Walk On

The Champions Who Walked Among Us

Hope


IMG_0458 We enslave ourselves to traditions and become tragic victims of discontent.

Our hearts yearn for a return to hope, a normalcy that we smother beneath our desires as we hurry along,

Buying,

Buying,

And more buying,

Under the deception of preparing for the Christmas feast of hope.

We seek hope, in ourselves, in our politicians, in world governments whether they are Capitalism, Communism, Socialism, Marxism: democratic, republic, socialistic, or communistic. However, none of these isms, lics, or tics have helped us find the hope for which we search.

These human designed isms, lics, and tics don’t know that hope. They present us with incongruent resolutions that are transient. Their failures, displayed on television, published on the Internet; printed in the newspapers; heard on the radio, have deadened our human capacity to recognize hope.

Yet, this hope walks among us in those who dare say yes.

“God wants everyone to know this rich and glorious secret inside and out, regardless of their background, regardless of their religious standing. The mystery in a nutshell is just this: Christ in you, the hope of glory).  It’s that simple.” COLOSSIANS 1:27, THE MESSAGE*

Merry Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year,

Buon Natale a tutti e felice Anno Nuovo,

Feliz Navidad j Prospero Ano Nuevo

Froehe Weihnachten alle und ein gutes Neues Jahr,

Joyeux Noel et Bonne Annee

Photo on 12-24-14 at 9.08 AM #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shalom,

Pat Garcia

 

*Text changes were made in Colossians 1:27 from THE MESSAGE to offer a better understanding.

 

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17 Comments

  1. SO BEAUTIFUL……I LOVE YOU PAT ..MERRY CHRISTMAS. 🎄🎄🎄⛄️⛄️⛄️👼⛄️👼 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • Thank you my Dear Linda. I love you too and wish you and your beautiful family, a most blessed and wonderful Christmas.

      Shalom,
      Pat

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  2. And a blessed Christmas to you, Patricia.

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    • I, too, wish you a blessed Christmas and a wonderful walk over into the new year. May you experience many joys that will lighten the road you travel.

      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  3. [Walk On] Hope
    So nice to hear from you my old friend. I appreciate the positive message. All the best to you in the coming year.
    Larry
    Website http://larrydbernstein.com/me-myself-and-kids/

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  4. [Walk On] Hope
    I’m so glad Gwynn forwarded this to me Pat, I wouldn’t have missed this for the world. May the blessings of Christ’s birth continue to inspire you – and us.

    Susan

    Website http://www.gardenofedenblog.com

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  5. [Walk On] Hope
    Wonderful post Patricia. Sadly, it is sooo TRUE, at least for me. With six birthdays at this time of year and buying presents, I no longer enjoy Christmas. It is true, on some level I have forgotten the real reason for the day… SAD!! So your reminder arrived just in time… Christmas Eve. Thanks for jogging my brain so I can enjoy the real spirit of the day. Merry Christmas and Big Hugs to you! Peace on Earth… Gwynn

    Website http://gwynnsgritandgrin.com

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  6. [Walk On] Hope
    Dear Pat, Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and God’s richest blessings in the New Year ahead! Love, Bette

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  7. [Walk On] Hope
    This year has flown by, Now it is time for a celebration. A renewal of faith, love, joy, and happiness. You are a beautiful person and I hope your holiday’s are filled with joy. Sending a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year across the miles and placing it right on your doorstep. It is wrapped in love and filled with joy. :o)

    Patricia

    http://TheWritersDesk@wordpress

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  8. Oh Pat, How nice it was to once again hear your words of wisdom at this special time of the year. Times are tough, the world is in a turmoil not seen in years–yet hope springs eternal as we all pray for a Blessed Christmas and a New Year of promise, peace ahd hope.

    Love, Micki

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    • My Dear Friend,

      Thank you for the compliment. Happy New Year to you and I hope you crossed over into the New Year with joy around you. I wish you a prosperous and healthy 2015. That you make progress in all that you undertake to do.

      Love you, Micki.

      Shalom,
      Pat

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  9. Ann Biller

    Pat, it is sad that so many people in the world do turn to worldly items for their
    Hope. What a wonderful world it would be if more people would put their Hope in Christ. He is the true Hope and if we all would put our Hope in Him, the world would be such a better place! Good article! Gives us all something to think about! Merry Christmas, and let us pray that more people will put their Hope in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ during 2015. It will be a step to change the world in a better direction!

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    • Hi Sis,
      So true, but so many of us are looking for hope boxed up in a box or in a bottle. We seek it in ideology and hope that some kind of philosophical thought will lead us to the true hope that would change our lives, only if we allow it.
      Thank you for dropping by. It is always a pleasure when my sister pops in.

      Shalom,
      Pat

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  10. Happy New Year!!!

    R.

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    • Happy New Year to you also and thanks once again for that insightful poem. I enjoy reading your poetry because it motivates me to think and consider.

      Shalom,
      Patricia

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  11. Raani York

    I was gone for Christmas and didn’t have access to a computer, Patti. I’m sorry my comment is so late. I really hope you had great Holidays, a wonderful Christmas and you’re having a Happy New Year!

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    • Thank you for stopping by Girlfriend. I am happy whenever you have the chance to peek in because I know how busy you are right now with book promotion.
      Wishing you all the best for 2015.

      Love you, Raani.

      Shalom,
      Patti

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