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When I Survey the Wondrous Cross

I have been practicing for singing in the Easter choir, which also includes music for the Good Friday Tenebrae service, which is described as: Tenebrae (/ˈtɛnəbreɪ, -bri/—Latin for “darkness”)  – a religious service held during the three days preceding Easter, and characterized by gradual extinguishing of candles, and a “loud noise” taking place in total darkness…

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Put Your Hope in God

Hope is a small but enormously powerful word. Like the flame of a single candle, it has the ability to push back the darkness of situations that threaten to overwhelm. In hope lies the ability of the human soul to turn to God and live as if His promises are going to come true. “Be…

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None Like Him

Recently in choir, we were rehearsing the anthem, “The Lord is My Salvation,” and the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal came to my mind. Now, I had some of the details mixed up. The song is about salvation, and that purchase on the cross was made long after the prophet Elijah lived and…

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Who Is Leading You?

A quick search on Amazon shows that there are over 10,000 books on leadership. They come at the subject from a wide variety of angles: serve to lead, humble, hungry, hustle, be fearless, set goals, win friends, influence people. In general, these books all assume one thing: that we should all want to be the…

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A Carols Thank You!

Look at pictures here » Carols for Christmastime 2018 is in the books, and what a time it was! A program like that doesn’t come together through the efforts of one person. It takes a huge team of people to pull it all together. I didn’t feel like I was able to do that adequately…

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I Was Made for This

Last weekend at the Carols for Christmas concert, I got a no-doubt, in-the-flesh confirmation that I was made to Praise the Lord. You might think I got caught up in the moment, but I see it as clear confirmation of all that I have learned on my faith journey this year. How great our joy!…

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Who Are You? 

When I was asked to write this piece, I got really nervous. I would have to tell you who I am. I would have to put myself out there. Take a step toward my purpose. A scary thought. I’m 33 years old, and I’m still figuring it out. Who am I? I have four kids,…

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A Pathway of Blesssing

Great is Thy Faithfulness was written by Thomas Obediah Chisholm in 1923. Chisholm was born in a log cabin in humble surroundings. He struggled with unstable health that made steady employment difficult. He was saved at the age of 27 and began writing poems expressing his faith. Through all the ups and downs, he discovered…

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