Tomorrow begins the season of Advent – the beginning of the church’s new liturgical year. That makes today a sort of New Year’s Eve. As we begin both a new year and – as we complete our journey through the two-year daily lectionary – a new phase of Comfort & Challenge, I thank you for the blessing of your company on these last seven hundred and thirty-five days.
New Year’s Eve is a time for looking both backward and forward. “The Closing of the Year” was introduced to the world 25 years ago as the opening song of the strange and beautiful movie Toys starring Robin Williams. This song performed by Wendy & Lisa captivated me then, and still speaks to me about how we can bring each other love and hope. I hope you enjoy it as I do.
Blessings to you in the closing of one year and the beginning of the next!
And while we’re on the topic of foundations:
Great song about the challenges of materialism. Enjoy!
I was going through some old playlists, and rediscovered this beautiful song from Rosanne Cash. It reminded me of Friday’s post, Twists and Turns. Hope you enjoy.
Speaking of happiness and contentment, here’s a great song about embracing them where you are:
You can find the lyrics here.
Psalm 103 inspired Matt Redman to write 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord). Here’s a fun cover from Christafari. Enjoy!
For Ascension Thursday, possibly the most joyous version of this song I’ve seen or heard. Enjoy!
This isn’t much specific to do with Advent, Christmas, or faith but I feel it goes with today’s reflection because it inspires me to get the simple things lined up.
A beautiful, low-key performance of a classic Advent song.