12-11-2018, 07:38 AM
Queen Kima - Whemi BOD
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Denison, TX
Texas Chapter HTC News: December 11, 2018
The history of gingerbread at Christmas:
An early medieval Christian legend elaborates on the Gospel of Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus. According to the legend, attested to in a Greek document from the 8th century, of presumed Irish origin and translated into Latin with the title Collectanea et Flores, in addition to gold, frankincense, and myrrh, given as gifts by three "wise men from the east" (magi), ginger was the gift of one wise man (magus) who was unable to complete the journey to Bethlehem. As he was lingering in his last days in a city in Syria, the magus gave his chest of ginger roots to the Rabbi who had kindly cared for him in his illness. The Rabbi told him of the prophesies of the great King who was to come to the Jews, one of which was that He would be born in Bethlehem, which, in Hebrew, meant "House of Bread". The Rabbi was accustomed to having his young students make houses of bread to eat over time to nourish the hope for their Messiah. The Magus suggested adding ground-up ginger to the bread for zest and flavor. Gingerbread, as we know it today, descends from Medieval European culinary traditions.
There aren't any Texas birthdays on the calendar this week.If it's your birthday/anniversary/special occasion let us know and we will celebrate with you.
Doc has generously replenished our Texas Chapter bumper stickers. If you would like one please PM me your mailing information.
Join us every Thursday night at 7:00 CST for chatroom. It's a great way to get to know your HTC family better: FYI: CHATROOM IS STILL NOT WORKING SINCE THE MOVE TO THE CLOUD. THE GURU'S ARE ON IT.....BUT I'M ALSO ON TRYING TO WIN THE PUBLISHER'S CLEARNING HOUSE.
If you have a prayer request you would like to share either add it to this thread or PM me.
*HemiSuperbee - Mark - health concerns
*Rancher - Doug said to take him off the list but I think a quick prayer for his general health issues isn't a bad idea
*jwberry's dad - health issues, will be having heart surgery when stronger.
*Saber (Cherie) - health issues
Have a great week!!