Nativity ~ Gertrude Kasebier (redux)

(c) 1901 Gertrude Kasebier~Newport, Rhode Island, 1901. "The Manger."

Suckling our little God, she experiences intimacy with the Heart of Heaven; Soul searching in silence, she knows woman’s limitless love for her own flesh.  Heart severed in sorrow, she comprehends the reach of the human spirit to accept the sudden and startling embrace of that which God chose to become.
~Noelle Clearwater c. 1996 revised 2012
Excerpt from  my poem “The Visit”

Have A Blessed  Christmas full of love and Good Will and A Peaceful New Year.
~Noelle Renee


  1. Dearest Noelle,

    We have just finished opening our gifts and I'm about to post my Christmas day post, as ever I'm late posting, but what a beautiful gift was waiting until last for me here.

    The softness of this image is so endearing, as a mother this goes straight to my heart, thank you, this has made my day even more beautiful.

    Sue x

  2. Merry Christmas and Peace to you and all you hold dear.

  3. Thank you Sue. So glad that I could offer you something on Christmas. Merry Christmas dear!

  4. Merry Christmas to the woman named after Christmas!
    Beautiful words and pretty photo too!


  5. Merry Christmas Noelle! Hoping Fergus found a little something in his stocking from Santa ; )

    I was thinking of Mary a lot yesterday. I came across the verse in Luke that says, "Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" And I kept thinking about what Mary's life must have been like - the hardships and difficulties, the agonies of sorrow, the things that made all those lovely promises from the angel so many years ago seem like empty dreams. And I guess God must have known she would feel like that, so along with the blessings came that exhortation from Mary's cousin Elizabeth. That acknowledgement. "I know what's coming. And it's gonna be really hard for you to believe at times. So just remember these words as well...."

    Anyway, your words here seemed to echo my thoughts. And this photo. is. exquisite.

    Love to you on this day! May you be drenched in blessings, dear Christmas friend...


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