Tag Archive | Religion

Christmas Bells #4 . . . . A Christmas Star!






A bright Christmas star
sits high on a tree
shining its light
for the whole world to see

reminding us all
of a night long ago
when a star in the sky
guided wise men below

to a small town stable
where a gift from above
was born on that night
to bring the world love.

The light from the star
shone down on a child
asleep in the manger
so meek and so mild.

Shepherds and wise men
who came to draw near
then spread the good news
that the savior is here.

Now the Christmas tree star
still leads us today
to the birth of a miracle
that first Christmas day.

~ Tom Krause










Artist Dick Dahlquist
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#PoeticThursday . . . . The Carol Singers




The Carol Singers

Last night the carol-singers came
When I had gone to bed,
Upon the crisp white path outside
I heard them softly tread.

I sat upright to listen, for
I knew they came to tell,
Of all the things that happened on
The very first Noel.

Upon my ceiling flickering
I saw their lantern glow,
And then they sang their carols sweet
Of Christmas long ago.

And when at last they went away,
Their carol-singing done,
There was a little boy who wished
They’d only just begun.


by Margaret G. Rhodes.











Artist Frances Tyrrell
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Everything in the world of existence has an end and a goal.




Everything in the world of existence has an end and a goal.

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The end is maturity and the goal is freedom. For
example, fruit grows on the tree until it is ripe and then
falls. The ripened fruit represents maturity, and the fallen
fruit, freedom.

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The final goal is returning to one’s origin. Everything
which reaches its origin has reached its goal. A farmer
sows grain in the ground and tends it. It begins to grow,
eventually seeds, and again becomes grain. It has returned
to its original form. The circle is complete. Completing
the circle of existence is freedom.

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NASAFÎ
Travelling the Path of Love, S.30
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Reflection . . . .




Teach us that even as the wonder of the stars in the heavens
only reveals itself in the silence of the night, so the wonder of life
reveals itself in the silence of the heart. In the silence of our heart
we may see the scattered leaves of all the universe bound by love.
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THE BHAGAVAD GITA
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Artist: Unknown
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To thyself be true!




” So many of us think that if we act like a thing doesn’t exist, it will just go away.
When you are on a spiritual path, you must come face-to-face with yourself
and acknowledge all of who you are. Only through this process will you grow
and become the embodiment of a true spiritual consciousness.”

~ Iyanla Vanzant












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Into the light is where I was found.




” Into the light is where I was found. 
For many years my soul was tied and bound. 
I gave into the darkness 
and then surrendered into the light
I let go of my fears 
and set my soul to flight.”

– Melanie M Koulouris 











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#Egret
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