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Thursday, December 21, 2006

In-Focus

I love when Charlie Brown asks Lucy about the Spirit of Christmas...and I so often
thank God that HIS help doesn't even cost five cents....though it did cost a life!

Here is my spirit of Christmas ode:

Twas a few days before Christmas and all through the place
The people were hurrying and scurrying at a much quicker pace.

The drivers were crazy with speeds above fifty,
The lights were distracting, but oh so nifty!

The mall was too crowded to approach without meds
The noise was inducing the throbbing of heads!

The crafts they were started but lacking completion
Glue-gun burns abundant led to silvadene depletion.

The cookies were baked, frosted, and sent out,
They were once again received with a gleeful shout!

Wrapping and ribbon were strewn here and there,
The housework was lacking without even a care.

The presents must be wrapped and labeled today,
Only for ‘so long’ can we keep the ‘children’ at bay!

The lists were reviewed, while filling one more cart,
Another regret uttered about the late shopping start.

St. Nick may be lurking, so don’t pout or fuss,
He can see and hear everything...you better not cuss!

Today find a time to stop and just pray,
Only Jesus can bring true joy to our Christmas Day!

Find the meaning of the season in the middle of your heart,
Feel Jesus there and the spirit of Christmas will get a jump start!

If your heart is still empty, now is the time,
To seek His forgiveness and leave the sublime.

He’s been seeking you all of your days,
Let Him lead you from here and leave the worldly maze.

Have a wonderful, JESUS-FOCUSED Christmas!

12 comments:

dawn said...

I'm coming over from Kristen to let you know that I don't like blizzards! I like a nice, beautiful, soft, snow that doesn't turn into ice on the streets and melts pretty quickly! I like a white Christmas. I like the moisture it brings so that we don't have drought conditions in the summer - especially I like it in the mountains for the ski industry and for bringing in money from the tourists! I love looking at it on the peaks. But yesterday was scary and horrible. I need to be at work today and catching up as the only one in the office, but it's closed. The mail will come piling in, whether it's delivered or not! So - I am going to post some pictures in a little while. This has been an unbelievable storm - nothing like it for 4 years. But DO come in the summer when it's hot!

Morning Glory said...

This is a very nice version of the poem, Kim. You're very creative.

Dawn said...

I forgot to mention that I love the poem!! Check out my post today - amazing. Apparnetly this is the 4th largest snow in Denver history. Unbelievable. It's coming straight down in Denver yet - no wind today.

Dawn said...

Same here! Driving in it is the pits!! The guys in the culdesac have spent the entire morning clearing the driveways so far. At least it's not snowing here now. But I need the blue skies after a couple of days! It'll be a mess when it starts melting.

Dawn said...

Same here! Driving in it is the pits!! The guys in the culdesac have spent the entire morning clearing the driveways so far. At least it's not snowing here now. But I need the blue skies after a couple of days! It'll be a mess when it starts melting.

Shalee said...

Merry Christmas to you too, Kim! And may we all celebrate Jesus' birth with the festivites that it deserves.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Fantabulous ode! Worthy of a feature Charlie Brown film! Beautiful. As is the Reason for the Season.

Merry Christ-mas!

Diane

Grafted Branch said...

Hi Kim...just stopped by to wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas. :)

FarmgirlCyn said...

Kim, I am so happy to have "met" you in the crazy cyber-world. Many times, no MOST times, your posts speak to me at just the right moment. I am blessed to have met you, via the blogging world. Have a most blessed Christmas, keeping Jesus as the true reason for the season!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, just Beautiful!!
Thank you

Anonymous said...

Wishing you a very blessed Christmas!

Dawn said...

Have a glorious and blessed Christmas. See you soon (well, in the blog sense of the word "see." It's been a great ride getting to know you these last 6 months! If I ever get back down to the old alma mater (BNC, now SNU), we must get together!