Tuesdays With Moisi Video

Our brother Steve recorded this YouTube video of our pop (Moisi) giving the Christmas 2012 blessing at their Christmas Eve meal. My mom seemed to be prophetic in stating this might be the last Christmas. She died in September of 2013 on her and our pop’s 70th wedding anniversary, September 13, 2013. You’ve been reading Moisi’s life story in his own words and I thought it would be nice for you to hear him, too. Moisi was 89 at the time of this video taken in Nuevo, California.

Our mom checking on the Lopsha for the Christmas Eve gathering.

Joy Bells Are Ringing

Joy Bells Are Ringing

Joy bells are ringing,
Christmas is bringing
Tidings of Jesus’ birth.
Candles are gleaming,
Gladness is streaming
Out over all the earth.

Light is ascending,
Nighttime is ending,
Sunshine from God appears.
Hope of the ages,
Foretold by sages,
Comes to dispel all fears.

O what a treasure
God in His pleasure
Lovingly gives today.
Grace to the lowly,
Peace, pure and holy,
Angels to men convey.

Come to the manger,
Kindred and stranger,
Hail now the newborn King!
In adoration
With jubilation
Peoples and nations sing!

Banish all sadness,
Fill me with gladness,
Jesus, whom I adore!
All else may perish,
Thee will I cherish
Now and forevermore!

Words: Nils Frykman, 1881. Translated from Swedish to English by E. Gustav Johnson, 1946.

I posted this song last year. I love the words and wanted to share it again.

Merry Christmas everyone. I do not know when I’ll be posting again this year. I will be back again sometime soon. Blessings in the New Year!