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σκοπέω: consider for yourself

σκοπέω - to look, to consider How often do I think only about what I can see? Even in the midst of lesser trouble, how often do I just look at my circumstances and lose heart? When was the last time I contemplated - actually considered in depth- the eternal glory of God and heaven?… Continue reading σκοπέω: consider for yourself

Home Living · Thoughts

Songs of Hope and Peace: the Sure and Steady Anchor

Trouble is guaranteed in this life, but what a comfort that we need not go through this life without the peace of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He made a way for the disciples’ peace, speaking purposefully to them, and so He speaks purposefully to us through His Scripture. Even in the midst of trouble and great grief, the time and testimony of fellow believers prove that the peace of Christ emboldens Christians to take heart and even sing. Perhaps that is one reason I love both of these songs so much. ‘It is Well’ is one of the songs I would play for my grandma while she lay in bed with cancer. This song was born out of comfort in grief and has in turn comforted so many like me. The second song, ‘Christ the Sure and Steady Anchor’ speaks of the hope He gives in salvation. We hope as those who already know the answer, yes, He has, and, yes, He will.


Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks: fighting anxiety

I've learned to recognize the signs that mean it's time for me to sleep. When I was a kid, the signal was me running full steam in circles. As a grown up, the signs feel more sinister. Fear about what will happen in the future. Anxiety about what I need to get done. The accompanying… Continue reading Rejoice, Pray, and Give Thanks: fighting anxiety

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Perfect Faithfulness

Perfect faithfulness... As he has been, so he is, and so he will be. As his promises have been fulfilled, so they are being fulfilled, and will be fulfilled for eternity. As his plans have come to pass, so they are coming to pass, and will be completed.


Philippians Monday Challenge

Philippians 4 Monday morning challenge: Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends… Continue reading Philippians Monday Challenge


The Christian Life

The Christian life is all this: faith in God, prayer endowed with the power of the Holy Spirit, God's love, our obedience, patient endurance until the end, the mercy of Christ, the faithfulness and unity of the triune God that will bring us to what He has given- himself and eternal life. Great promises. Great… Continue reading The Christian Life

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Psalm 33 and the Presence of Jesus

Blessed is the fact that Christians can rejoice even in the deepest distress; although trouble may surround them, they still sing; and, like many birds, they sing best in their cages. The waves may roll over them, but their souls soon rise to the surface and see the light of God's countenance; they have a… Continue reading Psalm 33 and the Presence of Jesus


Sunday Song: I Will Sing of my Redeemer

“But I will sing of your strength, in the morning I will sing of your love; for you are my fortress, my refuge in times of trouble. You are my strength, I sing praise to you; you, God, are my fortress, my God on whom I can rely.” Psalms‬ ‭59:16-17‬ The book of Psalms is… Continue reading Sunday Song: I Will Sing of my Redeemer

School · Thoughts

To my Teacher Self: you are serving the Lord Christ

This week in my fifth grade class we are reading “This I Believe: Free Hearts and Minds at Work", a radio talk by Jackie Robinson. This quote toward the end really stood out to me: “And in the largest sense, I believe that what I did was done for me — that it was my… Continue reading To my Teacher Self: you are serving the Lord Christ


To love and good works

"Look Miss W. I put the encouragement up on the board so that everyone would know to do their best job today." -G, 5th grade I smiled at his sweet sincerity and helpfulness. I was also a little disconcerted. Had he known that Hebrews 19:24 was that morning's "verse of the day" on my Bible… Continue reading To love and good works