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Let Him Out!


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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

 

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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! 😘🎼🔔😇

Winter Wonderland


Sing along!

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Sleigh bells ring

Are you listening?

In the lane

Snow is glistening

A beautiful site

We’re happy tonight

Walking in a Winter wonderland.

Gone away is the bluebird

Here stay is the new bird

He sings a love song

As we go along

Walkin’ in a winter wonderland.


Gone away is the bluebird
here to stay is a new bird
He sings a love song
as we go along
walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
Then pretend that he is Parson Brown
He’ll say: Are you married?
we’ll say: No man
But you can do the job
when you’re in town

Later on
we’ll conspire
as we dream by the fire
To face unafraid
the plans that we’ve made
walking in a winter wonderland

In the meadow we can build a snowman
and pretend that he’s a circus clown
We’ll have lots of fun with mister snowman
until the the other kids knock him down

When it snows
ain’t it thrilling
Though your nose gets a chilling
We’ll frolic and play
the Eskimo way
walking in a winter wonderland

Walking in a winter wonderland
walking in a winter wonderland

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Are you enjoying winter weather?

We are!

What do you love to do in winter?

 

Do You Carol?


I think Christmas caroling is a lost art. Do you carol?

When I told Chris, my 23 year old Swiss grandson, that we were going caroling, he asked, “What’s that?”

I responded, “Do you know what carols are?”

Keep in mind that his language in Switzerland is French (even though with his mom – our daughter – he speaks English at home).

“No.”

“It’s Christmas songs,” I explained. “We’re going to sing them at the Christmas stroll.”

Of course, that was a new concept for him, too.

“But I don’t know your Christmas songs.”

Not letting him off the hook, I explained, “We have books.”

“Who will we sing to?”

I told him about our annual custom of going door to door in neighborhoods or singing on the sidewalks downtown, going in and out of stores. He thought that was pretty strange!

“We’d probably get arrested if we did that in my town,” he puzzled.

Did he go?

You bet!

Did he enjoy it?

Of course!

And the frosting on the cake was seeing the front page of our local newspaper a few days later:

How did you kickoff your Christmas season?

This post is too good not to repost!Day 2205: Who gives a crap? | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally


        This post caught my eye because it reminded me of my mom. One of the last expressions I remember her saying before she died was like this one, but a little more graphic. As we were headed out the door of the nursing home where she lived her last few year with increasing dementia, I told her, “Mom, we need to go back to your room.”
       “Why?” she barked at me.
       “Because your blouse is on in-side-out,” I explained.
       This woman, who lived her life vainly overly concerned about her outward appearance, continued pushing her walker toward the car. “Oh, who gives a shit?” she exclaimed.
       See why this “Who gives a crap?” by Ann Koplow caught my eye. Read on… she tells us what we should in fact “give a crap” about … and what not to be concerned with, too. Delightful!

“Who gives a crap about where today’s blog title came from? If you do give a crap, I saw that sign yesterday on the wall of a huge glass-blowing facility called Almost Perfect Glass  in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There’s my  almost perfect friend, Deb, who was working the annual holiday glass sale at Almost Perfect Glass,…
— Read on annkoplow.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/day-2205-who-gives-a-crap/

Spreading Christmas Joy


Spreading Christmas Joy – Ennis, Montana – Community Christmas Stroll 2018

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‘Tis the season for caroling,
A time to spread the joy
Of Christmas and its meaning
To every girl and boy.

So tune your voices, friends,
And get in the Christmas mood.
Join the bundled-up singers, and
Share some holiday food.

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Open up your hearts, friends,
And see what you can do
To spread a little Christmas cheer
To more than just a few.

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Wash away the loneliness
By spreading infectious smiles.
Let your Christmas joy be genuine
And be felt for miles and miles.

Merry Christmas Season to you!
Be generous and sincere.
Help to keep this season’s light
Shining brightly though out the year.

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Get out the real message
Of Jesus and His grace.

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Paint love, peace and happiness
On every person’s face.

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SMILE!!
God loves you –
and so do I!!

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