Sunday Thoughts – 12/13 – Third Sunday of Advent

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While reading in our Mosaic this morning, a suggested reading was Psalm 126:

When the LORD brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.”
Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us! What joy!
Restore our fortunes, LORD, as streams renew the desert.
Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

Found it especially inspiring this morning.

One of my favorite Christmas hymns is It Came Upon a Midnight Clear:


And one from Willie Nelson,


Can anyone tell me why I enjoy it so much? Yes, there is a reason beyond the sentimentality of it all, or some notion of an idealized childhood holiday. Anyone? Anyone at all? If you get it right, I’ll give you 1,000,000 dollars*

The year is winding down, but I have a few original posts planned, plus I am trying to get rid (or read) of all the books I have to review; however, I will be trying to take some time off the blog come December 21st. Want to contribute posts? Just email me. For me, I’ll be working on my magnum opus, my epic novel, my J.J. Abrams take on the….

Have a great week!

*the sum to be paid will be in Joeldom dollars, roughly equal to below zero.

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