from Hebrews 10: 35-39 & 12:2 Verse 1 Our faith does not shrink back When enemies come to attack Our faith grows and grows God will arise; defeat all foes Chorus Looking up to Jesus Faithful faith founder Looking up to Jesus Our faith’s perfector Verse 2 Are you sure God’s got your back? You’re … More Our Faith Does Not Shrink Back
Luke 10:9 Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ (ESV) Sickness sinks my spirit Sucks away my vim Feasts on me. Can’t forget This world was cursed by sin Healing like a portal Brings God’s kingdom down Bathes this basking mortal In the light of heaven’s Sun … More Ode to Flu Season
from Genesis 1:1-5, Matthew 4:16, John 8:12, I Peter 2:9, 2 Corinthians 4:6 Verse 1 When God made the world with nothing in it Darkness dawned down on the face of the deep The Father, Son and Holy Spirit Spoke these words with power the dark to defeat Chorus Let there be light Light to fight … More Let There Be Light
from John 1:14 Verse 1: Was it by accident? That God to earth has sent A helpless baby boy As good news of great joy Can this by God’s plan? That He become a man And choose as His first bed Where animals have fed Chorus: Nativity – what poetry! Such beauty draws my eyes … More God Gave Us Himself at Christmas
an Ecclesiastes-like Journey of a Modern Woman The Baker Scrumptious, crispy cookies Crafted on a whim Gave a jolt of happy When they all said, “Mmmm!” Recipes galore Chocolate, Mocha, Pumpkin Butterscotch then S’more Terrific taste slam dunkin’! Each triumph in the kitchen Brought me more acclaim But still my heart was wishin’ For longer … More Useless to Useful:
God still loves me. Those are the only words in the chorus of “Naomi’s Song.” Usually, as I song-write, I try to derive my lyrics straight from scripture. But as I was wrestling with Naomi’s story from the book of Ruth, I couldn’t find clearly spelled out in the narrative what truth she based her … More Whispering Worship Through Our Pain
Loss hurts. In these past few months, I have cringed as friend after friend suffered loss. Three couples have miscarried. Several church friends and my neighbor have suddenly lost a parent. Cancer killed a 26-year-old cousin of my husband. Smaller losses hurt too: pets, jobs, friends. As I have wept with those who weep, my … More Why Naomi’s Song?
From Ruth 1:20-21 & 4:14-15 Verse 1: Call me bitter; I have lost The ones that I have loved Empty handed I return Clinging to hope of Chorus: GOD still loves me God STILL loves me God still LOVES me God still loves ME God still loves me Verse 2: Loss has led me back … More Naomi’s Song: God Still Loves Me
Metaphors rock. In English class you may have learned that a metaphor is a comparison between two objects that does not use “like” or “as.” Ug. How un-poetic! A metaphor happens when words form two separate images in your mind and then meld them together into one fascinating new picture. And I especially love this … More Why Under His Wings?
From Revelation 21:3-7 Verse 1: God will make all things new Hope in Him; His words are true This sin cursed world will pass away Be reforged His perfect way Chorus: God will dwell with us A ci-ty for the just Gives free living water To His own sons and His own daughters Verse 2: … More God Will Dwell With Us
I freeze. Our family’s future has been uncertain for well over a year now. We live as legal aliens in a Middle Eastern city. As such, our visas, apartment, schooling etc. all depend on my husband’s employment. We’ve been riding a roller coaster of yes-you-can-stay and oh-wait-no-you-can’t. And it looks like this July we’ll be … More When Facing a Future of Unknowns . . .
Christian, B.I.C-C.R., don’t bicker. To illustrate, let’s pretend. Jesus Himself used made up stories to illustrate his teaching points, so I think that legitimizes our strategy. Let’s pretend that we own and manage a store in a small town in America. It’s a town of thousands, but not tens of thousands. It’s a store with … More Build Intentional Cross-Cultural Relationships