Christmas Thanks

To My Card givers and Care givers: Many thanks for all of you remembering me, and other family members at this momentous occasion… the Birth of our Blessed Savior!  Our gratitude goes out to every person involved in the support of our Commitment Ministry!  We continue to acknowledge that prayer is the most essential element;Continue reading “Christmas Thanks”

HIS WONDERFUL HANDS

Used with Permission by, Linda DeSilva “What hands he must have had!” exclaimed the jockey, as he heard the story of Jesus’ ride into Jerusalem on an unbroken donkey colt. Any animal trainer will tell you, it was an amazing feat to be able to ride an unbroken donkey (that most stubborn animal) through crowdsContinue reading “HIS WONDERFUL HANDS”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3

A star in motion … Wise men in motion … Herod in motion … Joseph-Mary in motion … More wise men in motion … Angels in motion … Shepherds in motion … A Child in motion… And all because God was in motion! A prophetic promise had been made to men by God (Genesis 3:15)Continue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART 3”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II

While “a Star” was edging wise men from the East toward Jerusalem, a decree was being enacted by Caesar Augustus to register and tax the folk under his control.  A young couple, Joseph and Mary, in obedience to that decree, headed toward Bethlehem from Nazareth.  Enough is spelled out in the Gospels to give clarityContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART II”

A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I

In reading the story of the birth of the Savior of mankind, Jesus, I recalled how God had to put everything into motion so that even simple minded people like me could not help but observe that only thousands of years later there would be the evidence of HIS planned program. There had been aContinue reading “A WORLD IN MOTION – PART I”

THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON

(Used with permission from a dear friend, Linda DeSilva) Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent. Why and how should we celebrate Christmas? Is it to see the Santa Claus Parade (if there is one in this COVID 19 year)? Is it to indulge ourselves? After all, Christmas comes but once in a year. IsContinue reading “THE REAL REASON FOR THE SEASON”

SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN

I was brought up in a home where much was made of “Santa Claus” as a part of the Christmas celebration.  It was not within Patsy and my understanding and agreement, to foster that particular inclusiveness into the thinking of our children.  However, celebrating Christmas in itself, and with others, was a definite part ofContinue reading “SANTA CLAUS AIN’T COMING TO TOWN”

Slowing Down and Learning to Be Content With It

There are many times when slowing down is not part of my agenda.  From a young age my dad would say, “Teddy, go cut the grass.”  I’d respond with, “I just did it yesterday.”  His counter, “Well, do it again!” I was always taught to keep busy, sometimes to a fault.   So with my latestContinue reading “Slowing Down and Learning to Be Content With It”

HOLY DAYS OR HOLIDAYS?

Even I can remember when Christmas was a Holy Day – Not just another Holiday. Remember when the majority of Christmas Carols where related to the birth of Christ instead of the majority being related to another break in the calendar. Can you recall when an emphasis was on the Savior of the world, JesusContinue reading “HOLY DAYS OR HOLIDAYS?”

CHRISTMAS DAY 2019

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23 Everything about Christmas celebration has become so befuddled that one has to wonder— if I were in a situation that exposed me to radio or television for the first timeContinue reading “CHRISTMAS DAY 2019”