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Chimney     In the spirit of a new year, may I wish you,
             Lang may yer lum reek.

    Yes, that is not a phrase you hear every day. In fact (admit it!) you may not even be sure that you like the sound of it. “What’s a lum?,” you might ask. And doesn’t ‘reek’ mean  ‘smell bad?”
    Well, to the Scots, a ‘lum’ is a chimney. Their meaning of ‘reek’ is simply - ‘smoke.’
    So they say, “Long may your chimney smoke.” Meaning - “May you have a long life!
    How often do we take offense to that which we do not understand? Are we prone to prejudice toward those people whose language and customs are different from ours?
    And are they not also honorable people, created by the Father in the same image as we; to whom our language and customs seem ‘different’ to them?
    Let us resolve to speak the universal language of love, to show caring, to radiate the light of Christ in all that we do.
            Lang may yer lum reek!

Jesus On Life

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,  but have everlasting life.
John 3:16, KJV

Narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.
Matthew 7:14, NKJV

Whoever desires to save his life will loose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will save it.
Luke 9:24, NKJV

Take heed and beware of covetness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of things he possesses.
Luke 12:15, NKJV

More Scottish Words:
    “In days of auld Lang Syne.”

Syne” means ‘since’;
    therefore, “Old Long Since.” 
    So when we look to the coming year, we sing to the remembrance of times past.


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