“There’s Still My Joy”

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Since we lost our daughter in 2013, the holidays have been difficult to navigate.   Though I may like the tunes, songs like”Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “Home for the Holidays” will always ring hollow.   Last year when Noel Stookey released his album Somethin’ Special, I was drawn to this beautiful song by Melissa Manchester about finding peace and joy in spite of loss.  Putting together this slide show to accompany Noel’s interpretation was healing for me, and I hope that if you’re grieving a loss–whether that be the loss of a loved one or of health or of your most treasured dream–you will find the space and freedom in this song to find and claim a reason for joy.

 

 

Christmas Music and the Incarnation

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The  essay from my FaithLink for Dec. 23rd–“Christmas Music and the Incarnation”—has been posted on the Ministry Matters website:  https://www.ministrymatters.com/all/entry/9420/christmas-music-and-the-incarnation

Here are links to the songs mentioned in the essay: