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Posts Tagged ‘advent’

Shepherds Gathering

Friday, December 15th, 2017

#2 son came in last night on his way to #2 daughter's 9th Annual Eggnog Party. #1 daughter and #1 son came by with their spouses, kids, and #1 daughter's brother-in-law for dinner. We had Swiss Chicken, Jessie Potatoes, ¬†salad, fresh cherries, and birthday cake. We talked, played with the baby, and had a bit […]

Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day

Monday, December 11th, 2017

This is an unusual telling of the Christmas story, in the voice of Jesus. It continues past His birth, so it might not be an obvious choice for Christmas. In fact, it’s rarely heard in churches at all. However, I’ve sung it at Christmas, and it’s quite a fun tune. It was first published in […]

Wonderful Things

Sunday, December 10th, 2017

Here’s the Gull Stitch cardigan. Here’s a Cranberry Coffee Cake. Almond cake with a ribbon of leftover cranberry sauce in the middle. My favorite use of cranberry sauce. And here’s the start of a Christmas sock for #1 son. On this second Sunday of Advent, we begin to hear the Christmas story. We sang Lessons […]

Wake, Awake, for Night is Flying

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

“Wake, awake, for night is flying,” the watchmen on the heights are crying; “Awake, Jerusalem, arise!” Midnight hears the welcome voices and at the thrilling cry rejoices: “Where are the virgins pure and wise? The Bridegroom comes: Awake! Your lamps with gladness take! Alleluia! With bridal care and faith’s bold prayer, to meet the Bridegroom, […]

The Annual Music Advent Calendar

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

Every year I do a virtual advent calendar of Advent and Christmas music. This year I want to begin with “This Little Babe” from Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. We’re singing this in church choir. I’ve heard this many times and enjoyed it, but have never caught the words. I was surprised by them. This […]

Watching, Waiting, Hoping

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

It’s December and time to get out of my bad mood. So no more sad songs. Advent isn’t a joyful season though, so before we move on to happy songs, we need some watching and waiting songs. Here’s one that’s new to me, by Rick Lee James, also new to me. Heaven sent a child […]

Waiting in Silence

Monday, November 28th, 2016

I’ve sorted songs for the musical advent calendar out before according to the place they came from, the time depth, the instruments, the characters, the progress of holiday preparations and celebrations. This year, I’m going with moods. Here, then, is “Waiting in Silence,” by Carey Landry and Carol Jean Kinghorn. The tune is pedestrian and […]

Finishing the Long Weekend

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

We had a really long weekend, beginning on Wednesday afternoon. I took no pictures of the Thanksgiving meal, nor of all the kids together. I did however get a good picture of #1 son whipping cream. He appears to be gazing intently at the pecan pie. We also had mince and French Silk pies, berry […]

Christmas Lights

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

We decorated our Christmas tree while drinking hot cider and cocoa.¬† For some reason, we couldn’t find the lights, so we have an unlighted tree. They turned up later, so I may just put them on over the ornaments, though we know that this is Wrong. We talked and took naps and later we went […]

Advent Wreath

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Yesterday morning’s trio went well; when we finished, a baby yelled, “Yay!” and we all laughed. Four hours later, when I got home, my throat was sore and I was very tired, so I fixed some soup and rested for thirty minutes before going on to the matinee. Where, oddly enough, the same thing happened. […]

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