11.15.21 (silent snowy ride)

By Richard Lawson dress me warm in wool for heaven is a snowy ride silent snowy ride first stop heaven’s gate saint peter nods, points the way down icy gold streets icy golden streets birds of heaven gleam in the trees path to christmas eve endless starry night huddle warm merino rug happy hearty quiet … Continue reading 11.15.21 (silent snowy ride)

Watching Cricket with My Father

By R.B. Simpson Unsurprisingly, and like all my fellow boarders, the highlight of our school year was the Christmas holidays, straight after we had written our last end-of-year exam. Six weeks of unrestricted mayhem lay before us! We would rip our ties off and would be playing a last game of touch rugby on the … Continue reading Watching Cricket with My Father

A Sampling of What’s to Come

By Lynette Murry Christmas Is Vastly Different Christmas is vastly different, since you’re not here A somber season, no laughter or holiday cheer Our lives are shattered, nothing’s the same Memories recalled, with the mention of your name Thanksgiving was difficult, but that’s just the start An empty chair in remembrance of you, broke my … Continue reading A Sampling of What’s to Come

Christmas Contest Honorable Mentions: Poetry

By Regina Elliot   "A Mrs. Claus Heart" A Mrs. Claus heart, is to be giving, a woman- who cherishes Christmastide in all the months of the year, charity is a gift to her- that God knows she will share. "Christmas Moments" Shoppers buying their families' gift wishes, one with thoughts of hand painted reindeer … Continue reading Christmas Contest Honorable Mentions: Poetry

Christmas Contest 2019 Second Place Poetry: “Christmas Cheer” by Luisa Kay Reyes

In a world that is filled with distress The light can still shine in darkness For while there was no room in the inn The angels made sure it wasn’t the end. Ensuring as promised The Word became flesh To bring goodness on earth a refresh So that none who believe are a stranger To … Continue reading Christmas Contest 2019 Second Place Poetry: “Christmas Cheer” by Luisa Kay Reyes

Christmas Contest 2019 First Place Poetry: “I Know I Saw Him” by Regina Elliot

There was a lingering scent, of pine and peppermint, out of the corner of my furthest sight, a fleeting moment of regal red with white, I know I saw him, some don't believe, they're usually grim. When, before, the pantry and shelter struggled for more, suddenly, some smiling folks came in, with bags of warm … Continue reading Christmas Contest 2019 First Place Poetry: “I Know I Saw Him” by Regina Elliot