Today, my post for the beginning of Advent, published on The Perennial Gen:

ChristmasatChurchPicture taken last year on Christmas Eve at Bethany Lutheran Church in Virginia.

Blessings to you all.



  1. ekurie

    A beautiful testimony, thank you

    • Carole Duff

      Thank you for reading and letting me know you enjoyed the post. -C.D.

  2. vonettayoung

    This was lovely, Carole! That’s one of my favorite Christmas songs, too. “And in His name all oppression will cease” is a prophetic confession that gives me chills every time I hear it.

  3. seekingdivineperspective

    My favorite carol. As a French teacher I sing it in French, where the gospel is clearly stated – that Jesus was the “God-man,” that it was for us that He was born, that He suffered and died, to erase the original stain and stop the curse… I’m usually crying by the time I finish…

    • Carole Duff

      Crying—you and many others, myself included and more so now. Thank you for your comment. -C.D.

  4. Laurie

    What a beautiful story about the evolution of your faith. I love how the lines of the song were used to show different stages in your life.

    • Carole Duff

      Thank you so much, Laurie. My hope was to encourage others as I have been.
      Love following your blog! -C.D.

      • Laurie

        Thank you, Carole. I love following yours too!


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