Christmas rescued me

Mind weighed with chains

Heartache and pain…

Dark prison cold

Stonewalls of shame.

Seeking release

Reach-straining for peace.

Seeing my sin

Oh, only my sin and

Cavernous crater of guilt within.

When the Deceiver

Whispered to me, “no hope”

 I searched and I yearned

For a rescuing rope…

The Liar, he said,

“You have gone too far…

The Mercy will never

Reach where you are.

You have done

The abominable thing.

Trusted yourself

So you’ll no longer sing.

Of that Christ-child

Come down

With his promise of peace,

For you have

Lost your place

And you have

Lost your seat.

His table is no longer

Open for the likes of you.

You are so filthy-dirty

You’ll never be made new.”

And came the glorious LIGHT

Into my dark-long night.

The Truth of Love’s


Found me.

Gave hope.


The baby-God was sent

Into the cold, dark night,

Came to my chilled

 Burden-weary heart

With His oil-fire Light.

With His hand He

Cupped my chin

Lifted my eyes to Him.

Stood me to my feet,

He made me whole.

I’m now complete.

My soul sings as Jesus prays

That I’ll dwell in His Son-rays.

The light of His Love-face

Beaming mercy and sweet grace.

I have come into the world as light,

so that whoever believes in me

may not remain in darkness.

John 12:46

Because of the tender mercy of our God,

whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high

to give light to those who sit in darkness

and in the shadow of death,

to guide our feet into the way of peace.”

Luke 1:78-79








After having a long battle with anxiety, I realized self-reliance doesn’t work. And I’ve been launched into leaning hard on the arms of Christ. {Though I find myself entangled at times with my weakness, I know the Way back to peace} As I continue to pursue Jesus and learn fromHim- The Truth Who IS Love, I write right here. I’d love to hear from you!  Kathy blogs at Free to Fly .

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Diane W. Bailey is the founder of The Consilium – an online community of wisdom and purpose for women over 45 years of age. She is a published author. Her books include String of Pearls – From Tears to Treasure, and 30 Days To A Better Stepfamily. She creates her own line of precious metals bracelets. Diane lives in the Deep South with her husband Doc. Together they have created a stepfamily, each having two stepchildren and two birth children, and share three grandchildren, one black lab named Charlie and one long haired tabby cat named Lil Girl. Diane’s passion is to encourage women to be all God has created them to be by pressing past fear and daring to live life as an adventure. Some of her life adventures include traveling to Israel, speaking, entrepreneurship and backyard farming with Doc. She loves Gumbo, fried shrimp and seeing all sunsets across water.

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