Thursday, December 04, 2008

Love Thursday

christmas tree

Each year, I'm not so excited about Christmas until I decorate the tree with a favorite Christmas CD in the background to help me meditate on its true meaning. This year the music of choice was Fernando Ortega's new Christmas cd. (I love it!) Every year our tree has been decorated with an assorted collection of ornaments, many of which were made by the kids. Well, when the 13 year old baby of the family says, "Mom, you should just put up the snowflakes", you know it's time you can move on... This year, I just used the gold and white ornaments and bows. The picture on the right was taken with a black piece of paper with a heart cutout over the lens.

Come Thou long-expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us, Let us find our rest in Thee.
Israel's strength and consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart.

Born Thy people to deliver, Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever, Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit, Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit, Raise us to Thy glorious throne.

8 comments:

Busymomma66 said...

Love the bokeh hearts. Your tree looks great.

Happy Love Thursday.

ELK said...

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pearlie said...

Lovely tree. An early Merry Christmas to you!

leaca said...

The tree looks great. I love this season. I need to check out that cd.

Katie in MA said...

Hi! I came over from Chookooloonks.

What a BEAUTIFUL idea! I love the hearts picture!

Happy Love Thursday!

Kyla said...

Your tree is just gorgeous and I love the bokeh!

Happy Love Thursday!

ispeakbeanish said...

Didn't know Fernando Ortega had a Christmas CD! I'll have to check that out!

Your tree is beautiful!

Jen said...

I love this pairing. So perfect!