Christians are exhorted to rejoice in the Lord, to sing for the joy within us. Hearing the beautiful Christmas music on classical radio the last few weeks has added joy to my life. Our community choir was shut down because of the pandemic, so we couldn’t perform our usual Christian concert. But hearing the lyrics without having to worry about timing, pitch and harmonization allowed me to really think about what the words meant. Our director frequently reminded us to think about the meaning of what we were singing, but that’s not easy when you’re trying to remember so much else while performing in front of an audience. So, I’m passing his advice on. The next time you hear or sing a familiar hymn, think about what the words mean. It will bring you joy!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham