It’s Christmas week – big sigh!
The sigh is because of the feeling that comes to me the last few weeks the year. The decorations are up, the gifts are wrapped. The house is clean and the meal is planned.
This week I asked the guides to ask the members in their tribe two questions to get some conversation going. No matter the faith background, or no faith background, everyone can answer one of both of these questions. I decided to answer them myself.
I have many favorite Christmas movies – many classics, like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street”, and some newer favorites, like “The Family Stone”, but I think my favorite is the original “The Bishop’s Wife” with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven from 1947. The Christmas Eve Sermon that the angel wrote for Bishop Brougham was simple, but so powerful.
Just as with holiday movies there are an amazing number of traditional and newer Christmas songs. I have been listening to more contemporary songs this year, and I particularly love “Little Town” and “Breath of Heaven” by Point of Grace, “Christmastime” by Michael W. Smith, “Greensleeves” by Manheim Steamroller (feat. Elise Davis), and always get a chill listening to “How Many Kings” by Downhere. I still have to say, for the past many years, “All is Well” by Carrie Underwood and Michael W. Smith is the one that gives me chills and moves me to tears almost every time I hear it.
Christmas time – another opportunity to be grateful. What are you grateful for this year?