Friday Five – Christmas Version!

1. What’s your favorite Christmas carol? O Come, All Ye Faithful, more for the stirring music than the words.  2. What’s one you could go a long while without hearing? Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.  3. What’s your favorite “secular” Christmas song (ie, with Santa, reindeer, etc) So This Christmas, although the message is very sacred.…

Friday Five – 11th Day of Christmas

It’s Friday Five over at RevGagBlogPals and today’s prompt is about the 11th day of Christmas. Not having any natural ‘elevens’ in my life, I offer 11 Christmas memories! The year I was six, I think my mother had been in the hospital due to some complications related to pregnancy, and so the tree wasn’t…

Belong, Believe, Behave

What a week! Another star story! (Members of the Riverview congregation have been sharing stories of how their ‘star word’ from last year had an impact on their lives) Presidential inauguration of someone whose statements put him in opposition to what Jesus said was important. Marches across and around the world…Millions of people coming together in…

Candle Light, Sacred Light

Advent Hymn – Candle Light, Sacred Light – Tune – Silent Night Candle light, sacred light. Mystery flames, burning bright We are waiting for Jesus’ new birth. Shine his hope over all of the earth. Thanks for the gift of hope, thanks for the gift of hope. Candle light, sacred light. Mystery flames, burning bright…

Friday Five: Lists

Over at RevGals is Friday Five time and this time its all about lists that we make. Personal… professional… seasonal… and at this time of year, they all collide. I used to make separate personal and church lists on paper, although I tried to use the same notebook, but that became unproductive as I never…

Friday Five – Advent

Advent Traditions – For many years, I dreamed of a the perfectly decorated home, with presents wrapped under the tree, a perfectly cleaned house and lots of time for baking and soaking up the season. The reality is, I have scaled back my expectations. But here are five that are central to my enjoyment and…