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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Cocoa time

The mountains are majestic
With snow on the ground
Everything's cradling
The new winter gown

Snowflakes are sniffling
And move through the air
Icycles are forming
There's frost everywhere

Warm winter clothing:
The snow boots, the shoes
Are pushing through coldness
And icy cold blues

Bitterly biting:
The temperatures dip
Not a bad day for
The hot chocolate chip

Warming the blankets
the heater's on blast
Making some mocca
And broth that will last

Coughing and wheezing
The seasonal flu
Catches us napping
Unready, it's true



Friday, December 29, 2017

There is a beautifulness...

There is a beautifulness and a loveliness,
and there is so much more out there to see
Than all of that awfulness, or all of that worriedness
 or anything that challenges you or me
So let us look out there with all of our intentfulness
 and  with that hopefulness of the elect
Who find the wonderfulness and all of the awesomeness
 that is in the world with which we connect

In all of the breeziness or all of the windiness
 and or in the oxygenated atmosphere
We can hear it all of the Infiniteness
and all  that is escaping us, and our ear
Without all of that materialness or  that noisiness
 or all that constant of running around
We can find it all of that  tranquilness
 that immense Immortalness that's wanting to be found..

So stop now with all of that complainfulness
 and  with all that woe is me-ness and the like
For there is a peacefulness and a serene-ness
 that is waiting for all those who will "take a hike"
Out into the other worldliness and into  the naturalness
 that is void of all things, that are  tech
Try if you have  it the timelessness  and the willingness
 to voyage beyond to reconnect.


Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas, I say...

Because I love Christmas and the day it recalls
I wish  everyone person every blessing that falls:
Happiness and health and a roof over your head;
Plenty of friendship and a nice comfy bed...

The rest of the celebrating: the tinsel.. the glow;
I leave to your discretion, as only you'd know:
It wouldn't be Christmas without all the sharing
Of laughter and memories and kindness and caring

Some may have many things and decorations galore
While others will have  reminders of a Baby so poor
However you  may choose it, the keeping of this day
I wish you Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas I say..




Sunday, December 24, 2017

How do you celebrate it...?

How do you celebrate It.. this Birthday Most Dear:
With presents and relatives and friends gathered near?
But how do you celebrate It.. and remember the Way
Jesus Incarnated and gave us This Day

The Church Bells are ringing and children delight
At the first sign of morning and Christmassy Light
The grownups are groggy and coffee's on brew
How do you celebrate it.. I ask this of you?

Is Jesus  in the picture, or family and friends?
Does Christmas time find you, with a dreary dark lens?
Are you counting the hours, when the day will be gone;
Or, wishing it was longer than, one special dawn?

Storefronts and media and people are all singing
Melodies and jingles and rhymes that are ringing
Yet all of us are  different but go through this day
Knowing it's Christmas,,,, so what do you say?



Friday, December 22, 2017

Christmas is still about our Lord

There's something in those sparkling lights, something in those stars
Something in those candy canes and niceties in jars
Though Christmas has become so lost and way too much is spent
There's still a message at this time... despite the worldly dissent

Christmas is still is about our Lord and our Savior reigns today
It's still about a Baby born and a King inside some hay
Though we see it not with our own eyes the message still is clear
Jesus came to Bethlehem and brought all the Heavens here.

We wrap it up inside some glow and glitter up the day
Yet in the giving that we do .. a Baby smiles today
We might not think of long ago a manger or some hay
But if it wasn't for That Time; we wouldn't celebrate this way

Christmas is still is about our Lord and our Savior reigns today
It's still about a Baby born and a King inside some hay
Though we see it not with our own eyes the message still is clear
Jesus came to Bethlehem and brought all the Heavens here.

Many try to forget it all and wish away the time
They think if they don't take  a part: the Christmas bells won't chime
They've grown apart from all the love and awe of this wonderful day
Let's bring them all a kindly word and be careful of what we say

Christmas is still is about our Lord and our Savior reigns today
It's still about a Baby born and a King inside some hay
Though we see it not with our own eyes the message still is clear
Jesus came to Bethlehem and brought all the Heavens here.

If the joy of Christmas time has dwindled inside your heart
Don't stress yourself with trying to be a person in an acted part
The goodness of this day this year this memory we celebrate
Will trickle down inside your soul if you do not become too irate

Christmas is still is about our Lord and our Savior reigns today
It's still about a Baby born and a King inside some hay
Though we see it not with our own eyes the message still is clear
Jesus came to Bethlehem and brought all the Heavens here.



Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This story is still relevant

In just a few more days we'll recall it the glorious Christmas day
When all the world was silent and our Creator lay on some bed of hay
Surrounded by the humblest  creatures..and without a heralding band
The Almighty God Incarnate held  Heaven in His little Hand

There wasn't anything about His Being His crying or His Feet
That would tell the visiting stranger what secrets He did keep
He wept like all of the rest of us and He soiled his linens too...
The One who made all of the universe was helpless like me and you.

His mother wasn't anything special,  she did what women would do
His step father worked like the rest of them:  he was a carpenter: it's true
So what was it about this little Baby this Infant,this little Child
That changed the exhausted traveller who approached Him, so meek and mild?

Was there anything about His Sighing or some Energy inside His Cry:
That instructed the visiting onlooker, with a wisdom  from on high?
For everyone could see.. He mirrored us: His eyes, His hands His way
Everything was like we had here:  nothing spectacular about that hay..

But whenever inside of His presence: that humbleness that was there
Each person went away rejoicing like a recipient of answered prayer
Everyone knew there was something about that Baby that Child that little newborn
That changed their lives forever and memorialized that Christmas morn

So we celebrate that greatest memory, that mysteriousness and Act of Love
When God the Almighty became incarnate and united earth to Heaven above
It was't so sparkly or glittery.... and it  wasn't like anything done today
For when the Creator came here seeking:   He was quickly rejected  away

It is that love that moved Him forward:  This Immortal This Creator  of all
That we should be trying too remember and teaching to the greatest and small
For we somehow have traded it all for the buying, the ribbons and  of the tape
Not knowing that this story is still  relevant and  never to ancient to relate


Monday, December 18, 2017

Why would our God come to us....



Why would our God come to us... like a Baby in some hay?
He could have come in Majesty, and have soldiers lead the way...
But the Almighty One, The Omnipotent chose to come so Small
To make it possible for everyone, to approach Him: one and all..

Why would our God be born like this: without a roof or room?
His Mother didn't even have a maid, or anyone to push her broom...
Because our God wanted us to learn that working carries no shame
And that the least desirable job can bring honor to our name

Why would our God be born beneath a sky so needful of light
Where darkness was the surrounding theme and stars lit up the night
Without the sound of announcing squires or trumpets to blow and blare
Our God chose this, the greatest of times, to be with the humble and share

The lesson we learn from Christmas Day is as visible as can be:
God chooses to be with all of us and isn't needing any notoriety
He's pleased to be with the simplest ones,  and those who have no fame
And finds the greatest are the ones who can humbly praise His Name

Friday, December 15, 2017

Light of Bethlehem

Sparkling quietly, in the sky
Noble star that glows up high
Many a year your dance has been
A quiet reminder of Bethlehem..

Years ago but seems like now
You directed the wiseman who did bow
Before  a Baby: an Infant king
Who lay in a manger without anything..

The world it runs without a glance
Towards your presence or your dance
But the angels the Heavenly throng
Know your reason, know your song...

Gazing upward, throughout the night
My heart is instructed by your light
Knowing your mission. knowing your ways
I praise the Lord of  your nights and days


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Spirit Guardians

Beings bright as brightest light
Loving kindly ever right
Leading loving being there
Spirit guardians: everywhere

Slowly quickly unafraid
Speaking singing undelayed
Ready willing awesome bright
Spirit guardians bringing light

Morning evening heat of noon
Aiding watching beneath the moon
Always ever in the know
Spirit guardians share their glow

With you always never gone
Sweetest healers righting wrong
Waking sleeping heights or depths
Spirit guardians keep our breaths


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Star of Christmas Day

You didn't have a home or bed
Your mother wasn't even wed
Your Father wasn't from this earth
And many wondered about your birth

Yet You came for all: You came to love
You weren't aloof though ranked Above
You came to live and walk our way
You are the Star of  Christmas Day

Your place of birth was not a home
You rested where the beasts would roam
The rumors flew from place to place
Your mother dealt with some disgrace

Yet You came for all: You came to love
You weren't aloof, though ranked Above
You came to live and walk our way
You are the Star of Christmas Day

The angels sang of You to all
But those who came were meek and small
The shepard boys the working class
Were the first: to see, to glance

Yet You came for all: You came to love..
You weren't aloof, though ranked Above
You came to live and walk our way
You are the Star of Christmas Day

The wisest kings: the magi clan
Were studing stars and saw God's plan
Opening up for all to see
These magi came and saw Royalty

Yet, You came for all: You came to love..
You weren't aloof, though ranked Above
You came to live and walk our way
You are the Star of Christmas Day

Today we sing and we celebrate
An old tradition, a memoable date
The day You came from Heaven above
To share Your life and give us Love

Yet, You came for all: You came to love..
You weren't aloof, though ranked Above
You came to live and walk our way
You are the Star of Christmas Day




Monday, December 11, 2017

And the hosannas rang out high

In a town not known to all
Lay a baby in a stall
Though He wasn't big or strong
He was adored by the angel throng

And the hosannas rang out high
In the Heavens and through the sky
Born for us: this Infant King
Would be for us: our Everything

Though His dwelling was so poor
And there wasn't a roof or a door
This Immortal warmed us all
By His presence in a stall

And the hosannas rang out high
In the Heavens and through the sky
Born for us: this Infant King
Would be for us: our Everything

Nothing great in Him was seen
Though His Mother kept things clean
Humble creatures warmed His feet
And simple shepards were first to greet

And the hosannas rang out high
In the Heavens and through the sky
Born for us: this Infant King
Would be for us: our Everything

A royal group from way out far
Sought out this Babe, with His own star
Exquisite gifts they all did bring
Offerings fitting for an Immortal King

And the hosannas rang out High
In the Heavens and through the sky 
Born for us: this infant King
Would be for us: our Everything

We are all invited to be
A precious part of this Mystery
Carrying on in our own way
The humble message of Christmas Day

And the hosannas ring out High
In the Heavens and through the sky 
Born for us: this infant King
Would be for us: our Everything


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Like a freezer around us

An icy jacket is covering the ground
And an eery silence is echoing around
Crispy crunches are supporting my feet
While a chilling air holds a meet and greet

The birds aren't chirping so loudly today
And a movement of branches is giving them away
Nothing is actively greeting the dawn
But a slew of icycles come out of her yawn

Like a freezer around us the day will begin
Challenging our will power so deep within
Too cold to explore it...this chilliness outside
Yet the pup and I will enjoy the slippery slide.

The clouds above us are all awesomely grey
As they snuggle together to chill up the day
The wind with its might is alll blowing around
And singing how the winter is starting to sound...

So rise up this morning and sleep not too late
For the beauty of dawn has arranged you a date
Peek out of those windows and see all the white
Layered so thinly like a powdery delight..



Saturday, December 9, 2017

Wintry wonder

Icy, icy sings the wind
Touching heart and soul within
Whispering secrets of the day
Wintry weather is on its way

Should we run or not at all
It's  too cold to be the Fall
All the trees are sparkling bright
With the sleet from overnight

Would it be so wrong to stay
Inside the warmth of home today
And admire from here inside
All the icy artwork  outside?

Listen carefully if you will
To these moments calm and still
Freezing weather we can hear
If we pause with open ear

When the coldness keeps us in
And our clothing feels too thin
Then we have to snuggle near
All the heat that we have here..

Take a look outside today
If you're in a colder state
And reflect on all you see
There is an  infinite flow of beauty



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Changing weather

Tiny rain drops dance around
As the Autumn end does sound
Freezing rain will soon be here
A wintery voice is drawing near

Weather forecast says it's true
Icier weather before day's through
Twas a season warm and fair
Now the chill is in the air

Darker clouds are in the sky
Whispering in the drops that fly
Enjoy this weather before day's through
Temps will chill and challenge you

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Signs of winter


Today the breeze is blowing strong
Leaves are floating all day long
Soaring from the trees tops high
Whispering words as they drop by

Sending seed pods everywhere
Dying flowers gladly share
Bidding bye to one and all
Spring will waken seeds that fall

Firm the ground that's under foot
Fireplace burns and feels so good
Wintery breezes sing their song
Time for shorter days not long

Monday, December 4, 2017

Mystic moments

Clouds are lowered all around
Like they're reaching for the ground
Mystic thoughts are quick to flow
How to describe it ... I don't know..

Like a scene from Heaven's gates
A cloudy mist here resonates
Leaving imprints on my mind:
Descriptive words are hard to find

So I ponder it.. here so still
And let its image move my will
To silent song and scenic thought
Till my words appear as ought

If you're willing and will look
Nature will instruct you like a book
Whispering secrets loud and clear
But your soul must lean to hear..


Saturday, December 2, 2017

Wintry Rhyme

Golden leaves are covering up the shivering ground
Sounds of winter are whispering secrets all around
Breezes chill and freeze the earth and gazing plants
For it  the season for a wintry song and dance

So we see the earth dressed up in a shabbier brown
And there's a crispness in the grass upon the ground
All the earth is shivering beneath the changing ways
Yet we wil rejoice and give God His due and praise..

For whether it is raining, snowing, or just a simple shine
God is watching over your heart and also   mine
Giving beauty to this earth and everything that is
This what He does for everything exists..is truly His