Christmas Music: O Come O Come Emmanuel

We learn one of the names of Jesus Christ in Matthew 1: 23, “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.”

In Genesis the Lord speaks to us about His own coming — in other words being our Emmanuel, “And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.”

This promise is repeated in Leviticus 26: 11-12, “Moreover, I will make My dwelling among you, and My soul will not reject you. ‘I will also walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.”

I love the fact that God came and was with us, and that He will be with us again one day. Continue reading

Merry Musical Christmas 2017

Merry Christmas from all of us at The Millennial Star!

“Lift up your head and be of good cheer; for behold, the time is at hand, and on this night shall the sign be given, and on the morrow come I into the world, to show unto the world that I will fulfil all that which I have caused to be spoken by the mouth of my holy prophets.

And it came to pass that there was no darkness in all that night, but it was as light as though it was mid-day. And it came to pass that the sun did rise in the morning again, according to its proper order; and they knew that it was the day that the Lord should be born, because of the sign which had been given.

And it had come to pass, yea, all things, every whit, according to the words of the prophets.

And it came to pass also that a new star did appear, according to the word.” 3 Nephi 1: 13, 19-21

More Christmas Music:
Four Favorite Christmas Videos
David Archuleta and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – A Wondrous Christmas
A Christmas To Remember – Laura Osnes, Martin Jarvis, Met Soloists and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
John Rhys-Davies and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – A Dickens Christmas
Jane Seymour and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir – The Spirit of Giving

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Advent is a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus Christ and the celebration of Christmas. This year my family and I have been celebrating the Festival of Advent with devotionals each Sunday night. Find our FIRST, SECOND and THIRD weeks devotionals by clicking the links.

One Christmas tradition we do in our family is to open a book each night in December and read it. It’s a good thing for me, because it’s the only time I am consistent about reading to my children. Although I will admit this week we’ve missed more than a few nights. Over time it’s my goal to replace the five copies of Clement Clarke Moore’s “Night Before Christmas” with books that center more on Jesus Christ and the events of His birth in Bethlehem.

Two books that we enjoy are The Animals’ Christmas Eve by Gail Wiersum and In The Dark Streets Shineth by David McCullough. Continue reading

Randon Mormon Poll #16: Christmas Music

christmas-musicIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, for some people…at least those who really love Christmas music.

Are you someone who listens to Christmas music as early as Thanksgiving day, or are you more inclined to listen to Christmas music in small doses?

Now is your chance to tell the Bloggernacle exactly how you feel about Christmas music. Don’t be shy.

What are some of your favorite Christmas songs and who sings it best? Which Christmas music should be left off the playlist?

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