O Christmas Tree!

O Christmas Tree
I wrote this O Christmas Tree song 2015 after I selected my Christmas Tree. No matter what’s going on in our lives, I find the touch and smell of a freshly cut pine tree gives a lasting impression. Will you sing it with me?

A Grateful Heart

God, thank you for
Creating us

Loving us
Caring for us
Anointing us
Bearing with us
Being patient with us
Carrying us
Delivering us
Educating us
Forgiving us
Giving us
Helping us
Investing in us
Joining us
Keeping us
Leading us
Making us lie down
Never leaving us
Opening doors for us
Blessing us,

Making us leap with joy!

Emmanuel! God is with us!

Let us pray

Since the tragic Sandy Hook shooting, Over 500,000 Americans have been killed or injured by guns

• Nearly 242 school shootings, according to Everytown for Gun Safety (https://everytownresearch.org/school-shootings/)

• Over 1500 mass shooting incidents (defined as four or more people shot in an incident), according to the Mass Shooting Tracker (https://www.massshootingtracker.org/data)

• There has been no congressional action to #EndGunViolence with three failed gun violence prevention votes in the Senate and no votes in the House of Representatives

Let us Pray

 Almighty God, we park our lives for a moment of pray with you. O God, help us to know your presence among us. O Love Divine, your Light awakens us, renews us, refreshes and revives us. During this Season of Advent you call us to stay awake, wait, watch and beware. Merciful God, help us to be mindful of the days when our Savior was born and the challenges we face today. Guide and comfort us as we remember the Victims of Gun Violence, that continues to threaten our lives. O God, we pray in our Savior’s Name. Amen