Images of Christmas

Arizona, Texas, New Mexico Perhaps


Snow is falling softly, continuously, in much of the Southwest.

Drifts of snow are surprisingly deep and the animals are sleeping.

Candles are lit in many windows as family preparations continue.

And in every house of God, large and small, the people of God offer of prayers of gratitude, thanksgiving and adoration.

Somewhere in the Great North Woods


There is always a crescent moon,

the night a shade of deep blue.

Leave-less silver trees stand and shiver.

Snowflakes settle on the deer's shoulders.

Gifts delivered, the sleigh moves swiftly on

into the blessed cold blue-black night.


A Small Village in a Dry and Dusty Land


Joseph, Mary, the Magi, and the shepherds were there that night.

Silent, overwhelmed, in awe of God's great and freely given gift.

Myriad angels, the heavenly host, would break the silence,

singing for everyone to hear down through many centuries.

The stable animals gathered round neither sang, nor fell silent,

but they all knew who lay before them in the lowly manger.

As their quiet eyes studied Him and their warm breath quieted Him, they knew, they all knew.

Dressings the Bones: Poems, 2012-2014

Sometimes, we can go home again ....

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Thank you for your Comments. 17 comments

sky9106 24 months ago

These are simply adorable ...Bless.


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thank you Sky, my very first comment tonight. :) Now back to washing and folding and sweeping, you know, real life. Blessings! :) Theresa


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Frank Atanacio 24 months ago from Shelton

fitting for the upcoming.. season ..upcoming? Now!!! love the photo of the sled.. don't know why


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cam8510 24 months ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Thanks for helping me get into the spirit of the season. Beautiful words and pictures.


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billybuc 24 months ago from Olympia, WA

Lovely thoughts as we inch our way to Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Theresa!


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello Frank - We are in the midst of the Christmas season, aren't we? I love the picture of the sled too. It really grabbed me somehow. Many Blessings! Theresa


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hi cam - More than happy to help you flow with the season. Thank you you for reading and for your encouraging words. Take care. Blessings! Theresa


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jhamann 24 months ago from Reno NV

Merry Christmas Theresa. Your poems are beautiful and festive. Jamie


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello Bill - We do seem to be inching our way, although I had not thought about it like that. :) May all your family have a Merry and Blessed Christmas! Theresa


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thank you Jamie. This was a first for me. I picked out five cards I liked and free associated. It took a few minutes, but it all came together. I should probably use a picture as a jumping off place again sometime and see what happens. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours. :) Theresa


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tobusiness 24 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Theresa, your words and images are simply beautiful. Now I'm really in the mood for Christmas. Much blessings an a very Happy Christmas to you.


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Good morning Jo. So glad they helped you get deeper into the mood of Christmas. :) Looking at old Christmas cards from friends far and near really moved me into the heart of Christmas. :) Blessings! Theresa


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Faith Reaper 24 months ago from southern USA

Beautiful words and imagery for this wonderful time of year and celebration of our sweet Lord and Savior!

Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours.


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Kathleen Cochran 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Amen. Lovely cards are going the way of the Dodo Bird, I'm afraid. I've only received a few this year of digital everything. I love the pictures of family but the scenes like you've displayed are an American art form. Thanks for this holiday gift.


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Joyfulcrown 24 months ago

I enjoyed the cards that you picked out. They are beautiful. My favorite was 'A Small Village in a Dry and Dusty Land'


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hello Faith - Thank you for such encouraging words. It is indeed a time for rejoicing. Blessings to you and your family. :) Theresa


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phdast7 24 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Joyful - A small Village is one of my favorites, too. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment. I appreciate it. I hope you have a Blessed and Merry Christmas. :)

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