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Christmas-God's Blessings abound

Updated on December 26, 2012

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Gods Blessings abound

God's blessings abound on this wonderful day

as we rush through the flurry of shopping and play

We must not get caught up in these hectic times

Let's count all our blessing with heavenly rhyme

Happiness is hidden in each worried face

as we try to keep up with the seasonal pace

It's time to slow down and find a better way

to honor our Savior on His birthday

Set aside time to take a walk through the snow

spend time with someone special you know

Reach for the angel on the shelf in the store

to Give to a loved one, a friend you adore

Take a walk down the street, to see Glittering lights

invite all the family to see the wondrous sights

Drop a few dollars that the big Red Kettle needs

you will be spreading joy to the folks that it feeds

Stare at the heavens so high up above

and know God created each star with his love

The flowers on the hillside, each snowflake unique

The trees standing tall on a high mountain peak

Gaze all around at the beauty you see

He wanted to share these joyful gift with you and me

So as you meet with loved ones to share Christmas cheer

tell of the blessings God has given this year!

© betty overstreet 2008


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      5 years ago from Central United States of America

      Your positive words of truth are a reminder and encouragement for us all...blessings are ours every day, and we should celebrate every day, even though Christmastime is so very special too!

      Each 'star, flower, tree...the beauty' around us is indeed there if we but look! Enjoyed your delightful poetry!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful This is wonderful. A reminder to put Christ back into Christmas and to care for others. Passing this on.

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      5 years ago

      I've been a bell ringer before. "Drop a few dollars that the big Red Kettle needs // you will be spreading joy to the folks that it feeds" Awesome line:-)

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Yep, that once was my Christmas. Thank and bless you

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      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Merry Christmas to you Sunshine! Thanks so much for visiting my hub. Hope you enjoyed the video with the poem and Santa Baby .

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Very important reminders. Merry Christmas!

    • Bettyoverstreet10 profile imageAUTHOR

      Betty (Alawine) Overstreet 

      5 years ago from Vacaville, Ca.

      Sherri, thank you so much for visiting my hub. Happy you enjoyed it. I praise God for giving me these poems to share!

      Merry Christmas!

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      Sherri Tuck 

      5 years ago from Virginia

      This poem contains important lessons we should never forget.


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