Hymn Story: The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life, How Sweet the Fruit comes from the account of the Tree of life as recorded in the book of Genesis. I’ve been unable to uncover any information on who wrote the song. The melody is described as “Traditional American Melody”. Listening to the version below the melody is the one we know very well. It is […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Mekoddishkem

Jehovah Mekoddishkem means the Lord who sanctifies you. “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.   Exodus 31:13 “‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the Lord your God. Keep […]

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Book Review: Food Triggers

In Food Triggers: Exchanging Unhealthy Patterns for God-Honoring Habits the author, Amber Lia, provides real and relatable examples of external and internal triggers which lead to unhealthy eating patterns. This book has left me saying “that’s me” and really digging deep within myself to explore my why’s. The author provides tips and suggestions on how to work through and overcome […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Mauzzi

Jehovah Mauzzi means the Lord my fortress. Lord, my strength and my fortress,    my refuge in time of distress,to you the nations will come    from the ends of the earth and say,“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,    worthless idols that did them no good.     Jeremiah 16:19 

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Book Review: He Loves You So Devotional

He Loves You So, Falling Deeper into God’s Heart: A 366-Day Devotional is a wonderful devotional to remind us of God’s love. The devotions are short with a scripture verse, prayer, and declaration. These devotions are easy to read and only take a minute or two. I highly recommend this devotional. *I received this for free from Bethany House in […]

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Hymn Story: Revelation Song

Revelation Song is adapted from Revelation 5. The song was written by Jennie Lee Riddle. It was first released on May 5, 2009 on the album Fearless by Phillips, Craig and Dean. Band member Randy Phillips explained why the trio recorded the song: “This song captures the moment of looking up into Heaven, peeling back the curtain of eternity so […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Ma’oz

Jehovah Ma’oz means the Lord my Fortress Lord, my strength and my fortress,    my refugein time of distress,to you the nations will come    from the ends of the earth and say,“Our ancestors possessed nothing but false gods,    worthless idols that did them no good.    Jeremiah 16:19 

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Hymn Story: Waymaker

Waymaker is a contemporary worship song that is very popular right now. It was written by Nigerian gospel singer Sinach. She released the song as a single and music video on December 30, 2015. The following year, she released Waymaker-Live in November. The song became certified gold by the Recording Industry of South Africa. Sinach was rated as the “female […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Malakh

Jehovah Malakh means the angel of the Lord The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur.   Genesis 16:7 and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son,   Genesis 22:16 And the […]

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God with Us Devotional

God with Us: 365 Devotions on the Person and Work of Christ is a great devotion if you are looking to grow in your faith and to grow deeper in the word. Each devotional provides bite size insight into the teachings of many well-known theologians, pastors, and Christian writers such as John Calvin, St. Auguestine, Jonathan Edwards, Diedrich Bonhoeffer, and […]

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Book Review: Kingdom Men Rising Devotional

Tony Evan’s Kingdom Men Rising Devotional provides insight and inspiration to walk as a man of faith, integrity, and in Biblical truths. This 90-day devotional would make a great present for the man in your life as he seeks to draw closer with the Lord. ***I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review

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Hymn Story: Earth and All Stars

Earth and All Stars was written by Herbert Brokering. He was born in 1926 and a Lutheran pastor, teacher, author of over 40 books, poet and hymn writer. He died in 2009. The tune to Earth and All Stars is the same tune used for Brokering’s other well-known hymns, “Alleluia! Christ Is Risen.”                         The tune was composed by David […]

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Names of God: Jehovah Magen

Jehovah Magen means the Lord my Shield or the Lord my protector. Blessed are you, Israel!    Who is like you,    a people saved by the Lord?He is your shield and helper    and your glorious sword.Your enemies will cower before you,    and you will tread on their heights.”  Deuteronomy 33:29 After this, the word of the Lord came to Abramin a vision: “Do not be […]

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Book Review: One Word For Today Devotional

This 90-day devotional, One Word for Today for Spirit Filled Living, is a very interesting and unique idea. I really enjoyed the thought of focusing on one word for the day and how it relates to our spiritual life. Each word has a scripture, suggestion on how to use it to focus on God, and ends with suggestions on how […]

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