Patrick Briney, Ph.D.

Encouraging words for standing on the promises of God.

Christmas Candy Cane Poem about Jesus

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

Look at the Candy Cane
What do you see?
Stripes that are red
Like the blood shed for me
White is for my Savior
Who’s sinless and pure!
“J” is for Jesus My Lord, that’s for sure!
Turn it around
And a staff you will see
Jesus my shepherd
Was born for Me!




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Does the Message of Christmas Offend You

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

Does the Message of Christmas Offend You?

I know of many who got somewhat “defensive.”
It has to do with something, they find “offensive.”

This seems to be the direction this country’s going.
People getting offended…  And it’s showing!

The very appearance of a cross is “offensive.”  It seems!
Many get offended by what the Christmas message brings!

Some try to get Christian symbols taken away.
It makes one wonder about this Christmas day.

The words “happy holiday” seem to take it’s place!
Just look at the expressions on a person’s face!

The nativity scene seems to be a thing of the past.
As people try to “rush” through
 this holiday fast!

If the true meaning of Christmas seems to offend you!
Simply look at the works of God,
 that surround you!

It was HIS love that sent the baby Jesus, down to earth.
So that one day, through him,
we can have a NEW birth!

A new life in Christ, is HIS message and meaning!
The greatest gift of all…  
You can be receiving!

Won’t you take some time, from all of life’s stress?
And allow Jesus inside, so you can be blessed?

Let all come to Christ! Both near and a far!
He still shines today!  Like the Christmas star!

By Jim Pemberton   


Copyright © Jim Pemberton | Year Posted 2014

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My Christmas Gift to All Soupers

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

The Story of the Nativity in Rhyme

The night was cold, the journey long
The stars were shining bright,
As Joseph and Mary neared Bethlehem
On that wondrous night

The small town lights guided them
The rest of the weary way,
Joseph pondered in his heart
If they’d find a place to stay

Mary, weary from the road,
Needed to rest a while
Thoughts of baby soon to come,
Bought to her face a smile

Donkey plodded on and on,
His head was hanging low
Wherever his master led him
He would gladly go

Though travelers searched everywhere,
No room could be found
Bethlehem was a busy place
With strange sights and sounds

Joseph came to the last inn,
And prayed he’d find a place
He didn’t like the tired look
He saw on Mary’s face

The innkeeper shook his head,
And nearly closed the door,
There just wasn’t any place
To take one traveler more

On a nearby silent hill, shepherds
Kept watch all night long
When suddenly they came to hear
A glorious angel song

Then they all fell to the ground
As angles hovered near
They hid their faces for their hearts,
Were filled with awful fear

So that night in manger poor,
They welcomed the new King
Little knowing as they bowed,
The hope and joy He’d bring

And then much to Mary’s surprise
There came from distant land,
Three wise men to see her son,
Each with a gift in hand

At his tiny feet were laid
Myrrh, frankincense and gold
The manger was filled on that night
With peace and joy untold

What can YOU give to show your love
To the King of Kings tonight?
What do you think will bring Him joy
And bring to Him delight?

Does Jesus want a precious gift,
Of beauty and wealth untold?
Do you think it’ll make Him glad 
To receive your gift of gold?

There IS something that is dear,
For the greatest gift, you see
Is when with love you say to Him
"Jesus, Take all of me"

Christmas Nativity Play
Written by Eileen Manassian Ghali
Nicosia, Cyprus

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What If Christmas Never Came

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

What If Christmas Never Came???

What if Christmas never happened? What if Christmas never came? Things around here would be different! It wouldn’t be the same!

What if the baby Jesus wasn’t born in a manger? Mankind would be in serious trouble and in danger!

If Jesus wasn’t born… There’d be no nativity. We wouldn’t be able to display this during our “festivity.”

It’s almost like this now! It’s an “ever increasing business.” It seems like nearly everyone wants “Christ out of Christmas!”

Why does it seem like Christmas is losing it’s true meaning? The very words; “Merry Christmas,” seem to be quickly disappearing!

As many say; “Happy Holiday.” They worry they may “offend.” Having a “holiday” without Christ…. Once again!

We need to put Jesus Christ back into our CHRISTmas season! He is what Christmas is about! HE is the very reason!

May we all take some time to rejoice in our savior’s birth. May there be shouts of JOY! From the corners of the earth!

Let’s not take Christ out of our joyous celebration! We need him so much right now! All over this great nation!

May we bring to him a heart of love for everything he’s done.As we bring honor to Christ. God’s precious son!

May we continually offer to him a heart filled with praise! Not only at Christmas time… But all of our days!

By Jim Pemberton 12/05/11

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The Nativity of Christ

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

Here redemption came.
Death will be conquered.
He is our king -
holy is his name.

Christ is born today,
graces on us fall
everyone has gifts -
decorated homes.

Everybody's glad
from birthday of God -
lights flicker on trees.

All the people sing,
rich men and the poor -
happy Carols tunes.

Copyright © Art Wielgus | Year Posted 2016

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Nativity My Faith pt. 2

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

The incarnate Son
Of Virgin Mary
On this day was Born
Son of the Father
Who sits in Heaven

Cold Winter Night
David Starlight
The three Kings come
Bearing three Gifts

King of Jews
Son of Man
Son of God

My Love
My Life


Copyright © Richard Pickett | Year Posted 2009

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Untie The Knot This Christmas

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

Untie the knot this Christmas,
Have a look inside
At the gift you have been given,
It may be to 'cool' to hide!

Undo the layers of wrapping,
Find out what's hidden there.
Be careful how you open it;
It says, "Handle with care."

Unto you this gift is given,
It's stamped 'FROM GOD ABOVE'.
He sends this blessed present,
With unrequisite love.

Understand there is no motive.
This gift is free indeed.
It's given to each person,
Who truly has a need.

Unlock your heart this Christmas,
Let peace and joy flow through.
Then Christmas will be special;
Especially for you!!

Copyright © Robert Davidson | Year Posted 2009


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Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

Let me tell you a story
It has been around for quite a while
Actually over two thousand years
It will induce in you a smileIt is about your average couple
Struggling to make ends meet
They were asked to sign a census
Just like everyone up their street

So they set off on a journey
To a place in a distant land
Not knowing what would happen
Just trying to understand

There were no rooms available
So a humble place they stayed
A baby was born there
In a manger he was laid

He came to save the world
He came to bring us love
We still celebrate even now
This gift from heaven above


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A Babe Is Born

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

A star was hanging right above
the manger in Bethlehem.
Three wise men came to give their gifts;
gold, frankincense and myrrh.Shepherds in the fields spied
God’s angels from above.
They had come to spread their joy
of waited holy birth.

Written 12/11/17


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Wise Men Still Seek Him Today

Posted by prbriney on December 25, 2017

W-hen the fullness of time had come, Jesus was born behind an Inn in a cave-like stable.
I-n the Inn there was no room for the Son of God, no room for the Saviour of men.
S-tar was shining so bright above the stable for the shepherds to find their way to Him.
E-ven angels proclaimed His birth to those shepherds "Unto you is born this day."
M-anger is where Mary and Joseph first laid him.  It was filled with hay.
E-very animal there must have known that their Creator had come that day. 
N-o one knew the depth of love God had, to give His Son to dwell among men.
S-ame star guided three kings from the Orient, who studied the stars and heavens.
T-hese wise men from the East came saying "Where is He that is born King"
I-n their hands they brought him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrr.
L-ike these three wise men, wise men still seek him today! 
L-ove is the reason that God sent His only Begotton Son into the world to save us.
S-eeking for you and me, yes God was seeking for us because we had left Him.
E-veryone, yes, all we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone to his own way.
E-ach one has to make his on decision to follow Him or not to follow Him.
K-ing, born to be a King. King of the ages. King of the past. King of the future.

H-eaven, He came from Heaven to earth to show us the right way.
I-niquity, the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
M-elody, He gives us a sweet melody, we sing many songs of praise to Him.
T-ree, A Christmas tree, the love that Jesus had for us, to die on a tree.
O-nly one life and how soon it passes. Only in life can we accept His Love.
D-eliverance, He came from Heaven to preach deliverance to the captives.
A-cknowlege Him and accept Him. Behold now is the accepted time.
Y-ou, Yes, this Christmas Love was for You.  Will You accept this love?

For Brian Strands Christmas Love contest.

Copyright © Marty Owens | Year Posted 2009

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