Jesus is Born, The True Story – Christmas According to Kids

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If there’s someone who doesn’t know the story about Christmas and the birth of Jesus, perhaps it’s because he was only born yesterday. Literally. Or at least in the past year, and he’s still discovering his toes.

While most know about Christmas, how many know the true story? 

I thought I did until I watched this video. The kids in this hilarious video set the story straight. And apparently, it involves a purple stuffed hippo. 

(If you’re reading this on email, you have to go to my blog to see the video. Click “Read More.”)

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Mary, Did You Know? What Was It Like to Raise the Son of God? (Pentatonix)

 

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What was it like to raise the son of God?

Could Mary have had even a glimmer of understanding of all that being His mother would hold?

Each Christmas, I feature Pentatonix’s rendition of “Mary, Did You Know?” because it’s not only gorgeous, it’s also a fascinating question.

And thus, back by my own popular demand, here’s my Mary, Did You Know? Christmas post:


Mary, Did You Know

by Pentatonix

If this doesn’t start the Christmas season out right, I give up.

Pentatonix’s
“Mary, Did You Know?”
is, hands down
,
the best version ever.

(It’s so good, it demanded I use a bigger font to express its greatness.) 

I wouldn’t have imagined a comedian could write such a powerful song, but comedian Mark Lowry did it.

Mark wrote Mary, Did You Know? while imagining what questions he’d ask Mary if he were sitting down with her over a cup of coffee.

Until the first time I heard this song, I’d never thought to wonder what it was like to raise the Son of God.

I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me to wonder before. It’s a pretty obvious question.

I didn’t wonder before, but now I’m mesmerized by the thought.  [Read more…]

Silent Night Ye Merry Gentlemen – Let the Christmas Season Begin

Two Great Christmas Songs by Mannheim Steamroller: Silent Night & God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen via www.JeanWilund.comIt’s beginning to look and sound like Christmas. 

Friday we put up our Christmas tree, and last night Larry and I went to hear Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas tour.

Amazing.

By the way, Tom Sharpe, their drummer, stole the show. Brilliant musician and showman. He’s worth a Google.

It’s hard to pick a favorite song of theirs to share with you, so I didn’t.

I’m kicking off the season big by picking two songs. Crazy, right?

Enjoy Mannheim Steamrollers arrangements of  Silent Night and God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen.

And be sure to scroll to the bottom of the post on-line to learn of a fascinating story about the carol Silent Night. [Read more…]

Merry Christmas to You ~ The Nativity Story ~ Come and Worship (by Bebo Norman)

Click to view music video Come & Worship by Bebo Norman via www.JeanWilund.com

Therefore the Lord himself
will give you a sign:

The virgin will conceive
and give birth to a son,
and will call him
Immanuel.

~ Isaiah 7:14

~†~

Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

Please enjoy this music video of the nativity story as Bebo Norman sings “Come and Worship.”

It’s my Christmas gift to you.

~ Jean

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Fun Friday – Do You Hear What I Hear? Say What? (Tim Hawkins)

Click to listen to the hilarious comedy of Tim Hawkins "Do You Hear What I Hear?" Say what??? via www.jeanwilund.com

I love Christmas carols.

Elf may be right. “The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”

I belt out Christmas carols all season long.

I doubt Christmas cheer would spread, though, if I sang loud for all to hear. Maybe headaches? Earmuffs?

Regardless of how I sing, I at least know the words, or so I thought.

Christian comedian Tim Hawkins made me realize I’ve been missing something — something hilarious.

I hadn’t heard what Tim heard.

Do You Hear What I Hear? [Read more…]

What would you ask Jesus’ mother over a cup of coffee? ~ MARY, DID YOU KNOW? (by Pentatonix)

Click to view music video: Pentatonix sing "Mary, Did You Know?" It's the best version ever! And it will make you think! What would you ask Jesus' mother over a cup of coffee?

Mary, Did You Know by Pentatonix

If this doesn’t start the Christmas season out just right, then I give up.

Pentatonix’s
“Mary, Did You Know?”
is, hands down
,
the best version ever.

(It’s so good, it demanded I use a bigger font to express its greatness.) 

I wouldn’t have imagined a comedian could write such a powerful song, but comedian Mark Lowry did it.

Mark wrote Mary, Did You Know? when imagining what questions he’d ask Mary if he were sitting down with her over a cup of coffee.

Until the first time I heard this song, I’d never thought to wonder what it was like to raise the Son of God.

I don’t know why it hadn’t occurred to me to wonder. I’m sort of embarrassed by that.

I didn’t wonder before.

But now?

I’m mesmerized by the thought.  [Read more…]