Hope at Christmas

Hope at Christmas

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had recently lost his wife to a fire and his son’s health to injury on the battlefield during the Civil War. In his grief, he heard the bells ringing on Christmas day and wrote this poem – and brought hope to its readers....
Christmas

Christmas

Christmas by Nancy Hopper The tree stands green and quiet. Each ornament hangs thoughtfully. The kitten is curled in the corner asleep. The music plays softly To the twinkle of the lights. I consider gifts to wrap And hum “Silent Night” once more. I eat...