Never sing louder than lovely
An exquisite voice — listen for the note so pure that it will bring a stinging tear (or I don't know how to call them). This is Anita and she blogs at Far Above Rubies. You may visit You Tube and listen directly *here.* It seems to work better.
(Thank you, Barbara, for sharing your friends.)
"The first rule is to keep an untroubled spirit," he exclaimed, his breath vaporizing on the frosty air, "The second is to look things in the face and know them for what they are!"
He was looking things in the face and knowing them for what they are. "And they are...," he huffed, fishing for a word, 'beserk!'"
Father Tim in Shepherds Abiding by Jan KaronOh it was a splendid idea to place a rereading of this book on my What I Want Christmas to Be list. I've laughed and wept a bit and enjoyed it so much.
So, yes, Father Tim's sentiments are my own this Christmas Eve morning. I've written a new list and it includes ever so many things for the day. I'm sure that yours does as well. Still, I hope that midnight finds John and me at the Christmas Eve service singing joyfully. (That will mean a required nap somewhere along the way.)
A blessed, meaningful, and altogether holy Christmas Eve to you...