I found a cool feature on Biblegateway.com. If you search for a specific verse, when the verse pops up there is an option right below the verse to see it in all English versions. For me this works on my laptop but not on my phone. Using this feature, I found my favorite versions of … Continue reading Psalms and Songs and a Bible
What was it like, The life of the wife of the Prophet, Mrs. Isaiah, neb’iah? Were there morning coffee groups Especially for stay-at-home-prophetess-moms Calling to their offspring as they played? “A-Remnant-Shall-Return, I told you to share those apricots! Swift-To-The-Plunder, Quick-To-Carry-Away, Do stop tattling on your brother! When your father gets home…” Visions to share, Messages … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 4
This week we read God’s promises to Abraham that he would bless the whole world through one of Abraham’s descendants. Throughout the Old Testament, God continued to speak his promises, often to prophets—people he chose to proclaim his message. One of these prophets was Isaiah, a well-educated Jewish man who may have been related to … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 3
They call You the God of Abraham, but You are Also the God of Sarah, Chaldaean Princess, called to Serve her Lord and Master, mother of mighty multitudes Who remained unrealized, unbegotten, unbegun Only in stubborn fact. She knew, believed that Your promises Stand, judged You faithful even as she stood And laughed in the … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 2
We’ll spend the next two weeks looking at biblical people who trusted God’s faithfulness while they waited for him to fulfill his promises. During Advent, we will revisit these people and their part in God’s plan of salvation. Today we begin with a man who spent most of his life waiting for a promise to … Continue reading Faithfulness Week 1, Day 1
Tomorrow the first daily reading from the book will post here about midnight Pacific time. There will be four readings per week, usually posting on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. In case you missed them, here are a few posts you might want to check out before tomorrow. the Introduction to the book Frequently Asked … Continue reading Tomorrow!
If you've looked at the December calendar (or read the F.A.Q. page here), you know that this year, the fourth Sunday of Advent is Christmas Eve! This means that the readings for the fourth week of Advent don't have a place on our calendar in 2017. You just have to let them go. Submitting to … Continue reading Sneak Peak into Advent Week 4
https://youtu.be/t3n7IUCdqAM Maybe one of these days I'll post a song that is not played by an awesome organ. Today is not that day. When I was a kid, we sang this Thanksgiving hymn at church every November. I think this is a slightly older version than we had in our hymnal. I don't remember the … Continue reading Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Last week at Youth Group, the leader asked the kids about their favorite Thanksgiving foods. My daughter Lydia really had to think about this question. She told the group about our tradition of choosing a different ethnic food every year. She said the only repeated tradition for her on Thanksgiving Day, is that she has … Continue reading Making Traditions Your Own
This video has it all: a grand cathedral, a majestic organ, an old hymn, and adorable choir boys. Read the words to this hymn here. https://youtu.be/-0qQyW0W0Rw Next Sunday, I'll begin blogging through Light for a Dark Season. This week, we'll hum a few hymns and take a sneak peak into an Advent reading.