Christmas Bells – My Annual Sharing

https://youtu.be/M7670CXvPX0 Christmas Bells - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Till, ringing, singing on its way, The world revolved from night to day, A voice, a chime, A chant sublime Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each black, accursed mouth The cannon thundered in the South, And with the sound The carols drowned Of peace on earth, good-will to men! It was as if an earthquake rent The hearth-stones of a continent, And made forlorn The households born Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said: "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: "God is not dead; nor doth he sleep! The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace on earth, good-will to men!" ______________________________________________________________ I know I share this every year, but I cannot get enough … Continue reading Christmas Bells – My Annual Sharing

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Christmas Traditions

https://youtu.be/0XXq-L1_R7E Do you have Christmas traditions? Chanukkah? Other religious/non-religious celebrations? What are your favorite ones? I love our traditions: My kids jumping in their PJs and wrapping in blankets to go and see lighted trees dance to Christmas Eve Sarajevo, and a list of other great Christmas songs The other (at the minimum) two Christmas … Continue reading Christmas Traditions

2 Christmas Gift Ideas For Worldchangers

'Tis the season. The season of warmth and goodwill to all. The season where many of us turn away from receiving and toward giving. The season where many charities reach out and hope for that little extra to help them finish their mission this year, and maybe get a head start into next year. It … Continue reading 2 Christmas Gift Ideas For Worldchangers

Compassion Wednesday: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

https://youtu.be/MIyIlJTiaaQ Christmas. It's more than one day, one holiday. It's a whole season. It's a season of family, friends, holiday parties, and full bellies and full hearts. Wide eyed children dominate the scene with wonder and innocence. Scrooges have their awakenings. Carols and eggnog fill the air (wait, that doesn't sound right). We have our … Continue reading Compassion Wednesday: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Stories That Sing

https://youtu.be/KfQkAlVP2Zo   We all find inspiration for our stories, our writing, in multitudes of places. Music is far from an obscure source. I think I've said it many times before that I find my greatest source of inspiration in music. However, sometimes there are songs that need to speak for themselves. The stories I would … Continue reading Stories That Sing