christmas song ramblings

Ever stop to think about the words in the Twelve Days of Christmas song? Does anyone seriously want their true love to give them so many birds? Between the partridge, turtle doves, French hens, calling birds, laying geese, and swimming swans, you’d really just end up with a whole lotta crap to clean up.

I would know. I have a bird.

And I can’t help but think of a horrible musical with all those milking maids, dancing ladies, leaping lords, piping pipers, and drumming drummers. Cue mental image of men in tights wielding musical instruments and frolicking about with large-chested women. Nothankyou!

The only thing in the song my true love is even allowed to give me is gold rings. (As long as they're white gold.) But, in all honesty, who needs five? Certainly not me.

K. Your turn!

What Christmas song do you totally hate? (Tell us why!) Is there one you really love? Any guesses which is my favorite? (I'll tell you in a comment later tonight!)

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i repent

I repent.I repent of parading my liberty. I repent of paying for what I get for free. And for the way I believe that I am living right, By trading sins for others that are easier to hide. I am wrong and of these things I repent.

I repent. I repent of trading truth for false unity. I repent of confusing peace and idolatry, By caring more of what they think than what I know of what we need, By domesticating You until You look just like me. I am wrong and of these things I repent.

(from I Repent by Derek Webb)