Silence of winter – a pause for meditation. My soul’s desire.
Merry Christmas to my family and friends. May you enjoy the silent and holy night and find that heavenly peace.
FINDING PEACE I heard a survey on the radio the other day which said that more people do not like listening to Christmas music than those who do. The majority of people who do not like to listen to Christmas music said it is because it stresses them out. It is a reminder of allContinue reading
There is something so peaceful about snow falling. When it happens here, I make sure to take it all in. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘go toContinue reading “SNOW IN AUSTIN”
“Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin Mother and Child Holy Infant so tender and mild Sleep in heavenly peace Sleep in heavenly peace” Silent Night “You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 The Oxford English Dictionary definesContinue reading “HEAVENLY PEACE”
“And in despair I bowed my head; “There is no peace on earth,” I said; “For hate is strong, and mocks the song of peace on earth, goodwill to men!” Then pealed the bells more loud and deep: “God’s not dead, nor doth He sleep; The Wrong shall fail, The Right prevail, With peace onContinue reading “HEAR THE BELLS”
“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.” Psalm 23:1-3 I heard on the radio the other day a survey which showed that more people do not like listening to Christmas music than those who do. The majorityContinue reading “First Monday of Advent: FINDING PEACE”
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” Psalm 130:5 Advent is a season filled with eager anticipation, hope and glorious expectation. It’s a time to celebrate the arrival of our Lord. We live on the other side of His birth, knowing the story ofContinue reading “First Sunday of Advent: ANTICIPATION”
No, this isn’t how I expected to spend my 47th birthday, yet I wouldn’t trade the day for anything. I have a renewed peace in the midst of this chaos. It is the peace which surpasses all understanding described in Philippians 4:7. This is the first time I ever remember experiencing it. Since this COVID19Continue reading “On the start of my 47th year”
“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” 1 Peter 3:15 “Said the shepherd boy to the mighty king Do you know what IContinue reading “Christmas Hymn Devotion: “Do You Know What I know?””