In this first book, the woman of the house finds a messy Snowman at a garage sale, and buys him for 25 cents. She gives him the name "The Disheveled Snowman." At Christmas, the woman takes him out of the Christmas box as she decorates, and he tries different locations, searching for his place. On the way he meets other lovely decorations and learns to appreciate things that are not perfect - including him! The book comes with a copy of a song written just for this story by Carol Nicodemi.
The second in a series of charming Christmas stories about a Snowman a woman bought at a garage sale. In the first book, he was looking for his place in the house, among the decorations, and having a lot of adventures along the way. In this book, he meets more wonderful decorations, several of them imperfect as he is, and learns more about love and kindness while sharing beautiful memories. The story comes with a song written just for The Disheveled Snowman, by Carol Nicodemi.
Beautiful CD of religious songs about faith and hope, including several "story songs" about Jesus, Mary, Martha and also real people in Immokalee, Florida. They were all written by Carlene Thissen except for one - a very special magic duet between Mary Magdalene and the Risen Jesus that I named Go Out and Tell. Here's how that gift happened:
Father Fred Conocenti at our church in Immokalee, Florida, one day handed me a handwritten lead sheet with no title or composer. It had single notes, chords and lyrics and he asked, "Can you learn this?" Choir member Rubin "Benny" Reyna and I recorded the song in the ladies room of Our Lady of Guadalupe's catechism building, the best acoustics on the church grounds, and I brought it back to Naples to the studio to do the finished work on it.
Other favorites of mine on this album are the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mary's Heart and Martha's Hands; a duet between an insecure Mary and Joseph called Because You're Jesus; Mary's Heart and Martha's Hands; and of course, Take These Hands.