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..
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!”
MY DEAR FRIENDS, MERRY CHRISTMAS
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
THANK GOD FOR ALL THE ANIMALS AND OUR PETS!
A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!
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.”
…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…
Have you put up a Christmas tree yet?
There’s still plenty of time
Have you thought about the Hope you have going forward?
You could make labels marked with your Hopes and hang them on the tree with ribbon
Christmas is full of miracles
May all your Hopes come true
COME ONE, COME ALL
DINE AT THIS BOUNTEOUS FEAST
TASTE FREELY OF RICH FARE AND WINE
WITH HEARTS FULL OF LOVE
AT THE FATHER’S TABLE OF PLENTY
THIS THANKSGIVING DAY
…for the love of God, for faith, family and friends…