Monthly Archives: December 2021

Countdown to Christmas Day #4: Song “Mary Sweet and Tender Maiden”

Here’s a sweet song about Mary by Don Staheli and Jim Kasen. You can get the sheet music here. It’s called “Mary Sweet and Tender Maiden.” I don’t worship Mary, but I can’t help but feel tremendous gratitude to her … Continue reading

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2021 Countdown to Christmas Day #3: Kenny’s Christmas

Here’s the sweetest story ever about sacrifice on Christmas morning. In this story, a mom who is sensitive to her conscience prompts her son to so something super wonderful for his best friend. I just love it! Go here to … Continue reading

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2021 Countdown to Christmas Day #2: A Story About Gathering with Trees, Folks and Birds

I love this story, “The Christmas Grove” by Lucy Parr, that appeared in the Children’s Friend magazine, December 1972. Read it here. It starts out with the main character, a young girl, feeling sad, in her family’s new place, far … Continue reading

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2021 Countdown to Christmas Day #1: the Power of the Christmas Carol Silent Night

I just love this story about a young missionary in Russia, one of the coldest places on earth. He found out how playing Silent Night on a violin to accompany some singing by other missionaries brought in the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

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Feel a Sacred, Holy, Joyful Feeling by Watching this Show: BYUTV’s Relative Race

I just love watching this show, Relative Race, every Sunday after our church meetings. In this show, four teams search for long-lost relatives by completing challenges and then following clues to get to the relative’s home without using GPS or … Continue reading

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