Love Not Hate- Christmas Eve

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History of the birds:

Love, Not Hate: Part 1

Love, Not Hate: Part Two

Love, Not Hate: Christmas Eve

Love, Not Hate: A New Chapter

Love, Not Hate: A New World

Love, Not Hate: The Division

Love, Not Hate: The Reconciliation

Love, Not Hate: Tragedy At Mandalay Bay

Love, Not Hate: Continue To Love

Love Not Hate: Love On Trial

Love Not Hate- Trick or Treat, Halloween Night

 

It was Christmas Eve all through the land

All the birds stared in amazement at the Christmas tree so grand

The little birds could barely contain their excitement

The older birds looked on, filled with contentment

The eagle remembered how far they have come

He remembered all the work ALL the birds have done

Which made this day an even more special day

He took his place and said: “Birds, I have something to say”

Want to see one--not at a zoo--SOON!:
photo credit: Paula Krugerud Photography

“I’ll keep it short since tonight the little ones can’t be up late.”

“It has been a long time since we chose to love instead of hate.”

“It was a lot of work to repair our broken relationships.”

“As you all know, it hasn’t always gone to script.”

“We have learned from our mistakes, our experiences.”

“We have learned to work through our differences.”

“We have returned this land to the way it was created.”

“For that reason alone, tonight we ALL should be celebrated!”

“We are gathered here today because of the one who was born.”

“Who also died for us, tattered and torn.”

“As some of us birds are getting older,

We know we can’t carry this land on our shoulders.”

“We must teach the next generation

That love is the only way to rule this nation!”

All the birds started to sing

A beautiful sound that caused a gathering

All the animals from the forest came

The deer, the rabbit, the skunk and others you know by name

They gathered around the Christmas tree

They held hands and all sung with glee

The sound reached near and far

Then humans arrived, by foot and by car

They couldn’t believe their eyes

It was then they started to realize

Everything they thought they knew had to be ruled out

Because right there was a hawk singing with a field mouse

There was a bear beside a deer

There was a sheep standing by a wolf  with no fear

There was a fox right beside a hare

All these beautiful birds were there

They could hardly believe their ears

When the animals said: “There is nothing here to fear!”

“Yes, at one time we were all enemies!”

“We decided to let love rule our hearts until our eyes could see!”

Then the humans held each other’s hands

All the different people across the land

Blacks and whites, Muslim and Christian

All races, all people, could see the animals vision

The eagle then spoke once again:

“One last thing to say my friends.”

“To move forward you must move on from the past!”

“You have to live as last is first and first is last.”

“Let every man, every woman, every boy, every girl

Know what it’s like to have peace in this world!”

“Let ALL our voices join together as we sing Silent Night!”

Then they sang Joy To The World  and We Wish You A Merry Christmas

I can only say it’s all true, as I was there to witness

All the birds of a different color

Helped all the people discover

Instead of fighting they should ALL join hands

Because love is the only way to rule the land

Merry Christmas to ALL and to ALL a love filled night 

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Let It Be Christmas by Alan Jackson –

Santa’s Wish (Teach The World) by The Tenors –

Better Together by Gaither Vocal Band –

Join With The Angels by Matthew West –

Rest In You Tonight by The Oak Ridge Boys –

Gather Round by Band Of Merrymakers –

The Night Before Christmas by Brandon Heath –

Wish List by 7eventh Time Down –

Silent Night by Pentatonix –

Christmas Songs For Our Military 2019

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Thank you military for all the sacrifices you make.  May God watch over you if you are not at home this Christmas.

Most of these songs I had on last year’s post but I have added a few.

Merry Christmas To All Our Heroes by Glenn Boudreau –

Camouflage and Christmas Lights by Rodney Carrington –

Waiting For Christmas by Nicki Park –

I Won’t Be Home For Christmas by Steve Howell –

Bring Daddy Home For Christmas by Oak Ridge Boys –

Christmas Where You Are by Five For Fighting –  

I’ll Be Brave This Christmas by Big Daddy Weave –  

A Soldiers Christmas Song by Danny Rongo – 

The Soldiers Christmas Poem – 

Christmas In America by Melissa Etheridge – 

Someday At Christmas by Stevie Wonder and Andra Day – 

Peace On Earth by Casting Crowns – 

December Prayer by Idina Menzel – 

New Christmas Songs 2017 Week 3

I was trying to get another post ready bu today for Christmas but been busy and could not finish it.  Maybe I can finish it tonight and do a very rare Saturday/weekend post, but if not, this will be the last one before Christmas.  Merry Christmas and I pray you have safe travels if you are out and about.

Behold The Savior by Meredith Andrews- 

It’s Only Christmas by Jonathan Cain- 

Everyday Is Christmas by Sia- 

Christmas Joy by Alabama-  

Birthday by Chante Moore- 

Somewhere In Your Silent Night by Casting Crowns- 

It’s Christmas Time by Brady Rhymer- 

Trim The Tree by Brady Rhymer- 

 

Christmas Wishes by Brady Rhyner – 

 

New Christmas Songs 2017 Week 2

I know, way behind so you will get week 2 today and week 3 Friday.  Take a listen to a few and maybe find a new favorite.

 

First Christmas Without Daddy by Alabama-  

It’s Finally Christmas by Casting Crowns- 

This Is The Heart Of Christmas by Jonathan Cain- 

Greatest Gift by Alabama- 

When I Think Upon Christmas by Hillsong – 

When We Are Together by The Tenors – 

Untanglin’ The Christmas Lights by Brady Rhymer- 

Christmas Peace by Brady Rhymer- 

One Little Christmas Tree by Sister Hazel – 

Christmas Eve by Gwen Stefani-  

The Little Drummer Boy

I don’t know why but The Little Drummer Boy has always been my favorite Christmas song. Maybe it is the simplicity of it, one verse then pa rum pum pum pum, then one verse and pa rum pum pum pum etc.  Maybe it’s the meaning of it, which to me is the true meaning of being a Christian.

Jesus was born,  a gift to us. He was born to die. He sacrificed Himself for our sins. Because of His birth, and then His death, we can live forgiven. A gift given knowing that we could not repay it. We can come to him no matter who we are or where we are from. No matter what we look like, dress like, what kind of car we drive or whatever home we live in. Come as you are! A little shepherd boy came with the only gift he had, he could play his drum for him. He played his best for him. Then Jesus smiled at him. Jesus wants us to believe in Him and accept Him into our hearts.

Maybe it is the message from the last scene of the cartoon. Jesus changed his heart of hate to a heart of love. Take the time to watch the last five minutes here :

Come they told me, pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see, pa rum pum pum pum
Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum
To lay before the King, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

So to honour Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
When we come.

Five five five five five five what rum
five five five five five five what rum
five five five five five five what rum
five five five ahh

Little Baby, pa rum pum pum pum
I am a poor boy too, pa rum pum pum pum
I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum
That’s fit to give a king, pa rum pum pum
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,

Shall I play for you, what five five five rum,
On my drum?
(five five five-part)

Mary nodded, pa rum pum pum pum
The ox and lamb kept time, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my drum for Him, pa rum pum pum pum
I played my best for Him, pa rum pum pum pum,
rum pum pum pum, rum pum pum pum,
(pum pum pum part)

Then He smiled at me, pa rum pum pum pum
Me and my drum.

Little Drummer Boy by Pentatonix – 

New Christmas Songs 2017 Week 1

I meant to get this out last Friday the 8th but was busy busy.  Then tried this morning but more of the same business.  I hope you enjoy, listen to a few and maybe you will find yourself a new favorite.

 

Messiah by Francesca Battistelli- 

This Christmas Eve by Ryan Stevenson- 

Christmas Back To You by Chante Moore – 

Make Room by Casting Crowns-  

 

Why Can’t Christmas Day Last All Year Long by Alabama-  

Sure Could Use Some Christmas Around Here by Alabama-  

 

Santa’s Wish (Teach The World) by The Tenors-  

When I Was A Little Girl by Gwen Stefani-  

My Gift Is You by Gwen Stefani-  

 

Season Of Love by 98 Degrees-  

Christmas C’Mon by Lindsey Stirling-  

The Call Of Christmas by Zach Williams- 

 

 

 

 

 

The Christmas Tree

From the time she was a small sapling she knew what she was born for. She was born and raised on a Christmas tree farm. She heard stories from her family and friends about how one day she would be picked to go be inside someone’s house.

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Each year she grew a little bigger but each year she kept hearing people say the same thing. “She isn’t big enough.” “Her branches are still too weak.” “Her needles are too thin.”

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She would wonder the same thing each year. “What’s wrong with me? Why doesn’t anyone want me? ”

Another year passed and she thought for sure this would be the year. She was almost as big as all the other trees but it was the same old story for our Christmas tree. “She isn’t quite there yet.” “She’s almost full enough but not as full as we want.” “Her branches still aren’t strong enough.”

 

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Many more years passed and she still wasn’t being picked. She was really starting to wonder what was wrong with her. She was bigger than almost all the other trees. Her branches were fuller and stronger than the other trees. Other trees that were born after her were being picked but she still wasn’t. “Why doesn’t anyone want me?”  “When will my time come?”

Another year passed and she was a full ten feet taller than any other tree. She had beautiful branches but she still wasn’t being picked. Now she heard things likes she’s too big, she can’t fit in our house, we don’t have enough lights and decorations to complete her.

Our Christmas tree was so sad. No one wanted her when she was young and small and no one wanted her when she was old and tall. She was thinking she will never know what it’s like to be decorated and look so lovely.

Our Christmas tree continued to grow and by the next year she was seventy-five feet tall. She could see the entire farm. That was when she saw this big truck coming on  the farm. They came right up to her. One guy got out and looked at her and said “this tree is what we have been looking for. She will look beautiful at Rockefeller Center. We will decorate her and have so many lights on her. Millions of people will see her and admire how beautiful she is!”

Moral of the story is God will use you in His time. Be faithful and trust in Him and He will use you in ways you would never believe. We just have to be patient and wait for our calling.

Just Like Me by Vanessa Williams – 

O Christmas Tree by Bobs and Lolo – 

One Little Christmas Tree by Stevie Wonder – 

The Little Christmas Tree by Nat King Cole – 

While I’m Waiting by John Waller – 

Use Me by All Things New – 

I Will Wait by Aaron Shust  – 

I Will Wait by Darlene Zschech – 

 

 

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