Good News

“Good Friends, I need good news today, please tell me, if you can Is there life beyond the grave that’s offered up to man?” “Yes, there’s life, and perfect life that never fades away It’s found in Christ our living king and offered free, today!” –                   […]

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Prayer for a Pure Heart

Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. -Matthew 5:8   Lord, build around my heart a wall of grace to sift the daily facts as they come in that nothing but the truth would find a place and nothing but Your love would dwell within.   Refuse despair an entrance to […]

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A Night of Rowing

Tonight we cross the waters black as coal. We row beneath the stars we blotted out. The only sound—the sloshing of the waves, relentless echoes of the knife-like pain. We row alone like exiles in the dark. And now you speak who know my troubles best. You feel with me the wounds that plague my […]

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I Hide my Hope in Christ

To the tune of : “I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord”  I hide my hope in Christ— the Lord of all my days; the One who framed eternity and taught my soul its ways – I never knew His grace I never sought His throne. And yet the Father turned my will and made me Christ’s […]

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Sonnet VIII

I did not know that perfect love was mine,  wrapped up in swaddling clothes before my birth and opened there upon the cross—the sign that grants my meager soul its worth.  More thrilling than an ice-cold breeze on hot and humid days, the moment when I knew  that I had been the object of His […]

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Disciples’ Hymn

Come, arise, in morning song, let us think of Jesus! Christ, the church’s  cornerstone, risen God now lead us. Crucified by evil men, Satan’s power entombing, raised up by the Father’s hand, royal rights assuming. – Christ has sent our Comforter: Holy Ghost indwelling heralds of the gospel truth by His power, compelling. Baptized by […]

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Immanuel

Limitless, immense our God, creation’s great sustainer. Eternal light, the life of men, now lying in a manger. For cradled in a trough of stone, the Lord of Heaven cries while Shepherds crowd to see their king with wonder in their eyes. – REFRAIN Our holy Lord has come to earth, the endless war to […]

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All of You

Unto the word of God, my heart at last was moved. Before Your holy face, at length I knew my sin. I cried out to the Lord, released the crimes I loved. Your holy grace, like rain, has washed me pure within. – CHORUS Your work alone! And nothing that I do, before Your throne, […]

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Orange Flames and Firewood

Shadows stretch across the stone to grasp the crisscrossed spears and rounded shield. A nearby fire, fighting back the dark, and glistening on the spear tips’ hardened steel casts its glow upon a wizened man. He sits beside his grandson, gazing at the flame. The boy is playing with a map. “The Empire of Assyria,” […]

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