Merry Christmas One and All!
Thanks for your support this year. This year has been life changing for me, and I dare say for the world in which we live. Things are changing, will be changing. Expect the unexpected. That will become our new norm!
Enjoy this Christmas message and music- a reminder of the True meaning of the Season. Believe that life is meant to be good, that we are NOT meant to suffer. There are no sins that God does not and will not forgive. If that is truly the case, then believe that God wants only the best for you and for me. That we are all ONE in God’s eye, no matter the religion, no matter who your God is. BELIEVE – “Faith is the substance of things Hoped for, the Evidence of Things UnSeen!” For those who also celebrate Boxing Day- Have a wonderful and blessed Boxing Day as well!
Blessings to you and yours. Be joy, be LIGHT, share LOVE!
Oakbridge University – Jeshua – Message of the Day
Beloved one, you are approaching the holy days that you have set in order to remember not the birth of one Yeshua, but truly the birth of the Christ. You do this annually so that you have opportunity that one of these years perhaps you will remember that it is your own birth as the Christ child that you are celebrating; that one of these times you are coming to the place where you are awakening to your own divinity, awakening to your own Christ Self, awakening to the power of that divine holy Self.
Oakbridge University – Jeshua – Message of the Day (12/24/11)
Beloved one, what do you want for Christmas? Allow yourself in the next meditative time when you sit quietly to go deeper with it. What is your greatest desire? And know that truly you already have it. I gift it to you now in this time. I gift it to you. Whatever it is that you desire, look for it, because it will be there. Look for it, because it is already yours.
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Some Day At Christmas (with Lyrics)
By: Mary J. Blige
The “W” in Christmas (thanks Ms. Carolyn Walker for the email)!
Each December, I vowed to make Christmas a calm and peaceful experience. I had cut back on nonessential obligations – extensive card writing, endless baking, decorating, and even overspending. Yet still, I found myself exhausted, unable to appreciate the precious family moments, and of course, the true meaning of Christmas.
My son, Nicholas, was in kindergarten that year. It was an exciting season for a six year old. For weeks, he’d been memorizing songs for his school’s “Winter Pageant.” I didn’t have the heart to tell him I’d be working the night of the production. Unwilling to miss his shining moment, I spoke with his teacher. She assured me there’d be a dress rehearsal the morning of the presentation. All parents unable to attend that evening were welcome to come then.
Fortunately, Nicholas seemed happy with the compromise. So, the morning of the dress rehearsal, I filed in ten minutes early, found a spot on the cafeteria floor and sat down. Around the room, I saw several other parents quietly scampering to their seats.
As I waited, the students were led into the room. Each class, accompanied by their teacher, sat cross-legged on the floor. Then, each group, one by one, rose to perform their song. Because the public school system had long stopped referring to the holiday as “Christmas,” I didn’t expect anything other than fun, commercial entertainment songs of reindeer, Santa Claus, snowflakes and good cheer.
So, when my son’s class rose to sing, “Christmas Love,” I was slightly taken aback by its bold title . Nicholas was aglow, as were all of his classmates, adorned in fuzzy mittens, red sweaters, and bright snowcaps upon their heads.
Those in the front row- center stage – held up large letters, one by one, to spell out the title of the song. As the class would sing “C is for Christmas,” a child would hold up the letter C. Then, “H is for Happy,” and on and on, until each child holding up his portion had presented the complete message, “Christmas Love.”
The performance was going smoothly, until suddenly, we noticed her; a small, quiet, girl in the front row holding the letter “M” upside down – totally unaware her letter “M” appeared as a “W”. The audience of 1st through 6th graders snickered at this little one’s mistake. But she had no idea they were laughing at her, so she stood tall, proudly holding her “W”.
Although many teachers tried to shush the children, the laughter continued until the last letter was raised, and we all saw it together.
A hush came over the audience and eyes began to widen.
In that instant, we understood the reason we were there, why we celebrated the holiday in the first place, why even in the chaos, there was a purpose for our festivities. For when the last letter was held high, the message read loud and clear:
“C H R I S T W A S L O V E”
And, I believe, He still is.
Amazed in His presence…humbled by His love.
HAVE A BLESSED CHRISTWAS LOVE SEASON!
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!