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“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
LUKE 2:11 (KJV) Bible

Christmas Eve Pondering


A Poem by Bette A. Stevens

The last cookie baked, the final gift wrapped.

Christmas Eve is upon us…

It’s time to relax.

Christmas music is gently reminding us why

Lord Jesus, the Christ Child…

Came down from on high.

He came as a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes.

Lived among us on earth…

God’s gifts to bestow.

Loving God, loving others —Christ bought with his life

He epitomized love…

Not anger or strife.

God’s love is a precious gift we’re to share

Not with just those we know…

But with folks everywhere.


Wishing you Peace, Love & Joy—Gifts of The Christ Child—at Christmas and always… ~ Bette A. Stevens, Maine author


Christmas music in a 3 hours long playlist (tracklist below). Traditional Christmas songs & carols featuring piano, violin & orchestra – arranged and recorded by Peder B. Helland. Christmas songs in the mix: “O Holy Night”, “Silent Night”, “O Come All Ye Faithful”, “Angels We Have Heard On High,” “In The Bleak Midwinter” & “Fairest Lord Jesus.”

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Comments on: "May the Love, Joy and Peace of Christmas follow you through the New Year!" (26)

  1. Thanks for the lovely music! Hope your new year is filled with love, joy, and good health! 🙂

  2. I’ve been offline for the holidays, Bette, but had to drop by to say how beautiful this is. Thank you too for sharing traditional Christmas music. I have been lamenting the lack of it on the radio stations, even XM.
    Hope your Christmas was blessed and magical!

    • Hi, Mae! Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. I just loved this music and played in again and again while wrapping gifts and pondering the Christmas story and the reason for this Season of Joy. Our Christmas was beautiful and blessed as we bathed in the magical moments with family. May the Joy the Christmas follow you through the New Year and beyond! Blessings & love, Bette.

  3. Merry Christmas, Bette. This is such a lovely and meaningful Christmas poem, Bette. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Love and hugs

    • Thank you, Michelle. Our Christmas was wonderful and we are so blessed having spent the day with youngest daughter and her family. The Grands are teen now and it as such a treat to spend time with them since they are usually away and busy with a plethora of activities. Also got to face-to-face message with our darling Great-Grand Olivia (three now) and what a delight that ‘visit’ was. The younger generations keep us forever young and smiling as we watch the world anew through their eyes. Know your Christmas much have been magical too, with your darling granddaughter to cast her spell. Wishing you and your family God’s richest blessings in the New Year and always! Love & Hugs right back to you, dear friend. <3

  4. And from Garry and I, peace, health, love, prosperity and a better year to come!

    • DITTO! We enjoyed a beautiful Christmas with daughter and family. Home now and ready relax and reflect. Hope your day was beautiful too! Hugs. 🙂 <3

  5. A lovely post, Bette~ I wish you a wonderful Christmas and a delightful 2017 <3

  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Bette. The best to you for 2017.

  7. Thank you so much Bette and warmest wishes to you this Christmas Day and hope you are having a joyful time. Thank you for your peaceful poem and the music, we’re enjoying listening to the calm soothing songs after a hectic albeit fun celebrations. Hugs ♥️

    • Enjoying a Glorious Christmas Day, Annika. We’ll soon be off to daughter’s to delight in family, food and festivities. This evening I’ll be ready for more soft music to complete an exciting day of celebrating Our Lord’s birth. Blessings and love to you and yours. Hugs! <3

  8. Dear Bette,

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! May 2017 be serene & wonderful year for You and your family!

    Best regards,


  9. Isabella Rose said:

    Thank you for sharing your Light, Bette. Blessings of Peace from my heart to yours. ♥

  10. What a beautiful tribute to this most Holy Night. How blessed we are to have the Christ child as our savior, insuring eternity, sending the Holy Spirit to give us comfort and through our prayers bring peace peace to God’s children on earth. I loved your poem and I love you.

  11. Wishing you a Holy peaceful night a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Thank you for sharing the music, it is wonderful.

    • So glad you stopped by to enjoy the music, Patricia. Wishing you and yours God’s richest blessings at Christmas and through the coming year. <3

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