Category Archives: Advent

Hark! It’s the Doxology

    We sing the Doxology every Sunday:   “Praise Him above, ye heavenly host.” Sing, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing–same thought, slightly different words: “Christ, by highest heaven adored.” And we get to sing alongside that heavenly host: Glory … Continue reading

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Hark! The Words Shine Forth Today

    Handy Hubby hung swags of colored lights along our back fence. I look into the darkness and see a path of lights along the edge of our property. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing is a set of beautiful … Continue reading

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Hark! Angles Say

Imagine this scene (with Charles Wesley’s attention to detail)– Shepherds abide in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. The sky explodes with ten thousand flashes of lightning.             Angels speak in the north … Continue reading

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Hark! Angels Sing

  I imagine shepherds on the hillside, watching their flocks by night. Someone is playing a simple wooden flute, a quiet melody floating over men and sheep–gray shadows caught in a flicker of firelight.   BOOM! The skies open with … Continue reading

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Hark! How All the Welkin Rings

    Welkin?   According to Websters, welkin is “the vault of the sky, firmament,” or “celestial abode of God.” And when Charles Wesley penned the words of a now familiar carol, he wrote, Hark! How all the welkin rings, … Continue reading

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Peaceful Night, Holy Night

    Sleep in heavenly peace.   Peace isn’t the absence of noise. Peace is the presence of God. John 14:27 (ESV) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I … Continue reading

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Silent Night, Sleepy Night

    Sleep in heavenly peace.   Hush. Jesus is sleeping. For the first time. Ever. Psalm 121:4 (NLT) Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps.

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Wild, Silent Night

  All is calm.  Seriously? Joseph, looking for a place–any place!–to shelter his laboring wife. And then . . . . . . a woman birthing a baby. In a barn. Need I say more?

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Holy Night, Indeed!

  Continuing our meditation on “Silent Night”– Silent, holy night?   Consider John’s view of holy: Revelation 4:5,8 (CEV) Flashes of lightning and roars of thunder came out from the throne in the center of the circle. . . Day and … Continue reading

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Not-So-Silent Night

  It’s Advent. A season of preparation. A season of meditation. A season of serious thought.     I’m continuing with the theme of carols–those seasonal songs that play in the background everywhere. Words that float below our consciousness. My … Continue reading

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