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"Christmas Eve Memories"

The leaves have fallen! Crisp dew crackles under boots!
Icicles hang flowing! Stars sparkle and shoot!

Cheeks, red and rosy! Cold nipping the nose!
Winter's night calling! Flakes of glitter and snow!

Hanging mistletoe! At the head of the stairs!
The scent of pine! Sweet cinnamon in the air!

Warm now inside! Off with the scarf!
Parents and siblings! Gathered by the hearth!

Reflections of flames! Dancing embers in the eyes!
The aroma of cocoa! Mugs in hands, by sides!

Tiny children in pajamas! Cuddling by the fire!
A decorated tree, in the corner! A time to inspire!

Mother's soft kisses! A snuggling circle is found!
Safe and secure! Quiet love, there abounds!

Father smiles, while reading! The story of a child!
Each small one listening! Amazed and mild!

In their minds, visions! Of shepherds and kings!
A star so bright! Heavenly angels sing!

Peace and happiness! In moments so dear!
A family forever! As Christmas is near!


The fondest memories of any child and parent often come during the Christmas season. Some twenty five years ago on a snowy night in Utah, my little family circled around the fireplace. There we enjoyed the nativity story of a blessed and wonderful child born in a manger. In Luke 2 we read and imagined, what it was like on that sacred night. It was one of the ways we bonded our forever family.

On that special night in Bethlehem, the world would never be the same, nor would our eternal destinies. His entry into mortal life was celebrated on earth and in heaven. Isaiah says it so well:

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)


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A Lighthouse Of Love

A Prayer To Heaven

A Ripple In The Water

A Shepard's Call

Abandoned Moments and Forsaken Memories

Adversity, My Friend

Anger's Prison

An Ocean of Pride

Become As A Child

Be Still

Born Again

Bound By Service

Burning Sparks

Christmas Eve Memories

Day And Night

Does Mercy Rob Justice?

Faith In My Trials

Father Is Waiting

Forever My Angel

Free From Hypocrisy

God's Gift

God's Poet

God's Witness

Heaven's Treasure

He Counseled God

Hidden In The Forest

Hope And Faith

If There Were No Light!

In Remembrance

In The Upper Room

My Father, My Knight

My Last Thoughts

My Mother

My Needs Are Great

Our Father's Love

Our Sweet Temples

Promises and Procrastination



Rescuing God's Children

Resurrection's Glory!

Shun Pride, And Forgive

Spiritual Gifts

Suffer It To Be

Sweet Feast


Tell Me! Why Dear Lord?

The Endless Road

The Hem Of My Garnent

The Message Of Hope

The Notes I No Longer Hear

The Power To Lift

The Prodigal Son

The Sabbath Hour

The Seven Days of Creation

The Story of Flowers

The War For Eternal Choices

Time To Become

To The Shores of Paradise

Walk With Me

When Doubt Puts Truth On Trial

Whisperings of Wisdom