Twelve Days of Christmas

Thanksgiving is behind us and Christmas lights are going up around the neighborhood. I spent time at the Dallas Arboretum last week. They have gazebos throughout the beautiful gardens that depict the Twelve Days of Christmas. The displays helped me get into the Christmas spirit, so I’d like to share them with you.

Day 12

Twelve Drummers Drumming

 

Day 11

Eleven Pipers Piping

 

Day 10

Ten Lords a Leaping

 

Day 9

Nine Ladies Dancing

 

Day 8

Eight Maids a Milking

 

Day 7

Seven Swans a Swimming

 

Day 6

Six Geese a Laying

 

Day 5

Five Golden Rings

 

Day 4

Four Calling Birds

 

Day 3

Three French Hens

 

Day 2

Two Turtle Doves

 

Day 1

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

 

May you have a blessed time with family and friends.

Blessings,

John

Thanksgiving

I pray you were blessed with a wonderful day of thanksgiving this year as we counted our blessings and thanked the Lord for friends and family. God bless us every one.

Here is a Thanksgiving poem I wrote Thanksgiving morning I’d like to share with you.

Thanksgiving Morning

A peaceful morning coffee, on this Thanksgiving Day;
A day with friends and family; no Santa or his sleigh.

A quiet time, alone with God, reflecting on my life.
The times of joy, the ups and downs, and even times of strife.

I see God’s hand throughout my life with every twist and turn.
It’s clearer now, but at the time seemed harder to discern.

I’m grateful God is patient; even when I’m stubborn,
He lets me go my own way and waits for my return.

He welcomes me with open arms and love I don’t deserve;
That God who set the stars in place and all that I observe.

I’ll thank God for my blessings, for each day of my past,
Until the day my journey ends, at home with Him at last

Blessings,
John Alexander

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