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Reflections on 2018

The year 2018 is almost over. It has been a most interesting year in every aspect. Some saw successes, some experienced hard times. However the most important thing is that we made it out alive, many didn’t so we must be grateful.

I did not accomplish as much writing as I would have liked to. Books didn’t get published as planned but it is okay. I can still make those dreams come true in 2019. With a bit of persistence, dedication and hard work it will happen.

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My fellow bloggers I wish for you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and an exciting, prosperous and productive 2019. Christmas Cheers!

It’s Christmas

A Season Set Apart

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This is a season set apart for giving    
Our gifts that warm the heart,
As we celebrate Christ’s birthday
In a season set apart.
A season set apart for showing
How much we truly care
For those we share our lives with
And miss when they are not there.
A season set apart for going
That fabled “extra mile”
To help a needy stranger                                        image credit TheHolidaySpot
And leave him with a smile.
A season set apart for loving
All creature great and small
In honor of the Christ Child
Who loved them one and all.
It’s the season of thanksgiving
For all we have received,
For once upon a Christmas day,
He came and we believed.

(Clay Harrion)

The Lovely Month of June {Nora M Bozeman}

Summer came to visit me
In the merry month of June;
She brought her warm and winsome days
And at night she lit up the moon.

Summer came to visit me,
Adorned in her Sunday best;
She wore a hat of sapphire blue
And her gown was daisy-dressed.

Summer came to visit me
And spread sunshine everywhere.
Emerald shoes were on her feet,
Spun-gold was in her hair.

Summer came to visit me,
Sweet songbirds trilled a tune;
And it’s all because God fashioned this –
The lovely month of June.

Thought For Today: Always Make Time to Pray

 

I knelt to pray but not for long,
I had too much to do.
I had to hurry and get to work
For bills would soon be due.

So I knelt and said a hurried prayer,
And jumped up off my knees.
My duty toward God was now done
My soul could rest at ease.

All day long I had no time
To spread a word of cheer.
No time to speak of God to friends,
They’d laugh at me I’d fear.

No time, no time, too much to do,
That was my constant cry,
No time to give to souls in need
But at last the time the time to die.
I went before the Lord,
I came, I stood with downcast eyes.
For in His hands God held a book;
It was the book of life.

God looked into His book and said
“Your name I cannot find.
I once was going to write it down…
But never found the time”

Author Unknown

Autumn Reflections {Alice J. Christianson}

With early autumn come the days
I love the best of all,
When the sunlight gilds the landscape with
The mellow light of Fall.
October’s trees don leaves of gold,
Bright red and amber too;
No treasure chest could boast
Jewels of so rare a hue.
The harvest has been gathered in,
Vineyards their riches yield;
In little, sheltered garden, one
Last rose may be reveled.
I love to see the roadside stands
That offer up their treats…
Pumpkins and juicy apples, grapes,
And cider, sharp and sweet.
With Autumn comes Thanksgiving,
That special time when we,
In church and home gather to join
With friends and family,
To thank God for the blessings He
So graciously bestows:
May we never take for granted
The freedoms that we know.

 

Life Isn’t Always Easy {Linda C. Grazulis}

Life isn’t always easy,
‘Oft we shed a tumbling tear or more,
Dreams can unexpectedly shatter
As we take a nosedive to the floor.

Heartaches can arrive in all their fury,
As our heads with worry start to throb;
But praise God for fervent prayer to lean on
As we bow our troubled souls and sob.

We were never promised a bed of roses
Strewn on our path below;
And trials are often heavy burdens –
A meadow full of dandelions and woe.

But please believe in a divine purpose
For every fiery lash
That sets our feet off balance
As our hopes set sail, but crash.

Oh, take heart weary pilgrims –
Look up to Heaven’s throne,
Dial the prayer line to the Master –
You need not bear such pain alone.

It isn’t always easy to trek this journey
‘Cause thorns sprout along the way.
Nevertheless, rosebuds are prone to blossom –
Weary pilgrim lean on God’s timing today.