Rose of Bethlehem

This is one of my favorite Christmas songs to sing as well as to listen to. Though I do not know much behind the composition of the song by Lowell Alexander, nobody I have heard sings the song like Nicol (Smith) Sponberg on the original release from Selah 2002.Christmas blessings to you as you listen!

Have Yourself a Blessed Little Christmas

Hugh Martin the composer of the original holiday favorite wrote these new lyrics after his conversion. I always loved this song and love especially this version presented by Michael O’Brien. This is a sweet soft song and wonderful quiet way to spend time thinking tonight about our Savior’s birth. Blessings to all who take the…

Nursing Home Christmas

This was my first Christmas at Life Care Center since we just moved three months ago to Florida. What a blessing it has been to get involved right away in this community. Our small team went in and sang for two groups of residents today. Of course the Hipaa laws prohibit us from showing any…

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Just a bit of quiet to share in the press of Christmas preparations. “Are you ready for Christmas?” is the question we either ask or receive daily in a light-hearted way. What they really want to know is, “Have you finished shopping?” While usually I would respond saying, “Not really!” or “I haven’t even started.”…

Mary’s Christmas Carol

And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,  Luke 1:46-47 From the very beginning Christmas seems to be intertwined with music and song. In the Biblical story leading up to the birth of Jesus everyone seems to be singing. Elizabeth sings, angels sing, and even Mary herself has a song. How…