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I have been given so much, and it is not even my birthday.

Merry Christmas,Merry

I have a tree up with no present under it.

However, I have a roof over my head.

I do not have a big dinner cooking.

Even so, I have food to eat.

It is not my birthday today.

But I am going to honor Jesus.

 

 

 

Did you look into the sky this morning? That means it a good morning and a great day to celebrate.

Merry Defined as: Cheerful and Lively

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Did you look into the Sky this morning? It is a good day to celebrate.

Merry Christmas,Merry

I have a tree up with no present under it.

However, I have a roof over my head.

I do not have a big dinner cooking.

Even so, I have food to eat.

It is not my birthday today.

But I am going to honor Jesus.

 

 

 

Did you look into the sky this morning? That means it a good morning and a great day to celebrate.

Merry Defined as: Cheerful and Lively

Posted in Blog, Inspiration, Tradition

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

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I did not put up the big tree this year, because I ran out of time.  Oh, well it is not like I am expecting Santa to bring me gifts.  It not like I have small children at home, that will be disappointed.  Whatever I do it is for my enjoyment.  I like to decorate during the holidays, even if there is not one gift under the under tree..

Having Joy and having Faith go together, in that regards.  I have faith in God, so I have joy even though I have never seen him.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted in Blog, Family, Ivy Lynns, the writer, Tradition

The Needs versus the Wants, the Greedy versus the Needy.

Can you want more than you need? Will the Greedy ever help the Needy?

I am blessed to have a family member which will cook for the holidays. I am blessed to have a home that will welcome people in who don’t have a place to go. Their family may be not be keeping the tradition of getting together for the holidays and opening up their front door to others. My family is large, and we are used to cooking above and beyond, but as long as we have food to give we will.

I also help with the church homeless ministry; I started helping my mother when she was heading the ministry at her church. Whatever she asked my or my family to do for the ministry we would. Everyone one of my brothers and sisters when asked will help if they can, we are in no way rich we just love people. When you grow up in a large family, you know about sharing the work, the food, the clothes. You also know about helping one another and other that you meet along the way.

 

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The Greedy versus the Needy, the wants versus the needs.

We all would have love to have a big house, but to have a roof over your head can mean so much to someone else.

Do you remember the story by Hans Christian Andersen“The Emperor’s New Clothes?

When you are walking around in the top designer clothes,  and living in larger than life expensive home, what are people really seeing?

Remember the Billionaire’s Pledge, who was the Greedy who said,No Way?Like I said I come from a family of givers, we are used to sharing. You don’t have to be a billionaire to care for others, if you are wealthy, is donating a tax write off enough?

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Thanksgiving means so much more than a meal, it’s family and friends day.

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I normally make a lot of desserts for the holidays, but I was asked only to make a pie. I was instructed to only one pie for the church and one a pie for the family dinner.

Of course, I expect to have more than just pie for the Thanksgiving Dinner. I expect to see a turkey, a ham with some greens, mashed potatoes, stuffing with a lot of desserts. The family has tradition has to be up held, there has to be lots of food. It not about eating a lot of food, it about be able to share a meal.

Sunday, the church that I attend took over eighty people off the street, took them somewhere that they could have a bath and gave them fresh clothing. We at the church also prepared a large meal for them after the church service. That was a welcome to God’s house. We would not expect less when it comes to welcoming the family.

This Thanksgiving I will miss my son, who is serving overseas, and a very special aunt who we always shared this day with.

Happy Thanksgiving, I hope there you enjoy the day with family and friends.

Posted in Family, thank you, Tradition, Veteran's Day

Thank you for having my back.

Have you ever wondered who will take care of you, when you need it the most? Remember the movie, An Officer and Gentlemen, Apocalypse, Platoon, Jarhead, Strike, how about Full Metal Jacket. Seeing the training, the life as a solider and then what is expected through a movie, can give you a considerable respect. The thoughts that someone is covering you, and they don’t even know who you are can give you the greatest respect. A person, who signs up, unafraid and unselfish of protect an entire country, stranger.

It takes a stronger faith to say, I am willing to die the people in my country.
I just want to say, Thank you for your service, we are honoring you on Veteran’s Day.

Vets 2014
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