“Joy to the World” is one of the most celebratory Christmas carols we sing. It emphasizes the elations that Christ’s birth brought to mankind. The carol was written by Isaac Watts and was originally titled “The Messiah’s Coming Kingdom.”
“Peace on Earth and good will to man” is the promise of Christmas and is the theme of the Christmas carol entitled, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.”
This carol was written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the
Christmas Carol Facts: “The First Noel”
The sound of Christmas is everywhere: on the radio in my car, the music in the mall. The familiar tunes even loop in my mind all night long. Joy to the world—the Lord
At the beginning of November, I took a much-needed break from technology. For a few days, I fasted from using my cell phone—that meant no calling or texting family or friends. It was a “solitary confinement” specifically and lovingly planned
Ever been ambushed by grief? On Monday we began talking about how to grieve through the holidays. If you missed the first five “lessons,” click here to catch up!
God is good. God’s goodness to me is not just a
Ever been ambushed by grief? This past weekend, I was enjoying an evening with my boyfriend, Jim, when suddenly grief snuck up on me and took me down without warning. Watching Christmas movies has been part of our family
“Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power,” says R.A.Torrey in The Power of Prayer. “All that God is, and has, is at the disposal of prayer. Prayer can do anything that God
Let the dieting begin! Most of us had good intentions for maintaining our weight over the Thanksgiving weekend. But when we stepped on the scales this morning, we couldn’t get away from the truth: We indulged, we overate, and now
Who’s your hero? All my life I’ve looked up to people I thought were doing important things. As a five-year-old, I read Sleeping Beauty, loved Princess Aurora’s happy ending. I imagined myself being rescued by handsome Prince Philip. Influenced by
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Experience the God Who Delivers
God’s people had cried out to God. They were in anguish because of their oppression. He heard them. The children of Israel had cried out to