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His fiancée was pregnant and it wasn’t his doing. We can see how much this must have hurt him when we understand that, though he had every right to have Mary stoned to death, he opted to divorce her quietly and out of public view. He loved Mary. To see her pregnant by someone else … Continue reading Joseph’s obedience
Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus Come, Thou long-expected Jesus Born to set Thy people free. From our fears and sins release us; Let us find our rest in Thee. Israel’s Strength and Consolation, Hope of all the earth Thou art– Dear desire of every nation, Joy of every longing heart! Words: Charles Wesley, 1744 Music: Rowland H. … Continue reading Come, Thou Long-expected Jesus
C.S. Lewis’ book entitled Abolition of Man gives us some important thoughts on the meaning of “meaning.” Three key points include: 1—Meaning is not to be found only in ones inner perception of a thing. 2—Another person’s interpretation of my perception of a thing very much depends, to use another phrase from another of Lewis’ … Continue reading Where is meaning found? (Part 1 of “IMUD” Series)
Many churches…come dangerously close to reducing Christianity to a commodity that can be packaged, marketed and sold. Instead of cultivating a deep, holistic discipleship that touches every aspect of our lives, we’ve confined the life of faith to Sunday mornings, where it can be kept safe and predictable, or to a “personal relationship with Christ” … Continue reading Fast and Slow
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee Words: Henry Van Dyke, 1907 / Music: Ludwig Von Beethoven, 1824 Thou art giving and forgiving, ever blessing ever blest, Wellspring of the joy of living, ocean depth of happy rest! Thou our Father, Christ our Brother–all who live in love are Thine. Teach us how to love each other; lift … Continue reading Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”― Dr. Seuss It’s so easy to look my children and be sad because what once was is no longer all the while forgetting the joy of what is to come. Originally posted 2015-10-11 04:29:37.
“A little nonsense now and then, Is relished by the wisest of men.” ~Francis De Sales Originally posted 2015-10-05 05:25:34.
Praise God From Whom All Blessing Flow Words: Thomas K en, 1709 / Music: Louis Bourgeois, 1551 Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise Him all creatures here below. Praise Him above , ye Heavenly host. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen! Praise does not come easy today. Looking ahead to what this day … Continue reading Praise God, From Whom All Blessing Flow
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing you can do is keep your mind young. ~Mark Twain Originally posted 2015-09-30 04:49:10.
Road to Zion Words and Music: Irving Berlin / Performed by Petra There is a way that leads to life, the few that find it never die Past mountain peaks graced white with snow, the way grows brighter as it goes Chorus: There is A road inside of you, inside of me there is one … Continue reading Road to Zion