Monthly Archives: December 2012

THE FIRST CHRISTMAS THE ANGELS DID SING!

(Yes, it is a busy season but please check back Wednesday, December 26th for a particularly moving and satisfying Christmas experience.)  Noel (or Nowell) means Christmas. This old English Carol, The First Noel, is fitting this December 21, 2012—“cold winters night”—here … Continue reading

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GLORY TO THE NEW BORN KING—PEACE ON EARTH

(Yes, it is a busy season but please check back Wednesday, December 26th for a particularly moving and satisfying Christmas experience.) Like so many, perhaps you listened to the previous posts of carols here and recovered your joyous mood. Today’s feature, … Continue reading

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NUMBER 1 CAROL IN AMERICA—AT LEAST IN THE LAST SEVERAL DECADES

That would be, “Joy To The World!” The earliest version was written nearly 300 years ago by Englishman, Isaac Watts based on the 98th Psalm. The current adaptation is more than 100 years old. Don’t worry that some political correctness … Continue reading

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LITTLE DRUMMER BOY? MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER AND HARRY SIMEONE CHORALE—WHO ELSE?

“I played my best for Him—me and my drum!” Do you wonder what a drum solo would sound like if played for—and to honor—a newborn baby who was proclaimed King of kings? What if they sounded so spectacularly alive you … Continue reading

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OH HOLY NIGHT AS IT WAS MEANT TO INSPIRE AND TO WARM

As we enter this fourth week in Advent in this first year of our present darkness, let us meditate on the Words of the Lord to the children of Israel, through the prophet Jeremiah (29:11), when they were removed to … Continue reading

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LIGHTING THE DARKNESS AT CHRISTMAS THE HOLDMAN WAY

Tom Holdman is one of a small group of digitally synchronized lighting masters.  Mr. Holdman operates Holdman Lighting in Pleasant Grove, Utah. He has been building his masterpieces since 2006. This treat, the 2010 Holdman personal display, will delight you … Continue reading

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CAN WE KNOW AND DEFINE AND LIVE THE AMERICAN CULTURE?

You may have noticed something with our American culture. You reach to put your finger on it but it seems to be a moving target. You reach to finger Pop music and something blindsides you from Hollywood. The next thing … Continue reading

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