Advent Journey, Day Six: The Candle

Advent Journey Day Six Today, enjoy the wisdom of this this reflection on the meaning of the Candle. I found this lovely little meditation while traveling in England several years ago and I have been saving it for just this moment.  Think of all the ways we see the candle being used in our different…

Advent Journey, Day Five: Deliverance

Advent Journey Day Five: Deliverance George Frederick Handel lived during the years  1685-1759 and is most famous for his powerful “Hallelujah Chorus” from his oratorio Messiah. He lived for most of his life in England during the Baroque period of music and art history. He wrote many other fine works that used “word painting” to spotlight…

Advent Journey Day Four: Comfort

 Advent Journey Day Four-Comfort Today I encourage you to read Isaiah chapter 40. This is perhaps one of the most encouraging and beautiful chapters of the Bible. Did you know that these opening verses actually open Handel’s Messiah? Lovely! Imagine Handel reading these words for the first time and beginning to hear musical ideas forming…….

Advent Journey Day Three: History

Advent Journey Day Three: History Today we will reflect on our Christian heritage and consider how we are strengthened by remembering those who have come before us. Is there someone in church history you admire? Is there someone in your family history that has been a role model? This English folk carol was composed by…

God thru the Arts-Advent Journey: Traditions

  Join me for this God thru the Arts-Advent Journey through the arts of Christmas. Each day I will post a new painting, poem, or piece of music to help you slow down and savor the reason for the season. Day One Reflect on your favorite Christmas memory and consider how the meaning of the season…