why’s

We don’t always take a close enough glimpse at one person in the Christmas story whom I can relate to the most. Because like me, Joseph appears to have wondered at the whys of Jesus. Why, Mary? Why Mary?! Why this way, God? Why now? Why me? Why? ‘Why’ is a question we can all seeContinue reading “why’s”

Sunday Psalm: in the depths

In the depths where we hide our hearts the deep cries are made In the heights of Heaven Your tears at our plight were great For You so loved us all You decided to send part of Yourself to meet our need with the gift of Your son merged with our DNA Such depth toContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: in the depths”

What Child is This?!

What Child is this who laid to rest on Mary’s lap is sleeping? Whom Angels greet with anthems sweet, while shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, whom shepherds guard and angels sing; Haste, haste, to bring Him laud, the Babe, the Son of Mary. Today we celebrate the child born toContinue reading “What Child is This?!”

While Shepherds Watched…

While shepherds watched Their flocks by night All seated on the ground The angel of the Lord came down And glory shone around And glory shone around God decided to let the lowly know before the mighty that Good News was just around the corner in the Christmas story. Notice the angel didn’t show upContinue reading “While Shepherds Watched…”

Angels from the Realms of Glory

One of my all time favorite carols, this classic proclamation of the Good News beautifully covers the main players in the Christmas story. Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth: Come and worship, come and worship, Worship Christ, the newbornContinue reading “Angels from the Realms of Glory”

Sunday Psalm: Prince of Peace

Into the storms of my life You enter with a mighty roar You announce to the heavenlys the Prince of Peace has arrived yet in all Your might You speak with such love and care right when i need You the most The wonder of it all lies not in Your might but in YourContinue reading “Sunday Psalm: Prince of Peace”

See Amid the Winter’s Snow

See amid the winter’s snow Born for us on earth below See the tender Lamb appears Promised from eternal years Hail, thou ever-blessed morn Hail, redemption’s happy dawn Sing through all Jerusalem Christ is born in Bethlehem I have two favorite ways I love to experience this carol. The first is to sing it live.Continue reading “See Amid the Winter’s Snow”

grieving through Christmas

I am shockingly breaking with my theme of “Praising Hymn through Christmas Carols of the Ages” today, for I feel lead to share this with you.  May what He has stirred up in my heart touch yours as His love flows through these words. xo Christmas became a hard season for me with the unexpectedContinue reading “grieving through Christmas”

Joy to the World

Joy to the World, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing…. the wonders of His love! This season is meant to be a shining beacon of hope to a wearyContinue reading “Joy to the World”

Love Came Down at Christmas

Love came down at Christmas Love, a lovely love divine Love was born at Christmas Stars and angels gave the sign Love arrived at Christmas. But it wasn’t a new love. It was the same Love that yearned for someone to love beyond the loving union of Father, Son & Holy Spirit, and so LoveContinue reading “Love Came Down at Christmas”