A Haven for Vee

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Put Them in Columns and Leave Them Right There...

The garment of life, be it tattered and torn,
the cloak of the soldier is weathered and worn.
But what child is this that was poverty-born? The peace of Christmas Day.

The hope that has slumbered for two thousand years,
the promise that silenced a thousand fears.
A faith that can hobble an ocean of tears. The peace of Christmas Day.

Add all the grief that people may bear, total the strife, the troubles and care.
Put them in columns and leave them right there. The peace of Christmas Day.

The branch that bears the bright holly, the dove that rests in yonder tree.
The light that shines for all to see, the peace of Christmas Day.
The branch that bears the bright holly, the dove that rests in yonder tree.
The light that shines for all to see, the peace of Christmas Day.

~The Peace Carol by Bob Beers

You may hear John Denver and the Muppets singing this often overlooked carol on my playlist (all the way at the bottom and *right here*). I think you'll enjoy it for the Muppets are in fine voice. ;D

That Miss Sandy @ Quill Cottage went and did it. She created such a fun craft that I had to join her in her last-minute madness. Check out what Lorrie did with this project, too...soooo adorable!

May you all have time to sit and relax this evening. We are planning a quiet time at the Haven where we'll sip warm cider and read the Christmas story and consider the wonder that Jesus was willing to come to this little planet and to each of us.

Blessings to each of you this Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day...


  1. Merry Christmas!

    We are so glad you are "back". :)

  2. Merry Christmas, Vee! May your celebrations be filled with joy - Emmanuel: God with us!

    Thank you for the link to my post. Those birds of Sandy's are just the sweetest things.


  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Please be safe, and stay warm!!

  4. Vee,

    I love your little bird!!! I'll have to show him off after the holiday. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  5. We're planning a quiet day, too. I'll enjoy looking at these sites...thanks for the links! Merry Christmas, sweet friend! ♥♥♥

  6. Your evening sounded simply wonderful.

    God's blessings on this Christmas Day!!!

  7. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Vee!

  8. That vintage snowflake ornament she made is so beautiful! I'll bookmark it and hopefully remember about it for next year! Thanks. I think I'm goingt to "snag" the award free button on your sidebar. I've been looking for one and so far this is the prettiest one.


  9. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration and that 2010 will bring many new blessings!

  10. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas, Vee:-)


  11. Merry Christmas Vee, I hope it was a good one. Peace and joy to you and yours in 2010. Hugs, Margie.

  12. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Vee!

    Did I tell you how glad I am to have you back?

  13. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, Vee! All the best to you and your family!

  14. Thanks for the post to the ornaments.
    Hope you had a very Merry Christmas. Now to enjoy the time between Christmas and New Years, I find it to be a relaxing time.

  15. -Hehhhh- You know I can comment, even if you don't allow comments on an [your last] entry . :-))))

    "...in the bargain, I make the one who deeply resents my computer time happy, all the better."

    -le sigh- You know you're going to drive me crazy, don't you?
    And I know, if I let myself be driven [any more] crazy, it's my issue. I know. I know. I know.

    I wish you peaceful time... A peaceful week between Christmas and New Years, and.......... Watch for your mailman. ,-))))

    Eeeek! How could I have been so un-P.C.?!? Saying mailman. I have to say mailperson! In our *Brave New World.* -giggggggggles-

  16. Hope you do get a restful week Vee.
    After all the Christmas preparations I think it is also great to relax when it is ov er.

    Wishing you God's richest blessings for this coming year.

  17. Thank you for posting the words to that lovely song...and to think I actually have that on my Muppets CD and never REALLY listened to it..shame on me..and enjoy your "quiet" week...what a lovely way to think of all of it..


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