“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. it flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” – Unknown Freedom Is Not Free
It’s a tradition here to post this wonderful poem every December 31st. Written more than a century ago by Minnie Louise Haskins, I can’t think of a more appropriate sentiment as we stand on the threshold of the new year. Wishing you and yours good health and happiness in 2021. Though known popularly as “The … Continued
Wishing you and yours a Blessed Christmas! May good health and happiness be yours in the coming year.
Still, still, still,One can hear the falling snow.For all is hushed,The world is sleeping,Holy Star its vigil keeping.Still, still, still,One can hear the falling snow. Sleep, sleep, sleep,‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth.The night is peaceful all around you,Close your eyes,Let sleep surround you.Sleep, sleep, sleep,‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth. Dream, dream, … Continued
Prepare the Royal Highway; the King of kings is near! Let ev’ry hill and valley a level road appear!Then greet the King of glory, foretold in sacred story:O blest is He who camein God the Father’s name! Lyrics – Franz Mikael Franzen
The advent of our KingOur prayers must now employ,And we must hymns of welcome singIn strains of holy joy.Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice give thanks and sing. “The Advent of Our King” – lyrics by Charles Coffin
Wishing you and yours a very happy holiday. I also want to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to all of you who have stood by The Christian Gift during this difficult year. It is deeply appreciated. With gratitude,Rebecca
Amen to that! Hallelujah is our song!
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were … Continued
As we have done every New Year’s Eve for many years, we share this lovely poem with you. Written in 1908, its actual title is “God Knows.” Here it is in its entirety: And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may … Continued
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!
Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow For all is hushed The world is sleeping Holy Star its vigil keeping Still, still, still One can hear the falling snow Sleep, sleep, sleep ‘Tis the eve of our Saviour’s birth The night is peaceful all around you Close your eyes Let sleep surround you … Continued