Faithful Heroes: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Was a pastor who became a leading figure in the Civil Rights movement. He was born to Martin Luther King, Sr and Alberta Williams King on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. His and his father’s legal birth names were Michael King, but his father legally changed their names in 1934.He grew up in the church […]

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Hymn Stories: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus

Helen Lemmel was a gift singer and musician, a gift her parents recognized while she was still young. She was born on November 14, 1864, in Wardle, England to a Methodist minister and his wife. When she was twelve years old, her family moved to the United States and settled in Wisconsin. Helen Howarth Lemmel, was given a tract, titled […]

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Names of God: Almighty God

Almighty God is written in the Hebrew Bible as El Shaddai Almighty means “having complete power or omnipotent” Meaning is believed to be “God, the All-Powerful One” or “The Mighty One of Jacob” “by the God of your father who will help you, by the Almighty who will bless you with blessings of heaven above,blessings of the deep that crouches beneath, blessings […]

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When We Hold On too Tightly

Six months after having to move suddenly, I still find myself struggling to accept the way everything happened. On more than one occasion, I have asked myself if I held on too tightly to the home the Lord blessed for me to live in. While I am very grateful for where I currently live and it has grown on me, […]

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Faithful Heroes: Corrie ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom dedicated her life to serving Christ. She traveled the world sharing her testimony of surviving the concentration camps and extending a hand of forgiveness. Cornelia ten Boom was born on April 15, 1892 in Harrlem, Netherlands. She was the daughter of a Dutch watchmaker, Casper ten Boom, and his wife, Cornelia Arnolda Luitingh ten Boom. She went […]

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Hymn Stories: He Leadeth Me

Joseph Henry Gilmore was a seminary professor, Baptist minister, and author of several textbooks in Hebrew and English. However, he is best remembered today for his hymn He Leadeth Me. The year was 1862, and the Civil War was raging all around. Gilmore later wondered if God was leading him to focus on His {The Lord’s} leadership. He was invited […]

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Names of God: Adonai

Means: Master Over All Often translated as Lord and sovereignty The singular forms of Adon and Adoni are used as royal titles in the Old Testament Adonai holds the same meaning and reverence as Yahweh and Jehovah The term is used in the Hebrew Bible more than 450 times                 “  O Lord God (Adonai) You have begun to show […]

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Guest Post: Caring Pays by Lynn Wallace

caregiving, dementia

Mom loved to read. As a child, she hid a flashlight under the covers. This subterfuge failed to fool Mama. She walked into the room and said, “It’s time to go to bed.”Mom collected many books that she planned to read when she retired. When Mom’s Papa died, Mama moved in with her. That left little time for reading.Before Mom […]

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Bloom Where You’re Planted

I don’t know about you, but there are times when I wonder what God is up to and why He has me where I am. There are days when I feel him whispering on my heart to move on, but that is His will for my life He has not shown me the path. So, for the time being I have […]

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Faithful Heroes: Billy Sunday

Billy Sunday moved from professional baseball player to well known evangelist throughout his life. William “Billy” Ashley Sunday was born on November 19, 1862 in Story County, Iowa. His parents were German immigrants who changed their surname Sonntag to the anglicized Sunday. Billy’s father, William, was a bricklayer. Four months after Mary Jane Corey Sunday gave birth to her son, […]

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Eternal Father, Strong to Save

Last month, at the funeral of President George H. W. Bush, the hymn Eternal Father, Strong to Save was sung. This was a song I recognized from the last line of the first verse. The title I was familiar with was For Those in Peril on the Sea. My familiarity with the hymn under this title, came from the hymns connection […]

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Names of God: Abba

There are many names for God and ways in which people refer to Him. Whether it is Abba, the Almighty God, Jehovah, Elohim or a variety of other variations. So we are beginning a new study to explore these names and have a better understanding of them.  Means: Father in Aramaic The word signifies “he close, intimate relationship of a […]

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Behind the Christmas Carol: Carol of the Bells

Carol of the Bells is another popular Christmas Carol, but actually began as a New Year’s song. The song was composed by  Ukrainian composer Mykola Leontovych in 1914.  He was approached by the Conductor of the Ukrainian Republic Choir Oleksander Koshyts to create a song based on traditional Ukranian folk chants. The original folk song was written in a pre-Christian […]

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!!! Here are a few pictures and a video to help you enjoy the holiday.  While we enjoy the fun part of Christmas, let’s never forget the true reason for the season.  The birth of Jesus Christ.  He was born, so that he could die for our sins and offer us eternal life with him.         […]

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Heroes of the Faith: Amy Carmichael

Amy Beatrice Carmichael is known for her missionary work to India, where she opened an orphanage and founded a mission. Amy Wilson Carmichael was born on December 16, 1867 in Millisle, County Down, Ireland. She was the daughter of David and Catherine Carmichael. She was the oldest of their seven children and her father worked as a miller. “One possibly […]

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