It’s the dead of winter in Minnesota, and that means snow. Once again, we find ourselves hunkered down while a winter storm bears down on us, promising to leave behind anywhere from 5 to 12 inches of snow. There are locals who dread these events because snow simply represents extra cold and extra work. Then […]
Gracie’s hymns this week are: O, the Deep, Deep Love of JesusRock of Ages, Cleft for MeO Safe to the Rock that is Higher than I May you rest in the truth of these hymns this week. LYRICS, via Hymnary.org O, THE DEEP DEEP LOVE OF JESUS, by S. Trevor Francis1 O the deep, deep […]
On this first Sunday of 2021, Gracie has selected 4 hymns to help you begin your year: Another Year is Dawning (to the tune of The Church’s One Foundation)God of the Ages (to the tune of Morning Has Broken)See, Another Year is GoneHe Leadeth Me The third hymn, See, Another Year is Gone, (alternatively titled […]
It is often observed by foreigners in China that the “love language” of 1.4 billion Chinese people is giving gifts. Gifts are given when visiting someone’s home, when returning home from travel, as a way to express concern for one’s health, or as a way to say “thank you” (to name just a few examples). […]
Once again this year, I set a goal of reading 50 books. With just a few more days to go, I should be able to reach it. Some books were more memorable than others, of course. Herewith, then, is the list of my ten favorites (in alphabetical order): American Nations: A History of the Eleven […]
To end the Christmas season, Gracie has has chosen 4 carols: While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night; What Child is This, O Come, Angels from the Realms of Glory; O Come, O come, Immanuel; O Come, All Ye Faithful See you next year!