Hello my dear blogging friends…I’m so glad you’re here visiting me in my tea cottage! I have the kettle on, so let’s warm ourselves with a cup of hot tea and listen to some beautiful music that will warm our hearts as well.
I’m very happy to be joining in today with our lovely hostess, Amy at http://signsmiraclesandwonders.blogspot.com/2008/03/then-sings-my-soul-saturdays-inaugural.html, for Then Sings My Soul Saturdays. You can join in as well, or visit her and the other participants by clicking on the button to the right.
I’ve also just discovered Lisa’s blog at http://www.extravagantgrace.net/. Lisa is hostessing “Bringing Holy Back to the Holidays”. Doesn’t that sound like a really good idea? Yes, I thought you would agree. Please take a few minutes to read about her inspiration and desire to make this Christmas holiday about Christ, not shopping, gifts, going into debt, etc….those are fleeting, temporary material things…its not about that…its about HIM. You can find out more by clicking on her button to the right.
This is a musical nativity sitting on the mantle in our family room, playing Oh, Holy Night.
This is my very, very, very favorite Christmas carol, and this rendition by Celine Dion is also my favorite. I first heard her sing this song when hubby and I were taking our grandgirls out to see the Christmas lights on neighbors lawns. I’ve heard it many times, before, but this time, as she began to sing, I wanted to raise my hands in praise, and would have, but I was driving. We all sang along…it was a night I’ll never forget. You might notice that Celine includes the words “Christ is the Lord”…many artists leave that out…how sad that is. I hope you enjoy it.
I do hope you enjoyed your visit here today…please come back again…with the cold weather coming upon us, its the perfect time for a perfect cup of tea with friends!
Please pray that the way we celebrate this Christmas season is pleasing to the Lord. Pray for our military and their families, that He cover them with a shield of protection and bring them peace and comfort. Pray for those that have lost a family member or friend to an illness…and pray for those that are battling disease. Pray for your lost loved ones, that they might know Jesus and His love this Christmas, and pray for our nation, that the Lord have mercy on us.