Simon Peter

Simon Peter Of all Jesus’s disciples, Peter is the one who I feel I can relate to. He was not only passionate and fierce, but a man who was grounded in his faith and recognized his own short comings. Have you ever felt so strongly about something that you spoke or acted without thinking much […]

The Disciples of Christ

The Disciples of Christ The beginnings of the early church after Christ’s death and resurrection rested on those who were with him during his ministry. The word disciple means learner or follower. All of the twelve who were with Jesus during His ministry followed and learned from His example. When we put our faith in […]

Character

Character I don’t usually stop a study midway, but… I’m feeling a need to do this. I’m at a point in my life where I’m having to do a lot of soul searching. When I get to doing this, I ask myself a lot of questions. Am I saying the right things? Doing the right […]

The Old Rugged Cross

The Old Rugged Cross  On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross The emblem of suffering and shame And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross Till my trophies at last I lay down And […]

It Is Well with My Soul

Yet another old hymn that carries a powerful message is “It Is Well With My Soul.”

When at some of the hardest, most trying points in my life I have asked: How do I go on believing? How can I hold on to my faith when things are not going my way? How do I hang on when things look so bad?

I cannot help but wonder if perhaps the composer of this song felt the same.

Sometimes, it takes God’s holding our hand and seeing us through the fire for us to see how blessed we are. For we are not always delivered from the fire, but rather… by it.

Wordwise Hymns

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On The Wings Of A Dove

On The Wings Of A Dove On the wings of a snow-white dove He sends His pure sweet love A sign from above (sign from above) On the wings of a dove (wings of a dove) When troubles surround us, when evils come The body grows weak (body grows weak) The spirit grows numb (spirit […]