Lovely lovely people
All I wish is to return again one day
31st October 2014
Copyright © JAN ALLISON
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
H opes of great joy to all
A lways upon other families we call
P leased to share what we have with others
P laying children warm the hearts of all today
Y elling and laughter so happy what can we say
H appy thoughts as we remember days gone by
O ld folks telling others family stories oh my
L aughter ringing out thoughout the day
I' d have been a fool if I had not visited today
D eck The Halls one among the many songs being sung
A lways in the hearts of all today is baby Jesus
Y ou can feel the love for one another always
S inging praises to and about Jesus as we wish all "Happy Holidays"
Holiday Acrostic Challenge for Francine Roberts
Carol Ann Brown
1st Place Winner
Copyright © Carol Sunshine Brown
Have a year when dreams come true
Ascend to the top of the mountain
Prayer for success in all you do
Place your coin in the fountain
You will find all you’re looking for
Nothing will hold you back
Each day you will treasure more
Wonders are right on track
You will shine and you will fly
Everything will fall in place
Amazing days will make you sigh
Rejoicing in abundant grace.
Copyright © Vince Suzadail Jr.
Hear a promise that comes so softly with new snow
At the touch of the hour, on a New Year's eve
Pristine, untouched in the moonlit glow
Pause for a moment, as the old year takes leave
Years slip away, and with new footsteps we go…
New paths of adventure lie waiting ahead
Each step we will tread, so velvety slow
We’ll walk on ahead, leaving yesterday’s bed
Yesterday’s sorrow, lies beneath downy lace
Each step is brand new...like an unwritten slate
As we walk on in silence, and a new hope begins
Rejoice, in this gift of a new shining face
For Francine's Contest
Copyright © Carrie Richards
6 days till kings day, wise men visit the Jesus baby
3 kings are in a song but not in the word
Eternal life he brought with faith enough for all
X marks the spot don't miss your one shot!!
I took the challenge of the PD
Yes opinonated me!!
Copyright © Doris Culverhouse
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
All knowing God
Rewards faithful souls.
Omnipotent forgiveness is given.
Sin is deleted from God’s “Little Black Book.”
Easter celebrates innocence; Jesus arose from the dead.
Copyright © Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
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
Tis’ the season born of love
He was born up in a stall
Enjoy the gift’s you receive
Christ, the greatest gift of all
Hope is what he offered us
Redemption for our sins
I know that I have been set free
Salvation from within
Tis’ the season born of love
Merry Christmas to all
Amazing grace we have received
So lets answer the call
Giving is the greatest gift
If given from the heart
Follow yours and you shall receive
The gift that never parts
I know that times are tough but please
remember that many families are much
less fortunate than us. Many families will
turn to homeless shelters for they have
no where else to go. Their are many ways
to help and the rewards are priceless. The
gift of giving is truly the gift of love.
Copyright © Michael Jordan
H ope and faith
A re in my heart,
P erhaps this year,
P erhaps a new start...
Y esterday is gone.
N ow I look to 2010,
E ying the dates,
W ondering when.
Y earning for health,
E veryone's worried.
A nother day gone:
R ainy and blurried.
©2009 Danielle White
Copyright © Danielle White
Soft, the hush, of new fallen snow,
Illuminated by festive lights.
Luster of the star's sweet glow,
Extolling His birth, upon this night.
Nurturing faith, within our hearts,
To each of us, within his sight.
Now, as the midnight bells do start,
Ignore we not, another's plight.
Go into the Christmas season renewed!
Hold onto the love. Hold on tight,
To the Season, the whole year through.
For the contest; Holiday Acrostic Challenge
Sponsored by Francine Roberts
Copyright © Paula Swanson
The beginning of my thanks begins at knees,
Having my aches eased, or body suffused,
All that comes to mind is sleep and serene.
Nobody that offers bread can empty,
Knives may cut meat and find platter greasy,
Supper ended, dishes done, there’s always cheer.
Give one for the road, one for tomorrow,
Invest within self, hugs or tomato growing,
Venture into unknown so what is known
Is another taste that takes you back to home.
Nothingness can fill everyone’s hands if home
Gives back to our bodies and delivers to me peace.
Copyright © Sheri Fresonke Harper
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
Salvation was born that long ago night,
In Bethlehem's lowly town.
Little did the townsfolk know,
Emmanuel had come down.
Night time sky began to glow,
Twas a star brighter than the rest.
Never before had so bright a star been seen,
Inciting omens to be guessed.
Good tidings were shared with the terrified shepherds.
Heavenly messengers sang with joy.
The shepherds did as the angels said,
and worshipped Mary's baby boy.
Copyright © Kim Merryman
~~~~~ Happy Holidays ~~~~~
Hope your Christmas is merry and bright
And all your troubles leave and take flight.
Peace be with you and your family,
presents abundant under your tree.
You are loved, now and all year.
Happy holidays to you, and to you, good cheer.
Of all the gifts you receive today
Love is the greatest, coming your way.
If all I hope for you comes true
Dear, happiness will last the whole year through.
At this time of year when love abounds
You'll feel God's love as it
~~~~~ Happy Holidays ~~~~~
Copyright © Francine Roberts
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
H ow the years fly by like paper in the wind
A new year, a thread in life’s fabric to be sewn
P ieces gently stitched will one day take wings
P atterned like brocade with a mix of flowers gently strewn
Y arns of yesterday are quietly stored away
N ew beginings are generous gifts given to begin again
E ach one, a new day to live, play and travail
W eaving the fabric of life in spite of occasional dark rain
Y esterday’s gone forever into the well of time
E ach melody we write, through the universe resounds
A constant tune of worship for the divine
R eaching the Creator in whom alone peace is found
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
EASTER EGGS EVERYWHERE
Fun Filled Freedom.......
Giddy Giggly Games...
How ya' Hangin'???
Just Jolly Joey!
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!!!
Copyright © JSLambert Mister ROBOTO
Heavenly Father, hear my plea
At your altar on bended knee.
Prayers I offer for those I love,
Prayers to you Lord, up above.
You have seen the mess we've made.
Not the plans that you had laid.
Everywhere there's war and sadness
Where there should be peace and gladness.
You must be disappointed in us all,
Each of us who ignored your call.
All mankind should this year strive
Really hard to keep humanity alive.
Lord please help us do our best
On your behalf, a peaceful quest.
Rid this earth of anger and hate.
Don't let our past dictate our fate.
Copyright © Francine Roberts
W e went up to Exmouth, it took us five days
I nto hot furnace winds, the days were ablaze
N o relief was in sight for north we were bound
T here it is so rare that cool weather be found
E veryone goes there, cause fish can be caught
R eports of good fishing make these places sought.
26 August 2013 @ 1203hrs.
Copyright © Peter Duggan
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
G od’s love and all the things He’s given me:
I intelligence, abilities, free will,
V im for living life, the poetry
I nside me, for the muse is with me still!
N ew life that I’ve been lucky to see grow
G grandchildren who keep me on the go!
T he list of what I’m thankful for goes on:
H ealthy fun activities I do,
A nimals I’ve kept as pets - now gone,
N ature, movies, food, the friendships true,
K indnesses shown to me, and the last:
S ouls I’ve loved both now and in the past.
for Kim Merryman's Counting Your Blessings Poetry Contest
Copyright © Andrea Dietrich
How would it be to ride a bike into the new year?
Awesome in the name of the environment,
Play-like with energy, the man-child seeks no
Pity or placement, planetary alignment is his
Yuletide, his sun spray, his angel's glance,
Nothing would breech the 2010 man's soul with
Everyone carrying the flame of the good like
Willows over glade, tendrils rounding trees,
Your breathe being as good as mine in 2010,
Everyone pedaling at once, every man
Air-raiding pleas for what we need and not want,
Riddling the sins of our past into prosperity.
Copyright © Matt Caliri
P eace lives in the hearts of those who believe
E very life is precious, bearing the spirit of light
A lleviate pain and hatred wherever it’s perceived
C Leave to simple truths often hidden from sight
E ven wisemen, at times, fall prey to haughty pride
O nly humility can stand against the tide
N one is exempt from temptation’s lure
E ach one is broken and in need of a cure
A ll Children of Light will be accounted for
R each for the prize that waits in store
T he inspiration of Heaven's breath
H earts reflecting genuine peace on earth
For Francine's Holiday "Acrostic" Contest
Copyright © Annalise a.k.a. Audrey Haick
Santa's task is to fill heart and soul with mirth
Inside all of us is the joy he left on earth
Let us learn of Jesus, and the reasons of his birth
Emphasize respect for all things on earth
Nightly bringing peace, here on Mother Earth
Thoughts of life in heaven, and a purpose on this earth
Now all are blessed, with his grace and mirth
Instead of seeking wealth, sing praises of his birth
Go across this country and spread his words of mirth
Healing, health and hope for lasting peace on earth
To all "Merry Christmas" try not to increase your girth
Any Old Acrostic Contest
using the phrase
Copyright © Tom Larrow
Easter Sunday (Acrostic)
E...Easter Sunday is coming.
A...A very special day.
S...Sacred - it should be.
T...To church - you must go.
E...Everyone is welcome.
R...Rain, or shine - please be there.
S...special is this day, for CHRIST has risen.
U...Uncover the meaning of Easter.
N...Now is the time.
D...Don't stay behind.
A...Always analyze what you do.
Y...You are special in the eyes of GOD...
Written by Lucilla M. Carrillo
I am wishing all of you a glorious
Easter Sunday. Many Blessings
Copyright © Lucilla Carrillo
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
A Happy New Year
Another year is now winding down
Happy new year, new tunes shall be sung
Always be smiling, it shall keep you young
Planning ahead for a new year to start
Peaceful blessings for every heart
Yesterdays are gone, its time to move on
Not everything will be rosy or even fun
Each new day be a blessing from above
Welcoming new seasons with His touch
Yearning for peace in the world and love
Every year does bring new dimensions
All at the end it is really up to you
Remember keeping faith shall get you through.
Happy New Year 2014 Everyone!
Copyright © Erich Goller
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