For we do not find Him...
He finds us; 
He seeks us out

We must only 
receive Him. 

What a loving God 
we serve! 

Father GOD so loved  the people whom HE created and placed in this world, 
that HE willingly 
gave up HIS Only Begotten Son 
for their sakes, 
so that they would not perish in their sins, 
but instead, 
whichever of them would believe on HIM, 
(become re-generated 
in their spirit)
HE gave them the power of His Holy Spirit
to become sons and daughters, too,
and receive HIS Gift of Everlasting Life! 



The CHRIST-Mas(s) GIFT

The word "GIFT" connotes a sacrifice:
If there are "STRINGS ATTACHED"
It is NOT REALLY a GIFT. 

A GIFT is GIVEN UNCONDITIONALLY
And always, IN LOVE..
When it is TRULY a GIFT. 

CHRIST JESUS is THE ULTIMATE GIFT:
Offering up His very breath.. and blood
Seeking NOTHING IN RETURN. 

There are MANY IMITATORS, yet ONLY ONE JESUS
Who DIED OUR DEATH FOR US
Through His GENUINE SACRIFICIAL LOVE. 

Look at the stars.. gaze into newborn eyes:
Remember that Moment-In-Time
When Mary looked into the eyes
OF HER newborn, The Baby Jesus,

Her son.. AND the Son of THE MOST-HIGH GOD! 
HE WAS THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER
WHICH MEANT HE WAS PERFECTLY PURE
BECAUSE SINS ARE PASSED ON 
FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER
BY THE FATHER!

JESUS CHRIST WAS SINLESS
Which is WHY 
HE WAS AN ACCEPTABLE SACRIFICE
FOR OUR SINS
TO A PURE AND HOLY GOD.

HE TRULY WAS
AND IS
THE LAMB OF GOD.

Now,  MAY YOU BELIEVE.. 
AND RECEIVE
UNTO YOURSELF
THE EVERLASTING GIFT
OF YOUR SALVATION! 


And have yourself a MERRY CHRIST-Mass.. now.

© 2011  Rhonda S. Galizia,  Scribe Unto The LORD
International Copyright   All Rights Reserved By Law.


MERRY CHRISTMAS =
GLAD + CHRIST + MASS =
LITERALLY
A JOY-FILLED CELEBRATION 
OF OUR COMMUNION 
WITH CHRIST
LET US 
PRAY FOR 
THE SPIRITUALLY LOST TO GIVE THEIR HEARTS TO JESUS
 TO ACCEPT HIM AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOUR 
          DURING THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON
AND RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE.


































In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  
The same was in the beginning with God.  All things were made by Him; 
and without Him, was not any thing made, that was made.  
In Him was life; and the life was the light of men. 
  And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
 St John 1:1-5 



This Ministry is celebrating JESUS CHRIST, THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!

And our prayer for everyone
 is that you would
 comprehend That Light, 
and come out of your darkness, 
and come into the Light 
of your Salvation and Eternal Life!


Merry Christmas in His Light & Love,  Rev. Rhonda
Madonna and Child, Raphael  circa 1524














FIRST CHRISTMAS
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia



Your first Christmas, your first Christmas - with Jesus!
Your first Christmas, your first Christmas - away from, your family!
We miss you, we miss you, so terribly!

Your first Christmas, your first Christmas - in Heaven!
Now, you twinkle, in brilliant splendor - with The Light, eternally!
And it helps to know, that Jesus, has you wrapped  - so graciously
And placed inside my heart, that those with eyes to see
May know, that you live on…in me!

Your first Christmas, your first Christmas
You’re the newest star in the night, the glistening tears in my eyes
The living angel - on my tree!

My first Christmas, my first Christmas - without you!
My loss is greater, than what I’ve known before…
My first Christmas, my first Christmas - and I can’t describe the pain
For we are still heart-to heart, and my heart
Knows your loss - and your gain.

Our first Christmas, our first Christmas - separated!
You in heaven, but me, still left here, on this earth
Yes, now we’re separated  - by the whole universe!
And yet, still connected…by Jesus’ Birth

Our first Christmas, our first Christmas - spent apart
Still, we shall always be, in perfect harmony - in Spirit, heart-to-heart!
And you will always shine, inside this heart of mine
Until that special time, when Jesus comes for me…

Merry Christmas, Father…*Heart-to-Heart!
Our first Christmas, our first Christmas… [fade]

[single notes]    Have.. Yourself ..a Merry.. Little.. Christmas… now.



*From my Heart-to-Heart label, when I wrote and recorded a song for my father, Daughter-To-Father: Heart-to-Heart in 1984, regarding a Miracle we shared in July of that same year, surrounding his open-heart surgery [quadruple bypass].  At his funeral, I pinned my double-heart brooch onto his lapel, and it was buried with him…by Christ, we remain “ Daughter-to-Father, Heart-to-Heart!”

©2005  Rhonda S. Galizia     International Copyright     All Rights Reserved  By Law.
TO:
Those who have lost someone they love, 
and the holidays are
extremely painful 
and difficult
to get through
    HO HO HO!    





HellO, Beloved!  

Are you aware that Father GOD uses that terminology in His Word, too?

Zechariah 2:6 says, HO, HO come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the LORD.

And in Ruth 4:1 we read, Then went Boaz up to the gate, and sat him down there: and, behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, HO, such a one! turn aside, sit down here. 

And finally, in Isaiah 55:1 it is written, HO, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 

HO CAN.. MEAN HELLO, HEY YOU, OR YOU THERE!   IT MEANS COME, COME, OR HEAR, HEAR!  IT MEANS WAIT A MINUTE.. AND LISTEN.

My Christmas Prayer for you, is that you are waiting and listening for the precious instruction of GOD that only comes from knowing HIS BABY IN THE MANGER, HIS SON ON THE CROSS, HIS KING OF KINGS WHO IS SEATED AT HIS RIGHT HAND, AND HE, WHO WILL SOON  RETURN TO GATHER US TO HIMSELF!

NOW THAT,  BELOVED, SHOULD ADD JOY TO YOUR CHRISTMAS    
HO-HO-HO!

In His love,
 Rev. Rhonda






Is Your Stocking Nailed?


As you go merrily
Through your busy days
And then, revel in,
The parties held at night

Spending hours in traffic
Just to obtain
The present that is
“just right”

As you greet 
Each person
That you meet
With big hugs and
Kisses and glee,

I ask you only
This one thing:
Is your stocking 


nailed
To His tree?


© 2008 Rhonda S. Galizia, Scribe Unto the LORD
International Copyright  
All Rights Reserved By Law.

The Spirit of Christmas 

I hung the wreath,
The mistletoe..
A little kissing 
On the nose. 

I hummed along
To Midnight Clear
My heart replete
With Christmas cheer. 

I draped the tree 
With bells and cane
The scent of pine
Left its refrain. 

I placed Joseph & the Virgin
One, on either side
Of the manger with Baby Jesus
Lying swaddled deep inside. 

I paused then, to offer up
My praise and adulation
To Father GOD in heaven
For Christ and my Salvation. 

I took the cookies 
Hot from the oven
Recalling the jingle
Nothin’ says lovin‘.. 

Just like the aroma
That now fills the air
Around every table,
Upon every chair! 

For the Spirit of Christmas
Has entered the hearts
And lit-up the eyes
Of the seniors and tots! 

For where the Spirit of Christmas
Will make Himself known -
‘Tis the place where miracles happen,
It has been shown! 

Yea, the Spirit of Christmas
Abiding-in-heart can astound:
For that is the place
Where true faith can be found! 

I lifted my glass into the air 
and thanked the LORD above
For family, friends, and miracles
..all found within His love. 

~ Rhonda S. Galizia 


O GOD, who makes us glad 
with the yearly remembrance of the birth 
of Thine only Son Jesus Christ, 
Grant us, that as we joyfully receive Him for our Redeemer, 
even so, we may with sure confidence, 
behold Him when He shall come to be our Judge; 
He who lives and reigns with Thee and the Holy Ghost, 
one GOD, world without end . Amen. 


© 2010 "HE Writes the Words on My Heart!" Ministries 
A Writing/Counseling Ministry for CHRIST in Prose, Poetry & Song 
Rhonda S. Galizia 1992 Founder & Scribe Unto The LORD 
St. Matthew 13:52 
International Copyright  1992 - 2012    All Rights Reserved By Law. 

LORD, Let there be Light!
Music & Lyrics: Rhonda S. Galizia

1. We are gathered before You
To give You praise tonight
 To celebrate our Christmas
To thank You for the Light!

2. The strands of shimmering silver
The glow from the tree
Yet nothing compares, LORD
To The Light that came from Thee!

Refrain
LORD, let there be Light 
Come into our hearts
As bold as the moon
As bright as the stars!
LORD, let there be Light
That shines from The Christ
To commemorate this night
LORD, let there be Light
And call it good!

3. The joy of the season
Is reflected in each face
Jesus is the reason
We express our faith!

4. Come, light the candles
Then raise our voice in song
Celebrate the Christ Child
Who was Virgin-born!

LORD, let there be Light 
Come into our hearts
As bold as the moon
As bright as the stars!
LORD, let there be Light
That shines from The Christ
To commemorate this night
LORD, let there be Light
And call it good!

5. Listen to snow falling
Blanketing us in white
Hear the neighbors calling
Come caroling tonight!

6. The joy of the season
Is reflected in each face
Peering from the windows
As Love leaves its trace

LORD, let there be Light! 
Come into our hearts
As bold as the moon
As bright as the stars!
LORD, let there be Light
That shines from The Christ
To commemorate this night
LORD, let there be Light
And call it good!

7. Before we open presents
All wrapped in red and white..
O’ what can we give to Him
On this Holy night?

8. We'll send glory to our Father
For the peace and good will
As His Son remains the reason
We celebrate it still!

LORD, let there be Light! 
Come into our hearts
As bold as the moon
As bright as the stars!
LORD, let there be Light
That shines from The Christ
To commemorate this night
LORD, let there be Light
And call it good!

Repeat



© 12/21/10 Rhonda S. Galizia,   Scribe Unto The LORD
“HE Writes the Words on My Heart!” Ministries
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1 And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. 2 (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, see, the angel of the Lord came on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 10 And the angel said to them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. 11 For to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. 12 And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even to Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. 17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told to them.

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

22 And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; 23 (As it is written in the law of the LORD, Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) 24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was on him. 26 And it was revealed to him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, 28 Then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now let you your servant depart in peace, according to your word:

30 For my eyes have seen your salvation,

31 Which you have prepared before the face of all people;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of your people Israel.

33 And Joseph and his mother marveled at those things which were spoken of him. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; 35 (Yes, a sword shall pierce through your own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity; 37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. 38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise to the Lord, and spoke of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was on him.



According to the Gospel of St. Luke 2:1-40
Virgin and Child, Raphael  c 1524
Have YOU received Him?



That, Beloved, is the meaning of Christmas. 
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given:
and the government shall be upon His shoulder:
and His name shall be called Wonderful,
Counsellor, 
The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, 
The Prince of Peace."
Isaiah 9:6 


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GOD BLESS YOU!


* Fruit of The Earth Biblical Wisdom & Counseling is the Counseling Branch of "HE Writes the Words on My Heart!" Ministries
A Writing-Ministry for Christ in Prose, Poetry & Song.
Rhonda S Galizia, 1992 Founder & Scribe Unto The LORD     St. Matthew 13:52     1992-2020













Just as the earth completes its orbit around the sun, Beloved, even so, are we completing the year 2019..

And just like the earth.. the closer we get to the Son, the more light we receive!

My prayer for each and every one of you, is that a fresh hunger and thirst to know - to really know - your Creator, will develop in you with the passing of each new day!

Jesus told us plainly that He is in the Father and the Father is in Him.  They are One, along with the Holy Spirit.

If you have already believed, and received, Christ as your personal Saviour unto Eternal Life, then the Holy Spirit is alive in you!

But you, must not grieve the Spirit by sin and deceit and ungodly living: THINKING, SAYING AND DOING THINGS YOU SHOULD NOT DO, Nor must you quench the Spirit by NOT DOING WHAT YOU SHOULD DO! Rather, you must welcome Him and feed Him spiritual food (the Word of GOD) daily, so that you can become the closest of friends..  I'm sure you have heard it said before that Jesus is "..the friend who sticks closer than a brother", or, that Jesus ".. will never leave you or forsake you", right?

Well Beloved, this is how Jesus performs that promise - through the power of His Holy and Resurrected Spirit living inside you! 

It is because Holy Spirit is the 3rd Person of the Trinity, and the One who connects the Father & Son to us.. and us, to them!

Hallelujah! What a glorious truth it is!

Jesus told the disciples that it was expedient [to their advantage] for Him to go to the Father, so He could send them another Comforter and Counselor - the Spirit of Truth.  That is, the Holy Spirit!

In St. John 15:26 we read these words of Christ: "But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truthwho proceeds from the Father, He will bear witness to Me.."

Later, in St. John 16:7-15, it is written: "It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. And when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on Me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see Me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. 
I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truthis come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak: and He will show you things to come. He shall glorify Me: for He shall receive of [what is] Mine, and He shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are Mine: therefore said I, that He [Holy Spirit] shall take of [what is] Mine, and shall show it unto you."

In other words, Beloved, the ONLY way to truly KNOW JESUS AND THE FATHER, is through their HOLY SPIRIT!  

Flesh knows flesh........  but spirit knows Spirit!  After all, Father GOD created everything after its own kine! (or kin, or kind) 

GOD [The Father, Son & Holy Ghost] IS SPIRITand [Genesis 1:26] we were created in Their image.. that is to say, the spirit-man or spirit-woman - who is our core, our essence
of being, our very Breath of Life! - is created in Their image! The physical body is just our survival shell here on earth. The true spirit-person will live eternally, just as the Creator is eternal.

Jesus' sacrificial death on the Cross became the ONLY bridge that can take us to the other side..  back to the Father, from whence we proceeded!  

Without Christ as our Redeemer.. there is no hope, no heaven, only eternal hell.  Forever alive.. but absent from the Light.  Only utter darkness, as black as this page.

So please Beloved, if you do not already know Jesus - call upon His name NOW and ask Him to save you from eternal hell - and if you do know about Him - but not really know Him personally and intimately- then as the earth begins its new orbit around the sun, so should you begin yours.. around the Son of GOD.

I wish you a New Year filled with His love and light!


Title:  The Dawn of Christmas  Photography is Copyrighted & Licensed to Rhonda S. Galizia 2011  May not be copied, altered, reproduced, sold, or used without permission.


Through our faith (Belief & Trust) in Christ, we receive our Salvation, Beloved!  His grace and truth are now extended to us, as well - which includes the forgiveness of our sin debt and healing of our minds and bodies!  His Holy Spirit enters our heart, seals the covenant between us, then dwells there until such a time, as Christ should call us back to Himself, to continue with Him eternally!  Hallelujah!  Jesus Christ is The Most Astonishing Gift, Father GOD ever gave to Mankind!  He is the Gift that Never Ends!  Please Receive Your Gift  of New Life in Christ Today!
AND GOD SAID, 


LET THERE BE LIGHT!

AND IT WAS GOOD.
Always written in His love, 
                      Rev. Rhonda

So Christmastime is here again, and the stores are all aglow
Partly young and shining faces, partly glitter and faux snow.
And there upon a massive red throne, jolly old Santa sits and waits
To give you ear, for a very good year, and a candy cane to taste!

Have you been very good..  or very bad, Child?  Is what he wants to know
For the number of gifts you will receive, depend, on your yes, or no.
Many a child has taken his list, and presented it to Santa, to deliver
But want you to foster, that he‘s an imposter; for I know the real Gift-Giver! 


The Real Gift-Giver

I know the real Gift-Giver
I sit upon His knee
I pull His beard and kiss His face
For all the angels to see!

I know the real Gift-Giver
And what He has given me -
Beginning with my life itself
And then, Eternity!

Oh, I know the real Gift-Giver 
Who gave to us His Only Son 
Who was born for my Salvation - 
And not just me, but everyone! 

I know the real Gift-Giver
His name is Holy Father
He is my ABBA Daddy
And I, am His loving daughter!

Oh yes, I know the real Gift-Giver
Whose sovereignty reigns throughout the world
My hands are raised, in His mighty praise -
For I am His, bouncing baby girl!

I know the real Gift-Giver
And though oft-mocked or ridiculed
My faith will never waiver
For I, as His, cannot be fooled! 

I know the real Gift-Giver
I live and move and breathe inside of Him
His Holy Spirit e’er inhabits me
And my joy flows o’er the brim!

Yea, I know the real Gift-Giver
He’s THE GOD of all creation -
The Very One, Who gave His Son
For the Christmas Celebration!

If you do not know, the real Gift-Giver
You can change all of that today
Simply come into His presence with me
By dropping to your knees.. to pray!

Then, with an earnest heart
Confess your life of sin
Ask Him to be forgiven
And for Jesus to come in..

Come into your heart, Beloved
His Spirit, there, to dwell
For knowing the real Gift-Giver
Prevents Eternal-hell!

Oh, I know, the real Gift-Giver
Is waiting just for you
With open arms, He never harms
His Love is good, and true.

So come now! All ye faithful
Just to worship and adore
Give thanks to the real Gift-Giver
For gifts He gives, galore!

O’ Come! Let us adore Him
As you recall the Newborn King
The Son of the real Gift-Giver
O’ let, those Silver Bells ring!

I know the real Gift-Giver
Who takes such great delight
In giving gifts to His children
Every day and night!

Yes, Beloved, I truly do know the real Gift-Giver
And I also know that you, do not have, to wait
For December 25th to roll around each year
Because His gifts come down, neither early, nor late!

So I wish you a very Merry Christmas
And all the gifts that will eradicate your fears
Gifts of Peace, Love and Joy, unto ev’ry girl and boy
That will carry you, throughout all your years!

And if you really want to prosper 
In the New Year, Two Thousand Fifteen
Then YOU MUST give your heart to the real Gift-Giver
To watch the windows of Heaven begin..

To pour themselves out upon you
As you obediently serve the LORD -
Yea, the Love of the real Gift-Giver
Can never, ever, really, be told.


“Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.  Every good and perfect gift comes down from above from the Father of lights, in Whom there is no varying, no shadow of turning.”   St. James 1:16-17   

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him!”   St. Luke  11:13



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THE GOLGATHA TREE

Cancel debts owed to you,
You won't be any poorer.
But you will be richer
In the charity you give.

Then come to the Lord
And offer him your heart.
It will cost you nothing
But the love God has imparted.

We search in vain for an answer,
When all we need do is offer up
The vain sacrifices in our search
To find a god amongst secular things.

Sometimes we look for the perfect
When it's over on Golgatha Hill.
Hanging on a cross for love of us.
His arms outstretched to greet us.

What a loving God, to say the least.
Who gave His life, that we would be free.
There is no mystery, no phony love,
Just try to follow His simple decrees.

George J. Carrol




This Christmas
 we are remembering
with great love and sadness, the loss of

My Father, Robert D Leslie
my Brother David T Leslie
Decorated Viet Nam War Hero
my Mother Dorothy M Ayers
Joe's Father Eugene V Galizia
his Mother Marcie I Livingston
his Aunt Dorothy Nixon
and Uncle Bill Cox
Friends Leah, Lena, Gary & Rock
Beloved pets & companions
JadeBelle & Eddie

who were sacrificed to war,
 to the horrific plagues
of Ebola,
and cancer,
to the abominations
of acts of terrorism,
racism,
violence,
bullying
sexual crimes 
and abuse -
at home
at school 
in the workplace
or abroad.

We also remember those 
who were lost to
sickness
illness
injury
accident
incident 
suicide
or evil.

May you also find comfort 
in the knowledge 
that when Christ returns
as the Lion of Judah,
He will make all things right!







On February 01, 2004 my Beloved Father went to be with the LORD.
This happened only 2 years and
 2 weeks after my massive stroke.
The following Christmas, 
Holy Spirit helped me to write 
this song, and it has become 
a big part of my healing.. 
on both fronts.
    Piano & Strings
      Very Intense.
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please click on SANDY HOOK ELEM. on the Site Navigation Key at the top right side of this page.  
In 
Remembrance..

In 
Remembrance..

ABUNDANT LOVE

The snow began to fall
In huge and tumbling flakes
And as it fell, it made a veil
To cover all mistakes..

Made by some of the people
Who inhabited the late-great land
For it had only been kept safe
Beneath the Farmers’ hands.

Raped, reviled, and ravaged
The earth lay ugly and bare
Devoid of the majestic pines
That once, had flourished there.

The spirit of greed had arrived
To inhabit the wanton hearts
Of just a few, mighty and new
Who foul, let the plow, tear apart.

So here now, as I stood looking
Atop this bald and plundered hill
I witnessed these dreadful results
Of Man, following Man’s, own will.

The LORD keeps our tears in a bottle
And now, my tears from days of yore
Had returned to sting these aging eyes
And burned them, like never before.

The memory of rambunctious youth
And a pillaged field of play;
The tears of all the children
As they tore it down that day.

One hot tear slid down my cheek
To stop softly at my breast
My heart received it sadly then
And my memory was laid to rest.

I shut my eyes for the longest time..
Waiting for the peace of GOD to fill my soul
Long, strong, moments of recovery and restoration                     
For only He, could make me, whole.

Snowflakes continued to spiral down
Alighting on eyelids and nose,
Tenderly kissing my down-turned lips
Then cascading, about, my toes..


 When at last I could acknowledge
That my peace was restored inside
I was greeted with much grandeur
When I opened-up my eyes!

For now, the beauty of the earth
Surpassed all the childhood pain
It even corrected the man-made scourge
That had spread across the land!

You see, the snow had become a refuge
A blanket, so solid and pure
One of quite bright, velvety-white
Which had now, tucked-in, most secure

Every craggy rock, every barren place
Every remaining stone, and even slightest trace..
Of destruction.

“Oh LORD..   My GOD!”  I suddenly cried
Hugging Him to my breast
(For the Holy Spirit dwelt in me
And this is how we met)

“In all of this dazzling beauty, LORD
What I can actually see
Is how Your love is more abundant
Than Man’s sin, can ever, be!”

“And just like this new veil of purity
Which You have laid across the earth -
Tis You, Who, covers the ugliness of sin
Wrought by Man, who is so perverse.”

“ For the Blood of Your Son Jesus Christ
Washes it all away
‘Just as if we’d never sinned’ -
That’s, what I’ve witnessed today!”

We shall be found blameless before Him
Without a blemish or spot
Hallelujah, for the Lamb of GOD
Who has rendered our sin naught!

And just as surely shall, be the veil
Of the Perfect Bride of Christ
And just like the snow, our radiant glow
Will find us victorious, and glorious, in white!

Have a Blessed Christmas, Beloved.



© 2013 Rev. Rhonda S. Galizia, Scribe UntoThe LORD
International Copyright  All Rights Reserved By Law.
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JournaL

* PopCorn         SnowFlakes *

Surprised! when I
passed the laundry 
room window to see
the new beauty of
the earth having
fallen to the ground
in huge-showy
popcorn-snowy
flakes!

I stepped back 
so as to fully en-
compass the 
breadth of
it.

Then I stepped
outside so as
to fully en-
compass
the depth of
it.

Oh how wonderful
it was to stand
in the midst of 
these white tum-
bling flakes that 
rotated mid-air
like kernels in
a popping
machine!

I was standing in-
side a live snow 
globe so I stretched 
out both my arms to
the side and tilted
back my head and
opened my mouth
wide.

Remembering the
words of the Psalm-
ist I shouted You are
the LORD my God
Who brought us out
of the bondage of the 
past and when we o-
pen our mouths wide 
You fill it up with good
things!

I rejoiced in
the taste of 
icy flakes
landing upon
my tongue
until suddenly I
remembered my
pantry contents and 
faster-than-a-flash
I was back in-
side enjoying the 
sound and smell
of popcorn in the
popper!


© 1/26/2009 Rhonda S. Galizia
International Copyright
All Rights Reserved By Law.
Christ and child, danny hahlbohm
HOLYDAYS VS. HOLIDAYS

IN LIGHT OF ALL THE CONTROVERSY, 
I HAVE ONE QUESTION:  HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF THE.... drop the "y" and change it to "i" rule?

Hello Beloved..   Happy Holidays!
Looking back, there has never been a time, when I did not understand that Thanksgiving and Christmas were holy-days.

As a matter of fact, without The LORD providing the events and circumstances to create them, I knew there wouldn't even be an annual celebration!

Why, the brightest highlights of the holy-days season were provided by the Church: Hymns of great praise and sermons on having thankful hearts, and Thanksgiving dinners for the poor, the sick, the lonely and the lost, were provided by the Women's Ministry.  Then immediately came rehearsals for Christmas Pageants, bright and cheery clothing, caroling parties with freezing hands and noses, but ending with fellowship, fun, and hot cocoa with marshmallows!

The men erecting the life-sized Nativity Display outdoors, Chorus/Choir/Congregation singing Christmas Hymns, the exchanging of gifts in Sunday School, the hanging of wreaths and the lighting of advent candles, the reading - and re-enacting - of the Birth of The Christ Child on Christmas Eve!  Refreshments and fellowship in the basement afterwards.  There was so much love!

At home, the best of everything was brought out - it was a Festival of Lights - to honor THE LIGHT, JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, COMING INTO THE WORLD!  Everything glistened and glittered, and everyone excitedly held secrets about what presents they had bought/made for the others, wrapped and hidden all over the house!   It was a time when everyone's attention was focused on what present they might give to others

Dad would take us out to his inheritance - multiple sprawling acres of majestic pine trees - and as the moonlight fell softly on the snow, in a reverent hush, one tree was felled, to be taken home and decorated in honor of Jesus' Birthday.  The air was frosted, and the 2' snow drifts crunched when we stepped, but it was the sheer beauty of the experience always left me breathless and wide-eyed.

Meanwhile,  at school, right up until the THANKSGIVING BREAK, the History teachers had the children in every grade dressing-up and re-enacting the First Thanksgiving (1621), and telling us how America is so thankful to the Indians for their wisdom in growing corn, and then, teaching white man to do the same!   (You can bet I  was grateful - because I had white & Indian blood running in my own veins!)  The music teachers had us singing "Over the river and thro' the woods to Grandmother's house we go" for the whole assembly.  Then, the following Monday, was the first day of Buck Season.  Hunters poured into the woods, and bright orange vests were everywhere!  Back to school, the next day, and we were swept into a joyful parade of Christmas caroling, decorating, Christmas arts& crafts, staging plays and exchanging gifts.  But the Nativity Display was still a part of our schooling back then.......Sigh'''  .. it was just simply wonderful, how the majority of people were kinder and more thoughtful, with their hearts toward Jesus, in those holy-days.  When people shouted "Happy Holidays!" from the street corners, when you were waiting for the light to change, everyone knew it meant  Happy Holy Days.

Of course, everybody also knew that on Christmas Eve SAINT NICHOLAS - or Santa - would come to visit you, provided you had behaved throughout the year.  There was no doubt in my mind, that God had told him where to go, and then gave him power to do it - how else could he do it so fast, all around the world, without making mistakes?

But the most important part of Christmas Eve was being raised up to place the star with the long tail onto the tree, after reading the Christmas Story and singing Away in a Manger.  Each year, we children would take turns (after reaching age 6), in reading that true Christmas Story from the Holy Bible.  To this day, the Christmas when I was six, and got to read it for the first time, remains my all-time favorite Christmas - even better than when my husband and I sang as Angels in a  20' living Christmas tree at church!

Back then, it was far more exciting to see the other people receive your gifts, than to get one yourself, and big or small, or none at all, you were still genuinely thankful to share Christmas with all the family and friends and visitors.  Laughter tinkled from their lips, like the beautiful bells hanging atop the door!

And even when Christmas Day fell on a Sunday, we gladly abandoned toys and stockings and wrapping paper to go worship the REASON for our wonderful celebrations.  JOY WAS TRULY UNSPEAKABLE IN THE HEARTS AND ON THE FACES OF THE PREACHER AND THE WHOLE CONGREGATION!    EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD THAT DECEMBER 25TH WAS NOT THE ACTUAL BIRTH DATE OF JESUS - RATHER, THE DATE THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAD CHOSEN TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH,. BY TAKING THE EVIL PAGAN CELEBRATIONS AND TURNING THEM FOR GOOD!  THAT’S WHAT FATHER GOD DOES, BELOVED - HE USES EVERYTHING FOR OUR GOOD!  WE SIMPLY CELEBRATED THE FACT THAT OUR SAVIOUR  HAD BEEN BORN!

YOU KNOW, I AM DEEPLY TROUBLED BY THE CHASM BETWEEN BELIEVERS - CAUSED BY THE CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS.

SATAN IS THE ONE WHO DIVIDES AND CONQUERS.  CHRIST ADDS AND MULTIPLIES.. AND UNITES.  

CHRISTMAS IS ONE DAY OUT OF A WHOLE YEAR!  THE WHOLE SEASON IS APPROXIMATELY 40 DAYS..  HOW? CAN SOME PEOPLE BE FILLED WITH SUCH RANCOR, AT A TIME WHEN OTHERS ARE OVERFLOWING WITH LOVE AND JOY IN THE CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTH OF THEIR SAVIOR?  HOW?

I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU, BELOVED..  IT WAS EXACTLY THE SAME WAY WHEN JESUS WAS BORN!  IT WAS NOT A PRETTY TIME THEN EITHER.  PAGAN CUSTOMS ALWAYS INFILTRATE THE CHURCH, BELOVED - IT IS IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO - WE LIVE IN A PAGAN WORLD!

WE DON'T HATE THEM - SO WHY? DO WE HATE EACH OTHER?  WHY?

I continued in those Christ-Centered-traditions myself, raising my own children in the 70's and 80‘s.  And I never let go of what was good and true and noble.  I explained to them that the word HOLIDAY, was just another of those words, where you change "Y" to "I" to make it something "new".  Now, praise-be-to-God, they are raising their own children, in the same knowledge!   

I am a firm believer in Proverbs 22:6 .. in training your children, in the ways of the LORD.  Training, unlike teaching, is done by rigorous repetitions, and by BEING THE EXAMPLE YOURSELF.

It is a task assigned to parents, and we will all stand accountable before The LORD one day, for what we did - and did not - teach our children to do.

Therefore, Beloved, I wholeheartedly agree with King Solomon...this is GOOD ADVICE!  

I hope you all take it - and receive it  - with the love, in which it is given!

Here is wishing you, one and all, the Most-Glorious Christmas, you have ever known!

TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER, AMEN!

© 2008 Rhonda S. Galizia,  
 Scribe Unto The LORD
International Copyright 
 All Rights reserved By Law.




Histories of Christmas (LINK)


Beloved, I did not learn the histories of Christmas myself, until much later in my life.

And when I did, I was stunned; it made me sick, and it threw me for a loop for awhile.  

But the LORD says we are to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. In other words, what is thought of as sin to one saint, to another saint is the conviction of his/her freedom in Christ to do so, without any guilt.  The Word simply cautions us that if we believe it is sin, and still do it,- - then it is accounted to us AS sin.  That is some serious instruction!

After much time spent before the LORD - time spent wrestling with whether or not to continue my own celebration of Christmas - I was finally convicted by the words of St. Paul in Romans 14:5-6

To me, the celebration of Christmas has always been about Christ in my heart.- - 

The American "Santa" or "saint" Clause  was just an imaginery but beautiful person created by Hadden Sundblum, who ironically embodied all the good qualities of Christ in him!
Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Kindness, Meekness, and Self-Control.


Principles of Conscience
1 Now accept the one who is weak in faith, but not for the purpose of passing judgment on his opinions. 2 One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only. 3 The one who eats is not to regard with contempt the one who does not eat, and the one who does not eat is not to judge the one who eats, for God has accepted him. 4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. 
5 One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. 6 He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God. 7 For not one of us lives for himself, and not one dies for himself; 8 for if we live, we live for the Lord, or if we die, we die for the Lord; therefore whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s. 9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that He might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. 
                                       Romans 14:1-9

  IN THE END, BELOVED..
---------------------------------------------------------
 Whatever you do, 
 in word or deed,
 do it all in the name 
of the Lord Jesus Christ
giving thanks through Him
 to God the Father.

 Colossians 3:17
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Celebrate Christmas

Yea, 'tis the season
When too many shall confuse
busy-ness for service.

Lay down your burden
'Cast all your cares upon Him'
Jesus does the caring for you.

Sit peacefully
 at His beautiful feet  
as you
Ponder in your heart
The presence of the
Living GOD, in your own life!

Lean in, and listen...
Hear, His sweet, still voice
Give praise and adoration
Celebrate Christmas.
Never forget that Christmas
...is in your heart

Love always, Rhonda


    -----------------------------------------------------




Christmas Candy
Love one another.
See that no one 
renders evil for evil 
to anyone, 
but always 
pursue what is good 
both for yourselves 
and for all. 
Rejoice always,
 pray without ceasing, 
in everything give thanks; 
for this is the will of God
 in Christ Jesus 
for you!


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AND FINALLY, BELOVED
You are our letter, 
written in our hearts, 
known and read by all men;
 being manifested that you are a letter of Christ, 
cared for by us, 
written not with ink
 but with the Spirit
 of the living God,
 not on tablets of stone
 but on tablets of human hearts. 

 Such confidence 
we have through Christ toward God. 
Not that we 
are adequate
 in ourselves
 to consider anything 
as coming from ourselves, 
but our adequacy
 is from God, 
who also made us 
adequate as servants 
of a new covenant, 
not of the letter [the Law]
 but of the Spirit; 
for the letter kills,
 but the Spirit 
gives life. 

2 Corinthians 3:2-
And now, Beloved,
May the LORD of all peace
Bless you and Keep you
May He rise up to Greet you
And make His Face 
to shine upon yours 
in

2020!

This Christmas
receive
THE  GIFT OF NEW LIFE !
FROM: Father GOD
               TO: All Who Will
 Receive His Son

LET THERE BE
THE LIGHT !
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FYI  I HOPE EVERYONE REALIZES THAT WE UNDERSTAND THAT DECEMBER 25TH IS NOT THE ACTUAL DATE JESUS WAS BORN - BUT IT IS THE DATE THAT THE PRIESTS OF OLD CHOSE TO TAKE BACK WHAT THE DEVIL STOLE: FOR SATAN HAD TURNED THAT DAY INTO THE PAGAN FEAST OF SATURNALIA WITH ALL ITS LUSTFUL DRINKING AND  REVELING AND IMMORALITY, OFTEN EVEN ENDING IN MURDER! 

THE PEOPLE WERE GOING ASTRAY, FOLLOWING AFTER THE WORLD THEN.. EVEN AS THEY STILL DO TODAY!

BUT THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHOM JESUS CAME TO SAVE - AND WHOM, AS APOSTLE PAUL ONCE SAID, MANY OF US WHO ARE NOW SAVED, ONCE WERE.


THEREFORE, FOR THOSE OF US WHO KNOW CHRIST AND WORSHIP HIM.. DECEMBER 25TH IS/HAS BECOME A SACRED CELEBRATION OF THE WORD BEING MADE FLESH, AND ACTUALLY COMING INTO THE WORLD TO SAVE US ALL FROM SATAN'S POWER!

HOW CAN WE HELP BUT CELEBRATE, AND SING OUT 

GLORY TO
 HIS NAME!
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JOY
J   Y!
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: 
and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.           Isaiah 9:6
JOY


​Joy to the world, the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n and nature sing,
And heav’n, and heav’n, and nature sing.


Joy to the earth, the Savior reigns!
Let men their songs employ;
While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat the sounding joy,
Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy.


No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found,
Far as the curse is found,
Far as, far as, the curse is found.


He rules the world with truth and grace,
And makes the nations prove
The glories of His righteousness,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders of His love,
And wonders, wonders, of His love.


Isaac Watts, published 1719
from St. Luke 2:10
​Rev. Rhonda
In 2016 the LORD called my elder brother David Home...
Despite the recent declaration of  impeachment from the Congress (it's not over till it's over)..
Americans had much to celebrate in 2019!! 
She has prospered greatly under the hand of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, though they have had immense spiritual battles on every front!  Nonetheless, they have forged a revival of patriotism and restored jobs to any who want one!  These men genuinely care about the people of our great nation!!  They respect our Military.. and they have kept us safe!

​Against all manner of personal attacks and assaults, and unbelievable opposition, [think Jesus!] President Trump has continued to 
move forward and make great progress on his promises.  Imagine if the opposition tried to work with him instead!

Why,there is even a live Bible Study going on in the White House now - the first in over 100 years!  Christ be praised!

While we remain excited and diligently fast and pray for their health and well-being and success, we realize the only way to genuine greatness will be in his obedience to the Word of GOD.

VP Mike Pence is a renowned Man of GOD whom we acknowledge with great joy, and trust his influence will not be wasted on our new Leader!   :)

Our prayers will go steadfastly with each of them and their wives and families into 2019. Our most earnest hope is that the White House and all its branches are purged so it can once again become'a city on a hill that cannot be hidden'  - because of its new Light!

I personally think it should become the New Year Resolution of all Christians.. and not just in America, Beloved, but all around this world!      ~xo Rev. Rhonda


“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.    - St. Mt. 5:14-16
This year, let the LORD strike a chord of JOY in your heart!




Make   Us  Great   Again





When God created the human race 
He formed man and then his mate
It was in His image and likeness 
This He deemed good and great 

The fall came when they departed 
From guidelines He had set 
A gulf existed that separated
Him from those, He had beget

He paved the way through the ages
To reconcile a fallen race 
Repenting and submitting to His will 
This alone, - - would sin erase 

This could make us great again 
If we would only comply
Abort "our way", and trust in His
As Proverbs 3:5,6 - does imply

We find chronicled in God’s Word
Many events, that testify 
Of those who were restored 
When His offer, they would apply 

Peter fell from his position 
Denying Jesus that awful night 
Through bitter tears he was restored 
A great Apostle, that became contrite 

Paul, on the Damascus road 
His life was corrupt and vile
After yielding to the Masters call 
He ministered to, Jew and Gentile 

The Samaritan woman at the well
Who had a sordid past
After her encounter with the Master
A great message, - she forcast

The formula for "being great again"
For an individual or a nation 
Can be found in 2nd. Chronicles 7:14
It can deliver us, - from damnation

Colan L Hiatt = 11-11-16
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Now only my baby brother Steve and I remain of our original family..and he is battling stage 2-3 lung cancer!

Praise & Glory to The Holy One!  And deepest thanksgiving to all of you for your love and prayers and support - by His grace, my brother has survived and is thriving
now!  He and wife Lorraine even came home for a weekend visit
from Tennessee in October -  It was their 43rd Wedding Anniversary!
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