Holidays: Top Ten Christmas Carols

5- We Three Kings – In 1857 Rev. John Henry Hopkings penned this carol. It was originally written for New York’s General Theological Seminary and their pageant at Christmas time. 4- What Child is This – Once called The Manger Throne, this song was written in 1865 by an Englishman, William Chatterton Dix. Dix wrote…

Holidays: Top Ten Christmas Carols and Their History

For millennia, people have celebrated the Winter Solstice, and Christians have celebrated the coming of their King by singing Christmas songs. Born on the plains in a stable in Bethlehem, God came down in the most vulnerable form possible: a babe. This was so remarkable and unexpected that God’s own chosen had not grasped it.…

Nativity Painting

Holidays: Top Ten Christmas Carols

If you are familiar with any of these Christmas carols, then perhaps you will agree with the selection. If you haven’t heard of all these Christmas songs and didn’t know their history, then you are in for an extra treat should you give them a listen. In fact, I think Christmas should be celebrated all year and these songs included.

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

I have the doldrums again. I get like this every year around Thanksgiving. I miss my family back in the U.S. I miss that wonderful warmth that goes around the house, beginning in the kitchen. Thanksgiving is full of special memories. There’s the festivities that begin the night before. Special Thanksgiving services at church. Getting…