Worship

Worship

If worshiping together here on earth is so wonderful, what will it be like in heaven? Congregational singing is one of my most favorite parts of church. This past Sunday, I got to sing with a congregation of 900-1,000 people. Hundreds of different voices blended into...
Keep Giving

Keep Giving

“Go break the needy sweet charity’s bread For giving is loving,” the Angel said. “And must I keep giving again and again?” My angry and pitiless answer ran. “Oh, no,” said the Angel–piercing me through–“Just...
Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth

Recently I watched episode 8 of season 2 of The Chosen. *fangirls for a bit* Ahem. Anyway, Jesus and Matthew were working on the Sermon on the Mount, and Matthew asked what “you are the salt of the earth” meant. Jesus made some comparisons of what salt...
Forever Free

Forever Free

She died on July fourth. Independence Day. The day Americans celebrate freedom. As bright colors and loud booms filled the air on Earth, angels’ songs and saints’ cheers filled the air in Heaven. The battle is over. Independence is won. Freedom has been...
Hoping and Waiting

Hoping and Waiting

Esperar is a Spanish word meaning to expect. It is also translated as to hope and to wait. To hope and to wait. I’ve talked about hope and surrender and rest. Over a month later, I’m still struggling with all that. I told some friends today,...
Ordinary Miracles

Ordinary Miracles

It’s not that unusual When everything is beautiful It’s just another ordinary miracle today The sky knows when it’s time to snow Don’t need to teach a seed to grow It’s just another ordinary miracle today Life is like a gift they say...
No More Wrong

No More Wrong

I find it too hard to think of a world without you I want to be your shadow, there for all you do There’s evil in this life and I know it scars you But we’ve been given love for us to hold onto I want to bandage wounds and bruises and fix broken bones But...
I Shall Not Want

I Shall Not Want

From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood And from a need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God Deliver me O God And I shall not want, no, I...
Talented?, Part 6

Talented?, Part 6

{For previous parts, see 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.} … [Maya] Angelou’s strongest passion, the thing she would call her reason to be, is her words. She is a public speaker, an orator that has moved presidents and even nations at times. And yet for six years she did not...
Talented?, Part 5

Talented?, Part 5

{For previous parts, see 1, 2, 3, and 4.} In my last post, I closed with the question “So why don’t we?” Notice I said “we.” I’m not preaching at you–well, maybe I am, but I’m also preaching at myself. There are so many...