Loving One Another

Archive for the ‘holidays’ Category

Happy Birthday Abe!


Nary a word

Did I hear

Of the President

I hold so dear

 

Next weekend will be

His birthday, I see

But today is the real

Day, don’t you see?

 

So Happy Birthday to Abe

To Lincoln take a bow

And honor his memory

Celebrate his life now!

 

In your home

Honor all, love dearly,

Let agape love reign

And share His message clearly.

Abraham Lincoln said, “The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.”

New Year’s Wish


Have a Very Happy New Year!

I hope it starts off and ends on the right foot!!

❤ God Bless You ❤

Mother-in-Love


Do you have a Mother-in-Love?

That’s the term my daughter uses to describe
her mother-in-law.

I like that reference, don’t you?

IMG_5623.JPG
Here I am with my son’s Mother-in-Love
and my granddaughter, Hope.

Time with family
while we celebrate Christ’s birth
is what this season is all about!

My great-grandson is experiencing his first Christmas
with his maternal grandparents.
Ah, the wonder of it all!!

IMG_5620.JPG

We had fun visiting the area today where
gold was discovered in California.

IMG_5083.JPG

Who did you spend this time after Christmas Day with?
Did you travel somewhere?

Looking for Jesus


jesus christ figurine

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com

If you look for Me at Christmas

You won’t need a special star-

I’m no longer just in Bethlehem,

I’m right there where you are.

You may not be aware of Me

Amid the celebrations-

You’ll have to look beyond the stores

And all the decorations.

But if you take a moment

From your list of things to do

And listen to your heart, you’ll find

I’m waiting there for you.

You’re the one I want to be with,

You’re the reason that I came,

And you’ll find Me in the stillness

As I’m whispering your name.

Love, Jesus

background close up day daytime

Photo by Artem Bali on Pexels.com

Merry Christmas, dear Blogging Friends.
May your day be filled with
love, hugs, and opportunities
to reflect on the real Reason for the Season.

Let Him Out!


heart shaped red neon signage

Photo by Designecologist on Pexels.com

Let Him Out!

There are days
And then there are
Advent Days.

Days of Waiting –
Days of Unknowing –
Days of Sorrow.

Your life feels
Oppressive.
Hope eludes you.

adult art conceptual dark

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

This Christmas Eve
Let’s recall
Mary’s waiting.

Let’s remember
Mary’s sweet song –
Her ready acceptance.

pexels-photo-266094.jpeg

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Thousands of years
Later, we need
Her true faith.

Wouldn’t it be
Super great if
All news was good?

Wouldn’t we love
All suffering
To instantly cease?

What joy if
All war and hunger
Were eliminated now!

We’d like God
To bring us
The Promised Peace.

photo of woman wearing white top

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com

But, His Way
Is not our way.
His definitions differ.

We look at basics
With greedy eyes.
We look for Plenty.

God defines PLENTY
In heart-felt ways.
He needs “Let Out!”

So, open your heart.
Invite God out
Through your heart.

See your PLENTY
Through God’s eyes.
Focus on others.

Like Mary, sing of
God’s grace, and
Birth His Light.

abstract art blur bokeh

Photo by freestocks.org on Pexels.com

God bless you!
Merry Christmas Eve.
Follow that star!!

people having bonfire at desert at night

Photo by Tomáš Malčo Malík on Pexels.com

Have You Learned?


Yesterday my grandson and I attended the delightful Christmas program
performed by pre-school through fifth graders at our local elementary school.
What a kick! They are so deeeelightful!

Here is my Musical Quad-Haiku and a mini-concert for you:

Have you learned to play
A musical instrument?
Learn bells with colors.

 

Have you learned to play
A musical instrument?
Sometimes it’s lovely.

 

woman playing flute

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com


Have you learned to play
A musical instrument?
Sometimes it’s painful!

 

Have you learned to play
A musical instrument?
God bless our teachers!

 

Tell me about your experience learning an instrument. Was it painful at first? My mom used to make me go out to the tin shed across the driveway to practice my clarinet when I first started. The squawking was more than she could bear! Eventually I was first chair in my high school band and orchestra and then at the University of the Pacific, as well. Takes a lot of practice and years of painful squeaks. Do you relate?

Sing-Along


Gloria

Angels We Have Heard in High

Sweetly singing o’re the Plains

And the mountains in reply

Echoing their sweet refrains

Glo-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh,

Oh-oh-oh-oh,oh

Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-

Ria!

In excelsis deo!

(Repeat Gloria)

In excelsis day-ay-oh! 😘🎼🔔😇

Tag Cloud