“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet
and a light for my path.”
“When we recall Christmas past, we usually find
that the simplest things – not the great occasions –
give off the greatest glow of happiness.”
“Gifts of time and love are surely the basic
ingredients of a truly merry Christmas.”
“Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.” ~ Ruth Carter Stapleton
“May Christmas lend a special charm
To all you chance to do.
And may the season light your way
To hopes and dreams anew.”
~ Garnett Ann Schultz, “My Christmas Wish”
“Until one feels the spirit of Christmas, there is no Christmas. All else is outward display–so much tinsel and decorations. For it isn’t the holly, it isn’t the snow. It isn’t the tree not the firelight’s glow. It’s the warmth that comes to the hearts of men when the Christmas spirit returns again.” ~ Unknown
“Christmas is forever, not for just one day,for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.”
~ Norman Wesley Brooks, “Let Every Day Be Christmas
“Like snowflakes, my Christmas memories gather and
dance – each beautiful, unique and too soon gone.”
“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord
and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.
They are like trees planted along a riverbank,
with roots that reach deep into the water.”
“You lay out the rafters of your home in the rain clouds.
You make the clouds your chariot;
you ride upon the wings of the wind.”
Bird in Snow
As I gaze out my front door,
nestled in my sweater,
warmed by the heat of my fire,
I look in amazement
at you perched on that branch.
As snow and sleet fall down around you
you remain calm, unruffled dare I say?
You are not scrambling around
worried about getting that last carton of milk
or that remaining loaf of bread.
You calmly perch on that branch
secure in the knowledge that God will provide.
“Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are you not much better than they?” Matthew 6:26
An oldie to celebrate #starbucks #unicorn frappucino!
Where did they go? Are they like the dinosaurs and just became extinct over time? Well, I am about to answer that age old question for you.
This is the story of Eunice the Unicorn. It is a sad tale, and you might shed a tear or two for poor Eunice, so have you handkerchief ready.
Eunice was a sweet unicorn but a little shy. Her friends were always trying to get her to go out more. They finally decided to set Eunice up on a date. Oh no! It wasn’t like she had never been on a date before. She knew how awkward those dates could be. Eunice’s best friend had set her up before as a fourth to their third wheel, it was only with the best intentions of course.
How bad could it be, you ask? Oh, it could be bad. Let’s start out with her date’s name, Varmit. Varmit! What kind of name was that for a unicorn? Then the got separated from the other couple. Wait. This was supposed to be a double date, what happened? Varmit was not the Romeo she hoped for, and luckily that evening ended early, very early.
It took a lot of convincing for her to agree to repeat that embarrassing fiasco. But they finally wore her down and she agreed to give it one more try.
Eunice was to meet him at this new place called The Ark. It was ‘the’ place to be seen and that was the main reason she agreed to be set up again. You see, she heard that only couples were allowed into The Ark. No singles were allowed entrance. So, desperate times called for desperate measures.
The night of the big date arrived and Eunice’s stomach filled with butterflies. She took extra care to brush her mane out until it shone. Her hooves were painted a demure pink, and her horn was polished to a fine sheen. She arrived at The Ark and stood patiently by the entrance ramp watching all the other couples go on board.
An awkward 30 minutes passed by as Eunice nodded to the horses, mules and other couples as they went by. Smiling nervously, she kept peering around to see if she could spot her date over the large crowd.
Noah, the owner of The Ark, came out and shouted All Aboard. “All aboard? Wait, my date isn’t here yet! Oh no, what do I do now?” Eunice thought in a panic.
As Noah slowly pulled up the ramp, a fine rain began to fall. Eunice the Unicorn stood there as the rain grew heavier. Her mascara ran down her face and her mane hung limply. Boy, this was the definitely the last time she would agree to go on a blind date!
The Blue Bicycle
I wait patiently
Leaning against the wall
For you to need me
To take you to school, maybe the store
anywhere you want to go
I am here, just waiting
It’s a beautiful day
Fluffy white clouds and a sky so blue
It makes you feel like anything is possible
Photo by: Angel on My Shoulder Photography, Kim Caldwell
First Place Amateur Division, Riverfest 2015
Taken at Carolina Beach Pier, Wilmington, NC