The Gift Of Jesus Christ


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Found on Pinterest on 1-1-21.A Savior is born. Noah Elias.

   A little baby was born on earth

    On a holy night long ago.

    He was born in a manger on top of the hay,

     Because God loved us so.


   He worked with His hands as a carpenter,

   Yet He spoke in the Holy Temple.

   Christ walked around from town to town,

   And the message He gave was simple:


“Love My Father with all your heart                       

Innocence by lds-artist-David Bowman. Found on Pinterest on 3-3-15.

And choose to accept me as Savior.

Love your neighbor as yourself,

And stop your sinful behavior.”


“Feed the hungry and give to the poor.

Give away your worldly possessions.

Freely repent of the sins you commit,

And I will hear your confessions.”


“Believe in my teachings and receive

The gifts of the Holy Spirit,

For love and peace is the message I bring,

And I ask that your actions reflect it.”


A baby was born in Bethlehem,

So we could be absolved of sin.

We were given the gift of eternal life

And the hope of heaven within.





The Gift Of Memory At Christmas And The New Year.


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Found on Pinterest on December 10, 2015. Dave Bowman.

At times, like these, when we are going through so many difficult challenges, it can seem like the world is a lonely place when you are isolated from the people and the things that have always been so much of a part of the holidays. Many of us were unable to fly and see important people, those family members and friends who are so dear to our hearts. Some of us, because of health problems, were unable to make it to our places of worship.

Even though modern technology has made it possible to attend church on the internet, or our tv’s, not all of us do so. We each have choices we can make regarding how we get through this Christmas season.

Pinterest on the internet has wonderful pictures of Jesus and His birth. Most of us have holiday DVD’s we can play, Christmas carols we can listen to, Christmas books we can read. But most of us also have a gift we can tap into that can make our lives more enjoyable, and that can leave a warm fire burning in our hearts. We have the gift of being able to remember past Christmases. We have been given the ability to store experiences in our brains. The older you become, the memories become more vivid and real.

I can remember, as if it were yesterday, going to candlelight services on Christmas Eve with my husband and son. We stood in a room full of soft light from the candles, lighting up the faces of people around us, and celebrated the birth of Jesus while singing songs that drew us together as one. 

The next day, I heard my young son get up, and I laughed as I heard the pitter-patter of little feet running to the living room. The excitement in his voice was infectious as he called for us to join him. The manger was lit up that he and I had put together. He ran and got a gift and brought it to me to open, and together we placed a new piece of the manger scene where Christ slept. I can still hear his chatter as he opened his gifts in front of the Christmas tree we had all decorated. Later, he stood on a little stool as he helped me make Christmas dinner. That evening, we baked cookies and smacked our lips as we ate them. I remember so many wonderful memories.

This Christmas, we could not see each other, but we both cooked Christmas dinners. We shared over the phone what we had made. He baked for the holidays, and I am about to bake toll house cookies today like I did years ago. We  connected the past and the present and found some Christmas joy. I am grateful to God that I have the gift of memory.                                                                                                       

Found on Pinterest on 12-6-15. Capturing Joy by Kristen Duke Photography.


A Citizen’s Responsibility.


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Will there be anyone

Who will stand and fight

To save this great Country

And do what is right?

Will there be anybody

To stop all the lies

And keep hatred from growing

In front of our eyes.

Will men who are silent

Step forward and do

The things to unite us

And protect what is true?

It is time to lay down

The rancor and fear,

Stop all of the blaming,

And gather us near.

It is time to accept

What is real and what’s fair

Before we destroy

What we cannot repair.


Found on Pinterest on 7-2-16. Peter Marshall.

Dichotomies In Life.


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There will always be hardships

That cause us great pain,

And droughts that will test us

Before we see rain.

There will always be childbirths

Filled with our screams

Before we are brought

The child of our dreams.

We often are given

Good things with the bad.

We cry tears of joy and

We cry when we’re sad.

When Christ died for us

To set us all free,

It gave me great joy

And left sadness in me.



My Dearest Child


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Hush little one and close your eyes.

I’ll sing you to sleep with a tune.

We’ll sail away on a lollipop ship,

And we’ll wave to the man in the moon.

We’ll ride on the back of a unicorn

And touch a rainbow or two.

We’ll fly back home and I’ll show you a dance.

I’ll tap out a little “soft shoe.”

I’ll watch you sleep in the bright moon light.

So dream while I sing soft and low,

Of gingerbread men and Christmas trees.

You are loved much more than you know.


A Part Of Family.


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An angel was sent from Heaven.

She was born and brought to our door.

Her cheeks were smooth and rosy.

She was all we were hoping for.                               

She blessed us with her arrival.

We saw Heaven within her eyes.

We held her in a warm blanket.

God sent us a sweet surprise.

We all gathered close around her,

And we promised to keep her safe,

To teach her of Love and Truth,

And how to have a strong Faith.

We knew from the moment we saw her,

She would always and forever be

A part of our hearts and lives,

An important part of our family.


The Things Life Brings


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We travel through this world

with hope and expectations,

and each of us grew up

with our own preconceptions.

Life happens to us all

and brings good things and bad.

We’ve had moments of laughter

and tears when we were sad.

We’ve learned from those with wisdom,

made mistakes when we’re alone,

and kept repeating messages

our parents had sown.

We reached out to each other

with intentions that were real.

We believed what they were saying,

and how it made us feel.

We looked forward to the future,

and we soothed each others woes.

We accepted imperfections and

we made it through the lows.

But people change much quicker

than we can really see,

and they seem to out-grow us

as we’re left with misery.

We learn there are lessons

in life that leave a sting.

We never can predict

what the years will bring.

– Yu/stan/kema-

Giving Up Relationships


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Found on Facebook on 3-21-2016. Women



                                                                                                                                        There comes a time when you give up,                

Because you’ve had enough.

Positive thoughts no longer work

And emotions can’t be stuffed.

The heart can only take so much

Until it breaks in two,

And mending is impossible

No matter what you do.

You think they will come around

And be like they once were,

But hurtful actions that they do

Cause heartaches to occur.

Love needs lots of nourishment,

Attention, and respect.

It grows with time and thoughtfulness

And the absence of neglect.

Even when you want to try,

You need to walk away,

Before you lose your dignity,

And self-respect one day.


Dealing With Difficult Decisions.


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Found on Pinterest on 8-26-18. Sierra Beach. property


Sometimes, it is easier                                 

to just let it go,

the thing that keeps you up at night

and overwhelms you so.


It sadly never gets resolved

and tends to come again.

When triggers from the past arise,

you feel you just can’t win.


Sometimes you can problem-solve

and come up with a plan

that leads to resolution or

“You’ve done all you can.”


When it is bigger than yourself,

you come to realize

you’ve tried all you know to do

and seek Him who is wise.


You must admit you need some help

and swallow your pride.

Then you give it all to God,

and let true peace inside.



We Are A Part Of Eternity.


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We are the strong survivors

Who walk through a barren land.

We’ve learned how to keep on moving 

When we are too tired to stand.

Found on Pinterest on 11-13-17, on facebook;

People think, we don’t need others, 

But the opposite is true.

There are times we need somebody

Who can just see us through.

For the world is full of sorrow

And the road get’s hard to climb.

We can all be made stronger

By reading a heart-felt rhyme.

A song has the power to heal

When the soul has lost its way,

And struggles to believe in goodness

At the end of a difficult day.

God made us to be interactive,

And gave us the power to see,

We all are a part of the universe.

We are one with eternity.