Monthly Archives: December 2015

O Holy Night

Origins of “O Holy Night!” Declared ‘unfit for church services’ in France and later embraced by U.S. abolitionists, the story of the origins of  “O Holy Night!” started in 1847. Placide Cappeau de Roquemaure was the commissionaire of wines in a … Continue reading

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Every Hour Without You

I came upon a story where the mother of a Saudi protester sentenced to death by beheading and crucifixion begged Barack Obama to intervene to save her son’s life. There was one line in this desperate story that absolutely caught … Continue reading

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I can only Imagine

I had the great delight of taking my birthday girl (Mercy) to a MercyMe concert recently. They played some songs from a very successful early album in their career: “Almost There.” It reminds me of Phil Wickham’s “Heaven Song” (from an earlier post) – an allusion to … Continue reading

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Prayer Shaming

“After a mass shooting, politicians ‘shamed’ for offering prayers” read the headline of this BBC article: “Amidst the news of a mass shooting in California, a lively debate erupted on Twitter over the power and utility of offering “prayers” in the … Continue reading

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