Christmas can be a time of happiness and joy,
surrounded by friends and family. For some, it can also be a time of
sadness and feeling lonely. Make a commitment to reach out and share the
friendship and peace of the season. This poem may help to adjust our
attitude. If you are sad, accept the glad tidings, and then pass it on
You’re never alone
But if you find at times
that you’re feeling lonely
Listen to the laughter of small children
welcoming the first flakes
of winter’s white
to the rain rattling the downspout
punctuating the thunder dance
of spring’s morning storms
to the beat of your heart
jogging the memories
of summer’s deep heat
to the stir of the brisk wind
strumming the dry leaves
of autumn’s retreat.
For when you hear
the silence in those songs
I, too, am with you.
DAYS OF PRAYER FOR OUR
December 1, 2008
50 days, 14 hours and 38 minutes left until
For creativity and thoughtfulness as plans are made for the
Inauguration on Jan. 20, 2009:
“But the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble deeds he
stands.” --Isaiah 32:8.
O Mighty and Awesome God, You are the God of the
past, present and future, and You see all of time and history in perfect
harmony. You are kind and gracious as You guide us in our ways.
As members of the Joint Congressional Committee on
Inaugural Ceremonies work with members of the new President’s Inaugural
Committee to plan for Inauguration Day, may they be guided by You in all
their choices. I pray for a good day, characterized by prayer and faith
in You. I pray that plans will glorify and honor You in all ways that
this new administration may begin on sound footing, honoring You in all
In Your name, amen.