God grant you: The light in Christmas, which is faith. The warmth in Christmas, which is love. The radiance of Christmas, which is purity. The belief in Christmas, which is truth. The all of Christmas, which is Christ.
BLESSING Author: Ada V. Hendricks
May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; the spirit fo Christmas which is peace; the heart of Christmas which is love.
JOY OF A BABY Author: Matthew 2:23
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, which is translated, "God with is"
JOY OF FAMILY Author: Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given: And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
JOY OF GIVING Author: John Greeleaf Whittier
Somehow not only for Christmas But all the year through, The joy that you give to others Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing Returns to make you glad.
LOVE IN ACTION Author: Dale Evans Rogers
Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, It's Christmas.
IT'S CHRISTMAS Author: Mother Teresa
It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you ... every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.
WHAT CAN I GIVE HIM Author: Christina Rosseti
What can I give Him. Poor as I am If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb. If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part - Yet what I can I give Him. I give Him my heart.
TRUE JOY Author: John R. Rice
You can never truly enjoy Christmas until you look into the Father's face and tell Him you have received His Christmas gift
EARTH TOO POOR Author: Martin Luther
Were earth a thousand times as fair Beset with gold and jewels rare She yet were far too poor to be A narrow cradle, Lord, for Thee
JOY OF MUSIC Author: Isaac Watts
Joy to the world, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King. Let ev'ry heart prepare Him roon And heav'n and nature sing.
JOY OF WONDER Author: John Henry Hopkins
Star of wonder, star of night Star of royal beauty bright; Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy Perfect Light.
TIME TO BE CHILDREN Author: Charles Dickens
It's good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when it's mighty Founder was a child Himself.
THE MAGI Author: O. Henry
The Magi, as you know were wis men - wonderfully wise men who brought gifts to the Babe in the manger. They invented the art of giving Christmas presents.
PEACE Author: Elie Wiesel
Peace is our gift to each other.
WHEN CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE SINGING Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When Christmas bells are singing above the fields of snow, we hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago, and etched on vacant places are half-forgotten faces of friends we used to cherish, and loves we used to know.
T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMS Author: Unknown
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the barn, All the creatures were sleeping, all safe, snug and warm. The feed pails were hung by the stall doors with care, In the hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. The ponies were nestled all warm in their beds, While visions of carrot cakes danced through their heads. The Arabs, the Thoroughbreds and even the Apps, The jumpers and hunters were all taking naps. When out in the paddock there arose such a clatter, I awoke in my stall to see what was the matter. I moved to the window, quick as I should, To see where the noise came from, if I could. The sight I beheld as I gazed out that night, Was a beautiful horse, all whiter than white. He wore a red blanket, so nice to behold, His hooves how they sparkled, all glittery-gold. With swift certain motions to our barn he came, And silvery moonlight danced from his mane. More rapid than racers, his hoofbeats they came, And he neighed and he snorted, and called us by name. He was our Christmas, a ghost-horse of white, Who has come to all horses since that one special night. To remind us of horses who served man so well, Especially those with whom a baby did dwell. For those special horses who shared stable and stall, To give comfort and warmth to the Saviour of us all. Now thinking of them, he entered the door, To distribute among us, his gifts and more. Down the aisle he came, his hoofbeats so light, And he stopped by each stall in our stable that night. Gifts he did give to all in our barn, More heart or more courage, or to be free from harm. He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work, And he filled all the feed pails, then turned with a jerk. On gold hooves so bright, And giving a nod, he went into the night And I heard him neigh as he went out of sight, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NI-I-I-I-GHT!
CHRISTMAS HORSE Author: Unknown
It's the night before Christmas, we're out in the barn Blanketing horses to keep them all warm They're eating their dinners, tucked in cozy stalls Not aware that it's Christmas or any special day at all They can dream of spring pastures from their pine-scented beds No visions of sugarplums dance in their heads But we people think of merry parties and such Maybe feeling a little sad at missing so much This season is special but the horses don't know We've got work to do before we can go We finish the chores and head on inside To get ready for dinner and our own yuletide It's nearly midnight, the carols are sung I remember a story told when I was so young >>>> How at midnight on Christmas Eve The creatures of the barnyard can speak with ease I am called to the barn, I wade through the snow I really can't explain, I know I must go I slide open the door, pause for a while Then slowly walk down that dimly lit aisle A nicker from Amigo, a wink from Sandy Sleepy old On Stage waking to see Camilla rustling her bedding, JR a snort soft and light Each horse gave a greeting as I walked through the night I thought about parties bright lit and warm The ones we don't go to 'cause we have the barn And vacations and holidays that we don't get When we're working long hours for bills to be met Walking all the way to the end of the aisle I stop to stroke Emma, it brings me a smile She snuffles my face, hot breath on my skin It starts me to thinking about my horses, my kin I could be at parties with laughter and mirth But where I am right now is the best place on Earth Merry Christmas to All! And to All a Good Night!
TREASURE CHEST OF MEMORIES Author: Unknown
The heart is like a treasure chest that's filled with souvenirs; It's where we keep the memories We've gathered through the years.
MEMORIES Author: C.W. McCall
Memories are like starlight: they go on forever.
A KISS TO BUILD A DREAM ON Author: Unknown
Give me a kiss to build a dream on,
And my imagination will thrive upon that kiss.
Sweetheart, I ask no more than this
A kiss to build a dream on.
Give me a kiss before you leave me,
And my imagination will feed my hungry heart.
Leave me one thing before we part
A kiss to build a dream on.
When I'm alone with my fancies...I'll be with you
Weaving romances...making believe they're true.
Give me your lips for just a moment,
And my imagination will make that moment live.
Give me what you alone can give,
A kiss to build a dream on.
A MOTHER'S PRAYER Author: Unknown
Dear Lord, it
A THANKSGIVING POEM Author: Robert Frost
God, we thank you for this food
For rest and home and all things good
For wind and rain and sun above
But most of all for those we love
AS TIME GOES BY Author: UnKnown
You must remember this
A kiss is still a kiss
A sigh is still just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by.
And when two lovers woo,
They still say: "I love you."
On that you can rely.
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.
Moonlight and love songs - never out of date
Hearts full of passion - jealousy and hate
Woman needs man - and man must have his mate
That no one can deny.
It's still the same old story,
A fight for love and glory
A case of do or die.
The world will always welcome lovers
As time goes by.
DEAR DADDY Author: Unknown
In all the things I try to do,
I want to do them just like you.
I'm watching every move you make
And trying to take each step you take.
Although right now I'm sort of small,
When I'm with you I feel ten feet tall.
Like you, I want to be brave and smart,
'Cause I love you, Daddy with all my heart.
When I am older I'll be so glad
If I grow up to be
Just like Dad.
EASTER POEM Author: unknown
He hung His head and prepared to die Then lifted His face up to the sky Said I am coming home now Father to you A reed which held His final sip Was gently lifted to his lips He drank His last and gave His soul to glory