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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Today is Sunday in my time zone!  I am always inspired on this day!
How about you!  You are welcome to send me your thoughts about this post! 

Did You Know?

The Sand Dollar ~

 flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand, feeding on detritus.
[Order Clypeasteroida, classEchinoidea: several genera and species, including the common sand dollar(Echinarachnius parma) found mostly along the coasts of North America and Japan.]

The term sand dollar (or sea cookie orsnapper biscuit in New Zealand, or pansy shell in South Africa) refers to species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchinsbelonging to the order Clypeasteroida. Some species within the order, not quite as flat, are known as sea biscuits. Related animals include the sea urchinssea cucumbers and starfish.

The center of the legendary holy shell forms the five pointed star of Bethlehem.

The five slits represent the five wounds in Christ's body.

Inside are found five little doves of peace.

On the front is the design of the Easter Lily and on the back is the outline of the Poinsettia.