Blue Christmas

By lamplight 
in the early morning...
no lights...just blue bulbs and ornaments on this small "wall tree"
hanging between windows in our dining area
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December;
A magnificent thing
And sweet to remember:
"We are nearer to spring
Than we were in September."
I heard a bird sing 
In the dark of December.
(Oliver Herford)


  1. What a beautiful poem. It gives one hope through the cold winter! I love your tree Rebecca! I especially liked the cute cup and saucer ornament!
    Love Di ♥

  2. I like your tree and your poem, very nice, take care, Gina

  3. love it...I added blue this year also...since I was painting everything blue I felt I should add some to the tree
    love the poem

  4. What a pretty tree. Love the blue. That
    quote from Andrew Murray is one of my
    favorites of his. Love the poetry too.

  5. Sandy, Did I "steal" it (the A.M. quote) off of your blog?

  6. What a pretty little tree, Rebecca. Blue is my favorite color.

    Reading this short entry and looking at the pictures somehow made me homesick...for the eternal beauty of heaven.

    Whenever I look at the pictures you post of your home, or of the things that catch your eye, I always appreciate that you are one woman whose love for beauty touches my heart.


  7. Fabulous! And to think no one had to have the "blues" to enjoy this particular Blue Christmas. Sweet.


  8. Love the tree betwen the windows...I have a similar one, Rebecca!

  9. No, you didn't steal it off my blog. I
    have another Murray quote on mine. But
    I might have to steal it off of yours
    now!! I could do a whole blog of nothing
    but his quotes. His walk with the Lord
    was so precious and it showed in all
    he wrote.

  10. I LOVE blue for Christmas!! How sweet is this?

  11. Courtney, I never expected your visit to Life and Godliness! It took me awhile to "find you back"...but when I did, I thought how busy you must be if you are visiting everyone who signs up for your generous give-away!

  12. I once had a blue tree in my dining room. Lovely, Rebecca.

  13. Love your blue tree Rebecca, And what a beautiful poem.Thanks for sharing.
    , Sue


Writing a Song a Week #3

Writing a Song a Week #3
♪ I wait for the Lord; my soul waits and in his word I hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning ♪ (Psalm 130:5-6)