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December 4, 2017

Decorations That Really Sing

Soon the bells will start,

And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing

Right within your heart.

(“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas”)


Finished the Christmas decorations yesterday…and I’m quite sore.


For those like me who tend to overdecorate this time of year, this last verse from a classic song offers a needed reminder:


The best decorations are not the shiniest, most expensive ones we may use to mask our pain and insecurity; they’re the simpler ones that genuinely reflect our hope.


Here are the three best versions of the song (IMHO):


  1. Michael Buble
  2. Bing Crosby
  3. Perry Como & The Fontane Sisters


Peace begins with pause,



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