Scripture and a Song: O Little Town of Bethlehem

SONG: O Little Town of Bethlehem was written by Rev. Phillips Brooks in 1868. He wrote it three years after a remarkable experience in the Holy Land on Christmas Eve in 1865. The story goes: On Christmas Eve, he distanced himself from the thousands of other pilgrims who had arrived in the Holy Land for Christmas….

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Scripture and a Song: O Holy Night

SONG: My favorite Christmas carol is O Holy Night. As a child growing up in church, I remember a man who would sing it every Christmas Eve.  It was hauntingly beautiful to hear. I’ve chosen Josh Groban’s version because it reminds me of the rendition from my youth. My particular favorite lines of the song are:…

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Scripture and a Song: Thankful

SONG: Really? How can it be Thanksgiving Week already? The weather belies the season – nearly 70 in the Mid-Atlantic US on Saturday. But Sunday, a cold front comes and with it, a swell of thankfulness in my heart. To enumerate my blessings is impossible because God has been so very good to me. In the…

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Scripture and a Song: Jesus Messiah

SONG: The 2016 election for President of the United States is this week. I’ve remained largely silent on the issue online because I don’t want my blog to politicize when it is meant to glorify God. Americans seem to be largely dissatisfied, both with their candidate choices and with the political process itself. Of greater concern…

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