Christmas 2012

Tree lights

Well here we are

Gifts all



Under the tree


Sparkling with lights and tinsel

The pantry is full

The fridge groaning

At my door a wreath


Step inside

Smell the fragrance of Christmas

Cinnamon, Cloves, Pine



How does my life compare

Throughout all the Days of the Year

Are the Gifts God has given

Named one by one

Ready to share

My spirit

My mind

Well nourished


With The Living Word

Does my Life shine


With the Light

Of the Lord

Banishing darkness

Drawing others to gaze upon His beauty

Shining out like a beacon to the lost

For those seeking



Is there a ready welcome at my door

Am I fragrant with the Lord


From being in His Presence

Enabling others to awaken to Him

Feeling His comfort

Am I …



Ready or not

God judges my Hope

Not my perfection

May you know the Lord

Mindful of every moment with Him

In the Joy and Peace of Christmas

Every single day

glass angel

Words and photographs © Denise Stanford 2012


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~ by Denise Within the Vine on 23/12/2012.

4 Responses to “Christmas 2012”

  1. Wow, Denise, you are a very gifted writer. Should use this gift more often. God bless, Winnie.

  2. Thank you so much Winnie x

  3. Beautiful x

  4. Lovely to be drawn into the quiet place, to reflect and ponder. Thanks Denise you do indeed draw others to Him. Kathy

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