Are you counting down the days before Christmas? Whether we use a wall calendar with openings for each day or read a daily Bible verse to prepare for the celebration of the birth of Jesus, observing Advent helps keep Jesus
You know how it goes. Ooops, you forgot to buy a gift someone on your list. What shall I give him? Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what people want or need.
What do we buy people
Joy to the World
Joy is in the air during the holidays. Children laughing, families gathering, church services full of song and praise. “Joy to the World” is one of the most popular and celebratory Christmas carols we sing.
O Come All Ye Faithful
“Come on in, we have a place for you.”
Doesn’t it feel good to be welcomed, to a friend’s home or family gathering?
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Especially at church, it’s
I love Christmas carols. If you are anxiously anticipating advent, O Come O Come Emmanuel might be one of the songs you are singing.
“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is a greeting sung to anticipate the coming Messiah.
Christmas or Easter? Which One Works for Handel’s Messiah
A favorite Christmas memory… the time I sang the Hallelujah Chorus in our church choir on Christmas morning.
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Handel’s Messiah is a fixture
Ambitiously Anticipating Advent
“When can we open our presents?” my eight-year old daughter asked. “Only seven more sleeps,” I said. I’d been teaching my children to be patient through a special ‘finding the baby Jesus’ hide and seek game we