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The Time is Near   Leave a comment

Mary pregnant

Holy Mary, Mother of God

Posted December 24, 2018 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Mary, Uncategorized

If You Are Missing Someone This Year   Leave a comment

Although this year I have a broken heart
It gives me hope and joy as I remember where you are

You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
You’re with the Son of God

Got your picture in the frame
And a stocking with your name
Oh God knows it’s been hard letting go
And I can’t bring you back but I’ll see you again
And all that thought is healing to my soul
I’ll miss making angels with you in the snow
I guess instead you will be singing with them all around God’s throne

You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Cause you’re with the Son of God

And I know the Christmas season was your favorite time of year
You loved to help us decorate our tree
But now that you’re with Jesus
Can’t imagine how you feel
‘Cause he’s the one who bleed and died upon the tree for you and me

You’re with the Son of God
You’re with the Prince of Peace
You’re with the one who’s celebrating
And that thought amazes me
Sometimes I still break down
Grieving that we’re apart
But the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing where you are
Yes, the sweetest gift is knowing you’re in his arms
You’re with the Son of God

 

Posted December 24, 2018 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Death, Jesus, Uncategorized

My Soul Proclaims the Glory of the Lord and My Spirit Rejoices in God My Savior   Leave a comment

Posted December 25, 2016 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus, Mary

“The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable”   Leave a comment

Romans 11:29

A Menorah in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Menorah in front of a Christmas tree,
at the Brandenberg Gate, Berlin, Germany.

This image must warm the heart of God as it does mine.  It speaks volumes, more than I can say here.  I ask you to meditate upon all the beauty of the symbolism.  Christians are never separated from their Jewish brothers and sisters; God’s original covenant with the Jews can never be revoked.  We are both members of the family of God, on the way home to the Father.

(December 2015 Document from the Vatican:  The Gifts and Calling of God are Irrevocable.)

Posted December 14, 2015 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jewish People

In A Warm Manager   Leave a comment

We desire to be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas-time, not in a cold manger of our heart, but in a heart full of love and humility, in a heart so pure, so immaculate, so warm with love for one another.” — Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Nativity scene

 

Posted December 6, 2014 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus

Little Baby Child   Leave a comment

Sweet little baby child, born in a manger.
Sweet little baby boy, in the arms of Saint Joseph,
            God trusting his creature.
Baby Jesus, poor in spirit, both emptied and filled,
            surrendering to an earthly father
                        that we may surrender to a heavenly one.
A baby, pure in heart, dwelling among us that we may see God.
Little, like a taste of bread and wine.  God beheld and God consumed.
            God trusting us with himself.
Sweet little baby child, Word made flesh.

Ouida Tomlinson
June 9, 1997
(In the garden of St. Clare Monastery, New Orleans, LA)

Posted December 16, 2013 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Jesus, Uncategorized

“A Hallelujah Christmas”   Leave a comment

Posted December 8, 2013 by ouidaofs in Christmas, Music

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