Wishing You a Holly, Jolly, Holy Christmas (Guest Post on Southern Ohio Christian Voice)


Thanks to Janet Foley for my snowy portrait graphic.

I’ve been trying to figure out how to juggle writing, family, and church, without dropping the ball before Christmas got added to the list. My first impulse is to run and hide from this whole messy madness called Christmas in America. Right now, I’m busy procrastinating  to avoid it all…

Honored to have my article published on Southern Ohio Christian Voice. Please click HERE to continue reading, Wishing You a Holly, Jolly, Holy Christmas.

Scroll for a little Seuss inspired poetry which I wrote many years ago for a Christmas production at our church. The message is ageless. Hoping you will share it with your family. 

If you haven’t already, be sure to read, Sophie Foley’s Christmas guest post on my site here: The Wisdom of the Grinch.

A free Christmas gift idea to encourage pastors and pastor’s wives and & enlighten churches so they may more appreciate ministers and their families:

Link below to excerpts of and links to all articles in my series of interviews with pastors & pastor’s wives. Currently, there are 10 articles posted in my 2018 series and I will publish the final two after Christmas. Please share.:)


Whoever You Are

You may be big or tall

Short or very small

Maybe you are a great and learned Scholar

Or perhaps you wear a dog collar

Maybe you live in a belly

Or in a room that is really smelly!

You may be rich or poor

Or a scientist looking for a cure

Wherever you are, and whoever you may be

I just want you to see

We all need Jesus in our heart

He wants to give us a new start

Jesus has the very best for your life

He wants to take away the sin and strife

The King of kings loves you so much

So take time to acknowledge Him as such

So choose Jesus this Christmas and be greatly blessed

Instead of just super stressed

The best gift of all

Is to heed the call

And come to know Christ, one and all, great and small

                                                                                       ©2002 Rachael M Colby

Please CLICK HERE to read, Wishing You a Holly, Jolly, Holy Christmas my Christmas article published on Southern Ohio Christian Voice.

Links to Individual Articles in my 2018 Series of Interviews with Pastors & Pastor’s Wives

Part 10: Fire Fighters, Fire Keepers, Heart healers

Part 9: Setting the Record Straight: A Day in the Life of a Pastor

Part 8: The Preacher and the Writer

Part 7: A Preacher’s Kid Speaks

Part 6: And the Preacher Rolled up His Sleeves

Part 5: Pastor, Pastor’s Wife~ What Breaks Your Heart, What Keeps You Going?

Part 4: From Dope Dealer to Hope Dealer

Part 3: Life as a Pastor’s Wife

Part 2: The Call: Why Did you Become a Pastor?

Part 1: If My People 

Please CLICK HERE to read, Wishing You a Holly, Jolly, Holy Christmas my Christmas article published on Southern Ohio Christian Voice.

Merry Christmas and may God bless you.

© 2018  Rachael M Colby                          Tattoo It On Your Heart

Author: Rachael M. Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaithChat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog, in the compilation books Creative Writing Journal: Faith Inspired Writing Prompts & Hope-Filled Poetry, The Courage to Write: 62 devotions to Encourage your Writing Journey, and Defining Moments: Memorable and Inspiring Stories from Outstanding Leaders, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Well That Was Funny, and in the Oak Ridger newspaper. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate and a whole lot of "Help me, Jesus." Her WIPS include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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