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Christian Christmas Music Day 8 – Whitney Houston

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

Day 8 – Whitney Houston – Sung the best version of the US National Anthem

One Wish The Holiday Album Song – O come O come, Emmanuel

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Growing up, there was a voice that no matter was the topic of her song, always had me just stay still and listen.  There was her song for the movie The Bodyguard, I Ihave Nothing that has parts in it where you really doubt that it is a human being singing because there is no way a human can hit those notes with such command and ease.  Mrs. Houston had me standing still again during the beginning Super Bowl XXV (my Giants won!) when just days after the US entered the war, she sang what is to this day the standard of what the US National Anthem should sound like.

Whitney’s struggles while on earth is well document BUT also is her love for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  When people ask me how can someone like Whitney say they love the Lord and particiapte in such aweful things, my answer is always the same:

Our Lord is comfort to those who seek him.  We are all lost and broken and it is thru Jesus that we are redeemed.  Our salvation is something that no person on this earth can take away for it is a gift from God.  A gift we received when we accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as our savior who died for our sins.

Merry Christmas to all!  =)  -PJSLB

Christian Christmas Music Day 7

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

Day 7 – Nat King Cole – The “unforgetable” voice

The Christmas Album  Song – Joy to the world

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I first heard about Nat King Cole when I saw his daughter Natalie Cole do a duet with her father using old photos and singing with him.  I remember having chills just thinking about what Natalie was going thru singing a song like that.  Since then, I have been a fan of Nat King Cole and all that he has done for for music thru Jazz.

This morning i saw my daugthers walking to class and i thought, “…wow they are growing up so fast”.  That moment with my daughter along with the picture above and the singing of Natalie Cole with her father makes me very blessed this morning.  Thank you lord for allowing me to take care of these kids while they are here and thank you for the moment Natalie got to sing with her father.   Merry Christmas!  =)  -PJSLB

Christian Christmas Music Day 6

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

Day 6 – Frank Sinatra – The voice of New York.

Christmas Songs by Sinatra  Song – O little town of Bethlehem

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

For Christ is born of Mary, and gathered all above
While mortals sleep the angels keep their watch of wondering love
Oh morning stars together, proclaim thy holy birth.
And praises sing to God the king, and peace to men on earth.

Oh little town of Bethlehem, how still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep the silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth, the everlasting light
The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight.

Frank Sinatra is my vision of class and sophistication.  Maybe its’s because i am a Yankees fan, but when i hear sinatra’s house, i think of winning and happiness.  =)

Today i was stressing the week and then i realized that i get to look forward to stories of our Saviors birth and life!  =)  -PJSLB

Christian Christmas Music Day 5

***Until Christmas Day, I will be highlighting one song that defines Christmas for me and my family. Hopefully, some of these songs will be an inspiration to you and your family as well.

Day 5 – Lauren Daigle – Proves all you need is one instrument and a blessed voice.

BEHOLD: A Christmas Collection  Song – Light of the World (Behold Version)

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There is no way i can have a favorite Christian music playlist and NOT include Ms. Daigle.  The Lord has blessed my family thru Lauren in time of sorrow and confusion for my daughter  and I have already sung the praises of this album, BEHOLD: A Christmas Collection.  I dare to say that Lauren Daigle is the modern day voice for Christian music.

Don’t let the long lines at the stores keep you down!  =)  -PJSLB