Category Archives: 2018

“I Want to Know Christ”

Jesu, joy of man’s desiring, Holy wisdom, love most bright; Drawn by Thee, our souls aspiring Soar to uncreated light. From the song Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach, lyrics by Robert Bridges One of the joys of the Christmas season is the beautiful music that is played everywhere.  Recently I heard the […]

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Great Habits Help in Every Season

As I change my calendar to the month of October, I’m looking forward to the routines that lie ahead. There’s something comforting about packing away summer essentials and getting ready for the fall season.  Sandals and shorts are exchanged for sneakers and sweaters, and soon shorter days will bring cooler breezes and colorful leaves. In […]

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Good Summer Reads

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16, NASB There’s something about summertime that spurs us to search for a good book, fall into a hammock or lounge chair, […]

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The Graham Legacy

But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love Me and obey My commands. Exodus 20:6 (NLT) The passing of Dr. Billy Graham in February hit many people hard. Yes, he had been in declining health for some time—but for those of us who grew up during the Graham years, his […]

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What’s Better Than a Hallelujah?

Praise the Lord! Yes, give praise, O servants of the Lord. Praise the name of the Lord! Blessed be the name of the Lord now and forever. Psalm 113:1-2 (NLT)  Amy Grant’s song Better Than a Hallelujah spoke to me again in recent weeks.  The lyrics remind me that the Lord listens to all the […]

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A Shield of Love

 For You bless the godly, O Lord; You surround them with Your shield of love. Psalm 5:12 (NLT) Have you ever come across a verse or concept in Scripture that just sticks with you—and maybe you’re not even sure why?  This is what happened weeks ago after reading the verse above. I have always believed […]

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All Things New

And the One sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then He said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5 (New Living Translation) For those who are old enough to remember, May 18th of 1980 proved to be an historically cataclysmic day.  […]

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