Vaneetha Rendall Risner has experienced loss and abandonment, which means her words about her experience of observing Christmas while heart-broken come from a place of personal experience and self-reflection. She writes at Desiring God: Yet for those who have experienced loss, the holidays often bring a sense of dread. I remember the cloud that hung …

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December 28 is a day on which some parts of the church observe a remembrance of the event recorded in Matthew’s Gospel as the massacre of the innocents. Stuart Townend’s song We Have Sung Our Songs / How Long? is one of few contemporary songs that makes reference to mourning the contemporary lack of protection …

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A hymn as we continue through the days of Christmas on the final Sunday of the year. O For A Heart To Praise My God expresses some themes dear to writer Charles Wesley’s heart and Christian devotion. This popular style rendition by Simon Goodall expresses the heart and will of Wesley very well.