Christmas Cheer

And is it true? Oh yes.

O come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord Sir John Betjeman, beloved former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom,  invites us to share his wit and his deeply Christian sentiment. Have a listen. Christmas The bells of waiting Advent ring, The Tortoise stove is lit again And lamp-oil light across the night Has caught… Continue reading And is it true? Oh yes.

Christmas Cheer · Faith

Before Christmas was a thing …

Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." (Matthew 2:2) I love this image of the Magi. Oriental king-makers, seeking the One they had read about in the Jewish scriptures -- which… Continue reading Before Christmas was a thing …

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Sweater Darcy?

It takes a real man to pull off the Ugly Christmas Sweater look. What do you think? Does our dear gentleman succeed? Well, okay, the sweater isn't all that ugly. Although the reindeer is eyeing the glass of champagne ... How about a "real life" comparison? Here's my Nathan at a grad school Christmas event, two… Continue reading Christmas Sweater Darcy?

Christmas Cheer · Faith · Lest We Forget · Musical Marvels · Words to Live By

To God with love this Christmas Day…

Hauntingly beautiful, ever true. A much-loved carol from the 12th century. In Bethlehem upon that morn There was a blessed Messiah born. Merry Christmas!