The Magic of Turkeys and Santa
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In this episode we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas together with a mix of old and new. Thanksgiving — that All-American holiday of festive foods married with historical debates — get a look through the lens of pandemic past.

We explore the Thanksgiving of 1918 and how it was the same and how it was different. This conversation comes as a backdrop to modern-day calls to abolish Thanksgiving by The New York Times and The Atlantic. While we agree some liberties have been taken with the history of Thanksgiving we have to take a real-world look at what Puritans and Native Americans really have to do with the Thanksgiving we really celebrate.

But highlighting this episode even more is the fact that Thanksgiving, as always, sets the Christmas stage and helps build the delicious anticipation we all get in Santa Claus.

Our merry little Thanksgiving Gobble Contest has yielded some festive results that we shared include the laughter of my 5 year old grandson who grabbed the microphone to tell me a Christmas tale that happened in my home just last Christmas. Mind you, I’ve never heard this story before — and it is, as all Santa stories are — a legendary thing.

And that led to the debut of our first edition of our reading of A Visit from St. Nicholas – the Merry Forums sponsored event we call the Twas the Night Before Christmas Read-a-thon.

This is an activity we have talked about for years that we have finally made a reality. And it is a little production sure to produce a smile and loads of Christmas spirit.

We also share some more new music. A new song from Robyn Scott titled I Saw Santa Last Night brings a party feel to this episode.

Song Details:

Title:  I Saw Santa Last Night

Artist:  Robyn Scott

Writers:  Robyn Scott & Brian Dolph

Length:  2:54

BPM:  100

ISRC:  CA8ZW1900001

I Saw Santa Last Night – Links:
More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music
More Than a Song - Discovering the Truth of Scripture Hidden in Today's Popular Christian Music
Michelle Nezat
#359: "Jericho" by Andrew Ripp
It doesn't matter how thick the walls are to us; it only matters how thick the walls are to God. When Andrew Ripp sings of our fears coming down like Jericho walls in his song "Jericho," I was inspired to study the story leading up to that moment. I learned a lot about Joshua and what God commanded him. {Spoiler alert: God speaks directly to his fear.} Join me on the journey this week! In this episode, I discuss: * Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture - this week's Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include: * Context * Read larger chunks of Scripture * Consider the opposite * Use section headings to get your bearings * Read/watch an overview of the book you're studying * Consider the historical context * Meditate on God's Word * Follow the cross-reference * The 30 Day Music Challenge - ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE HERE * Not overcomplicating our time in God's Word * Taking in the whole story - Joshua 1-6 * Considering that "courage" is the opposite of "fear" * An overview of the book of Joshua - BibleProject.com * Taking on Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy to gain historical context (look for Joshua in these texts as well) * God's four calls for Joshua be strong and courageous - Joshua 1:1-9 * One more call to courage from Joshua's fellow Israelites - Joshua 1:16-18 * Trusting God and letting fear crumble to the ground because He's trustworthy * Following the cross-reference to see Moses sending out spies - Numbers 13:18-20 * Reading on to Numbers 14:7-9 to hear Joshua's own words in the face of fear the first time they pulled up to the promised land   Additional Resources * Lyrics - mykits.com * Individual song - Amazon Weekly Challenge Read Joshua 1-6. Consider reading it multiple times in various versions. Note the repeated call to courage and meditate on the details surrounding each call. Follow the cross-reference to Numbers 13 and 14 and compare and contrast the sending of spies into the promised land.
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Celtic Christmas Podcast
Celtic Christmas Podcast
Marc Gunn
Little Christmas #59
Spread Christmas Cheer. Listen and Share Christmas music from Celtic musicians. Subscribe at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. Celtic Christmas music from The Jig Is Up, Cynthia Shelhart, Steel Clover, Abbots Cross, Liz Madden, Laura MacKenzie, Reilly, Sharon Shannon, deCeadaoin, Tiffany Schaefer, Emish, Stephanie Claussen, Celtic Woman, Runa, The Selkie Girls This podcast is brought to you by the generosity of our Christmas Patrons. Sign up on Patreon to bring more episodes to your ears every November and December leading up to Christmas. YOUR CELTIC CHRISTMAS MUSIC THIS WEEK 0:04 - "The Little Christmas Set" by The Jig Is Up! from A Penny for the Wren 6:20 - WELCOME CHRISTMAS WELCOME - Welcome to the Celtic Christmas Podcast. My name is Marc Gunn. I am a Celtic musician and host also of the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. My goal is to introduce you to Celtic musicians who are making and sharing Christmas music. 6:51 - "That Night in Bethlehem (Don Oíche úd I mBeithil)/Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence" by Cynthia Shelhart from The Night in Bethlehem 10:03 - "Christ Child's Lullaby" by Steel Clover from Season of Love 13:15 - "I Saw Three Ships / Tripping up the Stairs / Blackthorn Stick" by Abbots Cross from Christmas Visions 16:27 - "The First Noel" by Liz Madden from Christmas with Liz Madden 19:42 - "We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Ding Dong Merrily on High" by Laura MacKenzie from Yuletide Bagpipes 22:15 - "Good King Wenceslas" by Reilly from Kick Ass Celtic Christmas 25:49 - GIVING THANKS ** The Celtic Christmas Podcast is now supported by generous people just like you. Your kind pledge of as little as $2 per episode pays for the production and promotion of the podcast, as well as my time in creating it. It allows us to share Christmas Cheer through Celtic culture and music. Bring the gift of Christmas to your ears this year, make a pledge at patreon.com/celticchristmas. CELTIC CHRISTMAS NEWS ** If you enjoy this podcast, you might also enjoy our Joyful Celtic Christmas Music playlist on Spotify. Follow the link in the show notes. ** Want more Celtic Christmas music? I have a webpage dedicated to it with playlists, Christmas albums, videos and more. 27:23 - "Christmas Time Again" by Sharon Shannon from Single 30:38 - "My Darling Asleep/Christmas Eve" by deCeadaoin from unreleased 34:22 - "To Drive the Cold Winter Away" by Tiffany Schaefer from Tara's Halls 40:13 - "What Child Is This" by Emish from Everlasting 42:51 - "The Traveler Benighted in Snow/The Bonfire" by Stephanie Claussen from Light so Brilliant: Carols and Tunes for Christmas 48:03 - "Amid the Falling Snow" by Celtic Woman from The Magic of Christmas 51:45 - "Brightest and Best / Gaudete / Noel Nouvelet" by Runa from The Tide of Winter 57:04 - - NOLLAIG SHONA DAOIBH - If you enjoyed this show, please LIKE and SHARE this episode. If you found a song you loved in this show, I list the show times and URLs for each artist in the notes. Follow the link in the shownotes to support the artists who support this podcast. Buy their music and merch, subscribe to their newsletters, and tell a friend about the great music you found. Finally, subscribe to the Celtic Music Magazine. This is the official newsletter of the Celtic Christmas Podcast and the Irish & Celtic Music Podcast. It is 100% free to subscribe, and every week, you'll get an inside look into the latest Celtic podcast news. Sign up today, and you can download 34 Celtic MP3s for FREE! 59:00 - "Rug Muire Mac do Dhia" by The Selkie Girls from Winter Lore: Songs of Celtic Christmas Pronunciation: rug meerah mach dah yeer The Celtic Christmas Podcast was edited by Mitchell Petersen with Graphics by Miranda Nelson Designs. The show was produced by Marc Gunn, The Celtfather. To subscribe, go to Apple Podcasts or to our website where you can become a Patron of the Podcast for as little as $2 per episode. Promote Celtic culture through Christmas music at CelticChristmasPodcast.com. Nollaig Shona Daoibh! #celticchristmas #celticchristmasmusic #littlechristmas
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LibreCast Audiobooks
LibreCast Audiobooks
Yuvraj Singh
The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
This is an audiobook of The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, narrated by Mark Nelson. The Chessmen of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs is the fifth novel in the Barsoom series. It was published as a 6-part serial between February and March of 1922, before being released as a complete novel in the November of the same year. As of 2020, this is the last Barsoom novel in the public domain. Assuming no changes in copyright law, we can expect to see A Fighting Man of Mars, published in 1928, enter the public domain on January 1st, 2024. The heroine of the story is Tara, the daughter of John Carter and Dejah Thoris. Gahan, prince of Gathol, wants her hand in marriage. Tara is against this; she doesn’t see him as a suitable partner, thinking him a dandy. One day, when shes out on her flier, a storm strands her in an unknown area. While Gahan seeks to rescue her, she comes across Kaldanes and Rykors, grotesque creatures that don’t have anything nice planned for Tara. Title: The Chessmen of Mars Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs Free/Pay-What-You-Want: Librecron Edition Apple Books Link Original Recording: LibriVox If you want all these audiobooks delivered automatically, subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Consider leaving a review if you enjoy these books! I cleaned up the recording as follows: Removed the introduction of the narrator. Removed the LibriVox introduction. Shorted or removed long silences. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/librecron/support
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