SANTA AND THE SAD SNOWMAN!

 

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What do you want for Christmas?
What do you need for Christmas?
What happens when Santa doesn’t have the gifts we really need?
(But knows someone who does??)

Gifts like, love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, courage, companionship, joy, gentleness, purpose, creativity, generosity, rest and energy?

As a children’s Author, I’ve always wanted to write a Christmas story. The real Christmas story. A true Christmas story. A story I could share.

Now I have two! The story I can tell adults and the published book for children and families.

God gave it to me, the first week of advent. I had the idea. God gave me the story. Truly! The story for adults is the fact that, when you shut out the world’s consumerism and just sit in the candle light, God blesses us with his gifts. Things happen. Amazing things. Unexplainable blessings.

Advent is basically 4 candles for the weeks before December 25. Google it! And get yourself 3 purple candles and one pink candle. Sitting still every night in this Christmas season is where the magic is happening…I always shut the lights off first. Then, the light from one match reminds me, Christ came to illuminate the dark world. In lieu of a lighter, I always use matches. Each one reminding me to be grateful for an individual who has brought light into my life. Like Frank and My Mom who help with my books.

Remember, in the North Pole, Santa only has gifts that we can make, buy, borrow, or steal! What does Santa do when he doesn’t have the gifts we really need? He goes to church. He writes a letter to God. And remembers it’s Jesus’ Birthday and bakes a birthday cake!

That’s advent: the preparation and commemoration of the birth of Christ!

What do you do, to ask for the gifts you NEED? What do you do to celebrate Jesus’ birthday?

Santa and the Sad Snowman is a true story! It’s about snow children, Snowbully and Snowbella who ask for things like courage, compassion and self-control. But Santa doesn’t have those gifts. Only God can give them to us. Just ask.

Don’t wait for Christmas. It’s advent now.

Mathew 21:22
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”

Mathew 7:7
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Galatians 5:22
The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

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CRAP-CAP CALAVERA: Dias de los Muertos, candy skulls and a skull poem

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CALAVERA-POEM: CRAP CAP,  by Tamara Royal

He said he had, “More time than money.” Yet generously shared his cash with many.

Until his bout with with cancer.

The pain killers constipated him
Until an interns overdose of laxatives
Sent him rushing to grab his baseball hats rim

Which quickly became known as the crap cap shitter!!

Before that, his own skull was fast to side-step many blows
Back in the day, on the piers of NYC’s only way
He was known to be just as quick on his toes

His spirit still fights as the Kingpin
In the blue corner of his Grandsons boxing
While in his old abode, his ashes are supposedly resting


Calaveras are satirical poems written and recited for Day of the Dead/All Souls day.  The tradition found in Mexico and Spain were part of The Dance of Death, by Michael Wolgemut (1493) which reminds us we are all mortal.

Therefore, it’s probably best to remember to pray before we are dead!!

Deuterononmy 30:19

“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!

Deuteronomy 30:19


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Tamara Royal, aka AuntyT Children’s Author, is hosting a FREE Family Event in NYC

Exclusively at WordUp Community Bookshop, 2113 Amsterdam Avenue @ W165th St

Coffee, Costumes, Storytelling and more…

Don’t miss your chance to make a GLITTER-EYED GHOST!!

She will be reading  her children’s book, THE GHOST WHO GOT STUCK IN A TREE

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Punch the devil in the face

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By Tamara Royal

The EMT were in their seats. The paparazzi was ready. Security was standing tall. The judges had their ringside presence.

The hottest ring girls were holding the round cards as high as possible. Exuding as much sex appeal as possible, while focusing on reminding us fight fans, family and friends how many more rounds we have left to pray.

New trophies were on display for the taking, and the Championship Belts were being handled as if they were silver platters getting ready to serve those who have everything it takes to fight the hardest. To fight the smartest. And to fight the longest.

To fight for the most precious thing. Life. Their own life and the lives of those who fought till death— parents who struggled with illness; grandparents who battled cancer, and coaches who fight despite the challenges.

And everyone of us that fight off disappointment, despair, sadness and negativity.

And those who fight to stay sober, and those who fight to stay cleaner than the department of health.

Why would anyone get punched in the face for a living? Actually, we are all, always taking a beating in some way. The pains are irrelevant. Compared to the main thing that matters and motivates us—the significance of clarifying and defining why we do what we do.

Fisticuffs, brains against brains, the battles within, or our war between good and evil.

Don’t mistake the true battle is the one in our minds, and make no mistake about it we all have to fight to survive. Fight to to overcome. Fight, in order to thrive. Fight, in order to win.

Understand Ephesians 6:12, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.”

And do not confuse loosing with learning. We are never loosing as long as we are always learning. God has his own plan for each one of us.

Jeremiah 20:11, reminds us, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

We are never loosing, as long as are we are fighting; learning and leaning on our power, might and strength from God.

To fight the good fight, is to understand exactly what James C. Collins, declares, “Good is the enemy of great.”

Fighting every round of the good fight is a constant bout with determination. As we train physically, it is crucial to train our mind. The mind, controls the body.

Our fight makes us stronger in the faith. James wrote “For you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” (James 1:3)

Listen to 1 Timothy 6:12, “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.”

Life and truth are worth fighting for. Fight. Fight back. And learn to side-step and duck the punches.

Remember, “The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still.” (Ex 14:14) Which also reminds us the best fighting position is on our knees, praying.

Believe Timothy 1:17, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of self-discipline.”

Become great, and be able to declare, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” (2 Timothy 4:7)

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Inspired by Marquez Rhodes.

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Invisible dog faith

 April First.  Don’t be a fool.

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2 Corinthians 5:7   For we live by faith not by site.

 Hebrews 11:1  Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

HUGE thank you and gratitude to Model, Andrea Miller and Actor, Cristina Doikas, who have walked with me, in difficult times.

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Positive Preaching

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Window shopping in Herald Square I noticed this stupid, I mean ignorant sign.

I took my favorite Big Apple Tango Fire Red lipstick and crossed out a word and replaced it with the word. Love.

At first, I hesitated – I was in a rush, and I was self concerned about getting stabbed for causing a ruckus.

Was that part of the problem. I was afraid.  But after the recent Madonna concert, I was feeling artistic and bold!

So I stayed on my stake out and noticed one woman handing out pamphlets.  I figured, if she stabs me, and it’s in her power not to, that says something. And if she kills me, I (hopefully) get to ask God my questions in person sooner than I thought.

I prayed for a moment, she seemed distracted,  and I quickly pulled out my lipstick.

My only regret was not scribbling out the word judge completely, and adding Forgive.

Looking back now, I don’t know if it was righteous or wrong.  But I knew it was a sign from God. It just needed to be edited.

(P.S. Please be aware,  God also commands the Man to make the coffee.  It’s true, it’s in the Bible.  “Hebrews”)