Christmas blessing

May the work born of Christmas come alive in you.

". . . and the darkness shall not overcome it"

“. . . and the darkness shall not overcome it”               

 

 

May you comfort a lonely one through your hospitality.  

Two beautiful swans near the Publix protest on December 16, 2012, Longboat Key

Two beautiful swans near the CIW protest at Publix on December 16, 2012, Longboat Key.

                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

May you heal a broken one through your tenderness.

Sharon singing "miss Celie's Blues" from "The Color Purple

Sharon singing “Miss Celie’s Blues” from “The Color Purple,”  First Sunday of Advent at St. Andrew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May you feed a hungry one through your generosity.

Linda and Yukie are the faces of welcome for the hungry who find their way to the doors of St. Andrew.

Linda and Yukie are the faces of welcome for the hungry who find their way to the doors of St. Andrew.

 

May hope’s light shine in and through you each day and night.

sunset over the water and through driftwood

Light is at the heart of Christmas.

 

May the sun’s radiance and the moon’s brilliance lighten your step.

the moon showing her almost fullness under a wee cloud

sun and cloud in full sunlight over Siesta Key

                       

May the gentle waves on Siesta’s sand calm your worry.

waves merging on Siesta

Siesta waters, ever so gently dancing on the sand.

 

May the dolphin, the sand hill, the gecko, the pelican, the turtle, and the swan delight you.

yep . . . fishing is good

Pelican feeding.

 

May you sense the breath of God beneath, within, above, behind, beside and before you.

a child's kite

soaring on the gentle wind

 

May your tears for the oppressed lead you to courageous, clear-eyed acts of justice.

a penny a pound is not too much to ask of Publix and of us

a penny a pound is not too much to ask of Publix and of us – Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) protest, Longboat Key, December, 16, 2012.

 

May your imagination be brilliant, your dreams vivid, your rest refreshing, and your laughter deep.

Arising

This sculpture overlooks the Canal from Duluth. It is titled, “Arising.” Reminder that it takes us all to build peace.

 

 

MAY YOU KNOW YOU ARE LOVED!

Joy to the tips of your fingers.  Oh Yes!

Joy to the tips of your fingers. Oh Yes!

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11 Comments

  1. may hope, peace, joy and love be with you and yours the Holy season..
    Bernice & Gary

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    1. Thank you Bernice & Gary, May the twinkle of the stars tonight inspire brilliance.

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  2. Amen my brother! Yours words read on the loss of a dear beautiful woman friend yesterday bring me comfort. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you Patti, May the chill of this northern Wisconsin night, and it’s beautiful clarity, lighten your spirit burdened as it is with loss.

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  3. . . . . and until we meet again, safe may you both be held in God’s almighty hand.

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    1. Thanks Ron & Susie, may your road to Sarasota be smooth.

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  4. Beautiful as always and a blessing to read. Thank you. Lois

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  5. May yours be a blessed Christmas and thanks for sharing you poetic thoughts.They are a joy to receive,Thank you for your inspiration – they make a day special.
    Have fun with your family when they get here. Fay

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    1. Thank you, Fay. Family all north for Christmas & New Year . . . so we are Sarasota family to each other . . . sorta.

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  6. I’m looking back at my email and find special joy in the Duluth statue. We must lift each other up! Fay

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