11:11 What does it mean when you see it more and more often

What is 11:11 and what happens when you see it, or rather notice it, more and more often? Maybe a higher power is trying to communicate with you? Or is your guardian angel trying to fulfill your mission?

Number 1 is a very strong number.
It is strength, momentum, principle, independence, uniqueness, initiative, confidence, ambition, motivation, leadership, courage, strength, creation, creativity, self-confidence, endurance, evolution, and uniqueness in life.
Number 1 reminds you that you alone can create your life with your thoughts, your beliefs, your intentions and your actions.

11 has the vibration and quality of patience, honesty, spirituality, sensitivity, intuition and compassion.

If you are in an era where you see the number 11:11 more and more often before your eyes,
the time of your spiritual awakening has probably begun. Seeing 11 11 more and more often you tune in to the vibration of the new beginning that wants to lead you to a necessary change of life and consciousness.

11:11 can open a portal to make your thoughts come true to make your dreams come true.

11:11 plays the role of… lens.
It is the moment when synchronicity sheds its light on your thoughts to make them a reality together.

So, always have a wish ready to be shouted.

Doreen Virtue says that the angelic numbers 1,11, 111, 1111 mean:
“Keep your thoughts positive because they will become a reality immediately.
Focus only on what you want and not on what you are afraid of “.

In matters of relationships, 11:11 is also considered the number of the Twin Flame.
The experience of the twin flame is experienced by two people who, during their incarnation, shared a piece of the eternal flame.
So when you see 11:11 it may mean that your twin flame is somewhere close and you are getting ready for your meeting.

The most important thing is that after you started to observe and locate 11:11 in your life, in time, in receipts, in places, in tables, a unique journey has begun for you that will change you and will evolve you spiritually, mentally. and physically. When 11:11 fulfills its purpose, other important numbers will begin to appear in your life in other important combinations.

Pay attention to the signs, to your dreams, to the issue that preoccupied you when you saw 11:11 to get the answers and guidance you need. And so, you will never feel alone…

You can choose to believe whatever you want. But always look at 11:11 as a small sign sent to you by the universe, god, energy, your higher self, your angel, to tell you that everything is already or is entering into the perfect sweet alignment.
And always meditate even for a moment on what the universe wants to tell you with every number, event and meeting.

Today if you see 11:11 again maybe a gate will open to make your dreams come true. Spend a few minutes during the day to feel grateful, to pray, to open your heart and mind to all the good that awaits you in the next moment. The gate is open. Will you allow your dreams to come true?

from: anewlife.gr 

Archeologists discovered ancient towers, copper trade and games in Qumayrah Valley Oman

At the end of December 2021, another season of archaeological fieldwork in Qumayrah Valley in Northern Oman came to a close. Archaeologists identified there another tower in a Bronze Age settlement, unearthed evidence of copper smelting and discovered a 4 thousand-year-old… game board!

Excavations were conducted by the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology (CAŚ) from the University of Warsaw as part of an Omani-Polish project called “The development of settlements in the mountains of northern Oman in the Bronze and Iron Ages”.

The project is studying settlements within the Qumayrah Valley, where preliminary surveys previously located prehistoric campsites, burials, settlements and tower structures, all within a close vicinity of Ayn Bani Saida.

The valley is a micro-region that contains many archaeological remains located along a 10-km-long L-shaped hollow between massifs forming part of the Jebel Hajar Mountain range. In ancient times this was a major route connecting Bat in the south, Buraimi and Al-Ayn in the north, and the sea coast near Sohar in the east.

In the latest study, the researchers identified an ancient settlement from the Umm al-Nar period (2500-2000 BC), where they unearthed the remains of several large circular towers and Bronze Age buildings.

Cleaning the walls of an Umm an-Nar building (photo J. Sliwa/PCMA UW)

The most notable find is a stone board game with marked fields and cup holes, consistent with games based on a similar design that have been found in India, Mesopotamia, and the Eastern Mediterranean basin.

Researchers also found evidence of processing copper at the site, as well several copper objects, suggesting that the settlement participated in this lucrative trade for which Oman was famous for at that time, with mentions of Omani copper present in the cuneiform texts from Mesopotamia.

Professor Piotr Bieliński from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology said: “The abundance of traces of settlement from different periods proves that this valley was an important place in prehistory, and perhaps also in the history of Oman”.

LINKS FROM: https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/archaeologists-discover-4000-year-old-stone-board-game/142440?amp&fbclid=IwAR2g4INQ9lXMo2ItKQal-yNAter0UArbdq2o3Am_VGxcBztlAc4QRfgyVmM

The Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology

The meaning of Christmas

Christmas is one of the most important Christian and cultural holidays of the year, but what is the true meaning of Christmas? For Christians, the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the Savior, Jesus Christ.

Jesus was brought into the world to take care of the things we have fouled up: transgression. God sent his main child to be the expiation for every one of our transgressions with the goal that we would not be isolated from God. Without Jesus, we would all pass on for our transgressions. We acquired our corrupt nature from the primary individuals God made, Adam and Eve. While being completely God but completely man, Jesus appeared on the scene as a newborn child to save every one of us.

Most Christmas customs change in importance and emblematic significance. For instance, we trade gifts since God sent us the most valuable gift: his main Son. Likewise, three Wisemen visited Jesus and brought gifts also. A sonnet named A Visit from St. Nicholas wrote in 1822 advocated the custom of trading gifts as well.

Despite the fact that individuals overall observe Christ’s introduction to the world on December 25th, all things considered, he was brought into the world on an alternate month and date. The congregation in the fourth century picked December 25th as it facilitated with the Solstice on the Roman Calendar. (See: When Was Jesus Born?)

For Christians, the genuine importance of Christmas is the festival of the Savior, Jesus Christ. We realize that through faith in Christ we are little girls and children of God. Paradise will one day be our home. Maybe this will assist you with taking a gander at the Christmas season contrastingly this year. An opportunity to really take in the marvel and stunningness of the period.

The Christmas story is recorded in Luke 2:4-19.

“So Joseph additionally went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, since he had a place with the house and line of David. He went there to enlist with Mary, who was vowed to be hitched to him and was anticipating a kid. While they were there, the opportunity arrived for the child to be conceived, and she brought forth her firstborn, a child. She enveloped him by materials and put him in a trough on the grounds that there was no space for them in the motel.

“Also there were shepherds living out in the fields close by, overseeing their herds around evening time. A holy messenger of the Lord appeared to them, and the greatness of the Lord sparkled around them, and they were scared. Be that as it may, the holy messenger said to them, ‘Don’t be apprehensive. I give you uplifting news of extraordinary pleasure that will be for every one individuals. Today in the town of David a Savior has been brought into the world to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be an indication to you: You will observe a child enveloped by materials and lying in a trough.’

“Abruptly an incredible organization of the great host showed up with the holy messenger, adulating God and saying, ‘Magnificence to God in the most noteworthy, and on earth harmony to men on whom his approval rests.’

“At the point when the holy messengers had left them and gone into paradise, the shepherds said to each other, ‘We should go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has occurred, which the Lord has filled us in about.’ So they rushed off and tracked down Mary and Joseph and the child, who was lying in the trough. At the point when they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been educated them regarding this youngster, and all who heard it were astounded at what the shepherds said to them. However, Mary prized up this multitude of things and considered them in her heart.” (Luke 2:4-19)

She was in Heaven for 11 minutes and she Comes Back to Tell Her Story (video)

One day back in September, Charlotte Holmes watched from above as a dozen medical personnel surrounded her hospital bed and fought heroically to bring her back from death. One staff member knelt astride of her on the bed, delivering chest compressions as others administered drugs, adjusted monitors and called out readings. In the corner of the room, Charlotte saw her husband Danny watching, alone and scared.

Then, she smelled the most wonderfully intoxicating fragrance she’d ever smelled. And with that, heaven opened before her. 

Charlotte, who has lived with Danny in Mammoth for 48 years, had been admitted three days earlier to Cox South Hospital in Springfield after she went for a routine checkup with her cardiologist and was sent directly to the hospital when her blood pressure spiked at 234 / 134. 

“I’ve always had trouble with my blood pressure, and I’ve been in the hospital two or three times before when they put me on IV medication to bring it down,” she said. “That time, in September, I’d been there three days, and I was hooked up to all the heart monitors. They had just given me a sponge bath in my bed, and they were putting a clean hospital gown on me when it happened. I can’t remember anything about that moment, but Danny said I just fell over, and one of the nurses said, ‘Oh my gosh. She’s not breathing.’”

Danny told her later that her eyes were wide open, and she seemed to be staring. The nurse ran out of the room, and called a code, bringing a crowd of medical personnel rushing into the room. One got up on the bed and began the chest compressions. 

“I thought I wasn’t gonna bring you home,” Danny told her later.

That was the moment, Charlotte said, when “I came out above my body. I was looking down on everything. I could see them working on me on the bed. I could see Danny standing in the corner.”

And then came the wonderful fragrance. 

“The most beautiful, wonderful smell, like nothing I’d ever smelled before. I’m a flower person; I love flowers, and there were these flowers that had this fragrance you can’t even imagine,” she said. 

The flowers were part of a scene that suddenly unfolded before her. “God took me to a place beyond anything I could ever have imagined,” she said. “I opened my eyes, and I was in awe. There were waterfalls, creeks, hills, gorgeous scenery. And there was the most beautiful music, like angels singing and people singing with them, so soothing. The grass and trees and flowers were swaying in time with the music.”

Then she saw the angels. “There were several angels, but these were humongous, and their wings were iridescent. They would take one wing and fan it out, and I could feel the wind on my face from the angels’ wings,” she said. 

“You know, we’ve all imagined what heaven will be like. But this … this was a million times more than anything I could have imagined,” Charlotte said. “I was in awe.”

Then she saw “the golden gates, and beyond them, standing there smiling and waving at me, were my mom and dad and sister.”

Charlotte’s mother, Mabel Willbanks, was 56 when she died of a heart attack. Charlotte’s sister Wanda Carter had been 60-something when she too had a heart attack and died in her sleep. Her dad, Hershel Willbanks, had lived into his 80s but then died “a very sad death” due to lung problems, she said.

But there they were, smiling out at her from just beyond the golden gates, looking happy and healthy. “They had no glasses, and they looked like they were in their 40s. They were so excited to see me,” Charlotte said.       

Her cousin Darrell Willbanks, who’d been like a brother to her, was there too. Darrell had lost a leg before he died of heart problems. But there he was, standing on two good legs and happily waving at her. 

Charlotte Holmes

A blindingly bright light streamed from behind her loved ones and the huge crowd of people standing with them. Charlotte is sure the light was God. 

She was turning her head away to save her eyes – the light was so bright – when something else caught her eye. It was a little boy, a toddler. “He stood there in front of my mom and dad,” she said.

For a moment, Charlotte was confused. Whose boy was that? she wondered. But as soon as the question came into her mind, she felt God answering it.

It was her and Danny’s son, the baby she had miscarried nearly 40 years ago when she was five and a half months pregnant.

“Back then, they didn’t let you hold the baby or bury it when you miscarried that far along. They just held him up and said, ‘It’s a little boy.’ And that was all. It was over. I went through a long, deep depression after that miscarriage, wishing I could have held him,” she said.   

Seeing her little son standing with her parents, she said, “I couldn’t wait to hold him. I had missed that.”

It was all so wonderful, heaven was. And, from beyond the golden gates, she felt God saying, “Welcome home.”

“But then, I turned my head away from that bright light again and looked behind me. And there were Danny and Chrystal and Brody and Shai,” she said referring to her and Danny’s daughter Chrystal Meek and her adults kids Brody and Shai. “They were crying, and it broke my heart. We know that in heaven there is no sorrow, but I hadn’t walked through the gates. I wasn’t there yet. I thought how I wanted to see Shai get married and Brody get married to make sure they were OK.”

At that moment she felt God telling her she had a choice. “You can stay home, or you can go back. But if you go back, you have to tell your story. You have to explain what you’ve seen and tell my message, and that message is that I’m coming soon for my church, my bride,” Charlotte said.

About that time, as Danny was watching the emergency responders continue the chest compressions, he heard one of them ask, “Paddles?” apparently referring to an electro-shock defibrilator. 

He heard the person in charge answer no and instead order some kind of shot. “And then he said a guy comes running in, and they give me the shot, and he could see on the monitors that my blood pressure was going down,” Charlotte said.

And then, Danny told her afterward, he saw one of Charlotte’s eyes blink, “and I knew you were coming back to me.”

Charlotte had been dead 11 minutes. 

When she came to, she started to cry. Danny asked her, “Mama, are you hurting?” 

Charlotte shook her head no. And then she asked him, “Did you smell those flowers?”

Danny had messaged Chrystal the moment Charlotte had stopped breathing, and Chrystal had rounded up her kids and they all rushed to Springfield, arriving at Charlotte’s side just as she was being taken to ICU.

When she saw Chrystal coming toward her, the first thing Charlotte said to her was, “Did you smell the flowers?”

Chrystal turned to her dad and said, “Huh?”

Danny shrugged. “I don’t know,” he said. “She keeps saying she smelled flowers.”

Charlotte was in the hospital another couple of weeks, and during that time, “I couldn’t stop talking about it. I’ve got this burning in my life and my soul. I got to see something so amazing, and I’ve just got to tell people about it. Heaven is a million times better than you can imagine. I stop people in the grocery store. I even stopped my mailman and told him. I’m not bashful. I want to share this story wherever I can.”

When she was in heaven, she felt God telling her that, when she went back, she would see angels. “And just in the last month, I’ve started seeing them. I can see people guardian angels behind them,” she said. 

Charlotte has always been a devout Christian. She and Danny are part of the band that provides the music at Mammoth Assembly of God. “But now, more than anything, my favorite thing to do is pray with people. Danny even built me a prayer closet. He knows if he wakes up at 3 a.m. and I’m gone, that’s where I am. It’s so important to me, and in doing this, I’ve heard from so many other people with their testimony.” 

Charlotte has told her story at several churches and meetings of other groups in the area. 

“I just can’t keep from talking about it. And there’s so much more to the story. I don’t want people to think I’m crazy – well, I don’t care if they think I’m crazy. I know what the Lord showed me, and I can’t quit saying how wonderful and merciful God is,” she said.

from link: http://ozarkcountytimes.com/news-local-news/when-charlotte%e2%80%99s-heart-stopped-her-amazing-visit-heaven-began/

By Sue Ann Jones, sueann@ozarkcountytimes.com

9 Best Christmas movies of 2021

With the surge of unique substance making a gridlock in your watch list, picking the ideal film can be a test. Here to help: the accompanying blend of prospective occasion top choices. Peruse on for eccentric rom-coms, a portion of Hollywood’s cherished celebrities, and dim comedies that exchange cheerful and splendid for freaky and dismay. Glad occasion watching and happy holidays to all!

#1 A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas is a 2021 British Christmas fantasy film directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Ol Parker and Kenan, and based on the 2015 book of the same name by Matt Haig.
The film was released on 26 November 2021 in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany and China, by StudioCanal, while Netflix released the film elsewhere,on 24 November 2021.The film received positive reviews from critics.
A fable bookended by narration from the amazing Maggie Smith, the tale follows a boy named Nikolas, along with his chatty mouse and magical reindeer friends, on an adventure that culminates in the discovery of Elfhelm and, in turn, Christmas. Kristen Wiig, Jim Broadbent, and Joel Fry round out the cast.

#2 A Gift from Bob

A Gift from Bob is a 2020 British Christmas biographical drama film directed by Charles Martin Smith and written by Garry Jenkins, based on the non-fiction books A Gift from Bob and The Little Book of Bob by James Bowen. It is a sequel to the 2016 film A Street Cat Named Bob, and stars Luke Treadaway, reprising his role as Bowen. Anna Wilson-Jones, Kristina Tonteri-Young, and Bob the Cat co-star. It was released in the United Kingdom by Lionsgate on 6 November 2020, and is the final film appearance of Bob, who died in an accident six months after filming was completed.

James looks back at the last Christmas he and Bob spent scraping a living on the streets and how Bob helped him through one of his toughest times – providing strength, friendship and inspiration – and ultimately teaching each other about the true meaning of Christmas spirit along the way.

#3 A Jenkins Family Christmas

From chief Robin Givens, A Jenkins Family Christmas stars Regina Taylor as Baneatta Jenkins, the family female authority whose friends and family are gathering for the principal Christmas subsequent to covering her significant other. Riding custom with another typical and unburied insider facts, Baneatta grapples with being consistent with herself, her family, and her confidence. This BET+ dramatization is imbued with parody, extraordinary exhibitions, and a gospel-substantial soundtrack—an ideal formula for conveying every one of the feels this Christmas season.

#4 Black Friday

Crowds of Black Friday customers. A blood-souring infection that transforms its casualties into bubbled beasts. The two crash in Black Friday, a bent occasion film that shakes the sensitive spots. It’s Thanksgiving night and a toy store’s representatives are planning for the next day when an outsider parasite collides with earth, adding a degree of zombified freakiness to what’s as of now a shopping bad dream. Gracious, and Devon Sawa fans from the ’90s ought to get energized he stars in this one.

#5 Love Hard

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Assuming that the Netflix divine beings are so kind as to effortlessness us with many occasion themed romantic comedies this year, then, at that point, so be it. We will observe each one with a hot drink close by. Here, we have Nina Dobrev as Natalia, a dazzling Los Angeles reporter who some way or another can’t track down a legitimate in addition to one. Until she meets Tag (Darren Barnet from Never Have I Ever) on a dating application. Feeling unconstrained, Natalia flies to Lake Placid for Christmas to surprise Tag, where she discovers that she’s been duped by the dorky (yet perhaps quite sweet?) Josh.

#6 Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas

The Scrooges over at NBC (no irreverence) dropped the melodic series Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist with its finale account hanging off a bluff, however fortunately, the heavenly messengers over at The Roku Channel are reviving the series in occasion film structure, complete with its whole splendid cast: Jane Levy, Alex Newell, Skylar Astin, John Clarence Stewart, and so on. Set on her first occasion—spoiler alert!— without her dad, the film gets back on track and guarantees an occasion as mysterious as though Mitch had never left.

#7 Grumpy Christmas

Surly Christmas is a continuation of the Mexican family satire Un Padre No Tan Padre, in which thorny Don Servando should adapt to his radical child. This time, the family heads to the ocean side to enjoy the occasion with determined Aunt Alicia, who becomes foe number one for Servando.

Accessible to stream on December 22

#8 A Castle for Christmas

As incredible creator Sophie Brown, Brooke Shields scrams to Scotland for a vacation film that costars Cary Elwes (Stranger Things) and Andi Osho (I May Destroy You). Including all the merry accessory you need in a film named A Castle for Christmas—blanketed horseback rides, red plaid kilts, gleaming Christmas trees—this Netflix offering, which follows Sophie on her mission to possess the palace and sack a duke—conveys big time on the warm and fluffy sentiments.

#9 A Naija Christmas

Netflix presents Nollywood to the American masses with this occasion offering: a humorous satire around three children who run out to observe spouses before the Christmas occasion, along these lines fulfilling what may be their mom’s last desire. Set in Lagos and coordinated by Kunle Afolayan, the film stars Nigerian film heavyweights Mercy Johnson, Efa Iwara, Kunle Remi, and Abayomi Alvin, just as the late Rachael Oniga who plays the nominal female authority.

The story behind of the Christmas tree

If there is one thing that marks the beginning of the festive season of Christmas, it is without a doubt the Christmas tree. The famous Christmas tree is the ultimate symbol of Christmas.

But where did the custom of decorating a Christmas tree come from?

Fir trees have been widely used since ancient times and have been used in many religions. For example, pagans used fir branches to start the winter solstice. Later, with the advent of Christianity, fir trees were associated with the immortality of God.

Although no one knows exactly when the decoration of Christmas trees began, it is estimated that their “mother” is Northern Europe about 1000 years ago, with the main “candidate” country being Germany. In the past, the inhabitants of the regions of Northern Europe hung fir trees upside down from the roof with chains. If they could not buy a tree, then they improvised and created Christmas trees from wood, which they placed in a pyramid shape and decorated with candles, paper and apples.

These looked like Christmas trees that later began to be systematically decorated in medieval Germany in front of the Churches on Christmas Eve. From Germany, in fact, comes the prevailing view on the basis of which the Christmas tree was created, as we decorate it in our homes today.

According to this quite popular view, the first to decorate a Christmas tree was the German preacher Martin Luther in the 16th century.

According to the legend, as the preacher was walking in the forest, he looked at the stars between 3 branches and what he saw was so beautiful that he then returned to his house and told his children that it reminded him of Christ, who fell from paradise. on Earth at Christmas. So he decided to decorate a tree in his house.

In general, however, there are many more myths and legends about the origin of the Christmas tree, most of which come from the Baltic countries, Germany and Northern Europe in general.

In Greece, however, the Christmas tree came as a custom from the first king of the country, Otto. Before the Christmas tree in Greece we decorated boats as a symbol of the navy and the sea, which from antiquity until today plays an important role in our country.

Of course, Othon decorated the first Christmas tree in a palace and more specifically in the palace of Nafplio. The one who decorated a Christmas tree at home for the first time in Greece was the Greek diplomat, Ioannis Paparrigopoulos.

from: https://www.neolaia.gr/2020/12/25/istoria-hristugenniatikou-dentrou/

A Woman who walked on the beach, found a bottle with a Message in it!!

“Found in Florida! So one of the owners of a hotel, Judi was walking on the beach this morning cleaning up the junk that washed into shore and finds a bottle with a message in it. There is also some sand and 2 one-dollar bills. Once we get it open and read the notes we find out that it is in fact NOT sand.

It is the ashes of this woman’s husband of 70 years named Gordon. She writes that He loved to travel so she sent him traveling in a bottle with a note and money for someone to call home and tell her where he landed. He started at Big Pine Key in March of 2012 and then went to Islamorada where someone found him.

They added a note and sent him traveling again and he landed on our beach in Key Colony. Judi called the wife in Tennessee who was excited to know of Gordon’s travels! Judi added her note, we put him in a rum bottle (you know added a little fun to his trip) with the three notes. We added another dollar in case Gordon travels far and a long-distance call is needed. We will be having a memorial service or celebration of his life on our beach later today before sending him on his way again.”

The story was Gordon Scott Smith aka Skinny loved to travel with his wife Beverly. They would visit Florida every year as they loved the sun and the ocean.

In 2012 the couple celebrated their silver wedding anniversary with a trip to Costa Rica but two hours after they returned Skinny died suddenly at the age of 57, USA Today reports.

To honor her beloved travel-loving husband Beverly scattered some of his cremated remains at a lake in Tennessee, Costa Rica and inside a bottle thrown into water off the Florida Keys.

However, tucked inside the water bottle was a second note from a man named Ross, explaining that he had found Skinny earlier this month at Mile Marker 79 at Islamorada, Fla. “Please if you find him call Gordon’s loving wife and please call me and let us know where Gordon ended up … put a new note in with him and let him travel on,” Ross’ note reads. He clarified that the $2 tucked in the bottle was from Beverly to cover the cost of a phone call.

We hope to hearing this sweet news everyday…

Judi Glunz Sidney found the bottle with Skinny’s remains and two dollar bills on July 21, just minutes before a sandplow would have buried it in obscurity.
from: https://www.facebook.com/groups/383159122693633/permalink/645893279753548/

9 top of the Best Christmas Gift Ideas of 2021

Get in the holiday shopping spirit of 2021!!!

Special times of year are drawing nearer and closer constantly, and with this years inventory network delays, were suggesting everybody start their Christmas shopping early. Indeed, we solidly accept that its never too soon to begin looking for the best Christmas presents of 2021!

Christmas is the season when you get to play with Santa and truly make someones occasion additional uncommon. It simply takes some tolerance, research and a touch of master guidance to top off your shopping sleigh with the seasons must-have Christmas presents.

From elite smart home products to home bar essentials to health and wellness enhancers, we present to you the 9 best Christmas gifts of 2021 as Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. Of course you can find more christmas gift’s on the www.spy.com

#1 Exploding Kittens Party – A Russian Roulette Card Game

Game Of The Year Award Winner – More than 10 million copies sold, breaking records in kids games, adult games and everything in between. A Simple Card Game for Kids and Adults – Perfect for all occasions, including a family game night, beach trip, road trip or drinking with friends! Beginner-Friendly, Just 2 Minutes to Learn – If you draw an Exploding Kitten, you lose and you are full of loser sad-sauce. All the other cards in the deck help you avoid or mitigate your risk of drawing an Exploding Kitten. If you don’t explode, YOU WIN!

#2 Apple AirPods Max – Space Gray

Apple-designed dynamic driver provides high-fidelity audio Active Noise Cancellation blocks outside noise, so you can immerse yourself in music Transparency mode for hearing and interacting with the world around you Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking provides theater-like sound that surrounds you. Computational audio combines custom acoustic design with the Apple H1 chip and software for breakthrough listening experiences Designed with a knit-mesh canopy and memory foam ear cushions for an exceptional fit. For more info click here:

#3 Keurig K-Supreme Plus SMART Coffee Maker

Recognizes your K-Cup pod and customizes the brew settings to make each cup perfectly delicious ROASTER RECOMMENDED BREW: Settings created by the Roaster for the optimized brew MULTISTREAM TECHNOLOGY: Saturates the coffee grounds more evenly to extract full flavor and aroma* vs Keurig leading K-Classic brewer with The Original Donut Shop Coffee K-Cup pod BLACK STAINLESS STEEL METAL WRAP: Premium finish for a sleek, modern look.. for more click here:

#4 New Apple AirPods (3rd Generation)

  • Spatial audio with dynamic head tracking places sound all around you
  • Adaptive EQ automatically tunes music to your ears
  • All-new contoured design
  • Force sensor lets you easily control your entertainment, answer or end calls, and more
  • Sweat and water resistant
  • Up to 6 hours of listening time with one charge
  • Up to 30 hours total listening time with the MagSafe Charging Case. For more click here:

#5 All-new Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB)

All-new Kindle Paperwhite – Now with a 6.8” display and thinner borders, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns. Purpose-built for reading – With a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight. More books in more places – Store thousands of titles, then take them all with you. A single charge via USB-C last weeks, not hours. Easy on the eyes – Now with adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber. Waterproof reading – Built to withstand accidental immersion in water, so you’re good from the beach to the bath.

#6 Nulaxy A4 Cell Phone Stand

UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: This phone stand works with all 4-10″ Smartphones Tablets and e-readers, such as iPhone 11 Pro Xs Xs Max Xr X 8 7 6, Switch, iPad mini, Samsung Galaxy S10 /S10+/S9 /S9+/S8 /S8+, Samsung Tab, Google Nexus, Kindle. ADJUSTABLE & PORTABLE: The phone cradle is fully collapsible, it can be easily adjusted to ideal position, free your hands, which is a good desk accessories while watching video, playing games, making phone call, viewing recipes, using Facetime. STURDY & PROTECTIVE: The cell phone stand is made of high quality premium aluminum, it stays firmly in place, hold your phone steadily, no worry any wobble at all. The rubber pads can protect your phone from any scratching and sliding.

#7 Theragun Prime – Percussive Therapy Deep Tissue Muscle Treatment Massage Gun

Therabody makes the best massage guns money can buy. At this point, the SPY team has tested so many massage guns, and Therabody is still the best of the best. For this year’s Christmas gift guide, we’re recommending both the Theragun Prime, as the more luxe, expensive option, and the Theragun Mini, as a more affordable, portable model.

The Theragun Prime has a QX65 motor with QuietForce technology so your percussive therapy doesn’t wake the neighbors, and it’s got 120 minutes of battery life on each charge. The Theragun Mini has a super portable design and a shape that’s easy to use on-the-go, whether you’re on the track, ski mountain or mid-yoga session. It’s got 150 minutes of battery life included, and the ergonomic grip is designed to reduce strain on your wrists. Click here:

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Cyprus: Continued safepass in supermarkets. Cypriot citizens are protesting for their freedom!

Yesterday’s protest took place at the Presidential Palace in free part of Nicosia at 17:00 in the afternoon. Many people protested for their rights, as they report being violated.

Speeches and banners were attended by young and old people in the protest, dissociated from the measures of Cyprus, as more to emphasize the so-called QR CODE, in the replacement of the safepass certificate, which will take effect on November 22.

“We are not inanimate objects, we are human beings, ΝΟΤ IN THE SCAN” ,

They believe that the Government of Cyprus has greatly exceeded the measures, since you are still continuing the measure of Supermarkets that you must have a safe pass in order to be able to buy your food. Note that in order to have a rapid test you have to pay 5.00 euros at the pharmacy in your area and in the next 3 days you will have to do the rapid test again, because the test is only valid for 3 days. If you have already been vaccinated you don’t need a rapid test.

Many citizens of Cyprus complain about this measure as they consider it barbaric, especially if someone has a minimum income and the necessities to live. In short, they consider that what their government is doing is inhumane and leave people without food as they may not have the money to pay for the rapid test. Also other countries such as Greece and Belgium have not taken this measure for supermarkets and consider it pointless to carry out in Cyprus. Others see all that is happening as a set-up of the “New World Order” trying to reduce the population for their own interests.

The cases of Cyprus so far are at 264 and 587 deaths with a population of over 1 million.


Author: info.scanner

The scary story of the girl who escaped from the dark and cruel Amish community

The Amish are a traditional Christian fraternity known for their simple lives, their simple attire and their reluctance to embrace the many comforts of modern technology. Despite their differences, they are closely associated with the Mennonite church.

The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group of Swiss Baptists in Alsace in 1693 under the leadership of Jakob Ammann. Those who followed Ammann became known as the Amish.

In the early 18th century, many Amish and Mennonites immigrated to Pennsylvania for a variety of reasons. Today, the more traditional descendants of the Amish continue to speak Pennsylvania German, also known as Pennsylvania Dutch. However, a Swiss-Germanic dialect predominates in some communities of the Old Amish Order, especially in the US state of Indiana. As of 2000, more than 165,000 Old Class Amish live in the United States and about 1,500 live in Canada. A 2008 study showed that their population has grown to 227,000. In 2010 their population had grown by 10% in the last two years to 249,000, with increasing movement to the west.

The history of the Amish church began with a schism in Switzerland within a group
of Swiss Baptists in Alsace in 1693 under the leadership of Jakob Ammann.

Amish church members begin with baptism, usually between the ages of 16 and 25. This is required for marriage and when a person is associated with the church, he or she can be married by faith. Church parishes include an average of 20 to 40 families, and worship services are held every other Sunday at a member’s home. The parish is led by a bishop and several priests and deacons. The rules of the church, the Ordnung, must be obeyed by all members and cover most aspects of daily life. The rules include prohibitions or restrictions on the use of electricity, telephones, cars, and even clothing. Most Amish do not buy private insurance or participate in social security. As modern-day Baptists, members of the Amish church offer virtually no resistance and do not perform any kind of military service.

Members who do not comply with these community rules and are not persuaded to repent are expelled. Nearly 90% of Amish teens choose to be baptized and join the Church. Rumspringa is a process that enables teens to get out and get to know the world away from the Amish. Those who return become worthy members of the community. Amish church groups seek to maintain segregation from the non-Amish world. There is generally a strong attachment to church and family relationships. As a rule, they run their own schools in one room and interrupt the formal education in the eighth grade (age 13-14). They value rural life, manual labor and humility.

The Amish way of life is dictated by the Ordnung, which differs slightly from community to community, and, within a community, from region to region. Something that is acceptable in one community may not be acceptable in another. No description of the Amish way of life and culture can be entirely adequate, as there are some generalities that apply to all Amish. Groups can be divided on issues such as the width of a hat, the color of the carriage, or other issues. The births of children, their upbringing and socializing with neighbors and relatives are the biggest functions of Amish families. All Amish believe that large families are a blessing from God. The Amish are one of the fastest growing populations in the world, averaging seven children per family.

As time goes on, the Amish are under pressure from the modern world. Issues such as taxation, education, laws and enforcement, and occasionally discrimination and hostility, present difficulties. The Amish way of life in general is increasingly different from that of modern society. In some cases, this has led to sporadic discrimination and hostility from their neighbors, such as throwing stones or other objects at Amish carts in the streets. Amish usually do not educate their children after the eighth grade, believing that the basic knowledge offered up to that point is sufficient to prepare them for the Amish way of life. Almost no Amish go to high school and college. In many communities, Amish run their own schools, which are usually one-room with young unmarried female teachers from the Amish community.

As all Amish come from the families of the 200 pioneers of the 18th century, their communities are plagued by very high rates of genetic abnormalities due to intermarriage. For the same reason, they have a very high child mortality rate, something that certainly does not discourage the faithful, since they attribute it to the “will of God”. Amish refuse to undergo prenatal screening or premarital testing for the degree of kinship of the future couple.

Kate Stoltzfus before leaving the Amish community.

There are many people in the Amish communities, especially young people, who do not feel as much as they struggle that they can continue to live in a world clinging to the ways and customs of hundreds of years ago. Those children of Amish families who decide that they want another, more autonomous and short life for themselves must suffer apart from the terrible psychological pressures of their family and the aphorism of their entire community to which there is absolutely no possibility to return, if they decide that they do not want to be baptized and stay close to their own people.

A documentary that made a big splash in America a while ago and is titled “Breaking Amish” examines the lives of 5 young people who were stubborn and finally managed to escape from the dark and cruel Amish society.

Kate Stoltzfuz is the one who became better known through the narration of the series and the one who managed to make her dream come true, then realized a career as a model and designer.

From Amish on the cover of Maxim.

In the teaser trailer of the series on the internet, we see a 21-year-old girl, Kate, unable to operate an elevator and a young 32-year-old man, Jeremiah, struggling to withdraw money from an ATM. We also see their awkward attempts to buy new, non-Amish, clothes. And special underwear!

Although at this stage no one knows the exact identity and origin of the protagonists, and whether they really come from an Amish society. But they certainly come from miles away from New York.

Amish sleep in beds with wooden partitions. In this way they make sure that
the couple’s sexual intercourse does not happen on purpose except for reproduction.

The 21-year-old aspiring model, the daughter of the bishop of her village, is trying to adapt to the technology of modern culture. She can’t understand the operation of her hotel’s plastic plastic key and her elevator is causing problems! The young girl had always dreamed of a career in fashion, but her strict father had forbidden any object of “vanity”, leading little Kate to paint her nails with markers. As he says on camera, “I just need to get away and find out who I really am.”

Meanwhile, Jeremiah leaves behind his girlfriend Amish to live life in the city. “I was adopted and I was thrown into this Amish stupidity, you know, it’s not that cool,” he has to say. He tells his girlfriend that he can not deny the opportunity to visit New York, an opportunity given to him by the network behind a reality show such as “Toddlers and Tiaras” (!!!). At one point he is shown struggling with an ATM and saying to the camera: “He has never used an ATM before, this thing started making money.”

At the same time, Rebecca, the youngest cast in her 20s, is experiencing her own crisis. She struggles to endure even the air trip to New York, where according to her co-stars she cried and prayed. Like Kate, Rebecca dreams of becoming a model. She is described by the network as a “realist who wants to explore but understands the consequences of not finding a job and is responsible”. The young woman, who once shocked her family by punching a classmate at school, hopes to eat sushi while in New York, but above all, she hopes to fall in love.

Another character, 22-year-old Abe, is just tired of the daily monotony of his community. Although his elderly mother is supportive at first, he eventually travels to New York in a desperate attempt to lure her son, and others, back. The quarrel between the woman and the others is accompanied by the announcer saying: “One needs to have big balls to leave the Amish”.

The last character, 25-year-old Sabrina, is an adopted child of the Amish Mennonites, originally from Italy and Puerto Rico. Crying, she talks about the difficulties of leaving an Amish community and how she was told she would go to hell. She hopes to work in an Italian or Puerto Rican restaurant to learn more about her heritage, and I hope to find out about her parents.

The trailer closes with the group fooling around with the Big Apple skyscrapers and one of them shouting “I have never seen so many people go nowhere!”.

from: https://www.womantoc.gr/life/article/h-tromaktiki-istoria-tis-kopelas-pou-drapetefse-apo-tin-skoteini-kai-skliri-koinotita-ton-amish