Thursday, December 24, 2009

Being Christmas

Merry Christmas to you and yours!


















May God bless us all. May there be peace on earth.

19 comments:

Dave Wheeler said...

Judith,

I would like to thank you for being such a terrifically kind, sharing, and supportive friend. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

You're the best Auntie "J"...

Khaled KEM said...

Dear Judith,

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. I wish you all the best in 2010 and beyond.

Judith Ellis said...

Dave, my dear friend - It has been a pleasure being your friend and I am happy to call you friend. I have enjoyed our discussions and conversations. You have also been kind, and supportive. All the very best in the coming year. It's going to be a great one! Happy Holidays!

Judith Ellis said...

Khaled - It's good to see you. Happy Holidays to you! I'm wishing you all the very best in the coming year.

John O'Leary said...

Hey Judith. Same to you! I'm making sure I spend quality time with Hendrix today and tomorrow. (That's my new cat, who likes to chew on guitar strings.) Pax.

Judith Ellis said...

John - Have a great time with your cat, Hendrix. Love the name you've chosen! I would assume you would choose such. :-) Pax, indeed.

wmmbb said...

Happy Christmas, Judith.

Judith Ellis said...

Happy Holidays to you, Wmmbb. Wishing you health and happiness in the new year! I send you love.

Brosreview said...

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Pamela said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Corrie Howe said...

Thanks for sharing these pictures. Beautiful young lady and wonderful smiling young man.

Judith Ellis said...

Happy Holidays, Ajey, my thoughtful young talented friend. All my very best...

Judith Ellis said...

Merry Merry Christmas, Pam, and all the very best in the new year.

Judith Ellis said...

Corrie - It is always a pleasure to share pictures of my nephews and nieces. I have 26 and they are smart, kind and giving. Their parents have done a good job. I hope you had a Merry Christmas! All the best to you too in the new year.

Brosreview said...

Kindly visit my spot to help promote my friend's DJ'd compositions.

Judith Ellis said...

Will do, Ajey.

John O'Leary said...

Judith, if you get CSPAN-2, "Book TV" has been showing a lecture by Harvard theologian Harvey Cox on his book, "The Future of Faith." I recommend the lecture OR the book. His message (which is very timely for Christmas) is that Christianity and the other major religions are moving into an "Age of Spirit" in which doctrinal differences, fundamentalist creeds, and patriarchal hierarchies are on the wane while a direct, unmediated experience of God is on the rise. (And he presents evidence of this.) A very hopeful message.

Judith Ellis said...

Thanks, John. I do get C-Span 2 and will look out for it for sure. To be honest, what you have described sounds a bit "new age" which usually has not moved me particularly. For me, the essence of Christianity remains no matter the failings of those even in Scripture and no matter the interpretation or fundamentalism.

While there is only one God, the essence in various faiths has been the path to Him. I do not begrudge others of their particular path, but I shall maintain mine. Also, trends do not particularly move me; they are forever changing and are in style or not. What must be acknowledged, however, is that others will choose differently.

Thanks again.

Judith Ellis said...

And, John, what is indeed hopeful about your message is the hope that men will no longer be "lord over God's inheritance."