Author: Gretchen

Angels Christmas

2017 Song Seven (Seven Songs for My Savior): Angels Medley by the Piano Guys

Today I wanted to feature another song about angels.  These important messengers of God came from His presence and spoke on His behalf.  Rather amazing!  The Lyrics of “Angels from the Realms of Glory” by Kathryn Jenkins do a beautiful job of connecting to angels to the creation story, to the birth of Christ and […]

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2017 Song Six (Seven Songs for My Savior): Born on Christmas Day

While most of my Christmas albums are inspirational in nature, I do have a few secular ones that I enjoy listening to as well.  Much to my kids’ chagrin, I even like country music.  Maybe not as many of the current artists, but I do like the instruments that go along with the genre.  Especially […]

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Sing Angels Sing

2017 Song Five (Seven Songs for My Savior): “Sing, Angels, Sing”

Looking to start a dance party around the Christmas tree?  “Sing, Angels, Sing” by Nicole C. Mullen might provide just the inspiration that you need.  What is beautiful about this song is the fact that it compels you to want to move AND to want to sing.  Like the angels must have felt long ago.  […]

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Bethlehem Town

2017 Song Four (Seven Songs for My Savior): “Bethlehem Town” by Jars of Clay

My husband is not a fan of Christmas music.  I am not sure why.  It’s not like I play it all year round – I am one of those people who waits until after Thanksgiving.  But over the years, I have managed to find a few that he will listen to with me without grumbling.  […]

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Wrap This One Up

2017 Song Three (Seven Songs for My Savior): “Wrap This One Up”

Perhaps I bought two Christmas albums this year.  Okay, I did.  But once you hear Christy Nockels‘s album “The Thrill of Hope,” you will probably head right out and get one for yourself.  Her voice is so incredibly beautiful.  I have a feeling that I will be sharing one of her songs every year for awhile.  […]

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Just a Girl

2017 Song Two (Seven Songs for My Savior): Just a Girl

Every year, I have fun picking out one new Christmas album.  This year my choice was Brandon Heath’s “Christmas is Here.”  Featuring a fun mix of both traditional and new songs, this is one worth owning.  His song, “Just a Girl” definitely presents a unique perspective. I am certain that Mary, the mother of Jesus, […]

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Once in David s Royal City

2017 Song One (Seven Songs for My Savior): “Once in David’s Royal City”

Happy week before Christmas!   We are gearing up toward Christmas vacation around here.  Today was my last day of my middle school geography class for semester.  And today’s topic might be one of my favorites: Nativity geography.  And one of the significant places in the story: the city of David. Until I started teaching […]

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Imperfect Justice: Lines about Book 2 in the Hidden Justice Series by Cara Putman

Note: I received a free ARC (advanced reader copy) of the book, Imperfect Justice to review. All opinions of the book are my own and were not influenced by this gift.  At the end, an affiliate link is included in case you would like to purchase this highly recommended book.   Does justice always work out?  […]

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Cara Putman Beyond Justice

Beyond Justice: Lines about Book 1 in the Hidden Justice Series by Cara Putman

Legal suspense might be one of my favorite genres.  There is something about courtroom drama that can be riveting.  Although I have never had any desire to become a lawyer myself, I am intrigued by the process.  Especially if the ultimate desire is to delve deep enough to find the truth.  While I may be […]

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Reading Lines for a Remarkable Advent

Ever since our youngest was little, we have been purposefully observing the season of advent.  For our family, simply celebrating Christmas is not enough.  Advent is so much more.  In case you are unfamiliar with that term, below is the definition. Advent: The period beginning four Sundays before Christmas, observed in commemoration of the coming […]

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