Behind the Song: O How He Loves You and Me

Oh, How He Loves You and Me is a popular chorus that was very popular in churches in the 1980s and 1990s. This is one of the songs that children often learn, after Jesus Loves Me and Jesus Loves the Little Children. The chorus to Oh, How He Loves You and Me was written by Kurt Kaiser, also well known […]

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Love is humble

We are wrapping up a month long look at what God says about love for Valentine’s Day  

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Armor of God series: Breastplate of righteousness

Last week, we discussed the importance of truthfulness and to gird our loins with truth. The next part of armour in the Lord is the breastplate of righteousness. Without righteousness we are opening ourselves up to Satan’s attacks. The first step of righteousness is to repent and be forgiven of our sins.  This also calls for us to do what […]

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God is Faithful

There are times when I grow very discouraged and frustrated at the lack of progress in certain areas of my life. Sometimes it seems that no matter what steps I take no progress is being made. However, all I can is to take the next step. When I do all I can do and take every feasible step within my […]

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Hall of Faith: Abraham, was tested

Growing up in church, children learn at an early age that “Father Abraham had many sons, many sons had Father Abraham.” Yet, Abraham did not start out with many sons. Abraham did not even begin as Abraham. When we meet him in Genesis 12, he is known as Abram. Abram is the son of Terah and brother to Nahor and […]

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It’s Okay to be Angry

When we are hurting it’s so easy to see what everyone else has that we don’t have. It doesn’t matter what the situation is, someone else has that thing we so desperately long for or lost. Good health A spouse A child A job The little resentments begin to creep into our heart when we see or are around those […]

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Behind the Hymn: Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It

Redeemed, How I Love to Proclaim It was written by Fanny Crosby. You may have also seen the hymn referred to as Redeemed. Fanny Crosby was a prolific poet and hymn writer. Fanny Crosby was born on March 24, 1820 in Brewster, New York. At the age of six weeks old, she caught a cold that led to inflammation in […]

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Love must be sincere

In honor of Valentine’s Day I’m sharing scriptures on love  

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The Armor of God Series: Gird loins with truth

We’ve been discussing the Armour of the Lord.  We looked at what the whole armor of the Lord and to be strong in the Lord stands for. However, what does it mean to gird loins with truth? Verse 12 says, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood”.  We cannot see what we are struggling with. It goes on to […]

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Who Do You Chase After?

I’ve made my fair share of mistakes in relationships and with men over the years.  Sadly, I’ve had to learn some hard lessons. Valentine’s Day is always a tough reality check of these lessons. Yet, I’ve discovered there is one man I can chase after that will always be there for me. So who is this wonderful man? He’s my […]

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Hall of Faith: Noah, offered Hope

We have all heard of the great flood. In every culture there is a story about the flood that covered the earth. To this day, many still try to find the Ark, which is believed to be resting on the mountains of modern day eastern Turkey and the Mount of Ararat. However, no one has ever been able to prove […]

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The Pain Behind My Smile

When we pass one another in the hall it’s easy to paste on a smile and ask “how are you?” The majority of the time the person only wants to hear one response, “Fine”. But, how many times do we paste a smile on our face and lie. So why do we lie? We lie because we know that’s what […]

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Behind the Song: If That Isn’t Love

If That Isn’t Love is another song that often runs through my heart. This is a song that I accompanied Daddy on many times and have performed myself on numerous occasions. If That Isn’t Love was written by Dottie Rambo. Rambo wrote over 2500 songs including hits such as He Looked Beyond My Fault, Sheltered in the Arms of God, Holy […]

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Love is patient, Love is kind

 

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Armor of God Series: Put on the whole Armor of God

Last week we started our series on the Armor of God.  We discussed what it meant to be strong in the Lord. Verse 11 says, “put on the whole armour of God.” Our Ephesian Studies says, “Clothe yourselves with the panoply, the armour of our God; personally accepting and appropriating the defence which is already yours in Him ; with […]

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70 Years from Now

Working in skilled nursing I see a lot of different types of relationships.  My favorites are those couples that have been together for 50, 60, or even 70+ years. But even with each of these couples there are a lot of differences in the relationships. I’ve seen couples that can’t stand to be together. Then I see couples that can’t […]

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Hall of Faith: Enoch, the Faithful

Have you heard of the saying “older than Methuselah”? Well, Methuselah lived longer than anyone and died at 969 years. Methuselah was the son of Enoch. The name Enoch means dedicated and trained, which describes this man described in the Hall of Faith. Enoch is one of only two men who walked with God until they “were no more.” {The […]

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It’s Okay to Cry

There are times when we are hurting that there are just no words to express how we feel. Our heart is broken.  All we want to do is cry. It’s okay to cry. Sometimes tears are the best way to express all of the emotions we have pent up inside.  Crying is a healthy for us.  Research shows that crying […]

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Behind the Hymn: Love Divine All Love Excelling

Love Divine All Love Excelling was written by Charles Wesley. Charles Wesley was born in 1707 Lincolnshire, England to Samuel and Susannah Wesley. He was the youngest of eighteen children {although nine of his siblings died as infants}. Charles and his brother, John, were founders of the Methodist movement. Often John would edit his brother’s lyrics and words. It is […]

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My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

In honor of Valentine’s Day this month, I wanted to share my favorite poem.  

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