1. The Coventry Carol - Taverner Consort 2. The Runaway Christmas Tree - Christine Lavin 3. Silent Night - Wynonna 4. While Shepherds Watched Their flocks by Night - Taverner Consort 5. We Three Kings - Toby Keith 6. Riu, Riu Chiu - Taverner Consort 7. Poulenc: O Magnum Mysterium - Westminster Choir 8. The All Purpose Carol - Christine Lavin 9. Noel Ayisyen - Concordia Choir 10. A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer Bonus: Walton: What Cheer? - Trinity Choir
The flowers are in place. The choir is rehearsed. All is ready and waiting. Tonight hope enters the world once again. Tonight unconditional love comes as a newborn child. For some, worship will present memories both happy and hurtful. May the love of Jesus fill the voids left by those who have departed our world this year. Hugs and blessings to all!
From a Friend: One small example of why we need Health Care Reform -- just got the cardiac surgeon's bills from the hospital where Jim died -- insurance company denied all payments because there was no fracking referral from his primary care physician. They tell me I can get one backdated but why in the hell should I deal with the primary physician's office -- this the guy who hung up the phone on me when I was tyring to get information from him about my husband's blood presssure medications. How and why does one need a referral through the HMO when one is in the process of dying? Grrrrr...............
WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? If You Build It, THEY Will Come...
This is the actual turn-off From Banff, Alberta, Canada to the #1 highway to Calgary .
Great picture isn't it? They had to build the animals their own crossing (especially the elk) because that was where the natural crossing was and after the highway was built there were far too many accidents.
It didn't take the animals long to learn that this was their very own bridge! And then you have some people saying 'Animals are stupid.'
Guess who almost never ascends to the cathouse roof but now seems to have taken over Little One's box which is cozier and heated. Both Dude and PuddyTat know to close the eyes when the camera is around. Yes, that is a little plate of chicken in front of Dudie. PT wasn't hungry so I took hers away.
For most of the year, I dislike this hedge intensely. Its thorns are nasty. It has spread like wildfire all over the property thanks to the birds who eat these berries in winter. On grey days like today, however, I appreciate the bit of color.
For Margaret and Joel who are true disciples ministering to the people on the poorest Native American reservation in the US. And especially for Margaret who has more funerals in a month than most priests have in several years. And thanks for allowing the children to call her Grandma. She is the best possible person/priest in her position. For Peg and Jim. For all those who believe that guns can solve our problems. For our dysfunctional Congress. For Christ Church Meadville. For R and D especially for R. For me. For Ward. For Bro John. For Jim, especially. For those in the church who are distressed. For A as she deals with dysfunction. For Ginny. For Amelia. For Julie Anne. For Danny. For Amy. For J's mom. For Art and Mary. For rain in California. For Jeri. For Caleb and those who research RA. For J and D. For Tim and Ruth. For Ted. For VC and N. For Lee. For S and P.
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