It’s hard to believe that the Christmas season is fast approaching. Back in July when we started talking about the Holidays, it seemed forever and a day away. But, in just a few short weeks, the Halloween candy will be gone, and Santas and reindeer will abound. And one question that I ask myself about this time of year is, How can we stay focused on Christ and not get swept away in all the hoopla?
One of the wonderful events of our last Christmas season was the opportunity FishPapa and I had to attend the Behold the Lamb of God tour with Andrew Peterson, Bebo Norman, Jill Phillips, Sarah Groves, and others. It was an amazing night. The music and the lyrics are so God-centered, it is really a wonderful way to enter the Christmas season, focused on Jesus.
I’ve said it before, but this album is a must-have in your Christmas collection. And if you are within driving distance of one of the towns on the tour, the concert is a must see. I wish I had the money to give everyone who wanted one a copy of this CD. I love it that much! And you can bet I’ll be lobbying for a West Coast tour site next year! In the few short years that we’ve had the album, it has definitely become a family tradition.
To give you a taste of this music that is so steeped in HIS story, Andrew has graciously offered to participate in another giveaway. And this time, there will be two winners!
— One reader will receive a DVD of the 2004 Behold the Lamb of God concert, featuring performances by Andrew Peterson, Pierce Pettis, Phil Keaggy, Jill Phillips, Derek Webb, Sandra McCracken, Randall Goodgame, Andrew Osenga, Ben Shive, Andy Gullahorn, Phil Madeira, Gabe Scott, and others. It was the first tour put together and from all accounts, it was amazing.
— Another reader will receive the children’s book and CD: The Ballad of Matthew’s Begats. This is one of our favorite songs on the album, and since FishPapa can’t win this giveaway, he assures me we’ll be purchasing this book this year. It is a hilarious way to learn Jesus’ geneaology, but “the story and song also demonstrate that Abraham’s long lineage leads directly to the most important Bible character ever….Jesus.”
So, to enter this giveaway, please leave a comment and tell us your favorite Christmas tradition.
One entry per person. Blood relatives of the FishMama are not allowed to enter. (Sorry, kids.) This contest will be open until Sunday night, 9 pm PST.