Sunday, January 22, 2017

Birthday Poems, Praise, Prose, & Song

"There are far better things ahead
than any we leave behind."
-CS Lewis

"I will confess and praise You
for You are fearful and wonderful
and for the awful wonder of my birth!
Wonderful are Your works,
and that my inner self knows right well."
Psalm 139:14

Vintage Doll Birthday Card

"For I know the thoughts and
plans that I have for you,
says the Lord,
thoughts and plans for
welfare and peace and
not for evil, to give you
hope in your final outcome."
Jeremiah 29:11

A Little Birthday Nostalgia...
This week in 1964...

 "There I've Said It Again"
Bobby Vinton
 Billboard's Number One Song
January 22, 1964

"January brings the snow,
Makes our feet and fingers glow."
Sara Coleridge

Boys Playing In The Snow
Vickie Wade

A Birthday Wish

"Let it snow...Let it snow...Let it snow...!!!
Soon...I hope!
Snowflakes falling from the sky
always brings out the child in me!
I hope we get some significant snow
this year so I can build a snowman or two
with my boys!

January is the time to curl up
with a good book or a great movie....
a big bowl of popcorn
and some hot chocolate!

As Little Orphan Annie says,
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine!"

 “The power of finding beauty in the humblest things
 makes home happy and life lovely.” 
-Louisa May Alcott

 "Little Women"
From left to right: Margaret O'Brien, (Beth);  Janet Leigh  (Meg), June Allyson  (Jo)
Elizabeth Taylor (Amy) and Mary Astor (Marmee)

"No, I don’t think I will kiss you,
 although you need kissing, badly..."

Vivien Leigh (Scarlett O'Hara) and Clark Gable (Rhett Butler)
"Gone With The Wind"

"Charm'd magic casements, opening on the foam 
  Of perilous seas, in faery lands forlorn...
-John Keats

Rex Harrison (Captain Gregg) and Gene Tierney (Lucy Muir)
"The Ghost and Mrs. Muir"

O Winter! frozen pulse and heart of fire,
What loss is theirs who from thy kingdom turn
Dismayed, and think thy snow a sculptured urn
Of death! Far sooner in midsummer tire
The streams than under ice. June could not hire
Her roses to forego the strength they learn
In sleeping on thy breast. No fires can burn
The bridges thou dost lay where men desire
In vain to build.
O Heart, when Love's sun goes
To northward, and the sounds of singing cease,
Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter's own release. 
Helen Hunt Jackson

 The beautiful, snow-capped, Sangre de Cristo
 (Spanish for "Blood of Christ") Mountain Range
 Colorado USA

"....oh, birds of the sky,
 you are bound unto heaven, 
to God, your Creator. 
In every beat of your wing
 and every note of your song praise Him.
 He has given you the greatest of gifts,
 the liberty of the air...
 and the most beautiful clothing...
a change of feathers with every season..."
Excerpt from the "Sermon for the Birds"
St. Francis of Assisi

Northern Red Cardinal and his Lady Bird

"Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight,
Make me a child again just for tonight!"
-Elizabeth Akers Allen

Vintage Little Red Riding Hood
Birthday Card

The Most Precious Gift

"Thank God for His Son.
A gift too wonderful for words!"
2 Corinthians 9:15

Jesus is the best Gift I have ever received!

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