Tag Archives: hymns

strength and hope

One of the biggest issues I have as a believer is making and taking time to spend with God each day.  I have operated on “survival mode” for years and now that I don’t have to “survive” I find it … Continue reading

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consider this…

One of the craziest verses I have ever read in the Bible is James 1:2-3,  Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

I’m sitting on my couch watching the news coverage of the hostage standoff in Paris. Wavering between tears and prayers for the situation. A country half a world away rocked by sorrow, uncertainty, fear, and what seems a never ending … Continue reading

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New and Old

The Old Rugged Cross and In the Garden circled round and round in my head and finally I did a search for the verses so I could sing them in their entirety.  As I sang I came across the hymn below.  … Continue reading

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Merry Morn

I have been awake for a couple hours now and find my spirit content, which usually means I begin humming.  Today’s hymn of choice, “What a Friend We Have in Jesus.” I love the verses of this hymn, the simplicity of the … Continue reading

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Unwanted

While watching the Muppets A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is described as “unwanted.” His facial expression went from hopeful to crushed in a moment. It is the first time we see his character has feelings. Yet, we don’t fully embrace … Continue reading

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hymns and truths

Tonight I listened to Rich Mullins’ version of All The Way My Savior Leads Me by Fanny Crosby.  I was moved once again to the simple faith of a woman blind since childhood.  Fanny Crosby is credited with over 8,000 … Continue reading

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Shifting Sands

Bad news comes and so does good news. What do you do when you hear it? Being far away from family and friends, who are scattered from coast to coast, can really challenge my faith. A friend is recovering from … Continue reading

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humming along

As I went about my daily to-do list I found myself humming again.  I have new people who need healing and lots of prayer and my heart and mind were processing these new concerns.  Suddenly words came to me.  Oh … Continue reading

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melodies

“I sing because I’m happy. I sing because I’m free, His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.” (Civilla D. Martin and Charles H. Gabriel, “His Eye is on the Sparrow”). All morning I have been … Continue reading

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