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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Ditching the Material for the Manger: 6 Ways Parents Can Foster a More Meaningful Christmas

It’s been a week since Thanksgiving, a joyful time to overindulge, and then do it again with leftovers for days to come. We are so thankful, warmly considering our blessings, enjoying time around the table with folks, watching football and slipping into a tryptophan-induced coma with the greatest of ease. Then the real frenzy begins. You’re likely…

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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: Indescribable

SONG: All year I’ve been excited for the weekend when we go camping at Worlds End State Park in Pennsylvania. It was this weekend! We stayed in a rustic cabin built in the 1930’s and enjoyed the impossibly starry skies, waterfall views, mountain vistas, fresh air, quiet evenings by the fire and the inexplicable peace of being…

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