My True Love Gave to me a… Eleven Pipers Piping: “Eleven Pipers Piping” = The Eleven Faithful Apostles who are Simon, Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James bar Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, Judas bar James. Twelve Drummers Drumming: “Twelve Drummers Drumming” = The twelve points of doctrine in the Apostles’ Creed. 1. I Read more
My True Love Gave to me a… Nine Ladies Dancing: “Nine Ladies Dancing” = The nine Fruits of the Holy Spirit which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Ten Lords A-leaping: “Ten Lords A-leaping”= The Ten commandments. – – – – – – – – – Thou shalt have no other gods Read more
My True Love Gave to me a… Seven Swans A-swimming: “Seven Swans A-swimming” = The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit which are prophecy, ministry, teaching, exhortation, giving, leading, and compassion. Eight Maids A-milking: “Eight Maids A-milking”= Is referencing the eight Beatitudes which are blessed are the poor in spirit, those who mourn, the meek, those who hunger Read more
My True Love Gave to me a… Five Gold Rings: “Five Gold Rings” = The first Five Books of the Old Testament which are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. Six Geese A-laying: “Six Geese A-Laying” = The six days of creating our world.
My True Love Gave to me a… Three French Hens: “The Three French Hens”= The three theological virtues which are Faith, Hope, and Love. Four Calling Birds: “Four Calling Birds”= The Four Gospels which are Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
My True Love Gave to me a… Partridge in a Pear Tree: “The Partridge in a Pear Tree” = Jesus Christ, Son of God. We celebrate his Birthday on December 25, which is the First Day of Christmas. Christ is presented as a symbol of a mother partridge that fakes sudden injuries to deter predators from her nest. This mirrors Christ’s sadness over Jerusalem, “Jerusalem! Jerusalem! How often Read more
This is the time of year when I embrace the holiday season and dance around my house singing the charming tune “The Twelve Days of Christmas”. Of course, I can easily get to the “Five Gold Rings” part but admittedly anything higher seems to get lost into all sorts of rambling rubbish. However, this year Read more
I approached this Christmas Season with the main goal of starting my very own family traditions. I searched my childhood memories for anything and everything that I loved and held close to my heart that I wanted to bring into my own home. Of course many things come to mind, and my extensive planning began. I decided Read more
It’s that time of year when everything is just better. The food taste better, the decorations are better.. even the horrid traffic seems to be the least bit tolerable. But most importantly it is the time of year that my family and I celebrate the birth of our Savior. I hope to fill my month with Christmas Cheer, Read more
The story of our lives are made up of beginnings and endings. They are things we’ve started, things we stopped, countless successes and failures that all make us who we are each and everyday. I started Merry Poet in theory a very long time ago, but today I move from theory to practice. I introduce to not only you, but myself Merry Poet, Read more