Thursday, December 14, 2023

Advent

 


Holy candles

Lit in hope

Peace and joy

Laced in love

Everlasting

Flames ablaze

Light profound

Darkness flees

When God surrounds

The soul and self.

Amen

59 comments:

  1. Dearest Martha Jane,
    Lovely poem and no doubt this also goes for the Hanukah celebration—laced in love...
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you, Mariette! And yes, this could most certainly refer to Hanukah, too. I have two daughters-in-law who come from a Jewish upbringing, and I'm delighted with both of them.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. What a grand day when we'll have "Peace and joy - Laced in love -
    Everlasting".

    Thank you Martha. God bless.

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    1. I so agree with you, Victor. It's definitely something to pray for, isn't it?
      Love and blessings!

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  3. Amen and amen, friend. Christmas blessings to you and yours. Thank you for being such a faithful blogging-partner-friend over the years. God is so good to have brought us together. I'm grateful ...

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    1. I'm so grateful for you, Linda! I love how God works to bring like minds together, even from great distances.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. Amen 🙏🏽 Yes, I wrote that poem with the assistance of Google's AI Bard

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    1. That's so interesting, Cloudia! I have yet to even look into AI for my writing. In fact, I penned this poem in 2019.
      Glad you enjoyed it!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Beautiful poem, Martha! Thank you! Love and blessings for a HOPE-filled Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Trudy! May your Christmas be filled with hope, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Spirit-lifting words, Martha. "Light profound" all by itself offers possibilities for much inspiration as our God and Savior lights the way of salvation, the path of wisdom, and the heart with peace and joy, etc. Praise God for our Lord Jesus Christ who makes it all possible!

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    1. Amen, Nancy! Our Lord Jesus makes all things possible and gives us eternal hope.
      Love and blessings!

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  7. Beautiful poem written from your heart. May we have a blessed and peaceful Christmas this year that brings hope to all.

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    1. Thank you so much, Bill! May your Christmas be filled with joy and hope, too.
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Beautiful, Martha!
    Blessings
    Lulu

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  9. So very beautiful, Martha. Thank you for blessing us with your gift.

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    1. And thank you for blessing me with your words here, Myra.
      Love and blessings!

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    1. And again, I say amen right with you, Terri.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. Martha Jane: Such beautiful words. Thank yo for sharing this poem with us.

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    1. Thank you, Cecelia. I'm so glad I could share my words with others in this Advent season.
      Love and blessings!

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  12. Sweet and deeply nourishing enlightenment, Martha. Thank your for brightening our day with your Advent gift, and for helping us to keep our eyes fixed on the Light of the World as Christmas approaches. May the joy we sing about be pervasive in you and your family as you celebrate Christmas together.

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    1. I'm so happy to know that this poem moved you, Ron. Yes, may we never lose our focus on the reason for the season.
      Love and blessings!

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  13. "Light profound, darkness flees..." So true! This world needs to open its eyes to see the Light.

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    1. Amen, Barbara! May we all see the light of God this Christmas.
      Love and blessings!

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  14. Perfect poem for the season of hope and love and joy. Thank you for the Christmas card. All blessings and love to you, Martha.

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    1. Love and blessings to you, Debra! I'm glad you enjoyed the card. :)

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  15. Simple. To the point. Profound in its meaning.

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  16. Charming opening little poem! It mentions all we need in life: light, love, peace, joy - and above all, GOD.

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    1. Thank you so much, Duta, for your kind words here.
      Love and blessings!

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  17. Bom dia, Martha
    Lindo poema, Natal é paz, é Jesus nos corações, um forte abraço.

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    1. Christmas is all about peace and joy, Lucinalva.
      Love and blessings!

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  18. What a beautiful God-inspired poem Martha! Oh yes, the profound love of God - we contemplate it deeply during this season. Your expression of love in poetry is inspiring! Blessings to you dear friend!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind and heartfelt words here, Marilyn. Advent is most certainly a time to contemplate God's great and merciful love for us.
      Love and blessings!

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  19. Wow, your short poems like this always amaze me, Martha! You're so gifted, friend. Merry Christmas! Karen Friday

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    1. Thank you, Karen, from the bottom of my heart for your kind words here today. Merry Christmas to you!
      Love and blessings!

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  20. Great words Martha! God is with us! B Blessed

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  21. Love the poem, Martha.
    May your Christmas sparkle with moments of love, laughter, and cherished memories.

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem, Veronica. May your Christmas be a blessed one for you and yours!
      Love and blessings!

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  22. This is a beautiful poem Martha Jane, full of truth. God bless you as you celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda, for you kind words here today.
      Love and blessings!

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  23. Dear Martha! This is just beautiful and so heartwarming. Sending love and hugs to you today.😊❤🙏

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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem, Cheryl.
      Love and blessings!

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