We finally located our Jesse Tree & have started the daily devotional countdown to Christmas. I hadn't heard of a Jesse Tree until around 2006 which was when we adopted the tradition at our house. I found the ornament patterns online, printed them out & my son and I colored, cut and assembled them that first year. There are some great resources online if you would like to look into this activity. Here's a link to the one we used: http://rca.org/Page.aspx?&pid=1628&srcid=1602 Using our Jesse Tree has helped our whole family stay focused on the true meaning of Christmas, and for that reason I highly recommend checking into one.
I love hearing specific songs by specific artists, especially at Christmas, and I just love YouTube for finding them. YouTube's like a microcosm of life, isn't it? The beautiful, lovely and positive -woven in with garbage. (Nothing new, just tares with the wheat.) I appreciate the selection of fabulous music one finds there, though. Just check out the three lovelies I just found today:
I'm a fool for the violin:
A great rendition of one of my all-time favorite Christmas songs:
And for some GREAT harmonies, you must hear this one:
So that's what's going on here....no soap today! Happy Sunday. Back to work tomorrow. :D