Tag Archives: Jesus

Happy St. Nicholas Day!!

Yes,Virginia and everyone else, there really is  basis for the traditions of Santa Claus.  Little is provable but there is little question about the basic history. Two interesting resources that might be worth viewing are found here: http://www.arthuriana.co.uk/xmas/ and https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=371Continue reading

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Black Friday Concessions

Crass commercialism versus spirit of Christmas anyone? Black Friday Concessions by Michael Romani Looking down from my self imposed mountain I spied a parade announcing one thing certain At the end of one very long advertisement Santa Claus’s arrival came … Continue reading

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Stages of Gratitude

Life when seen through the lens of a western movie …. Stages of Gratitude by Michael Romani Down the old dusty, winding road A creaky stagecoach takes it’s journey Each passenger an expert and a scold Pressed for wisdom they … Continue reading

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The Practice of Kindness

Based in part on the Gospel according to Luke: The Practice of Kindness by Michael Romani In this world of madness Inundated with sadness What happened to kindness In this world of blindness A moment’s thought for others All of … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Peace

Based in part on Romans 14:19: In Pursuit of Peace by Michael Romani Intentionally we learn to pursue Peace and building up me and you Saved by the cross bought in the loss Born again to calm the storm toss … Continue reading

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Living In Joy

Based in part on Philippians 4:1-8 Living In Joy by Michael Romani Everything that is said and everything that is done Is for the edification and glorification of the Son All the love that He has given to you and … Continue reading

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Humble Obedience

Based on Wednesday night’s sermon: Humble Obedience by Michael Romani When the going gets tough as it often does We respond getting caught up in the buzz When we are faced with the opposition We tend to fall back into … Continue reading

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Role of Repentance

Based in part on Psalms 103 Role of Repentance by Michael Romani Positive and ever uplifting Moral ground never shifting Coming to God’s full acceptance And willing to undergo repentance Finding my way away from sin Learning Jesus is indeed my … Continue reading

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On Breaking Free

1 Kings 19:1-21 On Breaking Free by Michael Romani Coming into the presence with thanksgiving Finding the Lord helps my everyday living Standing in the garden looking at morning dew And thinking on all that I must endure and do … Continue reading

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Walking Our Holiness

Based in part on Luke 6:47-48 Walking Our Holiness by Michael Romani It’s there in our very firm decision That we are here for our holy mission Coming before the Lord as we are Correcting our path by that North … Continue reading

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