The Song that Paused a War

There are some songs that hit you right in the heart and will automatically make you smile. With its wonderful words about peace and goodwill, Silent Night is one of those songs. While the words were written in the 1700s, the music wasn’t composed until 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber in Austria. This song has now been recorded over 700 times in the last 36 years. However, the real story that gets this song included …

The Happiest Time of the Year

It’s Christmas. The season of giving and good cheer. It’s considered the happiest time of the year. And from the looks on the children’s faces, I agree. Some of that cheer comes from the songs played on the radio, in the stores, and in our own homes. Last year, I told of the history of two songs, Go Tell It on the Mountain and the Twelve Days of Christmas. This year, I thought I’d do …

Favorite Songs of the Season

A quick FYI, my Christmas book The Chain You Forge is on sale this week for $0.99. http://amzn.to/2Al7tRC. Now on to our blog. Favorite Songs of the Season I love listening to the older Christmas songs that I grew up with. We all remember “Away in the Manger,” and “Silent Night.” These songs have stayed with me since my childhood. I especially love the history behind these songs. I thought for the holidays coming up, I’d share …

Taking a Different Route

Taking a Different Route

Listening to God can sometimes be hard, especially when He’s telling you to go in a different direction than what you want. Take the Three Wise Men. They met with King Herod on their way to see the Christ child. The king asked for them to come back and let him know where this child was so he could worship him also. However, Herod wanted to kill the child because he feared losing his power. …

The Story Behind the Song

The Story Behind the Song

I’m going to keep this short because I know we’re all busy this last week before Christmas. I thought I’d share the story behind one of my favorite Christmas songs, “Do You Hear What I Hear.” This song and music were written by Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney, the husband and wife team of such songs as “ Goodbye Cruel World,” sung by James Darren. Noel was a Frenchman forced to be a Nazi soldier …

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. John 1:9-14: The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.  He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.  He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him. But to all who did receive him,  who believed in his name,  he gave the right  to become  children of …

The Story

The Story

Please feel free to share this adaption of the beloved story, “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” Thank you for viewing my blog this year. Merry Christmas to you all.   The Story by Angie Mosteller ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the earth, Every creature was stirring, awaiting a birth. The time for Messiah was certainly near, The prophets foretold it; the Bible was clear. From the book of beginnings, the very first …

What We Say, What We Mean

What We Say, What We Mean

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks for what God has blessed us with. However, if you watch the video below, you will see that Black Friday shoppers prove what the true reason is for the season. Most in this video prove they do not care about others, only themselves. They might say they were buying the Christmas gifts for a family member, but when does pushing and shoving show the true meaning of Christmas. _____________________________________ …

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

In”A Charlie Brown Christmas”, Linus tells the story of why we celebrate Christmas. A survey just completed suggests almost half of the people who celebrate Christmas do not believe it has anything to do with the birth of Jesus. I thought we should be reminded of Linus’ words. “And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon …