Sunday Respite – What Child is This?

 

I have selected two songs including a very unique rendition of “Little Drummer Boy” I posted previously for today’s Sunday Respite.

‘What Child Is This’, a traditional Christmas Carol by William Dix and arranged by John Stainer, live recording by Sunday 7pm Choir.

 

Little Drummer Boy by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. I suggest watching it in full screen.

Wishing everyone a joyous day.

 

 

 

Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day

Handel’s Messiah: For Unto us a Child is Born, Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

 

Wishing you many blessings.

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Christmas Eve

 

Christmas Eve is upon us.  Here is one of my favorite pieces this time of year. O Holy Night.

If you have any kiddies around or you are feeling like one yourself at this time of year, I am adding a wonderful video that can be sent to your flat screen or on your computer. The kids will be fascinated about Santa’s helpers as little avatars. I keep it on as a background music just for the enjoyment.

 

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2

Matthew 2:5
“In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

Matthew 2:6
But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah, for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of My people Israel.'”

Josh Groban – O Holy Night

 

 

Santa´s Castle with Christmas Music – full screen for sure!

 

 

Wishing everyone a blessed and happy Christmas.

 

Sunday Respite – Advent and the Winter Solstice

 

On Saturday, December 21, we are given the return of longer days with the celebration of the Winter Solstice. Soon to follow we celebrate the gift of Jesus and his wonderful light.

Many of our customs today have a basis in those early traditions including Yule logs, mistletoe and Christmas trees – having their roots in the pagan celebrations of the Winter Solstice.

Long before the birth of Christ, our stone age ancestors had their own theologies.  They were dependent upon the seasons. As such, they followed the wheel of the year. How anxious they must have been as the days kept growing shorter and wondering if the sun would again return, reborn, gifting longer days once more.

This is Advent  — when, as sleepers, we awaken to our own light of love, deep within us, waiting to be reborn again in the dark stables of our own souls.

Lindsey Mead speaks to the nascent light of her own inner longing as Solstice approached, and offers a meditation by author Meg Casey that captures the hushed beauty of December here

December is a holy month. Maybe it is the dark, silky silence that descends so early that speaks to me of reverence. Maybe it is the promise that December holds — that no matter how dark, how cold, how empty it can get, the light is coming back. Something always shifts in me when December arrives — I embrace the darkness, and am eager for the coming solstice when the whole world is still and holds its breath, waiting to be reborn again.

What a not-to-be-missed treasure the natural season of Advent can be then, when the “nascent light” inside each of us can turn to, and answer, the promises of light surrounding us everywhere in the December dark — the whisper of candlelight from darkened windows, the blue-black light of dusk against the silhouetted trees of winter.

O come, O come, Emmanuel – The Piano Guys

What if we could see the Solstice and the Sun/Son as “the light of the world” as did the ancients for thousands of years before us.

It’s a beautiful video that captures the essence of the season perfectly. Enya singing Silent Night in Gaelic in the background, setting the mood.

 

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed day this fourth Sunday of Advent.

Sunday Respite – Waiting in Silence

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen “Waiting in Silence.” It is one of my favorite Advent pieces. About this time, the third Sunday in Advent, a pensive and reflective mood often develops as we know we are getting closer to the day we honor the birth of Jesus Christ.

On a less somber tone, I am adding a video that is sure to bring back nostalgic memories of holidays gone by. I often just leave it on and/or send it over to my flat screen. Lovely instrumental music accompanies the scenes.

First we start-

Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Missionaries.

 

Christmas Slideshow Part 2 HD

Notes: With countless more hours to create this new slideshow, it is my wish that it will enhance your Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the Pictures and the Music in High Definition and in full screen. Lovely as a background on your flat screen or monitor.

 

Wishing you a wonderful day with much peace

 

 

 

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Sunday Respite – Little Drummer Boy

For my Sunday Respite, an original and extraordinary Scandinavian presentation of Little Drummer Boy. By all means, do watch it in full screen and better yet shoot it over to your flat screen for a moving rendition of this classic. I discovered this last year.

Perfect for this second Sunday in Advent.

Little Drummer Boy – by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

 

Pope Endorses U.N. Pro-Abortion “Sustainable Development” Agenda

 

The Pope’s big deal at the Amazon meeting held recently was the discussion regarding married priests which took the headline. As with all of these meetings, it’s always good to look further. We are just learning about the fine print.

The low background hum you hear are the globalists and now the Pope advancing the over population of the planet theme. By golly, they will find a way to bring earth back to the glory days of Adam and Eve. After all, who should want to bring a child into this terrible earth we are living on. Killing Mother Earth.. is it 10 or 12 years we have left? I get so confused. Well that was quick, Catholics went past birth control being a sin to abortion all in one Pope’s reign.

If we thought this notion of just too many of us started recently, I will swing by Africa and what Obama’s thoughts were back in 2013.

But back to the tale:

“The Pontifical Academy of Sciences, members of a United Nations network directed by a pro-abortion globalist [Jeffrey Sachs], and governors of the Pan-Amazonian region have signed a common declaration committing themselves to implementing the UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the Amazon. 

“The Oct. 28 declaration, addressed to Pope Francis and signed at the pontifical academy’s Vatican headquarters one day after the close of the Amazon Synod, consists in 14 pledges to ‘build together effective solutions for sustainable development of Amazonia.’”

The three-week gathering, or synod, discussed spreading the faith in the Amazon, a greater role for women, environmental protection, climate change, deforestation, indigenous people and their right to keep their land and traditions.

While the sustainable development goals include “universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services, including for family planning, information and education, and the integration of reproductive health into national strategies and programmes,” their focus is providing for abortion.

The SDGs indeed are all about abortion. They propose that we make the planet a safer place through population control, i.e. abortion, but this is done under the guise of caring for the poor. The globalist ploy is to say that ‘we shouldn’t bring people into the world to suffer but should first take care of the poor that are among us.’

According to U.N. globalists, the big “sin” against the planet is the birthing of children since they will grow up to “pollute” the environment, so they see abortion as a sacrifice to this terrestrial deity, in a similar way children have been sacrificed to the Pachamama idol. The “Mother Earth” Pachamama idol that was venerated at the Vatican during the Amazon Synod merely symbolized this globalist cause of “atoning” to the planet. To think that Rome has joined the infamous U.N. in bowing to its planetary idol!

But it doesn’t end there. Pope Francis has handed the Church’s evangelical mission over to the United Nations, telling them, ‘you are now the pastors of the flock,’ and he tells the flock, ‘the U.N. representatives are now your pastors. When they speak, it is your duty to obey.’ Consider his discourse from a September 10 press conference on route to Rome from Madagascar.

“When we acknowledge international organizations and we recognize their capacity to give judgment, on a global scale — for example the international tribunal in The Hague, or the United Nations — If we consider ourselves humanity, when they make statements, our duty is to obey … We must obey international institutions. That is why the United Nations were created.”

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Let’s take a look at what and the why of Africans as well and why no doubt their population needs to be controlled. T.V.’s and cars and air conditioning will just boil over the planet.

Back in 2013

Obama: ‘The planet will “boil over” if Africans raise their standard of living’

President Barack Obama said at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday gives us this doom and gloom.

“Ultimately, if you think about all the youth that everybody has mentioned here in Africa, if everybody is raising living standards to the point where everybody has got a car and everybody has got air conditioning, and everybody has got a big house, well, the planet will boil over — unless we find new ways of producing energy.” –

 

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

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