https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQtgYl_IHcY Who loves singing Christmas carols? Let's sing "What Child Is This?" with Carrie Underwood today! This has got to be one of the best versions of the song- beautiful, powerful, and Carrie hits all the notes perfectly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5mdybeyLVc This music video featuring "Angels We Have Heard on High" is absolutely stunning. It is one of the most Christ-centered videos we have ever seen. It starts out simply but becomes more beautiful and complex as it goes. We experienced such joy and feelings of hope as we watched. Enjoy!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccHLJ7J84k4 We have heard many good versions of "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," but we were taken aback by the level of emotion and the vintage feel of this particular version by Sarah McLachlan. I personally cannot sing this song without difficulty, because there are several points where I become so emotional that … Continue reading 18 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS
Please join us, beginning tomorrow, as we start the advent journey together, just as the Three Magi did over 2 thousand years ago. You will enjoy free music videos, Christmas movie clips, fun activities for the kids, gift/decorating ideas, and a few small gifts from us to you along the way. Feel free to leave … Continue reading Christmas Advent Calendar Begins Tomorrow
Life can be a beautiful thing, especially when daydreaming about taking a vacation or looking at all those gorgeous nature and travel photos on Instagram! But I’ll bet that sometimes, maybe even more often than not, you look around your world and see a messy room (or entire house), a yard that needs serious maintenance, … Continue reading Make the Move Toward a Better State of Mind
It is interesting to note that we, as believers, are called God’s holy, royal, priesthood. Yet, are we all living according to our calling? You may have heard it said that we are “in the world but not of it.” Did you ever wonder what that means? Forgive me if this is redundant for you, … Continue reading Show the World Whose You Are!
Do you ever feel like this? Do you feel like your life is spinning out of control or, at best, like you are trapped in an endless cycle with no means to escape? Is your world swirling around you with deadlines, unfinished projects, over-scheduling, lack of established routines (“winging it”), and threatening to eat you … Continue reading Is Your Life an Endless Spin Cycle?
The story of Joshua in the Bible is a great reminder that God expects 100% of us and from us, not just a part. In this part of the Bible, the Israelites promised to follow God only and to give up on their idolatry; however, Joshua told them that they were not up to the … Continue reading Serving the Lord with All My Being
I really like this picture of a glass of red water being overwhelmed by blue water on all sides, surrounded and buffeted by it; yet inside, the red liquid is still contained and relatively still. When I think about what Jesus is saying in the quote from John 4:14, that the water that He … Continue reading Never Thirst with Living Water
God has a way of humbling me when I least expect it. As I stirred my Hollandaise sauce this morning, I began thinking, "I could teach people how to make this sauce; it's so easy it's practically foolproof." That very instant, the sauce separated and "broke," and no attempt to fix it worked. Even what usually works didn't … Continue reading Pride Comes Before the Fall, or in This Case, Broken Sauce