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(no subject) [Nov. 9th, 2009|09:18 pm]
Mark Goodwin
Hi everyone I'm back. Sorry I have'nt been on here so long. A lot of things have been on my mind lately. One of the main things I've been busy with this year is that my Mom and I have been emptying the house. As my Mom has had help packing boxes, I've been a big help to her by taking trips bringing the packed boxes to good will, our storage, and to her condo in Braintree, and doing other errands for her. I've been staying at the house untill the house is officially sold wich I believe is gonna happen soon and I will be able to get into my own place. It may be strange for me at first considering this is my first move and that the house has been in the family for 3 generations. Like I said last time I posted on here, I'm now also on facebook. Anyone else who's on it is welcome to add me.
I hope all is well for everyone and I wish you all a happy Veterans day.
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(no subject) [Jul. 6th, 2009|08:07 pm]
Mark Goodwin

I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July. My friends and I enjoyed going to the Brockton fair with all the games, food, petting zoo, demolition derby, and best the fireworks. 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. Sunday after church we had our annual cookout.
That's also a great time with good food and just the right weather for it. It's good to have sun for a change. Massachusetts has had quite the rain wave.

Recently I joined facebook and I've been on it a lot. If anyone else joins it please feel free to look me up and add me. My name is Mark Goodwin. It's amazing how many people from your past or present can be found on it.

That's all for now and I hope all is well with everyone.
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(no subject) [Jun. 2nd, 2009|10:54 pm]
Mark Goodwin


Finally, the long awaited photo of my latest niece.
Danielle Elizabeth Dupont.
Now 11 months old.

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(no subject) [Mar. 24th, 2009|05:29 pm]
Mark Goodwin
Earlier this month at the annual open house for Visiting Angels, I recieved the Badge of Honor certificate for always wearing my ID badge when going to see a client.

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(no subject) [Mar. 18th, 2009|09:17 pm]
Mark Goodwin
This past sunday was ourannual Celtic service for St. Patrick's Sunday. I wanted to share with you all one of the readings the pastor does each year for this service.

The Stowe Preface

Father, all powerful and ever-living God.
We do well always and everywhere to give you thanks through Jesus Christ our Lord,
You, O Father, with your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit, are God,
You are God, one immortal;
You are God, incorruptible and unmoving;
You are God, invisible and faithful;
You are God, wonderful and worthy of praise;
You are God, strong and worthy of honor;
You are God, most high and magnificent;
You are God, living and true;
You are God, wise and powerful;
You are God, holy and splendid;
You are God, great and good;
You are God, awesome and peace-loving;
You are God, beautiful and righteous;
You are God, pure and kind;
You are God, blessed and just;
You are God, tender and holy;
You are God, not in the singularity of one person,
But in the Trinity of substance.

We believe You;
We bless You;
We adore You:
And praise Your Name for evermore.
We praise You
Through Christ who is the salvation of the universe;
Through Christ who is the life of human beings;
Through Christ who is the resurrection of the dead.

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(no subject) [Mar. 6th, 2009|06:03 pm]
Mark Goodwin

I want to thank my good friends hearts_stars_xo and samguthrie1  for their happy birthday wishes when I commented on their posts. 

A wintery 35th birthday this past monday was for me.  I started by shoveling the main door at my church. Then I got the churches snow thrower going which took me quite a while to get all the snow of the sidewalks around the church. After that I shoveled my driveway and other parts around my house that needed it. Finally I was all done with shoveling and took it easy for the rest of the day. I felt so sore after shoveling, even my hands for holding the snowthrowers handles. For gifts I recieved gift certificates and The Dark Knight DVD from my sisters and brothers in law. My Mom got me a chocolate bundt cake and a DVR. I also got nice birthday cards from my family, including one from from 10 month old niece Morgan who just started walking. My minister got me a gift card for Burger KIng which I won't be able to use untill Easter because once again I chose to give up Burger KIng for lent.

Yes this years was an extrordinary birthday for me.
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JESUS -- A CANDY MAKER'S WITNESS [Jan. 6th, 2009|05:29 pm]
Mark Goodwin
   A candy maker in Indiana wanted to make a candy that would be a witness, so he made the Christmas candy cane. He incorporated several symbols for the birth, ministry, and death of Jesus Christ. He began with a stick of pure white, hard candy: White to symbolize the Virgin Birth and the sinless nature of Jesus, and hard to symbolize the Solid Rock, the foundation of the church, and firmness of the promises of God. The candy maker made the candy in the form of a "J" to represent the precious name of Jesus, who came to earth as our savior. It could also represent the staff of the "Good Shepherd" with which He reached down into the ditches of the world to lift out the fallen lambs, who, like all sheep, have gone astray. 

   Thinking that the candy was somewhat plain, the candy maker stained it with red stripes. He used three small stripes to show the stripes of the scourging Jesus received by which we are healed. The large red stripe was for blood shed by Christ on the cross so that we could have the promise of eternal life.

   Unfortunately, the candy became known as a Candy Cane -- a meaningless decoration seen at Christmas time. But the meaning is still there for those who "have eyes to and ears to hear." We pray that this symbol will again be used to witness the wonder of Jesus and His great love that came down Christmas and remains the ultimate and dominate force in the universe today.  AMEN!

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(no subject) [Dec. 10th, 2008|08:36 pm]
Mark Goodwin
It's probably been a while since I've last posted about what's going on with myself. This is my fifth year as a season ticket holder for the New England Patriots. I enjoy going to the games but I'm starting not to as much. Some game I sell the tickets to, because it's getting expensive for things like parking. I'm in the nose bleed sections which are the least costs but are starting to go up. A lot lately I've gone to different locations where the Patriots cheerleaders make appearences. I enjoy opportunities to see and chat with them, getting their signatures, and having photos taken with them.  Some locations are about an hours drive but I don't mind. Sometimes my friend Joe comes with me.

Thanksgiving morning I went to the football game of my old school North Quincy High and their rivals Quincy High. Late in the third quarter when North was in the lead I left for my sister's house in Norwalk, CT for thanksgiving Because I agreed to leave at noontime. We had a good dinner and a good dessert. Little Morgan is now seven months old and now sitting up. Pretty soon she should be starting to crawl.
The next day I found out that I didn't miss much when I left for my sister's before the game ended because North lost for the 10th year in a row. I don't get what's going on. Out of my 4 years at North we only lost in my sophmore year. When I was a senior I was the school mascot and the team was undefeated which Included a 20-0 victory over Quincy and a 14-9 superbowl victory over Arlington.

That following Saturday night I attended my 15 year high school reunion. It wasn't a giant amount of attendance but it was great to see as much people as possible. I had a great time seeing old classmates who now have good jobs, married with kids, some have kids on the way. Almost everyone I talked to loved seeing the photos of my 3 nieces.

The past few months I've spend alot of time on youtube. Amazing what you can find on it. I enjoy seeing things like old commercials, music videos that I either haven't seen before but knew about or ones I haven't seen in a long time.

Last week my church had our annual bell ringing for the salvation army. It was a total of about 11 hours with members of the church ringing at different  shifts. This is one of the churches annual events I enjoy participating in. 

That's about it for now.
If I don't post anything else soon I want to wish all my friends of lj a MERRY CHRISTMAS!
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WHY THE AMERICAN FLAG IS FOLDED 13 TIMES [Nov. 3rd, 2008|08:17 pm]
Mark Goodwin

First - Symbolizes life
Second - Symbolizes belief in eternal life
Third - Honors Veterans
Fourth - Reminds us that humans are weak and in need of divine guidance
Fifth - Is a tribute to our country
Sixth - Represents the love for America
Seventh - Is a tribute to the armed forces
Eighth - Honors mothers
Ninth - Honors all women
Tenth - Honors fathers
Eleventh - Symbolizes the God of the old Testament
Twelfth - Represents Christian belief in the Trinity, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
Thirteenth - When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's motto, "InGod We Trust"

This was e-mailed to me from a fellow member of my church, and I wanted to share it everyone on LJ.
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NEW NIECE [Jun. 22nd, 2008|10:38 pm]
Mark Goodwin
This is me with my new niece Morgan Elizabeth Donahue. 
Born April 29th. Weighing 8 pounds and no ounces.
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