Archive for March 2016


March 18, 2016

I really enjoy the holidays.  Christmas has always been a great time of year for me.  As I child my mom always decorated the house.  Santa and his elves were dripping from  the walls and  sides of doorways.  Our  large  fake  Christmas tree was very ornate but  child centered.  Now Easter itself was always  great  too!  The  focus was on the Passion  of  Christ which made me  become introspective.  I wanted to think about my life and what I could  do to help others.  Jesus the  babe  from Christmas now  all grown up and fulfilling God’s  will for mankind to die on the cross for our sins.

So serious, not so much fun.  Yes Easter Bunnies and  candy  were part of  a celebration of new life…the  Passion of  Christ takes on a more ominous feeling.  Ominous feeling  only because  Christ was giving and giving  of himself to many people around him and yet  his  love  was not fully understood.  However,  he  never despaired and  he  never  stopped giving  and  continued to love  those who did not  love or understand  what he was giving to them.

It  hurts to  think that  He (Jesus)  gave so much and  even still to this very day people  still do not  understand or  realize how much he  loves them.  But  the  joy about  Easter  is that  even though  some  people  did not  or do not  understand  how much Jesus loves them – as in the Passion of Christ still puts his  hand out-…the  OFFER STILL STANDS!  It  was the joy that  sent MaryMagdalene and the 12 Disciples into a room where  Christ Appeared to them.  It was the joy of  the realization that God  loves all people unconditionally.

Even Doubting Thomas saw   Jesus  Resurrected–Alive–and  whole and believed!   I find  Easter  much more  wonderful  and glorious every year! But  I  also see  the  powerful Easter Story; and  yet the solemn Easter story too!

The solemn part of the Easter Story is based on the harsh  treatment  Jesus received

before he was crucified.  He was beaten, and  a crown of thrones was placed upon his head and  he  was mocked and  pushed around and forced to carry his own  cross.  While  he was hung on the cross he  saw his  mother  and  told  Stephen to “behold his  mother and mother behold thy son.”  The  strength in that moment  that  Christ possessed was to give his mother,  the Virgin Mary his  love and  care by showing he was fully  aware that she  needed assistance and for her to accept Stephen as her son since  he would  now become

the fulfillment of  God’s ultimate goal for mankind.  Christ  had now  become the perfect  sacrifice for the sins of mankind.  Jesus was the “LAMB TO BE SLAIN”in accordance with the Jewish Law –a perfect without blemish, sinless human sacrifice for all human beings. The answer to God receiving all humans back into his  presence since the fall of man through Adam and Eve so very long ago.

So  the  strength of His  love  is  beyond  kind  words,  and  miracles of healing.  It  is  the  final  joy that  gives us  ALL HOPE everyday that  Jesus would  give us  a way of  rebuilding from the ashes of  our problems,  hurts,  aches and pains. That  is  what makes  Easter  a very POWERFUL time of year!

So back to Christmas!  I love Christmas because there is a song called “Mary did you know,” and it  speaks to the very seriousness mixed with joy about the baby Jesus! It asked, “Mary did you know that you baby boy would one day walk on water,  did you know  that you baby boy would  SAVE OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS!  That song brings the Christ, Jesus love of mankind  full circle right to Easter and back to Christmas again.

So there in my heart is the joy and seriousness of our  Christmas Easter Story full of love,  joy, and peace.


Please enjoy this song called  I love Jesus

Enjoy this  other song called  “JUST ANOTHER SPRING DAY”- there are actually several songs on this track.


In for the remembrance of Christmas and how Jesus came into the world through a virgin please listen to this track sang by Riveroflifelisajoy….the Ave Maria!





March 18, 2016

One day Joshie went away to tennis camp.  Mommy took

Baby Sanna along for the ride.  It was great fun.  They traveled

to Upstate New York.  Baby Sanna loved the smell of the

mountain air,  and the cool summer breeze.  Baby Sanna said

to Joshie…”We  have the best Mommy ever!”  Mommy Santa \

Claus never have time to drive us on any trips…she always

helping Big Santa to make toy designs,  and make new lists

of Boys and girls for Christmas gifts.  It very busy in the

North Pole!  Then Baby Sanna said…”Mommy can I have

more fluff?  I hungry!”  Mommy told Joshie where the can

of  Baby Sanna fluff  was at in the car.  Joshie gave Baby

Sanna his bottle of pink milk from the special order from

the North Pole that Mrs.  Sanna sends monthly.  Baby Sanna

sipped his milk and ate his fluff and giggled when Joshie

make faces at his little Baby Sanna!

Suddenly a large Hawk flew over the car, past the large

fir trees and  mountains.  Yeppee!  Mommy look!  Yelled

Joshie and Baby Sanna!  The sky was so blue and the clouds

were like large white cotton balls floating just overhead.

Soon they arrived at the camp and Mommy and Joshie

and Baby Sanna said a tearful see you soon…and Mommy

took Baby Sanna back home to wait the two long weeks

for Joshie return from tennis camp.  Baby Sanna was so

sad,  that Mommy had to sing Christmas carols the whole

entire ride back home.  Finally Baby Sanna fell asleep and

dreamt of candy canes, and toys being made  by the elves,

sweet smelling apple pies,  and  cakes being made by Mrs.

Santa,  and Big Santa telling bedtime stories to all the other little

Baby Sanna’s and singing songs about Christmas time and

giving gifts to the children of the world.


March 14, 2016



March 13, 2016

ALTHOUGH THIS IS  baby Sanna Stories it is still the season for Joy, PEACE, LOVE!

NOW sit back and listen to AVE MARIA and relax a minute. So much has been going  on with the presidential race. But some things  seem too overwhelming. So just take out a minute or two and listen to Ave Maria.