on this post and if you scroll down, the guidelines for this challenge are all there.

Collective Prayer Sundays:  In case you’re new, we’re finding 10 minutes at a minimum to pray or chant or meditate (or???) for peace every Sunday.  Details are on the CPS page.  For comments:  you can comment here or on that page or you can go to the Facebook page.

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Proof is in the Puppies

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what a great article, thank you! 😀

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Calendar day; December 7, 2014

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Sunday, the 7th of December, 2014 is the 341th day in 2014 and in the 49th calendar week.
General Events:
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
December 7, 2014 in the USA
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is observed annually on December 7, is a holiday to remember and honor all those who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. It is not a federal holiday. Government offices, schools, and businesses do not close. Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.
On August 23, 1994, United States Congress, by public law 103-308, designated December 7 of each year as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is also referred to as Pearl harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day. It is a tradition to fly the Flag of the United States at half-staff until sunset.
On Sunday morning, December 7, 1941 America’s naval base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the forces of the Empire of Japan. More than 2,400 Americans were killed and more than 1,100 were wounded. The attack sank four U.S. Navy battleships and damaged four more. It also damaged or sank three cruisers, three destroyers, one minelayer and damaged 188 aircraft. The day after the attack, the United States declared war on Japan and entered World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt, in a speech to congress, stated that the bombing of Pearl Harbor was “a date which will live in infamy”.
Where is Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day?
Nationwide USA
Armed Forces Flag Day
December 7, 2014 in India
Armed Forces Flag Day takes place on December 07, 2014. The Armed Forces Flag Day or the Flag Day of India is a day dedicated towards collection of funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel. It has been observed annually in India on December 7 since 1949. Over the years, it has become a tradition to commemorate this day as an honour to the soldiers, airmen and sailors of India. It is a time for Indians to express its gratitude and appreciation to the current and veteran military personnel of India and to acknowledge those who died in service to the country. On the Flag Day all three branches of the Indian armed forces, the Indian Army, the Indian Air Force and the Indian Navy, arrange a variety of shows, carnivals, dramas and other entertainment programmes to showcase to the general public the efforts of their personnel to ensure national security. Throughout the country small flags and car flags in red, deep blue and light blue colours representing the three Services are distributed in return for donations.
Where is Armed Forces Flag Day?
Nationwide India
Day of the Little Candles
December 7, 2014 in Colombia
Day of the Little Candles takes place on December 07, 2014. Little Candle’s Day (Spanish:Día de las Velitas) is one of the most observed traditional holidays in Colombia. It is celebrated on the eve of the Immaculate Conception, which is a public holiday in Colombia. This day is the unofficial start of the Christmas season in the country. On this day, people place candles and paper lanterns on their windows, balconies, porches, sidewalks, streets, parks and squares, in short, everywhere they can be seen, in honor of the Virgin Mary and her immaculate conception.
Where is Day of the Little Candles?
Nationwide Colombia
International Civil Aviation Day
December 7, 2014 in the World
International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 07, 2014. It was proclaimed In 1996 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day had been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
Civil aviation is one of two major categories of flying, representing all non-military aviation, both private and commercial. Most of the countries in the world are members of the International Civil Aviation Organization and work together to establish common standards and recommended practices for civil aviation through that agency.
Civil aviation includes two major categories: Scheduled air transport, including all passenger and cargo flights operating on regularly scheduled routes and General aviation, including all other civil flights, private or commercial.
Where is Civil Aviation Day?
World Letter Writing Day
December 7, 2014 in the World
World Letter Writing Day is a day that people from all around the world will pick up a pen or pencil & write a letter…it’s that simple!
When was the last time you put pen to paper to get in touch with someone? Email, text messaging and instant communication are incredible tools, but lack the personal touch of a handwritten letter. Dust off your writing paper, pens and envelopes and try writing a letter in place of emailing or phoning on Letter Writing Day.
Where is World Letter Writing Day?
National Cotton Candy Day
December 7, 2014 in the USA
National Cotton Candy Day is celebrated on December 07, 2014. Cotton candy , candy floss, or candyfloss, or fairy floss is a form of spun sugar. Since it comprises mostly air, a small initial quantity of sugar generates a tremendously greater final volume, causing servings to be physically large and voluminous. A typical serving on a stick is approximately 1 ounce/30 grams.
Cotton Candy is sometimes sold in bags containing several servings. Cotton candy is often served at carnivals or circuses. Food coloring can be used to change the natural white color. There are many flavors although flossine is one of the most common. A similar confectionery is the Persian Pashmak, and the Turkish Pismaniye, although the latter is made with flour and water in addition to sugar. Ngathrek Golop Lhakpa is also a Bhutanese variant, but with added Butter tea and chilli peppers.
Where is National Cotton Candy Day?
Nationwide USA
Historical Events on 7th December:
43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
1724 – Tumult of Thorn – religious unrest was followed by the execution of nine Protestant citizens and the mayor of Thorn (Torun) by Polish authorities.
1741 – Elisabeth Petrovna becomes tsarina of Russia
1804 – Naturalist Alexander von Humboldt reports his discovery of the decrease in intensity of Earth’s magnetic field from the poles to the equator in a memoir to the Paris Institute
1872 – HMS Challenger sets sail on 3½ year world oceanographic cruise
1900 – Max Planck, in his house at Grunewald, on the outskirts of Berlin, discovers the law of black body radiation
1909 – Belgian-born Leo Baekeland, Yonkers, NY, patents 1st thermosetting plastic (Bakelite)
1926 – Gas refrigerator patented
1934 – Wiley Post discovers jet stream
1941 – 350 Japanese attack the US fleet at Pearl Harbour Naval Base, Hawaii: “a date which will live in infamy”
1944 – Convention on International Civil Aviation drawn up in Chicago
1945 – Microwave oven patented
1949 – Chiang Kai-shek flees to Taiwan
1960 – Ivory Coast claims independence from France
1968 – Richard Dodd returns a library book his great grandfather took out in 1823 from the University of Cincinnati
1975 – Archbishop Makarios returns Cyprus
1988 – 6.9 earthquake in Spitak, Armenia (25,000 killed, 5,000,000 homeless)
1995 – US space probe Galileo begins orbiting Jupiter

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