Lines of Life

Belinda Blake series

The Belinda Blake Exotic Pet-sitter Series by Heather Gilbert

   True confessions: I am not a pet person. I did enjoy having dogs growing up, and I tolerated the cats. But all of our pets were outdoors and pretty much stayed out of the way. The same is true of that cat that we inherited when we moved out to our acreage two years […]

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Redeemed Song of the Beautiful

Redeemed Lines: The Song of the Beautiful

Black Saturday.  The day after Christ died.  Because we know the ending, this day becomes the preparation for Easter.  A day for the celebration of spring. But long ago, to the disciples and those close followers of Jesus, this had to have been the longest day ever.  Although Jesus foretold his Resurrection, did they really […]

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Author Michelle DeRusha True You

From the Lines of True You by Michelle DeRusha

When we moved out to our house last April, spring was starting to change the landscape.  Soon the tree line on the western edge of our property was filled in with dense foliage.  While this made for lovely shade during the summer months, the branches obscured our view of the breathtaking sunsets.  Only when the […]

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All is Well by Michael W Smith and Carrie Underwood

Song Seven: “All is Well” by Michael W. Smith and Carrie Underwood (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

“All is Well” is on the very first Christmas album that Michael W. Smith recorded back in 1994.  That album is still one of my favorite Christmas cd’s.  When he re-recorded the song over 20 years later, I was not sure that I would like that version as well.  But by turning it into a […]

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Noel by Lauren Daigle

Song Six: Noel by Lauren Daigle (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

“Noel.”  This French word is a bit complex because not only can it mean “good news,” it can also mean birth.  The perfect word to talk about the first coming of Jesus. God used both the stars and the angels to proclaim the message.  How like God to use part of His creation to announce […]

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Mary's Boy Child by Toby Mac

Song Five: “Mary’s Boy Child” by Toby Mac (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

Growing up in the 1970’s, my childhood Christmas carols involved orchestras, Ralph Charmichael and the Hawaiins.  All on records, of course.  Back then, traditional songs were played more often on the radio too.  All during the Christmas season, one could find songs about Jesus.  “Mary’s Boy Child” was still considered to be a  “new” Christmas […]

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Donnie McClurken

Song Four: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” by Donnie McClurkin (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

I sang in a concert once with Donnie McClurkin.  Yolanda Adams was there too. (Their later duet is one of my favorite songs!) No, this event was not a dream.  Our church choir director happened to be friends with notable conductor David Clyesdale.  When he came to guest direct his latest Christmas musical, he brought […]

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Good King Wenceslas Tenth Avenue North

Song Three: Good King Wenceslas by Tenth Avenue North (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

If you are looking for a fun approach to a Christmas album, Tenth Avenue North has you covered.  Their “Decade the Halls Volume One” approaches each Christmas song as if it were performed in a  certain decade.  From swing to soul, along with some other musicians, they tackle them all.  One of the songs that […]

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Song Two Behold the Lamb of God

Song Two: “Behold the Lamb of God” by Andrew Peterson (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

One of my favorite experiences of Christmases past has been attending the Andrew Peterson “Behold the Lamb of God” tour.  Every time, his special guests play their own Christmas music for the first half of the show.  Then for the second half, they all perform his musical together.  If you have never had this experience, […]

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Song One Advent Hymn Christy Nockels

Song 1: Advent Hymn by Christy Nockels (Seven Songs for my Savior 2018 Edition)

After featuring a Christy Nockels song in my prelude post yesterday, how could I not introduce you to another one of her songs?  This first of seven songs for Savior 2018 edition needed to include this Advent Hymn.  What is fascinating about this song is the fact that Christy has an interesting co-writer.  Charles Wesley […]

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