Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas, Internet, from the Harwells:

Somewhere in August, I had the idea that a Christmas card didn't have to just be a card, and looking around at the various recording things I'd accumulated, the idea for some sort of "Harwell family Christmas" recording was born. I thought, "Well, why not?"

More songs were started than were finished, but the three that made it are our favorites. In particular, 'Silent Night' was fun to do as a one-take, live-on-the-floor tune with a solo guitar, keeping with the song's history - it was written and performed as a duet with a single guitar after the organ at the newly built - and appropriately named - Church of St. Nicholas in Oberndorf, Austria broke down on Christmas Eve, 1818. Jana has never sang on any of my recordings before, though none of us are quite sure why.

The fourth track is one of my favorite sermons from our church (Classic City Community Church) from December 12, 2008. We hope you enjoy the tunes, and we wish you a most Merry Christmas!

Good tidings of great joy!

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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Well done, Wyatt.

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant!" - Matthew 25:21

Our hearts are heavy today for Abby and the Mitchell family. We'll miss you, Wyatt.

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