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 […]

The Nail-scarred Hand

Growing up, there is another hymn that stayed rather close to my heart. Especially in times when my fairh waned. Much like doubting Thomas, this hymn showed me the truth time and time again when I was scared to believe.

Sometimes, even now, I think of this hymn when I’m feeling doubtful or afraid. For there is no one greater or unwaning than my Savior who has seen me through.

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Words: Baylus Benjamin McKinney (b. July 22, 1886; d. Sept. 7, 1952)
Music: Baylus Benjamin McKinney

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Going Through The Motions – Christmas

This Christmas something was truly missing for me, and until this morning… I couldn’t figure it out. Then I came upon the most important question that could be asked in terms of  Christmas. Where Are Our Eyes This Christmas? Inside Cup’s blog spoke straight to my heart. Perhaps something a number of us as Christians […]

I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So

I Shouldn’t Have To Suffer So It has become a widely believed and accepted notion that somehow being a Christian should get folks a ‘get outta everything troublesome card.’ It’s almost like we’ve become of the mind that we shouldn’t have to experience any stress, pain, hardship, or strife. When we do, our first response […]

If Only Things Were Different

If Only Things Were Different Do our circumstances define us? This is a popular belief of which a number of us hold. That somehow, if things weren’t the way they are, that somehow we would be different. Otherwise, we tend to use our circumstances to excuse our actions. We have begun to adopt the line […]

Some Thoughts about Patience

Preparing emotionally for my son’s upcoming surgery has my nerves about as cool as a whistling teapot. I’m in dire need of patience and wisdom. It did my heart good to see God providing this in some of my reading this week.

Just pray God is patient with me, as I’ve let myself lose valuable time and focus on Him.

I think we all could learn a little patience sometimes. For the grass isn’t always greener on the other side, nor does looking back make things any better. Sometimes, we simply need to learn to wait, understand, and trust even when we don’t have all the answers.

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Ecclesiastes 7:8-14

Our most excellent adventure now moves into the second of the sections in chapter seven: Patience. Yes dear reader, I am going over this one carefully myself, since patience is really not my strongest suit! The topic is set clearly enough in verse 8:

The end of a matter is better than its beginning,
and patience is better than pride.

This verse hearkens back to the discussion in the previous section about houses of mourning and the day of death being better than the day of birth; a matter is best concluded in life, rather than begun, for in its conclusion we know if we have concluded it properly and in a way pleasing in the eyes of God. Likewise, it is better to be patient than proud. If you stop and think about pride, it might not seem to line up well with patience, for all too often…

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Sugar Coated Sin: Part I

Sugar Coated Sin: Part I  Though it may entertain us, play with us, sleep with us, and amuse us, its nature never changes. Inevitably, it will always rise up to bite and devour us.” ~Nancy Leigh Demoss on Sin~ James 4:17 King James Version (KJV) 17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it […]

The Blue Sky Tag!

The Blue Sky Tag! It truly touches me that I found myself nominated by Dominic Sceski, writer of The Golden Lands blog, of which I am an active subscriber.  He is a gifted blogger and has been a blessing. You can read and follow his blog at: https://thegoldenlands.wordpress.com/   How the Blue Sky Tag works: Thank the […]