Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anita Far Above Rubies Sings For The Lord

Anyone else out there
having a hard time
"getting on with Christmas"?
What happened in a 
schoolyard in Connecticut has
taken its toll on all of us.
A friend of mine, Suzan,
 posted this
on her blog.
I was 
I went to Anita's Blog
to ask her permission to post this.
Yes!  She is one of US!
I have heard this sung
a thousand times but
this rendition touched
me and gave me chills.
It is perfectly executed.

If you have a moment
listen to this with an open heart.
God bless every person in
Sandy Hook
as they go through the 
upcoming hours, days & weeks.
your photo name


  1. Thanks so much for sharing this song with us. The shooting of little children is so horrible to even image that it is hard to think about. Their presents are probably waiting for them under the trees in their families' homes... so sad.

  2. thanks for the shout out Diana ( wasn't necessary at all - but thanks ) still in major pain over all of this - too much - and yes it has made me come to a complete stop with decorating - feels senseless this weekend.
    Much love,

  3. It is hard to think of anything else right now but the tragedy in Connecticut. My prayers are with them all.

  4. There are still no words to describe how we all feel.

  5. Perfect for this day. We are finding it hard to think of Christmas. Our hearts are staying on constant prayers.
    Thank you for sharing this very moving post.
    XO Celestina Marie

  6. It's so unreal it's hard to believe. This awful tragedy has caused all of us to take a step back and evaluate.
    We will all hug our loved ones a little tighter this season, but my heart breaks knowing that these families won't have their loved ones to do the same with.
    We need beautiful inspiration like this to cope better. Thank-you for sharing.

  7. Diana, I still feel in shoke. I had my sisters here yesterday. We kept going back to the subject of Newtown's loss of so many lifes. It's hard not to think about it. More on the news and in the paper. I have asked that my family hug their kids more for me.
    I visited the sites and cried about the dad wanting Christmas for his kids. xoxo,Susie

  8. Thanks for sharing this morning, Diana. What a beautiful voice. This is one of my favorites, I was in tears by 'fall on your knees'. I hope the families of these children can hear their angel's voices.

  9. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I just have no words...

  10. Anita has such a beautiful heartfelt voice. Thanks for sharing Diana.

  11. It's one of those events in life that will have long term effects on so many families... my heart goes out to those affected.


  12. Thank you, Diana. I just keep thinking of those parents, their loss and how many will now not be able to mend and even continue with their marriages as this is often and after affect of parents that grieve over a child. I keep thinking of everyone else as well that lost someone so dear to them. I have been weeping, sobbed in fact and for the first time in my life, gotten an upset stomach over an event watching the news. I have never experienced that. I never get an upset stomach. I feel helpless, but can pray...and hold my own children tight. My heart aches.

  13. Well, girl, it looks like we still need angels in the world and you are one of those who keep those in your heart that need it most. I have no idea what something like Sandy Hook would do to me, so praying for those families who no longer have those little arms around their necks is something that I will not forget to do. The ones who lost teachers and colleagues, best friends and the ones who saw it all happen. The responders who had to bag those bodies, can you even imagine all the lives that have been stained by this?

  14. Beautiful music! Continued prayers for those affected by the tragedy in Connecticut.

  15. This is a horrible...horrible event. I have a friend who has a mentally ill son and she continues to say that we don't have proper support in our country for parents to cope with these troubled children. This is an article written by one such mother.

  16. Oh, we're so blessed to have Anita in Blogland and get to hear her sing from time to time! This is just so beautiful.
    Thank you for letting me know about Tuesday being silent in Blogland. I'll do the same.
    Shelia :)

  17. Anita has such a beautiful voice. She's a special person.

  18. Thanks for sharing, Diana. What a beautiful song, and a beautiful voice. I, too have a hard time "carrying on" in the Christmas spirit, when I think of how many lives have been lost and forever changed. Such a sad shame.

  19. I will have to listen to this. I feel guilty for feeling joy at Christmas time knowing that there are others greiving. My joy has been lessened though through the knowlege of what's going on in CT and those poor families without there sweet children. Their little faces on TV are hard to look at knowing they are no longer alive and suffered such a violent death. It's good for us to come together and talk about it and try to learn from these terrible tragedies as hard as it is to make sense of them.

  20. thank you for sharing Diana. We are having a hard time understanding something like this. It's just incomprehensible that something like this could happen. I don't know how the parents can cope. There's a lot of praying going on for the healing of all involved.

  21. Thanks, Diana!
    I do have the info to post on Tuesday...Praying for all of us..

  22. It is impossible to make sense of this tragedy at any time of year but especially right at this time of year. My heart breaks for the families of those children.

  23. Thank you for sharing this...we are all saddened and praying for these families. I teach kindergaten and can't even image the grief of having my whole class taken from me in such a horrific manner. All we can do is pray my friend. xo

  24. Yes, Diana, this sort of horrible thing brings us ALL to our knees.
    I have a remembrance on my blog image of a flag at half mast...
    I finally had to turn the tv off Fox news ...the heartbreak too much.
    I've decided to do posting as usual but my heart sure isn't in it right now.

  25. Diana,
    That's so strange, I've been thinking about this song alot. She sings it beautifully.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  26. I can't seem to think of anything is too tragic to be real.


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