Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Good evening everyone. If you have finished dinner, polished off a second helping of pie, played with the little ones (if there are any) or just simply relaxing, thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. While waiting for my pie to finish cooling (the ice cream will melt completely if I don't), I figured it was the perfect time to make good on my promise to post a past Christmas Card greeting.

Before doing that I would like to share this Crafter's Poem that was posted to one of my Yahoo Groups a few years ago. Don't know the author, but if I find out I will post it.

Twas the night before Christmas, I'm glued to the tree.
I'm wondering what Santa brought just for me.
Could it be cardstock or chipboard or lace?
Or a Cricut, I said, with a smile on my face.
And that's when I heard him, "Hi Santa, " I said
"You know....good little girls should be in their beds."
"I know I should Santa, and now I've got caught.
But I was just so excited to see what you brought."
"Well, let's take a look in this room where you work."
He shook his head quickly and left with a jerk.
I heard him exclaim as he put it in gear.
"You've got enough crap, I'll see you next year!"

Each year, I would take something that I have learned from my life and share it with my friends and family in my Christmas Card. The following is from my 2005 greeting. It is my prayer that you will be Blessed also.

For the past five years it has been my custom to share thoughts and memories of Christmas’ past in hopes that it would inspire you, uplift your spirit and edify God. This year the Lord laid something different on my heart. Here is my story.

On this dreary, rainy evening I was on my way to class. There was limited visibility and the traffic was a bear. At any rate I was going to be about 15 minutes late which would be considered an absence. 

I turned off the road looking for a shortcut through a neighborhood and became lost. I got the bright idea to follow the other cars. After all, they looked like they knew where they were headed. They did. All four turned into their respective driveways. I tried several more roads with each turn causing me to become more confused and hopelessly lost. 

Feeling stressed, agitated, and not able to read any street signs I was ready to throw in the towel. In desperation I finally prayed, ‘Lord, show me the way’. I could hear His voice saying turn here. A right here. Go left. Another left. Now keep straight. I came out at the stop sign across from the parking lot of the school. I had five minutes to spare.

Why do I tell this story? As we approach a new year we try to change the course of our lives with a promise and a shortcut. Like me, you get off the right road and get lost because you think you know better than God.  

‘Trust the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths.’ Proverbs 3:5-6

Let me encourage you to stay on the right road. We can not see what is ahead of us. 0nly God can and He wants to show us the way. He is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6)

Additionally, we attempt to follow others because they must know what they are doing and where they are going. Unless their eyes are on God, we just might end up following them straight to Hell. Besides God has His own unique plan for our lives. We just have to stay on the right road. 

Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Oftentimes, we bear right or left when we should stay straight.
When we try to do things under our own power, failure is the reward. 

I've said all of that to say this. Once you realize you’ve gotten on the wrong road just pray ‘Lord, show me the way’.  

If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it. John 14:14

Praying the Lord’s will for your life: from our hearts to yours.

Until then.


  1. Vee..the best..Merry Christmas! love & hugs

  2. Vee..this is beautiful and Happy Holidays to you and Zachary as well.
    Love you,

  3. Beautiful Vee....wish I had read it sooner. Love to you!

  4. Absolutely beautiful, and oh so easy to stray off the path. A belated Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year.....big hugs to you and family!

  5. Praise God for your witness. It is refreshing to read your post. In today's world, we all often try our own way. Just lately, God reminded me that His way is best and my lesson of patience or humility must continue. I thank you for the courage to post your words and His. I just found your blog today and it's a blessed new year's gift to me. God bless you. Laurie

  6. Thank you so much, Laurie. The Lord says his word will not go out and come back void. Isaiah 55:11. Your testimony is a confirmation of my affirmation of God's promises to us. Hope you enjoyed your visit. Don't be a stranger. Happy New Year to you and may the Lord continue to Bless and keep you.