AGAPE – A Lesson from Ruth

Agape. This is a Greek word usually associated with God’s love for man. This word describes charity, unconditional love at its fullest, a love which offers sacrificing for the good of another person, a full and pure form of love. Yes, it certainly defines God’s love for us as His children, but for the purposeContinue reading “AGAPE – A Lesson from Ruth”

EVERLASTING LIGHT

“O little town of Bethlehem How still we see thee lie Above thy deep and dreamless sleep The silent stars go by Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight” O Little Town of Bethlehem  “At the same time, it isContinue reading “EVERLASTING LIGHT”

DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW?

Do you know what I know In your palace wall mighty king Do you know what I know A child, a child Shivers in the cold Let us bring him silver and gold” Do You Hear What I Hear  “but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make aContinue reading “DO YOU KNOW WHAT I KNOW?”

CALLED TO SERVE

“In his master’s step he trod, where the snow lay dented. Heat was in the very sod which the saint had printed. Therefore, Christian men, be sure, wealth or rank possessing, ye who now will bless the poor shall yourselves find blessing” Good King Wenceslas “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,Continue reading “CALLED TO SERVE”

COME AND WORSHIP

“Angels from the realms of glory,Wing your flight o’er all the earth;Ye who sang creation’s story,Now proclaim Messiah’s birth:Come and worship, Come and worship,Worship Christ, the newborn King!” Angels from the Realms of Glory “But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, sonContinue reading “COME AND WORSHIP”

Throwback Thursday: BE STILL DEVOTION (2017)

Deuteronomy 30:20; Isaiah 28:23; Psalm 37:7 “He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth”  Psalm 46:10 One of the most powerful meditations I have found to help me be still before God is listed below.  If you speak each line softly, but aloud andContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: BE STILL DEVOTION (2017)”

SURRENDER

*This devotion is based on the painting “The Woman in Black” painted by my husband in 2013 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/mpracht) “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.” Romans 12:1 She is not someone who wouldContinue reading “SURRENDER”

GOD IS PERSISTENT

Have you ever had one of those “middle-of-the-night, brutally honest, two way conversations with God?”      I have.  In fact, due to not sleeping well in the past week from the surgery, I have had quite a few. (I could use another week just to sit and process everything He has shown me.)  If I amContinue reading “GOD IS PERSISTENT”