Tuesday, December 24, 2013

PEACE WAS THE PROMISE!

Hosted by Mark Koopmans


We walk in solemn procession

Silent Night the choir's selection.

Shepherds and Wise men gather near
With gifts of hope and cheer.

A Christmas choir serenades
Hark the Herald Angel on parade.

Children recite the Christmas story
And praise our Lord in all his glory.

Baby Jesus at his birth
Declared to us our worth!

The peace He promised is our true desire.
And will be achieved once it's love
our hearts sincerely acquire.

 Yolanda Renée © 2013
 



Merry Christmas everyone!
   



PRAYER FOR AMERICA

O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.
--  'Abdu'l-Baha

“If the learned and worldly-wise men of this age were to allow mankind to inhale the fragrance of fellowship and love, every understanding heart would apprehend the meaning of true liberty, and discover the secret of undisturbed peace and absolute composure.”


33 comments:

  1. Aloha!

    LOVE your poem and I don't how you do it :)

    I started off with a poem, too... but it crash-landed - while taxiing out :)

    Merry Christmas to all the Renee family :)

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    1. Thanks Mark,

      Merry Christmas to you too!

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  2. Such a simple yet powerful poem, Yolanda - well said!
    Have a blessed and wonderful Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Alex, you too - have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Susanne, Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  4. Such powerful words!
    Have a peaceful and blessed Christmas, Yolanda!
    Writer In Transit

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    1. Very peaceful Michelle, thank you!

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  5. True words indeed with the flow at your feed, Merry Christmas

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  6. Very nice. Merry Christmas from Texas!

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  7. That was beautiful. Jesus did declare our worth. Merry Christmas.

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  8. Your poem is beautiful and really says what Christmas is all about. A very Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. Thank you Elsie, playing Mary in the Christmas play is a memory I'll always cherish!

      Merry Christmas!

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  9. Lovely poem, Yolanda. Our hearts do need to acquire more love. Just think what would happen if everyone channeled all of that love for Good.

    Merry Christmas!!!

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    1. Yes, it would make all the difference in the world!

      Thank you Robin, Merry Christmas!

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  10. Dear Yolanda,

    Your thoughtful poem strikes the chord of hope. And a prayer for America, a prayer for the world.

    Wishing you and your loved ones a peaceful, positive Christmas.

    Gary :)

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  11. Merry Christmas Eve, Gary!

    From my family to yours - We are wishing you, and Penny, and your son Tristan, a beautiful Christmas and a very peaceful New Year!

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  12. Merry Christmas Yolanda, have a great one.

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  13. Hello Yolanda! I love your poem, offering us the gift of hope~
    I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!
    Merry Christmas!

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  14. That was so beautiful, Yolanda...

    MERRY CHRiSTMAS!!!! I hope you day is magical, spiritual, loving, and just plain AMAZING!!!!!

    SENDING YOU A HUGE CYBER HUG!!!!!

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  15. Hi Yolande, visiting from England! Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
    Suzanne @ Suzannes Tribe
    x

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  16. Beautiful words! Merry Christmas Yolanda!

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  17. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  18. Beautiful and worthy prayers Yolanda! Thanks for spreading these wonderful wishes, dreams and good news! Writer’s Mark

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  19. Hi Yolanda .. I loved your poem - so well written - our hearts do need to absorb his love ... and for all the world ---- compassion and peace

    With thoughts - Hilary

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  20. Merry Christmas, Yolanda and Happy New Year too! May the words in your prayer carry on and ring true!

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  21. A beautiful wish! Merry Christmas!

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  22. Hi, Yolanda. I am glad to "meet" you on this blog hop. There are powerful prayers here. May they come true and may you have a wonderful new year.

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