Packing Up Christmas

Packing Up Christmas

Are you someone that likes to pack up Christmas decorations immediately after Christmas? Some people are! I actually tend to be late to put up the Christmas decorations and late to take them down. I leave up the tree until at least January 15th each year. I like to...

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O Holy Night (Part 5)

O Holy Night (Part 5)

We've made it to the last few phrases! Here we go! Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,Let all within us praise his holy name.Christ is the Lord; O praise his name forever!His power and glory evermore proclaim,His power and glory evermore proclaim. Sweet...

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O Holy Night (Part 4)

O Holy Night (Part 4)

Here we go, part 4! [Verse 3, part 2]Chains shall he break, for the slave is our brother.And in his name, all oppression shall cease. Chains shall he break,Ooooh, this part gives me goose bumps just thinking about it! Jesus breaks our chains of bondage. Not only does...

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O Holy Night (Part 3)

O Holy Night (Part 3)

Welcome back to unpacking O Holy Night part 3!Verse 2 is less recognizable than Verse 3, so I'd like to skip to verse 3. [Verse 3, Part 1]Truly he taught us to love one another;his law is love and his gospel is peace. Truly he taught us to love one another;Hymn...

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O Holy Night (Part 2)

O Holy Night (Part 2)

Let's continue our study of the hymn O Holy Night! If you missed the first one, head back and find Part 1. [Verse 1, part 2]A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices,For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.Fall on your knees; O hear the Angel voices!O night...

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O Holy Night (Part 1)

O Holy Night (Part 1)

My all time favorite Christmas song is O Holy Night. Not only is the music gorgeous, but also the lyrics are so powerful! For the next few days, I'm going to unpack some lyrics to the classic Christmas hymn for our reflection and God's glory. [Verse 1, part 1]O Holy...

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Hallmark Movies

Hallmark Movies

Hallmark movies. So predictable. So warm. So uplifting. So cheesy. Sigh, I love them. They are all the same, but I keep watching. Woman leaves home after tragedy. Woman moves to small town to start over. Woman meets unassuming man. Woman and man fall in love....

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The Little Drummer Boy

The Little Drummer Boy

Both my Dad and my husband’s favorite Christmas song is The Little Drummer Boy. When I was little I didn’t understand how a little boy who was present for the birth of Jesus could be singing a song today 😉 I was thinking about the premise of The Little Drummer Boy...

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What Do You Do When Things Are Different?

What Do You Do When Things Are Different?

The holiday season of 2020 is different. Christmas parties are cancelled. There are no Santa visits available at the mall. Carolers aren’t allowed in nursing homes. Many family members will not travel to see loved ones. Christmas 2020 doesn’t meet our expectations for...

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Repeat the Sounding JOY!

Repeat the Sounding JOY!

I’m sure you recognize the phrase, “repeat the sounding joy,” from the Christmas hymn Joy to the World. We have all sung it a thousand times. Joy to the World is one of my favorite Christmas songs because of the beautiful harmonies that are easy to pick up quickly....

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