Friday, December 24, 2010

Divine Innocence

Rebecca is a fellow writer friend I’ve known for years now.   
 Her poems have been published in Crucible, Tar River, Bay Leaves and other magazines and several anthologies, including Line Drives: 100 Baseball Poems.
She recently moved back home to North Carolina with her husband Paul, a retired United Methodist minister and writer.     
Last Friday evening after our dinner, she gave me a lovely Christmas card with a poem enclosed that she’d written.   Today I’m passing this blessing along to you. 
 "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." -Luke 2:19

Consider Mary
By Rebecca Mitchell

A mere girl, fourteen or so,
visited by the Lord himself,
above all others chosen.
How could it be? Who would believe?

Joseph did.  He took her hand
and her heart, kept her and loved her.
Times were hard and treacherous.
There was no room.

Still, she trusted the Lord
to provide for them
and the God-child growing within.

King of kings
Lord of lords
Prince of Peace
Light of the World
The Way
The Truth
and the Life

Consider Mary, delivering a son.
To her, he was beautiful, pink and warm.
She kissed his toes, nuzzled and nursed him,
felt his sweet breath on her skin.

Knowing he belonged to his father
and to all the world
for all time.
Peace and Joy!


  1. Carrie @

    Hi, Debra! Thank you so much for following my blog. Im so glad to discover yours as well. I appreciate your devotion to writing. Im working on my first book and am always interested in the publishing journey of other authors. Look forward to getting to know you through our blogs. Merry Christmas!

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Hi~ I am your newest follower & would love it if you stopped by and returned the love :)

  3. Beautiful picture and lovely words to accompany her. Hope you had a blessed and wonderful Christmas! :O)

  4. What a beautiful poem full of meaning and light. Thank you so much for sharing. I really love the layout of your blog...very professionally done and attractive.
    I hope you and yours had a wonderfully blessed and merry Christmas.

  5. Love your blog. Thanks for the follow. Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  6. Beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. It's amazing the commmunity of new friends one gave have when you begin a blog. Blessings...

  7. That is beautiful! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Your blog is lovely! Nice to "meet" you!

  8. Thanks for following me I'm now following back! Also I'd love for you to stop by to link up to my Mommy Monday bloghop! Come make some friends :)

    Tania from

  9. What a lovely poem and picture. I am not a writer but wrote a poem for Christmas also. Hope you had a God blessed Christmas.

  10. Thank you for joining me in my journey! and for sharing this beautiful poem! I hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and that the Lord will bless you even more in the new year!

  11. What a lovely poem!!! :) Thanks for sharing.


  12. What a wonderful poem! Thanks for following me at Eclectic Homeschool. I also blog at I'm your newest follower. ~ Ellen

  13. Just beautiful, Debra! Thank you for sharing Rebecca's lovely gift with us! And thank you for stopping by! It is so nice to meet you! Have a wonderful and blessed New Year!!

  14. What a beautiful poem! Thank you sooo much for you sweet an kind comment and Thank you for visiting my little world!!! I look forward to following you Debra! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  15. New blog hop follower.

  16. This is definitely my kind of blogging, will look forward to following in 2011, God bless have a great festive season

  17. How beautiful that is! Thank you for visiting me at! You are welcome any time! Hope you have a week filled w/ lots of blessings and grace! {Tara}

  18. How beautiful that is! Thank you for visiting me at! You are welcome any time! Hope you have a week filled w/ lots of blessings and grace! {Tara}

  19. amazing. Thanks for sharing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  20. Great post! I'm following back. Thanks!

  21. Thanks for following> I am now following back as Bonnie A.

  22. What a beautiful thing to consider. May we treasure up all the things we know about Christ.

    Blessings to you and yours in the New Year to come!

  23. Debra, what a lovely blog. I am not religious but your blog has resonated with me nonetheless. I love all of the pictures and your post about homeschooling made me wish I was home schooled by you! Misha x

  24. What a beautiful and touching poem! Your friend is talented indeed! Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Following from the blog hop. I followed all of your media sources!
    Please feel free to stop by: Trailing After God

  25. What a beautiful poem.

    Thanks for stopping by my site and for the follow. I'm now your newest follower :) Looking forward to reading more from you!

  26. What a beautiful poem. Thank you for the follow, I am now following you.

  27. Hi Debra...following you back, beautiful blog! Looking forward to reading...have a wonderful day

  28. What a beautiful poem.
    We forget just how young Mary was.

    I love the line in the poem that states 'still she trusted the Lord to provide for them'. Mary didn't understand why she had been chosen, but she still trusted the Lord.

    God Bless you Debra, thank you for popping into The Faith Lounge and following me.

    I am now following you and will be back soon.
    Have a wonderful New Year.

  29. Dear Debra! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and your follow! We are very pleased to follow you back! This is such a lovely poem and such an amazing card...Wishing you and your a very blessed New Year!


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