Christmas Mouse

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“Mouse in the attic;

Shaking at the grate.

Santa in the chimney;

Kids can’t wait.

Jesus in our hearts;

All things right.

Peace on earth;

Oh, Holy night.”

 

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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah WordPress friends and neighbors around the world! Peace on earth to all!!

 

Poem by denisebalog ©

Prelude to Christmas II – Depression Taunts

“While all the world rings

“Good Cheer!”

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Jesus knows,

He understands.

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This is why He was

Born of man.

He came to earth,

To set you free.

In Him,

Death has lost

Its hold on me.

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Now there’s the

“Good News!”

For all men.

Jesus died, and

Rose Again!!

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 “For us a child is born,

To us a Son is given…

And His Name shall be called

Wonderful Counselor,

Mighty God,

Everlasting Father,

Prince of Peace.”

Isaiah 9:6 (ESV)

“…and they shall call His name Immanuel”

(Which means, God with us.)

Matthew 1:23 (ESV)

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“Glory to God in the highest,

On earth Peace.” Luke 2:14

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Poem by denisebalog©


 

Christmas Prelude – To Ponder More

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In my house abundance

Of all the “things” we “feel” will make it right,

Would we,

“With loss in heart”,

 Feel the same on Christmas night?

This caused my heart to ponder more.

For those depressed with grief, wax sore.

Can I understand their suffering?

Extend a hand to make a mend?

With nothing more than pen in hand,

I share the Gift of the Son of man.

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The following to come are a few poems written in this “season”

Dedicated to those who are grieving and broken hearted.

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“The Merry Christmas song draws near.

Many sorrows await with tears.

Broken hearts of love depart.

Disappointments plague the start.

But measure not the day ahead.

Looking past the fear and dread.

Keep thine eyes upon the Bright.

For darkness cannot exist where there is

Light!”

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“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying,

“I AM the Light of the world.

He who follows me shall not walk in darkness,

but have the Light of life.” John 8:12 (ESV)

 

“God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5 (ESV)


Poems by denisebalog©

Morning “To-Do”

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“Good morning Lord.

Thank You for the turn of wind;

Southwest warmth blowing in.

Dampness covers morning dew;

Mild temperatures layered through.

Much “to do” in the week ahead.

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Ship that too.

How can I ever complete the “do”?

 

Does this really honor You?

 

With “mind” going one way into the day,

I choose to

Stop,

Drop, and

Pray.

I willingly offer You

“the first” of my week,

From there, I “rest”

For the other stuff You will complete.”

 

“My voice You shall hear in the morning, O LORD;

In the morning I will direct it to You,

And I will look up.”

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Poem by denisebalog©

What I wanted for Christmas

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“If you asked me

What I wanted

For Christmas.

I could easily

Tell you of mine.

It doesn’t come

On an UPS truck,

Or ship via

Amazon Prime.

 

No need for a

Plug in or

Charger.

A password

And upload

Won’t do.

The desire of my

Heart for this

Christmas,

(and daily delight

be it told),

Is the joy of

MORE TIME

In Your Scriptures.

Listening to

Your voice in

Your Word.”

Poem by denisebalog

 

“For where your treasure is,

There your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:21 (ESV)

Immanuel

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“Darken cave was

brought to Light

on a hillside’s

rocky flight.

Mary’s donkey

by her side,

heard the first

new baby’s cry.

Shepherd’s flocks

drawing near,

Immanuel

The King is here!”


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea

in the days of Herod the king,

behold, wise men from the east

came to Jerusalem, saying,

Where is he who has been born

king of the Jews?” Matthew 2:1-2 (ESV

View from Herod’s palace towards Bethlehem, located approximately 5 miles from Jerusalem.
View from Herod’s palace towards Bethlehem, located approximately 5 miles from Jerusalem.

poem by denisebalog

Merry Christmas and 

God bless:) 

denise

 

But there is a Friend…

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

“But there is a friend Who sticks closer

than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24 (ESV)

  • Jesus, the window in your heart.

 

“I AM the Light of the world. 

Whoever follows Me will not walk in darkness,

but will have the Light of life.”

John 8:12 (ESV)

The Pondering of the Heart

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Asking God to

“stir my heart to the plans

He has for my life,”

I woke thinking about Mary.

“But Mary treasured up all these things,

pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:19 (ESV)

 

Hebrew for “heart” is  the three letter word– lebab (lay-bawb)

Lamed – 

Lamed - #12 Word picture - Staff or Rod Shepherd, to learn, to accompany, Instruction, authority.
Lamed – 12th letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Word picture – Staff or Rod
Shepherd, to learn, to accompany,
Instruction, authority.

Bet

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

Bet – 

Bet - 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet Picture of a "tent or house" Within, heart, begin to, build, family.
Bet – 2nd letter in the Hebrew alphabet
Picture of a “tent or house”
Within, heart, begin to,
build, family.

 

Rolling the word pictures around,

as peppermint on my tongue,

Suddenly,

Illumination,

Revelation,

bright as the angels

proclaiming

God’s glory,

 

The Shepherd’s, Heart, in my Heart!

 

Like Mary, who pondered

the joy and words of the shepherds

 who came looking for Jesus,

I too am treasuring

His stirring of the heart.

 

The Shepherd,

Whose heart is for me,

Lives within me.

Speaking,

His blessings,

Plans, and

Light into my

Heart and life!

 

“And the angel said,

‘Fear not, for behold,

I bring you good news

Of great joy that will

Be for all the people.”

Luke 2:10 (ESV)

 

 


“Receive instruction from His mouth,

And layup His Words in your heart.”

Job 22:22 (ESV)

Mosaic "hearts" found in Jerusalem
Mosaic “hearts” found in Jerusalem.