HopeandGlory
Since Dec 25, 2003

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I love Haiku and below are a few of my poems

The Canteen
Supporting our Troops
My Haven

Babies Chirp
Hidden Nest in Bush
Worms Arrive

Forty's Gone
My Heart is Heavy
Falling Tears

Forty's Home
Heaven Rejoices
Angels Sing

Swim Piper
Poppa is watching
Lovingly

Son Phoned Home
Mama's happy
Harmony

Prayers going up

Good morning Troops, Veterans and Canteeners.

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Our Flag Flying Proudly One Nation Under God

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Lord, Please Bless Our Troops, They're fighting for our Freedom.

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God Bless Our Republic

I pledge allegiance to the Flag
of the United States of America,
and to the Republic, for which it stands;
one nation UNDER GOD,
indivisible,
with liberty and justice for all.

Prayers going up

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED? There is one Christmas Carol that has always baffled me. What in the world do leaping lords, French hens, swimming swans, and especially the partridge who won’t come out of the pear tree have to do with Christmas? Today, I found out. From 1558 until 1829, Roman Catholics in England were not permitted to practice their faith openly. Someone during that era wrote this carol as a catechism song for young Catholics. It has two levels of meaning: the surface meaning plus a hidden meaning known only to members of their church. Each element in the carol has a code word for a religious reality, which the children could remember. The partridge in a pear tree was Jesus Christ. Two turtledoves were the Old and New Testaments . Three French hens stood for faith, hope and love. The four calling birds were the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. As The five golden rings recalled the Torah or Law, the first five books of the Old Testament. The six geese a-laying stood for the six days of creation. Seven swans a-swimming represented the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit-Prophesy, Serving, Teaching, Exhortation, Contribution, Leadership, and Mercy. The eight maids a-milking were the eight beatitudes. Nine ladies dancing were the nine fruits of the Holy Spirit-Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, and Self Control. The ten lords a-leaping were the Ten Commandments. The eleven pipers piping stood for the eleven faithful disciples The twelve drummers drumming symbolized the twelve points of belief in The Apostles’ Creed. So there is your history for today. This knowledge was shared with me and found it interesting and enlightening and now I know how that strange song became a Christmas Carol...so pass it on if you wish.