How Great Thou Art

We gathered together like we do each month.   We sit facing our audience who waits expectantly.  They are a beautiful bunch, this gathered assembly.  I smile as I glance at their now familiar faces. We sing about the sweet by and by and the lily of the valley, some join in with our motley little choir, others simply nod along as the familiar words touch a soft spot in tired hearts and wearing out bodies.  As we begin a new song, I watch the tears come to cataract-blinded eyes. Oh Lord ... [Read More]

Have Yourself a {Mary} Little Christmas – Part 2

"But one thing is necessary.  Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her."  Luke 10:42 Mary of Bethany ... the contemplative, earnest, passionate woman who sat at the feet of Christ and then annointed those same feet with her perfume and tears. Certainly we can learn from her.   To be honest, she intimidates me.  In fact, she intimidates me even more than the Proverbs 31 woman.   Mrs. P31 I can relate to ... she was busy, a worker.   Mary, on the other hand ... she ... [Read More]

Worship with me?

This morning during our worship services at church, we'll be singing "Glory in the Highest" by Chris Tomlin.  Perhaps you have heard it, perhaps not.  A powerful declaration of the majesty of our God and the honor due our Savior, this has become one of my favorite songs. From my reading of Luke today, words prophesied in the Old Testament and declared before the Lord as He entered Jerusalem on a borrowed donkey: Blessings on the King who comes in the name of the Lord!  Peace in heaven and ... [Read More]

Construction Zone: Worshiper’s Heart

August 24, 2009 {I didn’t have any notes about reading Proverbs this morning … because some days I don’t.  But here is what I wrote …} S and C are cuddled up together in his chair, sleeping.  It’s 6:11 am and the only sounds in the house are the soft snores of my husband and daughter, the gentle hum of the ceiling fan, and that comforting drip of my coffee maker.  I’m curled up in my favorite corner of the couch with my Bible, this journal, and my Bible study book. My only thought is this – God ... [Read More]

Construction Zone: Praise

January 18, 2006 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are protected.  Proverbs 18:10 Lord, teach me to live in this truth!  Help me grasp the awesome power of Your Name – the strength of calling on You.  Thank You for this great truth and promise. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~ I love this verse!  It is one of my favorites.  The Name of God … it is amazing, isn’t it?  Take a few moments and listen to this song about the name of God. How has the Name of God been your ... [Read More]