Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from the holler...

Our Granddaughter came over and spent some time with us this week. We had so much fun making cookies, watching Christmas shows and playing Spiro.
There are still so many things to do before we celebrate Christmas tomorrow. I still need to wrap gifts, do my part of the cooking for lunch tomorrow (JP will help with that), chicken sitting, cleaning, etc. etc. This list could go on and on - I'm going to try to concentrate on doing the necessary things. Wow,,,I just noticed that top on my list wasn't being thankful for the truckloads of blessings that are dumped on me daily or celebrate what Christmas really is. Let me take a step back and refocus. I've picked out a poem that our Pastor's father wrote to share with you. I hope you enjoy it and that you have blessed Christmas.

One Christmas night so long ago,
Came Jesus to the earth,
He came a humble babe so low;
A stable was His birth.

He grew up among His brethern,
But Him they did not know.
They didn't know He came from Heaven;
They saw Him as a foe.

One day He went to Calvary,
And died upon a cross.
And then some saw that He must be,
The Savior for the lost.

He rose up from the grave again,
And walked along the shore.
Then he went up with God to reign,
'Til He should come once more.

If you do not know this Saviour,
Who died for you and me,
He offers you God's great favor,
Life for eternity.

Ralph Vile

Christmas blessings from the holler.


Carmen C. said...

That's lovely and Merry Christmas to you and your family and the furbabies too!

cowgirl said...

Beautiful poem and the cookies look delicious!
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. :)

Ana-Maria said...

Merry Christmas!to you and family!

Lena said...

A very nice poem. I hope you are all having a nice, blessed Christmas in the holler; people, dogs and other creatures.

Farmhouse Blessings said...

That poem just captures the season beautifully. And the cookies are lovely! Hope you all had a beautiful Christmas.

Many blessings, Lea

Vickie said...

I love that poem! I also love your nativity print. That's lovely.

In reference to your question on the guns, Dad got a new one, and my husband and sons got new ones. I actually can shoot very well. I love to practice with the guys when they're shooting!