“Oh they sailed to BethlehemOn Christmas Day, on Christmas Day,Oh they sailed to BethlehemOn Christmas Day in the morning”–I Saw Three Ships “And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged toContinue reading “ADVENT-URE”


The holly bears a prickle,As sharp as any thorn,And Mary bore sweet Jesus ChristOn Christmas Day in the morn.The holly bears a bark,As bitter as any gall,And Mary bore sweet Jesus Christ For to redeem us all. – The Holly and the Ivy “And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put itContinue reading “THE CHRIST THORN”

December 2 Devotional: UNCHANGING

“O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!How richly God has decked thee!Thou bidst us true and faithful be,And trust in God unchangingly.O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!How richly God has decked thee!”-O Christmas Tree “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 Jesus was the promise of the new covenant – aContinue reading “December 2 Devotional: UNCHANGING”

A THRILL OF HOPE – December 1

“O holy night the stars are brightly shiningIt is the night of our dear Savior’s birthLong lay the world in sin and error piningTill He appeared and the soul felt its worthA thrill of hope the weary world rejoicesFor yonder breaks a new glorious morn” – O Holy Night “For the creation waits with eagerContinue reading “A THRILL OF HOPE – December 1”

ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:18-19 The Christmas season for me as a child was an incredible lesson in learning to wait.  First, I hadContinue reading “ADVENT: Waiting With Anticipation”

The Christmas Cardinal

I watched with the eyes and heart of the young child I was as my father picked up a box. It was time to decorate the Christmas tree. It was something we always did the day after Thanksgiving.  My father had strung the lights on the tree and wrapped it in shiny silver garland. MyContinue reading “The Christmas Cardinal”

45 Word Writing Prompt: Goodnight

Below is a piece for a Weekend Writing Prompt. It had to be 45 words and use the word “Goodnight”. Thanks to Sammi Cox for posting this challenge. See challenge at Enjoy! Winter blows its icy fierce breath. The fireplace counters with crackling warm intentions. She pulls the crocheted afghan tighter around her shoulders.Continue reading “45 Word Writing Prompt: Goodnight”