Christmas Song Story: Calypso Carol

The Calypso Carol is often known by it’s opening line “See him lying on a bed of straw”. Some announcers have introduced the song as a traditional folk carol of the West Indies. However, it was written by an Englishman, Michael Perry. Perry wrote the song in 1964 while a college student for their Christmas concert. The song became famous by […]

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Book Review: A Deep Divide by Kimberley Woodhouse

After being kidnapped Emma Grace McMurray finds herself looking over her shoulder and turns up as a Harvey Girl. Businessman Ray Watkins is instantly captivated with Emma Grace. Adventure and mystery pull the two closer together as they set out to unravel it. Kimberley Woodhouse tells a masterful story which will resonate with readers. The story takes place in the […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Jireh

So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”  Genesis 22:14  This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Soninto the world that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9 And my God will meet […]

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Patriotic song: American Soldier

American Soldier is a song made popular by Toby Keith. He co-wrote the song with Chuck Cannon. Keith said that the song was written “for all the times that I get to meet the troops on these USO tours, and since Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue, the P.O.W.s and the families that have come and brought me back my […]

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Hymn Story: The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The King of Love My Shepherd Is was written by Henry W. Baker. Baker was born in London, England in 1821. He took Holy Orders in 1844 and he wrote many hymns. One of his earliest compositions was the very beautiful hymn, “Oh! what if we are Christ’s”. His hymns are described as “simplicity of language, smoothness of rhythm, and […]

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Hymn Story: Thine is the Glory

Thine is the Glory is often performed as an Easter song. The hymn was written by Edmond Budry, a Swiss Protestant minister. The lyrics are set to the tune “See, the Conqu’ring hero comes” from the third section of Handel’s oratorio Judas Maccabaeus. The German Advent hymn Tochter Zion, freue dich uses the same tune. The hymn is also sometimes […]

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Hymn Story: Lift High the Cross

Lift High the Cross is a 19th Century English hymn. It was written by George Kitchin and altered by Michael R. Newbolt in 1916. It has been suggested the hymn was inspired by Constantine the Great’s conversion to Christianity and seeing a cross which had the Latin version of “In this sign thou shalt conquer” written on it. Kitchin wrote […]

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Hymn Story: Simple Gifts   

Simple Gifts is attributed to Joseph Brackett, a member of the Alfred Shaker Village. It was composed in 1848, and relatively unknown until Aaron Copeland used the melody in the score of Martha Graham’s ballet Appalachian Spring, first performed in 1944. Copeland used the song a second time “in 1950 in his first set of Old American Songs.” Several Shaker […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Hashopet

Jehovah Hashopet means the Lord my Judge The LORD is our judge the LORD is our lawgiver; the LORD is our king; he will save us.  Isaiah 33:22 I have not wronged you, but you are doing me wrong by waging war against me. Let the Lord, the Judge, decide the dispute this day between the Israelites and the Ammonites.”     […]

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