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Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with God’s richest blessings… 💞 ~Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

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:…

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Comments on: "Christmas Eve Ponderings (poem) by Bette A. Stevens + Christmas Music" (56)

  1. I know it’s late but I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year ✋💖💫

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  2. Soo beautiful 🥺💖🎄

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  3. Such lovely “ponderings”!

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  4. Some beautiful thoughts. Wishing for you the very best in 2021.

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  5. The Thinking WASP said:

    Hi there Bette. I’ve just followed.

    I loved this post. Thank you for sharing.

    What do you and your readers think of this Christmas music? …. https://thethinkingwasp.wordpress.com/2020/12/23/kings-college-carols/

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  6. I listened to Christmas music online all afternoon. It was an awesome way to spend a snowy day in Viriginia.

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    • Hi Mary… ❤ I did the same up here in ME where the snow disappeared and the rains came down! Love this Christmas video and glad to know you enjoyed it too! Holiday love and New Year blessings! xo


  7. Just beautiful, Bette! Merry Christmas!

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  8. The true meaning of Christmas is always a comfort. Thank you for turning our thoughts to the eternal with your lovely poem and the scriptural reference!

    Christmas blessings and high hopes for 2021!

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  9. Merry Christmas, Bette! 🎄

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  10. The real meaning of Christmas so well penned, Bette. Merry Christmas to you and to your family.

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  11. Hi Bette,
    Merry Christmas and may you and your family have a joyous and successful 2021. Thank you so much for your friendship that has held true and fast even when we were no longer in touch with one another. I appreciate you dearly.
    Be safe and God Bless You
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

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  12. petespringerauthor said:

    Wonderfully put, Bette. Each day is an opportunity to spread goodwill to others, whether we know them or not. It takes no effort to be kind—happy holidays to you and your family.

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  13. Merry Christmas, Bette

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  14. Merry Christmas stay safe

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  15. Beautiful, Bette! Merry Christmas to you and your family! ☃️🎄 I’ll listen to the music all day tomorrow. 💖

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  16. Thanks for the good wishes of the season. Wishing you and your loved ones the same ❤

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  17. Gwen M. Plano said:

    Lovely Bette! Merry Christmas… Sending hugs and love. 💗

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  18. walesforevercymru said:

    So beautiful, Bette. The true meaning of Christmas. Thank you 💙

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  19. Merry Christmas! xo

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  20. great poem


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  21. A beautiful poem.:-) Have a blessed Christmas!

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  22. So Very Lovely, dear Bette! Wishing you wonderful holidays…

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  23. Lovely, and thanks for the link to the music collection, Bette! It takes a while to load, so visitors shouldn’t give up:)

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  25. Merry Christmas, Bette.

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  26. • ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
    •。★ Christmas ★。* 。
    ° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
    ˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
    ˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
    * Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

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