Songs to Get You into the Spirit of the Season
Nature's Noel is one of my favorite albums. Not only does it have beautiful instrumental versions of so many of the best Christmas songs, but each song has these sound effects from nature (like bird calls, ocean surf, and wind) added in. It seems a little hokey, but makes for a really relaxing CD - especially when you're all stressed out from the holiday madness.
Some Reading Sure to Garner a Great Response
I've loved Ezra Jack Keats since I was little, so The Little Drummer Boy is an obvious addition to our library. The song has never been my dad's favorite (he would groan and change the station whenever it came on the radio), but the story is actually very touching and seems to capture the spirit behind true gift-giving so well.
Faith Focus to Put You in a Festive Frame of Mind
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Read Hosea 11:1, then Matthew 2:13-15 to see how Jesus lives out Matthew 5:17 (see verse in graphic below) and fulfills the prophecy that the Messiah would come from Egypt.
Add your third gift under the tree to serve as a reminder for today's verses.
What will you be doing to observe this third day of Christmas? Are you reflecting on St. John? Contemplating the family's escape to Egypt? I'd love to hear! Leave a comment or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.
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