W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the Son of God, no room for the Saviour of men.
S-tar was shining so bright above the stable for the shepherds to find their way to Him.
E-ven angels proclaimed His birth to those shepherds "Unto you is born this day."
M-anger is where Mary and Joseph first laid him. It was filled with hay.
E-very animal there must have known that their Creator had come that day.
N-o one knew the depth of love God had, to give His Son to dwell among men.
S-ame star guided three kings from the Orient, who studied the stars and heavens.
T-hese wise men from the East came saying "Where is He that is born King"
I-n their hands they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrr.
L-ike these three wise men, wise men still seek him today!
L-ove is the reason that God sent His only Begotton Son into the world to save us.
S-eeking for you and me, yes God was seeking for us because we had left Him.
E-veryone, yes, all we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone to his own way.
E-ach one has to make his on decision to follow Him or not to follow Him.
K-ing, born to be a King. King of the ages. King of the past. King of the future.
H-eaven, He came from Heaven to earth to show us the right way.
I-niquity, the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
M-elody, He gives us a sweet melody, we sing many songs of praise to Him.
T-ree, A Christmas tree, the love that Jesus had for us, to die on a tree.
O-nly one life and how soon it passes. Only in life can we accept His Love.
D-eliverance, He came from Heaven to preach deliverance to the captives.
A-cknowlege Him and accept Him. Behold now is the accepted time.
Y-ou, Yes, this Christmas Love was for You. Will You accept this love?
For Brian Strands Christmas Love contest.
Copyright © Marty Owens
Customary this time of year
Happiness oozes from people’s faces
Reigniting their fading spirits
Invoking a sense of giving
Spending big on presents
Taking time off work to celebrate
Making the most scrumptious food
Attending parties and functions
Spreading fond cheers
So shine your light for the needy
Think of the homeless
Offer your services to the poor
Call on the hospitalised
Kindle the joy in orphans
Instil in your heart the real thrill
Now is your time to twinkle
Share your blessings
Written by: Ronald Zammit
Copyright © Ronald Zammit
C... Christ is being born on Christmas Day.
H...He will bring love and joy to the world.
R...Remember to honor Him this day.
I...Imagine Him in the Manger.
S...So many years ago it happened on a cold day.
T...Today He will bring us blessings.
M...May you open to Him your heart.
A...Always and forever praise Him.
S...Spread His cheer everywhere.
D...Don't stay away from Him.
A...Always worship in His name.
Y...You won't regret it, don't be ashamed.
Written by Lucilla M.Carrillo
For Christmas Joy Contest by Nathan a.
Copyright © Lucilla Carrillo
© Demetrios Trifiatis
20 DECEMBER 2013
*Merry Christmas to you and to your families my friends!
May the newborn Christ guide and protect all of you!
Copyright © Demetrios Trifiatis
Just as snow begins to drift and fall
Outside still my lover comes to call
Yes the fire is toasty warm,and bright
On my rug we curl up nice and tight
For awhile we kiss and murmur sweet
Casually he gets me on my feet
Hanging in the door there's mistletoe
Reaches for me as our feelings grow
In his arms he twirls me and I sway
Soon we realize Santa's on his way!
Tree lights twinkle bright across the room
Merry Christmas on our lips does bloom
At long last I unfold from his arms
Softly pull away from all his charms
Let us give each other just one gift
On to pretty packages we drift
Very soon it will be Christmas Day
Ending the night,we listen for that sleigh!
Copyright © Deb Wilson
Calling up the reasons
Happiness all around
Reaching deep and giving
Into hearts unbound
Sealing all the cards
To get them there on time
Making all the cookies
A favorite of mine
Season of spirit and hope
Copyright © J B
Lots of people out shopping
All looking for that special gift
Carrier bags bulging
Keep an eye on the spending
Riots break out
I got the LAST one
Don’t ever want to go shopping again
All I want is to go home
Yipee ... only 365 days till we do it all over again!!!
27th November 2014
Copyright © JAN ALLISON
L Long ago travelled Kings
O Opened their minds to prophecies
V Visiting from afar they brought gifts of Gold, Fracincense and Myrrh
E Eastern Star guiding them lighting the way
C Company of Heavenly Host
A Allelujah! Angels appeared to Shepherds, telling Savior born
M Manger for bed wrapped in cloths in Town of David
E Evangelically proclaimed Christ the Lord
D December 25th designated day
O On which we recollect
W Why/way Christ entered our world
N Nativity only part of His story
A A new testament
T Tells of new covenant between God and His people
C Christ's coming to Earth
H Hailed as new born King, Holy
R Risen Lord, righteous redeemer,
I Intercedes for us as
S Spiritual Saviour to save sinners souls
T Time for Truth, Trust, Trinity
M Man's belief in God of Love,
A As Father Son and Holy Spirit
S Shall be saved
Copyright © Anna-Marie Docherty
Christ is born
He's in the manger
Reigning from His humble stall
Immanuel, come to reedeem us
Salvation, here for one and all
Tenderly his mother holds him
Men will seek the newborn King
Angels praise the God of glory
Shepherds, wise men, gifts to bring
Love from Heaven shines now on us
Over hill and valley bright
Victory's song rings through the ages
Ever since that blessed night
*For submission in Brian's contest
Copyright © Donna Golden
19 December 2010
C ircle band of lights indicating halo
H alo of hope to continue the whole year round
R ound in shape flows youthful spirit to ingest
I ngesting strong hold to never separate
S eparation comes when leaves fall and lights taken
T aken from ancestors to mundify
M undify a sagging spirit in a genial abask
A bask we get skylight kindling satisfaction
S atisfaction to be God’s creation in this world
W orld as a whole is the people in raceme
R aceme with flowers on stalks that entwine
E ntwine fresh wounds to heal and feel amorous
A morous display in every life’s threshold
T hreshold for welcoming visitors every hour
H ours countdown soon will be Christmas and New Year to share to everyone
Merry Christmas to all.
Copyright © Noel Villarosa
S taying up late making
A n afternoon poker game
C ramming together in a small
R eminding the young ones
how bad we used to have it
I nclement weather can’t keep
F amily getting together,
sharing great memories
I ntroducing my son to cousins
he has never met
C radling the young ones as
they try to wait up for Santa
E xpressing our love through
cards, gifts, calls, sweets, and
Inspired by brians contest "love
Copyright © Abe Lopez
C hristmas is always in our hearts
H appily we remember as we gather
R round our table for the feast
I nto each others hands we hold
S miling and giving thanks for our blessings
T ogether once again praising all that is sacred
M others fathers sisters brothers lovers friends
A ll bowing our heads
S ilently in remembrance of his birthday...
Copyright © Sharon Ruebel
C is for the Christ child, born this glorious day
H is for Hallelujah! Sing His praise!
R is for rejoicing in our Saviors birth
I is for incredible merriment and mirth
S is for salvation, shining as a star
T is for triumphant shouts from near and far
M is for the magic sparkling in a child’s eyes
A is for the Angels singing praises on high
S is for our Savior upon whom we rely.
Copyright © Trudy Diane Rider
Candles, chocolates and a bottle of chardonnay
Heralding the eve of Christmas day
Rollicking good fun is in the air
Icy outside but who gives a care
Surprises all gaily wrapped
To a song that someone's just rapped
Mistletoe hangs in the hall
And the clock ticks slowly on the wall
Santa from Lapland is coming to call
Copyright © Hazel Connelly
Copyright © Curtis Moorman
Happy Holidays to all, as we rejoice and celebrate
A time of magic and wonder in our lives to date
People of all nations joyously cheering
Partaking and enjoying the delights so endearing
Yule logs in the fire abundantly blazing
Heavenly warmth through the hearth, so amazing
Ornaments and tinsel dancing on the tree
Lights brightly sparkling sharing so much glee
Indulging all the senses with wonder and amazement
Drawing family in with love and jubilation, quietly
Announcing their arrival with hearts full of praise
Young ones having so much fun entertaining everyone
Silent becomes the night, with heavenly peace and calm for days
Copyright © Carmen Penchi aka Sunshine
Table full of food
Choir sings a carol
Happy is the mood
Rooftop covered in snow
Icicles hang to
Santa’s brought the prezzies
Two or three for you
Massive turkey in the stove
Absent friends we toast
Soupers all are writing
Although they hate to boast
Nothing like an angel
Decorates the tree
Now is the Xmas season
Everyone can see
Wishing peace upon the earth
As we drift on another year
Regards I send you and all those you hold dear
Copyright © Owen Yeates
Has much joy and celebration,
Rolled into twenty-four hours of elation.
It echoes with laughter,
Sees caring, generosity and love scatter.
Too much food and drink,
May ruin it for some;
As it ends the heartburn, will come;
Set in for the night; to dreams we’ll succumb.
Each one is filled with magical
That, for each child,
Invokes memories of the previous ones while.
Very often it also
Invokes and joy and mirth; even
The holy family’s’ stay at, the
Inn and Christ’s miraculous birth.
Everyone does not celebrate it; but they will break bread;
Some celebrate Hanukkah, Ramadan or Quanzaa instead.
Copyright © M. L. Kiser
C radled in a manger in
H eavens light so pure
R ejoicing with the angels
I n needed times for sure
S omething beautiful happened
T hat cold winter night
M any would come to know Him
A s the way, the truth, the life
S ee, on that special night
L ow and behold
O ne child was born of Mary as
V isions had foretold
E ternal life His promise; Jesus came to save our souls
Copyright © 2009 Lena “Lolita” Townsend
*For Brian’s “Love Came Down” contest
Copyright © Lena Townsend
W- Winter's harvest
K- Kraftingly coledged
E- Earth things
Copyright © Courtney Courtney
C hristians around the world
H ail His holy name
R evel in His glory
I n our souls, He dwells forever
S eek the Lord our God
T ears He shed for our sins
M any a sinner shall be saved
A ll doubters will soon believe
S avior to one and all...
Copyright © Milton Toran
Take time to remember
Humble yourself, take a stand
Inspire someone, reach out
Share from your own hand
Hunger and misery
Oblivious are we
Living like king and queens
In this world we do not see
Daily interactions that we could
Allow ourselves to help out
You can make a difference, there is no doubt
Single and together
Embrace all that you hold dear
Accept that life is not perfect
Season is almost here
Outlove your worst fear
Night is dark but Christmas is near
Copyright © Lauren Smith
December resonates throughout the earth
Echoing the advent, the holy birth, of a
Child long ago with frankincense, myrrh and gold, He
Embraced a life of charity and sacrifice, if all be told
Miracles he performed; many lives He has reformed
Blessed is the season and the spirit which has
Engaged the whole world in a conspiracy of love, as we
Remember that child born to save the souls of everyone
Copyright © Carmen Penchi aka Sunshine
Curling through the air,
Hopping along at mach speed,
Roving down your youth,
Icarus-like, a collision into stockings,
Smacking lips under mistletoe,
Teeming with joy.
Make believe one more time.
Alleluia, and all that stuff.
Santa and Christ are peering, befuddled and amused.
Copyright © Matt Caliri
Colorful season for the saints; a simple sign for sinners;
Happy hearts hover; love and light unites the universe.
Righteousness received in a wicked world by winners;
Indemnity to the indebted, laugh alive oh longing losers,
Seeking the Savior still, following the faith of our fathers.
Terrific throng and tone, bells and balloons across borders,
Merry making, gift and gowns glow… no proud nor paupers;
Alluring alarms by kids and kings; choruses by choristers,
Men and women in joy and jubilations, caressing Christmas…
Copyright © Adeleke Adeite
New fallen snow – winter's first
Over the river and through the woods
Very soon, we'll celebrate Thanksgiving
Everyone anticipates turkey and apple pie
Mom's already baking Christmas cookies
Better make out your Christmas list
Enjoy making winters first snow village
Remember to thank God for all His Blessings
1 September 2011
Copyright © Curtis Moorman
our Lord is
Awesome our Lord is
with out Jesus there is no CHRISTmas, no hope no future, thank you Lord for the gift of life and salvation Amen. and thank you for the gift of acrostics and for touching my heart every single day Amen..
with out Jesus there is no CHRISTmas, no hope no future, thank you Lord for the gift of life and salvation Amen. and thank you for the gift of acrostics and for touching my heart every single day Amen.. hapy christmas every one xx
Copyright © diane christian
~Oh Holy Christmas Day~
The snow is falling
Christmas Day is almost here
A most blessed time to spend
Let your heart rejoice
In manger was born
Wonderful star announced his
Birth all through the sky
Holy day, when Baby Jesus was born
Right here it is,enjoy it this day
In a day like this He came down to earth
Santa Claus worship him all the way too
Tender day, oh Holy night
Most wonderful time of the year when you
And I let our voices sing songs to our Lord and
Saviour because He came to save us all
Day oh what a wonderful time when all the
Angels on heaven and on earth rejoice,a day when
You and I join our voices and hearts to celebrate that our King was born.
Dorian Petersen Potter
Thank you for reading.
I Wish you all a very Merry and Safe Christmas Season and Happy New Year!
Copyright © Dorian Petersen Potter
C oronation of lights
H eralding holiday rites
R inging bells guests invite
I llumined halls festivities incite
S ongs of carolers enliven dark night
T ales of Christmas ghosts by candlelight
M aterial aspirations pocketbooks slight
A ltruistic gestures to those with poorer plight
S piced nog, decorative cookies palates delight
Copyright © Stephen Parker
Curiosity brimming over the edge
Heart that only waits but never demands
Innocence in a glance pure and sweet
Laughter and glee over the simplest gift
Dear and earnest gratifications flow
‘Softly illuminating the wondrous glow
Cheerful in the future prediction
Heart brimming with endless benediction
Rivers of optimism stream and buoyantly flush
Inner being and outward joy a healthful blush
Santa Claus prances with excitement and glee
Tree dear tree how verdant is Thee
Manger of presents abundant yet meager
Awesome, accomplishing role of a giver
Swirling and twirling the soft snow falls
Youthful and innocent how it enthralls
Copyright © Euginia Liapich