Author Archives: Andrea R Huelsenbeck

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

Merry Christmas!

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Iconic Christmas Music

For your listening pleasure, here are some best ever performances of some best ever Christmas music. I was introduced to Handel’s Messiah when I was in high school. It was a tradition for our premier chorus, the Tower Singers, to … Continue reading

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Scripture Break

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Hallelujah! Handbells!

One of the things I miss most during this pandemic is the opportunity to play in my church’s handbell choir, Ringing Praise. I love the camaraderie with my fellow ringers (they are the nicest people). The sound of bells lifts … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Movies

Christmas movies–what a great topic for a blog post! But as I started writing it, I realized I don’t like many of the traditional favorite Christmas flicks. I remember the old A Christmas Carol movie and its remakes; It’s a … Continue reading

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In the Meme Time: Simple Pleasures

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Wonderful Christmas Quilts to Make

Wouldn’t it be great to have a Christmasy quilt to put on your bed for the holidays? Hey, you’ve got nearly a month to make that happen! Well, maybe for next year. Many generous quilt designers post free patterns online. … Continue reading

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Philip Glass, Composer

In the 1970s when I was a young woman hearing Philip Glass’ music for the first time, I didn’t like it. The repetitiveness of it bored me, then bothered me. That all changed on June 4, 2016, when a friend … Continue reading

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When the Squirrels Won’t Stop Raiding your Birdfeeder

I know you don’t mind wasting 21 minutes. You will be so glad you watched this.

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Hummingbird Habitat

I’m sharing some photos I took in September 2020 at the Hummingbird Habitat in Desert Breeze Park just a few miles south of my house. I love parks. Desert Breeze has a lot of nice features. There’s a lake for … Continue reading

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