Sunday, December 18, 2011

Little Shepherd

































What then can I give Him, empty as I am?

If I were a shepherd I would bring a lamb;

If I were a wise man, I would do my part;

What then can I give Him?  I must give my heart.



From the song In the Bleak Midwinter


To hear a beautiful rendition of this song from the CD
James Taylor at Christmas, click here.


For last year's Christmas story, click here.



Our young friend and neighbor, Hayden, is the shepherd in the picture.  
We think he makes a really good one.






The texture is Annabelle,
by Kim Klassen.



kimklassencafe


23 comments:

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

What a beautiful photo and thoughts...

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

That is the sweetest. Sweet sweet sweet.

Merike said...

Oh, how cutie photo.

Greetings, Merike :)

Sweepy said...

Woof!
I finally saw a shepherd!
If I were a shepherd, I'd make myself a shepherd pie. Now that's what you get when you ask a dog!

Nadege, said...

Beautiful image and thoughts. What a sweet looking child.

Ruth said...

how cute! I love the processing too and the words, all in all, wonderful :)

lisa said...

This is absolutely beautiful Connie! I love everything about it. Love the words too. Indeed very special.

Thank you so much for sharing this week at The Creative Exchange.

I wish you a beautiful holiday.

lisa.

Michelle said...

How sweet... Have a very Happy Holiday !!!!

Mary Ann Potter said...

So beautiful, so touching, so tender. A truth from the heart of God - yes, He desires our hearts above all. Just think - He gave Himself. There's no gift that can ever match that. Merry, Merry Christmas.

Pat said...

Connie, this is just beautiful!

Scott said...

Wonderful shot and post. Great job on the texture too.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

HOW PRECIOUS!!!

Pam said...

Absolutely adorable! Merry Christmas!

hannah said...

Oh Connie, you caught a moment there...

Jennifer Richardson said...

pure sweetness:)
love and joy,
Jennifer

Kia said...

Oh so precious! :D
Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Macy is a delightful shepherd.

john said...

what a beautiful portrait. love it.

Marcie said...

So sweet...all of it!

Torunn said...

Fantastic! What a beautiful picture with a great texture. Wish you a nice Christmas and a happy new year. Greeting Torunn.

Simone said...

What a delightful photograph! Such a perfect looking shepherd. It is always a scramble in our house at Christmas, resorting to towels for head pieces for the nativity!! Blessings at Christmas.

Lisa said...

You captured the sweetness of the season wonderfully with this precious child. The coloring is so lovely. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Hilda R.B said...

Beautiful photos. The texture was so great.
Merry Christmas to you and your familie.