Rememberance.

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The songs were moving today as we recalled another world, another time, and those that died. Yet we see through modern eyes, we do not understand, too long ago…

I was surprised to hear of the Bibles each soldier carried, how so many died with God’s love written, bound, on their chest or before their eyes.

They did not fear death as we, they were stronger, tougher. Even as a child I remember their strength. Even the weakest had faith.

I recall the story of my own grandfather at one of the Christmas Eve ceasefires, when German and British exchanged gifts and showed photos, played football and buried their dead.  When the gift of Christmas overcame the manipulations of politics and greed.

(See movie “Joyous Noel”)

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Free theropy anyone?

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OK, I confess. I’ve been listening to Christmas carols (already lol!) It’s such a wonderful blast of joy and celebration after all the gloom and doom of halloween, armistice and midterm political mud slinging (not to mention the Brexit doomsayers!) If you’re feeling a little down or gloomy I highly recommend it. Just don’t let on to anyone why you’re sporting such a big grin lol!

Is that really what you want?

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“Sometimes you are unsatisfied with your life, while many people in this world are dreaming of living your life.
A child on a farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of flying. But, a pilot on the plane sees the farmhouse and dreams of returning home. That’s life!! Enjoy yours.
If wealth is the secret to happiness, then the rich should be dancing on the streets. But only poor kids do that.
If power ensures security, then officials should walk unguarded. But those who live simply, sleep soundly.
If beauty and fame bring ideal relationships, then celebrities should have the best marriages. But those who live simply, walk humbly and love genuinely!
All good will come back to you!!!
Man asks, “Where was God when Myles Munroe, wife and his associates were killed in a crash? He answers, “The same place I sat when John the Baptist my servant was beheaded. When Stephen my servant was stoned to death. When Paul my servant was murdered in Rome. The same place I sat when my only Son was brutally crucified, wounded, bruised and killed. I have not moved from my position.”
I am the same. It is not the means of exit from earth that matters but the
destination. Live simply. It’s all about God!”

Dr. Ben Carson (Retired world renowned neurosurgeon, and Republican Presidential Aspirant) wrote this beautiful piece.

 

Exit Halloween.

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Begone you ghosts and ghouls, the vampires and the rest
The day has come to all be gone, take Christmas to our breast.
No more the skulls and skeletons shall grace our shops and malls
The Christmas season soon begins when we with Christ are pals.
The devil’s had his day it seems, but soon t’will be played out.
As Christ eclipses Halloween, it soon shall come about,
That light will chase the shades away, as sun the dark at dawn
And all shall be embraced in love upon that happy morn.

Calling.

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You call to me as my heart calls to you.
Each in our own separate universe,
Yet aligned.
Linked by the all invasive spirit that inundates human flesh
Seeking connection, seeking love.
We search, we probe.
Finding points of contact, like the abalone we cling
Seeking fulfilment in each other that is found only in the eternal, omnificent spirit of Him that created us to love.