For the Love of Music

Music invokes many emotions, and I love it. I love this time of year and having Christmas music on all the time. I love the feelings of joy and happiness through such fun and spiritually uplifting music. Music is a great way to let feelings out and feel like someone at sometime knew how you felt and wrote it down.

I could talk about my top 50 or so songs, the ones that have meaning for me personally… who wants to read about that though?! I will share a couple of my favorite songs for this time of year.

O Holy Night by Gentri, and if this song doesn’t give you major feels then I don’t know what will. The video goes along so perfectly with this wonderful time of year.

Hallelujah by Pentatonix is beautifully done, and a wonderful song.

Mistletoe and Holly by Frank Sinatra because it reminds me of my grandpa. He use to always say “By golly” in the cutest way, something that has stuck with me all these years.

Silent Night by Michael Buble, he has a great voice and this song just fills me with warm feelings.

I wold love to hear some of your favorite songs and why they are favorites. This is the season of sharing after all!



The Most Wonderful Time of Year

I love Christmas time and all the happy warm feelings that surround us at this time of year. This year my church has established a way to bring the Light of Christ into our lives at this special time of year. Everyday there is a suggestion of things we can do to give gifts to others through service. It isn’t grand things, or costly things either (which I appreciate as I prepare for Christmas for 6 kids!). The things that are suggested are such things as visiting the sick or elderly at nursing homes, sharing favorite scriptures, and donating clothes.

As a person that has struggled financially for all my life I love the feeling of giving to others when I know I can’t monetarily. I love the feeling that service brings and I especially love sharing these things with my kids. Each day they ask me what we are doing the next day! They too look forward to doing things that they are capable of, and that feeling we get doing these things together.

Last week we went to a nursing home and visited people that don’t normally have visitors. I wasn’t sure if my kids would be on board to go see strangers, but they surely surprised me. We went and they loved it! My youngest especially loved talking to everyone and showing them her little toys and trinkets. They are excited to make soft cookies and go see them again next week. This is the real reason for this time of year, making ourselves more Christlike and remembering the reason for the season. I hope we can all do things that bring us closer to Christ, and feel the love He has for each of us.

If you would like more info feel free to visit this website and learn how we can all LIGHT the WORLD.