MORNING JOY

Poem to God

My Morning Joy

I need you like a heartbeat

no matter the seasons;

Good Morning is my first breath, movement and thought

how I love you God!

To be, to do – like you – wherever you lead me;

to rest at nightfall grateful for the day

until I hopefully see another Morning Joy.

…Thank you Lord for each day..

 

 

CANDY CANE

TWO POEMS FOR JESUS

O STICKY SWEET TREAT

THERE IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

FROM YOUR GERMAN MAKER

YOUR WHITE COLOR IS FLAWLESS

RED IS YOUR LIFELINE AND

YOUR HOOK SHAPE BECOMES A STAFF

*

“Look at the Candy Cane, what do you see?

Stripes that are red like your blood shed for me.

White is my Savior sinless and pure.

‘J’ for Jesus, that’s for sure.

Turn it around and a staff you will see.

My Shepherd born for me!”

…Anonymous…

MY DEAR FRIENDS, MERRY CHRISTMAS

WAITING FOR THE LIGHT

AWAITING

POEM by Rita A. Simmonds

Eternity is something to be sought

in faces, walls and windows, dawn to dusk

or even in the midnight hour caught

by those who hear a cry, acute and hushed,

or see a single star that weakens strife

of rich and poor together on the road

that ends at the beginning of a life

as flesh as it is timeless and of old.

The angels, wing to wing above the crowd

that gathers at the cavern, not the inn

explode in joyful chorus like a cloud

that rains all it contains on foes and friends.

Let every inn be open as a cave.

Eternity awaited now awaits.

*

…let us shout the message…the Baby King is born unto us…

Merry Christmas Everyone

LOVE REMAINS

Remembering a Dear Friend

A year ago December 19, was the last time Margit and I chatted over hot chocolate exchanging Christmas gifts.  She died a month later, yet her jovial personality still echoes all around me.  Today I rediscovered her greeting card tucked inside the Book of Isaiah 41:10:

“Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed; I am your God.  I will strengthen you, and help you, and uphold with my right hand of justice.”

That last hug she whispered, “I Believe! don’t worry.”

christmas-cookies-2975570_1280…Margit baked extraordinary Austrian goodies…

…love comes full circle, where all the love you’ve given comes right back to you…

…let us love a lot…