Countdown to Christmas – 10 Days!

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Ding dong merrily on high, In heav’n the bells are ringing: Ding dong! verily the sky Is riv’n with angel singing Gloria Hosanna in excelsis! Gloria Hosanna in excelsis! Ding Dong, Merrily on High – Verse 1 Lyrics: George Ratcliffe Woodward

Countdown to Christmas – 11 Days!

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  Adore like the shepherds! Your glad voices raise With those of the angels who sing in His praise. Your chorus will echo from earth to the sky, With Glory to God in His heaven most high! O Come, Little Children (Ihr Kinderlein, Kommet) – Verse 3 Lyric: Christoph von Schmid

Happy Thanksgiving

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  Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel. ~Author Unknown ———————– Sing to the Lord of harvest, Sing songs of love and praise; With joyful hearts and voices Your alleluias raise. By him the rolling seasons In fruitful order move; Sing to the Lord of harvest A joyous song of love. God makes … Continued

On Thanksgiving

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While President Abraham Lincoln made the holiday “official” in 1863 – it was actually President George Washington who started the ball rolling with his 1789 Proclamation: By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his … Continued

Happy Easter

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But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57 Wishing you and yours a Blessed Easter!

The Gate of the Year

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It’s a New Year’s Eve tradition here to publish this wonderful poem. Though many know it simply as “The Gate of the Year,” its title is actually “God Knows” and it was written in the early part of the 20th century by Minnie Louise Haskins. While the lines above are the most well-known, here it … Continued

O Holy Night

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O holy night! The stars are brightly shining It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth! Long lay the world in sin and error pining Till he appear’d and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn! Fall on your knees … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 2

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a merry little Christmas Make the Yuletide gay From now on, our troubles will be miles away Here we are as in olden days Happy golden days of yore Faithful friends who … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 3

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Christmas time is here Happiness and cheer Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of the year Snowflakes in the air Carols everywhere Olden times and ancient rhymes Of love and dreams to share Sleigh bells in the air Beauty everywhere Yuletide by the fireside And joyful memories there Christmas time is here … Continued

Countdown to Christmas – 4

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City sidewalks, busy sidewalks Dressed in holiday style In the air There’s a feeling of Christmas Children laughing People passing Meeting smile after smile And on ev’ry street corner you’ll hear Silver bells, silver bells It’s Christmas time in the city Ring-a-ling, hear them sing Soon it will be Christmas day Strings of street lights … Continued