Blossom of Souls

 

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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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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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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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David had many wives & concubines

We know that David married many more wives other than the seven listed by name.  However, we don’t know how many more. 2 Samuel 5 says “David married more wives in Jerusalem.” The Brown commentary states “In this conduct David transgressed an express law, which forbade the king of Israel to multiply wives unto himself in Deuteronomy 17:17.” We do […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mothers and Daughters often have a very interesting relationship.  There are times when the relationship seems like a love/hate affair.  I know when I was younger I didn’t believe my mother knew anything.  Now I find that she is one of the first people I turn to when I need to discuss things.  We still have our […]

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Behind the Hymn Sunday: Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing was written by Rev. Robert Robinson in the 18th Century. He was twenty-two when he penned the words in 1757. As a young man Robinson lived a wild life that was full of debauchery. The story goes that Robert Robinson came upon a gypsy who said “And you, young man, you will live to […]

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Blog Tour

      I’d like to thank J. Hannah Lloyd for inviting me to join her blog hop.  Her new books Tied to Terror and Escape from Abuse share her victory over domestic violence.    She invited me to answer the following four questions for you: 1)    What are you working on? Caregiving has made it difficult to write in […]

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Jesus Made the Ultimate Sacrifice

Today is Good Friday, the day Christians remember the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. We often talk and sing about Jesus being on the cross, but there are times when the magnitude of His sacrifice does not seem to register. Passion Plays always bring me to tears, but they do not do justice to the depth of suffering Jesus […]

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