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Christmas Eve Ponderings

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.

© Bette A. Stevens, Maine author

“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 music in a 3 hours long playlist. 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.”

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

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Comments on: "Christmas Eve Ponderings (poem) by Bette A. Stevens + Christmas Music" (74)

  1. Beautiful, Bette. I love Christ our Lord. Your poem, a prayer is moving. Blessings to you and yours this New Year.

  2. Christmas is over and I’m already waiting for the next one, but this poem brings back the spirit we all love it for. 🙂
    I’m so happy that I could come by all this, so thanks again, so much, for visiting my little corner in the blogosphere so I could find this whole happy world on your blog!
    Hope every happy dream you have comes true this year. 🙂

    • Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. It’s great to be connected. May the New Year abound in the peace, love and joy of Christmas for us all! <3

  3. Beautiful poem!

  4. I wish the music would continue on and on…..

  5. Just so beautiful. I hope you had a very merry Christmas. X

  6. Gorgeous poem–I was cheering along with every word! May the peace and love of Christ find you this Christmas and dwell in your heart all year. 🙂

  7. Beautiful, Bette. Absolutely beautiful.

  8. enjoying the cookies,
    nice music
    and your sweet
    Christmas greetings!
    wishing you happy
    blessings, also Bette 🙂

  9. Oh Bette, what a gorgeous poem and a wonderful reminder that Christmas is more than Santa, parties, and gifts. Wishing you all the blessings of Christmas! ♥️♥️♥️

    • Thanks so much for your sweet note, Michelle. <3 May your Christmas blessings overflow into a bright and beautiful New Year, dear friend. xo

  10. Merry Christmas dear Bette <3

  11. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide.

  12. Beautiful poem, Bette! Thank you for sharing it with us and reminding us of the true meaning of Christmas. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a healthy & Happy New Year! xoxo

  13. So happy you’re sharing of our Savior’s birth, Bette. And thank you for another glorious poem and the Christmas music too. May you and your family have a Merry Christmas and blessings for 2019.

    • Thank you, Tracy. <3 Sending lots of love and wishes for a blessed and beautiful Christmas and New Year to you and your family! xo

  14. Thank you for sharing!.. you and your family have a wonderful holiday and Christmas filled with love and happiness!.. 🙂

  15. Bette, this is a lovely Christmas poem. I must share. xoxo

  16. Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    Sharing lovely Christmas poem by Bette A. Stevens-

  17. A perfect poem, Bette, to epitomize the reason we Christians celebrate Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  18. Put me IN the mood. Lovely. Merry Christmas, dear Bette! <3

    • Thanks so much for stopping by to join the celebration, dear Annette. <3 May your Christmas blessings flow over into a New Year filled with love and laughter, my friend. xo

  19. Merry Christmas, Bette, and Happy New Year. 🙂

  20. Lovely Bette, I especially love that Jesus is love 😀

  21. A wonderful poem, Bette, to remind us the REAL reason for the season. We all need to take some time out and relax and think about that. It will renew us and our faith.

    • Right there with you, Noelle. <3 Thanks so much for your thoughtful note, my friend. Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful Christmas and a new year filled with wonders! xo

  22. Bette, a beautiful Christmas poem and the serenity and peace within it are matched by the music … absolutely wonderful and perfect timing for an early Christmas party I’m hosting this evening. Thank you so much!

    Wishing you a relaxing and peaceful Christmas time, may the New Year be filled with joy! Hugs xx ❤️

    • Thank you so much for your lovely note, dear Annika. <3 May your Christmas be filled with love and laughter that flows into a beautiful New Year. xo

  23. Your poems are always uplifting and meaningful. Thanks for sharing, Bette

    • Thanks so much for your lovely note, Mary. <3 Wishing you and yours a blessed and beautiful Christmas and New Year, my friend. xo

  24. D.L Finn, Author said:

    Perfect poem. Merry Christmas Bette:)

  25. A lovely poem, Bette. Christmas blessings to you and your family.

  26. Merry Christmas, Bette. Wishing you and yours a safe and peace-filled holiday <3

  27. Wonderful poem, Bette. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  28. Lovely thoughts Bette. Wishing you and your family Merry Christmas and a beautiful ending to this year. Love and hugs.

  29. So beautiful, Bette. Wishing you and yours a joyous, peaceful Christmas. XO

  30. Lovely, Bette… ♥

  31. Such a beautiful poem, Bette. Thank you for sharing the music as well. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  32. Thank you for the wonderful poem. I hope you and yours have a beautiful Festive Season. janet 🙂 x

  33. What a beautiful poem, Bette. Christmas blessings to you too.

  34. Thank you for your lovely poem and the special play list. It is playing now.
    Have a joyful and peaceful Christmas
    🤗🌲 .


  35. Beautiful poem, Bette, and a lovely reminder about the true meaning of Christmas.How wonderful to hold that joy in our hearts all year and share it with others. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Raven sends hugs to Midnight as well 🙂

    • Thanks for your lovely note and warm wishes too. Midnight and I are sending lots of Christmas hugs and kisses to both of you! <3 xoxoxoxoxo…Blessings and love at Christmas and always!

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