Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Christmas Poem

I found this poem I wrote when I was in 8th grade about the first Christmas. Enjoy!


Shh! Quiet! The barn noises keep him awake,
He smiles gently knowing he is safe.


His mother covers Him to keep Him warm from cold
Laying him in straw that is obviously quite old


The shepherds outside that night run and scurry around
For they know they are near and can feel the holy ground


He wasn’t born in a palace, or placed in sheets of silk
But put in a feeding trough, and warmed by his mothers milk


They know He is special in mysterious sort of way
But trying to explain this, no words can portray


Shining bright above Him, a sparkling vibrant star
One that can be seen by all… even those afar


They load all their belongings in search of a great King
But will they find him where they think to look in palaces of gold things?


The thin cloth around him and the straw in which he lay
Is enough to keep him warm on that first Christmas day


The animals moan noisily for they know too
That the baby lying before them is the Lord of all, even you


Mary watches Him carefully with a smile on her lips
Bending down to face her King, giving her new son a kiss


The star above them twinkles in honor of the newborn King
The Holy one given to us, so let our praises ring!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

:)

Yes...Egypt is a difficult place to live, but that doesn't mean there aren't perks as well. What about this place makes me grin...?

Delivery....anything...you name it (ironing, groceries, dinner...)

Cheap...this country is very inexpensive

Taxis...i don't have to drive!

My 1 hour walking commute...it's great exercise and a peaceful time with just me and my music

Respect for God...even if there are differences in beliefs, He is respected

Fresh hot bread on the street

Snack stands everywhere!

Ironing man right in my building

Cheap fresh fruits and veggies

Starbucks is walking distance

Nile River

Donkey carts, because they remind me of how simple life can be

Movie theaters where you pick your seat at ticket purchase

Walking! walking! walking!

Easy access to many cool countries near by

The Red Sea

Mt. Sinai

Bartering for goods is fun

Lots of foreigners, which produces a diverse social community for me

Arabic is a very cool language once it starts making sense

Otlob.com...where you can order any food to your door from anywhere to be delivered!

Balconies...charming

Mediterranean Sea

Egyptians don't get overly stressed about the little things

Mummies! :)

and the last one for now...
the best people watching EVER :)