Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

Your wife will bear children as a vine bears grapes,
      your household lush as a vineyard,
   The children around your table
      as fresh and promising as young olive shoots.
   Stand in awe of God's Yes.
      Oh, how he blesses the one who fears God!  
Psalm 128:3-4

Happy word filled Wednesday and I hope everyone has a beautiful holiday!
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

Today's verse was taken from The Message because I thought it spelled things out pretty clearly, even for the "baby Christian" or even the non-believer who may not be familiar with the Bible. I wanted to stress the importance of prayer. Prayer is an amazing thing that I see working miracles in my life on this very day. Prayer keeps the line of communication between us and our Heavenly father; God *wants* us to pray.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Review: Then Sings My Soul

I recently received a copy of Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan to review. My first impression was great; the cover art was nice, I loved the torn edges of the pages, and it's a substantial book with 320 pages. 

Then Sings My Soul is a collection of favorite hymns along with the story of how they came to be. The history behind the hymns has always fascinated me, so this is why I was drawn to this particular book in the first place. The hymn itself is featured on the left page, while the story behind the hymn is featured on the right. Additionally (since I am a bit of an organizational fanatic), I really loved how they were categorized in to Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter, and Other Favorites. This makes it incredibly easy to quickly turn to a particular "theme" of hymn.

I really have no negative things to say about Then Sings My Soul. Honestly, this fact surprised me. Usually I can find something wrong with a book, but this book gets 5 stars across the board. If you are looking for a book with all-time favorite hymns and would like the history behind them as well, this is a fantastic book. Very well written, very well organized, and very fun to read!

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Word Filled Wednesday

I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.
Revelation 3:15-18

I think this verse speaks for itself...
Happy WFW!