Sunday Respite – December Lights

 

”Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

I hope you are enjoying this Christmas week.

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen André Rieu – December Lights

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Have a wonderful week with much Peace.

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Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas… One of my favorites

Mary, Did You Know? –  by Pentatonix.

 

 

Looking forward to the New Year…..

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Sunday Respite – Within our darkest night…

This week we celebrate Christmas. We also see the return of more sunlight after the darkest night. We have so much to be thankful for.

I have selected “Within Our Darkest Night You Kindle A Fire that Never Dies Away” by Taize.

 

The winter solstice occurs as well.

Jupiter and Saturn will form rare Christmas Star” on winter solstice

On December 21, Jupiter and Saturn will appear closer in Earth’s night sky than they have since 1226 A.D. You can watch the event live here on the 21st, courtesy of Lowell Observatory.

 

 

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At the Winter Solstice we reach the depth of that darkness with the longest night of the year. Darkness has reached its peak.

“Now we start to wonder: will this continue? Will the Earth grow darker and colder as the Sun disappears into the south until only darkness is left? But at Yule a wonderful thing happens. The Sun stops its decline and for a few days it rises in about the same place. This is the crucial time, the cusp between events. The Sun stands still, and everyone waits for the turning.”

In our heads we know the light will return. But in the darkness of Winter, can we be sure? do our hearts believe what our heads tell us? Will the light keep its promises? We all have moments of darkness, when we don’t know how much deeper we will go before the light starts to return (or even if it will). The world has moments too; it understands us, and lives as we do.

The Sun does start north again and the light comes back. In the world, in our lives, the light comes back. This is indeed something worth celebrating, and it has been celebrated throughout the Northern Hemisphere in remarkably similar ways since the ancients.

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Wishing you a wonderful day.

Sunday – Waiting in Silence

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen “Waiting in Silence.” It is one of my favorite Advent pieces. About this time, the third Sunday in Advent, a reflective mood often develops as we know we are getting closer to the day we honor the birth of Jesus.

On the lighter side I am including “Chips Tips Wrapping A present.”  Appeared on Jimmy Kimmel late 2011

First we start-

Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Missionaries.

 

All credit goes to ABC and Jimmy Kimmel for video below:

Anyone who has wrapped gifts can appreciate Aunt Chippy’s problems.

Some rough language.

 

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful day.

Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day

Handel’s Messiah: For Unto us a Child is Born, Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

 

Wishing you many blessings.

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Sunday Respite – Waiting in Silence

 

For today’s Sunday Respite I have chosen “Waiting in Silence.” It is one of my favorite Advent pieces. About this time, the third Sunday in Advent, a pensive and reflective mood often develops as we know we are getting closer to the day we honor the birth of Jesus Christ.

On a less somber tone, I am adding a video that is sure to bring back nostalgic memories of holidays gone by. I often just leave it on and/or send it over to my flat screen. Lovely instrumental music accompanies the scenes.

First we start-

Diocese of St. Benedict Old Catholic Missionaries.

 

Christmas Slideshow Part 2 HD

Notes: With countless more hours to create this new slideshow, it is my wish that it will enhance your Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the Pictures and the Music in High Definition and in full screen. Lovely as a background on your flat screen or monitor.

 

Wishing you a wonderful day with much peace

 

 

 

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Christmas week – Fernado

 

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day. I am still winding down with a bit of a vacation from politics. . I suggest watching this in full screen.

Andre’ Rieu – Fernando – Celebrates ABBA

 

Merry Christmas – ‘For Unto us a Child is Born’

 

Wishing everyone an very Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day. We are indeed blessed.

 

Handel’s Messiah: For Unto us a Child is Born, Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

 

 

Wishing you many blessings.

Mary Did You Know?

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas Eve.

 Mary, Did You Know? – Pentatonix

 

 

O Come, Emmanuel!

 

I have chosen one of my favorite renditions of this classic. Wishing everyone a wonderful and blessed day, this fourth Sunday in Advent.

O Come, Emmanuel – Christmas Version – ThePianoGuys

 

 

I am also adding one I posted several weeks ago in case you missed it or would enjoy hearing it again. Do watch it in full screen. Enjoy.

 

Little Drummer Boy – by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway

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