Tim Huff | Hope Exchange

By: Hope Exchange  09-12-2011

I wrote the song ONCE in 2001. I am singing and playing piano on it, with some friends helping out: John Russell on guitar, Sharon Tiessen on cello, Dave Geldart on bass, and David White on back up vocals. ONCE was written as part of a three song CD called “Painting The Sky Behind Me”. It was written to honour my friends on the street – as I sent out copies that Christmas to my supporters through Youth Unlimited. Many years later I had a request for its use at a national assembly – so,..

Valentine’s Day 2008 Valentine’s week in Toronto this year set record numbers for snowfall and sub-zero temperatures. A great metaphor for what’s known to be the history of Valentine’s Day – which is really the anniversary celebration of cold-hearted murder set against the warmth of love. In Rome, A.D. 240, Emperor Claudius had the Bishop Valentine brutally executed for his Christian faith, and for secretly marrying lovers – because the emperor was convinced..

Christmas 2007 Though it was broken, she treated it as though it was nothing less than priceless. For after all – it was. Trudy wouldn’t say why she had left home. The most she ever surrendered was said one evening as she ran her finger across the sharp edges of her sacred keepsake – “You can only get so broken and still be worth something.” Enough said. A Christmas ornament. An ordinary round, red ball and hook, hanging from her worn napsack. And while she kept..


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