Absolute Certainty

I love the absolutes of the promises here:SURELY - for certain, truly, undoubtedly- God’s goodness and love (perfect and never-failing) will follow me…ALL the days of my life- not just the easy, successful, not confusing ones-And I SHALL - I will, this is my future- dwell in the house of the Lord FOREVER- eternity and… Continue reading Absolute Certainty

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Psalm 23: A song for living

In the past, I heard this Psalm often at funerals or sometimes in movie scenes depicting death or funerals. With its hope for “the valley of the shadow of death” and eternal life, I thought it was a Psalm only for dying. I see now that this Psalm is also very much for living, even… Continue reading Psalm 23: A song for living

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Saturday Song: the silence before Easter

I wonder what Christ’s followers were thinking the morning after his crucifixion. While they were together, did they pray? Did they sing? Did they feel overcome with fear? Did they discuss what might befall them next? Did Christ’s final words to them (John 14-17) echo through their memories? “Whatever befall” is a mystery, but it… Continue reading Saturday Song: the silence before Easter

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Good Friday Song: Amazing Grace

Good Friday, looking forward to Easter. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked… Continue reading Good Friday Song: Amazing Grace

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Tuesday Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

Tuesday looking forward to Easter: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross “No one has ever gone into heaven except the one who came from heaven—the Son of Man. Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life… Continue reading Tuesday Song: When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

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Palm Sunday Song: Fairest Lord Jesus

“This took place to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet: “Say to Daughter Zion, ‘See, your king comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey, and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.’  The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed… Continue reading Palm Sunday Song: Fairest Lord Jesus

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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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All things…

“He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:17‬ ‭ Because He created all things, He deserves all honor and service. Because He created all things, nothing is above His power. Because He created all things, we can rest secure. “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither… Continue reading All things…