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Words to live by today

Marks of the True Christian:

“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. […]

14 Words From Jesus

I’m reading through this book by James Montgomery Boice and Philip Graham Ryken this Easter season. It’s a great reminder of why Jesus said and did the things He did. Here are just a few quotes from the book. The first group is from the traditional seven last words of Christ on the cross.


We’re working through the fruit of the Spirit in Sunday School. This week the study is on peace. What a great study. It would be a study in itself to look at the hymnology on the subject.

One of the songs I found is relatively new, and is aimed at kids, but the teaching is […]

When things don’t go as planned

We recently returned from a vacation in Europe with our thirteen year old granddaughter. It was the trip of a lifetime for us, and I hope for her as well. It was wonderful to get to know her more, and to see the young woman God is making in her.

We anticipated a smooth trip, […]

Perfect Peace

Great words of peace and comfort from Isaiah this morning:

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock.

Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV)

Reminds me of a chorus we used to […]

I Am His and He Is Mine

We sang this hymn in church tonight. What a wonderful affirmation of God’s love for us and our position with Him. This is one of my all time favorite hymn texts, written by George Robinson, and the traditional music by James Mountain fits the text perfectly.

Loved with everlasting love, Led by grace […]

More peace – abundant peace

Remember Isaiah quoted God as saying “There is no peace for the wicked” and Paul said that “He (Jesus) himself is our peace”.

The Psalmist follows these same lines in Psalm 37, and even manages to provide a concept Jesus will use in one of His sermons recorded in Matthew. In Psalm 37:10-11 we read […]


I woke up this morning to David Teems on my iPod, singing He Is Our Peace. It brought to mind a phrase I have read, twice now, in Isaiah. In chapter 48:22 we read “There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.” and again in 57:21 “There is no peace,” says my God, […]