Getting Back to Normal?

How many times have you heard, thought, or said the words, “When things get back to normal–“? Are you hoping things will change before you start a new project? Are you just sitting back and waiting for things to get back to normal before you make any new commitments? Though we may be living withContinue reading “Getting Back to Normal?”

If God Had Chosen Quarantine by P.M. Gilmer

If God Had Chosen Quarantine What if God had chosen to quarantine Himself (as the agnostics would have us believe)? To be isolated from the virus of man, to keep a social and moral and holy distance from Heaven to earth, (six feet, six miles–it may as well be a million of either), then whatContinue reading “If God Had Chosen Quarantine by P.M. Gilmer”

National Poetry Month 2020

Today is the last day of National Poetry Month, and I hope you’ve spent some time reading poetry during this unusually stressful month. I have been dipping into several authors including: Malcolm Guite, Jeanne Murray Walker, Edward Clarke, George Herbert, and Luci Shaw. I have also been reading the book of Isaiah, taking more noticeContinue reading “National Poetry Month 2020”

His Boundless Word

In these days of quarantine, social distancing, stay-at-home, and always wash your hands–we can feel stifled, closed in, and bound. Not bound by the laws of health only but by our fears and worries as well. In the midst of these concerns, how blessed I was to read these words: Remember Jesus Christ, risen fromContinue reading “His Boundless Word”

Your Story Matters–Leslie Leyland Fields

  I have often considered writing “my story,” my testimony, something to leave to my children. Several weeks ago, my pastor encouraged us as a congregation to do that very thing. Write down your story. Why? Because it is your testimony of God’s power in your life. No one can argue with your story, discountContinue reading “Your Story Matters–Leslie Leyland Fields”

Frances Ridley Havergal Her Death

Like a river glorious, is God’s perfect peace; Over all victorious, in its bright increase. In a previous post, I wrote of the accomplishments of Frances Havergal and the way she sought to glorify the Lord in all she did. Now, I will recount some of the account concerning her death. Havergal suffered ill healthContinue reading “Frances Ridley Havergal Her Death”

Frances Ridley Havergal–Her Life

  I enjoy learning about the hymn writers of my favorite hymns because it makes them more meaningful and puts a face and a life to the words. It’s easy just to sing the words of a familiar song and forget that someone wrote them because of a particular event in their life or becauseContinue reading “Frances Ridley Havergal–Her Life”

One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 3)

One Starry Night (part 3) A manger, they knew, would be found where the animals were fed, so they made their way behind the first inn and followed the sounds (and smells) of animals whose nightly slumber had been disturbed. Quietly, they approached a cave carved into a small hill where the soft, smoky glowContinue reading “One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 3)”

One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 2)

One Starry Night (part 2) The shepherds all gathered together to discuss this news that had been given to them. “Could this be true?” one old grizzled veteran shepherd asked. “A baby who is the Christ?” “Did you ever hear such singing?” asked another, his eyes still on the sky and his ears still ringingContinue reading “One Starry Night–A Christmas Poem (part 2)”