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Dec 18
2012
Misti McHatton

Three French Hens

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3 French Hens

Three French Hens are symbolic of the three virtues of faith, hope and love. A hen is simply a female chicken.

Historically, the gift of a hen would be provision of food for the family.

Dec 18
2012
Misti McHatton

Four Calling Birds

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4 Calling Birds

The four calling birds are the first four books of the New Testament.

  1. Matthew
  2. Mark
  3. Luke
  4. John

Also knows as the Gospels, these books tell the story of Jesus. The traditional definition of a “Calling Bird” is simply a “Black bird.” Over time the word “Colly” which meant black was changed to “Calling.” In symbolism, the blackbird represents: “those who are tempted by carnal pleasure.”

Dec 18
2012
Misti McHatton

Five Golden Rings

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5 Gold Rings

The five golden rings in this song are representative of the first five books of the Old Testament in the Bible. They are:

  1. Genesis
  2. Exodus
  3. Leviticus
  4. Numbers
  5. Deuteronomy

Gold is extremely symbolic. Some of its meanings are:

Dec 18
2012
Misti McHatton

Six Geese a Laying

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6 Geese Laying

According to this site, Geese represent providence and vigilance. Interestingly, the “six geese a laying” is representative of the six days of creation prior to God’s resting on the seventh day.

Genesis 1 gives us the outline of the six days of creation.

Dec 18
2012
Misti McHatton

Seven Swans a Swimming

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7 Swans Swimming

The Seven Swans are representative of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. They are:

  1. Wisdom
  2. Understanding
  3. Right Judgment
  4. Courage
  5. Knowledge
  6. Piety
  7. Reverence

The scriptural foundation for this is Isaiah 11:1-3, which reads:

Dec 16
2012
Steve Marr

Getting Your Car Ready For Winter

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As winter sets in across America snow, ice and short days create an additional risk to motorists.  While we can’t control the weather we can, and should take steps to place a few items in our car to be prepared to help ourselves, or others.