Just when you thought the marathon was over, I find a song worthy of extending the posts one more day. Besides, I have family photos to share.
This is the first year I have done an encore song. Most of the songs I have posted have centered around the birth of our Savior. Questions have been asked like, "Mary did You Know?" and there has been celebrations like "Hallelujah Chorus". A couple of songs have reminded us that there was no room at the inn for Mary and Joseph. The real question that remains to be asked, "Is there room in your heart for a Savior."
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Monday, December 25, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 32 The Grand Finale
Well it's time to bring another marathon to a close. Thank you for enduring this adventure with me. It has been a joy and a pleasure to find and post music that speaks to the core values of the Christmas season. It's been a good year.
So from our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.
Each year I begin this journey with the Trisha Yearwood video, Take a Walk Through Bethlehem. Yesterday I posted what I believe to be the best arrangement and performance of O Holy Night by David Phelps and today I wrap up this eighth music marathon with my traditional grand finale, a flash mob performing the Hallelujah Chorus. Enjoy.
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Christmas Music Marathon - Day 31
Saturday, December 23, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 30
Friday, December 22, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 29
In a society that seems to always be in a rush to get to the next thing, slowing down and taking the time to enjoy family and friends throughout the holiday season is just what we need. It's like a "Breath of Heaven". Have a blessed day.
Thursday, December 21, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 28
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 27
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 26
This little guy has been in my life, most of my life. He stands about two and a half inches tall and was a decoration on my Christmas tree when I was a child. He is a constant reminder of the joy of childhood and how even the smallest things can bring happiness into our lives. From our family to yours, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas".
Monday, December 18, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 25
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Sunday, December 17, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 24
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Christmas Music Marathon - Day 23
Friday, December 15, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 22
Thursday, December 14, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 21
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 20
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Christmas Music Marathon - Day 19
Monday, December 11, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 18
Sunday, December 10, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 17
Saturday, December 9, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 16
What questions come to mind when you read the account of the birth of our Savior? There are a couple of songs that consider what thoughts went through Joseph's mind as Mary carried the Son of God in her womb, and what questions did he have about being the earthly father of Christ. I wonder indeed.
After all, it seemed like a strange way to save the world but God tells us that His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are higher than our ways. Thank you Lord for your infinite grace.
Friday, December 8, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 15
Of all the traditions that our family enjoys at Christmas, our favorite is probably the Christmas Eve worship service. We have lived in three states and been members of several congregations over the years, but each one has had special Christmas Eve services. Some have celebrated the Lord's Supper, others have had musical presentations, and a few have told the story of the birth of the Savior. All have served to allow us to stop and focus on the true meaning of Christmas. The birth of Christ is the single most important event in human history. May your family know the joy that can only come from knowing the Savior.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 14
Nearly all of us can remember making a Christmas list. We might see the latest toys in store windows or the Sears and Montgomery Wards Christmas catalogs would arrive in the mail and we would wear them out looking at things that we longed to have. Some of us may have even cut out the pictures in the catalogs and pasted them to our letters to Santa, hoping that the gifts would be waiting on us Christmas morning. Time passes and we grow up. As we mature, our hopes, dreams, and Christmas wishes changes. Family, friends, employment, and health become our focus. We want peace, joy, and security. We long for family that are absent, and we look forward to spending time with those who are close at hand. We learn that true happiness is not found in things that can be purchased, but in things beyond the reach of financial gain. True joy, peace, comfort and security can only be found in the manger and everyone who does not know Him as their Savior is on my, "Grown Up Christmas List." Have a blessed Christmas season.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 13
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 12
Monday, December 4, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 11
Sunday, December 3, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 10
Saturday, December 2, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 9
Friday, December 1, 2017
2017 Christmas Music Marathon - Day 8
While there is a great deal said about the virgin Mary and her being chosen to be the mother of God's only Son, one has to ask about Joseph, the man chosen to be Christ's earthly mentor. Joseph had to be a patient, understanding man of faith. He is the example of a husband, father, and man that we would do well to emulate. He took Mary and cared for her, protected her, and loved her when many advised him to abandon her. After all, she was pregnant and "It Wasn't His Child". Have a blessed day.
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