Adorning the fireplace mantel, which we no longer own,

We placed these carved wooden Santas, tradition man had sown,

Each detail he gently mastered, with tender loving care,

To add joy to the holiday,  a treasured gift to share,

Some Christmases were not happy, some filled with pain and loss,

When homemade gifts replaced the new, but still at a great cost,

The love that went in those carvings, each chiseled deeply in,

Reminds us still of talents shared, with each returning grin,

Our new old house has no mantel, to display them as we could,

The Santas are inanimate, and simply made of wood,

The treasured gift of Christmas Eve, a precious, perfect life,

Was born in deepest poverty,  to take away all strife,

A babe in a lowly manger, asleep upon the hay,

Who knew that this newborn baby would take our sins away,

He lived a life that was perfect, yet died upon a tree,

Gave up His life so I might live, unshackled and set free,

He conquered death on Easter morn,  He rose to life more,

He gave that gift to everyone, and opens heaven’s door.






About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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