Month: November 2015

The Journey

IMG_3668Dark and bleak the days become,

Mother and child still are one.

They seek shelter for the night

against the cold weather’s fright.

A manger, a stable, they find by grace.

In the night, their stay finds pace

to birthing pains inside the shed.

Labor and love defies world’s dread.

Where infant cries break the sounds

all kings and shepherds seek to surround,

as star reflects hope and the son,

God enters the world among

on this our Christmas Day…

©   CMM  2015

Whispered Prayer


Produced/written by:  Christine McNeill-Matteson

Music Composed /Performed by: Kip Haaheim

Vocalist/ Katie Bieber

Mosaic Run

I run

you run

we run

it does not matter

we run

it is

a part of a few

who know

it is true

it is


Fallen Color

Seasons golden, rustic colors

shed from the aged old tree.

I lean in against it in autumn’s passing

I feel the leaves falling free.

I step gingerly at its base,

pigmented color, bark’s earthy smell.

Feeling the gifts of ground and soil

symphony of change begin to swell.

©   CMM  2015

Silver Trail ( a runner’s reflections)


The clouds hung close

the silver river view

the sun shines timid

I run past the hue

of late Autumn

and misty day

I sure my feet

Into the way

bringing me home

while I pray…




Autumn Run

Autumn Run


I gather grit

I gather me

A day of solitude

a day succeed

Stones and pebbles

in my path

mud and slides

become my wrath

I listen to my body

labors to go on

I do not stop

the road is long

My head is leading

through the race

my legs continue

to keep the pace

Times I feel faint

and others strong

but I did endure

I did belong.

©  CMM   2015

Half Marathon  (13.2  Battery went dead on my run)

Half Marathon
(13.2 Battery went dead on my run)

Half Marathon

13.1 Half Marathon

13.1 Half Marathon

Joy’s Song


All Soul’s Day

Lyrics written by:  Christine McNeill-Matteson

Music composed by:  Daniel Meyer

Vocalist:  Lynn Jenkins

Instrumentalist:  Eddie Truman

(This song was written in memory of a friend of mine who passed with breast cancer.  She was only 28 years old with 3 beautiful young children.)