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The "Journey Through Christmas"

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The "Journey Through Christmas"

In my hometown of Hillsboro
A humble, small suburb
There stood a church that was more humble still
In that cozy congregation
We'd teach and learn the Word
And try each day to do the Father's will

But our little congregation
Each year at Christmastime
Would execute a miraculous feat!
The whole town would come out in droves
To view what we'd present
A Christmas pageant right next to the street!

The first vignette was of a home
A modern family
Telling of that first Christmas long ago
The next scene showed the palaces
Of Herod on his throne
When his grim proclaimation he bestowed

Each onlooker could walk or drive
From scene to sacred scene
But either way, observers saw the worth
For every stop would reenact
The story of God's love
From Herod to the blessed Savior's birth

The community seemed hungry
To hear the wondrous news
Of the Messiah, born to die for us
And like them, we were richly blessed
To share with all who came
The spectacle-- a Journey Through Christmas!

*This is a true story that I've presented in poetry form for Carolyn Devonshire's "Christmas 
in Your Town" Contest

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  1. Date: 12/7/2009 7:02:00 AM
    Simply beautiful! I would like to see this! Congratulations on your win in Carolyn's contest, Donna! A Merry Christmas to you and yours! God bless! Peace and love, audrey

  1. Date: 12/3/2009 7:56:00 AM
    Douglas wants me to try and do a poem about the holidays,so I am going to work on it and see what I come up with.I will be thinking and writing most of the day.

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 12:12:00 PM
    Donna, congratulations on your win in Carolyn's contest. This must have been a most beautiful site to see. Is'nt Christmas a wonderful time >> James

  1. Date: 12/2/2009 4:40:00 AM
    Congratulations, Donna on a very beautiful piece and a much deserved win in Carolyn's contest! Great memories! Lightwalker

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 11:22:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Great story. I know just where you live now. I live on a farm near Mount Vernon, Washington about 60 miles north of Seattle.

  1. Date: 12/1/2009 3:59:00 PM
    Congrats, Donna, on your winning poem in Carolyn's contest.. well deserved win .. blessings.. luv.. Linda-Marie "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 11/22/2009 9:02:00 AM
    Thanks for bringing us to Hillsboro in your poem :) Christmas pageants sure are wonderful reminders what Christmas is all about--good luck in the contest :)

  1. Date: 11/21/2009 5:12:00 PM
    Thanks for the turkey contest Donna and my recognition. On to Christmas. This looks like it may be a sure winner. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/18/2009 6:42:00 PM
    This is a very beautifully penned Christmas Story, it reminds me of when I use to live in Lynn, Massachusetts. I always enjoyed the Christmas pageant there and the Christmas parades as well. I thank you for for sharing such a wonderful read. This is an excellent entry Good Luck in the contest. :-) God Bless, Always, Adell

  1. Date: 11/17/2009 5:45:00 AM
    enjoyed good luck in the contest!!

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 11:47:00 AM
    Hi Donna. Great poem. A sure winner. Oh, oh I see I have some catching up to do. No fair I was gone from home last week. Love, joyce

  1. Date: 11/12/2009 3:41:00 AM
    Donna, there's nothing like memories of those Christmas times gone bye into the pages of our memories.Well done! Looking forward to entering your Ode to Turkey contest. Doug

  1. Date: 11/11/2009 3:20:00 PM
    Enjoyed this poem. I also thought it was Hillsboro, NC because I live in NC. Until I saw where you said Oregon...Soup Mail...Marty

  1. Date: 11/10/2009 4:53:00 PM
    a nice thing for a small town. jhl

  1. Date: 11/9/2009 3:21:00 AM
    funny thing.. I was sitting meditating on a Christmas experience of my own when I decided to stir the soup and came across your Golden beautifully written poem about a beautiful and divinely inspired tradition. Thank you for that and for you comment, Donna.

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 3:14:00 PM
    Hi Donna, Such a beautiful Christmas scene you paint with words. Sounds like the perfect home town to live in! You share your love for true meaning of Christmas with such heart. A true joy to read. Good luck in contest hun. Smile, looks like a winner. Thanks for sharing, Love Light Patty

  1. Date: 11/8/2009 3:48:00 AM
    Donna, What a wonderful life experience. This is a beautiful tradition. And it brought many people together for an appropriate celebration of the Savior's Birth. Lovingly, Dane Ann Soupmail.

  1. Date: 11/7/2009 7:50:00 PM
    Lovely poem Donna, Thanks for your comments. I read a lot of Dean Koontz too! Good luck in the contest. Pam

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 8:55:00 PM
    My muse? It's lost...I can't find it!! : ) I'll be back....

  1. Date: 11/6/2009 8:52:00 PM
    I love this story, Donna!! Absolutely wonderful write! My best wishes in Carolyn's contest! Anyways, it's my winner! : ) Ruben.