Sounds Of The Season “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas; Soon the bells will start, And the thing that will make them ring Is the carol that you sing Right within your heart.” ~ Meredith Willson, “ Aside from writing, eating, being on the computer and Internet, chatting with friends and hanging out with my daughter and granddaughter, my other favourite thing to do is listen to music. What about you? Being Jamaican, people often assume that Reggae is the only kind of music that I listen to
A New Christmas Practice Ten years ago, during my studies for a theological degree at a Catholic university, a very interesting word became a part of my vocabulary. Its meaning was well-known to me – emptying – but the beauty of the word made me pay way more attention. “Kenosis” came to have special meaning for the many years following. To this day it is something that has become a habit, even though there are times that I must admit to resisting. The word, as described by an online source,
No Debates Here Every year the same debate rages on! What is the true meaning of Christmas? Do you know the reason for the season? Is it a pagan festival or was Jesus really born at this time? On and on and on it goes. Personally, I have learned to tune it out and will not engage. My only concern during this, the most wonderful time of the year, are the Christmas Angels that come out to play, bless and rejoice all that is merry and bright. Whether you are
Relish It And Move On Looking back on the past can either be an enjoyable experience or a painful one. Sometimes the glance back to the past is merely that – a glance. You do not dwell on it, you simply have a peek and that peek has no particular effect on you. Christmas signifies many things for me. It might be the same for you. One of the most significant things about the season is that it means the bells are tolling on yet another year. Recently, I shared
As The Music Plays It is that time of year again. Lists are getting long and commercials seem to be pushing every luxury and contraption you can imagine. I will not lie to you, I do have some of those doodads on my list but as the Christmas season nears, I find myself not only daydreaming about my expected presents but also about the other things that no one could buy me. As I look back over the last year, I could not quite describe it as happy or sad
Wellness And Foods You Choose Anyone who reads this blog with any regularity know that when it comes to diet and exercising I am no expert, wannabe expert, advocate of working out, health and fitness guru – do I need to go on? I love all kinds of foods but have not made the best choices about the ones that I eat. There has been one disease or another plaguing me since my 23rd birthday. My father died from the complications arising from diabetes and that he was an alcoholic.
A State of Being While December is “the most wonderful time of the year,” you might get tired of hearing this from me soon, November was a good month as well. Although some went crazy on Black Friday and behaved horribly towards their fellow citizens as they did battle to get bargains, during November more people gave thanks. Gratitude was the underlying theme throughout our posts in November, unintentionally, subtly but there. Grateful is what I will always be for the opportunity, this medium and all the other media where
Beyond The Gifts And Parties December is one of those months that the gamut of emotions are up for grabs. There are some who find this to be “the most wonderful time of the year.” What with all the gift giving and receiving, the decorations to be put up, the meals to be planned, the parties to attend. Then there are those who, for religious or sentimental reasons, do not like the month because of all the carolling, the gifting, the celebrating the birth of a man they share nothing