Advent Words from Charles Dickens

 

I will honor Christmas in my heart. Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens, English author

 

 

Charles Dickens, English writer, wrote some of the most beloved and quoted literature in the English language. Almost everyone is familiar with his Christmas classic,

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas,

better known as  A Christmas Carol,

which has been portrayed on stage and film – there are even animated versions.

 

 

Another Dickens’ book created the name for a medical condition –

Pickwickian syndrome: The combination of obesity, somnolence (sleepiness), hypoventilation (underbreathing), and plethoric (red) face.

The syndrome is so named because of the “fat and red-faced boy in a state of somnolency” that Charles Dickens described in his novel, The Pickwick Papers. (The same boy is thought by some experts possibly to have had the Prader-Willi syndrome).

Dickens may have been the “first celebrity medical spokesman.” 

 

 

 

 

The season of Advent, which comes comes from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming” or “visit,” begins four Sundays before Christmas and ends on Christmas Eve. Advent is the beginning of the liturgical year for Christians. [Liturgical — from liturgy, which means the forms and functions of public worship.]

Please follow this blog every week for more Advent Words as we Christians observe this solemn season.

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Weekend Words from Jude

Jude 1:2, Good News Translation

May mercy, peace, and love be yours in full measure.

 

Kawaiaha'o Church in Hawaii
an old photo taken by Dr. Aletha on a visit to Hawaii

 

KAWAIAHA‘O CHURCH,

Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii 

the “Westminster Abbey of the Pacific”

“Kawaiaha‘o stands as the first Christian church to be built on O‘ahu, and today is respected as the Mother Church of Hawai‘i, where God’s work continues and the Hawaiian culture and language is perpetuated.”

(from the website )

 

I also wrote about Hawaii at this link-

finding the rainbow and a volcano 

Weekend Words from Acts

Weekend Words featuring #YouVersion

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Weekend words is a regular feature of Watercress Words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to read words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

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Weekend words from Isaiah

 

those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to consider words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

 

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Weekend words from the Beatitudes

Matthew 5:6 Happy are people who are hungry and thirsty for righteousness

 

 

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Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words.

At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to consider words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

 

Disclosure:

This blog gains no financial benefit from this or any charitable organization mentioned here. I recommend you investigate before donating anywhere.

 

 

Weekend words from Psalm 118

This is the day the Lord has made. Psalm 118
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Weekend words is a regular feature of watercress words. At the end of the work week we take a break from exploring strictly medical topics to consider words of faith, hope and love from the Bible and other carefully selected writings.

 

Disclosure:

This blog gains no financial benefit from this or any charitable organization mentioned here. I recommend you investigate before donating anywhere.