One of my favorite YouTube channels for learning Chinese is Chinese Buddy Songs. It uses quirky songs and animation to teach basic Chinese words, phrases, and structures. Chinese Buddy is the brainchild of a New Zealander named Timothy. He is a trained musician and is passionate about “using music and technology to grow Mandarin learning.” Awhile […]
To help us celebrate the fourth Sunday of Advent, Gracie has chosen the following hymns: Once in Royal David’s City Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne and Thy Kingly Crown May there be room in your heart for Jesus this day.
Live-streaming has become a national obsession in China. Everyone seems to be doing it, young and old, stiff and limber! We’re not just talking about live-streaming formal events, but the everyday stuff of life. Live-stream yourself or others doing something interesting and you’re guaranteed to become famous! I love stumbling across video clips from these […]
Pull up your heart! On this third Sunday of Advent, Gracie is on her piano bench again, bringing to you three classic Christmas carols: Joy to the World! The Lord is Come O Come, O Come, Immanuel Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Note: email readers, please go here to see the video. May you rejoice […]
Living in Pakistan for many years and attending Anglican services there, Gracie came to love some of the British Advent hymns. Her all-time favorite, which is rarely sung in the US, is In the Bleak Midwinter. She also came to love the different tunes (we just call them “the British tunes”) of O Little Town […]
In July, Christianity Today published an article about the worship song “The Blessing” and how it has become a global phenomenon during the pandemic. Just a couple of weeks before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the US, Kari Jobe held a songwriting session with her husband, Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship’s Steven Furtick and Chris Brown. Together, […]