Thursday, December 2, 2010

Pondering #14 while Desk Warming

Well, I am currently at school desk warming (one of the joys of Korean schools.  I come to school all day, but do not teach any students.)  Desk warming is super fun for several reasons.  One of the reasons is that I get to wear jeans (!).  Korean schools do not have casual Fridays, so today is the third time I have worn jeans to school in the three and half months we have been here. Another reason is that I get to catch up on email, blogging, facebook, reading etc. So I thought that it is time to reveal song number 14 on the countdown list!

Christmas Carol Countdown #14: Breath of Heaven (also known as Mary’s Song)
I really like this song.  I always think of Amy Grant singing this song.  There are other versions of this song sung by Point of Grace, Sara Groves, and Jessica Simpson (and others).  This song is about Mary’s journey and thoughts leading up to Christ’s birth.  I did a little bit of research (on ) and I think Amy Grant was not the actual writer of this song.  She heard the song and adapted a little to the version that most of us know.  I think it was interesting to note that she was pregnant at the time she modified the song.  My favorite lyrics from this song are, “Breath of heaven, lighten my darkness, pour over me your holiness, for you are holy.”  That is my prayer this Christmas, I can become more holy.

On the docket for this weekend: CHRISTMAS SHOPPING and I am going to try some Christmas BAKING!!  I am going to find Christmas lights if it is the last thing that I do


  1. If it makes you feel better, I haven't worn jeans once at all this year. We have no casual Friday either... And I wish I got to "desk warm". A whole day of planning? What luxury! Haha...

    P.S. When my kids were complaining that it was cold inside the building today, I told them that in South Korea they don't turn on the heat. That everyone wears coats and hats and mittens around. They stopped complaining.

    Miss you!!

  2. Yes, it makes me feel way better that you do not have casuals Fridays either!

    Desk-warming. What I did not know on Friday morning is that Friday afternoon my co-teachers would tell me that I have to plan everything for Winter Camp. To say the least, my afternoon was spent searching the internet and brainstorming ideas to make my English Winter Camp fun, cohesive, and at a good level for the kiddos.