My Inspiration

Unmerited Blessings

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An Offering To You

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His Gift – Haiku

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Joyous Celebration

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* On

Christmas Eve

in great celebration


we gather

together our family


Newborn King

of God’s creation


receive His

gift of eternity!

Teresa Marie  12/24/11 ©




Sunshine – Friday’s Limerick

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A gift for you of sunshine
given from me and mine
to brighten up your day
in each and every way
that it may be fine!

Teresa Marie  12/23/11 © 


A Christmas Story

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Christmas is a time of wonder
for every girl and boy

Mom’s baking cakes and cookies
for the family to enjoy

When smiles are so contagious
that no one can resist

Mistletoe hangs in the doorway
for someone to be kissed

The lights are shining brightly
while Christmas music plays

The children’s eyes do sparkle
while counting down the days

As they wait for Christmas Eve
when Santa Claus will come

Putting presents underneath the tree
and disappearing when it’s done

But in the glitz and glitter
so much has been lost

When such ado is made
of Rudolf and Jack Frost

All the wrapping of presents
with ribbons and bright bows

Done amid the watching of 
all the cartoon Christmas shows

What’s all but forgotten
in so many homes today

How we first did celebrate
the One who came this day

‘Twas a long, long time ago
in the town of Bethlehem

When a couple came from Nazareth
and a child was born to them

Where a stable full of animals
were to witness His birth

With a manager for His bed
God‘s gift to all the earth

Shepherd’s tending to their sheep
in the darkest of the night

When the sky became lit up
by a star ever so bright

The air filled with music
as angels appeared to sing

With voices soft and soothing,
“Glory to the Newborn King!”

The awe-struck shepherd’s ran
then to the stables to see

Desiring to get one glimpse
of heaven’s most Holy Baby

When they entered therein
and saw the manger bed

They knew that He was special
just as the angels said

Three magi came bearing gifts
from out of the east

To give to the Newborn King
Who’d become the most and least

The star’s appearance was foretold
that it would lead their way

To where the Savior of the world
would be born on this day

They fell down to their knees
as homage to Him paid

With rejoicing and in wonder
gifts at His feet laid

So now you know my children
how all of this began

With most blessed birth of
the Holy Son Of Man

And it’s up to you
let it not be forgotten

How all of this is for
God’s only Son begotten!

Teresa Marie  2/27/09 – revised 12/18/11 ©



The Package

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With the snow coming down
and mounting on the ground
a package to be found
by the whomever came around

And so it was there
that the mother polar bear
did stop at it to stare
to wonder why and where

From which it did appear
for there were none near
in the silence ever clear
as at it she did peer

The decision then was made
like a child in an arcade
great joy by her displayed
for the gift at her nose laid

So she saw was fit
for her to open it
and what a surprise did get
with all her eyes then met

Santa had brought her meat
oh what a wonderous treat
for her children to eat
in their first Christmas feast!!

Teresa Marie  12/18/11  ©