Archive for December, 2013

Christmas… Just Look Around

Posted on: December 24th, 2013 by brent

It is meant to be read on Christmas Eve.

The symbolism of Christmas is likely in the room with you. As you look around you will find items that point to Christ the Savior Born on Christmas Day.

The star on the top of the Tree represents the Star of David, guiding Wisemen, Shepherds, and even the animals of the fields to worship Jesus. Just as you have traveled to be here tonight, when you look at the Star on the top of this tree remember the Wisemen who traveled nearly three years to see the Christ Child, because of a Star as a beacon of greatness given to man.

The lights of the Tree represent the night sky that the Shepherds saw while they where watching their flocks.  That night it was cold and clear and in the twinkling lights of the tree you should be reminded of the sky that would be filled with a “multitude of heavenly hosts” represented by the ornaments.  The significance of the Angels in the tree is important.

The Tree itself should serve as a reminder of the wood and pine bows that made up the stable where Jesus was born.  The manger was not a bed, but rather it was a stable… barely a shelter for animals.  Jesus was born a VERY common man.

Then of course there are presents under the Tree.  These presents represent the finest gifts the travelers from a far brought to give the baby Jesus.  Frankincense, Gold, and Myrrh were very valuable.  They were the finest things the travelers had to offer.  Remember they were given to a baby in a wooden manger.   The finest gifts in the land were given to a child born, not a palace,  not in a home, but in a barn.  The wisemen are called wisemen because of the divine wisdom that miraculously guided them over a thousand miles.  He was no ordinary Child.  Each of these gifts are celebration of giving the very best to those that we care about.  A gift in the spirit of Christmas is given to represent the “finest” things we have to offer.

That we are gathered here tonight symbolizes the night that Christ was born.  The symbols of the Wisemen and the Shepherds are represented in our house tonight by our guests.  Our family represents the inn keeper who offered the only room he had to give to Joseph and Mary. It is the fulfillment of the representation of Christmas that families gather on this night.  It is the celebration of Christ’s birthday.  Whereever you are on Christmas you represent someone who was present that night in Bethlehem.  Even our animals gather in the presence of Christ tonight.

Tonight, Christ is represented by the Bible placed before you.  It is the literal representation of the word of God.   Jesus who was born on this day would change the world over the next 33 years of his life.  In the Holy Bible, you will find the words in red that are the commands, counseling, and love that he gave the world, that has endured for more than 2000 years.    This is what the Celebration of Christmas is.  It is what I want it to be for my family. When you look around the room tonight and in the years to come.  See the real meaning of Christmas and why we celebrate.

-Brent Lane


Jake Owen Reels One In On Bahama Vacation

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by Chris

It’s been an interesting vacation for Jake Owen in the Bahamas. Late last week he shared a selfie of his new hair style (cornrows)and yesterday he caught this…

Interesting Version Of “Jingle Bells” From Luke and Darius

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by Chris

Here’s an interesting mash-up of Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker singing “Jingle Bells”. What makes it interesting is they were not in the same area when it was recorded. They sang it separately for the CMA Country Christmas Special, and their performances were put together for this.

Source: Taste Of Country

Monday, December 23, 2013

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by Chris

1,100 people are taken to the ER every holiday season attempting to do…what?
Answer: Put the star/angel on the tree

Hillary Scott Gets Eisele Ready For Touring

Posted on: December 23rd, 2013 by Chris

Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott tweeted this picture of her little girl as they get her, and themselves, ready for their Downtown 2014 Tour. It will be her first on the road with Mom and dad.

Pensacola Native Aaron Tippin Passes Love Of Flying Onto Son

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Chris

Pensacola native Aaron Tippin is a pilot that has become a certified flight instructor as well. Aaron earned his certification to sign his son Ted’s logbook after he finished his first solo flight.

Aaron tells “Country Weekly” he’s proud that his son is carrying on the family’s “tradition of aviation” and signing the next generations logbook is a tradition.

He says his dad was a pilot who signed his when he made his first solo flight on his 16th birthday. Ted had hoped to do the same, but had to wait an extra day to follow in his father’s footsteps last Saturday, as bad weather kept him grounded until Sunday.

As for the family’s love of flying, Arron says, “Aviation is an unforgiving mistress and it will kill you,. What it means to the Tippins, personally, is it’s a tradition . . . and we’ll just keep this going forever.”

Moonshine And Pretty Girls Sums Up Brantley Gilbert’s New Video

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Chris

Video Of Early Keith Urban Surfaces

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Chris

The YouTube description says… “Here is a long lost video of Keith Urban singing ‘all out of love’ on new faces in Melbourne 1983. My band was on the same show as this (see other video), Keith won the ‘encouragement award’, and our band won the show.. I have tried in vain to contact Keiths management to see if it was OK to post this, but never got a reply so here it is!! This is the only footage of this that has survived…”

Friday, December 20, 2013

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Chris

When it comes to Christmas shopping, 2 out of 3 men say they have done this…What is it?
Answer: Shopped on Christmas Eve

Country To Invade NYC Super Bowl Week

Posted on: December 20th, 2013 by Chris

Zac Brown Band and Jake Owen will be part of the entertainment surrounding the Super Bowl.

The country stars are on the lineup for the Bud Light Hotel Super Bowl concert series. The performances will take place on a cruise ship docked on the Hudson River starting January 30th, four days before Super Bowl Sunday.

Zac Brown Band is sharing the bill with Foo Fighters on February 1st, which is fitting since they recently released “The Grohl Sessions Volume 1,” an album of music produced by Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl, who also played with the band on several songs. Jake will wrap up the event with Fall Out Boy on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2nd, with pre-game concerts on the ship.

Source: AP