Do I need to give a rationale to explain why I think it’s ok to celebrate Advent as New Years, but not have resolutions or goals until January 1st? Here you go, along with my tentative hopefully-non-legalistic goals.
Monthly Archives: December 2018
For the New Year
Praetorius – Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning
Merry Christmas as we continue through the Twelve Days! Today’s post offers another Hat Tip to Rev. Mark Preus for reminding me about Praetorius and this Lutheran Mass for Christmas Morning.
A Christmas Hymn from Germanus
Here’s another Facebook find: A Christmas Hymn from Germanus, Patriarch of Constantinople in the mid-8th century, shared by Andy Richard.
A Christmas Hymn by Mark Preus
Merry Christmas! Today I have a real treat for you: a Christmas hymn by Mark Preus. He hadn’t settled on a tune for it yet, but on his Facebook page was accepting suggestions. At the end of the Christmas poem, you can see the hymn tune suggestion he liked the most. 🙂
Free Book – Juvenile Fantasy
Hey! There’s a great free book on kindle for your kids right now, written by a Lutheran! Remember last summer when I reviewed A Hero’s Curse? (That review is here, btw.) I sure enjoyed it and now you and your family can too, and so easily! Written for middle schoolers, but clean enough for younger (strong) readers, while being interesting enough for YA and young at heart. 🙂
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Hi. Now is probably not the time to sign up to take some free courses online. Or, is it? The way many of these work is you get a daily or weekly email with a video embedded or linked. You can actually DO them whenever you get around to it. So . . . it’s totally a gift to the world, humanity, and, in some of these awesome cases, the church!
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Speaking of O Antiphons . . .
Check out Rev. Robert Smith’s blog posts on the O Antiphons! The blog, What Does This Mean, is about a year old, and well worth checking out.
Let’s lend a minute to the O Antiphons! The time has come as we approach Christmas Eve(ning). 🙂
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World of Wazzlewoods
I got a very happy item in the mail on Friday, and now I get to review Rev. Tyrel Bramwell‘s most recent release! Now, you might think I’m referring to his recent release, Come in We Are Closed, but nope! I reviewed that here. This guy has had two releases within almost a month and a half! CRAZY! But The World of the Wazzlewoods (A Fern & Dale Fairy Tale) was a delightful read and I’m glad I didn’t have to wait longer for it. 🙂 Well worth including as a present or stocking stuffer for the seven to eight year olds! Great illustrations by Lutheran artist extraordinaire Edward Riojas!
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