Hi folks! Hope you’re okay?
I know most years you’ll hear someone say something along the lines of “it doesn’t feel like Christmas this year” and I really understand that this year, I’ve had one of those weeks where I don’t want Christmas to come around (mainly when bob Geldof starts spouting about how it isn’t going snow in Africa this year). And then I have periods where it feels okay for Christmas to happen and to come around, I’ve been focussing on the family more this year, I’ve finished work for Christmas, I’ve got time to prepare and to mentally prepare for the Christmas period coming to a head.
Every so often I come across something that stops me dead in my tracks and gives me Goosebumps, and the video below of a woman singing in a church, I have no idea where, but it is so beautifully haunting and peaceful in my head, the echo was the first thing I noticed that made me take notice the first time, it gives me peace inside and helps me to cope with the stress that Christmas has bought to me this year, there’s moments in every person’s life, and faith journey that define them and define moments in a life, and that video is one of those moments in my life, just to sit back and breathe and take a moment.
Have a watch of the video, and see what you think, here’s some questions for you guys as well;
– Where’s the weirdest place you’ve sung, either privately or with others?
– What echo of the Christmas story resonates most with you?
– What if anything has helped you to focus on the simplicity of Christmas this year?