Avoiding the Post-Christmas Slump

You did it! You survived the worship leader’s busiest season of the year. Most of us work our tails off throughout November and December preparing for special events and additional services. By the time New Years’ arrives, many of us are exhausted and ready for a break. But there’s just one...

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Songs for Advent & Christmas

We’ve turned the corner into a new year in the Christian liturgical calendar as the season of Advent has begun. The first Sunday of Advent this year (2014) was November 30. I grew up not really ever hearing about Advent. December hit and we busted out all the Christmas carols....

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Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

I love, love, love Advent music—or Christmas Hymns, if you prefer. I’ve loved them since I was a kid. My favorites have always been the ones with dark, winding melodies like God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

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