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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It's the day after Christmas...

It's the day after Christmas and what have we done
Have we lengthened our table and included everyone
Or are we still partial and clicky and a little afraid
Of widening our outreach or of sharing our parade

The presents are all opened and the tree is all lit
But the babe in the stable..was He just part of a kit
Have we forgotten His message in the midst of the mix
Or were we more anxious about getting a popularity fix

It's the day after Christmas and what have we done
Have we lengthened our tables and included everyone
Or are we still partial and clicky and a little afraid
Of widening our outreach or of sharing our parade

There's loved ones still waiting for our distant hello
But we all have our reasons for the coldness we show
Our faith and our emotions and our history to this date
Has kept from saying what we know is getting too late.

It's the day after Christmas and what have we done
Have we lengthened our tables and included everyone
Or are we still partial and clicky and a little afraid
Of widening our outreach or of sharing our parade

Would you become like the shepherds or the kings of that day
Who put aside greatness and anything in the way
To be present with Jesus and receive what is ours
To share with the world like the brightest of stars

It's the day after Christmas and what have we done
Have we lengthened our tables and included everyone
Or are we still partial and clicky and a little afraid
Of widening our outreach or of sharing our parade

Go forward from this Christmas like shepherds with joy
Speak healing and kindness like this tiny little Boy
Be ambassadors and gifters be everything that He is
The message of Christmas is none other than this...

It's the day after Christmas and what have we done
Have we lengthened our tables and included everyone
Or are we still partial and clicky and a little afraid
Of widening our outreach or of sharing our parade



Monday, December 24, 2018

Glowing star of Christmas night...

Glowing star of Christmas night
What wonders came from your bright light
Awesome memories a privileged call
You're one big welcome to one and all

That first Christmas many years ago
You directed shepherds and kings to know
A tiny Babe without any might
He is the King of Christmas Light

Glowing star of Christmas night
What wonders came from your bright light
Awesome memories a privileged call
You're one big welcome to one and all

Like that first evening we celebrate
A Baby born ...but on what date
A virgin Mother a Heavenly Dad
Gave birth to One who'll make us glad

Glowing star of Christmas night
What wonders came from your bright light
Awesome memories a privileged call
You're one big welcome to one and all

Though years have passed the love remains
In all who break the earthly chains
That binds our hearts to dreadful hate
O Star of Wonder ..are we too late..

Glowing star of Christmas night
What wonders came from your bright light
Awesome memories a privileged call
You're one big welcome to one and all

Like you we'll choose to love and glow
For all mankind so they may know
That greatness isn't a boast or rage
But a tiny echo from God's Page

Glowing star of Christmas night
What wonders came from your bright light
Awesome memories a privileged call
You're one big welcome to one and all


Saturday, December 22, 2018

Do you ..?

Every morning when you arise
Do you gaze upon the Heaven and skies
And consider well: what around you lies
As gifts from God,  who gave you eyes?

Before you rush and run around,
Do you quiet down and calm the sound
And hear what angel spirits have  found
In every moment that does abound??

Inside the rush and whirl  each day
Can you hear the voice of the Spirit say
I'm here around you: along the way
To help you pause and help you pray

When things are hectic as can be
And chaos is all you chance to see
Do you remember within you faithfully
That God is everywhere you can be?



Thursday, December 20, 2018

We need the Babe

Tis the season to be jolly
Hang the lights and all the holly
But to make it all so bright
We need the Babe of Christmas Night

The gifts the tinsel and the tree
Delight the hearts of you and me
But beyond the glowing light
We need the Babe of Silent Night

Laughing playing, chitter chatter
Brings us all from where we scatter
Taking time to toast to share
We all still need the Babe of Prayer

So gather all  and celebrate
Unwrap the gifts and have a plate
But don't forget for forget we can
We need the Babe of Bethlehem



Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Little Baby, quiet One

Little Baby, quiet One
Look on us, and on everyone
We're all so needful: just like then
Please bring us love and peace again

The world is all fighting: and quarreling long
Our friendships and families are no longer strong
We're hating and hurting, and acting so deaf:
Lord we're becoming one toxic breath

Little Baby, quiet One
Look on us, and on everyone
We're all so needful:  just like back then
Please bring us love and peace again

Today and tomorrow and in between
We're all being so petty: so very mean
Jealously rivaling: and never content
Jesus, our Savior: our money's all spent

Little Baby, quiet One
Look on us, and on everyone
We're all so needful: just like then
Please bring us love and peace again

The left and the right and those who note:
They'll never ever cast out a single vote..
Are all of them fighting, and all of them unkind
Babe of our Bethlehem we're needing Your mind

Little Baby, quiet One
Look on us, and on everyone
We're all so needful: just like then
Please bring us love and peace again

If only for once.. we could let it all  go
The quarreling, the fighting..the "I told you so"
If only we could recapture it the beauty again
Please help us dear Jesus to return and begin

Little Baby, quiet One
Look on us, and on everyone
We're all so needful: just like then
Please bring us love and peace again



Friday, December 14, 2018

Let's be His Loving Kindness

We are His hands and His feet, and His Body today
Let's be His Loving Kindness all along life's way
The struggling, the sorrowing; all, so desperately need
The voice of our Savior and a selfless good deed

The other day, while driving, I saw on the street
A beggar with hi sign up "Please, help me to eat"
We kept right on driving but the memory remains
And I hear deep inside me that broken one's pains

We are His hands and His feet, and His Body today
Let's be His Loving Kindness all along life's way
The struggling, the sorrowing; all, so desperately need
The voice of our Savior and a selfless good deed

While waiting in traffic and so tempted to race
The words of some carol brought me into God's grace
I was so worried about the people who were going to slow
While ignoring the virtues that could help me to grow

We are His hands and His feet, and His Body today
Let's be His Loving Kindness all along life's way
The struggling, the sorrowing; all, so desperately need
The voice of our Savior and a selfless good deed

Too quickly we're judging and finding the wrong
Instead of finding Jesus in the ones we come along
The habits we're forming can be good ones or bad
We have only to decide it: which can make us most glad

We are His hands and His feet, and His Body today
Let's be His Loving Kindness all along life's way
The struggling, the sorrowing; all, so desperately need
The voice of our Savior and a selfless good deed

This morning, this evening.. in the night time or day
What path will we walk on ..what word's will we say
Will we echo with our Jesus that our God is all love
If so let us show it so that others can know His touch..

We are His hands and His feet, and His Body today
Let's be His Loving Kindness all along life's way
The struggling, the sorrowing; all, so desperately need
The voice of our Savior and a selfless good deed