Ordinary Thanksgiving Day 8

Today I’m thankful for candles, pinecones, and Christmas music.

Pinecones are funny things, and yet, I wouldn’t want to live in a world without then. They bring back happy memories from childhood: camping trips and pinecones fights. I love to decorate with them because they also invoke winter. They make me think of a rustic, snowy Christmas.

Candles and Christmas music provide an earthly, temporary, soothing calm for a few minutes during a busy day.

I’m thankful for these passing gifts.

Thanksgiving (Day 10)

I know this will horrify and shock many of you, but today I’m thankful for Christmas music.

I’m thankful for the soft warmth bundled up inside it. I’m thankful for so many happy memories nestled in each song. I’m thankful for the silly songs and the sad songs, and I’m thankful for the joy and sorrow the represent: God came to earth to save his people! What Joy! But to save us Christ had to die. What sorrow. I love that mix of joy and grief inherit to Christmas music.

I also love all the traditional American Bing Crosby type songs! They bring to mind happy days with family, lights, gifts, good food, and good cheer.


Thanksgiving 15

I’m thankful for music.  Music has been a part of my life since I can remember.  There was always music in my house, my parents invested in piano lessons and guitar lessons for all of us at one time or another, and I still listen to it all the time.  I love everything from Celtic music to  Heavy Metal.  Metallica is my favorite band along with Mumford and Sons, Flogging Molly, and Linkin Park. I also spend a large part of my life listening to Christmas Music.  Music expresses such deep emotion and longing.  It can be such an aid to remember the truths of God, and is a great aid to meditation.  Plus, it gets you moving!