Celebrating Christ’s birth

Day 24 of #wonderfulladvent and the word prompt is birth

Thank you to everyone that has followed this advent journey with me. God bless you all have a blessed and peaceful Christmas. Stay safe x

It's time to celebrate 
The birth of the child
Born in a stable
Long time ago
He came to be born
To a young virgin
The impossible made possible

The birth of a child
Born for you and me
The baby not gone
Or disappeared
Very much still with us
If we let his spirit
Reside in us

Imagine becoming parents
To the promised one
Taking responsibility
For God's only son
Or full of confidence
Finding such favour chosen as mum

Mum Mary treasuring events
Visitors and presents
Storing hope
Waiting for the future

As we wait this Christmas time
Locked down
In such unusual times
Reflect and consider
The true meaning of Christmas
It's not Santamas
Or St.Nickmas
But Christmas
Celebrating our Christ.

Tier 4 to Adore

Day 23 #wonderfulladvent and the word is adore

Not going to lie. I didn’t think I was going to be able to write anything today. My mind was under attack. Then my spirit when I heard that where I live in the UK we will be going into tier 4 Boxing day. Although not unexpected.

In this moment of darkness I was wondering how I can possibly write anything about adore without sounding half hearted, niche or preachy. But does it matter if I do?

Isn’t the point of Jesus to adore, love and trust him in all the surrounding darkness as well as the joyful times. To ask Jesus to remove the darkness.

When I am struggling I tend to listen to worship music as I find it the most uplifting thing when I sing along or let it sink in.


Jesus the night you were born
The angles flew down from heaven
To shepherds below
Singing adoration to you
In the brightness of sight
Go worship the king they said
Not in a palace
With a crown on his head
But in a stable
A child just like you
Making himself human
To understand as we do
To have a closeness
Knowing all we go through
So worship and adore the baby at Christmas time
Beyond into the new year
And never let go
For as we adore Jesus
He seeps into our bones
Bringing joy peace and miracles all the year round.

Uncloud my heart

Day 22 of #wonderfulladvent and the prompt word is wonder.

You can’t have the wonder of the cross without the wonder of Christmas.

For me one thing I do wonder about is how do people manage to adult fumbling in the dark without knowing Christ. I can barely adult with Christ, sadly spending lots of time repenting. Let’s face it, it takes zero effort to mess up.

Last night there was a conjecture with Saturn and Jupiter aligned making a superstar. Described as a Christmas wonder. Sadly I could not see this from where I live as it was a cloudy night, blocking out all stars.

I wonder if this is the same with our hearts and minds. Sometimes they feel so clouded. We can’t see and are clouded in our views we hurt others unintentionally and ourselves.

Some people are cloudy on there thoughts of Christmas choosing to believe in Santa rather than a saviour.

Maybe we need to ask God to remove the clouds from our hearts and minds so we can see his true wonder and spend our times tuning our heart beats to a baby born in a stable many years ago.

Reveal yourself – a prayer

Day 21 and the word prompt for #wonderfulladvent is reveal.

Dear Jesus 
I am struggling to pray.
There is so much I want to say.
You asked the most sacred one if you could leave heaven and come to Earth.
You didn't do this for selfish ambition or fame.
You did this because you love us and want us in eternity with you more than anything.
My heart is breaking this Christmas Jesus.
People are living in the dark.
Fear, disillusion, depair seem to be the fuel.
Lord Jesus please reveal yourself this year to a nation and world suffocating in darkness.
We long to see your truth revealed to a nation full of dry bones.
Hope and joy that only flows from you restored
To hearts so fervently against you softened with eyes and ears opened to the reality of a saviour born in a stable.

The unexpected diary entry

Day 20 already of #wonderfulladvent and the prompt word is unexpected. I pray people will be gracious and forgiving with me on this post as I let my imagination run.

Dear Diary, March 1BC

Seriously I am unexpectedly calm but at the same time all over the place!


It all started so normally. Just another day in my life.

I got up and did all my normal things. Got washed, dressed, did my chores and of course was day dreaming about my guy Joe. Joe and I are getting married. I know he will understand and be just as excited as me 😊😍

I was in my room, just having some quiet time with God. Praying, reading scripture. I do this everyday.

SUDDENLY there was this bright bright light encompassing me and a strange man in my room! He even called me by name. Hello Mary he said.

My heart was racing, and I was obviously looking scared and visibly trembling as he told me not to be afraid.

There was something about his voice. A calmness which had an authority about it. He called me favoured one. He said he was a messenger of God. He even had a name Gabriel.

As I calmed I could see this was not a man, he had wings and was oozing gold and light. I remember feeling my trembling stopping, my heart beat returning to normal, almost being back in my body. It’s strange what you notice and remember in the midst of things.

Gabriel his voice smooth beautifully musical brought me a message. A message from God no less! WOAH WOW WOAH!. Me not Molly or Joanna or Grace, ME! Not sure how much they will believe me either when I tell them next girls night in.

Ok now here is where it gets really surreal! This Angel has casually rocked up in my quiet time with the bomb shell of all bomb shells.

Gabriel is telling me I AM PREGNANT with GODS CHILD no less. !!!! Being the girl I am I did politely point out this is impossible.

Gabriel not even blinking at the impossible and I’m sure he would of wanted to huff! This is God’s son, conceived of the Spirit. The long awaited messiah. God’s chosen one.

I have read the scriptures but me. We have been waiting for this moment for hundreds of years. But me. A normal everyday girl. Wow wow wow.

Gabriel must be reading my mind. Before I get to utter a word. He tells me, my cousin Elizabeth is also with child. My being cannot argue and the Spirit helps me accept and understand. God’s presents completely takes over.

I am at peace, favoured, let it be is all I can say.

The light suddenly gone along with my angel. But a presence so strong not gone. Prayer, praise and worship flow out from my soul. Time to think and reflect.

Having time to digest and reflect to Elizabeth’s I must go. Some thing tells me she will understand.

The miracle birth

Day 19 #wonderfulladvent and the word prompt for today is miracle.

In first world countries we take having a baby for granted but actually it is still one of life’s miracles.

Some couples wait for years and try everything to conceive. When there long awaited baby is here, it is a miracle.

Sadly there are still to many stillborn babies. Babies born prematurely, with an illness or even harder to think with an addiction.

Having a baby in a first world country is still a miracle, let alone a country less developed.

I wonder at this time of year what it would of been like for Mary giving birth many years ago. (Historically and scientifically proven Jesus was born the rest is faith)

I can only imagine giving birth without hospitals over 2000 years ago was not only scary but each safe delivery would be a miracle.

Did Mary have a midwife, was Joseph her birthing partner. Did Jesus sleep all night. Whatever the answers he was born in a uncertain and violent time. It was a miracle he survived.

With COVID seeming to be winning the war it feels a miracle is needed more than ever. Maybe we just need to ask and believe.

Photo misquote hacks

The star shines

Day 18 of #wonderfulladvent and the word today is shine.

The star rises in the east
Shining brighter than the rest
Lighting the dark night
Not vanishing in the day
Leading the way
Mesmerising the men
Looking for their king
The star resting over Bethlehem
Shining on the stable below
Their king is here
The baby in the manger
They bow before the child
Bearing presents of gold frankincense and myrrh


Day 17 #wonderfulladvent and the word prompt is light.

Standing in the void
Goosebumps rising
Pitch black
Emotions empty

A spark
A flash
A flicker in the distance
A flame
A light twinkling
Getting brighter
Warmth enters in
Emotions enter
The light taking over your soul

A hand
A smile
A hope
A baby born at Christmas time

Your name

Day 16 #wonderfulladvent and the prompt word is name

Your name is in the wind 
In the gentle breeze
And gusty gale
The sea calms
At your command
The sun and moon
Bow before your throne

Your name brings peace
Freedom and joy
Mountains tremble
The earth shakes
There is power in your name

You know my name
You know the hairs on my head
You know my every need
You love me so much
Your word become flesh
At Christmas time
Born to save
The baby named Jesus

Trust and promise

I missed #wonderfulladvent yesterday due to having to play Santa and a sudden change of COVID tier restrictions. The prompt words for day 14 &15 are trust and promise. These words go so well together so here we go.

I trust in your promises
From rainbows in the sky
To holding me close
And wiping every tear
I trust every word is true
You fulfilled every promise
From times long ago
You stepped out of heaven
At Christmas time
Born out of hope
Completing and fulfilling
All that was foretold
Bridging the gap
Between life and death
One day when my body
Can take no more
The ultimate promise I trust
Eternity in heaven
With the one I love