Monthly Archives: December 2016

Two more

Ellen’s introduction:

“On the 11th day of Christmas, I channeled my inner Grinch. 🙂 Continue reading Two more

Catching up

I was very busy yesterday and did not make good on my promise to catch up on Ellen’s musical offerings, so there will be two today. Continue reading Catching up

Two Today

Ellen started this project a couple of days before I was able to figure out the technology.  I will post two selections today and tomorrow so that I can catch up by Christmas day (and the bloopers she mentions, which I dread to see and hear). Continue reading Two Today

Six of Twelve – “Hallelujah”

Ellen again:

“On the sixth day of Christmas, I’m singing one of my faves! Continue reading Six of Twelve – “Hallelujah”

Villancico Cinco

As Ellen explains:

“On the fifth day of Christmas, I sang a thing with my dad…   Continue reading Villancico Cinco

The Series Continues with “Angels We Have Heard on High”

As Ellen explains:

“On the fourth day of Christmas, my family sang to theee… Continue reading The Series Continues with “Angels We Have Heard on High”

The Third

In Ellen’s words:

“On the third day of Christmas, my family sang to theeeee….

The Cherry Tree Carol! Featuring none other than my mom on guitar. This one is not to be missed.  BEAUTIFUL!!” Continue reading The Third

Le deuxieme Moment Musical – Away in a Manger

Ellen explains:

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…. Away in a manger!!  One of my faves. (And as is apropos to this imperfect Christmas tiding, I mistyped the title in the video.. So you get a sneak preview of another hymn we’ll be sharing later!) Continue reading Le deuxieme Moment Musical – Away in a Manger

Twelve “Moments Musicaux” for Christmas

My (professional singer) daughter was home this past weekend armed with the intention of reviving (and recording) a family Christmas tradition.  With her permission, I will sharing twelve Moments Musicaux over the next several days in the place of a standard blog entry. (The description of this blog includes music, after all).  You will hear and see my wife, Continue reading Twelve “Moments Musicaux” for Christmas

“Blessed are the peacemakers” – Matt 5:9

Saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is no peace – Jer 8:11

Jesus began the Sermon on the Mount with nine “Beatitudes” that readers often unfortunately reduce to platitudes.  The seventh, “Blessed are the peacemakers,” for example, can sound like a call to passivity and placidity:  “Blessed are those who accept life with serenity, remaining calm, preserving calm, spreading calm.”  Both the context and Continue reading “Blessed are the peacemakers” – Matt 5:9