geared to the field of inscribing. Maybe, the first of the year I will center
these blogs around the writing world, or at least keep a good mixture of
ingredients that will touch on tidbits of things I’ve learned and continue to
learn about writing, publishers, agents and such. However, for now, let’s enjoy
The music and poems of Christmas help us to remember that
there’s more to the holiday than buying gifts. So, I want to shine a light on a
few sonnets that highlights the greatest day for mankind. The time we celebrate
the Birth of Jesus Christ!
This first poem was written by my friend Mary L. Ball.
No, it wasn’t penned by me. This great lady shares the same name. We also have a
love for our Lord. If those weren’t enough similarities’ both of us are
published authors and sing gospel music as much as time allows. Oh yea, I
almost forgot we only live about one hour away. It
really is a small world, and God has blessed me, once again, by bringing her
into my life, Merry Christmas to Mary Ball. I love you in Christ
You can visit her and order her book “Memories of a
Mountain Girl.” or a copy of her CD at http://thoughts-tunes.webs.com/
True Christmas Spirit
Christmas comes but once a year, to bring much gladness,
joy and cheer.
A time when lots of things are done, to put the Christmas
Spirit into everyone.
The days are filled with things to do.
There are parties and banquets we must go to.
There’s writing cards and decorating trees, and
shopping for gifts that are sure to please.
There is Santa Claus and all his toys, to thrill the
hearts of the girls and boys.
Yes, all these things are always done to put the
Christmas Spirit into everyone.
But the true Christmas Spirit will come to us when we
take time out from all this fuss,
And realize that it first was felt by shepherds and wise
As they knelt beside a manger in a stall, to worship the
newborn King of all.
Yes, we can feel the same as they if we will just take
time to pray.
Only after this is done, will the true Christmas Spirit
be in any one.
By Mary L. Ball © 1960
be sure to include the name and give the authors credit.
The Candy Cane
significant symbol of Christmas, is the simple candy cane.
is the crook of the shepherd, one of the first who
peppermint flavor is the regal gift of spice.
is Jesus' purity the red is sacrifice.
stripes are friendship and the nearness of his
sweet compassion, a gift from God above.
cane reminds us all of how much God cared and like His Christmas gift to use
to be broken and shared.
Cherish His Christmas
Christmas brings such a time of love each tender heart
holds so much of
Unselfishness thrives, trust is strong,
the purpose to give, send love along.
A time of
pleasantries, patience too good wishes to all, all feelings
Thankfulness follows each fine deed,
gifts from our God, never from greed.
Great the rewards that joy does bring like the beauty in hearing angels
sing, we pray for our loved, each so dear especially those who can't be
Many leave home to bravely serve all freedoms we have, they
Do pray for our troops, as we should and their families too, if you
Give thanks to our Lord, His only Son and cherish His Christmas,
Roger J. Robicheau
Former SP5 US Army (
Visit from St. Nicholas" in 1822. This limerick certainly brings back memories
Here’s a great idea for Christmas that anyone can give and
The Christmas Gift
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.