Thursday, December 08, 2016

Day 12: "In the Bleak Mid-Winter"

Back in 2012 I had an Advent series on my blog where I posted one of my favourite Christmas/Advent songs each day and wrote a little bit about why each one was meaningful to me. I've decided to re-run that series this year. Each day I'll post a link to the 2012 post from that day of the Advent Season. I hope you enjoy following along (again).

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I think this is one of the most beautiful poems ever written, turned into one of the most beautiful Christmas carols. I love how the poem shifts back and forth from the earthly to the heavenly ... 
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Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Day 11: "This Little Baby is Born Again"

Back in 2012 I had an Advent series on my blog where I posted one of my favourite Christmas/Advent songs each day and wrote a little bit about why each one was meaningful to me. I've decided to re-run that series this year. Each day I'll post a link to the 2012 post from that day of the Advent Season. I hope you enjoy following along (again).

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Jonathan has been a Wiggles fan since he was about four years old -- and since those friendly Aussies are impossible not to like, the rest of us have become fans too...

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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Day 10: "Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus"

Back in 2012 I had an Advent series on my blog where I posted one of my favourite Christmas/Advent songs each day and wrote a little bit about why each one was meaningful to me. I've decided to re-run that series this year. Each day I'll post a link to the 2012 post from that day of the Advent Season. I hope you enjoy following along (again).

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On his blog yesterday, Tim Fall wrote a post about when expectations aren't met ... His post got me thinking....

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Day 9: "I Wonder As I Wander"

Back in 2012 I had an Advent series on my blog where I posted one of my favourite Christmas/Advent songs each day and wrote a little bit about why each one was meaningful to me. I've decided to re-run that series this year. Each day I'll post a link to the 2012 post from that day of the Advent Season. I hope you enjoy following along (again).

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"I Wonder As I Wander" was written in 1933 by singer and folklorist John Jacob Niles, who composed it after hearing a ragged-looking preacher's daughter sing....

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Sunday, December 04, 2016

Day 8: "Away in a Manger"

Back in 2012 I had an Advent series on my blog where I posted one of my favourite Christmas/Advent songs each day and wrote a little bit about why each one was meaningful to me. I've decided to re-run that series this year. Each day I'll post a link to the 2012 post from that day of the Advent Season. I hope you enjoy following along (again).

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I'm not sure I have much that's original to say about this sweet Christmas song.  I always loved it when I was a child...

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