We’ve just come out of Holy Week; the most important week in the year for believers. Some may say that Christmas is their favorite holiday, with all it’s festivities and joy; however, Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday are the whole reason for the Christmas season. For without Holy Week, Christmas would be a meaningless, child’s holiday with no more significance than another birthday party.
My heart and mind is filled with music during this time of year. The music of Good Friday, often in its minor keys, helps me focus on the anguish of the cross which was borne on my behalf. … Continue reading
October is one of my favorite months, because it contains some of the most meaningful holidays for me. First, In October, my wonderful, godly parents celebrate their wedding anniversary. Their tremendous example of faith, and love have been a testimony to me, and many others; and their love of music clearly had an impact upon my life. Through joys and struggles, their love has grown, not just for each other, but more importantly, for their Saviour. I’m honoured that the Lord chose to place me under their care as I grew up, and I’m honoured that they’ve taught me to serve Him as I’m older with the gifts He’s given.… Continue reading
In 2001, the UK and Ireland were struck with a horrible outbreak of Foot-and-mouth disease. The livelihood of the nation’s essential agricultural industry was at risk of dying and people and governments began to panic. Transference of meat and mud into Ireland and between farmland was strictly regulated. Concern grew to such an extent that even golf-players were taken to a specially set-up Department of Agriculture ‘cleansing room’ to have their golf shoes and clubs disinfected. As the rest of the world was preparing to celebrate all things Irish on Saint Patrick’s Day, the Emerald Isle itself, had gone into a state of national emergency overdrive.… Continue reading
I’m incredibly grateful for ParkingSpace23, and I hope you are too. I’m not just thankful for the blog, but what that oil-stained piece of asphalt actually stands for. However, today I want to take a different approach. We tend to be pretty heavy with most of our topics, so today we’re going to get in the thanksgiving spirit and just be thankful.
The thing I love about the Thanksgiving holiday is that it’s the one holiday in the western world that still remains relatively untouched by Hallmark, consumerism and marketing. Its whole emphasis is so counter-cultural to our society of entitlement, that I’m amazed it has lasted so long.… Continue reading
Growing up I remember my dad singing a simple song called A Song Holy Angels Cannot Sing. The lyrics were as follows:
Angels never knew the joy that is mine For the blood has never washed their sins away, tho they sing in Heaven there will come a time, when silently they’ll listen to me sing “Amazing Grace.”
It’s a song Holy Angels cannot sing, “Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound!” It’s a song Holy Angels cannot sing, “I once was lost, but now I’m found!”
Holy is the LORD, the angels sing, All around the throne of GOD continually; For me to join their song will be a natural thing, But they just won’t know the words to “Love Lifted Me”. … Continue reading