Saturday, December 26, 2009


When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
Then the work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among all the people,
To make music in the heart...
And to radiate the Light of Christ every day.

-Howard Thurman


  1. Beautiful, Laura. Both the poem and the picture!

  2. That picture is gorgeous. This was a nice post.

  3. Love the words and the beautiful photo! Just lovely! Have a wonderful New Year! blessings,Kathleen

  4. Hi Laura -

    Wonderful poem! His birth was the beginning of a life well spent.

    Susan :)

  5. I love that Laura! Beautiful and that scene is lovely! Hope you all had a blessed wonderful Christmas! Thinking of you guys! :)

  6. What a wonderful gem to find here this morning...and a fantastic way to fight the after Christmas let down. It's all about perspective, isn't it? Christmas is the beginning after all.

  7. Thanks Carla, Adge, Kathleen, Susan, Rhonda, and Kav! Your comments here are so appreciated. And thank heavens for beautiful pictures and poems. Bless you all!

  8. How beautiful! I love a good poem that hits you right in the heart!!
    Thanks, Laura! I pray you had a wonderful Christmas.

  9. Oh I like that, Kristen - "hits you right in the heart." Beautiful:)

  10. Wonderful poem Laura...I also like poems that hit you in the Heart :)
    Lets Pray for a better year in 2010 and all the problems with our Country start to dwindle. I am looking forward to the new year and some new beginnings. Can't wait to hear about the new book :)

  11. Forgot to mention how I would acturally enjoy seeing snow this least it would mean I have some family close by...that is better than the warmer temps in the winter and the spring and summer temps are horrible down hwew...I prefer the 4 seasons.
    Just my thoughts of course

  12. Yes, Nancy, snow would be a fine change! I know your summers are so hot and that must be hard since you're not a native southerner. I would gladly trade you places:)

    Praying this new year is full of great things for you - crafts, books, and otherwise! Bless you for your comments here!

  13. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Bless you, Ruth! The picture is so soothing to me. And the poem...wish I'd written it:)