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CHRISTMAS ALL YEAR ROUND??
Can you imagine keeping up the energy of the Christmas Season all year round?  Yikes, I was pretty tired after all the family festivities and all the baking, wrapping, card writing, well you know.  Of course, I am not referring to that part of Christmas all year round!  But I did notice, people being a bit more friendly at the grocery stores, greeting you with “Merry Christmas” and smiling and a hug or two along the way.  We all love that part of Christmas and wonder why it just doesn't continue with most people.  This December, Phil sang a song called “December Song”.  I would like to share the words with you because if you are like me, hearing a song once, does not make it stick in my brain!  So Phil, I hope you don't mind…

In December, we give out gifts wishing well to our world.  Peace on earth to everyone.

A time to be joyful when all is calm, and all is bright, but why does it change with the seasons? And why can’t we just hold on to Silent nights, Holy Nights, and angels singing lullabies, and heaven and nature singing Goodwill to all, to all.

There are times I can remember with family and friends. The light of Christmas radiates. It lights up my memories the magic of love. We made time… but why does it change with the seasons? And why can’t we just hold on to Silent nights, Holy Nights and angels singing lullabies, and heaven and nature singing Goodwill to all, to all. O Come let us adore Him. O Come let us adore Him, O Come let us adore Him, O Night…

And those Silent Nights, Holy Nights, and Angels singing Lullabies, and Heaven and Nature singing Goodwill to all, to all.

I wonder what you would think if in May, I list one of the hymns as “O Come All Ye Faithful”. Would you think I made a mistake? Or would you think, why not? Why not sing about the birth of our Lord Jesus, and be reminded of that very special season of anticipation and adoration? We prepare our hearts each year for the coming of the Lord, and we are prayerful, and excited, and eager to take part in worship. And like the song said, “why can’t we just hold on…”

O Come, Let us Adore Him, Christ the Lord!

Blessings,

Lynn

"TIMMIEGEE'S SUNNY SIDE UP CORNER"

Once Upon a Valentine’s Day

(We need to look for inspiration
no further than our own back yard)…
Well, Once upon a Valentine’s Day
While pondering love
I happened upon
A most unusual couple:
Bill & Jane…
I could tell
That in her time
Jane had a tinge of
Savvy & sassy
(I am terrible at remembering names
so in order to remember
I make up catch phrases:
“Me Tarzan---You Jane”---
so every time---I would greet Jane in this way)
I would do my drinking medley
& the last of three songs was Cab Driver:
so when I came to the lyric
“drive by Mary’s place”
I would insert Jane for Mary---
Bill’s song was “Wont You Come Home Bill Bailey”
Bill would always end the song
With an emphatic “Amen”!
(Bill is a gentle giant)
Anywho,
On this Valentine’s Day
Jane & Bill were sitting at the same table
& I am playing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”
I look back at their table
& I see Jane & Bill holding hands
& singing along with me---
My heart m-e-l-t-s & I think---love transcends all time & space

Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

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