Christmas—Plain and Simple

©2010 Jeanne E Webster – All rights reserved

 

The bells are ringing, people singing
It’s Christmas time again
The hustle and bustle begins a-winging
Over the minds of men.

Think back to the time of our Lord’s birth
The angels proclaimed on high
No bells and people shopping on earth
Just a little baby’s cry.

Shepherds and wise men came to worship
This tiny newborn king
No endless, mindless shopping trip
To buy some inane thing.

Let’s keep the day of Christ-mas holy
A sacred spiritual day
A Child was born in a manger lowly
And a King was born this day.

Let’s call the “Santa” day of giving
A warm, salacious way
Of spreading cheer and robust living:
Let’s call it “Gifting Day!”

Christ-mas Day, on the other hand,
Is one of introspection
The celebration of a feast so grand
It’s the Spirit’s redirection!

Come, let us reason together, I say
Enjoy your Gifting Day
I’m of the mind to give thanks and pray
On this my Christ-mas Day.

 

Are You Ready?

©Jeanne E Webster  –  all rights reserved

 

Are you ready for Christmas? I guess that depends on what I mean by “Christmas.”

Is your shopping done? Have you gotten all the gifts on your list?  If not, you’re not ready for Christmas. It takes quite an organized person to bring this about so early in the season. You still have two weeks to shop, select necessary items, make catalog purchases, order gifts online, and perhaps have time remaining to gift wrap, package, ship out, then take a deep breath of relief. You’ve got it all in hand. You’ve done your duty, to family and friends.

On the other hand…are you ready for Christmas? Are you ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ?

No shopping list needed, no gifts to buy, no weeks of shopping ahead, no hurrying and scurrying here and there in a frantic rush amid the masses. All you need is an open heart and a listening ear.

Do you hear the music? Listen…with your heart and spirit:

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O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

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For Christ is born of Mary; and gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

O morning stars together proclaim the holy birth;

And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

 

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

 

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;

Cast out our sin, and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel. Amen

.

Father, we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ…

Your Heavenly gift to us so long ago on that dark night in Bethlehem town. No one heard His coming as Mary gave birth in a lowly manger. The angels heralded the news to meek souls below, as they told us that a Savior was born, which was Christ our Lord. As we sing praises and glory to you this Christmas day, we give thanks for this precious Child, our King. Come into our hearts, abide with us, O Lord, be born in us today! In His dear name we pray, amen.

Are you truly ready for Christmas? May we join together and say a heartfelt amen to that. AMEN!

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Christmas Wishes


© Jeanne E Webster – All rights reserved

I wish there were no more:

Abortions

Sick TV shows

Obscene movies

Deviant lifestyles

Taking the easy way out

Killing of school children and innocents.

Killing/harming others or yourself does not solve your problem.

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Try:

Caring for others

Loving others

Helping family members

Giving to others

+

Quit:

Greediness

Selfishness

Worldliness

+

Live to:

Feed your inner spirit

Embrace your God

Learn goodness

Grasp Holy Scriptures

Accept Jesus Christ as your Redeemer

Praise God

Thank God

+

May the peace of Christmas help you:

Forgive others

Forgive yourself

Forget the past

Live a better life today

+

Today:

Draw a line in the sand.  Cross that line if you’re on God’s side.  Prepare to die in hell if you’re not!

Are You Ready? Christmas Awaits!

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© Jeanne E Webster. All rights reserved.

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Are you ready for Christmas?  I guess that depends on what I mean by “Christmas.”

Is your shopping done?  Have you gotten all the gifts on your list?  If not, you’re not ready for Christmas.  It takes quite an organized person to bring this about.  You still have time to shop, select necessary items, make catalog purchases, order gifts online, and perhaps have time remaining to gift wrap, package, ship out, then take a deep breath of relief.  You’ve got it all in hand.  You’ve done your duty–to family and friends.

On the other handare you ready for Christmas?  Are you ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ? 

No shopping list needed, no gifts to buy, no weeks of shopping ahead, no hurrying and scurrying here and there in a frantic rush amid the masses.  All you need is an open heart and a listening ear . . .Jesus is calling.

Do you hear the music?

Listen.  May your heart and spirit reverberate . . .

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O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

+

For Christ is born of Mary and gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

O morning stars together proclaim the Holy birth;

And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

+

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

+

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.  Amen

.

 

Father, we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ…

Your Heavenly gift to us so long ago on that dark night in Bethlehem town.  No one heard His coming as Mary gave birth in a lowly manger.   The angels heralded the news to meek souls below, as they told us that a Savior was born, which was Christ our Lord.  As we sing praises and glory to you this Christmas day, we give thanks for this precious Child, our King.  Come into our hearts, abide with us, O Lord, be born in us today!  In His dear name we pray.  Amen.

Are you truly ready for Christmas?  May we join together and say a heartfelt amen to that.

AMEN! 

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The Peace of Christmas

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© Jeanne E Webster. All Rights Reserved.

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No more:

Abortions

Debased TV shows

Obscene movies

Deviant lifestyles

Taking the easy way out

Killing of children and innocents

Killing/harming others or yourself does not solve your problem.

+

Try:

Caring for others

Loving others

Helping family members

Giving to others

+

Quit:

Greediness

Selfishness

Worldliness

+

Live to:

Feed your inner spirit

Embrace your God

Learn goodness

Take on Holy Scripture

Accept Jesus Christ as your Redeemer

Praise God

Thank God

+

May the peace of Christmas help you:

Forgive others

Forgive yourself

Forget the past

Live a better life today

+

Today:

Draw a line in the sand

Cross that line if you’re on God’s side

Prepare to die in hell if you’re not!

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Shalom

 

Christmas Wishes

 

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Christmas Wishes

Copyright Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved and observed.

.

No more:

Abortions

Debased TV shows

Obscene movies

Deviant lifestyles

Taking the easy way out

Killing of school children and innocents

Killing/harming others or yourself does not solve your problem.

.

Try:

Caring for others

Loving others

Helping others

Giving to others

Take responsibility for your own actions; nobody made you do it!

.

Quit:

Greediness

Selfishness

Worldliness

.

Live to:

Feed your inner spirit

Embrace your God

Learn goodness

Absorb Holy Scripture

Accept Jesus Christ as your Redeemer

Praise God

Thank God

.

May the peace of Christmas help you:

Forgive others

Forgive yourself

Forget the past

Live a better life today

.

Today:

Draw a line in the sand

Cross that line if you’re on God’s side

Prepare to die in hell if you’re not!

Heavenly Gift Card

Close-up of Gold Star

© Jeanne E Webster.  All rights reserved

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Are you ready for Christmas?  I guess that depends on what I mean by “Christmas.”

Is your shopping done?  Have you gotten all the gifts on your list?  If not, you’re not ready for Christmas.  It takes quite an organized person to bring this about.  You still have nine days to shop, select necessary items, make catalog purchases, order gifts online, and perhaps have time remaining to gift wrap, package, ship out, then take a deep breath of relief.  You’ve got it all in hand.  You’ve done your duty–to family and friends.

On the other handare you ready for Christmas?  Are you ready to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ? 

No shopping list needed, no gifts to buy, no weeks of shopping ahead, no hurrying and scurrying here and there in a frantic rush amid the masses.  All you need is an open heart and a listening ear . . .Jesus is calling.

Do you hear the music?  Listen…with your heart and spirit:

+

O little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie;

Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by.

Yet in thy dark streets shineth the everlasting Light;

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

+

For Christ is born of Mary; and gathered all above,

While mortals sleep, the angels keep their watch of wondering love.

O morning stars together proclaim the holy birth;

And praises sing to God the King, and peace to men on earth.

+

How silently, how silently the wondrous gift is given!

So God imparts to human hearts the blessings of His heaven.

No ear may hear His coming, but in this world of sin,

Where meek souls will receive Him, still the dear Christ enters in.

+

O holy Child of Bethlehem, descend to us, we pray;

Cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today.

We hear the Christmas angels the great glad tidings tell;

O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.  Amen

.

Father, we celebrate the birth of your Son, Jesus Christ…

Your Heavenly gift to us so long ago on that dark night in Bethlehem town.  No one heard His coming as Mary gave birth in a lowly manger.   The angels heralded the news to meek souls below, as they told us that a Savior was born, which was Christ our Lord.  As we sing praises and glory to you this Christmas day, we give thanks for this precious Child, our King.  Come into our hearts, abide with us, O Lord, be born in us today!  In His dear name we pray, amen.

Are you truly ready for Christmas?  May we join together and say a heartfelt amen to that.

AMEN!   🙂

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